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CONVID – 19 : SANWO-OLU MULLS ANOTHER LOCKDOWN

CONVID – 19 : SANWO-OLU MULLS ANOTHER LOCKDOWN

*LAGOS CONSIDERS SWITCHING TO COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19 CASES *Governor To Police: ‘Confiscate Any Okada Operating, *Stop Pedestrian Trekking Into Lagos Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said Lagos State may be in for another round of interminable lockdown of movement and business activities should the residents fail to adhere to the public health guidelines issued by the State Government ... Read More »

Wenger backs Mbappe to overtake Messi and Ronaldo

Wenger backs Mbappe to overtake Messi and Ronaldo

Arsene Wenger has backed Kylian Mbappe to overtake Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to become the best player in the world. Messi and Ronaldo have dominated the world stage for over a decade but both players are now heading towards careers. And the former Arsenal manager believes Mbappe, who has scored 90 goals in 120 games for Paris Saint-Germain, will ... Read More »

Zulum to site governor’s outreach office at Auno

Zulum to site governor’s outreach office at Auno

Zulum to site governor’s outreach office at Auno … Inspects 1,000 housing sites at Auno, Njimtilo … Wants soldiers, police presence increased …Visits more projects at state varsity In order to attract increased security and rebuild public confidence in Auno town, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has directed the siting of a community outreach office in the town. The ... Read More »

COVID-19: Buhari appreciates donations by Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu, others

COVID-19: Buhari appreciates donations by Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu, others

COVID-19: PRESIDENT BUHARI APPRECIATES DONATIONS BY INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS TOWARDS SUPPORTING FIGHT AGAINST PANDEMIC; URGES FURTHER ASSISTANCE As the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 continues to roll out measures on how to contain the spread of the pandemic in the country and manage its health and economic implications, President Muhammadu Buhari has commended public-spirited Nigerians and organisations for their financial ... Read More »

Lockdown violation: Imams to sweep district head’s residence for one week

Lockdown violation: Imams to sweep district head’s residence for one week

Two imams have been found guilty by the Kano State mobile court on COVID-19 lockdown for holding congregational prayers in violation of the lockdown order, and have been ordered to sweep a district head’s residence for a week. This was disclosed by the Kano State Chief Registrar, Baba Jibo Ibrahim, in a statement issued in Kano yesterday. According to him, ... Read More »

Tinubu Commiserates with Buhari, Mamman Daura over Nephew’s Death

Tinubu Commiserates with Buhari, Mamman Daura over Nephew’s Death

All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of his nephew, Alhaji Mutari Dauda, who is also Mallam Mamman Daura’s younger brother. The APC leader also condoled with Mamman Daura, the extended family and the entire Daura Community in Katsina State over the passing. In a condolence message issued on ... Read More »

Dabiri-Erewa holds Town Hall meeting with Nigerians in US on Saturday

Dabiri-Erewa holds Town Hall meeting with Nigerians in US on Saturday

By Abdur-Rahman Balogun ABUJA, MAY 8,2020: Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) will on Saturday hold an online meeting with Nigerians in the Diaspora living in the Americas. The zoom meeting labelled ” Nigerian Diaspora in the Americas virtual Town Hall with NIDCOM Chairman will hold from 7pm to 8.30pm (Nigerian Time) (2pm to 3.30pm U.S. Time). ... Read More »

Jaiz Foundation donates N2 million to Muslim Coalition Against COVID-19

Jaiz Foundation donates N2 million to Muslim Coalition Against COVID-19

The purse of the Muslim Coalition Against COVID 19 has been beefed with a two million donation by Jaiz Foundation. The donation was made at a simple ceremony in Utako, Abuja office of the foundation on Friday as the 53-member relief group commenced distribution of palliatives in Lagos. The Jaiz Foundation, a subsidiary of Jaiz Bank formally joined the coalition ... Read More »

President Buhari loses nephew, mourns

President Buhari loses nephew, mourns

President Muhammadu Buhari has his nephew, Alhaji Mutari Dauda, Malam Mamman Daura’s younger brother. In a condolence message to the members of his extended family and Daura community at large, President Buhari said: “Let me on behalf of myself and my family convey to you my deepest sympathy for the loss of Mutari Dauda. Death is inevitable and every soul ... Read More »

I delivered before any attendant got to me – Nigerian woman narrates ordeal inside aircraft

I delivered before any attendant got to me – Nigerian woman narrates ordeal inside aircraft

Kafayat Omoshalewa Amusan, who delivered a baby boy on the Emirate Airline evacuating 256 Nigerians from Dubai has spoken about her ordeal. In an interview with Vanguard, the Nigerian said that she gave birth before flight attendants could get to her, adding that she had wanted to come to deliver her third baby but her flight was earlier cancelled. The ... Read More »

