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28 persons identified, quarantined after contact with coronavirus patient in Ogun

28 persons identified, quarantined after contact with coronavirus patient in Ogun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has said the company the Italian diagnosed with coronavirus visited in Ewekoro, Ogun State has been shut down, while two isolation centres have been set up. The patient, an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and just returned from Milan, Italy on the 25th of February 2020, was confirmed to have the COVID-19 virus ... Read More »

CORONAVIRUS: Facebook To Work With Nigeria To Check False, Misleading Reports

CORONAVIRUS: Facebook To Work With Nigeria To Check False, Misleading Reports

The social networking site, Facebook, has pledged to partner with Federal Government to check the spread of fake news and disinformation in the wake of the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who announced this at a news briefing in Abuja on Friday, said it’s obvious that the purveyors of fake ... Read More »

Eliminating extreme poverty requires urgent focus on fragile and conflict-affected countries – World Bank

Eliminating extreme poverty requires urgent focus on fragile and conflict-affected countries – World Bank

People, Peace, Prosperity   CONTEXT While extreme poverty is going down around the world, it is increasing in countries affected by fragility, conflict and violence (FCV). It’s estimated that by 2030, up to two thirds of the world’s extreme poor will live in these situations.  These challenges threaten to reverse efforts to end extreme poverty, and they affect both low- and middle-income ... Read More »

FCTA restates ban on street begging

FCTA restates ban on street begging

… PERM SEC CALLS FOR SYNERGY AMONGST SECURITY AGENCIES The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has again stressed that the ban on street begging was still in effect in the FCT and that relevant agencies will not hesitate to enforce the law on anyone caught contravening the ban. Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, FCTA Permanent Secretary* This was one of the resolutions ... Read More »

America and The New Spheres of Influence: Sharing the Globe With Other Great Powers

America and The New Spheres of Influence: Sharing the Globe With Other Great Powers

By Graham Allison March/April 2020   *Influencers: at the Yalta conference, 1945U.S. National Archives / Alamy Stock Photo* In the heady aftermath of the Cold War, American policymakers pronounced one of the fundamental concepts of geopolitics obsolete. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice described a new world “in which great power is defined not by spheres of influence . . . or the strong imposing ... Read More »

Coronavirus: NAHCON suspends Umrah to Saudi Arabia

Coronavirus: NAHCON suspends Umrah to Saudi Arabia

SUSPENSION OF UMRAH VISITS  By Fatima Sanda Usara The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) hereby draws attention of intending pilgrims from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia for Umrah or to visit the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah to suspend the arrangement until further notice. This has become necessary following the temporary suspension of Umrah by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Prevention & Treatment

Coronavirus: Prevention & Treatment

Prevention There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC ( Centre for Disease Control) always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching ... Read More »

Breaking: Nigeria confirms first case of coronavirus

Breaking: Nigeria confirms first case of coronavirus

“He fell ill on the 26th February and was transferred to Lagos State Biosecurity Facilities for isolation and testing. COVID-19 infection was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being managed at the ... Read More »

We’ll Turn National Gallery of Art to wealth creation, employment generation agency– DG

We’ll Turn National Gallery of Art to wealth creation, employment generation agency– DG

By Demola Abimboye The Director General of the National Gallery of Art, NGA, Simon Odey Ikpakronyi PhD, has promised to explore all possible avenues for public-private partnership to ensure that there is a tremendous upswing in the appreciation of visual art in Nigeria. “I want to reiterate today, NGA’s commitment to the collective objective of ensuring that Nigerian visual art ... Read More »

DEFUNCT GULF BANK: NDIC WINS N1.4BN DEBT RECOVERY CASE AGAINST DEBTOR

DEFUNCT GULF BANK: NDIC WINS N1.4BN DEBT RECOVERY CASE AGAINST DEBTOR

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE In its capacity as official liquidator, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has secured a judgment against Jolimair Nigeria Limited and three other debtors who owed the defunct Gulf Bank Plc the sum of N1.4bn. In a debt recovery suit Number: FHC/L/CS/1328/17 – NDIC (Gulf Bank) vs. Jolimair Nigeria Limited & 3 Others, the NDIC prayed ... Read More »

