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$22.7bn loan: Southeast indigenes sue Buhari, AGF over discrimination

Godwin Tsa, Abuja Indigenes of the Southeast of Igbo ethnic group have sue President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN) before the Federal High Court over the exclusion of the region in the $22.7 billion loan sought from the EXIM Bank of China, World Bank, African Development Bank, Islamic …
The Sun Nigeria.

Number of extremely poor Nigerians to hit 95.7m in 2022, says W’Bank

Uche Usim, Abuja The World Bank has accessed the impact of the rampaging COVID-19 pestilence and predicted that 95.7 million Nigerians will live below the poverty line by 2022. The report, released recently, indicated that without the COVID-19 outbreak, 90 million Nigerians were already predicted to live in extreme poverty of less than a dollar …
The Sun Nigeria.



NDLEA arrests 188 suspected drug peddlers in Rivers

TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Rivers State Command, has arrested 188 suspected drug peddlers in the state. This was disclosed yesterday, in Port Harcourt, by the agency’s spokesman, Mr. Emmanuel Ogbungbada, saying that the figure comprised of 167 male and 21 female from July 2019 to June 2020. Ogbungbada added …
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Soldiers kill 12 bandits, nab informants, rescue 2 kidnapped victims in Katsina, Zamfara

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters said soldiers on Operation HADARIN DAJI under OPERATION ACCORD, have killed 12 bandits and rescued 2 kidnapped victims in Kastina and Zamfara States. The soldiers were also said to have recovered several weapons and Communication gadgets from the bandits and arrested some of their informers/ collaborators. The suspects are …
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COVID-19: Palliatives for aviation industry not cash – FG

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Federal Government has said that the palliatives to be announced for the aviation industry next week will not be in cash. Recalled that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) had called for aviation-specific financial relief measures from the Nigerian government to address the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the …
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More trouble for Akeredolu’s Deputy as State Assembly plans his impeachment this week

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure There are indications that the embattled Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Mr Agboola Ajayi may be impeached this week by members of the state House of Assembly. It was learnt that members of the state House of Assembly loyal to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had perfected plans on how to go about the …
The Sun Nigeria.

The Ark Coaching Company holds virtual fix-it conference

BY CHRISTY ANYANWU The most anticipated Pan-African virtual conference, FIX-IT Conference is almost here and it has a lineup of fantastic speakers from all over Africa. The Fix-It Conference is a life-changing webinar that is aimed at helping you take your life, business or career to a whole new level. “We believe our rise as …
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Late Ajimobi buried at his Oluyole residence in Ibadan

The remains of former Oyo State Gov. Abiola Ajimobi have been interred at his Oluyole residence in Ibadan according to Islamic rites. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ajimobi was buried on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. with strict adherence to coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines. The late Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress …
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Hama Bachama in Adamawa, Honest Irmiya, dies at 66

The Hama Bachama and Paramount ruler of Bachama Kingdom in Adamawa, Mr Honest Stephen, is dead. Mr Timawus Mathias, the Nzobyalata Hama Bachama and Spokesman of Bachama Kingdom, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Numan. Mathias said that the deceased died in the early hours of June 28, …
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Discourse: Bukar Usman’s My Literary Journey: Book that foretold Nigeria’s security crisis

By Busuyi Onabolu I just read a forwarded post on a WhatsApp platform titled “Fire: from Borno to Sokoto” written by one Mahmud Jega in Daily Trust recently. The story interested me when I reflected on discussions, we have all been having or words that have been circulating in this country: conspiracy theories. Yes, conspiracy …
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Two arrested while robbing on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway long bridge

    Two suspected armed robbers were over the weekend arrested on the notorious long bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway while robbing motorists. The spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this on Sunday in a press statement. Oyeyemi said the two male suspects, Ibrahim Nura, 27, an indigine of Kebbi …

Man shoots two teenagers dead after they asked how tall he was

  Two teenage boys were shot to death after asking the suspect how tall he was when they were buying candy from a store. The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday June 20 after three teenage boys went to a store in South Chicago to buy some candy and ended up having a …

US leads as global coronavirus cases top 10m

  More than 10 million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially declared around the world, Johns Hopkins and media sources reported Sunday, half of them in Europe and the United States. A tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University registered the grim milestone on Sunday after India and Russia added thousands of new cases, reports …

Ajimobi’s remains buried at his Oluyole, Ibadan residence

  Sola Adeyemo, Ibadan The remains of the former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who died of coronavirus on Thursday, June 25 were laid to rest in his Oluyole, Ibadan residence at 9.25 a.m. The burial was conducted amidst tight security and full compliance to the COVID-19 guidelines monitored by the officials of the …

Chinese city launches self-driving ride service  

Ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing (DiDi) on Saturday launched the trial run of self-driving ride service on designated test roads in the eastern metropolis of Shanghai. Users who have registered in advance on DiDi’s mobile app can hail an autonomous vehicle for a free ride, as long as their points of departure and arrival are within …

How humane nature of philanthropist saved Edo youngster from prison

  CAJETAN MMUTA in this report highlights how a popular Edo State-born philanthropist and business magnate as well as ex-pilot, Captain Hosa Wells Okunbo’s kind heartedness and humane sipirt paved way for a young indigene of the state from being dumped into the dark room of the state’s Correctional Center after he launched a malicious …

Arthur set for Juve medical ahead of £72.5m Barca switch

  Arthur flew to Turin on Saturday night in order to undergo a medical with Juventus on Sunday ahead of a £72.5m switch from Barcelona. The midfielder will then fly back to Spain the same day and resume training with Barcelona ahead of their match against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, reports Sky Sports. The Brazil …

Opposition leader wins Malawi’s presidential election re-run

  Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera won this week’s presidential election re-run with 58.57 percent of the vote, the electoral commission said Saturday. It was a dramatic reversal of fortune for the incumbent, Peter Mutharika, whose victory in the May 2019 election was overturned by the Constitutional Court, citing widespread fraud. Some 6.8 million voters in …

Nigeria records highest daily COVID-19 toll

* As NCDC warns: ‘Using face shields alone not enough to prevent virus spread’ Exactly four months since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed on February 27, 2020, Nigeria has recorded its highest daily toll of new infections with 779 cases. The new cases were confirmed for 21 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) …

When fowl fouls the air

  A dele ignored the text messages. They would wait. Her mind raced to the happenings of the previous day and she sighed. Jay! It was drizzling. She wondered how bad the streets would be today. Not much was done yesterday in the office because of the flood. As she engaged the gear, her phone …

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