Nigeria Confirms 423 New COVID-19 Cases As Total Infection Nears 50,000

Nigeria Confirms 423 New COVID-19

Nigeria Confirms 423 New COVID-19 Cases As Total Infection Nears 50,000     Nigeria on Tuesday Confirmed 423 new cases of COVID-19, thus, inching towards the 50,000 mark. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), revealed that the new cases were spread across 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. They take the country’s total number of cases to 47,290. Out of the number, 33,609 patients have been discharged, while 956 people have lost their lives. On Tuesday, Lagos, the country’s pandemic epicentre, witnessed 117 new cases followed by…

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Sanwo-Olu Appointed Chairman Of APC Campaign Council For Akeredolu’s Re-Election

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Sanwo-Olu Appointed Chairman Of APC Campaign Council For Akeredolu’s Re-Election     The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday approved the appointment of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu as Chairman of the party’s high-level National Campaign Council for the Ondo State Governorship Election. The announcement was contained in a statement signed by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena. “The Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Mai Mala Buni has approved the appointment of the Governor of Lagos State, H.E.…

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EFCC Arrests 32 Suspected Internet Fraudsters, Seize 12 Cars In Oyo

Suspected Internet Fraudsters

EFCC Arrests 32 Suspected Internet Fraudsters, Seize 12 Cars In Oyo     The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 32 suspected internet fraudsters also known as ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Oyo State. EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, disclosed in a statement that the suspects were arrested by operatives attached to the Ibadan Zonal Office of the agency. He explained that they were apprehended on Tuesday during a raid on their hideout in Ogbomoso, a town in the state. “Officers of the EFCC swept on the…

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Serena Williams Wins After Six-Month COVID-19 Break

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Serena Williams Wins After Six-Month COVID-19 Break     Serena Williams shrugged off the absence of fans to make a winning return from her six-month coronavirus layoff on Tuesday, defeating lowly ranked Bernarda Pera in three sets at the WTA Top Seed Open tournament in Kentucky. Williams, who before Tuesday had not played a competitive game since a Fed Cup appearance in February, came from behind to defeat American world number 60 Pera 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in two hours and 15 minutes at the Top Seed Tennis Club in Lexington.…

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Apostle Suleman Speaks Peace To Kaduna Killings, Warns Govt

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Apostle Suleman Speaks Peace To Kaduna Killings, Warns Govt       The recurring inter-tribal crisis rocking the Southern part of Kaduna State, which has left hundreds dead and scores displaced has captured the interest of popular servant of God, Apostle Johnson Suleman, who made an appeal that peace is allowed to reign in the Northwestern state of Nigeria. At the centre of the current violence is contention over a piece of land which has for decades been at the heart of the dispute between the two principal ethnic groups…

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Breaking: Joe Biden Names Kamala Harris As Running Mate

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Breaking: Joe Biden Names Kamala Harris As Running Mate     White House hopeful Joe Biden on Tuesday named Kamala Harris, a black US senator from California, as his choice for vice president, capping a months-long search for a Democratic partner to challenge President Donald Trump in November. “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden, 77, said on Twitter. His team stated that the…

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Sterling Bank Extends Farmers’ Radio to Six-Geo-Political Zones

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Sterling Bank Extends Farmers’ Radio to Six-Geo-Political Zones Sterling Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading commercial bank, has extended coverage of its Farmers’ Radio programme to cover the six geo-political zones of the country, following its wide acceptance and success in the northern part of the country. Since its debut in 2018, the Farmers’ Radio show is the only agriculture-related radio show sponsored by a commercial bank in Nigeria. It started with a pilot in three northern states. Group Head, Agric and Solid Minerals Finance, Sterling Bank, Mrs. Bukola Awosanya said this…

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Wickedness! See Boy Who Was Chained Alongside Animals for Two Years By His Stepmothers

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Wickedness! See Boy Who Was Chained Alongside Animals for Two Years By His Stepmothers     A horrendous case of child abuse has just been uncovered in Kebbi state, in northwest Nigeria of a 10-year-old boy tethered in a pen with domestic animals for two years and who survived eating the food remnants left by the animals. The abuse has been ranked as arguably the worst in Nigeria, a possible horror candidate in the Guinness Book of Records. The boy’s story was shared on Twitter Monday night by Manir Jega,…

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Court Orders Substituted Service of Disqualification Suit On Ize-Iyamu

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Court Orders Substituted Service of Disqualification Suit On Ize-Iyamu     A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered substituted service of a suit seeking the disqualification of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming election in Edo State,  Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and his running mate, Audu Ganiyu. Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the order on Tuesday after granting the plaintiffs’ application for substituted service on the defendants in the case – Ize-Iyamu and Ganiyu. Giving his ruling, the judge ordered that the defendants be served with…

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Trump Postpones G7 Summit Until After US Election

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Trump Postpones G7 Summit Until After US Election     President Donald Trump on Monday postponed the Group of Seven (G7) meeting until after the United States (US) 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 Summit is an international intergovernmental economic organization consisting of seven major developed countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and…

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