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New Year Day Protest: Sowore, others to remain in police custody

From Godwin Tsa Abuja Ruling on the bail applications filed by Publisher of Sahara Repoters, Omoyele Sowore and four others  was on Friday stalled following the failure of the Nigeria Police Force to produce them in Court. At the last adjourned date, Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun- Bello, ordered the transfer of Sowore and his co-Defendants- …
The Sun Nigeria.

2 bodies recovered from sea pirates’ attack in Rivers

From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State, Rogers  Irimagha,    has confirmed the recovery of two corpses from the river, who were victims of sea pirates’ attack in the area. Irimagha has also called on people of the area to remain calm after three boats returning from a …
The Sun Nigeria.



Eduok’s death huge loss – Buhari 

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of former Minister of Aviation, and 12th Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Nsikak-Abasi Essien Eduok, as a huge loss to the nation, particularly all those he inspired and mentored in tactical air operations. In his message to condole with family, he said …
The Sun Nigeria.

Osinbajo welcomes Microsoft’s offer to support Nigeria’s economic plan 

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed delight at the decision of the Microsoft Corporation to partner with the Federal Government for the benefit of Nigerians, especially the youth. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, quoted Osinbajo as saying this in a press release …
The Sun Nigeria.

US Capitol siege: Envoy expresses gratitude to Nigerians 

From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja    The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their solidarity and support during the siege laid by protesters on the United States Capitol last Wednesday.    Leonard expressed the appreciation of the United States Government to Nigerians in a statement made available to …
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Italy reopens schools amid vaccination drive to curb COVID-19 spike

 Italy on Thursday saw a massive return to class of 5.8 million kindergarten, primary and middle school kids as the country pressed ahead with its ongoing national vaccination campaign. The country on Thursday logged 18,020 new COVID-19 cases and 414 new deaths over the past 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 77,291 since the …
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Minimum wage: Plateau LG worker’s protests political- Commissioner

From Gyang Bere, Jos Plateau State Government said the one-month-old protests by Local Government Workers in the state over the implementation of the National Minimum wage is more political than fighting for their rights. Commissioner for information and Communication, Hon. Dan Manjang in a press statement issued on Friday in Jos expressed dissapoinment that most …
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2021: Ogun SUBEB boss tasks staff on dedication, punctuality

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta The Chairman, Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Femi Majekodunmi, has charged staff of the agency and those at Local Government Education Authorities (LGEAs) to be more dedicated, diligent and punctual to work in the new year. Majekodunmi gave the charge at the new year prayer session of the Board held …
The Sun Nigeria.

Katsina: Masari succumbs to pressure,  resumes dialogue with bandits

From Agaju Madugba, Katsina The Katsina State Government may have bowed to the pressure from incessant and ruthless attacks by bandits operating in the area apparently forcing it to resume an abandoned dialogue initiative with the hoodlums.  Still basking in the euphoria of the recent rescue of 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, …
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Rape bites harder in Gombe as Police record 3 cases daily

From Abdulrazaq Mungadi, Gombe It is eight days into the year 2021 and the Gombe State command of Nigeria Police Force (NPF) says it has received over seven reported cases of rape in the last six days of the New Year that is in addition to the over 250 cases reported in 2020. According to the police, rapists are …
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JUST IN: Former FIFA President,  Sepp Blatter, hospitalised

  Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter is in hospital in a serious but stable condition. According to the UK’s Daily Mirror, Blatter’s daughter Corinne announced the news to Blick, saying: “My father is in the hospital and is getting better every day. He needs time and rest. “On behalf of my family, I ask for privacy”. …

Abuja-Kano road: We’re committed to timely completion – FG

  Caleb Onwe, Abuja The Federal Government has assured that the on going reconstruction of the 375 km Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road, was on course and would be completed in good time. The Director Highways Construction and Rehabilitation in the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Engr Funso Adebiyi, who recently inspected the project, said the work was initially …

English Premier League maybe disrupted again

  Concerns are growing over whether English football’s top flight can complete the season on schedule after Aston Villa became the fourth Premier League club to suffer a coronavirus outbreak on Thursday (Jan 7). The Birmingham-based club were forced to cancel training and close their training ground after two rounds of testing returned multiple positive cases …

NUC okays re-opening of varsities on Jan 18

  The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given Nigerian universities the go-ahead to re-open for academic activities on January  18, 2021. This comes a few weeks after the Commission ordered all tertiary institutions to remain shut indefinitely, in response to the second wave of COVID-19. The Commission said universities should adhere strictly to safety measures …

US reports over 4,000 daily COVID-19 deaths for first time

  The United States (U.S.) reported more than 4,000 Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in one day for the first time on Thursday, as health systems struggle to cope with the number of sick and dying patients. A total of 4,033 people died in connection with the disease within 24 hours, according to the COVID-19 Tracking Project. …

Senator Bayo Salami dies in US

  Lateef Dada, Osogbo A former Senator and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Senator Adebayo Salami is dead. He died in the United States of America on Thursday. Cause of his death was, however, unknown as at the time of filing this report. Salami represented Osun Central Senatorial District in …

Study: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine appears effective against mutation in new coronavirus variants

  Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine appeared to work against a key mutation in the highly transmissible new variants of the coronavirus discovered in the UK and South Africa, according to a laboratory study conducted by the U.S. drugmaker. The not-yet peer reviewed study by Pfizer and scientists from the University of Texas Medical …

Elon Musk is now world’s richest person

  Tesla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk surpassed Amazon.com Inc’s top boss Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest man, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. Including Thursday’s gains in Tesla shares, Musk, 49, had a net worth of more than $188.5 billion, $1.5 billion more than Bezos, the report said. (bloom.bg/3nnOz3U) Musk’s personal …

US Capitol police officer dies of injuries in riot by Trump supporters

  U.S. Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick has died of injuries suffered during a riot led by supporters of President Donald Trump, the force said in a statement late on Thursday. Wednesday’s breach of the building was a stunning assault on American democracy at a time when Congress was certifying the victory of President-elect Joe …

Crypto market cap surges above $1trn for first time

  The total market value of all cryptocurrencies rose above $1 trillion for the first time on Thursday as Bitcoin surged to a record high, according to data by crypto coin trackers CoinMarketCap and CoinGecko. Bitcoin has jumped more than 900% to $38,655 on Thursday, from $3,850 in March, as governments increase speeding to blunt …

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