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$300m Abacha loot: Again, Malami says FG has not entered into any agreement to concede any amount of money to Gov Bagudu

$300m Abacha loot: Again, Malami says FG has not entered into any agreement to concede any amount of money to Gov Bagudu

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has again said the Federal Government has not entered into any agreement to concede any amount of money to any individual from the over $300 million to be repatriated back to Nigeria from Island of New Jessy. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami made the clarification while ... Read More »

Barcelona ‘turn down chance to sign Chelsea star Willian for free, prefers Younger players ‘

Barcelona ‘turn down chance to sign Chelsea star Willian for free, prefers Younger players ‘

Barcelona have turned down the chance to sign Chelsea star Willian in the summer. The Brazilian is available as a free agent after turning down a new contract from Chelsea. Willian wanted a three-year contract and walked away from negotiations when Chelsea were only prepared to offer him a two-year extension. His agent Kia Joorabchian, who also represents Philippe Coutinho, ... Read More »

Muslim Coalition Against COVID-19  Raises 60-Member Team To Actualize N500 m Appeal Fund

Muslim Coalition Against COVID-19  Raises 60-Member Team To Actualize N500 m Appeal Fund

The Muslim Coalition Against COVID-19 yesterday, Tuesday rose from a strategic meeting to chart the path of raising Five Hundred Million Naira appeal fund target. According to its National Coordinator, Disu Kamor, the appeal is for all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, tongue or faith as the pandemic affects all humanity. Alh. Moshood Wasiu Abiola Chairman, Publicity Committee of the coalition ... Read More »

Manchester United will ‘exploit’ the coronavirus mayhem to poach top stars-Solskjaer Warns Rivals

Manchester United will ‘exploit’ the coronavirus mayhem to poach top stars-Solskjaer Warns Rivals

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Manchester United can ‘exploit’ the mayhem caused by coronavirus to secure their summer transfer targets. The United manager believes some clubs need to offload players after taking a financial hit during the crisis and it could work in their favour. The Old Trafford club have been linked with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish ... Read More »

Malami replies US Senator, says Nigeria’s War on Corruption non-discriminatory

Malami replies US Senator, says Nigeria’s War on Corruption non-discriminatory

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has said that Federal Government’s fight against corruption in the country is impartial, objective and non-discriminatory. Malami on Wednesday in a statement issued by media aide in his office, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, described allegations on use of the fight for political witch-hunting as unfounded, baseless and devoid of ... Read More »

Coronavirus :German Bundesliga To Be Played Without Fans Until 2021-Bundesliga. CEO

Coronavirus :German Bundesliga To Be Played Without Fans Until 2021-Bundesliga. CEO

The Bundesliga is unlikely to have fans in stadiums until next year at the earliest, according to the league’s Chief Executive Officer, Christian Seifert There is optimism in Germany with all 36 clubs in the top two divisions welcoming their players back to training, while continuing to observe health protocols in their local areas. Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, it ... Read More »

Covid-19: Company facilitating visit of Chinese doctors lists medical items expected to arrive Nigeria through Air Peace chartered flight on Wednesday

Covid-19: Company facilitating visit of Chinese doctors lists medical items expected to arrive Nigeria through Air Peace chartered flight on Wednesday

“Assisted by the Nigerian Government, CCECC is delivering amongst others around 16-tons of test kits, ventilators, disinfection machine, disposable medical masks, N95 masks, medicines, rubber gloves, protective gowns, goggles, face shields, infra-red thermometers and other critical care items, through a chartered flight operated by Air Peace.” Statement by CCECC on its medical equipment donations to Nigeria and the accompanying medical ... Read More »

Trump threatens to cut funding to WHO as US COVID-19 deaths hit daily record

Trump threatens to cut funding to WHO as US COVID-19 deaths hit daily record

President Donald Trump has threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organisation, accusing it of bias towards China during the coronavirus pandemic. It comes as nearly 2,000 people infected with the new coronavirus died in the United States in the past 24 hours. The record daily figure of 1,939 brings the total number of deaths in the US ... Read More »

COVID-19: Oyo Govt., UI partner on containment of disease, fumigation

COVID-19: Oyo Govt., UI partner on containment of disease, fumigation

…As committee tasks religious organisations, business owners to fumigate premises The Oyo State Containment and Decontamination Project has expressed its readiness to contain the COVID-19 pandemic by embarking on immediate decontamination of all areas suspected to have come under the attack of Coronavirus. This was as the committee, led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor on Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, ... Read More »

