Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Saturday 11th July 2020

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Niger govt says will not compromise standard on road construction

Niger government on Saturday warned contractors handling the rehabilitation of Maje-Kwamba road in Suleja against compromising with the quality and standard of the road. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger had alerted the Infrastructure Monitoring Committee headed by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe of some defects …
The Sun Nigeria.

COVID-19: Port Harcourt International Airport reopens

The Federal Airport Authority (FAAN) has restated commitment towards ensuring a zero Coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission as Port Harcourt International Airport resumes operations. Mr Abayomi Akinbinu, the Regional Manager, South-South and South-East, FAAN, said this on Saturday at the airport during the arrival of the first flight after three months of COVID-19 shutdown. The first flight …
The Sun Nigeria.



NIPC restates commitment to promoting Nigeria’s investment opportunities

The Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has restated its commitment toward promoting Nigeria’s investment opportunities. NIPC Director of Strategic Communication, Mr Emeka Offor said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Offor was reacting to allegations of mismanagement, poor working conditions, and welfare as well as deviation from NIPC …
The Sun Nigeria.

China didn’t create COVID-19 pandemic to attack America, says U.S. magazine

It was not rational for anyone to believe that China was complicit in the COVID-19 pandemic, a U.S. security magazine has said. “Lost amid all this finger-pointing is a basic logic of agency; what would China hope to gain from using a viral weapon?” political scientist Erik Gartzke was quoted as saying in an opinion …
The Sun Nigeria.

North Korea denounces UK for sanctions on organisations accused of links to prison camps

North Korea on Saturday denounced UK for announcing sanctions against two organisations that the British government has said are involved in forced labour, torture and murder in North Korean prison camps. The move against the two organisations, named as the Ministry of State Security Bureau 7 and Ministry of People’s Security Correctional Bureau, is part …
The Sun Nigeria.

NEMA begins distribution of relief materials to 5,000 victims of Adamawa communal conflict

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has begun distribution of relief materials to 5,000 victims of recent Communal conflict in Adamawa. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in May, a communal conflict erupted in Tingno, Tito and Wadugu villages in Lamurde local government area. NAN reports that during the conflict many people lost …
The Sun Nigeria.

Proliferation of private varsities ‘ll kill Nigeria’s education sector – ASUU President

Gyang Bere, Jos President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said the proliferation of Private Universities in Nigeria by the political class has reduced the quality of education in the country. Prof. Ogunyemi disclosed this on Saturday during a Town Hall meeting with critical stakeholders in the education sector in …
The Sun Nigeria.



Edo guber: Ize-Iyamu knocks Labour Party candidate, accuses him of acting as Obaseki’s mouthpiece

Tony Osauzo, Benin ‎The governorship candidate of the Edo State All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 19 gubernatorial election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, yesterday, reacted to claims by Labour Party candidate, Dr. Isaiah Osifo, that the APC bears a moral burden for fielding him (Ize-Iyamu) in the election. Osifo, while addressing journalists in Benin City …
The Sun Nigeria.

Nsukka LG boss says his administration will carry everybody along

Felix Ikem, Nsukka The Executive Chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area in Enugu State Hon. Cosmas Ugwueze, has said that his administration will carry everybody along. Ugwueze made the promise weekend in Nsukka when he paid courtesy visit to His Royal Majesty, Eze Willy Ezugwu, (Eze-ka-Eze 1 of Ujoma Kingdom), to seek his Royal blessings …
The Sun Nigeria.

Constituents laud Sen. Gershom Bassey for NIRSAL loan/grant

Constituents from the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State have commended Senator Gerhsom Bassey for facilitating the NIRSAL Microfinance loan for them within the Covid-19 period to enable them start up small scale businesses. The beneficiaries, who lauded the kind efforts of Sen. Gershom Bassey who represents Cross River Southern Senatorial District in the …
The Sun Nigeria.

Ortom to FG: Declare herdsmen in Benue terrorists

*As army kills two herdsmen, recover assorted weapons, ammunition   Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi   Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom Saturday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare armed Fulani herdsmen killing innocent people in communities of the state as terrorists, even as the Nigerian Army neutralised two suspected herdsmen who invaded Chembe community in Logo …

EPL: Antonio scores four to send Norwich down, Watford win to keep hopes alive

  Michail Antonio is the first West Ham player to score four goals in a top-flight match since David Cross in 1981 Norwich City became the first club to be relegated from the Premier League this season as Michail Antonio scored all four goals to ease West Ham’s troubles near the bottom of the table. …

Rodgers: Iheanacho can shoot himself out of Vardy’s shadow

  Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers believes Kelechi Iheanacho has the potential to replace Jamie Vardy as the Foxes’ main striker. Iheanacho, 23, has played second fiddle to Vardy since joining Leicester from Manchester City in 2017. The Nigeria international had to wait until December before making his first league appearance for Rodgers’ side this …

Nigerian advertised for sale on Facebook, 28 others leave Lebanon

  Peace Busari, a Nigerian woman offered for sale on Facebook by a Lebanese, Wael Jerro, is on her way home from Lebanon. The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed this on Saturday. Also on the repatriation flight are 28 other citizens stranded in Lebanon amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dabiri Erewa tweeted: “29 …

Roger Stone: Critics blast Trump for commuting ex-adviser’s jail term

  Leading Democrats have condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of his former adviser and friend Roger Stone. Presidential contender Joe Biden’s spokesman accused Trump of abuse of power and “laying waste” to US values. The move – sparing Stone from jail but not a pardon – came just after …

Bill Gates: Give COVID-19 meds to people who need them, not ‘highest bidder’

  Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the “highest bidder,” saying relying on market forces would prolong the deadly pandemic. “If we just let drugs and vaccines go to the highest bidder, instead of to …

Lagos shuts down illegal COVID-19 lab in Banana Island

    The Lagos State Ministry of Health on Saturday said it had shut down the operations of a private laboratory in Banana Island carrying out COVID-19 tests without the required government approval. Banana Island is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the state. The ministry said the lab, Acouns Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic …

England’s World Cup winner, Jack Charlton, dies at 85

  England World Cup winner and legendary Leeds United defender Jack Charlton has died at the age of 85. Leeds confirmed the news that their former centre-back had passed away on Friday night following a long-term illness. Charlton made a club record 773 appearances for Leeds over a 23-year period, becoming one of the all-time …

Serbia: Police fire tear gas as protesters try to storm parliament building

  Police fired tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators who tried to storm Serbia’s parliament on Friday, the fourth night of protests against the president’s increasingly authoritarian rule. Demonstrators, who were defying a ban on mass gatherings amid a spike in coronavirus infections, threw bottles, rocks and flares at the police guarding the parliament building in Belgrade. …

Coronavirus deaths top 700 as NCDC confirms 575 new cases

  Fifteen weeks after Nigeria recorded its first COVID-19 death, the number of fatalities has now exceeded 700. The first coronavirus-related death was confirmed on March 23, 2020. The daily death toll from COVID-19 turned sharply upwards over the past 24 hours, moving from five deaths on Thursday to 20 more fatalities on Friday. The …

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