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Coronavirus: NCDC announces 184 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, total infections now 4,971

Coronavirus: NCDC announces 184 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, total infections now 4,971

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 184 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4,971. The federal health agency made the announcement via its Twitter handle last night, May 13. Total number of recoveries is now 1,070, while the number of fatalities increased to 164. Six new deaths were recorded with 111 ... Read More »

Oyo Govt. pays counterpart fund for World Bank project on rural access roads

Oyo Govt. pays counterpart fund for World Bank project on rural access roads

…project to provide 1,600 km of rural roads – Coordinator …we promptly paid N350m fund to aid project – Makinde Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has revealed that his government promptly paid the counterpart fund for Development Partners-backed Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) to ensure accelerated development of the rural communities in the state. The governor, who ... Read More »

Coronavirus could take five years to bring under control – WHO Scientist

Coronavirus could take five years to bring under control – WHO Scientist

Without an effective vaccine it could be four to five years before Covid-19 is safely under control It could be four to five years before the coronavirus pandemic is under control, a senior official from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said key factors in defeating Covid-19 in the long-term include whether the virus matures, ... Read More »

Raymond Dokpesi,2 Grandchildren Survive Coronavirus Scare

Raymond Dokpesi,2 Grandchildren Survive Coronavirus Scare

Twelve days after contracting the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19), High Chief Raymond Dokpesi and two of his grandchildren, have tested negative for the virus. Dokpesi and his two grandchildren were deemed to have recovered from COVID-19 after testing negative twice for the virus. Dokpesi, who is the founder of Daar Communications Plc, his son Raymond Dokpesi jnr, as well as his ... Read More »

Tunde Popoola bags PhD Finance from Witwatersrand, South Africa

Tunde Popoola bags PhD Finance from Witwatersrand, South Africa

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CRC Credit Bureau Limited, Tunde Popoola, has been awarded a PhD in Finance by South Africa’s top university, Witwatersrand. Announcing the feat, Dr Popoola said “With fulfilment and a high sense of gratitude to Allah, I am happy to inform you that I have been awarded a PhD in Finance by the prestigious ... Read More »

I Spend  About N16 million  On Hemp  Smoking Monthly — Mike Tyson

I Spend About N16 million On Hemp Smoking Monthly — Mike Tyson

Legendary boxer, Mike Tyson, has revealed  that his weird habit of marijuana smoking sees him smoking away over $40,000 worth of weed every month. “It’s a habit and a job now” he said. The former world heavyweight champion who also holds the unique record of the youngest world heavyweight boxing champion ever , in a recent podcast, exposed the high ... Read More »

How Prof Gambari’s   Disarming Engagements Unsettled Pro Democracy  Activists During June 12 Struggle- Fayemi

How Prof Gambari’s Disarming Engagements Unsettled Pro Democracy Activists During June 12 Struggle- Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor,Kayode Fayemi  has revealed how Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the newly appointed Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, diplomatically engaged pro-democracy activists during the military regime.   Narrating his experience as a pro-democracy activist in exile in his 2005 book, “Out of the Shadows”, Fayemi said Gambari, who served as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United Nations from 1990-1995, ... Read More »

EFCC Docks Permanent Secretary Over Alleged N4.4m Scam

EFCC Docks Permanent Secretary Over Alleged N4.4m Scam

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a Permanent Secretary in the Oyo State Ministry of Agriculture, Alhaji Rasaq Kolawole, for allegedly defrauding one Ibikunle Alonge of N4,400.000 (Four Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira). Kolawole was arraigned before Justice Aderonke Aderemi of the Oyo State High Court on Wednesday, ... Read More »

Tanzania’s Handling Of Coronavirus Highlights President Magufuli’s Relationship With TB Joshua

Tanzania’s Handling Of Coronavirus Highlights President Magufuli’s Relationship With TB Joshua

By: Owololab Adebola The respected Pan-African magazine ‘The Africa Report’ has written a detailed report on Tanzania’s unique approach to the coronavirus pandemic, citing the faith of its President John Magufuli and his relationship with Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua as a mitigating factor. With just months to go to the end of his first term, Magufuli is making global headlines ... Read More »

FG Signs Gurara 30MW Concession Agreement With North-South Power Company Ltd

FG Signs Gurara 30MW Concession Agreement With North-South Power Company Ltd

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Following the concession power signing agreement between the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and North-South Power Company Ltd, all is now set to put the Gurara 30MW Hydropower into sustainable operation towards increasing access to electricity in the country, especially in Kaduna State, aimed at job creation and better life for the people, the Minister of ... Read More »

