Man City’s Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for coronavirus, the Premier League club announced on Monday, hours ahead of their first match of the new campaign.The Germany international is now in self-isolation as the club prepare to play Wolves at Molineux.“Ilkay is now observing a 10-day period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League[...]

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We will replicate Edo election victory in Lagos, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed determination to replicate the victory recorded in the Edo State Governorship election in Lagos State.This was contained in a press statement by PDP’s spokesperson in Lagos, Taofik Gani.In the statement titled, ‘Edo victory, we are fired up’, Gani said Godwin Obaseki’s victory has strengthened PDP’s determination to win the[...]

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Seven killed in Colombia attack

Seven people were killed and four others injured in an attack in south-western Colombia on Sunday, local media reported.“Seven young people … were massacred with grenades and gunshots,” Senator Temistocles Ortega told broadcaster Caracol.The attack happened in Munchique, in the south-western state of Cauca.“You have no alternatives in Cauca,” Ortega said, adding that those who[...]

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Emmy Awards winners in key categories

Here is a list of the winners in key categories for the 72nd Emmy Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday.HBO’s “Watchmen” led the way with a total of 11 wins at the Emmy Awards, including the prize for best limited series.Cult favorite “Schitt’s Creek” cleaned up in the comedy awards, taking[...]

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WHO endorses protocol for coronavirus herbal medicine trials

The World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed Saturday a protocol for testing African herbal medicines as potential treatments for the coronavirus and other epidemics.Covid-19 has raised the issue of using traditional medicines to battle contemporary diseases, and the endorsement clearly encouraged testing with criteria similar to those used for molecules developed by labs in Asia, Europe[...]

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Uni-Abuja mourns its chancellor, Emir of Zazzau

The Vice-Chancellor of University of Abuja, Gwagwalada, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, has commiserated with the family of Alhaji Shehu Idris CFR, Chancellor of the University, who died on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 at the age of 84.The Vice-Chancellor in a statement by the Head Information and University Relations, Dr Habib Yakoob, on Sunday in Abuja said:[...]

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I’II announce my next plan soon, says Ize-Iyamu

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said he will soon announce his next line of action after the declaration of Governor Godwin Obaseki the winner of the Saturday poll.Ize-Iyamu, who trailed the winner with over 84,000 votes, said he was still studying the results and he[...]

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Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ghanaian President

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night met behind closed doors with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.Bashir Ahmad, the President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, confirmed this on his Twitter handle.The presidential aide, who could not elaborate on the agenda of the meeting between the two leaders, however, posted pictures in[...]

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Edo 2020: Gov. Okowa congratulates Obaseki on re-election

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has joined other governors in congratulating his Edo counterpart, Mr Godwin Obaseki and the Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, on their re-election.Obaseki, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was announced the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after polling 307,955 votes[...]

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Edo poll: Gov. Obaseki salutes Buhari’s neutral stance

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring fairness in the just-concluded Edo governorship election.Obaseki stated this on Sunday while addressing journalist in Benin.“The great people of Edo have spoken. They have spoken loud and clear. We thank God Almighty and give him all the glory for this victory.“We thank President[...]

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COVID-19: Lagos Govt reopens cinemas, gyms

The Lagos State Government has permitted the reopening of cinemas and gyms, with a maximum of 33 per cent occupancy.Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said this during the 18th update on the management of coronavirus in the state.Sanwo-Olu said that in October, the state government would announce the decisions regarding the reopening of other sectors of the[...]

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El-Rufai to participate in maiden Kaduna Marathon on Nov. 21

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State says the state is making arrangements to host a half-marathon on Nov. 21, 2020, tagged ‘Kaduna Runs’.According to him, the maiden marathon will hold annually, and is meant to discover talents and attract investors to the state.“Our hope is that it will also help reinforce Kaduna’s hard-earned reputation as[...]

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Edo election: Obaseki leads as INEC begins release of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday released the results of 13 local government areas in the Edo governorship election.The commission is expecting election results from the remaining five local government areas.The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Edo, Mr Johnson Alalibo, announced Prof. Akpofure Rem-Rukeh, Vice-Chancellor, University of Petroleum Resources, Effuru, Delta, as the Returning[...]

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Lagos okays full reopening of churches, mosques

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the full reopening of worship centres in the state.He announced this during a briefing in Lagos on Saturday.The governor said mosques can hold their prayers five times daily while churches can also commence weekly services.The governor had on Friday, August 7 allowed mosques and churches to commence[...]

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Edo election: APC candidate Ize-Iyamu wins polling unit

The All Progressives Congress candidate in the Edo State governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has won his polling unit at Ward 5, Iguododo community in Orhionwon Local Government Area.Ize-Iyamu polled 292 votes while Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party got 21 votes.The APC candidate voted at 9:30 am at polling unit 26, ward 5 in[...]

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Obaseki wins polling unit

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, of the Peoples Democratic Party has won his polling unit in Oredo Ward 4, Unit 19 in the governorship election.Obaseki polled 184 votes while Osagie Ize-Iyamu of All Progressives Congress got 62 votes.In the same ward, Unit 21, PDP got 53 votes while the APC polled 33 votes.Obaseki’s PDP polled[...]

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Edo election: I’m disappointed, says Obaseki after voting

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has expressed displeasure over the conduct of the ongoing governorship election in the state.He said the Independent National Electoral Commission should have prepared better for the election.Obaseki spoke after casting his vote at Polling Unit 19, Ward 4, Oredo Local Government Area.The governor lamented that he stayed for over one[...]

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