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Sultan declares end of Ramadan, announces Sunday eid-il-fitri day

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has formally declared the end of this year’s Ramadan fasting as Saturday 23 May, 2020. The Deputy Secretary-General, NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu, said this in a statement on Saturday. According to him, …

Chloroquine decreases Covid-19 survival, hurts heart

Administering chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 may be harming patients more than it is helping them, a large-scale study has found. The study, published in the journal Lancet analysed data of patients admitted for Covid-19 in 671 hospitals across six continents. The patients positively diagnosed for Covid-19 were  hospitalised between December last year and …



NSCDC deploys 35,000 personnel for Eid-il Fitr

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 35,000 personnel across all its formations in the country to ensure peace during the Eid-il-Fitr celebration. The Commandant General of the corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, directed that the deployment should be made to all nook and cranny of the country. NSCDC’s spokesman, Emmanuel Okeh disclosed …

Why we  observed Eid today – Sheikh Lukuwa

Sokoto-based  Sheikh Musa Lukuwa has explained why he led others to observe Eid prayers Saturday contrary to the declaration of Sunday  by Sultan of Sokoto as  Eid-ul-fitri. According to the Sultan, the new moon of Shawwal was not sighted anywhere in the country, signifying that the month of Ramadan would complete a 30-day circle. But …

Despite El-Rufai’s sack threat, health workers go on warning strike

Health Workers in Kaduna State have embarked on a seven-day warning strike despite a warning by the state government that it will view the action of any health worker who fails to show up at their assigned places of work as having forfeited their employment. The Congress of Health Workers Unions and Associations had within …

South Korea grants Niger N9.7m for Covid-19 response

The South Korean Government through the United Nations Habitat Programme (UN Habitat) has donated $25,000, nearly N9.7 million, to support Niger State response to the coronavirus pandemic. Chair of the state’s task force on Covid-19, Ahmed Matane, has said the money would also pay for two demonstration projects to curb spread of coronavirus. One is …

Sharing bed ruins sleep for couples

Three-quarters of Americans say sharing a bed with their partner negatively affects their sleep quality—and the situation has gotten worse for 25% of them since the Covid-19 pandemic began, says a survey. A total 1,008 Americans aged 18 to 73 years took the survey—comprising Gen Z (18-22), Millennials (23-38), Gen X (39-54) and baby boomers …



Kidnap victim recounts ordeal, urges govts to address insecurity

A kidnap victim, Mr Emenike Soronnadi, 50, has recounted his ordeal in the hands of his abductors, urging Federal and State Governments to urgently address issues of insecurity to safeguard lives of citizens. Soronnadi, a businessman, was kidnapped on April 20, and held captive for 11 days before his release on May 10, 2020. The …

Kaduna: Citizens are dying because of lockdown, JNI tells El-Rufa’i

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Zaria branch, on Saturday said research has shown that there is high rate of infant and maternal mortality caused by the prolonged lockdown imposed on Kaduna state. JNI made this know in press briefing by the Chairman and Secretary of the society, Abdullahi Yahaya and Mahmud A. Abdullahi, respectively. Yahaya …

La Liga can resume week of June 8—Spanish Prime Minister

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday that La Liga can resume from its coronavirus lockdown on the week of June 8. “The resumption of major professional sporting competitions and in particular La Liga will be allowed from the week of June 8,” Sanchez told a press conference. More than two months after the …

El Hadji Diouf reveals most talented, best footballer in Africa

Senegalese legend, El Hadji Diouf, has named Nigeria legend, Austine Jay Jay Okocha, as the most talented football player in Africa. Diouf, who played alongside Okocha at Bolton in England, said he has never seen anyone like the former midfield maestro since he was born. The former Liverpool forward also identified Cameroon legend, Samuel Eto’o …
El Hadji Diouf reveals most talented, best footballer in Africa

Truck crushes two persons to death in Ogun

A truck driver was said to have fled away after crushing two men to death in another Sango Toll Gate road crash. One other woman reportedly sustained serious injuries in the multiple accidents that happened outbound Lagos, along Abeokuta express road around 12:30pm on Saturday. The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps, confirmed …
Truck crushes two persons to death in Ogun

Authorities to Investigate cause of mysterious deaths in Bonny Island, Rivers State

Authorities of Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State said they have launched an investigation into the mysterious deaths being recorded in the area. Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area, David Irimagha, said this in a statement by his Special Assistance on Media and Publicity, Williams Agwu. Irimagha stated that he is aware of the …
Authorities to Investigate cause of mysterious deaths in Bonny Island, Rivers State

Premier League: Pochettino announces desire to return

Mauricio Pochettino, former Tottenham Hotspur manager, has declared that he was open to coaching again in the Premier League. The Argentine was sacked in November 2019, after 5 and half years at the club. Pochettino disclosed that he will make a decision based on the kind of project put to him by any potential employer. …
Premier League: Pochettino announces desire to return

COVID-19: Understand, cooperate with me – Buhari begs Nigerians over imposition of lockdown

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed for understanding from Nigerians over the prolonged COVID-19 lockdown. Buhari had ordered a lockdown and inter-state ban in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus. However, Buhari appealed for patience while stressing that no government intentionally imposes tough measures on its people. In a statement signed by his spokesman, …
COVID-19: Understand, cooperate with me – Buhari begs Nigerians over imposition of lockdown

DSS wants Gov Emmanuel’s directive despite Kufre Carter’s bail – Inibehe Effiong

Inibehe Effiong, the lawyer to detained journalist, Kufre Carter, has accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of insisting on a directive by Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel, before releasing his client even after perfecting bail. A statement he signed on Saturday said from his discussion with a DSS official, “they ostensibly made it clear …
DSS wants Gov Emmanuel’s directive despite Kufre Carter’s bail – Inibehe Effiong

Sallah festival: Matawalle orders reopening of all night markets in Zamfara

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Muhammad Matawallen, has ordered for the immediate re-opening of markets, especially in Gusau, the state capital and other major cities of the state for night transactions. The governor said the order was in line with his administration’s sympathy to allowed Muslim faithful in the state purchase commodities and other essential …
Sallah festival: Matawalle orders reopening of all night markets in Zamfara

Coronavirus has affected spiritual, social, economic lives of Nigerians – Buhari cries out

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday lamented that the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on people’s spiritual, social and economic lives. Buhari made the remark while appealing to Muslims to keep their spirits up in spite of the COVID-19 outbreak. He said COVID-19 “Caught the world off guard, and has put a damper on what …
Coronavirus has affected spiritual, social, economic lives of Nigerians – Buhari cries out

Eid-el-Fitr: Ugwuanyi calls for prayers, abiding faith in God

On the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, has enjoined Muslims and indeed all Nigerians, to remain resolute in their abiding faith in God, through prayers and sacrifice, as the nation battles to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). In a …
Eid-el-Fitr: Ugwuanyi calls for prayers, abiding faith in God

EPL: Owen advises Man Utd on permanent for Ighalo

Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has advised the club to sign striker, Odion Ighalo, on a permanent transfer. Ighalo has impressed in his short spell at Old Trafford since joining Man United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January. The 30-year-old’s loan spell expires at the end of May, and United want to see …
EPL: Owen advises Man Utd on permanent for Ighalo

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