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Coronavirus:Death toll rises to 41; more than 1,000 cases of infection confirmed in China

  Deaths caused by the coronavirus infection that began in China’s Hubei province rose to 41, while the number of confirmed cases in the country increased to 1,000,  Chinese authorities disclosed over the week-end. Coronavirus have also been reported in Hong...

Ex-Kogi Commissioner bags 19 years in jail for N20m fraud

   For stealing about N20 million naira while in office, a former Kogi State Commissioner for Agriculture, Zachaeus Atte, has been jailed for 19 years. A Kogi State High Court sitting in Okene, gave the judgment after Atte was convicted of...

Lagos boy plunges into death-well to retrieve phone

    Love of prized possession more than one's life consumed a 26-year-old Lagos boy, who took a dive into a "death-well" to retrieve his phone. The inevitable occurred at his shop located at 7 Olanrewaju Street, Mohan Bus Stop in Mushin...

Faulty Power Lines: TCN to Acquire Helicopters 

  For fault detection on its transmission line network across the country,  the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it plans to acquire a fleet of helicopter. The Managing Director, Mr Usman Mohammed, made this public in Abuja while speaking on...

‘Nobody likes him’: Hillary Clinton reignites feud with Bernie

  Former U.S First Lady Hillary Clinton said in a forthcoming documentary that nobody likes Bernie Sanders her rival for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. “He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants...

NNPC, PETAN Collaborate to upscale  Oil, Gas activities 

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) say they are partnering on bolstering up production activities in the nation’s oil and gas sector. This was disclosed after a meeting between PETAN and NNPC...

Amotekun ‘illegal and unconstitutional’, Malami to Falana

  The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said Thursday that the South West security outfit ‘Amotekun’ remains illegal regardless of rhetorics from advocates. Malami was responding to the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, who had asked the South-West...

News Flash: FG, Southwest Governors agree on Amotekun

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met with the governors of the six western states of Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Lagos, with the resolve to draw up legal framework for the establishment of the South West Security...

UBA Chairman Tony Elumelu pays courtesy visit to IGP

      Frontline philanthropist and business man Mr. Tony Elumelu (CON) paid a courtesy visit to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu, at the Force Headquarters Abuja Thursday.

Amotekun: After weeks of brickbats, Tinubu calls for truce between Justice Minister and Southwest governors

  …says regional outfit not threat to Nigeria but complementary …describes those offended as embarking on ``madcap excursion’’ Amid brick-and-mortar between the Federal Government and Southwest govermnors over ``Amotekun’’, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State and All Progressives Congress...

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