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Alleged corruption at AfDB : I’m unperturbed, innocent, says Dr Adesina

        In spite of spirited efforts in some quarters to tarnish his reputation and prejudice the bank’s governance procedures, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Nigeria’s Dr Akinwumi Adesina, say he is  unperturbed by the development, saying he...

COVID-19: FG proposes shift system as it reopens schools soon

  Ahead of the re-opening of schools across the country, the Federal Government said on Thursday that it would soon announce measures for safe resumption by students. The government said it is working on a model that would ensure that all the children do not...

Nigeria validates three local cure for coronavirus

  The Federal Government on Wednesday said it is validating three out of numerous claims of COVID-19 local cure. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this...

Trump threatens to ‘close’ down social media platforms after fight with Twitter

  President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened that Republicans will try to close down social media platforms a day after Twitter, for the first time, added a fact check to two of his tweets, specifically ones concerning his unsubstantiated claims...

INEC mulls electronic voting as from 2021

  With effect from 2021, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will introduce electronic voting in major elections. "We will pilot the use of Electronic Voting Machines at the earliest possible time (not Edo and Ondo), but work towards the...

Ill-fated Pakistani airlines claims at least 45 lives

No fewer than 45 passengers on board of a Pakistani airlines were feared dead as it crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport here on Friday moments before landing. The crash of flight PK 830391 with 91...

CBN May 2020 Monetary Policy Meeting Reschedules For May 28

  By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri The meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for May 2020 earlier scheduled for May 25 has been fixed for May 28. The postponement followed the declaration of Monday and Tuesday...

10 more COVID-19 deaths reported, another 245 confirmed cases

    Another 10 people with COVID-19 have died, the NCDC Health  officials reported Friday, bringing the nationwide total to 221.     245 new cases of #COVID19; 131-Lagos 16-Jigawa 13-Ogun 12-Borno 9-Kaduna 9-Oyo 9-Rivers 9-Ebonyi 8-Kano 7-Kwara 5-Katsina 3-Akwa Ibom 3-Sokoto 2-Bauchi 2-Yobe...

Many states begin reopening as coronavirus cases continue to climb in Nigeria

  The coronavirus death toll in Nigeria rose by 11 on Thursday, as some states commence Phase One of reopening. NCDC health officials announced 339 new COVID-19 cases and ELEVEN new deaths Thursday night. The NCDC reports 7,016 confirmed cases and 211deaths...

Breaking: NIPOST Abuja headquarters on fire

  The headquarters of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) in Abuja was on Wednesday engulfed in flames.   The fire which affected the second floor of the building located in Garki area of the nation's capital, broke out in the morning.   Staff members...
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Nigeria reports 5 additional COVID-19 deaths, over 385 more cases

  According to the NCDC as of 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nigeria now has 8,733 cases of COVID-19 with 2,501 recoveries. The...
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Continental Reinsurance firm Honours Top African Journalists at Virtual Awards Ceremony

  By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri A Leading Pan African Reinsurance firm, Continental Reinsurance Plc, has honoured winners of its 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards at...

Alleged corruption at AfDB : I’m unperturbed, innocent, says Dr Adesina

        In spite of spirited efforts in some quarters to tarnish his reputation and prejudice the bank’s governance procedures, the President of the African Development...

COVID-19: FG to amend National Endowment for the Arts Act

  In a bid meet the demands of the creative sector and reposition it post-COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government says it will soon send a...

COVID-19: FG proposes shift system as it reopens schools soon

  Ahead of the re-opening of schools across the country, the Federal Government said on Thursday that it would soon announce measures for safe resumption by students. The government said...