Breaking – Edo guber: Obaseki responds moment after his disqualification by APC

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki has said that he will not appeal his disqualification from participating in the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) slated for June 22. The governor in a statement by his media aide, Crusoe Osagie said it is needless filing an appeal when the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole has carefully orchestrated the move from Read More

Breaking: Nasarawa gov picks new SSG

June 10, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has approved the appointment of Barrister Ubandoma Muhammad Aliyu as the Secretary to the Nasarawa state government. A statement signed by Director General Strategic Communication and Press Affairs to the governor, Yakubu Lamai, on Wednesday evening, said Ubandoma’s appointment would take effect immediately. Ubandoma, who was one time Executive chairman Lafia local government area from 1999 Read More

Breaking: Arsenal suffer defeat ahead of Manchester City clash

June 10, 2020 TheSun 0

Arsenal have been beaten 3-2 by Brentford just days before their crunch restart clash with Manchester City. Gunners fans had been buoyed by the way their side ripped Charlton apart in a 6-0 friendly win at the weekend, with youngster Eddie Nketiah blasting a hat-trick. But Mikel Arteta watched his side slip to a shock loss at the hands of Championship side Brentford – after taking Read More

Breaking: UK Prime Minister lifts ban on sex

June 10, 2020 Dailymail 0

Boris Johnson tonight freed millions of people to see their lovers or family members like grandparents and grandchildren without social distancing as he announced the widest loosening of the coronavirus lockdown so far. From Saturday two households in England will be able to form ‘support bubbles’ that allow them to meet indoors and stay overnight together without measures like the two-metre rule applying Read More

Breaking: Gunmen kill popular supermarket owner, another; kidnap many passengers along Lokoja-Abuja highway

June 10, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday between the hours of 12 pm to 1 pm killed two people and kidnapped many along Lokoja -Abuja highways. Among those killed was Nicholas Ofordile, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of a popular Chucks supermarket located at the post office area in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital. Ofodile met his untimely death when there Read More

Breaking: Registrar confirms Godwin Obaseki graduated from UI

June 10, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Management of University of Ibadan (UI) on Wednesday confirmed that the Edo state governor, Mr Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, graduated from the country’s higher institution. UI management in a statement by the Registrar of the University, Mrs Olubunmi O Faluyi, stated that the Edo state governor studied Classics at the premier university. According to the statement, “Mr Obaseki gained admission Read More

Happening now: Buhari presides over virtual FEC meeting

June 10, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Those in attendance are the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; the National Security Adviser (NSA), General Mohammed Babagana Monguno (Rtd.); and the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Read More

Breaking: Coronavirus fear grips Manchester Utd ahead Premier League restart

June 9, 2020 TheSun 0

Manchester United had a Covid-19 scare after a visiting Stoke player tested positive for the virus just minutes before a friendly between the sides. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s star-studded squad including Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford were due to play the Championship side in a behind closed doors game at their Carrington training complex on Tuesday. But the game was called off Read More

Breaking: Burundi President confirmed dead

June 9, 2020 Editor 0

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died of a heart attack, the government says. In a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday, the government announced “with great sorrow to Burundians and the international community” the passing of Nkurunziza, 55. The outgoing president died at Karusi hospital after suffering a heart attack on June 8, the statement added. Details loading…

Breaking: In UK, Second, third tier leagues opt to end season, Clubs promoted

June 9, 2020 Skysports 0

Swindon Town have been crowned Sky Bet League Two champions after clubs voted to end their season based on points-per-game. The EFL confirmed League Two clubs had voted to end the season by an “overwhelming majority” following a meeting between English Football League sides on Tuesday. Crewe and Plymouth join champions Swindon as the three automatically promoted sides into League Read More

Breaking: Adam Lallana strikes new Liverpool deal

June 9, 2020 Editor 0

Adam Lallana has signed a short-term contract extension with Liverpool until the end of the current campaign, Sky sports reports. The 32-year-old midfielder’s contract was due to expire at the end of the month and his representatives have already been approached by Leicester over a possible summer move. But Lallana has agreed to extend his stay with Liverpool for a further Read More

Breaking: Revised 2020 budget suffers setback in Senate

June 9, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday stepped down consideration of the N10.509 trillion revised 2020 budget forwarded to it for consideration by President Muhamnadu Buhari penultimate week. The upper legislative chamber had in giving the request expeditious consideration , carried out debate on general principles of the fresh proposal along with those of the also revised 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Read More

