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France bans hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 amid safety concerns

Tribune Online France bans hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 amid safety concerns The French government on Wednesday cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Report says the move, which takes immediate effect, is the first by a […]

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COVID-19: IPAC backs INEC’s policy on Edo, Ondo governorship poll

Tribune Online COVID-19: IPAC backs INEC’s policy on Edo, Ondo governorship poll The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has backed the lndependent National Electoral Commission (INEC) new policy on conducting elections in the country in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council noted that the new measure outlined in its recently released Policy On Conducting […]

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IGP, Kano govt bow to court order, unseal Tiamin rice company

Tribune Online IGP, Kano govt bow to court order, unseal Tiamin rice company The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and the Kano State government have bowed to a judgment by a Federal High Court in Abuja which ordered them to unseal Tiamin Rice company which has been unlawfully sealed up about two months. The order for the […]

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Ize-Iyamu emerges as APC consensus aspirant, to face Obaseki in primary

Tribune Online Ize-Iyamu emerges as APC consensus aspirant, to face Obaseki in primary The stage now appears set for the showdown between Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government over the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) following his adoption as the consensus candidate […]

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Applicant docked for allegedly stealing friend’s camera worth N710,000

Tribune Online Applicant docked for allegedly stealing friend’s camera worth N710,000 The police on Wednesday arraigned a 21-year-old applicant, Sunday Francis, in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing his friend’s Cannon 6D Mark2 camera worth N710, 000. Francis, who resides in Block C6, Same Global Estate, Darkwo District, Abuja, is […]

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Alleged N570m fraud: Absence of EFCC counsel stalls Oyo-Ita’s trial

Tribune Online Alleged N570m fraud: Absence of EFCC counsel stalls Oyo-Ita’s trial The trial of the immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, was on Wednesday stalled due to the absence of the lawyer to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Abubakar. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

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Passing Out: Kogi to honour five NYSC members for outstanding performance

Tribune Online Passing Out: Kogi to honour five NYSC members for outstanding performance No fewer than five members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) out of the total number of 1,400 Corps Members in the 2019 Batch B, Stream 1, will be honoured by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi for outstanding performance during their […]

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Trump threatens to shut down social media companies

Tribune Online Trump threatens to shut down social media companies US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies, one day after Twitter Inc for the first time added a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact check the president’s claims. Trump, without offering any evidence, […]

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Armed Robbery: Court sentences two persons to death by hanging in Osun

Tribune Online Armed Robbery: Court sentences two persons to death by hanging in Osun An Osun High Court on Wednesday sentenced two persons to death by hanging for armed robbery and conspiracy. The Presiding Judge, Justice Jide Falola, had ordered that the convicts be hanged due to the magnitude of the offence committed. The convicts […]

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Family of 22-yr-old man beaten to death over missing phone demands justice

Tribune Online Family of 22-yr-old man beaten to death over missing phone demands justice Though he has been gruesomely killed for an offence he did not commit, immediate family members of late Sunday Ezra, a security guard with New Trafford Hotels and Suites located at Gwallameji area of Bauchi metropolis, who was beaten to death over […]

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The Oshiomhole, Obaseki final showdown

Tribune Online The Oshiomhole, Obaseki final showdown IT is an open secret that the battle for the control of Edo State will be fought and won within the All Progressives Congress (APC). The dramatis personae in the unfolding drama are the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki and his estranged godfather, who, incidentally, is the national chairman […]

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Buhari didn’t err granting financial autonomy to state judiciary, legislature —Alliyu

Tribune Online Buhari didn’t err granting financial autonomy to state judiciary, legislature —Alliyu Chief Yomi Alliyu, SAN, in this conversation with DAPO FALADE, declares that President Muhammadu Buhari did not err by signing an Executive Order which granted financial autonomy to the state judiciary and the Houses of Assembly. PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, last week, signed […]

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Validity and feasibility of virtual primary election

Tribune Online Validity and feasibility of virtual primary election   IN analysing whether or not a virtual primary election (or just primaries) is possible in the face of COVID-19 pandemic, recourse must be made to Section 87 of the Electoral Act. There is no gainsaying the negative impacts of pandemic on almost all the spheres […]

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Full deregulation panacea for private sector investment —Marketers

Tribune Online Full deregulation panacea for private sector investment —Marketers Since the Federal Government announced in April the end of fuel subsidy, stakeholders have been looking for policy statement that will provide legal backing to the pronouncement. However, the Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) announced that private oil marketers have been granted license to […]

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COVID-19: JAMB to acquire locally-produced disinfectant sprayers

Tribune Online COVID-19: JAMB to acquire locally-produced disinfectant sprayers   THE management of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has placed order for disinfectant sprayers produced locally in Nigeria by the National Agency for Science Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI). Registrar of JAMB, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, made this known when he met with top management of NASENI […]

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COVID-19: Benue entrepreneur donates 3,500 face masks to Okada riders, traders

Tribune Online COVID-19: Benue entrepreneur donates 3,500 face masks to Okada riders, traders An entrepreneur based in Makurdi, Benue State capital, Chief Isaac Akinkunmi, on Tuesday, donated 3,500 face masks to commercial motorcycle riders popularly known as ‘Okada riders’ and traders in the state capital. Akinkunmi who donated the facemasks as part of its contribution […]

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PHOTOS: Fire razes Ogbe-Gonogo foodstuff market in Asaba

Tribune Online PHOTOS: Fire razes Ogbe-Gonogo foodstuff market in Asaba Fire has destroyed goods worth millions of naira at the popular multimillion naira Ogbe-Gonogo market in Asaba, the Delta State capital. The fire which lasted for five hours engulfed a section of the market located in Oshimili South Local Government Area on Tuesday morning. The […]

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COVID-19: Task force arrests 29 Lagos-bound commercial motorcyclists in Abuja

Tribune Online COVID-19: Task force arrests 29 Lagos-bound commercial motorcyclists in Abuja The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Ministerial Enforcement Task-team on COVID-19 restrictions, on Tuesday, arrested 29 commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada riders, who were travelling in a truck from Nasarawa State to Lagos State. The truck with Number Plate LFA 837 ZX was […]

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Chief Imam of Egbaland, Orunsolu, dies at 98

Tribune Online Chief Imam of Egbaland, Orunsolu, dies at 98 The Chief Imam of Egbaland, Sheik Liadi Orunsolu, is dead. Tribune Online reports that he died at the age of 98 on Tuesday morning, at his Abeokuta residence. His remains would be committed to mother earth at 4.00 pm. The late chief imam was until […]

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No COVID-19 related death in Benue since outbreak ― Commissioner

Tribune Online No COVID-19 related death in Benue since outbreak ― Commissioner The Commissioner for Health in Benue, Dr Sunday Ongbabo, says the state has not recorded any death related to COVID-19 since its outbreak. Ongbabo said this on Tuesday in an interview with newsmen in Makurdi. The commissioner who is also the Secretary, State […]