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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president



Nigeria - Akinwumi Adesina has been re-elected as President of the Africa Development Bank AfDB for a second term of five years.

#COVID19Nigeria: Plateau state tops list of new cases as NCDC records 317 new recoveries and 3 new deaths. See breakdown...

            










221 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 317 new recoveries and 3 new deaths.

Plateau-60
FCT-33
Kaduna-26

#USElection2020: Trump wants Biden to take ‘drug test’ before first debate



US president Donald Trump said Wednesday he will call for a “drug test” for himself and Joe Biden before the first presidential debate, but did not offer any evidence for his suspicions about his Democratic opponent.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Tragedy!!! Four members of a family killed in Kerosene explosion in Cross River





Nigeria - A 45-year-old man, Esuabana Thomas, his two children aged 14 and 12, alongside one of his inlaws, have died in a kerosene explosion at their home in Ikot Ekpo community, Calabar, Cross River State on Monday, August 24.

Sunday, 23 August 2020

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Friday, 21 August 2020

Oh dear!!! Jet rams into fence at Lagos airport after brake failure (see photos)


Nigeria - A jet belonging to King Air Jet, crashed into a fence at the General Aviation Terminal of the Lagos Airport on Friday August 21, after suffering brake failure.

#COVID19Nigeria: 7 die, 265 recover as NCDC announces 476 new cases in 18 states. See breakdown...

       






476 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 265 new recoveries and 7 deaths.

Lagos-235
FCT-44
Kaduna-41
Borno-33

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

EFCC invites Akpabio and Pondei for questioning over NDDC financial allegations


Nigeria - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio; and the acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, for questioning, over the allegations of financial recklessness in the commission.

#COVID19Nigeria: 410 new cases announced by the NCDC as 4 die with 217 new recoveries. See breakdown...

     




410 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 217 new recoveries and 4 new deaths.

Lagos-210
FCT-45
Ondo-30

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

It is ridiculous to think I was acting when I fainted before the House of Reps- NDDC boss, Kemebradikumo Pondei


Nigeria - Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei,  the acting Managing Director of the Expanded Interim Management Committee, EIMC of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, says he is shocked that some Nigerians thought he was acting when he fainted while testifying before the House of Representatives public hearing on the alleged financial recklessness in the commission on July 20.

#COVID19Nigeria: Death toll increases by 2 as NCDC announces 417 new cases in 17 states and 337 new recoveries. See breakdown...

     






417 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 337 new recoveries and 2 new deaths

Lagos-207
Kaduna-44
Ondo-38

Monday, 17 August 2020

JUST IN: Tribunal nullifies election of Bayelsa state governor Duoye Diri; orders INEC to conduct fresh election within 90 days


Nigeria - The Bayelsa state Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the election of the state governor, Douye Diri, and has ordered INEC to conduct a fresh election within 90 days.

Ghanaian authorities reveal why Nigerian shops were locked.


Ghanaian authorities have explained why they locked up some Nigerian-owned shops in the country amid an ongoing controversy about the Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC) registration.

#COVID19Nigeria: Total cases closes in on 50000 mark as NCDC records 207 new recoveries and one fatality. See breakdown...

    







298 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 207 new recoveries and 1 death.

Plateau-108
Kaduna-49
Lagos-47

Friday, 14 August 2020

Ireland and Nigerian Government sign MoU to return €5.5m Abacha Loot


The federal government of Nigeria and Ireland have signed a memorandum of understanding to return €5.5 million looted by Sani Abacha, a former Nigerian Head of State. 

Tragic!!! Gunmen kill Bauchi lawmaker, kidnap wives and son


Nigeria - A member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Baraza Dass constituency, Musa Mante, was killed by suspected gunmen on Thursday night at his residence in Dass.

#COVID19Nigeria: Death toll increases by 10 as NCDC announces 366 new recoveries and 373 new cases in 21 states. See breakdown...

 




373 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 366 new recoveries and 10 new fatalities.

Lagos-69
Osun-41
Kaduna-40
Oyo-40
FCT-35

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Monday, 10 August 2020

#Edo2020: APC campaign suffers setback as ADP accuses Ize-Iyamu’s running mate of certificate forgery (SEE PHOTOS)


*_…documents show four name variants: Audu Abdul Ganiyu; Audu Abudu Ganiyu; Audu Gani; Audu Ahudu Ganeyu_*: The multiple names of the APC Guber running mate.


Nigeria - The running mate of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Gani Audu, is embroiled in a certificate forgery case, as documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) show discrepancies in his academic qualifications and other means of identification.

China to support Joe Biden while Russia wants Trump to win 2020 US presidential election: New intelligence report reveals


According to a new intelligence report by the US intelligence agencies released on Sunday,  August 9, China will influence the upcoming 2020 presidential elections to favour Democratic candidate Joe Biden while the Russian government favors a Trump re-election.


#COVID19Nigeria: 3 die as NCDC announces 144 new recoveries and 437 new cases in 17 states. See breakdown...

    




437 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 144 new recoveries and 3 fatalities.

Lagos-107
FCT-91
Plateau-81
Kaduna-32
Ogun-30
Kwara-24

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Relief as churches reopen in Lagos State after four months following coronavirus pandemic


Nigeria - There was noticeable excitement in Lagos as Churches reopened after more than four months of being physically shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the worship was with a difference on Sunday according to reports across the state.

Johns Hopkins tally shows US has hit five million COVID-19 cases


The United States has registered over five million cases in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins University’s real-time tally showed Sunday, as well as over 162,000 deaths as the country struggles to control the disease.

AGT's Simon Cowell hospitalised for surgery on broken back after falling off his electric bike in Malibu


America's Got Talent judge, Simon Cowell has been hospitalized after breaking his back following a fall from his electric bike.

Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu alleges assassination plot against high profile personalities in the state


Nigeria - Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has alleged that there is a plot to assassinate high-profile personalities in the state.

Twitter, TikTok discuss potential combination


Twitter is in preliminary discussions for a possible combination with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, after US President Donald Trump said he would ban the app, calling it a threat to national security.

#COVID19Nigeria: FCT tops new cases list as NCDC announces 407 new recoveries, 6 new fatalities and 453 new cases. See breakdown...

   



 453 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 407 new recoveries and 6 new fatalities.

FCT-75
Lagos-71
Benue-53
Delta-39
Borno-30

Gov El Rufai says presidency should return to the south in 2023


Nigeria - Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that the next President of Nigeria should come from the Southern region of the country. 

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Police take over Edo Assembly complex (See Photos)


Nigeria - Police operatives have taken over Edo House of Assembly complex in Benin City. Dozens of the security officials stormed the complex while patrol vehicles were stationed around the area.

#COVID19Nigeria: Worrying rise in death toll by 17 as NCDC announces 314 new recoveries and 457 new cases in 21 states. See breakdown...


457 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; 314 recoveries and 17 fatalities.

Lagos-137
FCT-76
Plateau-40
Rivers-35
Enugu-34
Oyo-25
Abia-23

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Kanye West officially lists Michelle Tidball as his vice President in ballot filing documents


Kanye West has filed to be on Arkansas' presidential ballot and has listed Michelle Tidball, a Wyoming life coach as his vice president. 

‘Why Shoprite is quitting Nigeria’s retail market’ - Exclusive Report


[The Guardian, Nigeria] - While the announcement of the imminent exit of South Africa’s retail giant, Shoprite, from Nigeria may have come to many as a surprise, available data have shown that weakness in purchasing power, foreign exchange hitches and intense competition were some of the major factors that informed the decision, if the firm’s scorecard for the year ended June 28, 2020 was anything to go by.