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Rivers gov’t opens bid for water supply

TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Rivers State government has opened bid for the provision of drinkable water in the state. State Commissioner for Water Resources and Rural Development, Tamunosisi Jaja, disclosed this in Port Harcourt, saying that Governor Nyesom Wike is poised to ensure that work kicks-off in September, 2020. He said: “Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike …
The Sun Nigeria.

Houses submerged, properties worth millions destroyed as rain wreaks havoc in Nasarawa

Faith Awa Maji, Lafia At least six houses were submerged, several shops with properties worth millions of naira were on Saturday destroyed in Lafia, the the Nasarawa state capital. The destruction followed a torrential rainfall over the night resulting in the submergence of several houses, rendering many families homeless. Shops were not spared as many …
The Sun Nigeria.



Lady healed of strange skin disease recounts ordeal

From Uche Usim, Abuja Having battled a strange skin disease for a long time, a lady, identified as Blessing Ejika Ubi has narrated how her leprous condition forced friends and family members to desert her until she got healed via the intervention of a clergyman. In a viral video, Ubi stated that the disease, which …
The Sun Nigeria.

Oyo State COVID-19 death toll rises to 24

Oyo State has reported two new COVID-19 deaths as the number of confirmed cases in the state increased to 2,497 on Friday night. Gov. Seyi Makinde revealed, via his Twitter handle, that the state’s COVID-19 death toll had increased to 24. Makinde also revealed that the state had discharged 22 more COVID-19 patients, following their …
The Sun Nigeria.

Ondo Guber: Ajayi romances Mimiko may dump PDP for ZLP 

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Indications emerged on Saturday that the embattled deputy governor of Ondo State, Mr Agboola Ajayi may dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) following his inability to emerge the governorship candidate of the PDP. Ajayi was said to have met with the former governor of the state …
The Sun Nigeria.

Gov Bello condoles Kwara gov over father’s death

 Emmanuel Adeyemi Lokoja Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has commiserated with his Kwara State counterpart, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq over the death of his father, Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folurunsho AbdulRazaq (SAN). The family  had earlier announced  the death of their patriarch and statesman, Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq SAN (OFR) at the age of 93 in  Abuja. The late …
The Sun Nigeria.

I’ve unfinished business with Eagles -Ex-goalie, Baruwa

  By Bunmi Ogunyale For both national teams and clubs, former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Abiodun Baruwa was flamboyant and superlative in goal. In his heyday, he made incredible saves that made him the fans’ toast, particularly, when he starred for the Shooting Stars Football Club of Ibadan, in the 90s. Baruwa, who is fondly referred …
The Sun Nigeria.



10 injured as Akeredolu’s supporters allegedly attack students in Ondo

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Some students allegedly working for the re-election of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State have allegedly unleashed mayhem on the campuses of the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, and Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), leaving no fewer than 10 students injured. The students were said to be members of …
The Sun Nigeria.

 Navy begins 90-day offensive against maritime criminals in Niger Delta

 Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Nigerian Navy has commenced a 90-day maritime offensive tagged Operation DOUBENI II in the Niger Delta region. The operation launched by the Central Navy Command (CNC) of the Nigerian Navy is aimed at conducting evolutions to curb criminal maritime activities within the CNC Area of Responsibility (AOR) and make the Area crime free for economic exploratory …
The Sun Nigeria.

NAF jet bombards newly established bandits camp, kills scores in Zamfara

Molly kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters said  the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI, have bombarded a newly established bandit camp headed by one “Dangote” in the Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara State. The air strike also killed several of the bandits who recently relocated to the camp said to be a rocky high ground …
The Sun Nigeria.

601 ex-Boko Haram combatants graduate in Gombe

    The Coordinator of Operation Safe Corridor, Major General Bamidele Shafa said on Saturday that 601 deradicalised ex Boko Haram combatants have graduated at the DRR Camp in Mallam Sidi, Gombe. Out of the 601 graduates of the batch 4 set who arrived camp November 27 and December 14, 2019, 592 are Nigerians from …

Medview board agrees to sell two aircraft to pay off debts 

  *Two directors resign Wole Shadare   The COVID-19 pandemic has found expression in the tough situation Nigerian airlines are currently faced with as the board of Medview Airline has agreed to sell two aircraft to offset its debts. In a notice published on the website of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the company said …

Kalu consoles with Abdulrasaq family over death of patriarch

  Former Abia State Governor and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu has commiserated with the government and people of Kwara State over the demise of the first lawyer from the Northern part of Nigeria, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Abdulrasaq. Acknowledging the selfless and patriotic qualities of the deceased, Kalu urged the Abdulrasaq family to …

New English Premier League season to kickoff Sept 12

  The 2020-21 English Premier League season will begin on September 12 and the final round of matches will be held on May 23, the league has announced. The new season, originally scheduled to begin on August 8, has been delayed this year after the Premier League suspended the 2019-20 season for three months due …

Ondo 2020: Olafeso congratulates Jegede, charges PDP on equity, fairness

  Immediate past National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West and a gubernatorial aspirant in the Ondo State governorship primaries, Dr. Eddy Olafeso has congratulated winner of the primaries, Barr. Eyitayo Jegede. Olafeso, who polled 175 votes behind Hon. Agboola Ajayi’s 657 and the eventual winner, Jegede scored 888, expressed …

Kwara gov loses father

  Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin   Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq SAN (OFR), father of Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is dead. He passed on at the age of 93 in  Abuja. The Mutawali of Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau (Zaria), who was Chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers, was reported to have died peacefully …

Arotile: We’ve handed over suspects to police – NAF

  Emmanuel Onani, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Friday night, said it had handed over to the police the suspects arrested in connection with the death of the first female combat helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, for further investigation and possible prosecution. According to the NAF, Arotile died on July 14, at about …

Obesity increases risk of death from COVID-19, study says

  People who are obese or overweight are at higher risk of death or severe illness from COVID-19, according to Public Health England. Almost 63% of adults in England are overweight or obese, meaning they have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 29.9 (overweight) or over 30 (obese), reports Sky News. PHE says …

US Supreme Court rejects church’s challenge to COVID-19 shutdown restrictions

  The Supreme Court on Friday denied an appeal by a Nevada church to allow additional worshipers to join in-person services based on capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nevada has placed a 50-person cap on all places of worship, no matter the capacity of the building, as a part of the state’s coronavirus restrictions. But casinos, along with other …

I was asked to do more car training than male co-stars, actress Charlize Theron reveals

  Charlize Theron has recalled feeling “insulted” when producers on The Italian Job remake tried to make her do six weeks more car training than her male co-stars. The Oscar-winning actress appeared alongside Edward Norton, Jason Statham and Mark Wahlberg in the 2003 heist film – and revealed one of her male co-stars had thrown …

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