Coronavirus: Nigeria records 571 new infections, 16 deaths

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria has risen to 740 as 16 new deaths were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday night. Nigeria recorded 15 deaths from the virus on Saturday. The fatality rate from the virus in Nigeria is about 2.2 ...

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ANALYSIS: Nigeria’s terror king, Shekau, connects east, west and centre in puzzling agenda

Scorned and underrated, Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Jama’atu Ahlul Sunnah Lidda’awatu Wal-Jihad (JAS), otherwise known as Boko Haram, is currently pulling a massive stealth strategy of organisational makeover destined to connect the north-east, the north-west and the north-central in a bewildering expansionist agenda. Defined by welcoming former apostates; engaging ...

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EFCC: Magu failed to account for 332 recovered properties – Report

The suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has again been accused of allegedly failing to give a proper account of missing 332 out of the 836 recovered real estate property in March 2018. A report by the Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered ...

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FG hands over National Theatre to CBN

The Minister for Culture and Information, Lai Mohammed, on Sunday in Lagos handed over the National Theatre to the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers committee for restoration and upgrade. Speaking at the event, Mr Mohammed said the National Theatre, despite the arrangement, still remained a national heritage. He ...

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WAEC: Private school owners, parents disagree with minister over exam postponement

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) and the National Parents-Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) have appealed to the federal government to reconsider its position on the senior school certificate examination (SSCE) being conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). The government had last week said no ...

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Nigeria police rescue American woman, held for over a year, from internet fraudster

The Nigeria police have arrested a suspected internet fraudster, Chukwuebuka Obiaku, who allegedly lured an American woman to Nigeria with marriage and extorted her of $48,000. Police spokesperson, Frank Mba, said the woman was rescued in a Lagos hotel after being confined in a hotel for over a year. “Police ...

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Major health stories last week

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has infected over 12 million people and killed about 568, 312 around the world, six months after its emergence. Scientists have been in a race to develop a vaccine against the virus and also drugs for the cure of confirmed patients. While these researches are ...

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I didn’t campaign for Buhari against Jonathan in 2015 – Dasuki

The former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, has said that as the NSA between 2012 and 2015, he never campaigned for the All Progressives Congress (APC) nor its candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in whatever shape or form before, during or after the 2015 presidential election. In a statement he personally ...

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Magu: International groups write Buhari, say Nigeria’s anti-corruption fight may suffer setback

Prominent international groups involved in anti-corruption efforts globally have written to President Muhammadu Buhari on what they consider the unfortunate treatment of Ibrahim Magu. PREMIUM TIMES reported the arrest of Mr Magu, acting chairman of Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, EFCC, on Monday. He has been detained since then as he continues ...

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Minister directs power contractors back to sites

The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, has directed contractors handling power projects across the country to return to sites as COVID-19 lockdown by the federal government is being relaxed gradually. Aaron Artimas, Special Adviser, Media and Communication to the Minister, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. ...

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