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    32-year-old man shot dead by police officer in Ibadan

32-year-old man shot dead by police officer in Ibadan

Yemi Ajayi, a 32-year-old man, has been shot dead by a policeman in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. Olugbenga Fadeyi, the police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident which took place on Friday. According to Fadeyi, one of the policemen, who was part of a team from the Agodi command, tried to stop a vehicle conveying Ajayi, and [...]

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    Immigration blocks 58 Nigerian doctors from flying to UK

Immigration blocks 58 Nigerian doctors from flying to UK

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has refused to allow 58 Nigerian doctors from heading to the UK. According to Sunday James, spokesman of NIS, the doctors had concluded plans to leave the country via a special flight at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. James, who said two of the doctors had visas while 56 didn't, added that NIS reserves the [...]

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    Provide face masks for your children when schools resume, Akwa Ibom tells parents

Provide face masks for your children when schools resume, Akwa Ibom tells parents

The government of Akwa Ibom has directed parents and guardians to provide face masks for their children and wards or they would not be allowed entry into school premises. The directive was contained in a statement issued on Friday by Charles Udoh, the commissioner for information. The government had on May 4, 2020, declared the use of face masks compulsory in public [...]

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    Buhari confirms Magu’s suspension, names Umar acting chairman

Buhari confirms Magu’s suspension, names Umar acting chairman

It is now official: President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, media aide to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation, disclosed this in a press statement on Friday. There had been no official confirmation since Magu's suspension was reported on Tuesday. He said Buhari [...]

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StarTimes: We’re the only Nigerian Pay-TV company with a flexible subscription

StarTimes has described itself as the only Nigerian pay-TV company that offers a flexible subscription. At a Webinar on Friday, Viki Liu, brand and marketing executive of the company, said StarTimes has been at the forefront of providing affordable quality entertainment for Nigerian families. Liu said StarTimes pioneered digital-TV inclusion which was indeed, previously a luxury and the preserve of the rich, [...]

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    Abdulsalami: EFCC went to my guest house in error

Abdulsalami: EFCC went to my guest house in error

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, says operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) went to his guest house in error in 2017 but did not conduct any search of the property. In a press statement issued on Thursday evening in reaction to media reports that Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the EFCC, recently conducted a search in [...]

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    Kaduna declares state of emergency on water, sanitation

Kaduna declares state of emergency on water, sanitation

The Kaduna government has declared a state of emergency on the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector to enable the state attain open defecation free (ODF) status. Muyiwa Adekeye, spokesman to the governor, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, and said the decision will enable the state to build on the success of the sanitation, hygiene and water in Nigeria [...]

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    Journalist recovers from COVID-19 — after 12 days in isolation

Journalist recovers from COVID-19 — after 12 days in isolation

Theophilus Onojeghen, managing editor of Niger Delta Today (NDT), an online news medium, has recovered from COVID-19. Onojeghen was confirmed positive on June 26 and moved to an isolation centre in Delta state. However, in a statement issued by the NDT management on Thursday, the managing editor has now been discharged from the isolation centre after repeated tests confirmed him negative for [...]

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    Bunmi Oni releases book on leadership

Bunmi Oni releases book on leadership

Bunmi Oni, one of Nigeria's foremost and widely respected technocrats, has released a book entitled: "Path To Leadership". In a statement, the author said the 268-page book, available on Amazon, provides excellent insights on a broad range of issues on leadership and personal development. "Leadership development demands conscious effort to build and nurture the character needed for effectiveness, through a painstaking experiential [...]

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    Court rejects DSS’ application for stay of execution in Hanan Buhari’s SIM card case

Court rejects DSS’ application for stay of execution in Hanan Buhari’s SIM card case

A federal high court sitting in Asaba, the Delta capital, has struck out an application filed by the Department of State Services (DSS) seeking a stay of execution on the payment of N10 million fine for illegally detaining Anthony Okolie. Okolie was arrested in July 2019 in Asaba for using the previous phone line of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter. Upon his release, [...]

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    Onyeama: We’ll review size of embassies abroad

Onyeama: We’ll review size of embassies abroad

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says the federal government is considering a review of embassy operations across the world. Speaking as a special guest at a NAN Forum in Abuja, Onyeama stated that the review had become necessary as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy. According to him, resources for funding the embassies have not [...]

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    Ivorian prime minister, favoured to succeed president, dies at 61

Ivorian prime minister, favoured to succeed president, dies at 61

Prime Minister Gon Coulibaly of Ivory Coast has died at the age of 61. In a statement on Wednesday, Patrick Achi, a spokesman at the Ivorian presidency, said Coulibaly became unwell during a weekly cabinet meeting and was evacuated to a hospital where he passed away. According to Reuters, President Alassane Ouattara handpicked Coulibaly to succeed him later this year. The deceased, who [...]

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    FG reverses school resumption, withdraws from WASSCE

FG reverses school resumption, withdraws from WASSCE

The federal government has reversed its earlier decision to reopen schools. It has also withdrawn students of Unity Schools from the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) scheduled for August 5 and September 5. The examination was initially postponed indefinitely to check the spread of COVID-19. But Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education, had announced on Monday that the West African [...]

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    Magu returns to Aso Rock as grilling enters day three

Magu returns to Aso Rock as grilling enters day three

The presidential panel investigating Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), continued with its assignment at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday. Journalists were barred from the venue of the meeting, just like on Monday and Tuesday. A security operative had sent away a journalist who attempted to park his car outside the old banquet [...]

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    Magu sent back to police custody as operatives search his residence

Magu sent back to police custody as operatives search his residence

Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been sent back to area 10 force criminal investigation department (FCID) of the police in Abuja where he spent the night on Monday. A source disclosed this to TheCable, saying he was moved to detention at the end of questioning by the panel on Tuesday. He was arrested [...]

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    Adebowale Fadairo dies three weeks to 78th birthday

Adebowale Fadairo dies three weeks to 78th birthday

The remains of Adebowale Fadairo, chairman of The Fadairo royal family of Owu-Abeokuta, Ogun state, will be interred at Grailland Iju Hills, Lagos, on Thursday. Fadairo, who would have been 78 years on July 21, died after a brief illness, on Saturday. He was head of chemicals marketing at National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company (now ConOil Plc), a subsidiary of Shell [...]

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