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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Oshiomhole remains suspended, insists ward chairman, Oshawo

Nigeria - The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Etsako Ward 10, Mr. Oshawo Stephen, has dismissed claims that the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as a member of the party has been lifted, insisting that the ward executives stand by their suspension of the erstwhile National Chairman of the APC.   

Trump loses in court as US judge allows release of ex-Trump aide Bolton’s book

A US judge refused Saturday to block the release of a tell-all book in which President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor describes him as corrupt and incompetent.

APC picks Worgu Boms to replace Giadom in Rivers State

Nigeria - Former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Worgu Boms has been chosen by the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State to fill the vacant post of the Deputy National Secretary of the party. 

A new twist as Oshiomhole’s ward excos lift suspension on the APC suspended Chairman

Nigeria - The executive committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ward 10, Etsako West Local Government of Edo has lifted the suspension slammed on Comrade Adams Oshiomhole last year.

Republic of Chad requests electricity supply from Nigeria

The government of Chad Republic has made a formal request to the federal government to  to connect the country to the Nigerian electricity grid.

Tragic!!! Six members of one family killed in Mexico

Six members of one family, including a minor, were killed in their home by an armed group in central Mexico, the local prosecutor’s office has said.

#Edo2020: NYSC clears Obaseki, issues fresh certificate with correct spelling (SEE PHOTO)

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PDP shifts Edo Gubernatorial primary for the second time. Read why

Nigeria - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its gubernatorial primary election in Edo state for the second time in 24 hours.

Brazil passes 1 million Coronavirus cases after 54,771 tested positive in one day

Brazil has become the second country in the world after the US to confirm more than one million cases of COVID-19.

NCDC announces 667 new #COVID19 cases in Nigeria, 19147 confirmed cases, 6581 recoveries and 487 casualties. See breakdown...

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Friday, 19 June 2020

How Edo Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu joined PDP shortly after the Governor (VIDEO)

Nigeria - The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu joined the PDP shortly after the Governor Godwin Obaseki did same and told newsmen he already vowed to join the Governor anywhere.

Recall the pair have been granted waiver by the party to contest the party's primary next week (Read here)

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See PHOTOS as PDP national chairman Uche Secondus grants waiver to Gov. Obaseki and his deputy to contest

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JUST IN: PDP grants Governor Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy Philip Shaibu waiver to contest for elective office on its plaform

Nigeria - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy, Philip Shaibu, a waiver to contest for elective office on its platform.

Female student allegedly sets up her friends to be gang-raped by 7 boys after she was mocked for losing her virginity

A Nigerian University student who was allegedly mocked for losing her virginity, has been linked to the gang-rape of her two female friends by 7 boys. 

Its Official!!! Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki defects to PDP (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Nigeria - Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Alas!!! Facebook pulls Trump ads which used Nazi symbol

Facebook on Thursday removed ads by President Donald Trump’s campaign containing a symbol used by Nazi Germany, the latest move in a heated battle over inflammatory political content on social media.

Governor Dave Umahi shuts down all courts in Ebonyi as state records first COVID-19 death

Nigeria - Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has ordered the immediate shut down of all courts in the state just as the state records its first death from COVID-19.

See PHOTOS as Justice Dongba-Mensem is sworn in as Appeal Court President

Nigeria - Justice Dongba-Mensem was recently nominated by President Buhari to become Appeal Court President.

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US condoles with India over soldiers killed in clash with China, tensions stay high

The United States offered condolences to India on Friday over the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers killed in vicious hand-to-hand combat with Chinese troops during a clash on the two Asian giants disputed mountainous border earlier this week.

Risk of contracting Coronavirus is now higher than before - PTF coordinator, Sani Aliyu says

Nigeria - Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 has disclosed that the risk of contracting Coronavirus is now higher than before in Nigeria. 

Tragic!!! Edo APC Guber aspirant Matthew Iduoriyekemwen loses father-in-law to assailants

Matthew Iduoriyekemwen - APC Aspirant

Nigeria - Report says  assailants on Thursday killed an 80-year-old university don, Prof Christopher Ogiehor, a father-in-law of an Edo State aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Matthew Iduoriyekenmwen.

Ajimobi's daughter -in-law Fatima Ganduje-Ajimobi says the former Governor is alive

Nigeria - Fatima Ganduje-Ajimobi, daughter-in-law of All Progressives Congress(APC) acting national chairman, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has debunked reports of his father-inlaw's death.

NCDC announces 745 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria, 18480 confirmed cases, 6307 recoveries and 475 deaths. See states recorded...

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Thursday, 18 June 2020

Ajimobi's media aide says his boss is still alive,.

Nigeria - Former Governor Abiola Ajimobi Is ALIVE according to his media aide, Bola Tunji.

#COVID19: Former Oyo State Governor and current factional acting chairman of APC Abiola Ajimobi reportedly dies at 70 following #COVID19 as unconfirmed reports surface, media aide denies reports, report says he is still in coma

Nigeria -The former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi has died at the age of 70 according to unconfirmed reports.

African Union disqualifies Okonjo-Iweala from contesting for World Trade Organisation Director-General

Nigeria - Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been disqualified from contesting for the office of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation by the African Union. 

