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Nigeria Records 1,544 Covid-19 Infections

By Onyebuchi Ezigbo Nigeria has recorded 1,544 newly confirmed cases of Covid-19 as at Friday, January 8. Daily statistics of new infections posted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that on January 8, 2021, 1,544 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. It said that till date, 97,478 cases …

Court Dismisses Certificate Forgery Suit against Obaseki

By Alex Enumah Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court Abuja on Saturday dismissed a suit of forgery against Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, for want of merit. Justice Mohammed dismissed the suit brought by Obaseki’s former party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), on the grounds that it failed to prove allegations of …



Indonesian Plane Missing after Take off from Jakarta Airport

A passenger plane with more than 50 people on board has gone missing shortly after take-off from the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 lost contact en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province, officials said. Flight tracking website Flightradar24.com said the aircraft had lost more than 3,000m (10,000ft) in altitude in less …

Niger LP Rejects Ogah’s Appointment as National Chairman

By Laleye Dipo The Niger State chapter of the Labour Party (LP) has rejected the appointment of Mrs Mariam Ogah as the National Chairman of the party, saying the procedure adopted for her appointment “violates the party’s constitution”. The party said in a communique issued at the end of an emergency stakeholders’ meeting held in …

Power Transmission Hits New Peak of 5,584MW

Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja Twenty four hours after the Nigerian power sector achieved a milestone in wheeled electricity supply in the country, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has disclosed that the industry has once again successfully transmitted another all-time peak of 5,584.40MW. The TCN in a statement by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs …

Lekoil Loses Board Fight with Top Shareholder

Festus Akanbi The founder and chief executive of Lekoil,, Lekan Akinyanmi a London-listed Nigerian company, yesterday lost a protracted boardroom squabbles as shareholders of the embattled company voted to approve the proposal of a new investor, Metallon Corporation Limited to add three members to the company’s board. Lekoil is an Africa focused oil and gas …

UAE Firm to Build Specialist Hospital, Diagnostic Center in Osun

Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo The MGT Group, a multi sectoral and multidisciplinary firm with patented technologies headquarted in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, and operating in several countries of the world has expressed readiness to invest in building a world-class specialist hospital and a medical diagnostic center in Osun State. The firm also expressed interest …



EndSars: Osun Judicial Inquiry Resumes Hearing with 30 Petitions

Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo The Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Related Extra Judicial Killings yesterday said it has received thirty petitions so far. The Panel reiterated its commitment to ensuring fair hearing and justice in all the petitions received within the time frame of stipulated six months. This …

50,000 Nigerians to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines in February

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja Federal Government has said that 50,000 persons would be administered with COVID-19 vaccines in the first phase of the rollout. National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) said the country is expecting to take delivery of 100,000 doses of vaccines by the end of this month. The agency said the federal government …

Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump’s Account Citing Risk of Violence

By Martins Ifijeh in New Jersey, USA Social media giant, Twitter has permanently banned the United States President, Donald Trump from using its platform to decimate information Trump, who had over 85 million followers on his account – @realDonaldTrump – has been accused of using the platform to invite violence following his presidential defeat by …

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