Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Saturday 25th January 2020

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Finance Act will stimulate Nigerian economy — Osinbajo

 Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday asserted that the Finance Act 2020 would stimulate the Nigerian economy and put the country on the path of geometric economic growth.   Osinbajo made the assertion at the Inspiration Conference 2020 of the Redeemer’s Men Fellowship (Lagos Regions) in Lagos.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that […]
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North-East: FG working toward resettling displaced communities

 The Federal Government is working toward resettling and reintegrating communities displaced by the lingering violence in the North-East, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has said. The Minister, who spoke in Abuja on Saturday, also explained that the ministry world strive to rehabilitate and minimise the effect of the […]
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Kaigama urges Lalong, Pwajok, Atu to promote peaceful coexistence in Northern Nigeria

Gyang Bere, Jos The Archbishop of Abuja and the Apostolic Administrator of Archdiocese of Jos, Bishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, has urged Plateau State Governor and Chairman of Northern Governors Forum, Simon Lalong, and former member of the House of Representatives, Edward Pwajok, SAN, to work towards promoting peaceful coexistence in Northern Nigeria. Bishop Kaigama stated […]
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Kaduna confirms one case of Lassa Fever

Noah Ebije, Kaduna The Kaduna State Government has confirmed a case of Lassa Fever in Chukun Local Government Area, saying that the patient is being treated at the designated Infectious Disease Control Centre. A statement signed by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, on Saturday said that tests have confirmed that the patient is […]
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Assembly Re-run: Gunmen abduct INEC staff, hijack materials in Cross River

Judex Okoro, Calabar The House of Assembly re-run election in Affanya community in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State has been characterised by violence, with gunmen reportedly abducting INEC staff and hijacking materials. Following an Appeal Court ruling in September 2019, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) rescheduled a re-run in eight polling […]
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APC Rep member, Council Chairman in counter suspension drama in Edo

Tony Osauzo, Benin A group, Afemai Action Youth Vanguard, said yesterday that the Chairman of Etsako Central Local Government Council, John Akhigbe, has lost all rights and privilages as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), following his suspension by the party leadership in his Ward 2. ‎The group made the clarification in a […]
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Northern group carpets Supreme Court, support protest against rulling

 Sola Ojo, Kaduna A group of Northern youths under Arewa Youth Assembly on Saturday carpeted the Supreme Court over its recent judgement that sacked Emeka Ihedioha and his replacement with Sen Hope Uzodima as Imo State Governor. The apex court had on January 14, nullified the election of Chief Emeka Ihedioha as Imo State governor […]
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NBTE commends Yabatech for setting standards among Polytechnics

Prof. Modupe Adelabu, Chairman, Governing Board of National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), has commended Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) for setting standard among polytechnics in Nigeria. Adelabu, who was the former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, gave the commendation while inspecting ongoing TETFund projects in the college. Yabatech in the latest Polytechnic webometric ranking in […]
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Cross River House re-run witnesses massive voter turnout

Judex Okoro, Calabar The House of Representatives re-run election for Ekureku I and II in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River witnessed a large turnout of voters on Saturday. Our correspondent who monitored the election across the wards observed that election materials arrived very early, with voters turning out as early as 6:30 am. […]
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Kaduna re-run election witnesses voter apathy

The re-run election for Kaduna State House of Assembly in Sanga Local Government Area, has witnessed voter apathy, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. It would be recalled that the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KAD-SIECOM), had slated the State House of Assembly re-run election for Sanga and Kagarko local government areas’ state assembly […]
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China battles coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates

China has stepped up its response to a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 41 people and infected at least 1,287 in the mainland, ordering nationwide measures to detect the virus at transport terminals.Beijing has also expanded travel restrictions, affecting the movement of 56 million people in more than a dozen cities, amid fears that the transmission rate will accelerate as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel for the Lunar New Year.Health authorities around the world are taking action to prevent a global pandemic as the virus continues to spread, with cases reported in…

FA Cup: Fabinho, Lovren and Matip may return for Liverpool at Shrewsbury

Jürgen Klopp believes Liverpool can still improve on their outstanding season as he considers handing Fabinho, Dejan Lovren and Joël Matip their first starts of the year at Shrewsbury on Sunday.Liverpool recorded a 22nd win from 23 Premier League matches at Wolves on Thursday to go 16 points clear at the top with a game in hand on second-placed Manchester City. Klopp is not “even 2%” thinking of a title party but the depth of his formidable squad has increased with the trio in contention to start Sunday’s FA Cup…

