Thursday, March 26, 2020

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    Egypt records first case as coronavirus finally reaches Africa

Egypt records first case as coronavirus finally reaches Africa

Africa recorded its first case of coronavirus on Friday as a foreigner who had been put in isolation at a hospital in Egypt tested positive for the disease. In a statement, Egyptian health ministry said it had informed the World Health Organisation and had taken all necessary preventative measures. It did not give the nationality of the affected person or any other [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: ‘N700m for hand of God’, ‘N680m for happiness office’… inside Okorocha’s N20bn contracts

EXCLUSIVE: ‘N700m for hand of God’, ‘N680m for happiness office’… inside Okorocha’s N20bn contracts

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, awarded 12 contracts worth N20 billion to Zigreat International Company Limited between November 15, 2013, and November 3, 2017, TheCable can report. Documents obtained by TheCable showed that the contracts were awarded to this company in violation of the public procurement act. TheCable understands that in 2010, the administration of Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor, [...]

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    Adeboye cautions against abrupt sack of service chiefs

Adeboye cautions against abrupt sack of service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has been cautioned against abrupt sack of the nation’s security chiefs. Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) worldwide, who handed this warning, said sacking security chiefs, is not the panacea to the insecurity in the country. The cleric gave this advice while speaking at the headquarters of RCCG, The Throne of Grace, Ebute-Metta [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: How I intend to tackle Lagos traffic gridlock within six months

Sanwo-Olu: How I intend to tackle Lagos traffic gridlock within six months

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, has disclosed the plans he has to address traffic problem if elected in 2019. Being the most populous state in the country, traffic jam is one of the major problems in the state. In a chat with online editors, the governorship candidate said he intends to reduce gridlock  in [...]

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Corrected! South Africa arrest 8 policemen over alleged killing of Nigerian The Nigerian Union in South Africa and families of Nigerians killed in that country may soon get justice as the South African Police have arrested eight policemen in connection with the alleged 2017 brutal murder of a Nigerian. Mr Adetola Olubajo, President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, confirmed the [...]

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El-Rufai, Ayade, Ugwuanyi,Emmanuel, Wike [...]

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    APC shifts Zamfara governorship primary election to Monday

APC shifts Zamfara governorship primary election to Monday

The Zamfara chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has shifted its governorship primary to October 1. Shehu Isa, spokesman of the party in the state, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. He attributed the development to non-arrival of the election committee of the party from the national headquarters in Abuja. Meanwhile, the police command in the state has appealed to stakeholders [...]

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The Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) and the International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) on Friday sued for peace as the Osun state gets set for a high-stakes governorship election tomorrow. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, Executive Director of WARDC and Chairperson Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) made this known during a press conference in Osogbo. She warned key players in the election not [...]

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Uber sacks driver for raping passenger El-Rufai says state secures victory for public education Mrs Juliana Joseph, Director, Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), Kaduna Mrs Juliana Joseph, Director, Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), Kaduna By Philip Yatai Mrs Juliana Joseph, the Director, Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), Kaduna, said on Monday that the centre had received 95 cases of sexual assaults from January to July [...]

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Nobody Should Be Crucified For Leaving A Party, Says Soyinka Channels Television Updated August 2, 2018 Nobody Should Be Crucified For Leaving A Party, Says Soyinka Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka at the presentation of his new book titled ‘Who Is Watching The Watchmen?’ in Lagos on August 2, 2018. Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, says he does not believe anyone who decides to leave [...]

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    APC reps reject colleagues defection, consider litigation

APC reps reject colleagues defection, consider litigation

Members of the house of representatives in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the defection of some of their colleagues to other parties. The caucus has also hinted at taking “necessary steps” over the move which they described as illegal. Thirty-seven members of the caucus dumped the party during plenary on Tuesday — 32 to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), four [...]

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Sources: Kwankwaso tips Ganduje's deputy as next governor of Kano The immediate-past governor of Kano state, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has intensified his plot to frustrate the second-term ambition of President Muhammadu Buhari and unseat Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, with the latest endorsment of Kano state Deputy Governor, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar to run against Ganduje in the 2019 gubernatorial election. [...]

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We won’t react now to court-approved impeachment of Buhari - FG From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja. The Federal Government has said its reaction to Wednesday’s court order of mandamus for the National Assembly to begin impeachment process against President Muhammadu Buhari, it’s on hold for now. A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, presided over by Justice Maureen Onyetenu, had on Wednesday [...]

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The Police in Lagos state have arrested three suspected members of the O’odua Peoples Congress (OPC) and raided a shrine allegedly used to extort members of the public. Imohimi Edgal, commissioner of police in Lagos state, who led detectives on Tuesday to the shrine, ordered for it destruction. Edgal told reporters at the scene that the operators of the shrine were carrying [...]

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Killings: Pray for us, Osinbajo cries to churches April 24, 2018 6:30 pm by adeleye.adeyemi - Nigeria - Killings: Pray for us, Osinbajo cries to churches Inauguration By Yemi Adeleye/Clara Egbogota Lagos, April 24, 2018 (NAN) The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday called on Churches for religious tolerance and prayers for those in government to overcome numerous challenges facing the nation. Osinbajo, [...]

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Shehu Sani files counter suit against El-Rufai, demands N5 billion damages People JOHN SHIKLAM Today at 10:04 AM To GEORGE TAIWO SIMON KOLAWOLE Message body Shehu Sani files counter suit against El-Rufai, demands N5 billion damages Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central senatorial zone, has filed a defence and counter claims suit at the Kaduna state high court, seeking for a [...]

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March 25, 2019USDGBPEUR
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KANO375477498
PH380478498
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