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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 »

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu announces free foodstuff for 200,000 households

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu announces free foodstuff for 200,000 households

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday announced an economic stimulus package for residents to cushion effect of the stay-at-home order issued by government  to contain the spread of coronavirus. Breaking the news via his social media handles, he stated that : “I am happy to announce an economic stimulus package to help our residents cushion the effects of ... 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 »

COVID-19: NSCDC deploys 250 personnel to Ekiti

COVID-19: NSCDC deploys 250 personnel to Ekiti

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Command in Ekiti has deployed 250 Emergency Response Personnel across the state as part of measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, NAN reports Solomon Iyamu, NSCDC Commandant in the state, disclosed this in a statement issued by the command’s spokesman, ASC Tolulope Afolabi in Ado-Ekiti today. Iyamu said that the ... Read More »

Chloroquine not approved for coronavirus treatment – NCDC

Chloroquine not approved for coronavirus treatment – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has warned that Chloroquine has not been approved for treatment of the Coronavirus disease, NAN reports. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, director general of NCDC, gave the warning in Abuja today. “Nigerians should please remember that the use of chloroquine and its derivatives for the management of COVID-19 disease has not been validated and approved ... 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 »

Former Inspector General of Police to float private ICT institute in Jigawa

Former Inspector General of Police to float private ICT institute in Jigawa

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Former Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba Gwaram, has pledged to set up a private multi million naira Independent Information Technology Centre in Dutse as part of his contributions towards boosting science education to better the future of our younger generations. Speaking in his capacity as Chairman of the conference of Dutse Development Association, he stated the ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Lockdown begins in Rivers tomorrow – Wike

Coronavirus: Lockdown begins in Rivers tomorrow – Wike

The Rivers State Government has announced that air, sea and land routes into the state will be closed to traffic, beginning 6am tomorrow March 26, 2020. In a broadcast today, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said that the measure became necessary in view of recent developments. His broadcast: “It is with gratitude to God that I announce to you that our ... Read More »

Covid-19: Kwara Govt. Bans Commercial Transportation, Church/Mosque Worships and Eateries

Covid-19: Kwara Govt. Bans Commercial Transportation, Church/Mosque Worships and Eateries

By Wole Adedeji, Ilorin Churches, mosques, commercial transportation and their parks in Kwara State have been banned from operations as from today. ‎Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi who made this known in Ilorin said the decision was part of government efforts aimed at curtailing the spread of coronavirus. He gave the directive today while speaking with newsmen in Ilorin, the ... 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 »