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Niger Governor, Bello, mourns victims of flood in Suleja, boat mishap in Shiroro

John Adams, Minna The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has commiserated with the people of Suleja local government and Gurumana, in Shiroro local government area of the State, over the flood disaster and boat mishap which claimed the lives of 12 people. Six people were killed in the flood which swept parts of …
The Sun Nigeria.

Senatorial by-election: C’River CNPP wades into zoning arrangement

Judex Okoro, Calabar The Cross River state chapter of Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, is set to wade into the zoning arrangement in the pending northern senatorial district by-election. Since INEC had announced a by-election for the zone following the death of Sen Dr. Rose Oko, the agitations for zoning have torn apart the …
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Edo guber: Traditional rulers to hold prayer, fasting for peaceful conduct of polls — Oba of Benin

Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has disclosed that plans were on top gear to summon the Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs to pray for a peaceful election in the state. He stated this when the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, led some governors, senators and other top ranking …
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MUTUK expresses concern over Benue/Taraba crisis

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Mutual Union of Tiv in the United Kingdom (MUTUK), has expressed deep concern over the renewed endless violence, killings, bloodbath, acts of arson and wanton destructions of properties between the warring communities of Jukun and Tiv predominantly in the Southern senatorial district of Taraba state. The President of MUTUK, Dr. Kohol …
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Plan to impeach Ondo Deputy Governor persists as State Assembly sets to resume plenary Tuesday

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Ondo State House of Assembly is set to resume plenary this week with alleged plan to continue with the impeachment process of the state deputy governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi. The House had gone on recess to allow members participate actively in the primary election of major political parties in the state, especially …
The Sun Nigeria.

COVID-19: Britain commends Nigerian ingenuity in mass ventilator production

Steve Agbota The Cabinet office of the United Kingdom has described a Nigerian Information Technology Consultant, Victor Osagie as one of the best Britain has to offer due to his ingenuity in the mass production of ventilators to boost the National Health System, NHS fight against the Corona Virus pandemic. In a commendation letter from …
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Ondo guber: Our people will resist rigging – Jegede

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede has sounded a note of warning to those plotting to rig the October 10 governorship election in the state, saying the people of the state would resist them. Jegede, a second-timer in the governorship race, recently won the …
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Ortom’s Chief of Staff recovers from COVID-19

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Chief of Staff to the Benue State Governor, Terwase Orbunde has recovered from COVID-19. Recall that Orbunde was among 33 family and aides of Governor Samuel Ortom who tested positive for the virus first week of July. He immediately made his status known and subsequently went into self isolation to commence treatment. …
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N141 billion fraud allegation, a case of COVID-19 report – Okorocha

Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has described the recent indictment by a panel investigating his financial dealings in the Local Government Areas of the State from 2011 to 2019 as a COVID-19 infested report. Okorocha while reacting to the allegation in a press statement by his Special Adviser media, Sam …
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APC, PDP in blame game over Saturday’s violent clash in Benin

Tony Osauzo, Benin The All Progressives Congress (APC‎) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday engaged in accusation and counter accusations over Saturday violent clash at the gate of the Oba of Benin palace which left many people wounded and several motor vehicles damaged. Addressing journalists in Benin, Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon, the Vice-Chairman, Media and …
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Okenwa: Gone, but never will be forgotten

On Friday, 24th July 2020, the remains of Hon. Chidi Ofo Okenwa, Member of the Board of Nigeria Football Federation, Chairman of the Nigeria National League and Chairman of the Enugu State Football Association, was interred at his family compound, Ogonogo Eji by Akpugo in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu, amidst a torrent of …

*-with-us/ Suspects: We forced our victim to have s** with us

A man in his late 30s, Stanley(surname withheld), Sunday narrated how he was forced in Ebonyi State by suspected kidnappers to have s** with his younger sister and the sister made to suck  manhood of the suspects.   This is even as police rescued a man and recovered N1million ransom during a gun battle.   Two policemen …

Ortom’s CoS tests negative for COVID-19 after weeks in isolation

The Chief of Staff (CoS) to Benue State Governor, Mr. Terwase Orbunde on Sunday confirmed that he has now tested negative for coronavirus. This is coming weeks after he tested positive for the virus and went into self isolation for treatment.   In a letter he personally signed, Orbunde said when results of his status …

Caleb Varsity records giant strides in e-learning, distributes COVID-19 palliatives

Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, which emerged one of the select institutions to commence e-learning without interrupting its academic calendar, has successfully conducted academic, training and other regular activities on the university’s online platform, with student enrolment on the e-learning platform moving from 8% on April 20 to almost 100% by the beginning of July 2020. …

Serie A: Lukaku hits double as Inter sink Genoa to keep pressure on Juve

  Internazionale put more pressure on the stuttering Serie A leaders Juventus when two goals by Romelu Lukaku and one from Alexis Sánchez gave them a 3-0 win at relegation-threatened Genoa on Saturday. Inter, who have two games left, moved above Atalanta into second place with 76 points, four behind Juventus who host Sampdoria on Sunday. Juve, who have three …

Take abuse from supporters more seriously, Dier pleads

  Eric Dier has described the abuse footballers must endure from fans as a “massive problem” and he wants the authorities to treat it more seriously and hand out greater punishments to offenders. The Tottenham player put himself at the centre of a storm in March when he went into the crowd after his club’s …

Number of COVID-19 cases worldwide tops 16m

  The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has topped 16 million. According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. leads the count with 4.1 million, followed by 2.3 million in Brazil and 1.3 million in India. The U.S. also has the highest number of deaths with 146,460, followed by 86,449 in Brazil …

COVID-19: Australia reports jump in daily new cases, record deaths

  Australia’s second-most populous state, Victoria, recorded 459 cases of the new coronavirus, the second-highest daily total and up from 357 cases the previous day, the state’s leader said on Sunday. Premier Daniel Andrews also told a press briefing that Victoria had reported 10 COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours, Australia’s highest ever daily number, …

N’Korea on alert over ‘first suspected coronavirus case’

  North Korea has reported what it describes as the country’s first suspected case of coronavirus. State news agency KCNA said a person who defected to South Korea three years ago last week returned across the demarcation line had Covid-19 symptoms. Leader Kim Jong-un held an emergency meeting with top officials, imposing a lockdown in …

US black armed protesters march demanding justice for Breonna Taylor

  A group of heavily armed Black protesters marched through Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed in March by police officers who burst into her apartment. Scores of the demonstrators, carrying semi-automatic rifles and shotguns and clad in black paramilitary gear, walked in formation to a fenced off …

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