Kwara by-Election: Two Out of 8 Parties Bow Out

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin Two out of eight political parties that signified intentions to take part in the March 14 House of Assembly by-election into Patigi constituency might have bowed out. They had earlier in compliance with the timetable of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) obtianed Form EC9 and EC9E and went ahead to conduct their primary elections. INEC ... Read More »

Alleged pension fraud: Absence of EFCC lawyer stalls Faisal Maina’s trial

Alleged pension fraud: Absence of EFCC lawyer stalls Faisal Maina’s trial

The absence of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, in the Federal High Court,, Abuja, on Thursday, stalled hearing in case filed against Faisal Maina, who is facing charges bordering on money laundering and false asset declaration. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the EFCC had, on Feb. 14 before Justice Okon Abang, filed an ... Read More »

Okowa condoles Rita Lori-Ogbebor over husband’s death

Okowa condoles Rita Lori-Ogbebor over husband’s death

Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, today sent condolences to frontline Itsekiri leader, Chief (Mrs.) Rita Lori-Ogbebor, on the passing of her husband, Col Paul Ogbebor (rtd). Ogbebor, who died at 80, was a Nigerian civil war veteran and the first cadet to enroll at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Nigerians in China thank FG

Coronavirus: Nigerians in China thank FG

Sequel to the various interventions of the Federal Government to the welfare of Nigerians in China since the outbreak of the dreaded coronavirus, the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) China has sent in an appreciation letter to thank President Muhammadu Buhari. The appreciation letter signed by the acting President of NIDO China, Barr. Justina Obaoye Ajala was sent to Hon. ... Read More »

Okezie Ikpeazu emerges deputy Chairman of PDP Govs’ forum, as party harps on cohesion

Okezie Ikpeazu emerges deputy Chairman of PDP Govs’ forum, as party harps on cohesion

Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has emerged as the Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors Forum. Okezie’s emergence was announced on Wednesday’s night in Abuja at the end of the PDP’s Governors’ Forum’s first meeting under the chairmanship of the Sokoto state governor, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal in Abuja. The meeting, which lasted for about ... Read More »

Why we defend suspects charged with crimes, corruption – Kanu Agabi SAN

Why we defend suspects charged with crimes, corruption – Kanu Agabi SAN

Chief Kanu Agabi, SAN, former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, on Wednesday, gave reasons lawyers in the country are bound to defend suspects charged with crimes and corruption. Agabi made the remarks at the commissioning of Mahmud & Co Law Office in Abuja. According to him, we are bound by professional duty to defend even ... Read More »

$53m debt: Court advises CBN Governor, others to explore out-of-court settlement 

$53m debt: Court advises CBN Governor, others to explore out-of-court settlement 

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, advised Godwin Emefiele, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, to alternatively explore out-of-court settlement in a suit brought against him over 53 million dollars unpaid legal fee. News agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that an Abuja-based lawyer, Joe Agi, SAN, had on behalf of a team of lawyers, instituted ... Read More »

Open Letter to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola- By Afe Babalola, SAN

Open Letter to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola- By Afe Babalola, SAN

Since the colonial days, Ekiti State has been landlocked, airport-locked, railwaylocked, industrylocked and powerlocked, a development that has adversely affected the economic development of the state. Conversely, most of the other states in the country have well built dual-carriage roads, airports and railway lines. Chief Afe Babalola* Ekiti, with a total land mass of 6,353 square kilometres (2,453 square miles), ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Management of Lagos hospital where Chinese patient was admitted speaks

Coronavirus: Management of Lagos hospital where Chinese patient was admitted speaks

“The Reddington team acted in a highly professional manner and in absolute compliance with international standards. We thank all staff for their diligence and professionalism in dealing with this case.” PRESS RELEASE BY REDDINGTON HOSPITAL GROUP It has come to the attention of the management of the Reddington hospital that rumours are circulating on social media of a case of ... Read More »

BREAKING: Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims over coronavirus

BREAKING: Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims over coronavirus

Saudi Arabia today suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca over coronavirus fears, the AFP reports. The government is “suspending entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet’s Mosque temporarily”, the foreign ministry said in a statement, referring to the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca that can be undertaken at any time of year. Umrah ... Read More »