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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Bomb kills two human rights workers in Afghan capital



Two employees of Afghanistan’s human rights body were killed in a bomb attack in Kabul on Saturday, the agency said.

PDP describes alleged defection plan of governors to APC as laughable



Nigeria - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the claim by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, that some PDP governors were planning to defect to All Progressives Congress (APC), as childish, laughable and pathetic (Read earlier report here)

I accept APC NWC dissolution in good faith, Oshiomhole declares in VIDEO



Nigeria - Adams Oshiomhole, the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he has accepted the decision of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to dissolve its National Working Committee (NWC) which he led before his suspension.

431 patients discharged in 24 hours as Nigeria’s COVID-19 recovery toll exceeds 8,000



Nigeria recorded a significant increase in its COVID-19 recovery toll on Friday as 431 people were discharged within 24 hours.

China sees uptick in new COVID-19 cases, including 17 in Beijing


Mainland China reported on Saturday the highest number of new coronavirus cases in four days, driven by a COVID-19 resurgence in the Chinese capital of Beijing.

Australia's Victoria struggles to contain coronavirus


Australia’s state of Victoria recorded 41 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Saturday, double the daily rate seen a week ago, struggling to gain control over the pandemic while the rest of the country continues easing social distancing restrictions.

Alas!!! Yahaya Bello boasts: 10 PDP governors will soon defect to APC, we will reclaim Obaseki



Nigeria - Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says about 10 governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will soon defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Former Oyo Governor Abiola Ajimobi to be buried on Sunday


Nigeria - The burial ceremony of former Governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi which was postponed on Friday June 26, will now hold on Sunday June 28 2020. 

NCDC announces 684 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria, 23298 total cases, 8253 recoveries and 554 casualties. See breakdown...


684 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-259
Oyo-76
Katsina-69
Delta-66
Rivers-46
Ogun-23
Edo-22
Osun-22
Ebonyi-21
FCT-20




Friday, 26 June 2020

Donald Trump cancels weekend golf retreat as coronavirus cases surge


US President Donald Trump on Friday made a last-minute cancellation of a weekend trip to his New Jersey golf course as concerns grew over a new surge in coronavirus cases across the country.

Three year old girl allegedly raped by her father in Ibadan (TWEETS)


Nigeria - A three-year-old girl has allegedly been raped by her father in Ibadan, Oyo state. 

Anxiety as three-storey building collapses in Umuahia; relief as no life lost


Nigeria - A three storey residential building has collapsed in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.

South Africa to reopen casinos and cinemas despite COVID-19 spread


South Africa will allow casinos and cinemas to reopen and restaurants to resume sit-down meals on Monday in a further easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions despite a sharp rise in infections.

#COVID19: FAAN to increase passenger service charge by 100%


Nigeria - The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said there will be a 100 per cent increase on passenger service charges on domestic and international flight tickets from August 1, 2020.

PDP blasts President Buhari for holding APC NEC meeting within the council chambers



Nigeria - The Peoples Democratic Party has slammed President Buhari for holding the National Executive Council meeting of the APC within the council chambers in the statehouse.

As President Buhari sacks Oshiomhole's lead APC NWC, he warns party may disintegrate if...



Nigeria - President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, warned that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) could collapse unless aggrieved members toed the path to peaceful conflict resolution.

How Liverpool won the EPL on thursday with the help of Chelsea



Liverpool football club of England are now the premier league champions after Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 tonight.

Ajimobi: PDP mourns death of former Oyo State Governor


Nigeria - The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the death of former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi as a national tragedy.

NCDC announces 594 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, 22614 total cases, 7822 recoveries and 549 casualties. See breakdown...



594 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-159
Delta-106
Ondo-44
FCT-34
Edo-34
Oyo-33
Kaduna-33
Enugu-28
Katsina-25
Imo-22



Thursday, 25 June 2020

Shocking tragedy as lightning kills at least 107 in India monsoon on thursday



At least 107 people died from lightning strikes in northern and eastern India Thursday, officials said, during the early stages of the annual monsoon season.

Former Oyo Governor Abiola Ajimobi is dead - Family source



Nigeria - Immediate past governor of Oyo State Abiola Ajimobi has died in Lagos, a family source has revealed.

Ghana pledges to restore Nigeria’s diplomatic property to original state


The Ghanaian government on Thursday reiterated its commitment to restoring to its original state, the residential building of the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana that was demolished a few days ago following an attack.

NEC dissolves APC National Working Committee, appoints Yobe Governor as Caretaker committee chairman



Nigeria - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni, as Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee of the party.

JUST IN: Victor Giadom's APC NEC meeting going on, Buhari, Governors and NASS executives in attendance


Nigeria - Report says leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from across the country, including Governors, National Assembly leaders as well as some national and state party executive members are gathered at the State House for the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.

Again, Nigeria Police seal off APC National secretariat


Men of the Nigeria Police Force have again sealed off the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.

Anambra discharges last COVID-19 patient from isolation centre


Nigeria - The Anambra State government has announced that it has successfully treated and discharged the last COVID-19 patient from its isolation centres.

