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target=_blank rel=noopener>FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays to mark Easter celebration
From Joseph Inokotong, Abuja The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday 2nd and Monday 5th April as public holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration. Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ikpeazu’s deputy chief of staff is dead
From Ogbonnaya Ndukwe, Aba Chief Agwu Ukpai, the Deputy Chief of Staff to Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, is dead. There is no statement yet from the Abia State Government and his family. Ukpai was said to have died on Monday night in Umuahia, with the cause of his sudden demise yet to be
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Town Planning: Ogun distributes 26 mini buses to monitoring officers
From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Poised to strengthen monitoring activities of town planning and urban renewal officials in Ogun State, the state government has distributed 26 mini buses to the 22 Zonal Town Planning Offices across the state. Speaking during the official handing over of the vehicles at the Arcade Ground, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Commissioner for Physical
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Kogi Exco to play novelty match with former Super Eagles squad
From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja All is now set for a novelty match between the cabinet members of governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and the former players of 1994 and 1996 Super Eagles squad. The football match is to take place at the 25,000 capacity Confluence stadium lokoja by 4 pm today (Tuesday) Already some
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Peterside emerges America’s best physician 2020
From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja A Nigerian-born Professor of Medicine, Iyalla Elvis Peterside, has emerged one of America’s Best Physicians 2020. A source from the Nigerian community in Philadelphia, told Daily Sun that the United States National Consumer Advisory Board and Todaysbestphysician.com, named Peterside to the prestigious honour roll. Peterside, a professor of paediatrics and Neonatology
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Four suspected killer herders arrested after gun battle
From Paul Osuyi, Asaba Four suspected killer herders in Delta State have been apprehended following a joint operating by officers of the state police command and local vigilante members. The joint operating was in response to a protest by farmers in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area and Umutu, Ukwuani Local Government Area of the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Police nab 4 over cult killings in Anambra
From Mokwugwo Solomon, Nnewi Anambra police operatives attached to ‘B’ divisional headquarters in Awka, acting on credible information, have arrested four suspects in connection with recent cult killings in the state capital. The all-male suspects arrested at about 5:30 am on Monday include Kpozoume Alfred Prince, aged 28 years; Sunday Nwadgazi, 30 years; Micheal Tyozua,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Identify bandits, kidnappers, sponsors and take them out, Buhari orders security chiefs
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigeria’s security chiefs to identify bandits, kidnappers and their sponsors and take them out. The President warned them that a situation where bandits and kidnappers are dictating pace in the fight against insecurity will no longer be tolerated. National Security Adviser Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd),
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Police rout criminals in Delta
By Christopher Oji The Delta State Police Command has arrested suspected criminals in different locations of the state. Among the criminal suspects are: armed robbers, killer herders believed to to be responsible for the murder of a father and his children at a boundary between Delta and Edo States; Cultists and kidnappers. Delta State Ag.Police
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari, Osinbajo, Service Chiefs, others meet in Aso Rock
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with the security chiefs before jetting out to London for routine medical checks. In attendance is Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; Defense Minister, Major-General Bashir Magashi (Rtd); and the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Volvo’s latest export: Paid parental leave to help female executives
Volvo Cars will offer all its employees worldwide 24 weeks paid parental leave in a bid to support female executives and equal parenting. The carmaker, which is based in Sweden but owned by China’s Geely Holding, has over 40,000 employees. From next month, all staff who have worked in Volvo plants and offices for
target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari to security heads: Identify sponsors, leaders of kidnappers, bandits; take them out
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agencies to identify sponsors and leaders of kidnappers and bandits especially in the north and take them out. Buhari said his administration would not tolerate a situation where the criminal elements dictate the pace in the fight against insecurity and gave the marching orders to the security to
target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari meets Osinbajo, service chiefs ahead of London trip
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the security chiefs ahead of his medical trip to London, UK. The service chiefs in attendance are Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff and Isiaka Amao, Chief of Air Staff. Also
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: CAF clears Iwobi to play against Lesotho
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has cleared Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, to play in Nigeria’s game against Lesotho. NFF disclosed this in a tweet on Tuesday, hours before the African Cup of Nations qualifier which will be played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in
target=_blank rel=noopener>AFCON: Iwobi tests negative for COVID-19
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that Super Eagles player, Alex Iwobi, has tested negative for COVID-19. It had earlier been reported that officials of the Super Eagles team questioned Iwobi’s COVID-19 positive test result that forced the Everton FC man to miss Nigeria’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Benin Republic
target=_blank rel=noopener>Kano approves N9bn for construction of Muhammadu Buhari Interchange
Muhammad Kabir, Kano The Kano State Executive Council has approved the release of N8, 980, 303, 460.63 for the construction of the Muhammadu Buhari Interchange at NNPC Mega Station Rotary Intersection, Hotoro, along Maiduguri Road in the metropolis. The state’s Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba disclosed this at a media briefing on the
target=_blank rel=noopener>Syrian President, wife recover from COVID-19
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma have recovered from COVID-19 and have tested negative for the disease, the Syrian presidency said on Tuesday. “After the end of the quarantine period, symptoms of COVID-19 and negative PCR results, President Bashar al-Assad and Mrs Asma al-Assad have resumed their work normally,” the presidency
target=_blank rel=noopener>Man jailed 20 days for aiding Nigerian to acquire Ghanaian passport
The Kaneshie District Court in Ghana has sentenced a 28-year-old mason to 20 days imprisonment for aiding a Nigerian to acquire a Ghanaian passport. Joseph Awuah would also pay a fine of GHC2, 400.00 in default and serve 30 days imprisonment. Awuah was charged with abetting of crime to wit attempting to obtain Ghanaian
target=_blank rel=noopener>NCDC registers 48 new infections, total now 162,641
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 48 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 162,641. NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle, noting that the country’s daily new cases continue to follow a downward trajectory. From an all-time high of 2,314 cases on
target=_blank rel=noopener>Missile test: N’Korean leader’s sister slams S’Korean President
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, slammed South Korea’s president for calling the North’s recent missile test “concerning” and suggesting Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington should not create hurdles for talks, state media KCNA reported on Tuesday. North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the sea near Japan last
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