Sunday, May 24, 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

Senator Kabiru Gaya Loses Wife, Buhari Mourns

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Senator  Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya over the death of his wife, Hajiya Halima Gaya. President Buhari in a statement by...

El-Rufai Reads Riot Act to Health Workers over Planned Strike Action

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has warned health workers in the state against embarking on strike, saying it would be tantamount to forfeiting their...

Eid Al-Fitr is Sunday…Saudi Arabia

Eid Al-Fitr will begin on Sunday May 24, authorities in Saudi Arabia have announced. The final day of Ramadan will be Saturday. Details later. 

Buhari Appoints Ebonyi REC as NECO Registrar

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Godswill Obioma as New Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council(NECO) Before his appointment , Prof....

UNILAG’s Ventilator is Game Changer – Lagos Govt

The Lagos State Government has described as a game changer, the AmbuVent – ventilator – produced  by a team of researchers from the University...

Eid-el-Fitri: No Hosting of Government Officials, Religious Leaders, Others—Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari will not host government officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim and Christian religious leaders and children to celebrate Eid-el-Fitri in line...

Gombe State Distrbutes Palliative to 66,000 Vulnerable Households

The Gombe State government has commenced the distribution of food items to 66,000 vulnerable households across the 11 local government areas of the state...

Police Parade 32 Suspected Criminals for Various Crimes in Bauchi

In a renewed onslaught  to further curtail  criminal activities across Bauchi State, the state Police Command has arrested no fewer than 30 suspected criminals...

Makinde Assures Residents COVID-19 will be Contained, as Oyo Records 28 New...

Oyo State on Thursday recorded 28 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of infections in the state to 190. Governor Seyi Makinde who...

Eid-el-Fitri: Kaduna Reiterates Prohibition of Social, Religious Gatherings

The Kaduna State Government has said social and religious gatherings are prohibited during Eid-el-Fitri celebration.  A statement by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home...

Immigration Arrests 14 Togolese, 10 Nigerians at Ogun Border Posts

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Ogun Command, on Thursday said it apprehended 14 Togolese and 10 Nigerians at Ajilete and Ilase border posts in...

Schools to Reopen Soon – Minister

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has disclosed that there are plans to reopen schools nationwide. The Ministry of Education had on March 19,...

Rohr to Sign New 2-year Contract

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has reportedly agreed to terms of a new two-year contract sent to him by the Nigeria Football Federation. Members of...

Osinbajo Chairs First-ever Virtual NEC Meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, presided over the first-ever virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC). The meeting was anchored from the Yellow...

Teenage Housewife Nabbed for Murder in Bauchi

An 18-year-house wife, Salma Hassan, has been arrested and paraded by the Bauchi State Police for allegedly stabbing her husband to death in Itas-Gadau...

Eid-el-Fitri: FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holidays

The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday, May 25 and 26, 2020, as public holidays to mark this year's Eid-el-Fitri celebration. The Minister of...

COVID-19: Recession is Imminent – Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said that an assessment by the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics(NBS) indicates that Nigerian economy will go into...

COVID-19: Ban on Religious Gatherings in Oyo Remains—Makinde

Oyo State Government has described as Fake News, a purported press release from Governor Seyi Makinde's office, claiming that the ban imposed on religious...

Bauchi Commissioner Doles Out Palliatives

Bauchi State  Commissioner for Women Affairs and  Child Development, Hajiya Hajara Jibrin Gidado, has distributed foodstuff to the needy in some communities of the...

COVID-19: Nigeria Correctional Service Frees 3,751 Inmates

As part of measures to decongest custodial centres in the country, the Nigerian Correctional Service has released 3,751 inmates comprising convicts and Awaiting Trial...

Buhari Mourns Galadima of Kazaure, Tukur Adamu

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Kazaure Emirate, people and government of Jigawa State over the passing of the Galadima of Kazaure, Alhaji...

Nigeria’s Inflation Rate increased by 12.34 Per cent in April— NBS 

The National Bureau of Statistics has revealed that Inflation rate increased by 12.34 percent (year-on-year) in April 2020 amid economic downturn ocassioned by the...

Niger Government Approves N1bn for Dualization of 2.4km Road Project

Niger State government has approved over N1 billion for the dualisation of 2.4 kilometres Tunga roundabout to Imani junction road in Minna. Ibrahim Panti, the...

COVID 19: NGO provides Hand-washing Facilities in Places of Worship 

A Non-Government Organization ((NGO), Al-Muhibbah Foundation in Bauchi State on Thursday distributed handwashing facilities to over 70 places of  worship in Bauchi metropolis to...

C/River Govt Suspends Doctor Allegedly Responsible for Governor’s Aide Death

The Cross River Government has suspended Dr Offiong Okoho over an alleged unprofessional practice leading to the death of Prince Otu-Otu Duke, a patient...

COVID-19: LASG Postpones 2020 Exams into State Model Jnr Colleges, Upgraded...

Lagos State Government has postponed the 2020 examination and screening test into the State Model Colleges and upgraded Junior Secondary Schools until further notice. The...

COVID-19: Senate President Distributes Palliatives in Yobe 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has distributed food palliatives to thousands of residents in Damaturu and the six local government areas in Yobe...

Ese Oruru’s Abductor Gets 26 Years Imprisonment

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has sentenced one Yunusa Dahiru for the abduction of a teenager Ese Oruru. Dahiru had taken...

Curfew: Police Boss Orders Personnel to Extend Courtesies to Essential Workers

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reiterated that medical personnel, ambulance service providers, journalists, fire-fighters, among others remain exempted from the movement...

We are Studying Trump’s Letter, Says WHO Boss

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it is  studying a letter by US President, Donald Trump. The WHO’s annual gathering of member states agreed...

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