Nigerian physician makes TIME’s Most Influential People for work on polio

TIME named Nigerian physician, Dr. Tunji Funsho, among 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its 17th year, recognises the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Dr. Funsho, a cardiologist based in Lagos, Nigeria, is the first Rotary member to …

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Delta Govt establishes new secondary,primary school

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okowa, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, Information Commissioner, Mr. Charles Aniagwu (middle) and the Senior Special Assistant (media) the Delta Governor, Mr Nduka Omodor during a post Exco press briefing in Government House, Asaba. .Tuesday 23/9/20. P Delta State Government on Wednesday  approved the establishment of six new secondary and three primary …

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Ogun community demands king after 15 years of vacant stool

The people of Itele community in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun on Wednesday besieged the Governor’s Office in Abeokuta, demanding the appointment and installation of a new traditional ruler in the town. The residents, led in protest by their Baales (village heads) and other community leaders, said that the absence of a monarch …

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Rainstorm: Kwara distributes palliatives as AbdulRazaq visits victims

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrazaq Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday toured the Ilorin metropolis where last weekend’s rainstorm blew off the rooftops of hundreds of residential and commercial buildings and rendered thousands homeless. The tour coincided with delivery of food palliatives to Kwara North senatorial districts, beginning with Jebba town in Moro Local government and Lafiagi …

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Bayelsa gov, Diri, hosts Obaseki, Shaibu to dinner party

From left: Chairman Edo PDP Campaign Council, Chief Dan Orbih; Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo; Bayelsa First lady, Mrs Gloria Diri; Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State; his counterpart in Edo, Mr Godwin Obaseki; his wife, Mrs Betsy Obaseki; Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu; and his wife, Mrs Maryann Shaibu, …

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COVID-19: Anap Foundation calls for caution over crowd at Emir of Zazzau funeral

Mammoth crowd at Emir of Zazxzau funeral. Photo: News Desk Following the uncontrollable crowd that gathered for the funeral of the late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, Anap Foundation has called for caution and stricter measure in enforcing compliance to social distance rules amidst of ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of crowd converged to pay last …

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Edo: Clark hails Buhari, INEC, Obaseki, Shuaibu, PDP,  Edo people

…Says the election is a nascent sign for credible processes in Nigeria, a complete departure from what obtained in 2018 …Urges Obaseki to Extend the Olive branch to others By Henry Umoru FORMER Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for  the roles he played along …

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Buhari mourns victims of Lokoja tanker explosion

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that the death of 23 people, as confirmed by the Federal Road Safety Commission, “represents another disturbing and saddening incident in the litany of tragedies that have befallen our country.” Reacting to the petroleum tanker explosion on Wednesday morning in Lokoja, the Kogi State Capital which claimed the …

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Emir of Zazzau: How Jonathan, Sambo, Lawan, Buni, Boni, others, pay last respect

Late Emir of Zazzau By Ibrahim HassanWuyo Dignitaries from across the nation converged in Zaria to condole with the people of Zazzau Emirate on the death of Alhaji Shehu Idris, immediate past emir of Zazzau. Former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, incumbent Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, Yobe. State Governor Maimala Buni ,Mr Boni Haruna …

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British security alert, vote of no confidence on PMB – PDP

…Reiterates call for sack of service chiefs By Dirisu Yakubu The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the security alert in the country raised by the British parliament is an indication of a vote of no confidence on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government by a highly respected member of the international community. The House of Lords …

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I’m here for service delivery- Col Dixon, New Amnesty Head

By Soni Daniel, Abuja Newly appointed Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dikio Dixon, has made it clear that his tenure is for service delivery to actualize the mandate of the agency and nothing more. Dixon, who made the clarification at a maiden interface with top management officials of the Presidential amnesty agency in …

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My ancestors are Igbo, Bishop T.D Jakes reveals

A popular American preacher, Bishop T.D Jakes of the Potter’s House, has said that his ancestors are Igbo, from South-East of Nigeria. He said this in an interview with BBC Igbo. According to him: “Mine was traced back to West Africa, to Nigeria and particularly Igbo. My ancestors were Igbos. It’s indescribable. It gives something that …

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October 1st: Sit-at-home, Nnamdi Kanu tells IPOB members

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. By Nwafor Sunday The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Wednesday, advised his members to sit-at-home on October 1, 2020, Nigeria will celebrate its independence. Disclosing this in a statement signed by Comrade Emma Powerful, Media and Publicity Secretary, Kanu said: “We the …

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Electricity tariff, fuel price hike:  FG moves to abort planned strike

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige …Invites Labour to a meeting Thursday …Labour confirms invitation, says leaders will attend By Victor Ahiuma-Young Johnbosco Agbakwuru In a desperate move to abort the planned Monday, September 28 nationwide strike and mass protest over the recent hike in electricity tariff and petrol pump price, the Federal Government …

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Insecurity: 27 Young Journalists mentored to contribute to Peace process

By Marie-Therese Nanlong In order to encourage the practice of peace journalism among trainee reporters 27 students from Mass Communication/Theatre Arts departments in the various higher institutions in Plateau State have been inducted as Fellows who would get training that would empower them to deliver on the mandate of peace reportage and foster peaceful co-existence among …

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Quality Healthcare Delivery: Paelon Memorial Hospital Reaches SafeCare Level 5

In recognition of its hard work in healthcare delivery, PharmAccess Foundation has presented Level 5 Certificate to Paelon Memorial Hospital, Lagos. Presenting the certificate, Country Director PharmAccess Foundation, Njide Ndili, said the Hospital was considered worthy of the honour after a comprehensive assessment which indicated that the hospital has significantly improved its healthcare delivery and the …

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PDP mourns victims of Ebonyi bus crash

…Laments flood disaster in Kebbi, Kogi, other states By Dirisu Yakubu The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wednesday expressed shock over the death of 18 persons in a bus accident in Akeze-Ukwu River, Ebonyi state. The party in a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan described the accident as painful and devastating, given that the victims …

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NAFDAC seals fake animal medicine factories, arrest operator in Kano

File photo By Bashir Bello The National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC has sealed two fake Animal medicine factories and arrested a suspect, Mohammad Jamilu Sani (operator) in Bichi Local Government Area of Kano state. NAFDAC State Coordinator, Alhaji Shaba Mohammad disclosed this to newsmen when he led officials of the agency to …

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Obaseki’s victory is an attestation of people’s power – Askia

Obaseki receiving his Certificate of Return By Perez Brisibe MANAGING Director of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Bashorun Askia Ogieh has described the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State in last Saturday’s governorship election as an attestation of the people’s power at the polls. The DESOPADEC boss in a statement …

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