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private laboratory to conduct COVID-19 test

Private Labs In Lagos To Conduct COVID-19 Tests, To Cost Between 40,000-50,400

Lagos residents who are unable to get themselves tested in government own facilities would henceforth pay N50,400 in a private laboratory to conduct COVID-19 test. The state’s commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi disclosed this while launching the Lagos State [...]

June 30, 2020 General
APC Paid Billions To Win

Afenifere To Buhari: Sack Service Chiefs Like You Did To APC NWC

Pan-Yoruba socio-po­litical organisation, Afenifere, admon­ished President Mu­hammadu Buhari on Mon­day to tackle the lapses in the security architecture of the country like he did in his political party, the All Pro­gressives Congress (APC), last week. Following recommenda­tions by President Buhari, [...]

June 30, 2020 Government and politics

India Bans 59 Chinese Mobile Apps (Full List)

As tensions along the border continue, the Government of India has decided to ban Chinese apps diverting data and those with privacy issues. Government has announced a ban on 59 such Chinese apps, including Tik Tok. Government has decided to [...]

June 30, 2020 Technology
Nyesom Wike

I Pray APC Remains In Crisis – Wike

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has said that he prays that the All Progressive Congress stays in crisis. Wike said this in an interview with Arise TV.He recalled that the ruling party jubilated over the confusion that rocked the Peoples [...]

June 29, 2020 Government and politics
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

Don’t Reopen Schools Now – Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President Urges FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday kicked against the reopening of schools by the Federal Government due to the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the country. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU National President, spoke with the with News Agency [...]

June 29, 2020 Government and politics
Nigerian students abroad

Nigerians Pay N152b Tuition In UK

Thousands of Nigerian students abroad are currently faced with serious challenges on account of the coronavirus pandemic and the growing possibility that the disease could be around for much longer. Burdened already by exorbitant fees, the global health challenge has [...]

June 29, 2020 Education
Gezawa Commodity Market

Gezawa Commodity Market Kano: Nigeria’s First Agro Commodity & Exchange Market

Gezawa Commodity Market Ltd is aregistered Company in Nigeria operating in Gezawa LGA in Kano State, Nigeria. The market is located 24 Kms away from Kano city and equipped with state-of-the- art infrastructure to support efficient transaction and delivery of [...]

June 27, 2020 Government and politics
Ibrahim Magu

Magu: We’ll Go After Looters Hiding In Ghana

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says many looters from Nigeria are hiding in Ghana. Speaking in Abuja on Friday, Magu said the commission is putting resources together to go after them and recover [...]

June 27, 2020 Government and politics
PDP Aspirants

PDP: None Of Our Governors Will Join APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday, dismissed claims by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State that 10 governors, elected on the PDP platform, will join the All Progressives Congress, APC. Governor Bello, during a television programme, had boasted that [...]

June 27, 2020 Government and politics
Personal Protective Equipment

Enugu Confirms 28 New Cases Of COVID-19

IgbereTV reports that the Enugu State Ministry of Health confirmed 28 New cases of COVID-19 on Friday 26/06/2020 A statement made available to IgbereTV by the Commissioner for Health, Enugu State, Dr. Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu reads: “#Enugu State Ministry of [...]

June 26, 2020 Health issues
Muslim Rights Concern

MURIC Warns Amotekun: Leave Fulani Alone, Stop Endangering Lives Of Yorubas

Leave Fulani An Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has strongly warned the South West security outfit, Amotekun, to leave the Fulani alone and stop endangering the lives of Yoruba people living in the North and other [...]

June 26, 2020 Religion

Edo/ondo: INEC Petitions NBA Over Conflicting Orders By Courts

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has petitioned the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over the spate of conflicting Orders issued to political parties by the Courts. The Commission appealed to the NBA “to impress on senior members of the Bar [...]

June 26, 2020 Government and politics

Xiaomi Donates Surgical Masks To Ogun State (photos)

In its bid to help in countering the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, Xiaomi has donated the first batch of several tens of thousands of surgical masks to the Ogun State Government. Xiaomi donates tens of thousands of surgical nose masks [...]

June 26, 2020 Health issues
Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder

A US court has upheld a verdict that talcum powder sold by Johnson & Johnson caused ovarian cancer and ordered the pharmaceutical giant to pay $2.1 billion in damages. The decision by the Missouri Court of Appeals cut by more [...]

June 24, 2020 Health issues
no date yet for schools in the country to resume

FG Submits School Reopening Proposal To National Assembly

The Federal Ministry of Education has presented to the National Assembly a detailed proposal on its plan to reopen schools across the country. The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, stated this on Tuesday when he appeared before [...]

