Covid-19 Ganduje opens football viewing centers

…..Donates 40,000 Masks to viewing football centers. Ahead of the reopening of the major league soccer in Europe Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has ordered the reopening of football viewing centres in Kano state. The Governor gave the directive when the leadership of Soccer Viewing Centres Association, Kano State chapter, paid him a courtesy call at his office today in Kano. Speaking on behalf of the association, the State Chairman Mal. Shari Ahlan, urged the governor to ease the lockdown order for the Centres. According to the Chief Press Secretary who…

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NDLEA intercepts 3.1 tons of Cannabis in Kogi State

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Kogi State Command have intercepted 3.1 tons of Cannabis sativa along Okene-Lokoja Express Way.  The illicit substance was conveyed in a 30T HOWO Truck heading for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The State Command Patrol Team halted the on-coming truck while an officer climbed into the truck to confirm the content, only for the driver to engage the engine and drove away with the hapless officer still in the bucket of the truck. The members of the team mobilized and pursued…

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Press Release: NDLEA dismantles first-ever Hashish Oil Clandestine Laboratory in Lagos

A clandestine laboratory for the production of Hashish Oil, a derivative from Cannabis sativa has been dismantled by the Serious Enforcement Team of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. In a press statement signed by the agencies spokesman, Mr Jonah Achema, ACN,the laboratory was located in an apartment on No. 7, Imam Augusto Close, Victoria Island-Lagos. He said “In the course of the operation code-named Hash-Caste, the Agency arrested one Oladapo Ifedayo Oluseyi Adedayo, “M”, the suspected owner of the laboratory which engages in indoor growing of cannabis sativa and…

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President Trump call upon governors to allow our churches and places of worship to open

*Calls churches and places of worship essential. President Trump on Friday announced that new CDC guidance will classify houses of worship as “essential,” he said “some doctors have deemed abortion centers as essential but have left out churches and places of worship, it is not right”. he called on governors to allow them to open “right now.” Trump announced the policy for churches, synagogues and mosques, during a briefing at the White House. “If they don’t do it, I will override the governors. In America, we need more prayer, not…

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FG’s School Feeding Programme, A Big Scam -PDP

20,000 APC members defect to PDP in Nasarawa Stat

–Exposes Plot to Fritter N13.5 billion. -Says Using Children to Steal Is Sacrilegious The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says the school feeding claims by the Federal government, even when schools are shut due to Covid-19 pandemic, is a huge scam and a scheme by corrupt APC leaders and some officials in the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency to siphon a targeted N13.5 billion public funds to finance their wasteful lifestyle. In a Press Statement released by the Party on their Twitter handle @OfficialPDPNig, The party describes the use of innocent school children…

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Uber Sacks 3,500 Employees Via A Zoom Call

Today will be your last working day with Uber.’ Watch as choked up executive tells 3,500 rideshare employees they are being laid off effective immediately over a three-minute ZOOM call At least 3,500 Uber employees learned that they were being laid off in a three-minute Zoom call last week. Ruffin Chaveleau, head of Uber’s customer service broke the news  in a video which have gone viral online. ‘We are eliminating 3,500 frontline customer support roles,’ Chaveleau said. ‘Your role is impacted and today will be your last working day with…

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EFCC Arrests Two Chinese For Offering N100m Bribe To Its Top Officer

The Sokoto Zonal Office of the EFCC, has arrested two Chinese: Mr. Meng Wei Kun and Mr. Xu Koi for offering a sum of N50,000,000 as bribe to its Zonal Head, Mr. Abdullahi Lawal. According to information released on the official Twitter handle of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC said “the suspects were arrested on Monday, May 11, 2020 in Sokoto. The bribe was allegedly offered in a desperate bid to compromise ongoing investigations of a construction company, China Zhonghao Nig. Ltd, handling contracts awarded by the Zamfara…

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Lockdown: Gov. Wike arrests 14 persons hidden inside two trailers conveying cattles into Port Harcourt

• orders their prosecution and testing for coronavirus .• declares that the trailers and cattle will be auctioned Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Thursday effected the arrests of 14 Persons hidden in two trailers conveying cattle from Adamawa State to Port Harcourt. Governor Wike said that the trailers were intercepted following intelligence from well meaning Nigerians who some them making their way into Port Harcourt. They were arrested at Rumuigbo in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area. Governor Wike ordered the prosecution of the 14 persons by the Mobile Court…

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Presidency releases statement on the return of the Abacus stolen funds from the US

STATEMENT ON THE RETURN OF THE ABACHA STOLEN MILLIONS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND JERSEY On Monday, May 4, 2020, some $311 million US Dollars – stolen from the citizens of Nigeria during the Abacha regime – were safely returned to our country from the United States. These funds have already been allocated, and will be used in full, for vital and decades-overdue infrastructure development: The second Niger Bridge, the Lagos-Ibadan and Abuja-Kaduna-Kano expressways – creating tens of thousands of Nigerian construction jobs and local skills, which can then be…

