Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Saturday 23rd May 2020

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Ekiti indigene, 24, bags PhD in Law from US varsity

Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State indigene and academic prodigy, Dr. Damilola Arowolaju, who hails from Omuo-Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government Area of the state, has bagged a PhD in Law from a prestigious university in the United States of America. Damilola, son of a former Special Adviser to Governor Segun Oni on Due Process, Dr. …
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NYSC at 47: Edo State Coordinator tasks corps members on patriotism, neutrality during election

Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin As the National Youth Service Corps scheme marks its 47th years anniversary nationwide, the Edo State Coordinator, Mr. Clement Ojo, has tasked all Corps members posted to the state to be patriotic and neutral in the forthcoming governorship election in the state. Ojo who gave the charge while marking the anniversary of …
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Northern CAN, Senator Gyang rejoice with Muslims at Eid-El-Fitri celebration

Gyang Bere, Jos The Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Northern Nigeria, Rev. Yakubu Pamp and Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence and Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang have rejoiced with the Muslim Ummah on the completion of this year’s Ramadan season of fasting and prayers. Rev. Pam and Senator Gyang in a separate …
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Eid-el Fitr: NSCDC deploys 1,000 personnel in Jigawa

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Jigawa Command, says it has deployed 1,000 personnel to ensure hitch-free Eid-el Fitr celebration in the state. Adamu Shehu, the NSCDC Spokesman in the state, made this known in a statement in Dutse on Saturday. “The state Commandant of the Corps, Alhaji Garba Muhammad, has ordered immediate …
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Rivers Teaching Hospital records 2 cases of COVID-19

The Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) said that two patients admitted into the hospital tested positive to the dreaded COVID-19 disease. The Public Relations Officer of RSUTH, Dr Nsirim Larry confirmed the development in a statement in Port Harcourt on Saturday. According to him, the patients were a female security working in the hospital …
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COVID-19: Plateau NYSC donates palliatives to orphans, windows, Police

Gyang Bere, Jos The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State have donated COVID-19 relief materials to orphans in Kangang Community of Jos South Council Area. The Corps members also donated face masks and hand Sanitizers to B Divisional Police, Bukuru, Dadin Kowa Mosque and food …
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BREAKING: Kogi: Tribunal affirms election of Gov. Bello

Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Kogi state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja in a split decision of 2 to 1 affirmed the declaration and return of Yahaya Bello by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the validly elected governor of Kogi State. The majority judgment delivered by the Chairman of tribunal, Justice Kashim Kaigama …
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Eid-el-fitri: Reps minority caucus calls for national rebirth

Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The House of Representatives, minority caucus, has congratulated Nigerians on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and called on them to use the Eid-el-fitri celebration to activate the much desired national rebirth. The Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, in a statement on Saturday said the Eid-el-fitr presents the country a fresh …
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COVID-19: Borno gov’t clears air on index case

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Borno State government has finally cleared its doubt about the management of the COVID-19 index case and eventual death of the first patient of the novel virus on April 18. Scores of residents have criticised the management of the first COVID-19 patient, a nurse who had no travel history, and his eventual death …
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Covid-19: Lawmaker distributes palliatives to constituents

Felix Ikem, Nsukka The member representing Nsukka West at the Enugu State House of Assembly, Honourable Emma Ugwuerua has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on his efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state. Hon. Ugwuerua who spoke at Adada house, in Nsukka local Government on Saturday when he distributed food items consisting 10kgs …
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JUST IN: Benue suspends lifting of ban on worship centers, public places

  From: Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi The Benue State government Saturday made a U-turn and reversed its decision to reopen worship centres, markets and public places. Governor Ortom on Thursday, lifted its ban on religious gathering and as well as markets and directed both churches and mosques to begin to hold staggered worship sessions just as civil servants on grade levels 1 to 12 were also asked to resume work on June 1. But addressing newsmen in his office at Government House in Makurdi, Govenor Ortom said the decision became imperative…

