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Bomb Explosion Rocks Akure,Over 100 Houses Destroyed,Scores Wounded

Bomb Explosion Rocks Akure,Over 100 Houses Destroyed,Scores Wounded

No fewer than 100 residential buildings, school, churches were destroyed by an explosion suspected to be bomb blast in Akure, the Ondo state capital, on the morning of Saturday, March 28.   Thestateonline  gathered that the blast which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, March 28, cut off the ever-busy Akure /Owo road while many people were said to ... Read More »

Davido’s Fiancee,Chioma Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Davido’s Fiancee,Chioma Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Nigerian Afrobeats star Davido has announced that his fiance Chioma has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Chioma, according to Davido, recently returned from the United Kingdom with their baby. The baby tested negative, the singer said. In a series of tweets detailing the reveal, he stated that “he decided to take ourselves and our all close associates we’ve come ... Read More »

DOCTORS, NURSES IN BORNO PLEDGES TO PARTNER WITH GOVT ON CONVID 19

DOCTORS, NURSES IN BORNO PLEDGES TO PARTNER WITH GOVT ON CONVID 19

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Doctors and Nurses working in Borno state under the auspices of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) have pledged to partner with the State Government and various stakeholders to provide adequate, prompt identification, isolation, treatment and close monitoring of cases of Corona Virus diseases, should it appears in the ... Read More »

British Health Secretary,Matt Hancock Tests Positive For Coronavirus

British Health Secretary,Matt Hancock Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has tested positive for coronavirus, he has said. Mr Hancock tweeted: ‘Following medical advice, I was advised to test for #Coronavirus. I’ve tested positive. Thankfully my symptoms are mild and I’m working from home & self-isolating. Vital we follow the advice to protect our NHS & save lives.’ His announcement came just a matter of hours ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Zulum announces N23.5m for families of 47 fallen soldiers

Boko Haram: Zulum announces N23.5m for families of 47 fallen soldiers

By: Inusa Ndahi,Maiduguri … Addresses widows in barrack, approves SME support … Releases 2 transformers, 2 boreholes, school renovation Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was on Friday at Maimalari military barracks in Maiduguri where he announced cash support of N23.5m as support to families of 47 soldiers killed by boko haram last Sunday in Yobe state. Each family is ... Read More »

Coronavirus: US Beg Medical Professionals To File For Visa

Coronavirus: US Beg Medical Professionals To File For Visa

Few weeks after shutting its doors against the world,the United States has appealed to medical professionals across the world to  urgently file for work visas in a passionate appeal for help to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The appeal, published on the Department of State’s website Thursday night, highlighted that medical experts looking to move to the U.S. or visit on ... Read More »

Breaking: British Prime Minister,Boris Johnson Tests Positivie For Coronavirus

Breaking: British Prime Minister,Boris Johnson Tests Positivie For Coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said. Mr Johnson has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street. “He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty,” a statement said. He will still be in charge of the government’s handling of the crisis, the statement added. ... Read More »

Bua Group Donates N1billion to fight Coronavirus

Bua Group Donates N1billion to fight Coronavirus

To strengthen national response to COVID-19 in Nigeria, Industrialist and Founder of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has announced a donation of 1bn in cash through the BUA Foundation and has also placed an order for an additional donation of equipment and medical supplies including testing kits and medical protective gear to 9 states in Nigeria. These medical supplies are ... Read More »

Chinese Club Offer Ighalo  a counter £400,000-a-week, two-year contact

Chinese Club Offer Ighalo a counter £400,000-a-week, two-year contact

Manchester United’s move to acquire the services of former Super Eagle’s striker,Odion Ighalo on a permanent basis may be scuppered by his Chinese team who have offered the Ighalo a £400,000-a-week, two-year contract extension in order to turn down the advances of the Red Devils. Sky Sports reports that Odion Ighalo has been offered an incredible £400,000-a-week, two-year contract extension by ... Read More »

