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    Doctor dies of COVID-19 in Cross River

Doctor dies of COVID-19 in Cross River

Agam Ayuk, chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Cross River state chapter, says a member has died of complications from COVID-19. Speaking with journalists in Calabar, the state capital, Ayuk identified the deceased as Kate Okpa, a doctor working in the Ogoja area of the state. He said nine

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    Malami says Adoke’s demand for apology over P&ID is ‘misconceived’

Malami says Adoke’s demand for apology over P&ID is ‘misconceived’

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the demand for apology by his predecessor, Mohammed Bello Adoke, over the P&ID case is misconceived.  Adoke had written to Malami demanding apology for allegedly giving  false evidence against him at the court in the P&ID case. The Nigerian government is trying

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    Nigeria not liable to pay $1.2bn over Azura deal, says presidential aide

Nigeria not liable to pay $1.2bn over Azura deal, says presidential aide

Ahmed Zakari, special adviser to the president on infrastructure, says Nigeria is not liable to pay $1.2 billion according to the agreements signed before the takeoff of the 461 megawatts Azura power plant in Edo state. The Azura power generation deal has placed Nigeria under heavy financial burden. Nigeria is

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    Ex-EFCC lawyer: Magu kept me in detention for 21 days after I demanded N763m legal fees

Ex-EFCC lawyer: Magu kept me in detention for 21 days after I demanded N763m legal fees

Godwin Obla, a former prosecutor with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has accused Ibrahim Magu of ordering his detention after he asked for N763 million legal fees which the agency owes him. Magu, the suspended EFCC acting chairman, was arrested and detained on Monday, July 6, 2020, following

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    COVID-19: Connected Development trains youth on budget tracking

COVID-19: Connected Development trains youth on budget tracking

Connected Development (CODE), a civil society organisation, has trained youth on tracking budgets and COVID-19 donations. The programme, which is line with the organisation’s Follow The Money initiative, engaged selected youth in Lagos state for two days on how to track contracts and advocate for change. In 2019, Follow The

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    COVID-19: Ogun religious centres to reopen August 14

COVID-19: Ogun religious centres to reopen August 14

Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun, has asked religious centres in the state to reopen from August 14. In March, the state ordered the closure of worship centres to curb the spread of COVID-19. But on Wednesday, the governor listed conditions for the reopening of worship centres, saying any religious centre

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    COVID-19: I won’t receive visitors during Sallah, says Buhari

COVID-19: I won’t receive visitors during Sallah, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will be observing Eid El-Kabir prayers at home with his family owing to the measures put in place to curb COVID-19. In a statement Garba Shehu, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Buhari said he will not be receiving any visitor during the Sallah celebrations.

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    NEMA: Lagos explosion caused by panel beater’s gas cylinder

NEMA: Lagos explosion caused by panel beater’s gas cylinder

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says the Lagos explosion was caused by a panel beater’s gas cylinder.  On Tuesday, a gas explosion rocked Ajao Estate area of the state, leaving several people injured and properties destroyed. In a statement on Wednesday, Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA south-west coordinator, said the explosion

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    Military: We have limited manpower to tackle southern Kaduna killings

Military: We have limited manpower to tackle southern Kaduna killings

Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, commander of operation safe haven in Kaduna, says the military does not have enough manpower to tackle the violence in the southern part of the state.  Speaking with reporters after a security meeting presided over by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, Okwokwo said the military is strategising on

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    Melaye loses as appeal court upholds Adeyemi’s election

Melaye loses as appeal court upholds Adeyemi’s election

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the suit filed by Dino Melaye, former lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, challenging the election of Smart Adeyemi.  Delivering the judgement on Tuesday, Ibrahim Saulawa, the presiding judge, validated the ruling of the state national assembly election petitions tribunal which

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    We are proud of your leadership, APC governors tell Buhari

We are proud of your leadership, APC governors tell Buhari

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) say they are pleased with the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. At a virtual meeting with the president on Tuesday, the governors said the president has handled issues on security and the economy well. They listed pulling the country out of recession in

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    ‘Hydroxychloroquine cures COVID-19… I treated 350 patients’ — Nigerian-trained US doctor claims

‘Hydroxychloroquine cures COVID-19… I treated 350 patients’ — Nigerian-trained US doctor claims

Stella Immanuel, a Nigerian-trained doctor based in the United States, claims she has treated over 350 COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine. In May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the suspension of its solidarity trial of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The agency cited a study published by The Lancet,

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    Only one woman on the list as Buhari names 23 railway stations after ‘deserving Nigerians’

Only one woman on the list as Buhari names 23 railway stations after ‘deserving Nigerians’

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari named railway stations in the country after some “deserving Nigerians”, and Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was the only woman honoured. Born in Abeokuta, Ogun state, where the Papalanto railway station named after her is, the late Ransome-Kuti was a renowned educator, political campaigner and women’s rights activist.

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    Peter Obi: COVID-19 has exposed years of leadership failure in Nigeria

Peter Obi: COVID-19 has exposed years of leadership failure in Nigeria

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, says the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed years of leadership failure in Nigeria. Speaking during a virtual event organised by Bridge Leadership Foundation for the 10th edition of its career day tagged, ‘The Global Economy: Adapting to the New Normal’, Obi said the process

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    ‘I sold a bad product to Edo in 2016’ — Oshiomhole apologises for supporting Obaseki

‘I sold a bad product to Edo in 2016’ — Oshiomhole apologises for supporting Obaseki

Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he made a mistake by supporting Godwin Obaseki to become Edo state governor in 2016. Speaking on Sunday while addressing members of the ruling party in Benin, the state capital, Oshiomhole said he has come to apologise for

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    Fayose: Akpabio celebrating NDDC probe with pepper soup… Buhari must sack him now

Fayose: Akpabio celebrating NDDC probe with pepper soup… Buhari must sack him now

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs. In a tweet on Friday, the former governor said  Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), must also be relieved of his position to

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