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U.S donates 200 ventilators to Nigeria

U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard handing over the 200 ventilators donated by the U.S government to Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osaige Ehanire on Tuesday in Abuja. The U.S. government on Tuesday donated 200 life-saving ventilators to Nigeria as a fulfilment to help Nigeria in the fight against the ...

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Kaduna Assembly suspends former Deputy Speaker, two others

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has suspended three of its members from all activities of the house for nine months. The Assembly also reprimanded five other members who were directed to apologise to the assembly in writing and publish the apology in a national daily within a week. The ...

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Russia approves COVID-19 vaccine — first country to do so

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The development paves the way for the ...

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Petroleum tanker drivers begin strike

Petroleum tanker drivers in Lagos State have withdrawn their services as directed by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) beginning from August 10. The state Chairman, NUPENG, Tayo Aboyeji, made the confirmation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. ...

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Jonathan speaks at Ijaw conference, warns politicians

The former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has warned politicians against politics of bitterness and violence and charged them to forge a common agenda that would promote peace and sustainable development in the nation. The former president further urged them to put the interest of the nation first, adding that politics was ...

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Learn from Tinubu, DG APC Govs’ forum tells Oshiomhole

The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors’ forum, Salihu Lukman, has, again, questioned the party’s former chairman, Adams Oshiomhole’s fore-front role in Edo State’s governorship campaign. Mr Oshiomhole, who was recently removed as the APC’s national chairman coincidentally in the midst of state’s raging political crisis, has been ...

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COVID-19: JAMB hosts virtual colloquium on appropriate measures against coronavirus

As part of its contributions to the ongoing efforts aimed at combatting the ravaging COVID-19 Pandemic, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), in collaboration with the Nigerian Defence Academy and PREMIUM TIMES, would be hosting a virtual colloquium on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. JAMB says the colloquium became necessary ...

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Fuel scarcity imminent as union directs petrol tanker drivers to withdraw services

The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has directed the petroleum tanker drivers to withdraw their services from Lagos State from August 10. The union said the decision followed the failure of various authorities in the state to address three major issues that have ...

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Power should move to southern Nigeria in 2023 — El – Rufai

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that Nigeria’s next president in 2023 should emerge from the southern part of the country. Mr El-Rufai said this on Saturday in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service. “The southern part of the country is supposed to produce the president ...

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NEMA warns of likely flooding in 28 states, 102 local governments

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has alerted that 28 states and 102 local governments might be at risk of flooding due to impending heavy rainfall. The Director, Operations of NEMA in charge of Ekiti, Ondo and Osun states, Olusegun Afolayan, gave the warning while speaking with journalists after sensitising ...

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