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Court bars NSCDC, interior minister from interfering with security guards

  By Vincent Kalu Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has barred the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Minister of Interior from meddling into the affairs of organisations or establishment that employ its own security guards. This is sequel to a suit no.FHC/ABJ/CS/1301/2019, filed by Reiz Continental Hotel against Nigerian Security and …
The Sun Nigeria.

C’River NLC embarks on indefinite strike, as TUC backs out

Judex Okoro, Calabar The Cross River State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has vowed to go ahead with an indefinite strike beginning from Monday, June 29, 2020. The union claimed that the state government has not shown seriousness with demands made by labour. State Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Ben Ukpepi, who disclosed …
The Sun Nigeria.



BREAKING: Boko Haram abducts dozens of women, girls in fresh Borno attack

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Boko Haram has abducted over a dozen of women and girls during an attack on a Borno community. The attack occurred on Friday night as the insurgents invaded Malaharam in Biu Local Government at about 11pm, security sources disclosed. Malaharam is few kilometres from Damboa, some 87 kometres to Maiduguri, Borno State capital. …
The Sun Nigeria.

JUST IN: Edo guber: PDP presents certificate of return to Obaseki

Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Chairman, Uche Second-year, on Saturday, presented Certificate of Return to the Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, following his emergence as the party’s candidate in the September 19 Edo State gubernatorial poll. Secondus also presented the Independent National Electoral (INEC)nomination form for the September 19 poll to …
The Sun Nigeria.

Bonny residents in Rivers raise alarm over flood surge

TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Dozens of homes and unquantifiable property have been destroyed by surging flood in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State. Residents of the Bonny Island raised the alarm of the ravaging flood yesterday, and called on Rivers government to, as a matter of urgency, come to their aid and save the …
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BREAKING: I won’t take legal action over NWC dissolution — Oshiomhole

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that he has accepted in good faith the dissolution of his National Working Committee (NWC), insisting that he won’t go to court for any legal action. Speaking at a media parley in Abuja, he said that he …
The Sun Nigeria.

Ajimobi: Nigeria has lost a gem – Ayandele

Sunday Ani Former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo State, Dr. Olusola Ayandele, has lamented the death of the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, saying Nigeria has lost one of the best brains ever produced and thrown up to lead and serve humanity. Ajimobi, the first and …
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Sacked NWC Youth leader drums support for caretaker committee

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The immediate-past National Youth Leader of the dissolved All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC), Sadiq Abubakar, has urged youth members of the party to support the newly constituted Caretaker/Extra-ordinary National Convention Planning Committee. Sadiq, who made the appeal in a statement he issued in Abuja, expressed confidence in the ability …
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Governor Yahaya mourns Gombe ex-Commissioner of Higher Education

Abdulrazaq Mungadi, Gombe Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has expressed sadness over the death of Dr. Isa Mohammed Wade who served as Commissioner of Higher Education under the previous administration of Dankwambo in the state who’s death was announced on Saturday morning. According Ismaila Uba Misilli Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to governor Yahaya …
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Engage community health workers in curbing COVID-19, Epidemiologist urges gov’t

Faith Awa Maji, Lafia Worried by the surging increase of new cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, a Vaccinologist and a Public Health Epidemiologist, Dr Akyala Ishaku said, the country need to redouble its effort by engaging Community Health Workers in the COVID-19 Response. Dr Akyala who is also a Senior Lecturer with the …
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Police issue dispersal order to celebrating Liverpool fans

  Merseyside police have issued a dispersal order for the city centre after Liverpool fans gathered for a second night to celebrate winning a first Premier League title. The order was issued under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 and will remain in place until June 28. Crowds gathered outside Anfield on Thursday …

Russia’s COVID-19 cases up 6,852 to 627,646

  Russia has confirmed 6,852 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 627,646, its coronavirus response center said in a statement Saturday. The death toll grew by 188 to 8,969, while 393,352 people have now recovered, including 9,200 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement. …

N2.4bn Internet fraud: FBI seeks help to arrest 6 Nigerians

  The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) on Saturday said it was seeking assistance in finding six Nigerians wanted for their involvement in fraudulent activities worth over N2.3bn ($6m). “Help the #FBI find ​six Nigerian nationals wanted for their involvement in ​business​ email ​compromise (BEC) schemes resulting in over $6 ​million in losses,” …

Coca-Cola to boycott all social media advertising for one month

  The Coca-Cola Company has announced it is to pause all its advertising on social media for at least a month. The brand said on Friday it is doing this in solidarity with the ‘Stop Hate For Profit’ campaign, which encourages businesses to stop advertising on Facebook due to the claimed promotion of ‘hate, bigotry, …

EPL: Ferguson salutes Liverpool after return to perch

  Kenny Dalglish received a congratulatory message from Sir Alex Ferguson after Liverpool won their first title of the Premier League era. It was Ferguson who famously declared that knocking Liverpool off their perch was his finest achievement at Manchester United. He was gracious enough to mark Liverpool’s return to the summit with well wishes to his former …

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to agree Nile dam deal ‘in weeks’

    Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will agree a deal to fill the giant Nile dam in two to three weeks, Ethiopia’s Water Minister said on Saturday, a day after leaders from the three countries and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who chairs the African Union held an online summit. “Consensus reached to finalize the …

16 NBA players test positive for coronavirus

  Sixteen NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus, with the season set to resume on July 30. Tests were carried out on 302 players on Tuesday. The 16 who tested positive will remain in self-isolation and will have to be cleared by a physician before they can return to training, reports the BBC. Individual …

2,381 Covid-19 patients not in hospital, says LASG

*Okays 7 laboratories to boost testing capacity   Muritala Ayinla   Lagos State government has said that 5,064 out of a total of 9,497 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state have recovered, saying that 2,381 of the patients have not been picked up due to their refusal to do so and wrong information given by …

COVID-19: US states reimpose restrictions; India tops 500,000

  Two of America’s largest states have reversed course and clamped down on bars again in the nation’s biggest retreat yet as the daily number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the U.S. surged Friday to an all-time high of 45,300. Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered all bars closed, while Florida banned alcohol at such establishments. …

Supreme Court rejects mail-in voting for all in Texas during pandemic

  The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a request by Texas Democrats to allow all of the state’s 16 million registered voters to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. The denial is not the end of the ongoing battle over mail-in voting in Texas, but it remains a loss for Democrats who made the emergency …

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