Buhari Urged to Disband NDDC Interim Committee

Urged to Disband

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to disband Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Interim Committee. According to CityNews, Buhari has been urged to “disband” the Expanded Interim Management Committee (EIMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and constitute a substantive board. According to a statement in Abuja by one-time governorship candidate on the platform of the Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP), in Delta State, Alaowei Afro Buikeme, a protest against the EIMC from Abuja to Port Harcourt, Rivers State will ensue soon. Demanding for the immediate dissolution of the EIMC,…

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Decline in COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria is Simply Due to Low Testing Not Containment – UN

COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria

Decline in COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria is Simply Due to Low Testing Not Containment – UN     The United Nations (UN) says the decline in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria shows a collapse in testing, adding that it has nothing to do with the containment of the virus. The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the United Nations in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, called on state governments to hold institutions accountable in the containment of the virus. The coordinator, who was in Gombe on assessment of development projects,…

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Avengers And Game Of Thrones Actress Diana Rigg Dies At 82

Diana Rigg

Avengers And Game Of Thrones Actress Diana Rigg Dies At 82     Actress Dame Diana Rigg, famous for roles including Emma Peel in TV series The Avengers and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, has died at the age of 82. Her daughter, actress Rachael Stirling, said she died of cancer, after being diagnosed in March. “She spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession,” she added. Dame Diana also played the only woman who became…

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Ronald Bell of Kool And The Gang Dies Aged 68

Ronald Bell

Ronald Bell of Kool And The Gang Dies Aged 68     Ronald Bell — a co-founder of Kool and the Gang, the heavyweight funk group behind hits like “Celebration,” “Jungle Boogie” and “Ladies’ Night” — died Wednesday. He was 68 years old. The performer died at his home in the US Virgin Islands, the group’s publicist Angelo Ellerbee told AFP, without specifying a cause of death. Bell founded Kool and the Gang with his brother Robert and friends Dennis Thomas, Robert Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown and Ricky West…

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UK Judge Orders P&ID To Pay Nigeria Over £1.5 million

Judge

UK Judge Orders P&ID To Pay Nigeria Over £1.5 million     A United Kingdom judge has ordered P&ID to make an interim payment of more than £1.5 million to Nigeria within 21 days to cover legal costs the country incurred as part of its successful application for the extension of time to challenge the arbitration award of $9.6 billion to the company. The judge gave the order on Thursday when Nigeria appeared before it in a hearing held to decide procedural and costs issues relating to the FRN’s applications…

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Man Gets Two Life Sentences Plus 835 Years In Jail For Illegal Shooting That Killed Policeman

Shooting

Man Gets Two Life Sentences Plus 835 Years In Jail For Illegal Shooting That Killed Policeman     An Arkansas man has been sentenced to two life terms plus 835 years in prison for the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer in northeast Arkansas two years ago. Demarcus Parker, 27, was convicted of first-degree murder, illegally shooting a weapon from a vehicle and 21 related charges in the April 2018 shooting death of Forrest City officer Oliver Johnson, according to court documents. Prosecutors have said Parker was shooting at…

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You Made us Proud, Buhari tells AfDB President, Adesina During Visit

Buhari tells

You Made us Proud, Buhari tells AfDB President, Adesina During Visit     President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina in the Presidential Villa, praising him for his performance and successful re-election. The President especially commended Dr Adesina for supporting Africa in general and Nigeria in particular, especially in terms of addressing infrastructural deficits. “There can’t be sustainable development without infrastructure. Our efforts should be seen in the context of lack of resources, but you do your best to support…

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No Face Masks, No Voting At Edo And Ondo Elections, Says INEC Chairman

Edo And Ondo Elections

No Face Masks, No Voting At Edo And Ondo Elections, Says INEC Chairman     The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has mandated the use of face masks for individuals before they can exercise their franchise in the forthcoming elections in Edo and Ondo states. This is part of measures by the Commission to ensure the safety of voters ahead of the Edo, and Ondo governorship polls amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is mandatory for every voter to wear a face mask or face covering without which the voter would…

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Breaking: Resident Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike

Suspend Nationwide Strike

Breaking: Resident Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike     The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended the nationwide industrial action. President of NARD, Dr Aliyu Sokumba confirmed this on Thursday evening. Dr Sokumba disclosed that the union will review the progress made in talks with the Federal Government in two weeks. On Wednesday, the Federal Government and the doctors reached an agreement in a bid to end the industrial action. During the meeting which almost took the entire day, NARD had disclosed that it will liaise with the executive…

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