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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigeria doesn’t need a new Constitution – Ustaz Usman, SAN
From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Kaduna based Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ustaz Yunus Usman has said that Nigeria doesn’t need new Constitution, but continuous amendment of the existing Constitution, citing American Constitution that has been in use for more than 200 years without being replaced, but amended. Usman said whatever Nigerians are agitating for before
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target=_blank rel=noopener>OPIC Plaza fire avoidable – Abiodun
From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said the gas explosion at the OPIC Plaza, Ikeja, Lagos was avoidable if necessary checks had been made. He called for extra safety measures to be put in place for the transport of liquefied petroleum gas across the country, in order to check incessant
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Benue 2023: Gemade formally informs Jechira traditional rulers of his intention to contest for Governor
From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Senator Barnabas Gemade has formally informed the people of Jechira about his intention to contest the Benue gubernatorial election come 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Declaring his intention before the Jerchira traditional council at the Tor Jerchira’s palace in Vandeikya, Vandeikya Local Government area of Benue
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Enugu APC passes vote of confidence in Senator Eze
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu State chapter has passed a vote of confidence in its 2019 governorship candidate, Sen. Ayogu Eze, for being a blessing to the party since he joined the party. In a statement jointly signed by the APC State Caretaker Chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, APC Local Government Area Caretaker Chairman, Mr.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID 19: Nigeria records zero death in 14 consecutive days
Nigeria did not record any death from COVID-19 in the last 14 consecutive days, maintaining the death toll of 2,117. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said this through its verified website on Saturday morning. It, however, said infection rate was rising, reporting 13 additional cases as of June 18, 2021. According to it, the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>2021 UTME begins nationwide
From Fred Ezeh, Abuja 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) commenced across the country on Saturday, with the first batch of candidates sitting for the Computer Based Test (CBT) examination. As earlier planned, the examination is expected to will run till 3rd July, 2021 Over 1.3 million candidates successfully registered for UTME, while over 75,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19 cases in Africa increase by 52% — WHO
World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus says every region has countries facing a steep increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths, with cases in Africa on rapid increase. Ghebreyesus, who spoke on Friday at COVID-19 news briefing at WHO headquarters in Geneva, expressed concerns that COVID-19 cases in Africa had increased by 52 per cent
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target=_blank rel=noopener>We aren’t part of PMS alleged atrocities in Oyo – NURTW
The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has distanced itself from the alleged nefarious activities of the Park Management System (PMS) in Oyo State. This is contained in a statement signed by its Deputy General Secretary, Alhaji Suleiman Musa, and made available to newsmen on Friday in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
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target=_blank rel=noopener>U.S. administered 300m COVID-19 vaccines in 150 days – Biden
U.S. President Joe Biden, on Friday said the U.S. administered 300 million Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines in 150 days, and that COVID-19 cases and deaths had decreased by more than 90 per cent. Biden said this in a statement with the title, “300 Million Shots in 150 Days: The President’s COVID-19 Strategy is Delivering for Americans’’,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Abduction: Gov.Bagudu visits school, pledges support to security agencies
Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Friday night pledged to support security agencies in the fight against banditry across the state. Bagudu gave the pledge while addressing parents, staff and students of Federal Government College (FGC) Birnin Yauri, during a sympathy visit to the college. The governor assured that his administration would leave no stone unturned
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed re-appointed as Deputy UN Secretary-General
Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed has been reappointed as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN). António Guterres on Friday asked Mohammed to serve as Deputy Secretary-general for a second term, shortly after the UN General Assembly re-appointed him for a second term. Guterres’ second term starts on January 1, 2022, and will run for a period
target=_blank rel=noopener>UN calls for end of arms sales to Myanmar
The UN has issued a rare call to halt to arms sales to Myanmar in response to this year’s violent military coup. The General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the military junta, which overthrew the country’s elected government in February. The UN also called for the release of political detainees, such as elected leader
target=_blank rel=noopener>Setback for EU in legal fight with AstraZeneca
The EU has lost a legal battle in Brussels to force Anglo-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca to supply 120m doses of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of June. It went to court last month after the company delayed shipment of the vital vaccines, having originally committed to supply 300m doses by the same date. However,
target=_blank rel=noopener>Bishops face clash with Biden over abortion
US Catholic bishops are on a potential collision course with President Joe Biden after voting to commission a document that may call for him to be barred from Holy Communion. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) clashed online over whether to draw up a teaching document on politicians who support abortion. Holy Communion
target=_blank rel=noopener>AFN Olympic Trials: Echikunwoke is main attraction on Day 3
Charles Ogundiya Annette Echikunwoke will be the cynosure of all eyes at the Yaba College of Technology on Saturday when the Athletics Federation of Nigeria 2020 Olympic trials enters Day 3. The 25-year-old USA-based athlete will be competing for the first time on Nigerian soil and will be doing so not only as the
target=_blank rel=noopener>Euro 2020: Impressive Scotland frustrate England in Wembley draw
*Sweden beat Slovakia, all square between Croatia, Czech Republic England and Scotland played out a goalless draw at Wembley to leave both countries with their hopes of reaching Euro 2020’s knockout stage very much alive. The first meeting between the men’s teams in a major tournament since Euro 96 was played out in a typically
target=_blank rel=noopener>5 die, 13 injured, 25 vehicles burnt in Lagos tanker explosion
Govt begins probe into cause Tragedy struck at the popular Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way, early yesterday morning, as a gas tanker exploded, killing five persons with about 13 persons severely injured. This is even as Sheraton Lagos Hotel, which is one of the properties located within the vicinity of the inferno, has assured the safety of
target=_blank rel=noopener>Sanwo-Olu inaugurates road networks at Obalende, Ikoyi
As part of his administration’s agenda to ensure seamless transportation through network of roads across the state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has commissioned the rehabilitated and upgraded Lateef Jakande/ McDonald, Milverton and Thompson Avenue roads at Ikoyi-Obalande Local Council Development Area. The governor described the project as a fulfillment of his administration’s vision
target=_blank rel=noopener>Why Electoral Act amendment is being delayed
•APC not sincere with exercise –Senator Ogba •The intention is to manipulate the electoral process – CISLAC’s Executive Director, Auwal Rafsanjani There is palpable apprehension that the Electoral Act Amendment Bill currently before the National Assembly for passage might be deliberately delayed, so that it won’t be ready for use in the 2023 General Elections.
target=_blank rel=noopener>Governors to Buhari: It’s wrong to suggest we tamper with LGs funds
Governors have kicked against the recent suggestion by President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue of local government finances, saying that it is wrong for the president to insinuate that they tamper with local government funds. Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, who fired the first salvo, distanced his administration from the accusation that state governors are
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