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COVID-19: FCT confirms 14 new cases

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Authority, FCTA, has confirmed 14 new coronavirus cases in Abuja. FCTA made the confirmation while disclosing that the capital city now has a total of 520 confirmed COVID-19 cases. It also disclosed that 12 COVID-19 patients have been discharged as at yesterday. In a tweet on its official handle on […]

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Mass defection hits Imo PDP as Publicity Secretary, Asst Financial Secretary move to APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Imo State has witnessed another defection of her state exco sequel to the resignation of the state chairman, Charles Ezekwem, a few months ago. DAILY POST reports that the State Publicity Secretary, Damian Opara as well as the Assistant Financial Secretary, M. I Okedu have tendered their resignation letters […]

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TETFUND appointment: “Ibrahim-Imam was overlooked” – Akande opens up on Buhari, Tinubu, APC, PDP

Former Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande, has described former Presidential Liaison Officer, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, as “the party’s cornerstone hitherto overlooked in appointments.” In a statement on Saturday, he revealed Ibrahim-Imam played a crucial role in the merger of legacy parties culminating in the birth of APC. Congratulating him on […]

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COVID-19: Why churches will remain closed – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has maintained that churches will not open, despite increased pressure from leaders and members. This was contained in a statement personally signed by CAN President, Rev. Supo Ayokunle, on Friday. According to Ayokunle, the relaxation of lockdown had seen the country witnessed more coronavirus infection. “Champions for the reopening […]

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BREAKING: Kogi: Tribunal rules in PDP’s suit against Yahaya Bello’s election

The Kogi Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Governor Yahaya Bello. A petition against his election had been filed by Musa Wada, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election. The judgment on Saturday was two against one. Delivered by the Tribunal Chairman, Justice Kashim […]

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COVID-19: Rivers Teaching Hospital records coronavirus cases

The Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) said that two patients admitted to the hospital tested positive for the dreaded COVID-19 disease. The Public Relations Officer of RSUTH, Dr Nsirim Larry, confirmed the development in a statement in Port Harcourt on Saturday, NAN reports. According to him, the patients were female security working in the […]

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La Liga: Resumption date for Spanish top-flight league finally revealed

Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez has disclosed that La Liga will be able to resume from June 8. DAILY POST recalls that La Liga had been suspended for the past two to three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sanchez disclosed this on Saturday afternoon during a press conference, in which he assured “the worst […]

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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers 1. The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has said that Ramadan fasting this year will end this Saturday. This means the 2020 Eid-el-fitr will hold on Sunday. 2. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday signed into law Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 for the […]

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Edo/Ondo guber: John Oyegun explains how Buhari endorsed Obaseki, Akeredolu

The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has explained the situation surrounding President Muhammadu Buhari’s endorsement of the Edo and Ondo States Governors, Rotimi Akeredolu and Godwin Obaseki, respectively, for second terms. Oyegun had earlier in the week announced that Buhari has endorsed an agreement that Obaseki and […]

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Troops kill 135 bandits, destroy hideouts in Katsina, Zamfara

The Defense Headquarters (DHQ) has said that troops of the Nigerian Army have killed 135 bandits in a raid on their hideouts in Katsina and Zamfara States. It disclosed this in a statement released via its Twitter account on Saturday, adding that the bandits were killed in an operation involving troops of Operation Hadarin Daj. […]

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Lagos Govt announces death of 4 coronavirus patients

The Lagos State Government has announced the death of four coronavirus patients in the State The announcement was made by the State’s Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, in a tweet via his Twitter account. He confirmed that 139 new cases of the viral infection were recorded in the State. He said the four new […]

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10 coronavirus patients discharged in Kano

The Kano State Government has said that ten coronavirus patients have been discharged after showing full recovery from the virus. The State Ministry of Health made the disclosure in a tweet via its Twitter account while confirming that 8 new cases of the viral infection have been recorded in the State. According to the Ministry, […]

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Islamic clerics warned as police ban political gatherings at prayer grounds

The Sokoto State Police Command has issued a strong warning to Islamic clerics in the state over inciting and seditious preaching during the Eid-el-Fitr prayers. Mr. Ibrahim Kaoje, the Police Commissioner in the state, issued the warning in a statement issued on Friday in Sokoto by the Public Relation Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammad Sadiq. Kaoje […]

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BREAKING: Nigerian States’ Legislature, Judiciary now independent as Buhari signs Financial Autonomy Order

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed into law Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 for the implementation of Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary Order, 2020. Umar Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media to Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, made this known in a statement. The development means that Nigerian States’ Legislature and […]

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LaLiga: Ex-official claims 90 per cent of referees support Real Madrid, 10 per cent Barcelona

Ex-referee, Eduardo Iturralde Gonzalez, has claimed 90 per cent of match officials in Spain lean towards Real Madrid and the remaining 10 per cent support Barcelona. Iturralde refereed almost 300 matches in LaLiga before retiring in 2012. According to him, a lot of people support Madrid from a young age, including most of the match […]

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EFCC: Two Chinese accused of N100m bribery offer get bail, passports seized

Justice Muhammad Saidu Sifawa of the Sokoto State High Court has granted bail to two Chinese, Messrs Meng Wei Kun and Xui Kuoi. They are officials of China Zhonghao Nig. Ltd, a company under probe for an alleged contract scam of over N50billion awarded by the ex-Zamfara Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari between 2012 to 2019. They […]

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Coronavirus: CCECC opens up on Chinese doctors’ duties in Nigeria

The company that funded the trip of the Chinese “medical doctors” to Nigeria, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), has provide further explanation of their trip. CCECC said the team has been focusing only on assigned duties in Nigeria. The firm said this in a statement posted on its Twitter page on Friday. It explained […]

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Galadima of Kazaure, Tukur Adamu is dead, President Buhari reacts

President Muhammadu Buhari had condoled with the Kazaure Emirate and government of Jigawa State over the demise of the Galadima of Kazaure, Alhaji Tukur Adamu. The President in a condolence message released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Thursday commiserated with family members of the deceased, […]

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Lagos Imam issues directive to Muslims

The Chief Imam of Lagos, Sulaimon Oluwatoyin Abou-Nolla, has directed Muslims in the State to observe their Eid Prayers at home. He made the call on Friday in a post by Gawat Jubril, Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The advice was based on the coronavirus situation in Nigeria. The Chief […]

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Keyamo makes clarification on ‘EFCC hiring him to prosecute Akpabio’

Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has reacted to reports that he led a prosecution team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, against Godswill Akapbio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs. Keyamo insisted he has never been engaged by the EFCC to prosecute Akpabio, who was a former governor of Akwa […]