Monday, May 25, 2020

EPL Return: Bournemouth Player Tests Positive for Covid-19

A yet-to-be-named Bournemouth player has tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League club announced on Sunday. The player has therefore become the eighth case involving an English top-flight club. Bournemouth

Troops Neutralise 35 Terrorists in Borno— DHQ

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole eliminated 35 Boko Haram/Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in clearance operations between May 11 and 22 in Borno, the Defence Headquarters said

Abia State Commissioner for Environment, Solomon Ogunji, is Dead

Abia State Government has announced the demise of its Commissioner for Environment, Dr Solomon Ogunji. According to the state Commissioner for Information, Okiyi-Kalu, the commissioner died on Saturday “after a

Super Eagles Striker, Victor Osimhen, Loses Dad

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, has announced the passing of his father. The 21-year-old Lille forward made the announcement via his Twitter handle on Sunday. “RIP Dad. No words to

Buhari Observes Eid Prayer at Home with Family

President Muhammadu Buhari and members of his household on Sunday morning observed the Eid-el-Fitr prayers at the State House, Abuja. The prayers were held at his residence with members of

Eid-el Fitr: Etsu Nupe Urges Adherence to COVID-19 guidelines

The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has advised his subjects and Nigerians to respect all government directives and health guidelines against coronavirus pandemic to curtail Its spread. The Etsu Nupe,

Journalist Charged to Court for Allegedly Insulting Lai Mohammed

A journalist, Rotimi Jolayemi, also known as Oba Akewi has been charged to court by the police for allegedly "insulting" the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, in

Borno: Zulum Attends Eid amidst Strict Coronavirus Prevention

Borno State Governor, Babagana  Zulum, on Sunday joined Muslims for Eid prayers under strict social distancing and use of face masks by worshippers. The Governor alongside the Shehu of Borno,

FlashBack: Eid Celebration, Pakistan Plane Crash, Ese Oruru and Other Stories from Last Week

Muslims across the world celebrated the Eid-el-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan fasting, in an unusual fashion due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There was a surge in the number

Ferguson’s Chewing Gum, Serena’s Smashed Racket and Other Sports Memorabilia Sold for Crazy Amounts

Just like in many career callings, numerous athletes have been idolized by their fans across the world because of their magical exploits in their chosen sports. As sports is a

Obasanjo, Mohammed, Others Pay Last Respects to Osotimehin

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Deputy Secretary-General of the UN Amina Mohammed were among the dignitaries who attended the burial of Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin...

Agbakoba, Falana, Akinnola Extol Onagoruwa

A former National President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr Olisa Agbakoba,SAN, and human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, on Friday expressed grief over...

Putin Says Yet to Decide Whether to Run for President Again

President Vladimir Putin on Friday said he had yet to decide whether to run for re-election in 2018, but promised not to change the...

Kogi Govt. Distributes Equipment, Drugs Worth N500m to 5 Zonal Hospitals

The Kogi Government says it has commended distribution of equipment and drugs worth over N500 million to five zonal hospitals and other health facilities...

CVR: INEC Registers 20,204 Voters in Ondo

No fewer than 20, 204 eligible voters have been registered in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise currently being conducted by the Independent...

Abbas Urges U.S. to Intervene as Jerusalem Tensions Escalate

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Washington on Friday to press Israel to drop new security measures that are fuelling tensions at a contested...

O.J. Simpson to be Released from Nevada Prison in October

A former American football star and actor, O.J. Simpson, was granted parole on Thursday and will be released from a Nevada prison in October. The...

Palestinians, Israeli Police Clash Following Friday Prayers

Palestinians and Israeli police clashed in and around Jerusalem after the conclusion of Friday prayers. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that at least 20...

Zamfara Govt. Awards N591m Contracts for Renovation of Schools

The Zamfara State Government on Friday awarded contracts of over N591 million for renovation and reconstruction of two Day Secondary Schools. The schools are: Government...

Trump Legal Team Spokesman Corallo Resigns

The spokesman for U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal legal team has resigned, media reports say. Mark Corallo was a spokesman for Marc Kasowitz, who is...

Bello Appeals to Lecturers to Resume Work, Promises to Address All...

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has appealed to lecturers in state-owned tertiary institutions to call off their ongoing industrial action. Bello made the appeal in...

Taraba Anti-grazing Law Unjust, Draconian – Cattle Breeders

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, on Friday described the open grazing prohibition bill passed by Taraba House of Assembly as an...

Boroh Says PAP Trainees Will Get Empowerment Kits

The Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, retired Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh, has reassured beneficiaries undergoing training in various centres across the country that they will receive...

Pay Salaries Arrears with Paris Club Refund, ASUU Tells Akeredolu

Following the receipt of the latest tranche of the Paris Club Refund by the Ondo State government, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)...

Feel Free to Visit Nigeria House’- Envoy Urges Nigerians

Prof. Tijjani Bande, Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, has asked Nigerians to feel free to visit the Nigeria House when in New York,...

African Nations Cup to be moved to June/July from 2019

The African Nations Cup will be moved to June and July and the size of the competition will grow from 16 to 24 finalists...

Tuface Holds Charity Concert to Support UNHCR Activities in North-East

As part of efforts to assist displaced persons, Tuface Foundation is organising a fund raising charity concert to support the activities of the UN...

Governors Set up Committee on State Police, Funding options 

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum has put in place a six-man committee to  explore funding options for the Nigeria Police Force. The committee is also expected...

LAWMA Emerges as Best Service Delivery Agency in Lagos State

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Thursday joined her counterparts in the Lagos state to mark this year’s Service Charter Week. The News Agency of Nigeria...

Senate Confirms 8 REC Nominees

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Mrs Asmanu Maikudi from Katsina State and seven others as Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC). Other nominees, who were equally...

Military Court Martial Demotes Major-General to Brigadier-General

A Military Special Court Martial on Thursday demoted Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Sani, one time Chief of Transformation and Innovation Centre of the Nigerian Army, to a Brigadier-General. The...

Malala’s visit Drew Attention to Education Crisis in Nigeria – UNICEF

UNICEF on Thursday said the visit by the UN Ambassador of Peace, Malala Yousafzai, to Nigeria had elicited attention to crisis affecting the education...

Wizkid, Damian Marley set for music ‘collabo’

Nigerian music youngster, Wizkid has revealed that he is working to create a song with Damian Marley, son of late Jamaican legend Bob Marley. The...

We’ll Support Passage of “Not-Too-Young-To-Run’’ Bill – Dogara

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has clarified that the “Not-Too-Young-To-Run’’ Bill was not removed from the report to be considered...

Osinbajo, Eminent Nigerians Condole with Obiano at Mother’s burial

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday advised Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra and members of his family take solace in God as their matriarch...

Governor Abubakar Disolves Cabinet, Names Mohammed Nadada Umar New SSG

Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has named Alhaji Mohammed Nadada Umar as new Secretary to the Bauchi State Government. This comes shortly after the governor...

SSANU to FG: Negotiate Review of Minimum Wage Now

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, (SSANU) has advised the Federal Government to urgently commence the negotiation process for the review of the...

Shittu Commends NBA for Embracing ICT

Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications has commended the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for striving to reform the practice of the legal profession...

Congo’s Kabila, Family Worthillions -Report Says

President Joseph Kabila of Democratic Republic of the Congo and his family own stakes in more than 80 companies at home and abroad that...

Saudi Prince Arrested over Bloody “assault” Video

Police said on Thursday a Saudi prince was arrested after a video that appeared to show him assaulting a bloodied man stoked outrage online. The...

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