Monday, October 19, 2020

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...

Arewa Youths React To Magu’s Suspension, Advises Buhari On Picking Next EFCC Chairman

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, on Wednesday said the suspension of Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was long overdue. Speaking with DAILY POST, President-General of AYCF, Yerima Shettima said Magu’s indictment by a federal government agency without proper investigation until now was an indication that the...

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...

Lobi Stars cry foul over LMC’s adoption of PPG to decide NPFL 2019/2020 season

The Point-Per-Game (PPG) voting system adopted by the League Management Company (LMC) in conjunction with the Club Owners Association to decide placements in the 2019/2020 season, has pitched Lobi Stars FC against the league organising body. The NPFL 2019/2020 was suspended on March 18, 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The stakeholders later...

Lagos Warns against Drilling Boreholes without Licence, Permits

Lagos government through the State’s Water Regulatory Commission (LSWRC) has cautioned operators in the borehole drilling industry against carrying on with their activities without the requisite licence and permit from the agency. The government said erring practitioners will henceforth be sanctioned as such violates the Environmental Protection and Management Law 2017. The warning came on...

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...

‘I could only see fire and her screams’, Pakistan plane crash survivor

One of the two survivors pulled out of the wreckage of the Pakistani International Airlines jet that crashed on Friday near Karachi said on Saturday that all he saw as the burning jet went down was fire and smoke every. Engineer Muhammad Zubair told Geo News that he also heard screams as passengers tried to...

COVID-19: Delta slashes 2020 budget to N279.8 billion

The Delta State Government has slashed its 2020 budget from N395.4 billion to N279.8 billion in line with harsh economic realities posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This was contained in a letter of Amendment Bill and Schedules of the Revised Budget by state governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to the state House of Assembly. Speaker of the...

COVID-19 Positive Almajiri Kids Need Care Not Publicity – Ganduje

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has called on his counterparts in the north to avoid ‘making noise’ about COVID-19 positive Almajiri kids and rather give them necessary care. The governor who was speaking at a media briefing on Sunday said the fact that he is not making noise doesn’t mean all Almajiri brought back to...

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,...

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