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COVID-19 death toll exceeds 700, 000 worldwide

Coronavirus deaths across the world have surpassed 700, 000, as cases continue to surge in countries yet to reach the peak of infections. According to worldometer.info, more than 18.7 million infections have been recorded and 705, 288 deaths as of the time of reporting. Nearly half the world’s cases have ...

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Akwa Ibom APC chairman is dead

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Ini Okopido, is dead. Mr Okopido passed on Wednesday “after a brief illness”, the deputy chairman of APC in the state, Ita Udosen, said in a statement in Uyo. “Our hearts are heavy with grief as we mourn ...

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COVID-19: Airlines lament low patronage

Some Airlines in the country operating at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, have expressed dissatisfaction over low passengers’ patronage since reopening after the COVID-19-induced lockdown. During separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Abuja, the airlines said the ratio of passengers at present compared ...

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#RevolutionNow: Agba Jalingo re-arrested as security operatives crackdown on protesters nationwide

Several peaceful protesters under the umbrella of #RevolutionNow were molested and arrested Wednesday by security agents from the State Security Service (SSS), the Nigerian Army, and the police. The protesters were demanding good governance, proper infrastructural development, end to extrajudicial killings, the sack of service chiefs over the poor security ...

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Nigerian University Suspends Student who Hacked Premium Times Website

The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) on Wednesday announced the indefinite suspension on its student who hacked PREMIUM TIMES website in February. The university said by attacking PREMIUM TIMES, Afolabi Emmanuel, a final year student of Food Science and Technology, committed “an act that constitutes misconduct and misuse of ...

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Nigeria Immigration Service promotes over 3,500 officers

The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Board (CDCFIB) has promoted over 3,500 officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). This was disclosed in a statement signed by the agency’s spokesperson, Sunday James, on Wednesday. According to the statement, the total number of senior officers promoted are 100 – 29 ...

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Buhari, Atiku greet BUA chief, Abdul Samad Rabiu, on 60th birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his warm greetings to the Founder/Chairman of one of Africa’s leading conglomerates, BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, on his 60th birthday. Mr Buhari, who conveyed his greetings in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, extolled Mr Rabiu for his large-heartedness for always investing ...

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Moghalu denies joining APC

Presidential Candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 General Elections, Kingsley Moghalu, on Wednesday denied defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Media reports said Mr Moghalu had joined the APC. But in a statement in Lagos, the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of ...

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#RevolutionNow: (PHOTOS) Nigerians protest amidst harassment by security officials

Nigerians in several states took to the streets, on Wednesday, to protest against poor governance and corruption, using the slogan #RevolutionNow In many of the states, the protests were foiled by armed security agents who arrested dozens of protesters. PREMIUM TIMES reported how protesters were arrested in Lagos and Osun. ...

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Army says ‘soldiers’ involved in bullion van robbery not its personnel

The Nigerian Army says that purported soldiers allegedly arrested for bullion van robbery in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, are not its personnel. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations in 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Aliyu Yusuf, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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