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Coronavirus: Nigerian universities on red alert

Kindly Share This Story: Following the discovery of the case of the fast growing Coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, in Nigeria, some universities have been placed on red alert by their managements and government authorities respectively. Nigerians woke up to the news of the first recorded case early on Friday, following confirmation from the Lagos […]

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Manchester United striker Anthony Martial facing another layoff after muscle injury

Kindly Share This Story: ​Anthony Martial has suffered another injury setback with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirming that the Frenchman is struggling with a muscle problem. Martial was left out of the United squad to face Club Brugge in the Europa League on Thursday night with January arrival Odion Ighalo replacing him up front. Solskjaer revealed […]

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Risk of escalation in Syria grows hourly without urgent action ―UN

Kindly Share This Story: Smoke billows after a reported government air strike on Maaret al-Numan in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, the country’s last major opposition bastion. PHOTO: AFPsyria The United Nations on Thursday called for urgent action in northwest Syria, warning that “the risk of greater escalation grows by the hour.” “The Secretary-General reiterates his […]

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Coronavirus: Coalition of political parties query Buhari over first case in Nigeria

Nigeria Opposition Coalition CUPP, has expressed shock over the entrance of Covid-9, also known as Coronavirus into Nigeria. The group said undetected passage of the virus carrier from the Lagos Airport is a big threat to the nation’s survival if not checkmated. CUPP called on President Muhammadu Buhari government to stop flights from countries with […]

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Nadal breezes into semi-finals at Acapulco tennis

Kindly Share This Story: World No. 2 Rafael Nadal remained on course for his third ATP Mexico Open title by breezing past South Korea’s Kwon Soon-woo 6-2, 6-1 in their quarter-final clash on Thursday. Top seed Nadal eased into the semi-finals with his best performance of the week as he continues to jackhammer his way […]

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Nigeria confirms coronavirus case, first in sub-Saharan Africa

Kindly Share This Story: Nigeria on Friday announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa. The case is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan earlier this week, Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said in a statement on Twitter. “The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, […]

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Beware: Coronavirus can spread through telephone, tables, desks ⁠— WHO

Kindly Share This Story: By Gabriel Olawale World Health Organization has called for the promotion of regular and thorough hand-washing hygiene saying coronavirus (COVID-19) can be contacted when someone infected coughs or exhales. The global health body said that people can contract the virus if droplets of infected fluid fell on nearby surfaces and objects […]

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Belarus reports first coronavirus case

Kindly Share This Story: Belarus reported Friday its first coronavirus case, an Iranian student who arrived in the country from Azerbaijan last week. The health ministry said the patient was in a “satisfactory” condition. People the student had been in contact with since their arrival on February 22 had been placed in quarantine in the […]

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Breaking: Lagos records Nigeria’s first case of Coronavirus

Kindly Share This Story: By Nwafor Sunday Nigeria on Friday recorded its first case of Coronavirus after the outbreak of the disease in China. Nigeria’s first case of coronavirus,  a disease that had hit 19 European countries – Italy, Germany, France, Spain, SWITZERLAND, Britain Russia, Australia,  CROATIA, Greece, Finland, Sweden, BELGIUM, DENMARK, GEORGIA, NORTH MACEDONIA, […]

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Akwa Ibom leaders urge National Assembly, independent bodies to investigate abuse of commonwealth in Nigeria

Statesmen in Akwa Ibom State have called on the National Assembly and other independent bodies in Nigeria to look into unbudgeted emergency expenditures in the country, which according to them have resulted in the depletion of the national reserves. They urged the National Assembly to brace up to its oversight requirement in order to answer […]

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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 […]