JUST IN: Court extends order making Victor Giadom acting APC chairman. See original order and copy.

Nigeria - Victor Giadom shall remain APC chairman according to a court sitting in Abuja.

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Report says a Cross River lawmaker has died at isolation centre after showing COVID-19 symptoms

[The Cable]Nigeria - Report just reaching us from The Cable says Godwin Akwaji, lawmaker representing Obudu constituency at the Cross River state house of assembly, has died after showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Troubled Trump attacks ex-aide John Bolton who calls him not ‘fit’ for office

Donald Trump’s presidency was in turmoil Thursday after top ex-aide John Bolton declared him unfit for office, raising the stakes on a controversial re-election rally meant to boost his flailing campaign — yet facing troubles of its own.

After coronavirus fear, NDDC resumes, relocates to new office

Nigeria - The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has resumed after temporary shut down of the commission’s corporate headquarters following coronavirus scare.

Read also: Six NDDC employees test positive for coronavirus, offices shut down

Its official, PDP postpones Edo Guber primary because of Governor Godwin Obaseki

Nigeria - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its governorship primary in Edo.

Donald Trump unfit to be President - ex-aide John Bolton says

Donald Trump has no guiding principles and is unfit to be president, his former national security advisor John Bolton said in an interview released Thursday to promote his explosive book.

Burundi’s new president Ndayishimiye takes power in troubled nation

Burundi’s new president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, took the oath of office at a colourful ceremony in the capital on Thursday, assuming the helm of a troubled nation after the sudden death of his predecessor.

Angry wife exposes husband after he raped minor in Adamawa

Nigeria - An enraged wife exposed her 42-year-old husband after allegedly raped a 13-year-old wrapper seller in their home in Adamawa.

Nigerian Doctors warn against WHO approved coronavirus drug dexamethasone, says it could kill

Nigerian doctors have warned against the abuse of Dexamethasone, the drug hailed by UK scientists as a major breakthrough for the treatment of COVID-19, this is even as the NCDC has announced the drug use is yet to be approved in Nigeria.

So Despicable!!! 80-year-old man defiles orphan in Yobe

An 80-year old man, Mohammed Bara’u of Lawan Fannami ward in Gashu’a community of Yobe State has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl.

WHO says Hydroxychloroquine has no impact on COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stopped its Solidarity Trial arm that researches into the use of Hydroxychloroquine to effectively treat patients with COVID-19.

How can a deputy secretary declare himself chairman of APC, fear God and have common sense - Oshiomhole slams Victor Giadom (VIDEO VIA CHANNELS TV)

Nigeria - Suspended chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has reacted to Victor Giadom's move to take over his seat. 

UK says China and Russia trying to exploit coronavirus crisis

The United Kingdom said on Thursday that China, Russia and Iran were looking to exploit weaknesses shown by the coronavirus outbreak.

WHO endorses dexamethasone for treating chronic COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday endorsed dexamethasone as ‘cure’ drug for saving lives of critically ill coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients. 

NCDC announces 587 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria, 17735 confirmed cases, 5967 recoveries and 469 deaths. See states affected...

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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Tragedy as lightning strikes three FRSC officials dead in Ogun

Nigeria - Three FRSC officials have died after they were struck by lightning in Ogun State.

See PHOTOS as UK PM, Boris Johnson involved in a car crash outside Parliament (VIDEO)

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson was involved in a car crash just outside the Parliament on Wednesday afternoon.

Nigerians react to death of top radio American- based radio presenter Dan Foster from suspected coronavirus complications

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to mourn American radio personality, Dan Foster.

JUST IN: APC National Working Committee affirms Ajimobi as acting Chairman of the party

Nigeria - The National Working Committee(NWC) of the All Progressives Congress(APC) has affirmed Senator Abiola Ajimobi as its acting national chair.

China on mass testing as Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new virus outbreak

Beijing’s airports cancelled two-thirds of all flights and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again on Wednesday as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak linked to a wholesale food market.

More troubles in APC as Secretary Victor Giadom declares self acting Chairman following Oshiomhole's suspension


Nigeria - Victor Giadom, the National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC has declared himself the acting Chairman of the party following the ruling by the Court of Appeal Abuja which upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomole on Tuesday, June 16. 

Gov. Obaseki says he has not decided on his new political platform

Nigeria - Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has stated he has not joined a new party following his resignation from the  All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday via his twitter handle.

NCDC says New COVID-19 medicine, Dexamethasone has not been approved in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the new COVID-19 drug, Dexamethasone has not been approved for use in the treatment of patients with the viral disease in Nigeria.

Dangote not a co-owner of Executive Jets Services Ltd used by Naira Marley

Nigeria - Dangote has denied allegations that he is a co-owner of Executive Jets Services Ltd, an aviation company whose operating license was recently suspended indefinitely by the Ministry of Aviation after flouting lockdown guidelines for safety when it conveyed an artiste to Abuja for a concert.

WHO moves to update COVID-19 guidance after 'great news' in drug study

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was moving to update its guidelines on treating people stricken with COVID-19 to reflect results of a clinical trial that showed a cheap, common steroid can help save critically ill patients.