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Abia APC disowns fake ‘youth leader’

Okey Sampson, Umuahia The Abia State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has distanced itself from one Kalu Agu who claimed to be the youth leader of the party in the state and was among those that went to court to challenge the dissolution of the Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee of the …
The Sun Nigeria.

Federal Character: Court lacks powers to challenge FG appointments – Minister of Police Affairs

Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has asked a federal court not to entertain the suit filed by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) over the appointment of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Board of Trustees on the ground that it lacks the constitutional powers to intervene on …
The Sun Nigeria.



Ondo Guber: APC youths endorse Akeredolu for second term

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The second term ambition of Ondo State Governor Mr Rotimi Akeredolu on Tuesday received a boost as the National Youth Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has endorsed him. The youth body which comprises of all the party’s zonal youth leaders, the National Youth Leader, the Deputy National Youth Leader, and …
The Sun Nigeria.

Senate approves life imprisonment for kidnappers

Fred Itua, Abuja The Senate on Tuesday amended the Criminal Code Act (2004). As part of the amendments, the Senate has expunged the 10-year jail sentence for kidnappers. In its place, it has approved life imprisonment for anyone accused and convicted of kidnapping. In a lengthy report read on the floor of the Senate, Michael …
The Sun Nigeria.

Kebbi: Bagudu inaugurates fertilizer supply committee 

Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi The Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has inaugurated a seven-man committee on supply, quantity, distribution and sale of fertiliser to farmers for 2020 wet season. Bagudu, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Muhammad Suleiman-Argungu, inaugurated the committee in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday. Argungu explained that the …
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Edo 2020: Obaseki and ‘ineffectual MOUs’ will be swept from office – Mayaki

Tony Osauzo, Benin The Chairman of the Edo State All Progressives Congress (APC) Media Campaign Council for the Edo governorship election, Mr John Mayaki, has said that the incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki and what he called his ‘ineffectual MOUs’ will be swept out of office by the people of Edo State on September 19. Speaking …
The Sun Nigeria.

‘Operation Sahel Sanity’ backed by Arewa group

Chinelo Obogo, Lagos The Arewa Youth Security Network (AYSN) has backed the Nigerian Army’s recently launched Operation Sahel Sanity, labelling it a success. In a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Jimoh Jibrin, the group also expressed confidence in the leadership of Chief of Army Staff Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai for the initiative which is reported to …
The Sun Nigeria.



Delta: First Family test negative for COVID-19

Paul Osuyi, Asaba Delta State Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, his wife, Edith, and their daughter have tested negative for COVID-19. Okowa, his wife and one of their daughters have been in isolation following their positive status a few weeks ago. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, who disclosed the latest development …
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Ondo 2020: PDP aspirants reject delegates’ list

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Seven governorship aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State have rejected the delegates’ list to be used for the party’s primary election. The election contenders alleged that the list has been doctored by one of them. The chairman, caretaker committee of the party, Mr Clement Faboyede, speaking before a …
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Kwara commissioner advocates for speedy completion of three power substations

Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin The Kwara State Commissioner for Special Duties, Aisha Ahman Pategi, paid a visit on Tuesday to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in a bid to sue for improved power generation for Kwara State. Pategi, speaking with the Managing Director of TCN, Engr Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, reiterated the commitment of Governor Abdulrahman …
The Sun Nigeria.

55 female students test positive for COVID-19 in Ghana

  Fifty-five students of the Accra Girls Senior High School have tested positive for COVID-19, a joint statement by the Ghana Health Service and Ghana Education Service has announced. The cases were recorded after 314 persons including students and staff of the school were tested. 259 persons, however, tested negative, reports broadcastghana.net. The statement noted …

FG kicks off 774,000 jobs programme suspended by N’Assembly

  The Federal Fovernment has kicked off the special public works programme suspended by the National Assembly. The government announced the take-off via its official Twitter handle on Tuesday. The programme, which is coordinated by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari as a part of the fiscal stimulus measures in response …

COVID-19 may cost UK govt. £192bn

  The UK’s budget watchdog has revised sharply higher its projections for the cost of the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis and warned the country remains on track for its worst economic slump in 300 years. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said it now expected the chancellor’s support programmes for the economy – …

Idris Elba: COVID-19 had ‘traumatic’ effect on my mental state

  Idris Elba has said having coronavirus had a “traumatic” impact on him mentally. The actor and his wife Sabrina Dhowre tested positive for COVID-19 early in the outbreak, reports Sky News He says he is now “fully recovered” and feeling “lucky to be alive and thankful for being able to kick” the virus, in an interview …

Huawei faces ban in Britain, uncertainty swirls over timing, extent

  Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to ban Huawei from Britain’s 5G network on Tuesday in a momentous decision that will delight Washington, dismay Beijing and signal the end of a two-decade long partnership with the country’s biggest mobile operator. The United States has pushed Johnson to reverse his January decision to grant Huawei …

Oil prices drop on demand recovery fears amid US virus surge

  Oil prices fell around 2% in early trade on Tuesday on worries that new clampdowns on businesses to stem surging coronavirus cases in California and other U.S. states could threaten the nascent recovery in fuel demand. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures slid 84 cents, or 2.1%, to $39.26 a barrel at …

Australia tightens restrictions amid fresh COVID-19 outbreaks

  Australian states on Tuesday tightened restrictions on movement as authorities struggle to contain a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 in the country’s southeast that is starting to spill into other areas. With growing fears of a second coronavirus wave nationally, two states extended border restrictions and Australia’s most populous state imposed limits on the number …

COVID-19: California reimposes restrictions after spike in new cases

  Gyms, churches and hairdressers have been told to close in more than half of California’s 58 counties after the state recorded more than 8,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday. Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the closures in the 30 counties where numbers of cases are rising, including Los Angeles and San Diego, the two most populous. Newsom …

BBNaija Season 5 winner to get N85m

    Multichoice Nigeria, the organisers of Africa’s popular reality TV show, BBNaija, has revealed that the winner of the BBNaija season 5 will walk away with a whopping N85m grand prize! The organisers disclosed this in a statement ahead of the show’s premiere on Sunday, July 19. The grand prize which includes a N30m cash …

Coronavirus: Face masks to become mandatory in English shops

  Face coverings must be worn in shops and supermarkets in England from Friday 24 July, Boris Johnson has announced. Enforcement will be carried out by police – not retail staff – and anyone failing to wear a face covering while shopping will face a fine of up to £100, or £50 if paid within …

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