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Eid-el-Kabir: Gov Zulum donates 4 cows to corps members in Borno

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has donated four cows to corps members serving in the state to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival. Handing over the cows to representatives of the corps members on Saturday in Maiduguri, Zulum said that the gesture was to ensure that those who did not travel home for sallah also had something …
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FG yet to assist devastated communities in Southern Kaduna – ECWA President

Gyang Bere, Jos President of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Rev. Stephen Panya Baba said Federal and Kaduna State Government has done nothing to address the pains of devastated communities in Southern Kaduna, where over 120 persons perished. He called on Federal Government to end the killing of christians in the Middle Belt and Northern …
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E2%80%8E/ CSR: Edo Refinery commences repair work on failed portions of Benin-Sapele Road ‎

Tony Osauzo, Benin As part of their corporate social responsibility, Peayang Chemical Equipment Cooperation (PCC) and African Investment Partner (AIP), have commenced remedial work on failed portions of the Benin/Sapele road. The work is a joint effort of PCC and AIP as co-founders of Edo Refinery with the focus to ameliorate the sufferings currently being …
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Obaseki, Deputy on war path over delay in funding election campaigns

Tony Osauzo, Benin Alleged failure by Governor Godwin Obaseki to adequately fund his re-election campaign has pitched his deputy, Philip Shaibu, against him, with Shaibu reportedly telling Obaseki at leadership last Thursday that he (Obaseki) was not serious in winning the September19 governorship election. Trouble was said to have started during the meeting also attended …
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Plateau Govt. says no plans to install community leader in Jos South LGA

The Plateau Government on Saturday said it had no plans to install any ”Sarkin Kerana” in Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area. Mr Dan Manjang, the state Commisioner for Information, said this in a statement he issued on behalf of the government, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos. According …
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Wranglings: President, Kogi Council of Chiefs dissolves NEC, BOT of cultural association

Attah-Igala and President Kogi Council of Chiefs, Dr Micheal Idakwo Ameh-Oboni ll, has dissolved the Board of Trustees (BOT) and the National Executive Council of the Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA). The Royal Father has also endorsed the constitution of a 20-member Interim National Working Committee to run the affairs of the formost socio-cultural association …
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Ondo gov’t approves reopening of public, private secondary schools

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Ondo State government has approved the reopening of public and private secondary schools for the purpose of writing the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE). The government in a circular issued at the weekend through the ministry of Education, Science and Technology however gave conditions for the reopening of the schools. As a …
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I won’t report Mimiko to EFCC despite our political differences – Akeredolu

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has said that he will not report his predecessor and friend of over 40 years, Dr Olusegun Mimiko to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission because of political differences. This was contained in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo. …
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Nasarawa insecurity: Gov Sule promises protection of citizens

Faith Awa Maji, Lafia The Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule has sympathized with the paramount ruler of Panda, the Ohimege Opanda, HRH Alh. Usman Abdullahi and the people of the area over the recent attack by gunmen in Dausu, Umaisha Development Area of the state that killed five people with many houses burnt. …
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Eid-el-Kabir: Kano gov’t frees 43 prison inmates

Desmond Mgboh, Kano In line with its established tradition, Kano state government has released 43 inmates from different Kano Correctional Centes in the spirit of the Sallah celebrations. The governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who approved their release after fulfilling the inherent legal conditions, implored the freed inmates to be of sound character and to contribute their …
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Benue 2023: Gemade, dumps SDP, rejoins APC

  Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi Former National Chairman of the now main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Barnabas Gemade, on Friday dumped the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and rejoined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The former senator, who represented Benue North East in the upper chamber of the Next Assembly, moved into the APC …

Viral video: About 5,000 Nigerians stranded in Lebanon, says NAPTIP

  About 5,000 Nigerians are stranded in Lebanon, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) confirmed on Saturday. The agency’s Director-General, Julie Okah-Donli told Channels Television this while confirming a viral video of stranded Nigerian ladies in Lebanon calling out to the government and eminent Nigerians to help evacuate them from …

Arteta needs FA Cup glory to launch Arsenal’s bid for stars

  The way Mikel Arteta remembers it, Arsenal had wanted it too much. Before the 2014 FA Cup final against Hull, when he was the captain, everybody connected to the club could feel the weight of a nine-year trophy drought. But, perhaps more than that, they could feel the future of Arsène Wenger, the architect of …

‘Losing battle’: Philippine doctors, nurses urge new COVID-19 lockdowns

    More than a million Philippine doctors and nurses, saying the country was losing the fight against COVID-19, urged President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday to reimpose strict lockdown in and around Manila. In the largest call yet from medical experts to contain the virus, 80 groups representing 80,000 doctors and a million nurses, warned …

FA Cup: Lampard shrugs off silence from Chelsea owner, Abramovich

  Frank Lampard is relaxed about not receiving a congratulatory message from Roman Abramovich after leading Chelsea into the Champions League, saying he feels support from the owner even though they are not in regular contact. Lampard said his sole aim is to keep Abramovich happy by challenging for the biggest trophies and he does not expect …

Coronavirus: Millions of Americans set to lose key $600 benefit

    A $600 (£459) jobless benefit paid to tens of millions of unemployed Americans expired overnight after Republicans and Democrats failed to reach a deal on its extension. Friday was the deadline for an agreement on the coronavirus relief, which tops up state benefits that are mostly far below $600, reports the BBC. Republicans …

Beyonce’s ‘Black Is King’ hopes to shift perception of being Black

    Beyonce’s new visual album celebrating Black culture was greeted with rapturous reviews on Friday, arriving in the midst of a cultural reckoning about race and social justice. “Black is King,” which reimagines the story of the “The Lion King” movie with humans, is intended to “shift the global perception of the word Black,” …

JUST IN: I’m now COVID-19 free — Fayemi

  The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has now tested negative for COVID-19, 11 days after he tested positive. Fayemi, who is also the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, announced this on his Twitter handle in the early hours of Saturday. Writing on his Twitter handle, Fayemi tweeted: “After 11 days in isolation, …

Trump says he will ban TikTok in US

    President Donald Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the US. He told reporters he could sign an executive order as early as Saturday. US security officials have expressed concern that the app, owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, could be used to collect the personal data of Americans, …

Sheffield Wednesday given 12-point deduction for breaching EFL rules

  Sheffield Wednesday have been handed a 12-point deduction for breaking the EFL’s profitability and sustainability rules The sanction, given out by an independent disciplinary commission, will be applied to next season’s Championship table, reports Sky Sports. The EFL statement said Sheffield Wednesday “should not have included profits from the sale of Hillsborough Stadium in …

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