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    Ondo CJ rejects impeachment move against deputy governor

Ondo CJ rejects impeachment move against deputy governor

Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, chief judge of Ondo state, has rejected the request of the Ondo state house of assembly to set up a probe panel against Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of the state, over allegations of gross misconduct. In a letter dated July 7, Bamidele Oleyelogun, speaker of the assembly, asked the chief judge to constitute a seven-man panel to probe Ajayi. “It [...]

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    N30m for taps, buckets, N48m for sanitisers… N534m COVID-19 projects awarded to unverified contractors

N30m for taps, buckets, N48m for sanitisers… N534m COVID-19 projects awarded to unverified contractors

BY DATAPHYTE COVID-19 emergency procurement worth N534.98 million were awarded to unverifiable contractors, according to investigation by Dataphyte, an online platform which collates and curates data from diverse sources and transform them into machine-readable formats. These contracts were awarded by five ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs). They are ministry of environment, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence [...]

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    FG probes Chinese company after report on contaminated water supply in FCT

FG probes Chinese company after report on contaminated water supply in FCT

The federal government through the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission (NIWRMC) says it is investigating the contamination of water supply by a Chinese company operating in the nation's capital. The agency, which announced this via its Twitter handle on Friday, said necessary action will be taken in the matter. TheCable had reported how Hongao Mining Company Limited, a mining firm protected [...]

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    How they stand: The final eight candidates for WTO top job

How they stand: The final eight candidates for WTO top job

The nomination process for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has finally closed, and all the candidates for the WTO top job are now known. There are eight candidates in the race; three from Africa, two from Europe, one from the Middle-East, one from North America, and one from Asia. In the race are three women -- [...]

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    Shehu Sani: EFCC under Magu was a consultancy outfit for corrupt politicians

Shehu Sani: EFCC under Magu was a consultancy outfit for corrupt politicians

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, says Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was dubious in his role as head of the agency. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Magu over some "weighty" allegations, including the diversion of recovered loot, insubordination and misconduct. In a statement, Sani [...]

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    Nigeria develops test kit for COVID-19

Nigeria develops test kit for COVID-19

The federal government has launched RNASwift, a diagnostic kit, for the identification of the causal agent of COVID-19. At a press conference on Tuesday, Alex Akpa, director-general of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), the agency that developed the kit, said the RNASwift test kit is an indigenous diagnostic test kit designed, developed and validated in Nigeria for the identification of the [...]

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    Nigeria records 5 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours — lowest tally in July

Nigeria records 5 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours — lowest tally in July

Since beginning a new phase of the eased lockdown on June 30, 2020, Nigeria's COVID-19 fatality toll hit a record low on Thursday with five deaths in 24 hours. The figure for Thursday is a significant drop from the toll on Tuesday and Wednesday, when 15 people were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on each day. A total of 689 [...]

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    UK visa application centres in Nigeria to reopen soon

UK visa application centres in Nigeria to reopen soon

The British high commission in Nigeria says work is ongoing to reopen visa application for intending travellers to the United Kingdom. [...]

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    90 percent of staff at Ghana education ministry contract COVID-19

90 percent of staff at Ghana education ministry contract COVID-19

Matthew Prempeh, Ghanaian minister of education, says over 90 percent of the staff of the ministry have contracted coronavirus. According to Ghana Web, Prempeh said mass testing conducted at the ministry revealed that he is among those positive for the disease. The minister said the tests had to be conducted on the staff of the ministry after his result came back positive [...]

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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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