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Nigeria receives $311.7m Abacha loot from US, Jersey

The Federal Government on Monday confirmed the receipt of $311.7M from the Abacus loot from the United States and Jersey. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, announced this through a statement by his spokesperson, Umar Ganduje.he said that the Nigerian government on Monday received $311,797,866 of the Abacha loot. The money was repatriated from the United States and the Bailiwick of Jersey after agreement was reached based on international law and guidelines that sets out the procedures for repatriation of the assets. According to Gwandu, the…

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Inferno: Lagos NNPC fire burns 30 vehicles

The Fire Incident at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) petrol station located along College road in the Ogba area of Lagos State has destroyed 30 vehicles. The Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said on Tuesday. The Filling Station is located at Yahaya Abatan off college road Ifako-Ijaye Local government area of Lagos State. According to him, a tanker with 33,000 liter of diesel caught fire while discharging it content into an underground tank at the NNPC Filling Station.

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Just In: President Buhari to address Nigerians by 8pm Today.

President Muhammadu Buhari will today 27th April address Nigerians by 8pm. This information was made available by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity. On his official Twitter handle he said ” President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8pm Television, radio and other electronic media stations are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast”. The President is expected to address…

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House of Representatives to Resume Plenary Tomorrow

The House of Representatives is set to resume Plenary on Tuesday after five weeks break as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. This was contained in a letter signed by the clerk of the house Patrick Iwah. The house of reps went on break on the 24th March 2020 due to the pandemic to allow members educate their constituents on the COVID19 pandemic.

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Covid 19: NCDC Boss commends Nigerian efforts to solve test kits shortage

Nigerians have been commended for reaching out to solve the shortage of the guber nucleic acid RNA kits. DG Nigeria center for Disease control NCDC Dr. Chikwe Onyekwazu,  made this known  in his tweeter handle today. Dr. Ikweazu on Sunday tweeted ” we are desperately looking for more RNA extraction kits as we seek to expand covid19 testing. He tweeted on Sunday “We’re desperately looking for more RNA extraction kits as we expand #COVID19 testing Product: Total viral RNA extraction kits (preferably spin column and with a lysis buffer) Manufacturers:…

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Buhari’s Appointment As ECOWAS COVID-19 Response Champion: Our Concerns- PDP

20,000 APC members defect to PDP in Nasarawa Stat

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP has expressed concerns over the reported appointment of President Muhammad Buhari as the ECOWAS COVID-19 Response Champion given the failure to personally lead from the front, in the fight against the spread of the pandemic in Nigeria. In a press statement released by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party counsels the President Buhari to see this appointment as a serious wake up call to make himself more visible and personally involved in the front in this fight against the pandemic in our…

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Coronavirus: The Gathering Storm

Coronavirus pandemic has grim implications for world peace as many countries call for the head of Republic of China said to be the mastermind of the global scourge A potentially explosive threat to the fragile global peace is brewing. The responses by some countries so far are emerging signs that the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic also known as Codiv-19 will impact negatively on international peace. Speculations are rife that the virus was genetically modified in a laboratory in the Republic of China, making more virulently contagious and released to embarrass and…

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COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns?

  Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra, etc the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is raging. At an African regional policy platform, I had expressed some of these (personal) views some weeks ago but have been encouraged by most members to circulate them in Africa beyond the platform. This year 2020 begins a new decade that promises to be one of dreadful disruptions,…

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ECOWAS Leaders Appoint President Buhari Champion Of COVID -19 Response

Presidents of West African countries under the aegis of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government have appointed President Muhammadu Buhari Champion of the COVID-19 response. In a Press statement released signed by Garba Shehu, He said “The appointment took place Thursday at the Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit on COVID-19 which was held via teleconferencing under the Chairmanship of His Excellency, Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of Niger”. During the teleconference, President Buhari called on fellow ECOWAS leaders to look beyond the challenges posed by the COVID -19 pandemic…

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Abba Kyari: Cacophony of Divergent Tributes

It has been a torrent of tributes since the demise of Mallam Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. The tributes are as myriad as they are conflicting. Some see Abba Kyari as the best that had happened to the Buhari administration while others see him as the albatross of the same administration. President Buhari said it all when he noted that Kyari was first of all a friend before being the Chief of Staff. He described his late Chief of Staff as a loyal friend of 42…

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COVID19: AS Roma players give up wages for rest of the season

AS Roma‘s players and coaching staff have volunteered to give up their wages for the remainder of the 2019-20 season to help steer the club through the coronavirus pandemic. The Serie A side announced on Sunday that its players will forego four months’ salary and will collectively make up the difference in non-playing staff’s wages whose salaries were affected when they were placed on the Italian government’s social safety net scheme. The club’s players, first-team coach Paulo Fonseca, and his staff, have volunteered to forgo four months’ salary this season…

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