Music legend, Majek Fashek dies

Music legend, Majek Fashek dies Legendary Nigerian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke popularly known as Majek Fashek, has died. According to reports, the “Send Down the Rain” crooner, aged 57 died in a hospital in New York on Monday June 1. Our sources are yet to confirm the cause of his death. He was born...... more

FG to empower 77,400 young farmers on agric business

FG to empower 77,400 young farmers on agric business The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) says it plans to empower 77,400 young farmers to engage in agricultural business. NALDA said the agricultural businesses would range  from crop farming to animal husbandry across  the country. Its Executive Secretary, Mr Paul Ikonne,  said this at a news conference in Abuja on...... more

COVID-19 hits 10578 cases in Nigeria

COVID-19 hits 10578 cases in Nigeria The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has just announced that the record for the COVID-19 in Nigeria have risen to 10578. 416 new cases of COVID19 were recorded today. The centre made this known via its Twitter handle. The new cases per states are listed below: Lagos-192 Edo-41 Rivers-33 Kaduna-30 Kwara-23...... more

Man sentenced to death for killing father over will

Man sentenced to death for killing father over will An  Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday sentenced a technician, Rasak Abiona, to death for beating his 62-year-old father to death with an iron rod during a dispute over property in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo delivered the judgment in a virtual hearing. Justice...... more

Boko Haram built battle trenches in Borno community –DHQ

Boko Haram built battle trenches in Borno community –DHQ The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, says troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have uncovered battle trenches built by the Boko Haram terrorists in Isari community in the Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State. The military on Monday noted that the “well-constructed battle trenches” were discovered by the Army Super Camp 11...... more

FG lifts bans on religious gatherings

FG lifts bans on religious gatherings The Federal Government on Monday lifted the ban on churches and mosques. The government said the places of worships can reopen based on the guidelines developed by the Presidential Task Force and protocols agreed by State Governments with religious leaders. The government also said that it has given flight operators three...... more

Open letter: Your lopsided appointments that favour North will destroy Nigeria – Col. Umar warns Buhari

Open letter: Your lopsided appointments that favour North will destroy Nigeria – Col. Umar warns Buhari Colonel Dangiwa Umar (retd) has written an open letter, dated 30 May, 2020, to President Muhammadu Buhari, whose administration was five years old on 29 May, asking him to preserve his name in history by putting right the skewed appointments (which favour the North ) that have characterised his tenure. This,...... more

UNIBEN student raped to death inside church in Benin ...Obaseki orders investigation

UNIBEN student raped to death inside church in Benin ...Obaseki orders investigation A 100 level Microbiology student of University of Benin, UNIBEN, Miss Vera Uwaila, weekend, died from injuries sustained after she was gang-raped and hit with a fire extinguisher in her church last Wednesday. It was gathered that the 22-years-old undergraduate was attacked and beaten to a pulp at the Ikpoba Hill...... more

Ikpeazu, others in isolation as commissioner dies

Ikpeazu, others in isolation as commissioner dies Following the outcome of tests conducted on close family members of a late member of the Abia State Executive Council and member of the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19, the Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed all those who might have recently come in contact with the late commissioner, Solomon...... more

Coronavirus still threatens Nigeria – Presidency warns

Coronavirus still threatens Nigeria – Presidency warns Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha said Nigeria is yet to reach the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. “We have not reached the peak yet and I won’t want to fool Nigerians by telling them that we are out of the woods. “No, we are not...... more

Again, Kogi govt rejects NCDC COVID-19 results

Again, Kogi govt rejects NCDC COVID-19 results Kogi state has, once again, responded to the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) reporting of COVID-19 within its territory. In a statement released by the state’s Commissioner for Health, Saka Audu, on Saturday, the state rejected NCDC’s reporting while describing it as “fictitious”. Read the statement below: THE PURPORTED COVID-19...... more

Equip armed forces for better performance, Sultan tells FG

Equip armed forces for better performance, Sultan tells  FG The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Muhammadu Abubakar III, has urged the Federal Government to equip the armed forces to enable them to confront the ravaging insecurity in the country. Receiving the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, in his palace on Saturday, the monarch said the current state...... more

Buhari devastated, loses another nephew in 23 days

Buhari devastated, loses another nephew in 23 days President Muhammadu Buhari is devastated over the death of his nephew, Ibrahim Dauda. This is coming 23 days after the death of Mutari Dauda, another nephew of the President, who passed away on May 8, 2020. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, in a statement on Saturday, said Dauda died in Daura, Katsina State,...... more

Murder: Court jails six NAF personnel attached to ex-CDS, Badeh

Murder: Court jails six NAF personnel attached to ex-CDS, Badeh A General Court Martial sitting in Abuja has jailed six Nigerian Air Force personnel, who were aides to the former Chief of Defence Staff, Late Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh. Badeh was shot dead in December 2018 by gunmen while on his way back from his farm. The six Air Force...... more

Maikanti Baru, former NNPC GMD is dead

Maikanti Baru, former NNPC GMD is dead Former Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru,  has died. Maikanti died at an undisclosed hospital on Friday night, May 29, after a sudden illness. Kennie Obateru, group general manager,  Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, confirmed the death of Baru Saturday morning, May 30, expressing shock. Also,...... more

