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L-A-T-E-S-T N-O-W: Majek Fashek for Burial in US

L-A-T-E-S-T N-O-W: Majek Fashek for Burial in US

From all indications, it has emerged that Nigerian music legend, Majek Fashek, who passed on, June 1, 2020, in the United States, will be committed to mother earth in the Yankee country, after efforts to bring his remains back home had failed. ONYEKA AJUMBI ONOCHIE reports This much was reavealed by his eldest son, Randy, in a video message on ... Read More »

FG Spends N409.9bn to Settle Ex-PHCN workers, Says BPE

FG Spends N409.9bn to Settle Ex-PHCN workers, Says BPE

The Federal Government has, so far, spent N409, 915,331,675.45 on the payment of severance benefits to ex-workers and death benefits of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has said. ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE reports In a statement signed by the Bureau’s Head of Public Communications, Mrs. Amina Othman Tukur, she said the payment streams ... Read More »

COVID-19: PTF to release new directives tomorrow

COVID-19: PTF to release new directives tomorrow

Mr. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, today attributed the low figures recorded in the areas of testing and confirmed cases of COVID-19 recently to the public holiday declared to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir. He stated this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after the task force presented its interim report to President Muhammadu ... Read More »

EID-EL-KABIR: OYO TO OPEN PRAYING GROUNDS, SAYS SOCIAL DISTANCING COMPULSORY

EID-EL-KABIR: OYO TO OPEN PRAYING GROUNDS, SAYS SOCIAL DISTANCING COMPULSORY

…FAITHFUL MUST OBSERVE ALL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS — GOVT The Oyo State Government, today, said Muslim Praying Grounds across the state will be opened for the 2020 Eid-el-Kabir prayers, warning, however, that Muslim faithful must ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols in the state. According to the government, it has become imperative for the sake of public health and wellbeing of ... Read More »

U.S. Navy honours Nigerian officer for accountability

U.S. Navy honours Nigerian officer for accountability

The United States Navy has awarded a Nigerian officer, Lt Victor Agunbiade, its medal of commendation for his meritorious service. The U.S Navy said Agunbiade effectively managed its largest cash disbursing office handling 45 million dollars (N17billion) in cash transaction. This, it said, accounted for around 70 per cent of its overseas disbursing volume. According to the award citation, Agunbiade ... Read More »

Ismaila Isa Funtua: A farewell from an ‘adopted son’

Ismaila Isa Funtua: A farewell from an ‘adopted son’

By Mikail Mumuni Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua (1942-2020) who died in Abuja on Monday, July 20 at the age of 78 evokes different emotions in different people. To many, he was just a friend and ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, while others would simply tag him as a member of the ‘Aso Rock cabal’, consisting of himself, the late Mallam ... Read More »

Makinde inaugurates Community Policing Advisory council in Oyo

Makinde inaugurates Community Policing Advisory council in Oyo

…says suspects in Akinyele killings will be diligently prosecuted Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Friday, inaugurated the Community Policing Advisory Council, CPAC, in the state, declaring that his administration will work with other stakeholders to make the initiative a success. The governor, who also told the people that the recently apprehended suspects in the Akinyele killings would ... Read More »

$105 billion package to help schools reopen in US

$105 billion package to help schools reopen in US

….As Mnuchin says GOP plan for unemployment extension will be based on ’70% wage replacement’ The Republican coronavirus relief plan will extend enhanced unemployment insurance “based on approximately 70% wage replacement,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday. The Treasury secretary also said a payroll tax holiday, which President Donald Trump has repeatedly pushed for, “won’t be in the base bill.” ... Read More »

How Indorama Molecular Lab Will Help Fight COVID-19 and Sustain Agriculture and Industralisation in Nigeria

How Indorama Molecular Lab Will Help Fight COVID-19 and Sustain Agriculture and Industralisation in Nigeria

  Indorama-Nigeria, owner of Indorama Eleme petrochemicals and Indorama fertiliser says that its Molecular laboratory accredited by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will help to fight the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Rivers State and Nigeria in general. NCDC yesterday announced that it has accredited five new Molecular Laboratories, including Indorama Molecular lab in Port Harcourt, Rivers State ... Read More »

Gov. Fayemi Tests Positive To COVID-19

Gov. Fayemi Tests Positive To COVID-19

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State who also chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has tested positive toCOVID-19. The governor disclosed this on Twitter early this morning. He said: “I took my third Covid-19 test yesterday and it came back positive. I’m generally ok and I’m already self isolating at home and receiving the best of care from my medical ... Read More »

Isa Funtua, Former NPAN President, Is Dead

Isa Funtua, Former NPAN President, Is Dead

Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, publisher of the defunct Democrat Newspaper and former President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria, NPAN, is dead. Reports indicated that Funtua, regarded as a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and a member of his kitchen cabinet, died of cardiac arrest this evening. The late newspaper publisher was life patron of NPAN and Chairman ... Read More »

Makinde felicitates Oyo’s first governor, Jemibewon, at 80

Makinde felicitates Oyo’s first governor, Jemibewon, at 80

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has congratulated the first Military Governor of Oyo State, General David Medayese Jemibewon (rtd), on the occasion of his 80th birthday anniversary today. Makinde, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, described Jemibewon as a trailblazer and an astute administrator whose landmark achievements subsist till date. Jemibewon was first ... Read More »

Sports Minister Dare empowers Oyo Women With Interest-free Loans

Sports Minister Dare empowers Oyo Women With Interest-free Loans

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, has disbursed interest free loan, under the Micro Enterprise Enhancement Scheme (MEES), to women in Oyo State. Dare said in a statement on Friday in Lagos that the first phase of the empowerment programme, which took place at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, was to empower women from Oyo South and Oyo Central ... Read More »

Osinbajo’s Long Standing Integrity and Why You Should Ignore the Lies

Osinbajo’s Long Standing Integrity and Why You Should Ignore the Lies

By Seun Bisuga So one renegade reporter began spewing some lies about the Vice President last week but what Nigerians know about the impeccable integrity and unquestionable character of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is not a new subject of public discourse. On July 3, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari said some flattering words about his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. It is ... Read More »

IKUN DAIRY FARM COMMENCES MILK PRODUCTION.

IKUN DAIRY FARM COMMENCES MILK PRODUCTION.

  The recently resuscitated Ikun Dairy Farm at Ikun Ekiti in Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State, has started producing milk for the first time since it was established about 40years ago. The State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Aare Muyiwa Olumilua, who made this known in Ado Ekiti, described the development as a symbolic milestone, and a ... Read More »

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi: The war on women

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi: The war on women

A few days ago, we received the news of the passing of Ms Tolulope Arotile, the first ever female combat flying helicopter pilot in the history of the Nigerian Air Force. She died in a car accident and she was in her early twenties. It is such a dreadful loss and I pray that God Almighty will comfort her family ... Read More »