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Nigeria’s coronavirus infections exceed 45,000

The number of coronavirus infections in Nigeria exceeded 45,000 on Thursday after 354 new cases were found in the nation in the past 24 hours, authorities have said. The latest figure – one of the lowest in over two weeks – brings the total number of infections in the country ...

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Video: Stranded Nigerian students in Saudi Arabia blame embassy for ordeal

Some Nigerian students, who are stranded in Saudi Arabia due to the restriction of movements caused by coronavirus, have accused officials of Nigeria’s embassy and consulate office in the country of thwarting their evacuation plans. But the embassy has described the allegation as false, and challenged the students to produce ...

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INEC to publish results from polling units online in real-time

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has introduced a dedicated online portal, “INEC Result Viewing (IRV),” that will enable Nigerians to view results from polling units in real-time on election days. In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Festus Okoye, on Thursday, INEC said the development aims at ...

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Oyakhilome tackles Buhari, other African leaders for seeking medical care, COVID-19 vaccine abroad

The General Overseer of Believers’ Love World (also called Christ Embassy), Chris Oyakhilome, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders for seeking medical care and COVID-19 vaccines in foreign countries. Mr Oyakhilome said this during a live broadcast to his congregation on Sunday, charging the leaders to wake ...

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Political development in Edo a threat to constitutional order – Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says the unfolding political development in Edo State is a threat to constitutional order. Mr Abubakar, in his verified twitter handle on Thursday, urged the forces behind the development to reign in their proxies, and abide by the rule of law to allow the people elect ...

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Violence: INEC threatens to suspend Edo, Ondo polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will suspend the Edo and Ondo governorship election process if the actions of political actors led to a breakdown of law and order. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, announced this on Thursday in Abuja after ...

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COVID-19: How to tackle unemployment challenge in Niger Delta – Group

The Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND) has said that introduction of novel ways of employment generation remains key to solving the developmental challenges in the Niger Delta region amid the Covid-19 disruption. The Executive Director of PIND, Dara Akala, made this known at a virtual conference organised by ...

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40 migrants drown in shipwreck off Mauritanian coast

A boat, carrying around 40 migrants and refugees, has sunk off the coast of Mauritania, leaving only one survivor, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday. The perilous sea passage from West Africa to the Canary Islands was once a major route for migrants seeking jobs and a ...

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Military speaks on alleged Al-Qaeda, ISIS inroad in Nigeria

The Defence Headquarters has allayed fears of Nigerians over alleged plans by Al-Qaeda and ISIS to make an inroad into Southern Nigeria and penetrate the north-western part of the country. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, John Enenche, a major general, while answering questions from journalists at the updates briefing on ...

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COVID-19: Nigerian govt. approves gradual reopening of international flights

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has approved gradual reopening of international flights and train services across the country. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that this was part of the decisions reached at the end of the second extension of the second phase of eased lockdown. The Chairman ...

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