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Woman, 3 children die in Delta gas explosion

From Paul Osuyi, Asaba At least, four persons have been confirmed dead as a result of explosion from a gas plant in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State. The explosion which occurred on Friday night, was caused by a suspected leakage of gas at the Osadebey Gas Plant along the Agbor axis …
The Sun Nigeria.

Ikpeazu dissolves Abia Exco, recalls CoS

From Okey Sampson, Umuahia Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has approved the immediate dissolution of the State Executive Council. This even as the governor has recalled his Chief of Staff, Anthony Agbazuere he suspended about two months ago. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka directed all those affected by the dissolution …
The Sun Nigeria.



No peace in sight at Bida Poly, ASUP tells FG

By Gabriel Dike The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has debunked the insinuations by the Rector, Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State, Dr. Abubakar Dzukogi that peace has returned to the institution, insisting the current crisis is far from being over. Reacting to the rector’s claim that Bida Polytechnic is now peaceful, ASUP Bida Poly …
The Sun Nigeria.

Kidnapping: ABU assures adequate security as academic activities resume

The Security Division of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria has assured the university community of adequate security as academic activities in the institution resumed. Malam Ashiru Zango, Chief Security Officer of the University, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Zaria, ahead of the resumption of …
The Sun Nigeria.

C/River Gov’t demolishes hotel harbouring suspected kidnappers

The Cross River Government security outfit, “Operation Akpakwu”, has demolished the “Save side hotel” at 8miles area in Calabar for harbouring suspected kidnappers that have been terrorising the state. Speaking after the exercise, Mr Henry Okokon, the Security Adviser, South, to Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on …
The Sun Nigeria.

NDDC must work for the people – Briggs

From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Environment and human right activist, Ankio Briggs has called for attitudinal change towards the running of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Briggs made the call while fielding questions from journalists after receiving the Sole Administrator of the commission, Mr Effiong Akwa at her residence, said the commission must work for the …
The Sun Nigeria.

Niger insecurity: Gov Bello advocates stiffer penalty for bandits, kidnappers

From John Adams, Minna Worried by the unending activities of the armed bandits in the state which has claimed hundreds of lives and rendered thousands homeless, the Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has advocated for a stiffer penalty for both the bandits, kidnappers and their informants. He said the need for a stiffer …
The Sun Nigeria.



WHO to secure 40m doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced the signing of an advance purchase agreement securing up to 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine. The agreement is coming under the UN-led COVAX equitable vaccine supply programme. The UN health agency, in a statement posted on its website, stated that the rollout for the vaccine …
The Sun Nigeria.

Africans stand to gain from Biden presidency – Official

 The Nigerian Diaspora Movement (NDM) on Saturday expressed optimism that Africa could benefit significantly from the new administration in the U.S. led by President Joe Biden.  Chairman of NDM, Prof. Apollos Nwauwa expressed the optimism in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. The NDM has nearly 20 million Nigerians …
The Sun Nigeria.

COVID-19: Uzodinma threatens another lockdown in Imo

 Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has threatened a second total lockdown, if residents of the state continue to disregard COVID-19 safety protocols. The governor issued the threat in a statewide broadcast in Owerri late on Friday night. Uzodinma, who frowned at nonchalance of Imo residents towards established safety protocols, said that four mobile courts have …
The Sun Nigeria.

JUST IN: Larry King, US talk show host, dies weeks after testing positive for COVID-19

US talk show host Larry King has died at the age of 87. The TV star was taken to hospital in Los Angeles in late December after testing positive for coronavirus. He died on Saturday morning. King, whose career spanned more than six decades, had Type 2 diabetes and had suffered from lung cancer, angina …

Kaduna tops as NCDC confirms 1,483 new COVID-19 infections      

For the first time in months, Kaduna reached a new record-high on its daily count of positive samples, with over 500 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the state on Friday. Out of 1,483 new infections confirmed across 22 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) in the update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control …

Gunmen abduct Delta varsity don

  Dominic Adewole, Asaba Gunmen have abducted the Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) of the Delta State University (DELSU) in Abraka, Comrade Monday Izu. The victim was allegedly ambushed and taken away in their waiting vehicle along the Abraka-Eku road, by the perpetrators. The kidnappers had not established contact with his family …

Three killed, 20 injured, 15 houses burnt as gas plant explodes in Delta

  Dominic Adewole, Asaba There was sorrow, tears and death in Agbor, Ika South council area of Delta State on Friday night as a gas plant in the locality exploded, burnt over 15 houses, burnt no fewer than 20 persons and killed three inhabitants of the area. The ill-fated gas station – the Osadebe Gas Plant …

‘We’ll do something’: Trump offers first remarks since leaving office

  Former President Donald Trump was mysterious about his future plans in his first public remarks since leaving the White House earlier this week, but he suggested action is in the works, according to a report. The former president was asked to comment on his next step as he sat down for dinner at the Trump International Golf Club in …

$1bn US Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs after record winless streak

  A billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot that has been building for four months will be up for grabs on Friday, available to whoever can beat the one-in-302 million odds. The grand prize set to be drawn at 11 p.m. EST (0400 GMT Saturday) has an estimated value of $1 billion, if the winner takes payouts …

WHO panel to issue recommendations on Moderna vaccine Tuesday

    An independent panel of vaccine experts has reviewed data from Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine and will make public its recommendations on the vaccine’s use next Tuesday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. In an advisory to media about next week, the WHO said on Friday night: “The Strategic Advisory Group of …

Italy tells TikTok to block users after death of young girl

    The Italian data privacy watchdog ordered video app TikTok on Friday to block the accounts of any users in Italy whose age it could not verify following the death of a 10-year-old girl who had been using the Chinese-owned app. In a statement, the regulator said that although TikTok had committed to ban …

AstraZeneca to supply 31m COVID-19 shots to EU in first quarter

  AstraZeneca Plc has informed European Union officials on Friday it would cut deliveries of its COVID-19 vaccine to the bloc by 60% to 31 million doses in the first quarter of the year due to production problems, a senior official told Reuters. The decrease deals another blow to Europe’s COVID-19 vaccination drive after Pfizer …

Biden orders assessment of domestic extremism risk

    President Joe Biden has directed his administration to conduct a full assessment of the risk of domestic terrorism in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, the White House said on Friday. The assessment will be carried out by the Office of the Director …

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