COVID-19: Gov calls for sanction of UITH Head over Kwara Index Case

COVID-19: Gov calls for sanction of UITH Head over Kwara Index Case

…nabs 75 contacts of victim By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin. Governor AbdulRahman Abdul‎Razaq of Kwara State has called for an immediate official sanction against Professor Alakija Kazeem Salami of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) for allegedly admitting Kwara COVID-19 index case, a UK returnee under the guise of food poisoning into the hospital where the patient died few hours ... Read More »

Fire guts Accountant-General of the Federation’s office in Abuja

Fire guts Accountant-General of the Federation’s office in Abuja

Fire this morning gutted the Treasury House, a building housing the office of the accountant-general of the federation (AGF). The building is located on Samuel Ladoke Akintola Boulevard, Garki 2, Abuja. It was believed the fire started from around the second or third floor, razing the building upwards including the Accountant General’s office and most of the important offices. The ... Read More »

COVID-19: Katsina Govt. lifts suspension on Friday prayers

COVID-19: Katsina Govt. lifts suspension on Friday prayers

The Katsina State Government has lifted suspension on Friday congregational prayer with immediate effect. The lifting of the suspension was announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, in a statement made on Tuesday in Katsina. “Following a meeting held today between the Katsina state government, religious leaders, traditional rulers and security agents to review some measures ... Read More »

COVID-19: NIMASA presents ventilators, response vessels,ambulance to Lagos

COVID-19: NIMASA presents ventilators, response vessels,ambulance to Lagos

…As Jamoh Charges Media on Awareness The Director General, of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Bashir Jamoh has presented a number of medical equipment and items including ventilators, Ambulance, buses and response vessels to Lagos state Government towards the fight against the spread of COVID 19. L-R: Executive Director, Operations, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), ... Read More »

COVID-19: Only Buhari can decide extension of lockdown -Boss Mustapha

COVID-19: Only Buhari can decide extension of lockdown -Boss Mustapha

*** hails Lagos for world-class facilities to contain coronavirus Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha on Tuesday said only President Muhamnadu Buhari can determine whether the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja will be extended or not. Buhari had a week ago ordered total lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and ... Read More »

COVID-19: FCT Minister inspects health, infrastructure facilities

COVID-19: FCT Minister inspects health, infrastructure facilities

…EXPRESSES APPRECIATION TO PRIVATE SECTOR, HEALTH WORKERS The Honourable Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has expressed appreciation to the organized private sector for the assistance rendered to the FCTA in the efforts at containing the COVID-19 pandemic in the Territory. FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello washing his hands at the Asokoro Hospital The Minister said this ... Read More »

COVID -19: Yobe Extends stay-at-home for civil servants till April 30th

COVID -19: Yobe Extends stay-at-home for civil servants till April 30th

By INUSA Ndahi, Damaturu The Yobe State COVID-19 Prevention and Control Committee, under the leadership of the Deputy Governor, Hon. Idi Barde Gubana (Wazirin Fune) met on Tuesday 7th April 2020 and reviewed three weeks extension stay-at-home and work-from-home directive for civil servants, particularly those from Grade Level 12 and below.   The committee also resolves that, in view of the ongoing prevalence of ... Read More »

JAIZ Bank closes branch, directs staff who attended burial of COVID-19 victim to go for 14-day quarantine

JAIZ Bank closes branch, directs staff who attended burial of COVID-19 victim to go for 14-day quarantine

JAIZ Bank Plc says it has directed a staff in its Ilorin, Kwara State branch who attended the burial of a COVID-19 victim to go for the mandatory 14-day self isolation. The management of the bank also announced closure of the branch, according to a statement released on Tuesday, April 07, 2020. The statement reads: Our attention has been drawn ... Read More »

COVID-19: 44,000 Americans repatriated from Nigeria, 77 other countries

COVID-19: 44,000 Americans repatriated from Nigeria, 77 other countries

The US Department of State has of April 6, 2020 repatriated, or helped to repatriate, over 44,000 American citizens from 78 countries, including Nigeria. This was disclosed on the official Facebook page of the US Embassy in Nigeria on Tuesday, April 07, 2020. According to the statement, “A U.S. repatriation flight departed Lagos yesterday with 376 American citizens aboard. The ... Read More »

World’s Costliest Flop, Alexis Sanchez Insists on Full Wage Till 2022

World’s Costliest Flop, Alexis Sanchez Insists on Full Wage Till 2022

Alexis Sanchez is ready to sit tight and see out the remaining two years of his £500,000-a-week Manchester United contract in order to avoid a pay cut, according to reports. The Chilean is currently on loan at Inter Milan and his future at Old Trafford is all-but-over, with the club desperate to sell him in the summer. But, according to ... Read More »