Thursday, October 1, 2020

UK To Sanction Individuals Who Perpetuate Violence In Edo, Ondo Elections

The United Kingdom on Tuesday said it will not hesitate to take action against individuals it identifies as causing violence in the imminent elections in Edo and Ondo states. According to a statement tweeted via the British High Commission, the UK sees the elections as another opportunity to strengthen Nigeria’s democratic institutions. “As a friend and...

Falana Drags Kano State To African Human Rights Commission Over Death Sentence

Femi Falana, the lawyer to a Kano State musician, Sharif Yahaya has dragged Kano State government and the federal government before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia over the case of his client. Sharif was sentenced to death by a Sharia court in Kano for blasphemy against the Prophet,...

Covid-19: Sanwo-Olu Commends Lagos Anglican Diocese

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who is a dedicated member of Lagos Diocese (Anglican Communion) attended and indeed kicked off the Second Session of the 34th Synod of the diocese which has the theme ‘Pray, Serve and Grow.’ Sanwo-Olu said the church was a pillar of support to the state during the pandemic through...

Boko Haram Attack On UN Building Is Regrettable, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has again condemned the attack on the office of the United Nations (UN) by Boko Haram terrorists in 2011. Speaking on Monday in Abuja when he received a delegation led by the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, the President noted that the attack by the terrorists was regrettable. He, however,...

Senators Say ‘We Did Not Benefit From NDDC Contracts

Two members of the Senate have denied the allegations of benefitting from contracts of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The Senate Committee Chairman on Niger Delta, Peter Nwaoboshi, and his colleague from Delta South district, Senator James Manager, denied the accusations on Monday in separate statements. This followed claims by the Minister of Niger Delta...

Bill Gates Denies ‘Inventing’ COVID-19

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday pushed back against some of the conspiracy theories spreading online accusing him of creating the coronavirus outbreak. “It’s a bad combination of pandemic and social media and people looking for a very simple explanation,” the Microsoft founder said during a CNN Town Hall interview. Doctored photos and fabricated news articles...

FG Unveils N21bn Medical Facility for South-south

The federal government has unveiled the plan to build N21 billion medical infrastructure in the South-south geo-political zone as an intervention to promote public healthcare in the zone. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha disclosed the plan at the ground-breaking ceremony of the Oil and Gas Industry COVID-19 Medical Infrastructure...

COVID-19 :UNICEF Urges Nigeria to ‘Seize the moment’ For Routine Vaccination

Apparently disturbed by the decline in routine vaccination among under five children, the children’s rights organisation has called for Nigeria to “reimagine” how it delivers routine immunisation during COVID-19 pandemic. The call which was contained in a press release made available to newsmen in Bauchi yesterday by the Communication Officer, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)...

Boko Haram: Army Repels Attack On Barracks In Maiduguri

BY Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri Boko Haram insurgents on Monday night attacked a military barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The exchange of gunfire between the terrorists and soldiers, which started around 11.20 p.m., lasted for over an hour The terrorists had attempted to seize the 333 Artillery Barracks of the Nigerian Army. Sources revealed that the insurgents,...

Foreign Students Fear Deportation Over Trump Visa Threat

Pakistani student, Taimoor Ahmed is one of hundreds of thousands of foreigners enrolled in American universities now fearing for their future after Donald Trump’s administration threatened to revoke their visas. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced this week that foreign students whose entire courses have moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic must...

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