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Edo strengthens compliance to safety protocols in MDAs

As Odigie-Oyegun congratulates Obaseki, decries egocentric politics Edo State Government has assured that adequate measures would be put in place to ensure strict compliance to safety protocols to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state’s ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs). This followed resumption of work by civil servants on grade levels one to 10 in the…

Cult Leader Who Claims To Be Jesus Arrested By Russian Security Forces

Sergei Torop, known as “Vissarion the Teacher”, or “Jesus of Siberia” | CREDIT: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images A former traffic police officer who claims to be the reincarnation of Jesus was arrested today in a special operation staged by Russian security agents. Sergei Torop, who is known to his followers as Vissarion, was arrested…

Removing landmines and pitfalls blocking foreign investment in Nigeria

Citing the statistics by the United Nations, the Worldometer had estimated Nigeria’s population at over 207 million. With such huge population, and Nigeria’s strategic location in the Gulf of Guinea, the country represents an attractive market. However, the dearth of foreign investments, poor state of infrastructure, and absence of competitiveness in the business environment have…

Man Utd reach League Cup last 16 as coronavirus causes chaos

Manchester United’s English midfielder Jesse Lingard (C) vies with Luton Town’s Irish defender Peter Kioso during the English League Cup third round football match between Luton Town and Manchester United at Kenilworth Road stadium in Luton, Bedfordshire, on September 22, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP) Manchester United moved into the League…

West Ham boss Moyes, two players test positive for coronavirus

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 23, 2020 West Ham United’s Scottish manager David Moyes gestures during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. – West Ham manager David Moyes and Hammers players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have tested positive…

Ijaw nation vows to resist national water resources bill

• ‘It’s distortion of Nigeria’s federalism’ Following its earlier condemnation by different groups and individuals, the Ijaw Nations Development Group (INDG) has condemned the reintroduction of the National Water Resources Bill in the National Assembly, vowing to resist it vehemently. The INDG described the bill as not only provocative, but also a complete distortion of…

Police arrest 96 suspects over alleged cultism, robbery in Benue

The Police Command in Benue says it has arrested 96 persons over alleged house breaking, theft, armed robbery and cultism in Makurdi, the state capital. A statement by its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Catherine Anene, said on Monday in Makurdi that the suspects were arrested following complaints from residents of Welfare Quarters, Yarkiyo, wadata, Ankpa…

FG spends N8.9t on subsidy in 10 years

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) says the Federal Government has spent a total of N8.94 trillion on oil subsidy between 2006 and 2015. The agency disclosed this in a document on subsidy payment released in Abuja on Monday. It said that the subsidy was paid to oil marketers and the Nigerian National Petroleum…

FEMA alerts Abuja residents of severe flood

The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has once again issued a high alert on prospect of severe flood within the FCT, especially the riverine parts of the city. The Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, issued the alert in a statement on Saturday in Abuja. Idriss said the red alert became necessary following rainfall and…

Is Tom Hardy The Next James Bond After Daniel Craig?

Tom Hardy at the premiere of The Revenant | Image: Samir Hussein/WireImage “Who is the next James Bond?” has been the question on the mind of the lovers of the spy film series and even more so after Daniel Craig announced that he was “done” with the role. According to a new report, British actor…

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Covid-19 news: UK funding for trials of rapid new coronavirus tests

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool The new NHS Covid-19 app for England and WalesDan Kitwood/Getty ImagesLatest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 24 September NHS Covid-19 app goes live in England and Wales but testing and tracing still limited The…

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