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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 »

African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

Landmark transaction, largest Social bond transaction to date in capital markets ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 27, 2020/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies. The Fight Covid-19 Social bond, with a three-year ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

COVID-19: CBN issues guidelines to access N50 billion credit facility

COVID-19: CBN issues guidelines to access N50 billion credit facility

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued guidelines that must be followed by individuals and companies to access the N50billion targeted credit facility for households and Small and Medium Enterprises that are badly hit by COVID-19. This was contained in a circular signed by its Director, Financial Policy and Regulation, Kevin Amugo. The CBN explained that those that can ... 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 »

Kwara Gov Suspension Perm Sec, Others Over Extortion of Farmers

Kwara Gov Suspension Perm Sec, Others Over Extortion of Farmers

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin. The Permanent Secretary, Kwara State Ministry of Agriculture and other top officials have been ordered for immediate suspension by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for allegedly swindling farmers in the state. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaiye who made this known in a statement today, however, did not disclose the number of officials involved and their ... 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: ‘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 »

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 »

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 »

Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic Now To Hold in  2021

Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic Now To Hold in 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed by one year due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe held a crucial conference call with Olympics chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday to formally decide a plan and they have chosen to postpone for 12 months. The Games must now be rescheduled after 2020 but they will take ... Read More »

Bauchi Governor,Bala Mohammed tests Positive For Coronavirus(Updated)

Bauchi Governor,Bala Mohammed tests Positive For Coronavirus(Updated)

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, has tested positive for coronavirus.       The governor had gone into self-isolation after shaking hands with a son of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, who also tested positive for the virus. His media aide, Mukhtar Gidado, announced the result of the test on Tuesday. Read More »

Breaking: Christiano Ronaldo and Jorge Mendes Build Three Coronavirus  ICU Hospitals Across Portugal

Breaking: Christiano Ronaldo and Jorge Mendes Build Three Coronavirus ICU Hospitals Across Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes will finance three intensive care units for patients suffering from coronavirus at hospitals in Lisbon and Porto – with the donation worth £1million. The Portugal captain and Mendes have been in contact with the hospitals already and are planning to equip two wards in Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon and one in Santo ... Read More »

Participants At AMVCA Exposed To A Confirmed Coronavirus Case– Lagos Government

Participants At AMVCA Exposed To A Confirmed Coronavirus Case– Lagos Government

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi said on Tuesday that participants at the recently held Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award have been exposed to a confirmed case of coronavirus. The AMVCA 7 was held on March 14 at Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos. Abayomi, who stated this in a string of tweets, advised all attendees to observe strict ... Read More »

Over 70 Nigerian Soldiers Killed in a Boko Haram Ambush

Over 70 Nigerian Soldiers Killed in a Boko Haram Ambush

  At least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in a jihadist ambush, military and security sources said Tuesday. Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at a lorry carrying troops as it travelled near Gorgi village in Borno state on Monday, two military officers told AFP without giving their names. “It was a huge loss, at least 70 soldiers have perished in the ... Read More »