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EFCC storms Umuahia seals properties of top Abia politician

Okey Sampson, Umuahia The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday stormed Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, and sealed some properties owned by a top politician in the state and others his family are said to have an interest. The properties in question include a hospitality facility, Benac Hotel, located adjacent to the …
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Demolition: Nigeria will not engage in a street fight with Ghana-Presidency

  From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Presidency on Wednesday said the Federal Republic of Nigeria will not engage in a street fight with Ghana over demolition of some apartments under construction in the Nigerian embassy in Ghana’s capital, Accra. President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana on Tuesday called President Muhammadu Buhari, to tender sincere apologies for …
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Kogi House of Assembly member John Abah is dead

Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja The deputy majority leader in the Kogi State House of Assembly representing Ibajii state constituency, John Abah, is dead. Abah died Tuesday night at a private hospital after a protracted illness. Reacting over the death of the lawmaker, Governor Yahaya Bello has expressed deep sadness over the sudden loss Bello in a …
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Chief Judge Tsoho tasks lawyers on rule of law

Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, has charged lawyers in Nigeria to always ensure strict adherence to the rule of law as a way of sustaining the country’s democracy. Justice Tsoho made the call while playing host to a delegation of the Abuja Chapter of Nigerian Bar …
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Let’s fight COVID with our belly full than on empty stomach – Ex-presidential aspirant

Cosmas Omegoh A former All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant in the 2019 presidential election, Chief Charles Udeogaranya, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ease travel restrictions allow flights between Nigeria and some countries, declaring that it is better to ‘fight COVID-19 with our belly full than on an empty stomach.’ Chief Udeogaranya, who is …
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Kwara: FG commended for equipping fire service training school

Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has commended the Federal Government for donating state of the art fire fighting equipment to the state. Governor Abdulrazaq’s commendation was delivered by Deputy Governor Mr Kayode Alabi on Tuesday at the commissioning of a fire truck deployed to the Fire Service Training School in Ilorin, the …
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Assassins after me, APC Ag Chairman, Eta, raises the alarm

  From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) acting National Chairman, Hilliard Eta, has raised the alarm that certain persons are planning to send thugs from Port Harcourt to burn down the party’s national secretariat. Speaking to newsmen on telephone at the secretariat, the National Vice Chairman (South-south) alleged that the planned arson …
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E2%80%8E/ Edo Guber: I have not accepted $2 million to step down for Obaseki – Imansuangbon ‎

Tony Osauzo, Benin Kenneth Imansuangbon, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the September 19 Edo State gubernatorial election, has denied rumours that he has accepted $2 million from Governor Godwin Obaseki to step down for him ahead of tomorrow’s primary in Benin City for the party’s governorship ticket. Imansuangbon, …
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Kogi Assembly loses deputy majority leader

From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja The deputy majority leader and member representing Ibaji constituency  in the state House of Assembly, John Abbah has died. Abbah died Tuesday night at a private hospital after a protracted illness. Reacting over the death of the lawmaker, the state Governor Yahaya Bello has expressed deep sadness over the sudden loss …
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Kebbi govt dedicated to take-off of Federal University Zuru – Commissioner

Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi The Government of Kebbi State has said that the Bagudu administration is dedicated to the successful take-off of the Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru. The Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Muktaru Umar Bunza, who stated this on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen after an inspection of facilities and premises to be …
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Edo guber: Shaibu seeks unity in PDP

Temitope Ogunbanke   Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has assured members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he is available to respond to issues as they arise and provide relevant intervention that will help in moving the state to the next level of peace and security, human capital development as well …

COVID-19: We’re moving towards peak in Bayelsa – Dr Apoku

Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa   The Bayelsa state Chairman of the COVID-19 Task Force, Dr Inodu Apoku on Wednesday warned that the number of coronavirus cases will increase in the next few weeks disclosing that a lot of people are going to get infected. Insisting that the state was moving towards the peak of the infection, …

Edo guber: Court delays hearing on Obaseki to allow PDP reach peace deal

  A federal high court in Port Harcourt has delayed hearing of the case against Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state. On Monday, the court granted two orders — one to stop Obaseki from contesting in the PDP primary election, and the other to serve him by substituted means. The PDP primary election is less …

People killed as major quake shakes southern Mexico

  A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck southern Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday, killing at least six people and seriously injuring others in isolated villages, while causing damage to buildings hundreds of miles away in Mexico City. The fatalities were near the quake’s center in Oaxaca, a mountainous state known for its coffee, mescal …

APC crisis: Eta, Factional Chairman, alleges threat to life

  Johnchuks Onuanyim, Abuja The Factional Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hilliard Eta has alleged threat to his life. Eta, who is holding brief for the former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who is the APC National Deputy Chairman South, also alleged that his led National Working Committee (NWC) …

Nwajiiuba: I never described COVID-19 a sham

  Minister of State for Education and member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Emeka Nwajiuba, has said he never described the COVID-19 pandemic as “a sham”. Reacting to one of the reports published in a national newspaper, Hon. Nwajiuba said it would be out of place for him to describe COVID-19 as …

Labour leader, Ayodele Akele, is dead

  Ayodele Akele, a former Lagos Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), is dead. Akele was National Conscience Party (NCP) General Secretary. He passed away in America on Tuesday. It was learnt that Akele suffered a stroke and was flown abroad for treatment. NCP Chairman in Lagos, Fatai Ibu-Owo, told the News Agency of …

NBA star tests positive for COVID-19 after hugging Djokovic

*World number one tennis player’s wife also positive Denver Nuggets basketball star Nikola Jokic has tested positive for coronavirus in his native Serbia, just days after being pictured hugging his friend Novak Djokovic. World No 1 tennis player Djokovic and his wife yesterday also tested positive, after the anti-vaxxer ignored social distancing by partying and playing football and …

World Bank approves $750m for Nigeria’s power sector recovery

  The World Bank has approved a 750 million dollar International Development Association (IDA) credit for Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Operation (PSRO) to improve electricity supply. The Bank made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, adding the target was to also achieve financial and fiscal sustainability and enhance accountability in Nigeria’s power …

Texas surpasses 5,000 new coronavirus cases in one day

  Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that the state had surpassed 5,000 new cases in a single day for the first time. “There remain a lot of people in the state of Texas who think that the spread of COVID-19 is not a challenge,” Abbott told news station KBTX. “The coronavirus is serious. …

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