Health

WHO praises African leaders on fight against COVID-19

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Director for Africa, has paid tribute to African leaders for the progress they have made in their fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Moeti gave the tribute on the official twitter account of the WHO Regional Office for Africa @WHOAFRO on Tuesday. The regional director also commended Africans for […]

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Former DG, Imo State Broadcasting Corporation arrested for allegedly stabbing wife to death

The Imo state police command has arrested 82-year-old Theophilus Okere a retired Director General of Imo State Broadcasting Corporation for allegedly killing his wife Mrs Beatrice Okere in Imerienwe community within the Ngor- Okpala Local Government Area of Imo state. Confirming the incident, the Imo state police command public relations officer Orlando Ikeokwu disclosed that […]

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MONDAY X-RAY: Ministerial Faux Pas

IN saner climes some ministers should have lost their jobs on account of their embarrassing conduct on the issue of what this writer has dubbed The Chinese 12. On April 8, 2020 the Health minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire gleefully received a twelve-man team of Chinese ‘medical experts’ at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja ostensibly […]

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Kaduna will jail parents who enroll children into ‘almajiri’ system – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has warned that parents who enroll their children into the ‘almajiri’ education system stand the risk of prosecution and up to two- year jail term upon conviction El-Rufa’i stated this in Kaduna on Monday when he visited some 200 ‘almajirai’ children repatriated from Nasarawa state and undergoing rehabilitation and […]

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Forex: Hope rises for Naira as reserves recover at $37bn

Following the rising accretion to the foreign reserves to over $37 billion, the Nigerian currency, naira future looks bright. To this end, foreign currency speculators will in the coming months face over N10 billion losses as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) finalize plans to […]

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Positive Indicators for Naira Recovery

Aside positive developments in the global economy, the CBN has taken action to address the risks facing the naira, which will lead to rapid recovery for the local currency. For instance, the recovery in the Chinese manufacturing sector and opening of the Asian tiger’s economy after months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic have […]

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INEC to pilot use of electronic voting machines soon — Yakubu

The commission disclosed this in a policy document titled “Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic” signed by INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, officially released on Monday. The commission, however, clarified that such pilot scheme would not be used for Edo and Ondo governorship elections scheduled for September 19 and October […]

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Edo 2020: No automatic ticket for any aspirant, says Edo PDP

Ahead of the June 20 governorship primary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, the zonal Vice-Chairman of the party, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi has assured all the aspirants of a level playing field. Ogidi, who spoke on Monday in Benin at the party’s secretariat shortly after meeting with the state executive, dismissed insinuations […]