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The Politics Of Ajimobi’s Death by Reuben  Abati 

        Except something else occurs that grabs the headlines and dominates Nigerian social media, the big news of the past week would probably be the death of Senator Abiola Ajimobi and the political drama that it has generated. Senator Ajimobi...

COVID-19: FG pegs attendees at funeral, weddings at 20 people including family members

          The National Coordinator, Presidential Tasks Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, has announced a little window for funerals and weddings amid the pandemic, saying attendance has been reduced to 20 people including family members.   ``For funerals and weddings no...

FG eases interstate travel effective July 1 after three months

  With effect from July 1, the Federal Government has lifted the interstate travel ban it slammed on the nation three months ago.   Similarly, the government has ordered the reopening of schools for some categories of students.   The announcement followed President Buhari's...

COVID-19: Lagos vulnerable residents get palliatives from Nigerians in Diaspora Organization May 21

    to launch "Feed Nigeria Fund" to tackle hunger among the poor Nigerians in Diaspora Organization, Americas (NIDOA), U.S. says it will next week begin distribution of COVID-19 palliatives to vulnerable populations from the various ethnic groups resident in Lagos...

COVID-19 infected Sosoliso airlines chair dies in London

    COVID-19 has again claimed the life of the Chairman of the defunct Sosoliso Airlines, Chief Victor Ikwuemesi, in London. He died on Monday few days after he was diagnosed with coronavirus.  Ikwuemesi was admitted into a London hospital after a brief illness...
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COVID-19 transmission: NCDC blames youths, says responsible for fatalities of the aged 

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has blamed youths for the transmission of Coronavirus and infecting the elderly across...
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NSITF MD, Executive Directors, others given the boot 

  The Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mr Adebayo Somefun, has been suspended indefinitely on the orders of President...

NNPC allays fears of fire outbreak on vandalized Lagos pipeline  

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has allayed the fears of Lagos residents of a possible fire outbreak from a vandalized point on its...

Breaking: COVID-19 fatality: Ondo State Health Commissioner, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, dies 

  Two days after Ondo State Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu tested positive for Coronavirus, the Health Commissioner, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, has died.   Adegbenro, who died at the...

Hushpuppi extradited to U.S. to face cyberfraud, identity-theft and money-laundering charges

    Raymond Igbalode Abbas, known as "Hushpuppi" has been extradited from Dubai to Washington, DC to face charges of money laundering and fraud.   One Olalekan Jacob Ponle...