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FIFA President Infantino contracts Coronavirus

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, football’s world governing body said in a statement on Tuesday. Infantino, who is 50 years old, has reported mild symptoms and will quarantine for at least 10 days. A statement read: “FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received confirmation today that he has tested positive for coronavirus. […]

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IPMAN makes clarifications on fuel scarcity in Abuja

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has debunked the reports of fuel scarcity in Abuja. However, Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu, IPMAN National Public Relations Officer, in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday said that some fuel station owners were only scared of their properties being attacked or damaged by hoodlums. Some business owners had […]

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NFF appoints new officers to oversee men, women senior teams

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of Media Officers for the nation’s men and women senior national football teams. A statement by NFF’s Director of Media and Communications, Ademola Olajire, on Tuesday in Abuja, named the Media Officers as Babafemi Raji, for the Super Eagles, and Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu, for the Super Falcons, […]

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Nigerian troops smoke 38 Boko Haram fighters in military base attack

Nigerian troops have neutralised 38 Boko Haram fighters. Five soldiers died during the Sunday evening operation. The terrorists had attempted to attack a military base in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. A military intelligence officer told PRNigeria on Tuesday that the sect members’ bodies were found during mop up. “I can confirm that […]

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Senate Minority leader slams NBC for sanctioning media houses

The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has slammed the National Broadcasting Commission for abridging the rights of Nigerians to free speech and warned it to refrain from arbitrary enforcement of laws it does not have. In a statement by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom, against the backdrop of the imposition of a fine of […]

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End SARS: My administration respects rights of citizens – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to operate within the dictates of the law, adding that his administration respects the right of all citizens. The President said his government has put in place measures and strategies to address End SARS demands, stressing that the government will do everything lawful to ensure all sides are satisfied […]

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Lagos govt approves full reopening of all markets

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the full resumption of markets in the state. All food and non-food markets can now operate every day and at their usual hours. Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed, made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday. He said Sanwo-Olu’s decision was to enhance […]

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CAC free business registration turnout impressive — Niger Coordinator

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Niger on Tuesday said that the turnout for the ongoing free business registration in the state was impressive. Malam Mohammed Dodo, the State Coordinator of the federal government programme, made this known when newsmen visited the registration centre in Minna. “The registration was slow when we started on 19th […]

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Japan to offer free COVID-19 vaccines

The Japanese government endorsed a bill on Tuesday to make novel coronavirus vaccinations free to all residents in the country. The bill will also compensate suppliers of the vaccines should serious side effects be caused and free health care will be offered to recipients of the vaccine should they experience any adverse effect. The bill […]

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European Commission VP Schinas tests positive for COVID-19

European Commission Vice-President for Promoting the European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas, announced  on Tuesday morning that he tested positive for COVID-19. “I have just learned that my regular scheduled COVID-19 test before the college came back positive. “I am now self-isolating as required. Stay safe,’’ tweeted the Greek politician. European Commission President Ursula von […]

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Pique, Coutinho sidelined as Barca take on Juventus

Barcelona are going to be without ace defender, Gerard Pique and in form attacker Philippe Coutinho in their crunch tie against Juventus on Wednesday. Ronald Koeman dropped the pair as he announced his squad for the Champions League trip to Turin.   However, Pique is suspended for the match while Coutinho is injured and will […]

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Coronavirus: Vatican to have online Christmas celebrations

Pope Francis’ Christmas celebrations will be streamed online this year with no in-person public attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic, a member of the German embassy to the Vatican confirmed on Tuesday. Embassies to the Holy See were told liturgies would take place “in a private form without the presence of members of the diplomatic […]

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Breaking: Supreme Court strikes out Bayelsa’s suit against Rivers on Soku oilfield

The Supreme Court has struck out a suit filed by the Bayelsa State Government over the disputed Soku oilfield belonging to Rivers State. The apex court said by seeking for it to make Judicial pronouncement on a matter that the Court of Appeal has not even ruled on, the Bayelsa State Government was liable of […]

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Sanwo-Olu releases names of youths to join Judicial Panel on SARS brutality

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has released the names of two youths to join the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses & Lekki Toll Gate Incident.   The youths are: Rinu Oduala and Majekodunmi Temitope. They were selected by the youths. Oduala is the convener of Operation Sanitise and a […]

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Cyprus bound student nabbed with 13.55 kg of Cannabis

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, (NAIA) Special Area Command, has foiled an attempt by an intending student to smuggle 13.55 kilogrammes of cannabis to Cyprus. The Head of Public Affairs, NDLEA, Mr Jonah Achema made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.   Achema said that the […]

Entertainment

Tiwa Savage set to drop new single

Nigerian recording artiste, songwriter and performer Tiwa Savage has teamed up with the president of Marlians, Naira Marley to release a new single. The track dubbed ‘Ole’ is one which addresses the current uprising in Nigeria. Sharing a snippet from the song which will drop on Friday October 30th, Savage said: “An artist’s duty is […]

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Sergio Aguero facing a month out

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has expressed fears Sergio Aguero could be out for as much as a month after the striker suffered a hamstring injury. The Argentine superstar did not travel with the squad to Marseille for their second UEFA Champions League clash and now looks like missing November’s Premier League clash with Liverpool. […]

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AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles to play in Benin

The Super Eagles will go head-to-head against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the first of an all-important African Cup of Nations qualifier double-header on November 13. The match will take place at the refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City. Gernot Rohr’s men currently top Group L with six points after victories against […]

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Lagos panel on SARS will probe Lekki shooting – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expanded the scope of the Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS. The committee, announced on October 15, will look into rights abuses by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). On Tuesday, Sanwo-Olu confirmed that the panel will investigate the Lekki shooting. “The scope of the panel has […]