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Orton’s wife, son, staff recover from COVID-19

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi First Lady of Benue State, Mrs. Eunice Ortom, her son and staff have recovered from COVID-19 exactly 25 days after she announces that they had all tested positive to the virus. Mrs. Ortom, in a statement she personally signed and made available to newsmen on Tuesday disclosed that she, her son as …
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NiDCOM boss appeals to NDDC to pay stranded Nigerian students in UK

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Chair and CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has appealed to the authorities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to, as a matter of urgency, intervene by promptly paying the allowances, tuition and other incentives of students on foreign scholarships in the United Kingdom in order to guarantee …
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Abia to hold summit on reopening of schools

Okey Sampson, Umuahia The Government of Abia State has announced that it would be holding a special summit on education to deliberate on modalities for reopening private and public schools in the State. A release signed by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, said State Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has approved the summit which …
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Nasarawa Governor, Sule, signs 2020 revised budget into law

Faith Awa Maji, Lafia Nasarawa State Governor, Engr Abdullahi Sule Tuesday, has signed into Law the revised 2020 Appropriation Bill. It would be recalled that the Governor signed into Law the 2020 Fiscal Appropriation document on Monday, 30th December, 2019 of One Hundred and Eight Billion, Four Hundred and Forty-four Million Eight Hundred and Five …
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NDDC crisis: Ijaw coalition issues 10-point demand on Buhari

  By Omoniyi Salaudeen A coalition of Ijaw groups has issued out a 10-point demand to President Muhammadu Buhari over the startling revelations of financial mismanagement that has crippled the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). These include, among other things, immediate sack of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, dissolution of the …
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2023: Katsina PDP optimistic about reclaiming power

Agaju Madugba, Katsina The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State says it will return to the Government House at the conclusion of the scheduled 2023 general elections to correct what the party describes as the misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State. Speaking on Monday night at the conclusion of its …
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Dozens killed, 10 children abducted in ethnic clashes in South Sudan

South Sudan authority on Tuesday said at least 28 people had been killed and 10 children abducted during ethnic clashes in the country. The country’s acting Commissioner, Mabior Mawut, told dpa in a telephone interview that about 19 others were injured when heavily armed men from the Murle ethnic group attacked members of the Dinka …
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Ondo: Man, 24, arraigned for raping 50-year-old woman 

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The Ondo State Police Command has arraigned a 24-year-old farmer, Haruna Mohammed for allegedly raping a 50-year-old woman, Ibukun Akinlo. Haruna was arraigned at an Akure Magistrate Court on a one-count charge of rape. He was said to have committed the offence on July 8 along Lalepa/Akinfosile road at Igbotako in Okitipupa …
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COVID-19: Wike grants tax relief, incentives to taxpayers in Rivers

Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has granted tax relief and incentives to taxpayers in the state, to cushion the effects of hardship occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Governor Wike has also announced the suspension of all informal sector tax drive for the year 2020, noting that the informal sector was the …
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Buhari, APC Governors in virtual meeting

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is met virtual meeting with Governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The meeting with the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), which started at about 10:10 am lasted 30 minutes with the Chairman of the PGF and governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, physically present …
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NFF: There was no election in Anambra FA

    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has stated categorically that there has been no election into the executive committee of the Anambra State Football Association. Chairman of Chairmen of Nigerian Football, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau minced no words in declaring that what took place in the state on Monday, July 27 and which some stakeholders styled …

FG declares Sallah holidays

  The Federal Government has declared July 30 and 31 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir Celebration. This was disclosed in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, on Tuesday. According to Ehuriah, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and …

Abia PDP chair is dead

  The Abia State Chapter Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, Johnson Onuigbo is dead. Though details of Onuigbo’s death are sketchy, but sources said the Chairman died Monday morning. More details later…

Report: Lampard eying new goalkeeper

  Chelsea will try to sign a goalkeeper this summer because Frank Lampard is not convinced Kepa Arrizabalaga has a future as his long-term No 1 at Stamford Bridge. Several clubs in Spain have expressed an interest in signing Arrizabalaga but Chelsea want to get back as much of the world-record £71 million they paid …

Aston Villa sack Sporting Director, Jesus Garcia Pitarch

  Aston Villa have sacked Sporting Director Jesus Garcia Pitarch, after criticism of the club’s recruitment strategy. Pitarch left Villa Park on Monday, a day after the club ensured Premier League survival with a 1-1 draw at West Ham, reports Sky News. As Sky Sports News reported on Monday, Dean Smith’s future as Villa manager is 100 …

Samsung Electronics shares rally on Intel’s chip outsourcing plan

  Shares of Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) rallied on Tuesday, joining its bigger rival TSMC (2330.TW), driven by growing expectations that the chipmakers may benefit from Intel Corp’s (INTC.O) plan to outsource more chip manufacturing. Shares of Samsung Electronics rose as much as 5.8% at one point to their highest level in about five months and …

WTO: Ex-British PM, Gordon Brown, endorses Okonjo-Iweala

  Former British Prime Minister, Mr. Gordon Brown, has endorsed the candidacy of Nigeria’s Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the top job of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Brown’s endorsement is the latest of such high profile backing for the former Nigerian Ministerof Finance, coming after that by respected Patrick Lumumba, Director of Kenya’s …

AfDB: Independent Panel clears Adesina of wrongdoing

  An independent panel of experts, headed by former Irish President Mary Robinson, has cleared the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, of corruption, according to a report obtained by AFP. Adesina, 60, a charismatic speaker known for his elegant suits and bow ties, became the first Nigerian to helm the …

Peugeot maker PSA sticks to margin goal, eyes recovery

  Peugeot maker PSA Group (PEUP.PA) held on to its margin target despite a fall in profitability in the first half of 2020, and said a recovery in sales had extended into July after the coronavirus pandemic ate into first-half revenues. Like rival carmakers, PSA halted production as the outbreak spread from China to Europe …

Oil prices steady as demand concerns offset US stimulus hopes

  Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, erasing gains earlier in the session, as rising coronavirus cases dampened the outlook for demand and countered optimism over more U.S. stimulus. Efforts to stimulate the U.S. economy’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis had raised hopes for stronger oil demand, reports Reuters. Brent crude futures climbed 2 cents, …

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