Monthly Archives: June, 2020

2 Pakistani soldiers injured in terrorist attack in NW Pakistan

Two Pakistani soldiers were critically injured when a remote-controlled device went off in the country’s North Waziristan district, a security official said on Saturday. The security forces men were patrolling the area on foot when they came under terrorist attack...

Australians flock to tennis courts after lockdown relaxed

Australians have flocked to tennis courts in record numbers since social distancing measures put in place to contain the COVID-19 outbreak were relaxed, Tennis Australia (TA) said on Saturday. Australia has been generally successful in containing the new coronavirus, even...

Kenyan runner hit by motorcycle, suffers fractured leg

Kenyan half-marathon world record-holder Geoffrey Kamworor suffered a fractured tibia after being hit from behind by a motorcycle during a training run on Thursday, the country’s media reported on Saturday. The 27-year-old, who won the New York marathon last year,...

Lagos generated N25bn during lockdown, leveraging on technology – Head ICT-LIRS

The Lagos Inland Revenue Service (LIRS) says it generated a whooping N25 billion through taxation in April when there was total lockdown. Mr Rasheed Olu-Ajayi, Head, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of LIRS disclosed this to the News Agency of...

Military raid destroys terrorists’ logistics base, kills scores in Borno

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed Boko Haram’s logistics base and killed scores of terrorists in an air raid in Borno. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a...

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport re-opens amidst strict COVID-19 safety protocols

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday, re-opened for business with passengers duly screened, in line with safety protocols following the Coronavirus (COVID-19), pandemic. The airport also witnessed strict compliance to other safety measures, aimed at curtailing spread of...

Senate President refutes media report on alleged N-Power job slots

The Office of the Senate President, has denied media reports that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, had allocated N-Power recruitment slots to the Senate President and other lawmakers. Mr Ola Awoniyi, Special Adviser (Media), to President of...

PDP Governors’ Forum debunks reports of members’ alleged defection

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governors’ Forum, on Saturday debunked claims that about 10 governors, elected under its platform, were set to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The Director-General of the forum, Mr C.I.D. Maduabum, in a...

NMA supports joint vaccine development between China and Nigeria for COVID-19

The President of the Nigeria Medical Association Professor Innocent Ujah has called for greater collaboration between Nigerian doctors and their Chinese counterparts in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Ujah who spoke in Abuja, noted that Chinese doctors have...

Why PMB Deserves Support on Security, Anti-Corruption – CSOs

The Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development has said combating insecurity and corruption is a daunting challenge that requires absolute commitment on the part of leaders and the lead to achieve. Consequently, the CSOs...
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Kwara South Senator lauds Gov AbdulRazaq on infrastructure

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Saudi Arabia denies Netanyahu held secret meeting with crown prince

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Al-Saud denied on Monday reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a secret trip to Saudi Arabia...

Immunisation: WHO, experts call for safe resumption of services amid COVID-19 pandemic

As countries prepare for eventual COVID-19 vaccines, experts caution that falling immunisation coverage could lead to outbreaks of other vaccine-preventable diseases.

APC rents Ebonyi lCC as secretariat, says Pub. Sec

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi has rented the ultra-modern International Conference Centre, Abakaliki as its new state secretariat.The party’s state...

NEMA seeks partnership with insurance coys

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it is seeking partnership with insurance companies and brokers to create awareness on the need...