JAMB 2020: Matters arising

JAMB 2020: Matters arising

  By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 It is common knowledge that the JOINT ADMISSIONS AND MATRICULATION BOARD (JAMB) operations have improved drastically and dramatically since Prof. Ishaq Oloyede assumed the mantle of leadership. Improvements in administration – transparency, accountability and openness – has translated into zero-level tolerance for corruption, reduced examination charges, as well as handsome money into ... Read More »

CORONAVIRUS: The sound of a talking drum from Wuhan-China to Nigeria

CORONAVIRUS: The sound of a talking drum from Wuhan-China to Nigeria

By:Dr Audu Lucky Emmanuel Humans developed a wireless communication system long before cell phones were invented! In a time and place where roads didn’t exist, men went into deep in the forest to hunt and women walked long distances to gardens. They needed a way to be informed if something went wrong in town. Drums were used to send detailed ... Read More »

COVID-19: Bauchi governor speaks from isolation

COVID-19: Bauchi governor speaks from isolation

Bauchi State governor Bala Mohammed who tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday said he is in good health. “As you may all know, I just tested to the coronavirus,” Mohammed tweeted, “I have been in self-isolation for the past few day, and I will remain in isolation until I get clearance from my doctors. See his tweet below: “I am ... Read More »

COVID-19: ‘March salary will be paid but subsequent months uncertain’

COVID-19: ‘March salary will be paid but subsequent months uncertain’

Kebbi State Government, says the payment of March salary and pension to workers will not suffer in spite of the global economic downturn arising from the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Atiku Bagudu gave this assurance at an emergency stakeholders meeting to chart the best course of action for the financial future of the state in Birnin kebbi. Bagudu, however, informed the ... Read More »

Coronavirus: World Bank Wants Debt Repayments by ‘Poor Countries’ Suspended

Coronavirus: World Bank Wants Debt Repayments by ‘Poor Countries’ Suspended

The World Bank has appealed to the United States, China, the United Kingdom and other member countries of the G20 to allow, “the poorest countries to suspend all repayments of official bilateral credit,” due to the ravaging COVID-19. A statement obtained on the multilateral institution’s website yesterday, said its President, David Malpass, made the call during the G20 finance ministers’ ... Read More »

I Met Bauchi Governor, But We Never Shook Hands-Atiku’s Son

I Met Bauchi Governor, But We Never Shook Hands-Atiku’s Son

Son of former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in last year’s election,Mohammed Atiku Abubakar has denied shaking hands with Bauchi State Governor,Bala Mohammed when they met in the plane. But Mohammed said the governor sat on one side of the aisle, while he was on another side with his wife.“We greeted but never shook hands,” ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Osinbajo Tests Negative

Coronavirus: Osinbajo Tests Negative

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who went into self-isolation on Tuesday has tested negative for COVID-19, THISDAY has learnt. Announcing the result of COVID-19 test conducted on the vice-president, via a tweet on his Twitter handle, @babaloveme3, at 8:22am Wednesday, his political adviser, Senator Babafemi Ojudu,, said the outcome of the test was negative. “Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo tests negative,” Ojudu had tweeted. ... Read More »

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

  “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus,” the spokesman said. “He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual. The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with Government and medical advice, the ... Read More »

I’ve Done A Covid-19 Test Because I Came In contact With Two Confirmed Cases – Fayemi

I’ve Done A Covid-19 Test Because I Came In contact With Two Confirmed Cases – Fayemi

Ekiti state Governor,Dr Kayode  Fayemi has undergone a Covid-19 test after coming in contact with two people who tested positive for coronavirus recently. Confirming this in a statement today, Fayemi said he self isolated himself earlier before going for the test “I just took a CoviD 19 test, having gone into self isolation since yesterday evening. I’m asymptomatic and feel ... Read More »

Covid-19: Zulum braces up for economic downturn, sets up team to increase Borno’s IGR

Covid-19: Zulum braces up for economic downturn, sets up team to increase Borno’s IGR

… Says 2020 budget will be reviewed Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday braced up for impending economic downturn as a result of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic as well as dwindling Nigeria’s oil revenue, setting up a committee to increase the state’s internally generated revenue (IGR). The governor, while announcing the team to be led by his ... Read More »