Six-week-old baby becomes youngest UK victim of coronavirus

Six-week-old baby becomes youngest UK victim of coronavirus

A six-week-old baby has died of coronavirus in England, the NHS has confirmed. Metro.co.uk reports that A further 332 deaths in hospitals in England were recorded today, among them the newborn baby. NHS England said the infant died in hospital on May 3. The oldest victim of the virus was 103. Across the UK, a further 409 people have died ... Read More »

Man run over and killed by Boeing 737 after going for walk on airport runway

Man run over and killed by Boeing 737 after going for walk on airport runway

A man was struck and killed by a Boeing 737 after he walked along an airport runway. The unidentified victim – believed to be a trespasser – died after being hit by the Southwest plane at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas on Thursday evening. CBS News reported that the plane’s pilot saw the man before hitting him, and tried to ... Read More »

NUJ Lagos Joins Task Force On COVID-19 Emergence Response

NUJ Lagos Joins Task Force On COVID-19 Emergence Response

The Chairman Lagos Council Of The Nigerian Union Of Journalists , Dr Qasim Akinreti, has joined the Presidential Joint Task Force on Emergency Response To COVID-19, on behalf of the union. The Presidential Task Force is to coordinate challenge of movement of good and agricultural inputs into Lagos state . The task force made up of seven members are drawn ... Read More »

Lockdown Violation: Kwara FRSC Arrests Two Buses On Interstate Journeys

Lockdown Violation: Kwara FRSC Arrests Two Buses On Interstate Journeys

By Adeniyi Adedeji, Ilorin Barely one week after Police in Kwara arrested a truck ferrying 50 people concealed in fruit cargo, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has yet intercepted two commercial vehicles crossing the state with goods and passengers. The State Police Command had last week through a twitter by its spokesman, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi announced an inception of ... Read More »

COVID-19 COVERAGE: SURVEY REVEALS POOR ATTENTION TO JOURNALISTS’ SAFETY

COVID-19 COVERAGE: SURVEY REVEALS POOR ATTENTION TO JOURNALISTS’ SAFETY

…Media/Civil Society Groups Demand Action Journalists covering the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria have said they lack sufficient protection and are not adequately catered for. The journalists disclosed this in a survey conducted by a group of media and civil society groups between April 27 and May 1 this year “to assess the support available to journalists for their safety in ... Read More »

ORJI KALU : EFCC SET FOR FRESH, IMMEDIATE RE-TRIAL

ORJI KALU : EFCC SET FOR FRESH, IMMEDIATE RE-TRIAL

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has promised to slam a fresh criminal trial on former governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu who was  today set free by the Supreme Court. In a press statement after the judgement, the commission said it would pursue this as a matter of urgency. See full statement below : The ... Read More »

Arsenal ‘offered Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi’ in shock swap deal Involving Aubameyang

Arsenal ‘offered Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi’ in shock swap deal Involving Aubameyang

Mauro Icardi is being used as bait to prise Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang away from Arsenal, according to reports in Italy. The Gunners captain has little over a year remaining on his contract at the Emirates, and the north London club could be forced to sell him rather than risk losing him for nothing in 12 months. This has raised the prospect ... Read More »

CSOs commend decision of Reps to subject Control of Infectious Diseases Bill to public hearing

CSOs commend decision of Reps to subject Control of Infectious Diseases Bill to public hearing

The Nigeria Civil Society community has commended the decision of the House of Representatives to subject the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill to a public hearing in furtherance of the right of citizens to contribute to lawmaking. In a statement released in Abuja and signed by 65 groups, the Civil Society Organizations said “Harnessing the inputs of critical stakeholders and ... Read More »

Muslim Coalition Against COVID-19 Commences Palliatives Distribution, Targets 1,700 Households

Muslim Coalition Against COVID-19 Commences Palliatives Distribution, Targets 1,700 Households

The Muslim Coalition Against COVID-19 is commencing the roll off its palliatives distribution four pilot states and the Federal Capital tomorrow Friday, 8 May 2020. The exercise is expected to last more than one week, a statement from the coalition said. Under the first phase that captures Lagos, Oyo, Osun and Rivers in addition to FCT, 1700 households have been ... Read More »

Orji Kalu : My case is a true Nigerian story with a bold MADE-IN-NIGERIA stamp on it’

Orji Kalu : My case is a true Nigerian story with a bold MADE-IN-NIGERIA stamp on it’

  STATEMENT BY SENATOR (DR.) ORJI UZOR KALU Abuja, May 8, 2020 Today, the Supreme Court of Nigeria gave a judgement in my favor, quashing the conviction which the lower court had entered against me. By today’s judgment, the Apex court of our dear country affirmed my right to fair hearing and equal protection of the law. The past five ... Read More »