Mourinho unhappy at Spurs’ winter break timing with Leipzig tie looming

• As Eriksen set to travel to Milan to complete Inter move Christian Eriksen will travel to Milan and have a medical early next week before completing a move to Internazionale after the Serie A club agreed a €20m (£16.7m) fee with Tottenham for the attacking midfielder.Talks have been ongoing for some time, with Tottenham demanding €20m from the outset and in the end the chairman, Daniel Levy, got what he wanted for a player who has been with the club since 2013 and had six months left on his contract.Inter…

Aussie Open: Bencic bandwagon shudders to a halt in Kontaveit rout

*Second seed Karolina Pliskova also out Sixth seed Belinda Bencic’s hopes of exploiting a string of upsets at the Australian Open lasted exactly 49 minutes on Saturday, just long enough for a ruthless Anett Kontaveit to administer a 6-0 6-1 third-round thrashing at Melbourne Park.Bencic had been on a good run of form after years of battling injury, toppling defending champion Naomi Osaka to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open last year and earning her highest seeding at a Grand Slam for Melbourne Park, reports Reuters.Kontaveit was supposed to…

Sanwo-Olu lauds Lagos School Feeding Programme

Muritala Ayinla Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu Friday said that the state home-grown school feeding program would boost school enrollment in the state, describing the initiative as part of his administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda.The governor said that the snack and juice served as breakfast for all pupils in the 33 primary schools in the Lagos Island Area,  would not only energize the pupils for attention during lessons but also improve school attendance and performances. Speaking  at the reception for volunteers for state’s version of home-grown School Feeding Programme tagged: “Snacks for…

JUST IN: Mushin Plank Market on fire

Reports just reaching New Telegraph are indicating that the popular Amu Plank Market in Mushin, Lagos is currently on fire.The Fire which started around 12am on Saturday morning is still spreading to unaffected areas of the market and residential houses around.Traders’ assets are all going down in flames in minutes, this is the second fire major fire incident in Lagos state in the month of January, after the fire at Abule Egbe, Where some NNPC Pipeline exploded.Lagos State firefighters are on the scene and they are being assisted by firefighters…

French cases show coronavirus has reached Europe

France has identified three cases of the deadly new coronavirus from China, the first cases in Europe.Two of the cases were announced by the health minister, Agnès Buzyn, on Friday evening. She said that both of those affected had travelled to China, reports The Associated Press.The third case was announced a few hours after the press conference. Two of the three infected people belong to the same family, authorities said.The minister said she believes that one reason why France is the first European country to have confirmed cases is that…

Powerful earthquake jolts Turkey, killing 18

A powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people and collapsing buildings in affected towns near the center of the tremor, which was strong enough to be felt in several neighboring countries.The magnitude 6.8 quake shook Elazig province, about 550 km (340 miles) east of the capital Ankara, and was followed by dozens of aftershocks.Thirteen people were killed in Elazig and five more in the neighboring province of Malatya, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said after rushing to the region with other ministers to oversee the rescue…

FA Cup: Northampton hold Rooney’s Derby, as Wednesday stun QPR

League Two Northampton earned a replay with Championship club Derby after a goalless draw in the fourth round of the FA Cup at the PTS Academy Stadium.Cobblers forward Vadaine Oliver went closest to a breakthrough in the first half, striking the crossbar from close range.Curtis Davies headed wide in the second half for the visitors, who failed to register a shot on target, reports the BBC.Northampton manager Keith Curle had hoped Wayne Rooney would be rested for Friday’s tie, but the former England captain was one of three survivors from…

Bundesliga: Dortmund’s Haaland can’t stop scoring

Erling Braut Haaland followed up his debut hat-trick with two more goals off the bench as Borussia Dortmund hammered Cologne to continue their pursuit of Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig.Haaland netted twice in his 26 minutes on the pitch to seal Dortmund’s win.Before that, England winger Jadon Sancho set up the opener for Raphael Guerreiro and netted his side’s third, either side of Marco Reus’ neat finish, reports the BBC.Mark Uth had made it 3-1 before Haaland stole the limelight once again.The 19-year-old Leeds-born striker – the son of former Norway…

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