AfDB: Obasanjo, Jonathan, ex-African presidents oppose US, endorse Adesina

AfDB: Obasanjo, Jonathan, ex-African presidents oppose US, endorse Adesina Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, among other ex-leaders have backed Adesina Akinwumi, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB). The United States had called for his fresh probe despite his clearance by the Ethics Committee. Adesina, Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture, had since denied all allegations against him. In their...... more

Police rescue three kidnap victims, kill one suspect, arrest another

Police rescue three kidnap victims, kill one suspect, arrest another The Enugu State Police Command has confirmed the rescue of three persons reportedly abducted by suspected kidnappers in the state.  The command said one of the suspects was shot dead and another arrested.  A statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Daniel Ndukwe said the feat was...... more

Nigeria’s economy sliding into depression – El-Rufai

Nigeria’s economy sliding into depression – El-Rufai Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said Nigeria’s economy is going into a state of depression. The governor said all the states are presently dealing with very difficult situation as they battle COVID-19 pandemic. El-Rufai said this while speaking to State House correspondents on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja,...... more

Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President, responds to allegations against him

Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President, responds to allegations against him The President of African Development Bank, AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, has responded all the 16 but one allegations levelled against him by whistleblowers. In Adesina’s response, as stated by Premium Times, he addressed the matter of allegedly favouring Nigerians, friends and associates with policies, appointments and contract. He also explained, among others,...... more

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 9,000 as Lagos records 254 new cases

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 9,000 as Lagos records 254 new cases The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday said Nigeria recorded 387 new cases of the Coronavirus, (COVID-19), in the country,the total infections now 9,302. It said “On the 29th of May 2020, 387 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria No new state has reported a case in the...... more

Post-Coronavirus, Africa’s Manufacturing Moment – By Muhammadu Buhari

Post-Coronavirus, Africa’s Manufacturing Moment – By Muhammadu Buhari ACROSS the world, as countries and economies slowly reopen, Africa lags behind. We were last to experience the coronavirus—and we expect to be the final continent to flatten the curve. Some may say it is too early, that the crisis still too deep and the recovery too distant to dwell upon...... more

Ekweremadu faults Executive Order on Financial Autonomy for State Judiciary, Legislature

Ekweremadu faults Executive Order on Financial Autonomy for State Judiciary, Legislature Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has faulted the Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 granting financial autonomy to State Judiciary and Legislature, noting that while the intent might be good, the action was unnecessary and unconstitutional. Ekweremadu also picked holes with the controversial Control of Infections Disease...... more

Nigerian Navy redeploys 33 Rear Admirals, 77 Commodores

Nigerian Navy redeploys 33 Rear Admirals, 77 Commodores A major shakeup affecting 110 senior naval officers, has taken place in the Nigerian Navy. The affected officers, consisting of 33 Rear Admirals and 77 Commodores, are to steer the affairs of Naval commands, units, and training institutions across Nigeria. The redeployment which was approved by the Chief of Naval Staff,...... more

Buhari splits Police Force CID, approves additional commands

Buhari splits Police Force CID, approves additional commands The Force Intelligence Bureau will soon be detached from the Force Criminal Investigation Department so that it can become a full-fledged Department. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, disclosed this in a memo he personally signed and sighted by PRNigeria. Adamu said after the FIB is excised from the FCID,...... more

IG redeploys 11 Commissioners of Police

IG redeploys 11 Commissioners of Police The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate posting and redeployment of 11 Commissioners of Police. The announcement was contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Deputy Commissioner of Police Frank Mba, on Thursday. According to Mba, CP Undie Adie will be heading to Osun...... more

NTA Manager News kidnapped, NAWOJ calls for immediate release

NTA Manager News kidnapped, NAWOJ calls for immediate release The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists has called for the immediate release of its member and Manager News, Nigeria Television Authority, Mrs. Chinyere Okoye, kidnapped in Aba, Abia State. Okoye was kidnapped in Aba on Wednesday night on her way back from work by gunmen, who also took her car away. ...... more

COVID-19: Two UK Flights to evacuate citizens from Nigeria

COVID-19: Two UK Flights to evacuate citizens from Nigeria Two flights from the United Kingdom will be coming into Nigeria to evacuate British citizens in the country. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, announced this on Wednesday, during the briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. He, however, noted that it would not be possible to take advantage...... more

Increasing cases of COVID-19 may overwhelm our system – Health Minister

Increasing cases of COVID-19 may overwhelm our system – Health Minister The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Wednesday, said the increasing number of new COVID-19 cases may have an overwhelming effect on the nation’s health system.  Ehanire said this while addressing journalists at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja. While noting that there was an increased adherence...... more

CoVID-19: Imo confirms 25 lockdown violators positive

CoVID-19: Imo confirms 25 lockdown violators positive Twenty five passengers who violated the inter state movement restrictions have tested positive to COVID-19 in Imo state. Briefing newsmen in Owerri, Chairman of the Committee, Prof. Maurice Iwu said that Imo has recorded 25 more cases from a test of 96 suspected carriers of the COVID-19 disease. This, he said...... more

Covid-19 : Olori Janet Afolabi donates Facemasks to School for the Blind

Covid-19 : Olori Janet Afolabi donates Facemasks to School for the Blind Olori Janet Afolabi, Queen of Apomu land and Publisher Scroll Report online magazine, has donated 100 facemasks to Government Special School for the Blind , Ikere Ekiti,in Ekiti State. The school Principal, Omojala Adewale, received the facemasks from Mercy Aderiyi,who volunteered to deliver them. Olori Janet said the act of kindness...... more

 

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