Monday, October 19, 2020

Why I’m Staying Away From Partisan Politics –Jonathan

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has said that he reduced his political activities since he quit power in 2015 to enable him to concentrate on his foundation. The former leader gave the explanation on Sunday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, when Governor Douye Diri inaugurated the state executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party, PUNCH reports. Jonathan,...

Woman, 50, Wakes Up In A Body Bag At Funeral Home After Doctors Mistakenly Declared Her Dead

A woman miraculously came back to life as funeral parlor workers were about to start preparing her body for burial after a doctor at a private clinic in east-central Paraguay declared her dead. Gladys Rodríguez Duarte, who is an ovarian cancer patient, was rushed to San Fernando Clinic in the city of Coronel Oviedo on...

BREAKING: Nigeria Confirms Four New Cases of Coronavirus, Now 40

Nigeria on Monday night (11pm) recorded four new cases of coronavirus with three recorded in Lagos and one in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Two of the cases are said to be returning travellers. According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), as at 11.00 p.m. on Monday, there are 40 confirmed cases...

UK reimposes lockdown on virus-hit city of Leicester

Britain on Monday reimposed lockdown measures on a city hit by an outbreak of coronavirus, in the first big test of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “whack-a-mole” strategy to control the disease while getting the economy moving again. Ministers ordered schools and non-essential shops to be closed and postponed the planned reopening of pubs in the...

Senators Disregard Social Distancing As They Visit Orji Kalu Who Just Returned From Prison

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday led some senators to the home of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who just returned from Kuje prison. The senators, while posing for photos, refused to observe the social distancing order of the Federal Government to guide against the spread of COVID-19. Kalu, the chief whip of...

Tackling Youth Restiveness Through Empowerment

Chinecherem Ojiako writes that youth restiveness in the Niger Delta is being tackled aggressively by the numerous empowerment schemes by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio Before now, youth restiveness, no doubt, has been on the increase in almost all communities of the Niger Delta region. Violence of all forms and killings...

I am not the owner of myself, whenever I do anything I do it according to the direction of Almighty God – Archbishop Chukwuma as he celebrate 30 years...

His Grace, Dr Emmanuel Chukwuma, the archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Anglican Communion, has said that evangelizing in an Islamic domain like Bauchi was his major challenge in his 30 years of episcopacy. Chukwuma, also the bishop of Enugu Diocese, who celebrated his 30 years anniversary of becoming a bishop in the Anglican Communion last...

2019 PRESIDENCY: OKOROCHA MISQUOTED ME ON APC TICKET – TINUBU

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has clarified what he called a misrepresentation in the statement attributed to him by Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha. He said he never underrated the importance of governors in the party’s nomination process. He, however, explained that what he said in that encounter with journalists in...

IRAN DENIES ‘MILITARY AGGRESSION’ AGAINST SAUDI ARABIA

Iran on Tuesday rejected accusations that it was responsible for “military aggression” in Saudi Arabia, after a missile was launched into the kingdom from neighbouring Yemen. “These insinuations are false, destructive, irresponsible and, above all, provocative,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi, according to Iranian media. Instead of further aggravating the situation with such “absurd allegations,”...

FULL LIST: Mama Put, Danfo, Tokunbo Make Oxford Dictionary’s Updated Version

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has released an updated version of the widely used dictionary for January 2020 — with 29 new Nigerian expressions making the cut. The list, released earlier this year, featured several words used by popular authors including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer and Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s Nobel laureate. Danica Salazar, the world English...

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