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Coronavirus: First case confirmed in Northern Ireland

Kindly Share This Story: The first case of coronavirus in Northern Ireland has been confirmed, the Public Health Agency has said. Chief medical officer Dr. Michael McBride said the adult had travelled from northern Italy via Dublin. He said the patient had contacted a GP and had taken steps to self-isolate. The patient is a […]

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Scars of violence haunt India’s capital after deadly riots

Kindly Share This Story: An Indian paramilitary soldier asks residents to stay indoors as they patrol a street vandalized in Tuesday’s violence in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. PHOTO: AP India’s hard-line Hindu nationalists watched anti-government protests centered in Muslim communities for months in anger that finally boiled over in the worst communal […]

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3RD ANNIVERSARY: Akeredolu gives 5000 Igo Aketi in Ondo

Kindly Share This Story: Governor Akeredolu By Dayo Johnson  OVER 5000 free eye-glasses have been distributed to indigent persons across Ondo State as part of activities marking the third anniversary of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The initiative, which took place in Akure, was tagged “Igo Aketi.” Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Akeredolu emphasised the importance of […]

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Defeating Boko Haram in five easy steps(2) By Ola Balogun

Kindly Share This Story: By Ola Balogun Applying time tested military strategies to the task of defeating Boko Haram. Given the recent spate of aggressive military actions and atrocities that have been carried out with virtual impunity by the Boko Haram insurgents, it has become even more urgent than ever before to propose strategies and […]

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Why Amotekun is necessary — Oladejo, Lagos APC scribe

Kindly Share This Story: Oladejo By Olasunkanmi Akoni Hon. Oluseye Oladejo, the Publicity Secretary of Lagos State All Progressives Congress, APC, in this interview speaks on insecurity, creation of operation Amotekun, the Indepedent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and election violence among others. His take on Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s position on Amotekun Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s position […]

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EDO 2020: Two South-west govs back Obaseki on plots to remove Oshionhole

Kindly Share This Story: …Obaseki wants automatic ticket, afraid of strong opposition – Oshiomhole’s supporter Oshiomhole-Obaseki By Clifford Ndujihe, Gabriel Enogholase & Ozioruva Aliu MORE intrigues have continued to unfold ahead of the 2020 governorship election in Edo State as Vanguard reliably gathered Thursday that Governor Godwin Obaseki has got the support of two governors […]

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Zikrullah Hassan: In search of succour for Nigerian pilgrims

Kindly Share This Story: Muslim pilgrims perform the “Tawaf al-Ifada”, a mandatory circumambulation around the Kaaba (the Cube), Islam’s holiest shrine, at the climax of the annual Hajj pilgrimage at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca on August 11, 2019, following their descent from Mount Arafat. (Photo / AFP) By Mousa […]

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People Talk: Proposed immunity for principal members of NASS (1)

Kindly Share This Story: Senate By Bose Adelaja, Olayinka Latona & Rose Chukwu “We obviously have a set of individuals with personal interest at helms of affairs. Immunity for principal members of the NASS means legalisation of corruption in Nigeria. “Most cases of corruption, money laundering and misappropriation of funds are from this arm of […]

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Cross River security system has broken down ― Efik Leadership Forum

Kindly Share This Story: By Emma Una CALABAR- DISCUSSANTS in a Security Summit in Calabar say the security system in Cross River State has broken down which is the reason there are so many criminal activities in the state. The discussants including academics, security experts, security operatives, traditional rulers, clergymen and students came to the […]

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Moves to amend 28-year-old CAMA to promote financial stability scales second reading in senate

Kindly Share This Story: President of the Senate, Sen. Ahmed Lawan By Henry Umoru ABUJA – MOVE by the Senate to repeal and re-enact the twenty-eight-year-old Companies and Allied Matters, CAMA Act to promote financial stability and to reduce the time and cost of setting up a company, yesterday got a boost as the Bill […]

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Hajj: NAHCON signs agreement on services for pilgrims

Kindly Share This Story: Chairman/CEO National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan signing agreement with the Establishment of Pilgrims of African Non Arab countries in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The Chairman, National Hajj Commission, NAHCON, Alh Zikrullah Kunle Hassan has signed the 2020 Hajj Agreement with the Establishment of Pilgrims of African Non Arab […]

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Analysts dismiss VAT’s impact on stock investment, seek reverse incentive

Kindly Share This Story: By Nkiruka Nnorom Nigerian Stock Exchange Executives at the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, and the PriceWaterhouseCoopers, PwC, have said that reinstatement of Value Added Tax (VAT) charges on stock market and the subsequent increase to 7.5 percent is unlikely to undermine investment in the capital market. They said that rather […]

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Iranian vice president tests positive for Coronavirus

