Governor’s convoy attacked, Daura rejects zoning, other major political news last week

Nigeria’s political space was abuzz last week with the renewed debate on zoning of presidential power in the country ahead of the 2023 elections following an interview President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, granted BBC Hausa Service. Also, the Niger Delta minister, Godswill Akpabio named some federal lawmakers who allegedly ...

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Coronavirus: Nigeria records lowest number of cases in two weeks

Nigeria recorded its lowest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in at least two weeks with 386 new infections announced on Saturday. The new figures brings the number of coronavirus infections in Africa’s biggest economy to 43, 537, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The latest update is ...

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School Reopening: Ogun begins mandatory COVID-19, malaria tests for SS3 students

As part of the protocols for school resumption, the Ogun State government has announced that COVID-19 and malaria tests will be mandatory for returning boarding students. The state had earlier fixed resumption of SS3 students for August 4, months after a nationwide halt of academic activities necessitated by COVID-19. The ...

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Lagos reopens churches, mosques as COVID-19 cases decline

It’s cheery news in Lagos State. A period of general decrease in confirmed positive cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been recorded in the State for the second week. Following the decline in positive cases, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has relaxed some of the lockdown measures taken by the Lagos State ...

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Presidency speaks on Mamman Daura’s call for ‘no zoning’

The Presidency has reacted to the call by President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, that zoning of the Presidency should be jettisoned for competence. Mr Daura, an influential and controversial figure in the Presidency, made his position known last week in an interview with the BBC Hausa, triggering widespread condemnation. ...

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Aubameyang scores twice as Arsenal win 14th FA Cup

Arsenal have secured an astonishing 14th FA Cup triumph after they came from a goal down to beat city rivals Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday at the Wembley Stadium. Christian Pulisic had given the Blues a dream start; scoring in the fifth minute but Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got the equaliser ...

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Generator fume kills 7 in Niger — Police

The Niger State Police Command on Saturday confirmed the death of seven people due to inhalation of generator fumes at Rijau town, in Rijau Local Government Area of the state.Adamu Usman, the state Commissioner of Police told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that one Mohammed Bello, the ...

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Arsenal Vs Chelsea LIVE UPDATES: London rivals set for crunch FA Cup final

It will be an all London affair this evening at the magnificent Wembley stadium where city rivals Arsenal and Chelsea will be slugging it out in the 2020 FA Cup final. The Gunners and the Blues enjoyed contrasting fortunes in the recently concluded Premier League season. While Frank Lampard’s men ...

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FBI charges juvenile, two others over celebrity Twitter hack

The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has charged three persons including a juvenile over their alleged roles in the Twitter security incident that resulted in a cryptocurrency scam worth thousands of dollars. On July 15, PREMIUM TIMES the social media giant was infiltrated by hackers who broke into ...

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