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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Ikpeazu

Ikpeazu’s Coronavirus Treatment Complicated By Kidney Failure

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has been moved to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, for intensive care after testing positive for Coronavirus earlier this week. According to insider sources, the governor is being treated at his home in Abuja with a [...]

June 10, 2020 Health issues
George Floyd

Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer Kneel To Honor George Floyd

Senior Democratic lawmakers, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.), knelt during a moment of silence shortly to honor George Floyd before unveiling a legislative package of police reforms Monday. About two dozen lawmakers knelt [...]

June 10, 2020 International
Nigerian Airport Officials Pushing Back An Aircraft By Hand

Airport Workers Push Passenger Plane In Nigeria (video)

#PressPlay: Nigerian Airport Officials Pushing Back An Aircraft By Hand Pushbacks are carried out by special, low-profile vehicles called pushback tractors or tugs.WATCH FULL VIDEO: [...]

June 10, 2020 Transportation
George Floyd

George Floyd: Derek Chauvin Granted $1.25m Bail

The Minneapolis ex-policeman accused of killing unarmed black man George Floyd has made his first court appearance, where his bail was set at $1.25m (£1m). Prosecutors cited the “severity of the charges” and public outrage as the reason for upping [...]

June 9, 2020 International
Obaseki

Obaseki Discloses ‘the Bottom Line’ Of His Quarrel With Oshiomhole

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has mentioned what he considers as “the bottom line” of his quarrel with Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The protracted quarrel between the two has the potential to [...]

June 9, 2020 Government and politics
Buhari Loves Rotimi Amaechi

Executive Order 10: Buhari Bows To Governors’ Pressure

President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to the delay of the process of gazetting of the Executive Order 10 for some concerns of the state governors to be sorted out. Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Ekiti State governor, [...]

June 9, 2020 General, Government and politics
Abdulwasiu Gbolahan Lawal

Royal Family Rejects Abdulwasiu Gbolahan Lawal As New Oniru Of Iruland

One of the ruling houses in Iruland, Victoria Island, Lagos, the Omowumi Abisogun Oniru Ruling House, has rejected the installation of Oba Abdulwasiu Gbolahan Lawal, as the new Oniru of Iruland, on the ground that he is not a member [...]

June 9, 2020 Government and politics
IPOB

FG’s Blackmail Against IPOB Backfired, Says Ohanaeze

Sequel to the declaration on Sunday, by the Federal Government that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is waging war against Nigeria, the IPOB founder, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, reacted to the government for ‘ confirming that his group is [...]

June 9, 2020 Nigerian-Biafran War
Adamu Atiku-Abubakar

Adamu Atiku-Abubakar: My Father Will Contest For Presidency In 2023

Adamu Atiku-Abubakar, the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has said his father will contest the presidency again in 2023. Atiku’s son said this while presenting the score card of his ministry as the Commissioner for Works and Energy [...]

June 8, 2020 Government and politics
Ikpeazu

Okezie Ikpeazu Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Hands Over To Deputy

Ikpeazu has gone into isolation, as required by relevant NCDC protocols, and he is being managed by a competent team of medical practitioners with a view to nursing him back to good health. In a statement made available to IGBERE [...]

June 8, 2020 Health issues
National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria

Nigerian Doctors To Begin Nationwide Strike June 15 Amid COVID-19

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria will commence a nationwide strike on Monday, June 15, 2020. Dr Aliyu Sokomba, National President of NARD, said this in an official letter with reference number NARD/SG/2019-2020/070620/246. Sokomba said the association found [...]

June 8, 2020 Health issues
New Zealand Wipes Out COVID-19

Coronavirus: New Zealand Wipes Out COVID-19 After Last Person Infected Recovers

New Zealand Wipes Out COVID-19: Following New Zealand’s progress, ministers have agreed another phase of the country’s reopening from midnight. New Zealand has successfully wiped out coronavirus after the final person known to have been infected recovered. Prime Minister Jacinda [...]

June 8, 2020 International
Edo Governorship: Plot To Disqualify Obaseki Thickens

Edo Governorship: Plot To Disqualify Obaseki Thickens

Edo Governorship: A plot to disqualify Governor Godwin Obseki of Edo State ahead of the June 22, 2020, APC governorship primary in the state has been activated, Daily Trust reliably gathered. The party has fixed the screening of the six [...]

June 8, 2020 Government and politics
First All-Female crew Intelligence

Air Force Performs First All-Female Crew ISR Mission (pictures)

Meet the NAF all female ISR crew. On May 28, 2020, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) performed Its First All-Female crew Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission using Beechcraft KingAir aircraft.  [...]