Kindly Share This Story: Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iran’s vice president for women and family affairs, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to IRNA. It came after the country’s deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi said that he was tested positive for the COVID-19 on Tuesday and Mojtaba Zonnour, chairman of Iran Parliament’s National Security and […]

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Banks, customers, identify with Suzuki Open Day

Kindly Share This Story: By Theodore Opara *Suzuki Baleno POISED to flaunt the salient features and Japanese technology of Suzuki vehicles in Nigeria, CFAO Motors, has commenced an open day event in collaboration with partner banks. The purpose of the event, according to the company, is to entertain bank customers and staff in the Suzuki […]

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OEDC’s hydrocarbon policy threatens crude oil production

Kindly Share This Story: By Prince Okafor African Petroleum Producers Organization, APPO, has raised concerns over the discriminatory policies of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD,  toward making hydrocarbons a primary energy source,  stating that such move is an attempt to sabotage crude oil production. This is coming even as the organization described Nigeria’s […]

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Greater Lagos and okada tyranny

Kindly Share This Story: By Gbenga Omotoso Lagos: NOW that the dust raised by the restriction – mislabeled by some as “ban” – on commercial motorcycles and tricycles has more or less settled down, it is fit and proper to examine the matter dispassionately. This will enable the ferocious critics of the action – I […]

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Nasser, the good, Sadat, the bad and Mubarak, the ugly

Kindly Share This Story: By Owei Lakemfa REVOLUTION came to Egypt in the Free Officers uniform of Abdel Gamal Nasser, reversal in the turncoat of Anwar Sadat’s crass opportunism and its betrayal in the garb of Hosni Mubarak’s autocracy. The threesome ruled Egypt for fifty-five years. Nasser for fourteen tumultuous years from 1956 during which […]

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Nigeria’s urban slums and health problems

Kindly Share This Story: By Akinyinka Omigbodun IN Nigeria, access and quality of health care services are a challenge, particularly for disadvantaged populations. While health services are far better in the urban, compared to the rural areas, there remains a significant variation in health care services across the various strata of the urban settlements, with […]

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Coronavirus: Nigeria at risk — NEC

Kindly Share This Story: …As FG mounts Camera at 5 Int’l airports …FG not doing enough — SENATE …Quarantine anyone arriving from China —Senate tells FG …Oil price drops below 2020 Budget benchmark By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—GOVERNOR Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State said yesterday that Nigeria was still vulnerable to Corvid-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus, […]

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2023: El-Rufai’s power-shift to South comment raises dust

Kindly Share This Story: Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai …Knocks, kudos trail comment, George, Babtope, Ikokwu, Nkanga, Sen, Izuogu, Odumakin, others speak By Clifford Ndujihe, Dayo Johnson, Anayo Okoli, Dapo Akinrefon, Jimitota Onoyume, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Rotimi Ojomoyela, Chimaobi Nwaiwu, Chinonso Alozie, James Ogunnaike, Shina Abubakar, & Adeola Badru THE polity was awash with mixed views […]

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Boko Haram targeting Christians to trigger religious war — Lai Mohammed

Kindly Share This Story: Lai Mohammed By Soni Daniel Relentless and brutal attacks by the military against the Boko Haram insurgents and their ally in the Islamic State in West Africa, ISWAP, have forced the terrorists to change their pattern of indiscriminate onslaught on Nigerians, focusing on Christians and churches, Minister of Information and Culture, […]

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Boko Haram targeting Christians to trigger religious war — Lai Mohammed

Kindly Share This Story: Lai Mohammed By Soni Daniel Relentless and brutal attacks by the military against the Boko Haram insurgents and their ally in the Islamic State in West Africa, ISWAP, have forced the terrorists to change their pattern of indiscriminate onslaught on Nigerians, focusing on Christians and churches, Minister of Information and Culture, […]

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Oyo acquires new operational vehicles for OYRTMA

Kindly Share This Story: By Adeola Badru THE Oyo State Government has handed over two brand new vehicles to the Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), as a replacement for the operational vehicles burnt a few weeks ago at Akinyele Trailer Park, Akinyele Local Government Area in Ibadan. The Director-General of OYRTMA, Dr. Akin […]

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Coronavirus: Latest developments worldwide

Kindly Share This Story: The list of countries hit by the coronavirus grows. Mecca suspends entry for pilgrims. Several countries close their schools, stock exchanges plunge. Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis. – 50 countries hit – Some 82,560 people have been infected worldwide and 2,813 have died, according to the latest […]

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Climate Change: Govs partner FG to plant 25m trees

Kindly Share This Story: By Henry Umoru THE 36 state governors, on the platform of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, have resolved to partner the Federal Government to achieve the proposed planting of 25 million trees as part of moves to address the effects of climate change in the country. Rising from a meeting, on […]