Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Corona Virus: Updates on Atiku’s Son

For the purpose of putting the records straight and dispelling false narratives about the itinerary of a son of former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakr currently undergoing treatment for Corona Virus (COVID-19) infection, I wish to make the following clarifications: 1. The clinical case returned to the country on 17th March via Switzerland from...

ASUU Commences Indefinite Strike

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked on indefinite strike action. The announcement was made by the President of Association, Professor Abiodun Ogunyemi in Abuja, on Monday. He explained that the action became necessary following the Federal Government’s refusal to address issues raised in its 2019 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as well...

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...

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,”...

HOW WE SPENT N33.4 BILLION PARIS CLUB – DELTA GOVT

The Delta State Government on Monday gave detailed explanation of how it expended the N33.4 billion it received as its share of the Paris Club refund from the Federal Government. Commissioner for Finance, David Edevbie, gave the explanation in Asaba at a post-budget media briefing to highlight the breakdown of N298.078 billion budget proposal for...

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