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***Accused keeps mum ***As Gov. Bello orders investigation By Boluwaji Obahopo – Lokoja A 22 years beauty queen, Elizabeth Oyeniyi, has accused Kogi State Commissioner of Water Resources, Abdumumuni Danga, of abduction, assaults and battering. The single mother of one, while narrating her ordeal to Dorothy Njemanze Foundation, said the commissioner abducted and battered her
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…urge Deltans to disregard trending threat video clip by two soldiers By Festus Ahon, Asaba Against the rumour making the rounds, Delta State Government has said soldiers were not killed in Warri, Delta State, urging the public, particularly Deltans, to discountenance video clips purportedly on Warri residents defying the stay-at-home order of the state government
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Ola Ajayi – Ibadan He said this just as he disclosed that volunteers will start training as from today. Alonge, who is the former Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan said: “As of yesterday, we are tracking close to 140 people and the concept is not to track them and ask
Says over 90 seeking IMF financial assistance Emma Ujah The Managing Director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms Kristalina Georgieva, has said that COVID-19 has created an economic crisis worse than what the world economy experienced under the global financial crisis in 2008. “It is way worse than the global financial crisis of
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By Dayo Johnson – Akure Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says today on his verified Twitter handle that “We have just received confirmation of our first positive #COVIDー19 case in Ondo State this evening. The infected person is currently under isolation and will be monitored. We have activated all necessary protocol to locate all
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The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has directed its personnel detailed on enforcement of the Presidential directive on lockdown and other states restrictions to be tolerance, civility, courteousness in dealing with the citizens.
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President Trump on Thursday announced that he had used the Defense Production Act to order US companies to manufacture and deliver more urgently needed ventilators to fight the coronavirus pandemic. “Moments ago I directed Secretary [Alex] Azar and acting Secretary [Chad] Wolf to use any authority under the Defense Production Act to ensure that domestic
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By Jimitota Onoyume Chairman Itsekiri Bible translator, Deacon Stephen Ejueyitsi Aganbi, has passed on at the age of 99 years at his residence in Koko, headquarters, Warri North local government area, Delta state. A statement made available to newsmen in Warri signed by Mr Felix Aganbi said the late Aganbi, a London trained Lawyer was
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Emma Ujah The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved $1.9 billion first set of emergency support operations for developing countries around the world, using a dedicated, fast-track facility for COVID-19 (coronavirus) response. However, the global financial powerhouse excluded Nigeria from the list of the 25 countries to benefit from the support. The organization
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Soul singer Bill Withers, famous for a number of timeless classics such as Lean On Me and Ain’t No Sunshine, has died aged 81. The three-time Grammy winner, who withdrew from making music in the mid-1980s, died from heart complications, his family said. His death comes as people across the world have found comfort in
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Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has been commended for outstanding performance recorded in the areas of infrastructural l development across the country since the inception of the All Progressives Congress, APC, administration.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has directed all its missions abroad to compile lists of willing nationals who wanted to come back home, it was learnt.
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By Demola Akinyemi The death of a Chartered Accountant, Alhaji Jimoh Muideen, on Thursday night in University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITHC) who just returned from the United Kingdom where he had gone to attend the graduation ceremony of one of his children has sparked off tension in Kwara State that COVID-19 might have crept
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Ask FG to consider exception By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja Farmers under the auspices of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Friday, counted losses over federal and state governments’ lockdown order on containing the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, COVID-19. This was disclosed by the Vice President, AFAN, Daniel Okafor, in a chat with Vanguard,
Members of the House of Representatives from Abia State yesterday asked the security agencies enforcing total lockdown in most states of the country to desist from abusing, harassing and shooting at Nigerians, saying there will enquiries after all.
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Kicks against security brutality By Dirisu Yakubu – Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday condemned what it called the extra-judicial execution of an innocent Nigerian by the security operatives in Warri, Delta State, on Thursday. This is even as the party also flayed reported brutalization of Nigerians in many parts of the country
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Friday it has deployed about 100 of its vehicles in six states to support the Presidential Task Force (PTF) in the efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a statement
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Germany have identified Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as the man to take over from Joachim Low in the national team dugout. Since arriving at Anfield in 2015, Klopp has guided Liverpool to 155 victories from 256 games in charge, and the 57-year-old is committed to the Champions League holders until 2024. ALSO READ: COVID-19: FG urges
“Tiger King” star Joe Exotic, 57, has been transferred from coronavirus isolation to a prison medical center. Inmate records show Thursday that Joseph “Exotic” Maldonado-Passage, is currently located at the Federal Bureau of Prisons-operated Federal Medical Center Forth Worth in Texas. Exotic’s fourth husband, 24-year-old bartender Dillon Passage, told Andy Cohen that Exotic had previously
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The Ibadan branch of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) says its members will not sell the petroleum motor spirit (PMS) below N125 per litre.
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