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Octogenarian ex-Ondo State Gov. Olomilua dies

    Elderstateman and one-time Governor of the old Ondo State, Evangelist Bamidele Olomilua, has passed on. The 80 years old breathed his last at his country home, Ikere Ekiti in Ekiti State Thursday morning. Persecondnews recalls that Olumilua was  elected governor in the botched...

Hidden pandemic of domestic violence alongside COVID-19 by Patricia Scotland

    By Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General Waking up to screams, thuds, angry shouting and the sickening sound of someone crashing into a wall, a table, a door. This is the cruel reality of many children and young people across our Commonwealth. As...

The NCDC reports there are now 11,166 coronavirus cases in Nigeria

  The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday reported at least 348 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.     Breakdown of cases 348 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-163 FCT-76 Ebonyi-23 Rivers-21 Delta-8 Nasarawa-8 Niger-8 Enugu-6 Bauchi-5 Edo-5 Ekiti-5 Ondo-5 Gombe-5 Benue-4 Ogun-2...

Majek Fashek: An archetypal musician, song writer, ace guitarist, says Information Minister

  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed deep condolences over the passing on of Makej Fashek, saying he will be remembered for his timeless songs. The groundbreaking album, 'Prisoner of Conscience', which featured timeless songs like 'Send Down The Rain',...

Budgetary cuts in health, education: SERAP reports Buhari, NASS to UN 

  The anti-corruption and good governance crusaders, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked three United Nations  special rapporteurs to prevail on the Federal Government and the National Assembly to immediately reverse the disproportionate and discriminatory budgetary cuts to education and...

Reprieve as ICPC withdraws N1.1b fraud charge against ex-Customs boss, Dikko

  After about two years of evading trial, a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Inde Dikko and two others were let off the hook on Wednesday as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) withdrew the...

Hunger Games – The Socioeconomic Divide and the Response to Disease Outbreaks

  By Dr Adaeze Oreh   The global count of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has since passed the six million mark, close to half a million families have lost at least one member to the virus and numbers are escalating even in...

Looking beyond COVID-19: Developing Nigeria’s healthcare system

  By Daniel Obaseki The current COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and shaken the health systems worldwide. Nations that apparently had advanced and sophisticated health systems have struggled to deal with this pandemic. Current morbidity and mortality figures...

Information Minister inaugurates committee on audience measurement in advertising, wants robust system 

  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday charged the newly inaugurated committee on advertising to develop a framework that will catalyze a robust audience measurement system that meets global standards. Mohammed said it should also support...

Alleged impropriety: Buhari meets Adesina, AfDB President

        President Muhammadu Buhari today met with the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adesina has been at the centre of allegations of impropriety at the Abidjan-based financial institution. PerSecondNews recalls that the bank’s...
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Subsidy removal: Petrol marketers now to fix pump price 

      In line with the new pricing regime for petrol, marketers are now free to fix the price of the commodity, the...
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Senate President Lawan leads Senate delegation on solidarity visit to Kalu

          Senate President Lawan leads Senate delegation on solidarity visit to Kalu after his release from Kuje Correctional Facility on Thursday  

Tragedy: DPO, seven other policemen, women  killed in Kogi 

  Armed robbers struck at a branch of a first generation bank in lsanlu, Kogi State, on Thursday leaving a trail of murders of nine people including...

Nigeria nominates Okonjo-Iweala for DG, World Trade Organization

  Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's former Minister of Finance, has been nominated for election as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by President...

Police nab three dare-devil siblings for kidnap, murder of widow

  Three bloodthirsty siblings, who allegedly kidnapped and gruesomely murdered a 55-year old mother of five in Abuja and bolted to Imo State, are now...