President Buhari to observe Eid-el-Fitr with family at home

With the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations around the corner and the month-long Ramadan fast coming to an end, President Muhammadu Buhari will be conducting his Eid prayers with his family at home. This is in observance of the lockdown measures in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, put in place “to save lives and protect people from all dangers.” According to a statement ...

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Chess star Oladapo Adu stranded in Abidjan after going there to represent Nigeria, says his Tunisian colleague has been evacuated

Nigerian chess player, International Master Oladapo Adu, has been stranded in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast, for nine weeks following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Adu was in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he went to compete at the Zone 4.2 Individual Chess Championship but has been left stranded in Abidjan, after his Air Cote d’Ivoire flight was cancelled. ...

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Osagie Ize-Iyamu to battle Obaseki for APC’s governorship ticket

The coast is now clear for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to contest for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party on Thursday night granted him a waiver to participate at the party’s primary. The committee also adopted direct primary option for the emergency of the party’s ...

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Glamorous Instagram influencer auctions her virginity to raise money for frontline workers

An Instagram influencer has sparked outrage after she offered to sell off her virginity for more than £100,000 to raise money for coronavirus frontline workers. Indonesian influencer Sarah Salsabila, who goes by Sarah Keihl on Instagram, reportedly made the offer in a video where she said she was willing to auction off her virginity with a starting price of £110,035. ...

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Schools will reopen soon but no date – FG

The Federal Government has disclosed that there are plans to soon reopen schools nationwide, saying, however, that this will not be done in two weeks as being speculated in some quarters. Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made the clarification on Thursday during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 news conference in Abuja following rumours making the round the ...

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Man who sealed wife’s private part with superglue is arrested

A 30-year-old Tharaka Nithi man who assaulted his wife and sealed her genitalia, mouth and ears in a fit of jealousy has been arrested. The man, identified as Kifo Muriuki was smoked from his hideout in Kaningo, Kitui County by a combined team from Directorate of Criminal Investigations Tseikuru, Special Crimes Unit and DCI Tharaka South. Police have not yet ...

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Police inspector arrested for killing Muslim cleric in Lagos

A police Inspector, Charles Okoro, has been arrested for killing a Muslim cleric, Fatai Oladipupo, around Igando Road, Ikotun area of Lagos State. The Lagos State police spokesman, Bala Elkana, confirmed his arrest.   According to Elkana, the Lagos police command on Wednesday arrested Inspector Okoro Charles attached to Ikotun Division. The Inspector was arrested in connection with a shooting ...

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Nigeria is heading towards recession, Finance Minister says

The nation’s finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, says the coronavirus pandemic and falling oil prices are set to force the economy into negative growth. Ms. Ahmed made the comments after the National Economic Summit meeting in Abuja on Thursday. “On the economy, covid-19 has resulted in the collapse in oil prices,” she said. “This will impact negatively, and the impact has ...

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Soldiers, policemen exchange blows over Ebonyi traffic violation

There was chaos at Udensi Roundabout, few poles to Ebonyi State Government House, Abakaliki, on Thursday when policemen and armed soldiers clashed over alleged violation of traffic rule by the latter. The fracas started when some police traffic wardens impounded a tricycle, whose operator violated traffic light signals. An eyewitness, who would not want to be mentioned in print, explained ...

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Covid-19: FG concerned as Lagos runs out of bed spaces

The Federal Government said yesterday it was considering issuing a new set of guidelines with regards to covid-19 case management in the country, saying Lagos State, Nigeria’s epicentre of the pandemic, has currently ran out of isolation and treatment spaces. Government also expressed concerns over the growing purchases of Hydroxychloroquine by Nigerians, warning against self-medication in the wake of the ...

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Family accuse DPO of shooting sergeant dead, he’s arrested

A Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ilemba Hausa Division, Ajamgbadi, Lagos State, Mr. Yahaya Adesina, a Chief Superintendent (CSP), has been arrested and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for allegedly murdering a sergeant in his division. Until his death two weeks ago, the deceased sergeant, Mr. Onalaja Onajide, was attached to Ilemba Hausa Division as a station ...

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Killers of Jamal Khashoggi likely to avoid execution after they are forgiven by sons of the journalist

The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Friday they ‘forgive’ the killers of their father, an announcement analysts said effectively grants clemency to five convicted people on death row. Khashoggi – a royal family insider turned critic – was killed and dismembered at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul in October 2018, in a case that tarnished the reputation ...

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Almost 600 workers at chicken processing plant in America test positive for coronavirus

A Tyson Foods chicken-processing plant in North Carolina that reopened following a deep clean announced almost 600 workers have now tested positive for coronavirus. The company has confirmed that 570 of its 2,244 full-time and contract employees have been infected in the Wilkesboro plant. It is likely one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the state and affects 25.4 percent ...

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Bayelsa relaxes social gathering order, raises number to 200

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has agreed   to allow  churches with big auditoriums to have  not more  than 200 members during Sunday services. This was contained in a statement   on Wednesday by the Chairman of the state Covid-19 Task Force’s sub-committee on churches, Pastor Samuel John-Peters. Two weeks ago, Diri  directed that big churches could accommodate 50 worshippers during services, ...

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12 stranded Nigerians pay N7m for Cote d’Ivoire charter flight

Twelve Nigerians awaiting evacuation in Côte d’Ivoire have reportedly paid N7m for a charter flight. The stranded men weewre said to be desperate to return home on account of the coronavirus pandemic. A senior official informed Punch that the Nigerian Mission in Côte d’Ivoire gave the 12 businessmen approval to secure the aircraft at their own expense. The source stated, ...

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Lagos doctors suspend “sit-at-home” action

The Nigerian Medical Association has suspended its “sit-at-home” in Lagos State. . The suspension of the action came barely 24 hours after the association had asked its members to embark on an indefinite “sit-at-home” over alleged harassment by security agents in the state. It made a reference to a situation where an ambulance carrying a patient was prevented from moving ...

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Court grants bail to Chinese nationals accused of bribing EFCC

A High Court in Sokoto State has granted bail to two Chinese citizens accused of bribing an official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Muhammad Saidu Sifawa who is also the Chief Judge of Sokoto State granted the accused person bail on Thursday. He said the respondents have not been able to dislodge the presumption of innocence ...

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Mom tries to murder her children because she couldn’t take care of them and admits she’s a bad mom

A Washington state woman who allegedly tried to strangle her two young children to death admitted she did so because she’s ‘a bad mother’. On Sunday, officers with the Fife Police Department rushed to the home of Hina Sadia, 31, after she called 911. She told authorities that she killed her four-year-old daughter and her two-year-old son was next. When ...

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