Eid-el-Fitr: Reps Minority Caucus urges national rebirth

By Philip Nyam, Abuja The minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has congratulated Nigerians on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and called on them to use the Eid-el-Fitr celebration to activate the much desired national rebirth. The Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, in a statement on Saturday, noted that: “the Eid-el-Fitr presents the nation a fresh opportunity for a national regeneration in all aspects of life, particularly as we collectively fight to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic. “As a nation, we must use this period for deep introspection…

Man City defender, Mendy, relishing return to football

  Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy cannot wait for the text message telling him that football has got the green light to return. The Premier League began stepping up ‘Project Restart’ this week as players started a phased return to training in small, social-distant groups. A resumption of play is scheduled next month and City left-back Mendy is champing at the bit, reports Sky Sports. “I can’t wait,” the World Cup winner said. “We are just waiting for the green light. Everywhere we see we are going to start on…

Osaka surpasses Serena to become world’s highest-paid female athlete

  Japan’s Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the world’s highest-paid female athlete, raking in $37.4m (£30.7m) in prize money and endorsements over the last year, according to Forbes. The 22-year-old twice Grand Slam champion’s total is the most ever earned by a female athlete in a 12-month period. She earned $1.4m (£1.15m) more than American great Williams who had topped the list for the last four years, reports Sky Sports. Maria Sharapova had held the record for 12-month earnings for a female athlete, having made $29.7 million in…

‘I saw so much smoke and fire’: Survivor recalls aftermath of Pakistan jet crash

  When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be “troublesome.” Moments later, the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed into a crowded neighborhood near Karachi’s international airport, killing at least 97 people, all of whom are believed to be passengers and crew members. Zubair was one of just two surviving passengers. Meeran Yousaf, the provincial Health Department spokeswoman, said only 19 of the bodies from Friday’s crash have been identified and that most of the bodies were badly…

US accuses China of blocking flights, demands action

  The U.S. government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the U.S. government. The administration of President Donald Trump stopped short of imposing restrictions on Chinese air carriers but said talks with China had failed to produce an agreement, reports Reuters. The U.S. Transportation Department, which is trying to persuade China to allow the resumption of U.S. passenger airline service there, earlier this week briefly delayed…

Brazil jumps to world No. 2 in coronavirus cases, behind US  

  Brazil became the world No. 2 hotspot for coronavirus cases on Friday, second only to the United States, after it confirmed that 330,890 people had been infected by the virus, overtaking Russia, the Health Ministry said. Brazil registered 1,001 daily coronavirus deaths on Friday, taking total deaths to 21,048, according to the Health Ministry. In Sao Paulo, the worst hit city, aerial video showed rows of open plots at the Formosa Cemetery as it rushed to keep up with demand, reports Reuters. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has been widely…

Nigeria records 10 deaths, 245 new cases of COVID-19

  Nigeria on Friday recorded 10 new Coronavirus Disease-related deaths and 245 new infections. This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its Twitter handle late on Friday. The figures released showed that Lagos State had 131 infections, followed by Jigawa and Ogun states, which 16 and 13 cases respectively. However, 100 more COVID-19 patients were discharged and a total of 2,007 patients have now been discharged. A total of 7,261 COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in 34 states and the FCT. The current figures…

Buhari breaks tradition, opts to observe Eid at home, shuns homage

President Muhammadu Buhari will this year break the agelong tradition by conducting his Eid prayers with his family members at home. According to a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, the President, who hitherto would have performed the Eid with fellow Muslims at the National Mosque, resolved to a solemn worship in observance of the lockdown measures in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, put in place “to save lives and protect people from all dangers.” He added: “This is also in line with the…

IOC: I’ve no debt collectors, says Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), yesterday said that the recovery agents engaged by his office are institutional recovery agents and not his personal agents as being portrayed by some media. Malami stated that,” in his personal capacity does not have personal “debt collectors” for the recovery of Federal government debts. This clarification was contained in a statement issued by Malami’s media aide, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu and made available to Saturday Telegraph, in Abuja. He said: “For the avoidance of doubt, the…

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