JUST IN: Buhari sacks NECO boss, Prof. Uwakwe

Nigeria’s President,  Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sack of Prof. Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council, NECO. A letter dated May 11 and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, on behalf of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said Buhari approved the sack. Also sacked by ...

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Two positive patients in Bauchi refuse isolation… officials inform security agencies

Bauchi state government has lamented the refusal of two Coronavirus positive cases to isolate themselves. Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, yesterday, said two COVID-19 positive people have declined to be isolated in the state. Mohammed who is also the Chairman, Contact Tracing Committee on Covid-19 in the state, said they refused to ...

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Kidnappers demand N50m for abducted Navy Commander

The kidnappers that abducted a Navy Commander whose identity is yet to be ascertained are demanding a ransom of N50m. The Navy Commander was said to have been abducted on Saturday along Owo-Ikare Road in Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State while travelling to Abuja. It was gathered that a military/police joint rescue team has been dispatched ...

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Man sentenced to death via Zoom call in Singapore

A 37-year-old Malaysian, Punithan Genasan has been sentenced to death in Singapore via Zoom call for his role in a 2011 heroin transaction. While rights groups have criticised the use of Zoom in capital cases, Fernando said he did not object to the use of video conferencing for Friday’s call since it was only to receive the judge’s verdict, which ...

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Marine Beach Bridge Apapa to be shut for repairs next week

The Federal Controller of Work in Lagos, Mr Kayode Popoola, on Wednesday, said that the Marine Beach Bridge in Apapa would be shut for repairs next week. Popoola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the contractor, Buildwell Nigeria Ltd, was already on site to begin replacement of damaged expansion joints and bearings on the bridge. “The ...

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Pastor hit with COVID-19 after defiling lockdown order to hold religious gatherings

A popular US Pastor who disobeyed President Donald Trump’s order on religious gatherings and held a Mother’s Day Church service has tested positive for coronavirus. Redwood Valley Assembly of God Church pastor Jack McMilin in California tested positive for coronavirus and was taken to the hospital after developing pneumonia resulting from coronavirus. The pastor’s wife, Sharon disclosed McMilin’s diagnosis on ...

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FFK to give scholarship to 300 students through his wife’s foundation

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has disclosed he will be awarding scholarship to 300 students. According to the former Minister, the scholarship will be through his wife’s foundation — Snowhite PureHeart Foundation. ”I will award scholarships to 300 students to the top private University in a neighbouring African country over the next 2 years.Fees will be taken care of. This ...

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Ex-Mexican president’s son commits suicide

A son of Mexico’s former president Luis Echeverria Alvarez, who governed in the 1970s with an iron fist, has killed himself, authorities have said. Alvaro Echeverria Zuno, 71, died on Tuesday morning at his home in the state of Morelos, south of Mexico City, the local prosecutor’s office said in a statement. Former president Echeverria, 98, led the country from ...

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Lagos state doctors begin indefinite sit-at-home to protest Police harassmen

The Lagos State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA has directed doctors in state to proceed on an indefinite sit-at-home order to protest what they described as ‘conflicting directives by the government and incessant police harassment’ on medical doctors and other health workers in the state. In a press statement made available to Vanguard, and jointly signed by the ...

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292 Nigerians arrive in Abuja from Saudi Arabia

No fewer than 292 evacuated Nigerians have arrived in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, from Saudi Arabia, The Punch reports. It was gathered that the flight arrived late on Tuesday at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, confirmed this on Wednesday via his Twitter handle. He said a chunk of the repatriated nationals were ...

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Fire razes NIPOST headquarters in Abuja (video)

A fire outbreak has occurred at the headquarters of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) in Abuja. The main cause of the fire which started this morning cannot be ascertained. It was gathered that a large number of staff of the agency were in their offices when the fire broke out. Watch the video below… NIPOST headquarters in Abuja currently on ...

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Liverpool to lift first Premier League trophy without fans

Liverpool have been promised they will be allowed a Prem trophy lift, but behind closed doors. Jurgen Klopp’s men need just two wins from their remaining nine games when the Premier League returns next month to lift the crown for the first time since 1990. The Kop will be denied the right to witness the historic moment in person with ...

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Bread prices may increase by 60%, bakers warn

Bakers in Lagos State have urged the Federal Government to intervene in the prices of baking materials, which may lead to increase in the prices of bread by 60 per cent anytime soon. The bakers complained that the increase in the prices of baking materials was because of the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the world. In a statement by the Lagos ...

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Adam Lambert says he’s looking for a long term relationship but no plans for marriage

He split from his model boyfriend Jaci Costa Polo in November last year, following a whirlwind six-month romance. But despite his heartbreak, Queen frontman Adam Lambert says he won’t give up looking for Mr Right. Speaking to Sydney Morning Herald, the American pop sensation, 37, revealed he wants to be in a long-term relationship once his ‘circumstances can support it’. ...

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General Oladipo Diya lose wife, Folashade Diya

Former Chief of Staff, Lt. General Oladipo Diya’s wife, Mrs. Folashade Diya, has died, five days to her 66th birthday. According to a press statement released by Olawale Adekoya, Special Adviser (Media & Strategy) to Gen Diya, the late Mrs. Diya died on Monday. The statement reads in part: “With grief in our hearts but gratitude to Almighty God, we ...

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Lucky man wins $200K on his way to job interview

A North Carolina man who made a stop on his way to a job interview discovered it was his lucky day when he won $200,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket. Fredd Jordan, a semi-retired chef from Smithfield, told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he was on his way to a job interview when he stopped at the Harimart store on ...

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Health Minister Tells Nigerians to prepare for the worse

  The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has adviced Nigerians to prepare for the worst despite the ease of lockdown by President Muhammadu Buhari. He made this plea during the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 daily briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. “It is of great importance that we – members of the health sector and citizens — endeavour to use this period ...

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Empire star Bryshere Gray sued by landlords

The Empire star, Star Bryshere’s landlords claim the “Empire” star’s dog caused some damage in his apartment, and they are suing the actor for the cost of the repairs. However, a representative for the actor says the suit is unnecessary because the actor will take care of it as reported by TMZ. According to some legal documents, the landlords said ...

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Covid-19 cases on the rise in Oyo as many troop out for testing

Oyo State has recorded six new confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number recorded in the state to 143. According to the latest figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night, the six cases in Oyo were among the new 226 recorded in 16 states. The state government had repeatedly called on residents who ...

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COVID-19: Two positive patients refuse isolation, says coronavirus is scam

Bauchi state government has lamented the refusal of two Coronavirus positive cases to isolate themselves. Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, yesterday, said two COVID-19 positive people have declined to be isolated in the state. Mohammed who is also the Chairman, Contact Tracing Committee on Covid-19 in the state, said they refused to ...

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Nurse disciplined for wearing revealing outfit while treating COVID-19 patients

A Russian nurse has been reprimanded for wearing a bikini underneath a transparent protective suit while treating COVID-19 patients, the country’s official newspaper, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported on Wednesday. The unnamed nurse, who reportedly works at a state hospital in the central Tula region, just south of Moscow, appears to have been candidly photographed as she tended to patients in the ...

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