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Student Detained Over Jonathan’s Parody Twitter Account Recounts Ordeal

A final year student of Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso, Olusola Babatunde, says he was detained by the police for 82 days and nearly contracted Covid-19 at the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Garki, Abuja.   Babatunde said he was detained for creating a parody account of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. Babatunde spoke in an exclusive interview with The Punch on Tuesday, shortly ...

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Air Peace to recall sacked pilots after FG’s intervention

The management of Air Peace Airlines is set to reabsorb some of the pilots it recently sacked following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic following the  intervention meeting between its management and the leadership of the National Association of Airline Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) at the instance of the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.   In the verbal agreement reached ...

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Nigeria added to Wikipedia’s list of failed states

Wikipedia has updated the list of failed states and Nigeria is now included as one of the countries on the list. Some countries listed as a failed state by Wikipedia includes; Syria, Somalia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Iraq, Yemen, Turkey, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Liberia, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan. Wikipedia describes a failed state as a ...

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Onigbongbo council boss, Babatunde Oke dies of Covid-19

Council chairman for Onigbongbo in Lagos, Mr Babatunde Oke, is dead. He died early today from complications arising from Covid-19 complications.   According to a source, Oke died at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos Island, where he was moved to, when his illness became critical. He was initially receiving treatment at the Gbagada isolation centre. Oke was spending his second term ...

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More weapons, jets to be imported to fight insurgency – Buhari

To raise the bar in the fight against insurgency, more weapons and fighter aircraft are being imported, President Muhammadu Buhari told governors on Tuesday.   According to him, the military hardware are being imported from the United States, China and Jordan. But the President called on Nigerians to be patient before the new equipment could be deployed because of the ...

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Just In: Foreign Affairs Minister, Onyeama recovers from Covid-19

Foreign Affairs Minister Geofrey Onyeama has recovered from coronavirus after three-week of isolation.   He tested positive on July 19 and proceeded to an isolation centre for treatment. In a tweet on Wednesday morning, Onyeama announced: “By the very special grace of God my latest #COVID19 test result came back NEGATIVE after three weeks isolation. “I am eternally grateful to ...

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Lagos Assembly considering to punish parents of cultists

The parents of youths found guilty of cultism in Lagos State may become liable for punishment if a bill for the prohibition of unlawful societies and cultism in Lagos is passed into law.   This was part of the submission of some lawmakers at the state House of Assembly during plenary on Tuesday. The members were discussing the bill sent ...

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Man battling coronavirus wakes up after three weeks to realize he is the only one to have survived the virus in his family

A locksmith who was in a coma for three weeks battling coronavirus awoke to be told his mother and her partner had both succumbed to the illness.   Scott Miller, 43, was rushed to intensive care at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with the virus and was placed in an induced coma, unaware his mother Norma, 76, was dying upstairs in ...

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Gbenga Daniel Reveals The Last Wish Of Buruji Kashamu

Ex-Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, on Tuesday, said ex-Senator Buruji Kashamu’s late wish was to make peace with everyone including those he disagreed with politically.   Daniel said this when he paid a condolence visit to the deceased’s family in the Ijebu North Local Government Area. Kashamu, who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the ...

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Lagos opens mental health centre for public servants

The Lagos State Government has inaugurated an employee wellness centre to cater to the mental health of its workforce.   The Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, on Tuesday, said the centre, located on the premises of Folarin Coker Staff Clinic inside the state secretariat complex, Alausa-Ikeja,  was structured to enhance the welfare of public servants to function effectively and ...

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Police uncover BIGGEST cocaine laboratory ever in Netherlands

Dutch police on Tuesday said they have uncovered the biggest cocaine laboratory ever in the Netherlands. According to a police statement, the laboratory, located in a refurbished horse stable in the town of Nijeveen near the German border, was processing around 200 kilogrammes of cocaine per day. “This is the largest cocaine laboratory ever discovered in the Netherlands, it was ...

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Fake soldier arrested with loads of Indian hemp in Delta (photos)

The Police Command in Delta State has arrested a fake soldier along Sapele-Benin road, conveying 420 wraps of Indian hemp. DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, the Command spokesperson, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect to journalists in Asaba, said the man was arrested with a vehicle painted in army colours. “The suspect, 44-year-old Mr Fabian Ojumah, was arrested with a Toyota ...

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Declare MURIC a terrorist organisation, FFK tells FG

A former Minsiter of Aviation, Fani Kayode has asked the Federal Government to investigate the allegations allegedly levelled against MURIC by a former Head of intelligence of Mali, saying if the allegations are true, MURIC should be declare a terrorist organisation and if found guilty its leaders should be hanged. The allegation by a fmr. Head of Intelligence of Mali ...

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Trump postpones G7 Summit until after U.S. election

President Donald Trump on Monday postponed the Group of Seven (G7) meeting until after the United States election in November, after a previous delay due to COVID-19 concerns, CNN reported. “I’m much more inclined to do it sometime after the election,” Trump told reporters at a news briefing. “We were going to do it in September.” G7 is an international ...

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School principal who failed to receive Fayemi during visit suspended

Students in Senior Secondary Schools Three in Ekiti State resumed on Monday for the commencement of West African Senior School Certificate Examinations. The state government on Monday announced the suspension of a school principal who was not available in the school on Sunday when the governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, visited some schools in the state on the level of compliance ...

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New Zealand no longer coronavirus-free after recording 4 new cases

New Zealand’s largest city has been was placed in lockdown after the country’s coronavirus-free status ended after more than 100 days with the detection of four cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called an urgent evening press conference with just a few minutes notice to announce the setback. New Zealand has attracted attention with its model response ...

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