June 6, 2020 Military
UNILAG)

UNILAG Ranked 3rd Most Productive School In Africa In Educating Entrepreneurs

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) was recently acknowledged as the third (3rd) most productive school in educating entrepreneurs in an online publication by Forbes titled: “If You Want To Start A Tech-Company In Africa, Go To College.” UNILAG was ranked [...]

June 6, 2020 Education
Akin Abayomi

Lagos Will Soon Run Out Of Isolation Centres – Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Government has revealed that if the state continues to record over 200 to 300 positive cases on a daily basis, it will soon run out of isolation centers. It added that with the increasing number of positive [...]

June 6, 2020 Government and politics

Oshiomhole’s Camp Switches Support From Ize-iyamu To Obazee

These are not the best of times for an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as the camp he is relying upon to achieve his political aim, is said to have switched support away [...]

June 6, 2020 Government and politics
Asaba and Benin

Asaba And Benin City: Which Is More Beautiful? [PHOTOS]

Asaba And Benin City: Which Is More Beautiful? [...]

June 6, 2020 Culture
270 Indian Workers

270 Indian Workers At Dangote Company Depart Nigeria

At least 270 Indian citizens are on their way home from Nigeria, The PUNCH reports. This is not unconnected to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. It was gathered that the aircraft conveying the nationals departed the Murtala Muhammed International [...]

June 5, 2020 Employment
COVID-19

COVID-19: Africa Records 168,464 Cases, 73,000 Recoveries & 4,700 Deaths

Over 168,464 confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African Continent – with more than 73,000 recoveries & 4,700 deaths. View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard: arcg.is/XVuSX [...]

June 5, 2020 General
Okorocha

Tackle Poverty, Not Almajirai – Okorocha Tells Northern Governors

A former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has faulted northern governors over what he described as the shoddy way they handled the repatriation of Almajirai to their home states. Okorocha said instead of humiliating the Almajirai, the governors, [...]

June 5, 2020 Government and politics
Twitter Removes Trump Campaign Tribute To George Floyd

Twitter Removes Trump Campaign Tribute To George Floyd Claiming Copyright

Twitter on Thursday removed a video tribute to George Floyd posted by President Trump’s reelection campaign, claiming it had run afoul of the website’s policy on copyrighted material. The Team Trump account tweeted out a nearly four-minute long video that [...]

June 5, 2020 International
Kenya bans single-use plastics

Kenya bans single-use plastics in protected areas

Kenya on World Environment Day barred all single-use plastics such as water bottles and straws from its national parks, beaches, forests and other protected areas. The implementation of the ban, first announced a year ago, was ordered in a letter [...]

June 5, 2020 Africa
$3.3 billion

Senate Panel Uncovers Missing $3.3bn In Foreign Tax

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts on Wednesday said it had uncovered how $3.3 billion was missing from taxes collected by the Federal Inland Revenue Services and remitted to the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2015. The committee is probing [...]

June 4, 2020 Government and politics
Paul Ohonbamu

Paul Ohonbamu Resigns Obaseki’s Commissioner Ahead Of Edo Governorship Election

The Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Barr. Paul Ohonbamu, has just resigned his appointment. The Commissioner tendered his resignation in a letter exclusively obtained by Igbere TV on Thursday, which was addressed to the governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. [...]

June 4, 2020 Government and politics
PDP SCREENING COMMITTEE

Full List of PDP SCREENING COMMITTEE for the Edo State Gubernatorial Primaries.

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June 4, 2020 Government and politics
Novare lekki

Novare Tenants Get 4-Month Free Rent In Abuja And Lagos

A South African real estate investment firm, Novare, said on Wednesday that tenants at its three shopping malls in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and one in Lagos would not pay rent for four months. The firm also donated [...]

June 4, 2020 Business
Osun State

State Of Osun Does Not Exist – Court

Justice Mathias Agboola, while delivering a judgement in a case brought before it by a lawyer, Mr Kanmi Ajibola, against the state government over a personal tax of N5.3m that the state Internal Revenue Service asked him to pay, said [...]

June 4, 2020 Government and politics
Ibom Deep Seaport

Gov Emmanuel Applauds FG On Speedy Actualization Of Ibom Deep Seaport

Governor Udom Emmanuel has applauded President Mohammad Buhari led the federal government’s determination to fast track the actualisation of Ibom Deep Seaport, IDSP. The governor also thanked the Federal Ministry of Transportation, led by Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, and all [...]

June 3, 2020 Government and politics
Kaduna

COVID-19: Kaduna Has Not Reopened Markets, Places Of Worship

The Kaduna State Government said that it has not reopened markets or places of worship. Recall that the public places were closed in March 2020 as the state stepped-up COVID-19 prevention efforts. Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser to the Governor on [...]

June 3, 2020 Government and politics