Nigeria Confirms 453 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 47,743…

  Nigeria has recorded 453 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 47,743. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Wednesday night via Twitter. Giving a breakdown of the figures, the health agency said the new cases were recorded in Lagos, the FCT and…

NAS Decries Southern Kaduna Killings, Seeks FG’s Action…

By Chuks Onwudinjo The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has expressed concern over the resurgence of killings in Kaura, Zango-Kataf, Kajuru and Jema’a local government areas in southern Kaduna, that have left other innocent citizens brutalized, maimed and traumatized. In a press statement made available to THISDAY, titled ‘Stop the Killings in Southern Kaduna”…

Obaseki Promises Agbede Community Trailer Park, New Roads…

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called on leaders and residents of Agbede in Etsako West Local Government Area (LGA) to provide his administration with 10 hectares of land where a trailer park will be constructed to improve economic activities in the area. The governor also promised to construct more roads and other infrastructural…

Mikel Admits He’s Open to a Return to England…

Former Super Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel has left the door open to a return to English football. The 33-year-old, who won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012, is currently without a club having left Turkish side Trabzonspor by mutual consent in March. “Yes, there are interested clubs and England is a strong possibility…

Private telecoms workers’ union issues 14-day ultimatum…

In the meantime, the Private Telecommunications and Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria has issued a 14-day ultimatum to telecoms giant, MTN, to stop what they term unfair labour practices. A long list of alleged industrial malpractices now stands between South Africa telecom firm MTN and one of the most influential unions in the sector….

Foreign Affairs Minister Onyeama tests negative, resumes duty…

Minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has recovered from COVID-19. He revealed his negative status on his twitter handle this morning. By the very special grace of God my latest #COVID19 test result came back NEGATIVE after three weeks isolation. I am eternally grateful to my family, the C-in-C and VP, the medical team, relations,…

Alleged sack of UNILAG’s VC: ASUU describes act illegal…

The leadership crisis at the University of Lagos has taken a new dimension with the governing council announcing the removal of the Vice-Chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe. This decision was reached at a meeting, which was chaired by the institution’s pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council, Wale Babalakin, in Abuja. He reportedly moved the meeting to…

94 Nigerians evacuated from Lebanon arrive in Lagos…

94 Nigerians stranded in Lebanon have been evacuated. The evacuees arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos aboard Middle East Airlines. They are waiting to go through immigration and profiling. They narrated sad tales of underpayment and sexual abuse by their Lebanese employers.   94 Nigerians stranded in Lebanon have been evacuated. The evacuees arrived…

Insecurity: Nigeria Police Overstretched, Akeredolu Defends Inauguration Of Amotekun…

A file photo of Ondo State Governor, Olurotimi Akeredolu.   Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, says the Nigeria Police Force is being overstretched as the nation confronts the numerous security challenges. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Governor Akeredolu called for the decentralising of the police. “There are a lot of problems…

Gbajabiamila advocates more youth participation in politics…

By Folasade Akpan Abuja, Aug. 12, 2020 The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says political leaders and governments must commit to opening the political space to allow for greater participation by the nation’s youth. He said this … Read these and other news