COVID-19: Jigawa cases rise to  118,  seven discharged

COVID-19: Jigawa cases rise to 118, seven discharged

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. As jigawa records 118 confirmed coronavirus cases, arrangements have been concluded by the state government towards the setting up of a Covid-19 testing centre  with about 180 testing capacity per day to bring to an end the burden of taking samples to other states for testing. This was announced by Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar while giving ... Read More »

NNPC records ₦211.6bn petroleum products sales in February

NNPC records ₦211.6bn petroleum products sales in February

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) through its downstream subsidiary, Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) has announced the sale of petroleum products worth ₦211.62 in February. Sales of white products for the period, February 2019 to February 2020, it said, stood at about ₦2.6 trillion with petrol contributing about 98.06 per cent of the total sales ... Read More »

EFCC Arrests Two Chinese For Offering N100m Bribe To Its Top Officer

EFCC Arrests Two Chinese For Offering N100m Bribe To Its Top Officer

The  Sokoto Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,  EFCC,  has  arrested two Chinese:  Mr. Meng Wei Kun and Mr. Xu Koi for offering a sum of N50million (  Fifty Million Naira) only as bribe to its Zonal Head,   Mr. Abdullahi Lawal. The suspects were arrested on Monday, May 11,  2020 in Sokoto. The bribe was allegedly offered ... Read More »

Covid-19: NSCIA, AMIN call for National Prayer on Thursday

Covid-19: NSCIA, AMIN call for National Prayer on Thursday

“On behalf of the Fatwa Committee of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria, and on the advice of His Eminence Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, The Sultan of Sokoto, and President General of NSCIA, and on behalf of AMIN, we call on all Muslims, and all Nigerians, Christians and followers of other religions, as well as ... Read More »

Onaiwu congratulates Gambari, urges him to work closely with governors

Onaiwu congratulates Gambari, urges him to work closely with governors

Chairman, Governors Mandate Network, Earl Osaro Onaiwu, on Wednesday, congratulated the newly appointed Chief of Staff (CoS) to the President Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. * Gambari Onaiwu, in a statement made available in Abuja, described Prof. Gambari as a man of “good character with intellectual soundness.” * Onaiwu   It would be recalled that the media was, on Tuesday, awashed with ... Read More »

CoS: Saraki urges Nigerians to support Gambari …says he is a decent man

CoS: Saraki urges Nigerians to support Gambari …says he is a decent man

Immediate past president of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has urged Nigerians to support Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari in his tasks as the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he is “a decent man”. In a message released on Wednesday, Saraki said “I congratulate Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari on his appointment as Chief of Staff to President ... Read More »

Of Deregulation, Public Value and National Interest – By Abdulwarees Solanke,  FCIPDM

Of Deregulation, Public Value and National Interest – By Abdulwarees Solanke,  FCIPDM

Corona Virus Pandemic, ultimately will flatten out and normalcy will return to our public life. But we will still have to deal with the enduring challenges that confront many third world or developing countries that their governments are being challenged to be more innovative and responsive in meeting the public needs in terms of affordability, accessibility and efficiency of services ... Read More »

Vitamin D & COVID-19: The Evidence So Far – By Angela Dowden

Vitamin D & COVID-19: The Evidence So Far – By Angela Dowden

By Angela Dowden  For the most part, supplements are a waste of money at best and harmful at worst. But could vitamin D be a notable exception – now more than ever? Let’s take a look. Turns out there’s nothing quite like a pandemic to bring out the nutrition crazies. Eating lots of garlic and adding hot peppers to your soup ... Read More »

Institutional Leadership and the Echoes of Tech-Driven Learning – By Prof Mudasiru Olalere Yusuf

Institutional Leadership and the Echoes of Tech-Driven Learning – By Prof Mudasiru Olalere Yusuf

The story is told of an enthusiastic young teacher who had returned from a workshop on instructional materials production. He regaled the school principal about the value of the workshop. He recounted how devoted he was to the workshop activities, his intention to train other teachers, and willingness to produce instructional materials for the institution. After that, the principal’s four-words ... Read More »

Ahmed Commends President Buhari for Prof. Gambari’s ’timely and merited’ appointment as Chief of Staff

Ahmed Commends President Buhari for Prof. Gambari’s ’timely and merited’ appointment as Chief of Staff

  Former Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for naming former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari (CFR) as Chief of Staff. Ahmed commended the president for Prof Gambari’s ‘timely and merited’ appointment in a twitter message on Wednesday. ‘ I thank President Muhammed Buhari, for appointing the credentialed Prof. Ibrahim Agboola ... Read More »