Apprehension as 500 staff of Delta Airlines test positive for COVID-19 in Atlanta USA



About 500 employees of Atlanta-based Delta Airlines have tested positive for COVID-19.

Sad news as Kogi lawmaker, John Abah dies


Nigeria - John Abah, the lawmaker representing Ibaji State Constituency is dead.

NCDC announces 649 new #COVID19 cases, 22020 total cases, 7613 recoveries and 542 deaths. See breakdown...



649 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-250
Oyo-100
Plateau-40
Delta-40
Abia-28
Kaduna-27
Ogun-22
Edo-20


Wednesday, 24 June 2020

#COVID19: South Africa says economy to shrink 7.2% in 90-year low


South Africa’s economy is projected to shrink by a 90-year low of 7.2 percent in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said Wednesday.

Breaking News!!! Surprise as aide says President Buhari backs Giadom as APC acting national chairman


Nigeria - An aide said Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday has received a “convincing” advice that Victor Giadom is legally the Acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress.

Formally, Rivers High Court strikes out suit seeking to stop Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in Edo PDP governorship primary


Nigeria - Justice Emmanuel Obile of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has struck out a suit seeking to bar Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for Thursday, June 25.

Two persons arrested over demolition of Nigerian Embassy Staff Quarters


The police in Ghana have arrested two persons in connection with the demolition of the staff quarters of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra, the Ghanaian capital.

High Court handling suit barring Obaseki from PDP primary delays hearing for 3 hours


Nigeria - The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has delayed accelerated hearing on a suit to stop the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from contesting the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Police rescue 126 workers allegedly held hostage for 3 months in Kano factory


Nigeria - 126 labourers who were allegedly held hostage for three months in a factory called ‘popular farm rice’ in Challawa industrial area of Kano state, have been rescued by the police. 

Rotimi Amaechi reacts to APC crisis in Rivers State and at the national level


Nigeria - Minister of Transportation and Leader of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has reacted to the crisis rocking his party, APC.

Extremely Despicable!!! Woman cuts off husband’s scrotum in Osun State



Nigeria - A man accused of infidelity has survived a life-threatening castration at the hands of his angry wife in Osun State.

South Africa to start Africa's first Coronavirus vaccine trial this week



South Africa, the country with the highest Coronavirus cases in Africa, will roll out the first coronavirus vaccine trial in Africa this week.

NCDC announces 452 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria, 21371 total cases, 7338 recoveries and 533 deaths. See breakdown



452 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-209
Oyo-67
Delta-37
Ogun-36
FCT-22
Abia-20


Tuesday, 23 June 2020

#COVID19: Bulgarian PM fined for visiting monastery without mask


Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will be fined for not wearing a mask while visiting a monastery Tuesday, even as his government reimposed anti-coronavirus measures following a surge in cases.

Edo High Court restrains PDP And INEC from preventing Governor Godwin Obaseki, other aspirants from participating in Edo governorship primary. See MOTION EXPARTE PHOTO


Nigeria - A High Court of Justice in Ekpoma, Edo state has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from removing, excluding, preventing or purporting to exclude Governor Godwin Obaseki and any of the cleared aspirants from participating in the PDP governorship primary slated for Thursday, June 25.

Gov. Wike pulls out of Edo PDP reconciliation, warns PDP could encounter greater crisis than APC



Nigeria - Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has described some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Demicratic Party (PDP) as tax collectors.

How Governor Akeredolu sacked all the aides of his deputy governor in Ondo State


Nigeria - Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, has terminated the appointments of six aides attached to his embattled deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi and his wife.

#COVID19: Christ Embassy drags Akwa Ibom state government to court over detained pastor


Nigeria - Believer’s Loveworld Inc aka Christ Embassy, Uyo zonal headquarters, has filed a lawsuit against the Akwa Ibom State government over arrest and detention of one of its pastors, Emmanuel Effiong, and a videographer, Gabriel Ekpa.

Confusion as Rivers High Court bars Victor Giadom from APC


Nigeria - A Rivers High Court has restrained former Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Victor Giadom from parading himself as a member or officer of the party.

Tennis star, Novak Djokovic and his wife test positive for Coronavirus after Adria Tour


Tennis star, Novak Djokovic and his wife, Jelena, have tested positive for Coronavirus after his Adria Tour.

Surprise as newborn Mexican triplets test positive for coronavirus in 'unprecedented' case



Newborn triplets in Mexico have tested positive for coronavirus in an "unprecedented" case, according to local health authorities.

Gov. Obaseki to know fate on Wednesday as court bars him from PDP primaries


Nigeria - The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has restrained the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki from participating in the governorship primary election organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

JUST IN: Anxiety as police seal up APC National secretariat


Nigeria - It is understood a detachment of Policemen has sealed off the National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) based on orders of the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

English Premier League confirms one positive Coronavirus test in latest phase of mass testing


The Premier League has confirmed one positive Coronavirus test in the latest phase of mass testing.