Breaking: From prison, Orji Uzor Kalu returns to Senate

June 9, 2020 NAN 0

After his release from Kuje custodial centre, former Abia state governor Orji Uzor Kalu has returned to take his seat as the Chief Whip of the Senate. He was officially welcomed by thee President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday. Kalu, who represents Abia North pledged better days for his constituents, while speaking with newsmen shortly after his arrival Read More

Breaking: High Coronavirus numbers return to Lagos as Nigeria’s cases near 13,000, up to 361 dead

June 9, 2020 Editor 0

After two days, Lagos again recorded more than 100 Covid-19 cases on Monday. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the country’s total cases have hit 12801, 361 out of them are dead, while 4040 patients have recovered. On Monday, the entire Africa’s most populous nation recorded 315 cases. Here is state by state breakdown; Lagos- 128 FCT-34 Read More

Breaking – Alleged fraud: Nasarawa gov sacks SSG

June 8, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state Governor Abdullahi Sule, Monday, sacked the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Tijani. A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary Government House administration Hamza Gayam, said the governor wish the former SSG well in his future endeavor. “The executive governor of Nasarawa state Engr. Abdullahi Sule, has approved the relieve of Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Tijjani, as SSG from Monday June Read More

Breaking: Panic grips many as six NDDC staff test positive for Coronavirus

June 8, 2020 Editor 0

Up to six staff of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) have been confirmed positive for coronavirus. Confirming this through their Twitter handle, the commission said, “As NDDC headquarters staff undergo isolation and COVD-19 screening, six of 33 staff members in the Office of the Executive Director (Projects), Dr Cairo Ojougboh, have tested positive for COVID-19. However, Dr Ojougboh tested negative.” Details loading…

Breaking: Two Umahi’s appointees, 15 others survive Coronavirus, discharged in Ebonyi

June 8, 2020 Editor 0

Chief Clement Nweke, the Principal Secretary to Ebonyi state governor Dave Umahi and the state Commissioner for Finance Professor Ogbonnaya Chukwu has been successfully treated and discharged after contracting coronavirus, some barely two weeks ago. The duo were discharged on Monday with other 15 persons treated and certified negative of the pandemic at the virology center, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki Read More

Breaking: Sam Okwaraji’s mother is dead

June 8, 2020 Editor 0

You remember former Green player Sam Okwaraji who died on the pitch while playing for Nigeria at the peak age of 25? His mother Mrs Janet Okwaraji who lived in Enugu state, her home state has been reported dead. She was said to have died after a protracted illness. She died weeks after Minister of Youth and Sports Development sent Read More

Breaking: Gov Ikpeazu tests positive for Coronavirus as Abia, FCT overtakes Lagos

June 8, 2020 Editor 0

Abia state Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has become first state leader to test positive for Covid-19. This was disclosed by the commissioner for information Chief John Okiyi Kalu in a press statement made available, Monday morning. Read the full Press Release Recall that on Saturday, 30th May, 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members Read More

Breaking: Adekunle Gold, Simi welcome new baby

June 7, 2020 Editor 0

Popular music artist, Adekunle Gold, has announced the safe arrival of a baby girl with wife, Simi. While sharing the picture of their new daughter on Instagram, Simi wrote: “Adejare. It’s like free-falling – this unending, soul snatching, infinite, mind-boggling love. Deja, my baby girl, I got you. I promise. Now and forever. So help me God.” Details loading…

Breaking: Sanwo-Olu approves appointment of agric commissioner as Oba-elect

June 5, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

The Lagos State Executive Council, under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the nomination and appointment of Prince Gbolahan Lawal as the new Oba-elect of Iruland (the Oniru-Elect of Iruland). A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, on Friday stated that the appointment of Prince Lawal as the Oniru-Elect, which takes immediate Read More

Breaking: Fresh Covid-19 death hits Bayelsa

June 5, 2020 NAN 0

The Bayelsa Task Force on COVID-19 has confirmed a third fatality in the fight against the coronavirus that is ravaging the world. Dr Inodu Apoku, Chairman of the task force, announced this in a statement on Friday in Yenagoa. Apoku said that the third death was from the nine new cases recorded by the state. The National Centre for Diseases Read More