Monthly Archives: August, 2020

Ex-Works Commissioner emerges Plateau PDP Chairman

The former Commissioner of Works in Plateau, Chris Hassan has emerged the new Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Maj.-Gen. Amnon Kwaskebe (rtd), the Returning Officer of the State Elective Congress who announced the result, said that Hassan,...

Campaign: PDP decries recurring politically motivated violence among political parties

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo, has decried the recurring politically motivated attacks and violence during campaigns by supporters of political parties in the state. Mr Chris Nehikhare, State Publicity Secretary of the party, made the position of the...

Buhari, Emefiele, others for virtual CIBN banking, finance conference

President Muhammadu Buhari, among over 2,500 participants across the globe, are expected to participate in a virtual Banking and Finance Conference being organised by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). Mr Patrick Akinwuntan, Chairman, Consultative Committee of 13h...

Buhari approves transfer of NIMC to communications ministry

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the transfer of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. A statement signed by the Minister ‘s Spokesperson, Mrs Uwa Suleiman, on Monday in Abuja, said that the...

Hostility: Ghana extends olive branch to Nigeria

Following the riot act read by the Federal Government to hostility towards Nigerians in Ghana, the Ghanaian authorities has extended the olive branch, promising commitment to warm relations with Nigeria. In a statement issued on Sunday, the Ghanaian authority said...

Rockets fall near Baghdad airport, no casualties

Two Katyusha rockets fell near Baghdad airport on Sunday but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said. Sunday’s incident is the third such attack on sensitive sites in the capital this week. On Saturday, a rocket fell inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified...

Ebonyi honours Kaduna-born ex-NYSC member for COVID-19 gallantry

The Ebonyi government has honoured Kaduna-born ex-National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), member, Mr Simon Caleb, for his gallantry during the COVID-19 lockdown while serving in the state. Mr Charles Akpuenika, the Chairman, NYSC Governing Board in the state, said this...

NCDC reports 138 new COVID-19 cases, total now 53,865

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 138 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 53,865. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports...

Ember months: FRSC issues travel advisory

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday issued safety advisories to travellers in order to guide commuters on the ”path of safety” during the ember months. The Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement by...

Global coronavirus cases top 25 million – Johns Hopkins tally

The number of coronavirus cases recorded worldwide has topped 25 million, according to data compiled by U.S. researchers. In the United States, which has the highest case tally of any country, infection numbers are nearing six million, according to figures...
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Ekiti records 20,000 increase in pry school enrolment in 2 years, says Gov. Fayemi

Gov. Kayode Fayemi has restated the readiness of his administration to collaborate with the Federal Government and...
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COVID-19: NCDC registers 1,301 new Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,301 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total...

ASUU, Ebonyi Government’s meeting ends in deadlock

The meeting to resolve the impasse between the delegation of the Academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities...

Tiger Woods has another back surgery

Golf star Tiger Woods has had another back operation and will skip at least two events. But...

Zamfara is not supporting bandits — Commissioner

The Zamfara Government has denied an online media report that it  gave Hilux trucks to “repentant bandits’’ in the state.