June 24, 2020 Education
Russian Anastasia Tropitsel

Russian Instagram Influencer Dies After Crash While Filming Herself

Russian Anastasia Tropitsel, 18, suffered head injuries when she lost control of her Kawasaki motorbike and crashed into a fence on the Indonesian island of Bali A social media influencer who made her first £1million at the age of 15 [...]

June 24, 2020 International
Lance Corporal Martins

Lance Corporal Martins Arrested After Calling Out Buratai, Service Chiefs

A soldier of the Nigerian Army, Lance Corporal Martins, has been arrested after making a video blasting the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and other security chiefs in the country. The soldier was arrested on the orders [...]

June 24, 2020 Military
Buhari placed under a spell

FFK: Aisha Buhari Is The Only Light In Aso Rock; Buhari Under A Spell

Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said the Presidential Villa is shrouded in darkness and President Muhammadu Buhari placed under a spell. He said this in a tweet on Wednesday.The former minister of aviation said [...]

June 24, 2020 Government and politics
covid-19 free

Chikwe Ihekweazu: No State In Nigeria Is COVID-19 Free

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Monday, said that no state in the country is free from the COVID-19. Ihekweazu, said this at the 45th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. [...]

June 23, 2020 Health issues
PDP Aspirants

Ondo: PDP Extends Sale Of Forms To Accommodate Agboola Ajayi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has extended the deadline for the sale of its Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for the Ondo State governorship election. The deadline for the purchase of the forms as earlier announced by the party [...]

June 23, 2020 Government and politics
Timothy Owoeye

Timothy Owoeye Vs Joshua Sayo Oki: DSS Arraigns Facebook User Over Post

The Department of State Service has arraigned a 48-year-old man, Joshua Sayo Oki before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo, the state capital over his Facebook post that was considered embarrassing to the Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Mr [...]

June 23, 2020 Government and politics
Travel Ban

FG Decides On Interstate Travel Ban, Others Next Week

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said on Monday it had started reviewing the guidelines for lifting of the ban on interstate travels. Speaking at the daily press briefing of the PTF in Abuja, the National Coordinator of the task [...]

June 23, 2020 Transportation
Personal Protective Equipment

Deaths Hit Delta COVID-19 Team

The number of personnel at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 in Delta State has depleted following the sudden death of some taskforce members in the past few weeks. Investigation revealed that no fewer than 20 persons, mostly ad-hoc [...]

June 23, 2020 Health issues
PDP Aspirants

Three PDP Aspirants Refuse To Step Down For Obaseki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has so far failed to convince the three aspirants on its platform, to step aside for Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, ahead of their primaries, ThisDay reports. Gideon Ikhine, Ogbeide-Ihama and Kenneth Imasuagbon are the [...]

June 22, 2020 Government and politics
Anselm Ojezua

Anslem Ojezua Declares Ongoing APC Primaries ‘Illegal’

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Anselm Ojezua has declared the ongoing Party primaries as ‘illegal’. This was contained in a letter written by Ojezua to the state Commissioner of Police on Monday morning. In the letter, Ojezua also [...]

June 22, 2020 Government and politics
Peoples Democratic Party

Police Attacks Won’t Stop Mass Exodus To Our Party, PDP Tells APC, IGP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has told the All Progressives Congress, APC and the Nigeria Police to stop fighting a lost battle, saying they can’t stop mass defection of APC members to its fold across the country. Condemning Police attack [...]

June 22, 2020 Government and politics
Ahmad Lawan

Ahmad Lawan: Non-Performing Service Chiefs Can Go

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Sunday said any officer found short of expectations should be shown the way out if he refuses to go. Lawan, who briefed State House reporters after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, [...]

June 22, 2020 Government and politics
Ali Ndume

Ndume: Workers Are Paid Peanuts, Senators Earn Luxury Wages

A former Senate Leader, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army in the 9th National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, declared on Sunday that federal lawmakers and other highly placed public officers were earning luxury wages to the detriment of [...]

June 22, 2020 Government and politics
Kenneth Imasuagbon

Kenneth Imasuagbon: I Won’t Step Down For Obaseki, Even In My Dreams

A PDP governorship aspirant, Mr Kenneth Imasuagbon, has vowed that he will not succumb to internal or external pressure to step down for Obaseki to secure the party ticket. Imasuagbon said it would be absurd for him to abandon his [...]

June 20, 2020 Government and politics
Tony Momoh

Tony Momoh: We Tried Reconciling Obaseki And Oshiomole But We Failed

Former Information and Culture Minister and Yerima of Auchi Kingdom, Prince Tony Momoh, explained in a detailed interview the various moves made by party elders to resolve the rift between Oshiomole and Obaseki. Here are some highlights of the interview [...]

June 20, 2020 Government and politics