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target=_blank rel=noopener>Google launches programmes to support continent’s small retail businesses
Chinenye Anuforo Google has off a series of programmes, rolling out throughout the month of June, which will not only support the growth and recovery of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Africa’s post-COVID economy but will help them thrive. On the continent, SMBs account for around 90% of all businesses forming the backbone of
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ban On Commercial Motorcycles: Women Group Commends Niger Governor Bello
From John Adams, Minna As the total ban on commercial motorcycles operators in Minna, the Niger state capital takes effect with the official Flagg off on Friday, women group under the auspices of Niger Association of Progressive Women has commended the state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello for the bold step taken to ban
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Social critic, Methuselah, petitions IG, DSS over threat to life
From Okwe Obi, Abuja A social critic residing in Ebonyi State, Anyigor Methuselah, has petitioned the acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, the Directorate of State Security Service and Human Rights Commission over threat to life allegedly by some political associates of the Local Government Chairman of Ezza North Local Government, Nora Aloh.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Kebbi Boat mishap: Senate donates N10m to victims’ families
From Olanrewaju Lawal,Birnin Kebbi The Leadership of the Senate, has donated the sum of N10 million to the victims’ families of Warrah boat mishap in Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State. Senator Adamu Aliero,who led the delegation of the Senate, anounced the donation in Birnin Kebbi on Friday, during their condolence visit to
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Umar Farouq bags Blueprint Newspaper 2020 Public Officer Award
From Okwe Obi, Abuja The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Farouq Umar, has been named Blueprint Public Officer of the Year 2020. At the Newspapers’ 10th Anniversary and Impact Series Awards held recently in Abuja, the Zamfara State born administrator was nominated for her contributions to humanitarian and emergency intervention.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Kogi SC FRSC urges Nigerians to embrace bicycles
Mr Solomon Agure, the Kogi Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has called on Nigerians to embrace cycling to promote well-being as well as to reduce crashes on Nigerians roads. This is contained in a statement on Friday in Lokoja to commemorate the 2021 UN World Bicycle Day. Agure said that bicycles,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nearly 3,000 striking doctors resign in central Indian state
Nearly 3,000 striking junior doctors working in six government medical colleges in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh resigned from their posts, officials said on Friday. The doctors tendered resignations on Thursday after Madhya Pradesh high court described their protest as “illegal’’ and directed the doctors in the state to resume their duties within
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target=_blank rel=noopener>APC unveils flag bearers for July 24 Lagos LG polls
APC in Lagos State on Friday unveiled its flag bearers for the July 24 local council elections in the state. Elections will be conducted into the 20 Local Government Councils and the 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state on that day. The list of chairmanship and vice-chairmanship candidates was signed by the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Police restore peace in Orji, Imo, after gun battle with hoodlums
Police Commissioner in Imo, Mr Abutu Yaro, says peace has been restored in Orji, Owerri North Local Government Area, after Thursday’s shootout with hoodlums. Yaro said in a statement issued in Owerri on Friday by police spokesman, SP Bala Alkana that four hoodlums were fatally injured, but others fled during the gun battle. He said
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Gunmen kidnap businessman in Kano – Police
Gunmen kidnapped a businessman, Mr Emmanuel Eze, in Kore town in Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State on Thursday. Police spokesman in the state, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said in a statement issued on Friday that Eze was kidnapped from his groceries shop at about 10. 30 p.m. He added that the police have mobilised
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target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Tuchel signs new Chelsea deal to 2024
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has signed a contract extension until the summer of 2024. Tuchel, 47, signed an initial 18-month deal when he replaced Frank Lampard as Blues boss in January, reports the BBC. He led the club to victory in the Champions League final and a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League. “There
target=_blank rel=noopener>Bandits abduct wealthy businessman in Kano
Muhammad Kabir, Kano The Police in Kano on Friday said they have launched a massive manhunt to rescue a wealthy businessman kidnapped by bandits from his store on Thursday night. DSP Haruna Abdullahi Kiyawa, police spokesman, told reporters that the incident occurred at Kore town near Dambatta 60km north of Kano at around 10.30
target=_blank rel=noopener>$2.5m romance fraud: US charges 6 Nigerians; Ghanaian soccer star, Osumanu
Six Nigerians, one American and two Ghanaians, including a football player Abdul Osumanu have been indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Charleston, West Virginia, for romance scams. The men were indicted for defrauding at least 200 victims, many of whom are elderly, of at least $2.5 million. According to a report by Department
target=_blank rel=noopener>India posts daily rise of 132,364 new COVID-19 cases
…as shares slip after central bank holds rates steady India reported on Friday 132,364 new coronavirus infections over the last 24 hours, while deaths rose by 2,713. The tally of infections stood at 28.6 million and the death toll at 340,702, the health ministry said. Meanwhile, Indian shares inched lower on Friday after the country’s
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Nine dead after train crashes into railway workers
Nine people were killed in a railway accident early Friday morning in China’s Gansu province, when a train rammed into on-site workers. The train, which was on route from Urumqi to Hangzhou, crashed into railway workers at around 05:25 on Friday (21:25 GMT) in Jinchang city, local authorities said. Medical and emergency teams have
target=_blank rel=noopener>Cardinal George Pell: Australian media fined $840,000 over trial reports
An Australian court on Friday ordered a dozen media firms to pay a total of A$1.1 million ($842,270) in fines for breaching a suppression order on reporting the conviction of former Vatican treasurer George Pell for child sexual assault. The 12 media outlets, mostly owned by Nine Entertainment Co (NEC.AX) and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp (NWSA.O),
target=_blank rel=noopener>Sri Lanka braces for environmental disaster as ship sinks
Authorities in Sri Lanka were trying to head off a potential environmental disaster Thursday as a fire-damaged container ship that had been carrying chemicals was sinking off of the country’s main port. The Singapore-flagged MV X-Press Pearl started sinking Wednesday, a day after authorities extinguished a fire that raged on the vessel for 12
target=_blank rel=noopener>‘Mission: Impossible 7’ set shut down again due to COVID
Filming in Britain on the latest “Mission: Impossible” movie has been shut down for two weeks after some people working on the movie tested positive for the coronavirus, Paramount Pictures said on Thursday. The movie studio did not say who or how many people had tested positive but Britain’s Sun newspaper said star Tom
target=_blank rel=noopener>England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold ruled out of Euro 2020 with thigh injury
• Southgate to name replacement after Romania game • England players to be asked about taking a knee Trent Alexander-Arnold has been ruled out of Euro 2020 after sustaining a thigh injury in the closing stages of England’s 1-0 win over Austria on Wednesday. The Liverpool right-back is devastated by a setback which will keep him out
target=_blank rel=noopener>Soldier commits suicide after killing customs officer in Lagos
Mahmud Sulaiman, a soldier attached to 243 Recce battalion in Ibereko, Badagry, has reportedly committed suicide after he shot an officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). The incident is said to have occurred around 7:45pm on Wednesday at Oloko checkpoint, Gbaji, on the Badagry-Seme expressway. A source, who reportedly witnessed the incident, said
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