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

109 Abattoir Workers Test Positive for Covid-19 in France

More than 100 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a slaughterhouse in western France. The regional health authorities made the announcement on...

Highest Daily Number of COVID-19 Infections Recorded Globally

The World Health Organization (WHO) has registered a new daily record number of COVID-19 cases as it quickly neared the “tragic milestone” of five...

Nigeria One of African Leading Countries with COVID-19 Cases- WHO

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday reported that COVID-19 cases in Africa increased to about 86,000 on Tuesday. WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville,...

N25billion Contract Scandal: Buhari Fires NECO Boss, Four Others

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of the appointment of Prof Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examinations...

Makinde Appoints Retired Military Officers as Amotekun Corps Chairman, Commandant 

Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, has appointed a former Deputy Director-General of the State Security Service, General Ajibola Kunle Togun as the Chairman of...

Manuel Neur Signs New Bayern Contract

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has signed a new deal with Bayern Munich that ties him to the club until 2023. Thee Bundchampions made the announcement...

Coronavirus Kills 78-Year-Old in Delta

A 78-year-old COVID-19 patient on Wednesday died at the Central Hospital in Warri. This brings the total number of coronavirus deaths to six in Delta...

FG Approves N623m for Customs to Buy Computer

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N623.7 million for the Nigeria Customs Service to buy computers for its zonal and area commands. The Minister...

Kidnappers Abduct Navy Commander in Ondo

A Naval Commander ,whose identity is yet to be known, has  been kidnapped on Owo-Ikare Akoko road by unknown gunmen. The naval officer was said...

Wife of Oladipo Diya, Folashade, Dies

Folashade Diya, wife of the second in command to late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, is dead.  Her death was confirmed in a statement...

Buhari Chairs Second Virtual FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari and ministers are attending a virtual meeting Federal Executive Council. President Buhari is chairing the meeting from the State House Council Chambers...

APC Fixes Dates for Edo, Ondo Governorship Primaries

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the timetable for its primaries ahead of the 2020 governorship election in Edo and Ondo States. In...

Senate Plans to Amend 29-Year- Old Banking Law

As part of the legislative process to amend the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act, the Senate on Tuesday took debates on the bill...

FG Slashes Airport Workers’ Salaries 

The Nigerian Government has reduced the salaries of airports staff in the country following the coronavirus pandemic. The development was conveyed in a circular dated...

292 Stranded Nigerians Arrive Abuja from Saudi Arabia 

No fewer than 292 Nigerians who were stranded in Saudi Arabia arrived the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on...

COVID-19: NGO Donates Palliative to Pastoral Groups, PWDs in Taraba State

The Fulbe Development and Cultural Organization (FUDECO) in collaboration with Foundation for Refugees Economic Empowerment (FREE) has distributed palliatives worth millions of naira to...

Senate Demands Immediate Reversal of Power Privatization

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for the immediate review of the privatization exercise of the power sector by previous administrations. Lawan gave...

Doctors Accuse Yahaya Bello of Frustrating Covid-19 Test in Kogi

The Association of Resident Doctors has exposed the Kogi state government and accused it of being dishonest about the claim of absence of Covid-19...

FG Fires TCN Managing Director, Announces Replacement

The Federal Government on Tuesday announced the removal of the Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Usman Gur Mohammed, with immediate effect.  The Minister of...

Nigeria Records 226 New Covid-19 Cases, Total now 6,401

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 226 new COVID-19 cases in 15 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). The agency made...

PDP Eulogizes Late Senator Fidelis Okoro

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed sadness over the death of one of its chieftain and member of its Board of Trustees, Senator...

Only One COVID-19 Test Conducted in Kogi — NCDC

Contrary to claims by the Kogi state government that it has tested hundreds of people and recorded no Covid-19 infections, the National Centre for...

Buhari’s Nominee for Federal Character Commission’s Job is Dead

Mr James Kolo, the Kwara Commissioner-designate in the Federal Character Commission (FCC), who recently appeared before the Senate, is dead. He is from Patigi Local...

NSCDC Arrests Four Northern Youths for Defying Inter-State Lockdown in Ogun

Four youths from the northern part of the country were on Tuesday apprehended by the Ogun State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil...

Buhari Condoles with Sheikh Ahmed Lemu over Son’s Death

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolences over the death of Abubakar Shehu Lemu, the eldest child of Sheik Ahmed Lemu. The late Abubakar, a retired...

Former UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, Hails Gambari’s Appointment

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Buhari as a great asset...

Buhari Congratulates Nigerian Surgeon, Olagunju Ogunbiyi, on Covid-19 Recovery

President Muhammadu Buhari has  congratulated a London-based reputable Nigerian Consultant Surgeon, Dr. Olagunju Ogunbiyi, on his discharge from hospital after recovering from COVID-19. Dr. Ogunbiyi...

Lockdown: NCDC Denies Plan to Give Palliatives to Nigerians 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday denied the rumour that it was planning to facilitate the distribution of palliative for Nigerians to...

COVID-19: Nasarawa Lifts Ban on Worship Centres for Two Weeks

The Nasarawa State Government has announced the lifting of ban on worship centres, including mosques and churches for a period of two weeks. This was...

Senate President Mourns Yobe Chief Judge, Musa Nabaruma

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed shock and sadness over the death of the Chief Judge of Yobe State, Justice Garba Musa...

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