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Akwa Ibom PDP elects new exco, Ekpeyong emerges chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom has elected a new State Executive Committee (SEC) of the party that will be headed by Mr. Udo Ekpenyong. The election, which was held on Thursday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, was attended by 3,845 delegates. During the election, Mr Harrison Ekpo was elected as […]

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AIB, Police explain aircraft collision at Lagos airport

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has confirmed that no injury or fatality was recorded by passengers during the collision of planes at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. General Manager, Public Affairs, Tunji Oketunbi, disclosed in a statement in Lagos on Thursday. The incident occurred on Wednesday at about 5.30 pm. The spokesman said the […]

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Buhari needs prayers – Gowon

Former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has urged the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari. Gowon explained that Buhari needs prayers so that Nigeria won’t go asunder under his leadership. He made the appeal during the thanksgiving service and reception organized by CAN in honour of the newly […]

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How I prophesied Fasanmi’s death, Boko Haram attack on Gov. Zurum, soldier killing colleague – Primate Ayodele

The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Ayodele, has claimed that the death of Afenifere leader Pa Ayorinde Fasanmi and the attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor by Boko Haram were fulfillment of his prophecies Ayodele said he had predicted the death of some prominent Nigerians two weeks ago, saying “We need […]

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Akwa Ibom: APC rejects creation of 39 new political wards

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State has rejected the creation of 39 new political wards by the State Independent Electoral Commission, saying that it has no powers to do so. A statement by the party’s State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Nkereuwem Enyongekere, in Uyo Thursday, described the exercise as dubious, illegal and unilateral […]

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Bauchi: Police arrest 27 suspected pedophiles, rapists

The Bauchi State Police Command has informed that 27 suspected pedophiles and rapists were arrested across the state between June and July for alleged defilement of minors and rape. This was contained in a statement signed by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmed Mohammed Wakili and made available to DAILY POST in Bauchi […]

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Lagos sets up N1 billion seed capital for hospitality sector, rolls out optical fibre across the state

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the approval of a N1 billion seed capital for investment in the tourism and hospitality sector in the state. The N1 billion seed capital is to help drive new growth in that sector This was announced during his meeting with business leaders in the state, at an […]

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AfCFTA: Nigeria not ready for restrictive Rule of Origin

Adopting a Restrictive Rule of Origin will not allow the Nigerian manufacturing industry enjoy the full benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This is according to Peter Lunenborg, the Senior Program Officer at South Centre. According to him, most sectors in the industry still source the bulk of their raw materials and […]

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Malabu Scandal: Shell writes down OPL 245 License

Multinational Petroleum oil and gas giant, Royal Dutch Shell, announced that it would write down its investment in the controversial Malabu OPL 245 offshore field in Nigeria. The OPL license has been at the heart of a protracted litigation in Italy after prosecutors alleged corruption. According to Reuters, Shell announced the write-down during its second-quarter 2020 earnings […]

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FG ratifies air transport agreements with the United States

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), during a meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, approved the ratification of Air Transport Agreement between Nigeria and the United States. The decision of the Federal Executive Council was disclosed during a press briefing with statehouse correspondents, after the virtual meeting, by the Minister […]

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Nigeria’s manufacturing sector contracts in July, as COVID-19 woes worsens

Nigeria’s economy continues to grapple with the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the manufacturing sector shrunk further in the month of July 2020. This is contained in the latest Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) report released by the Central Bank of Nigeria. According to the latest data released by the apex bank, Manufacturing PMI in the […]

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Kogi massacre: Bello vows to hunt down perpetrators

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has vowed to hunt down the perpetrators of Wednesday’s attack on Agbudu community in Kogi/Koto Karfe Local Government Area of the state and bring them to justice Governor Bello condemned the dastardly attack which left 14 people dead with six others injured, saying no matter the reason for the attack, […]

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Nigerian soldier goes berserk, kills superior officer in Bama

A Nigerian soldier serving in 2 Battalion of 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State, went berserk, shot and killed an officer on Wednesday, Nigeria’s Army Headquarters said. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. Musa said the incident occurred when the soldier approached […]

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Gov Zulum blasts Army over Boko Haram attack

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has lambasted the Nigerian army following an attack on his convoy in Baga on Wednesday night. Zulum was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday while on his way to Monguno and Baga. It was gathered the terrorists ambushed the governor’s convoy as he went to distribute food to Internally […]

football sports

Wilfried Zaha claims black footballers scared of racist attacks

Crystal Palace winger, Wilfred Zaha stated that black footballers are becoming scared to use social media because of the alarming cases of racist abuse. The Ivory Coast international had received racist messages from a 12-year-old boy earlier this month. He was later arrested for the incident. In a recent interview with CNN, Zaha disclosed that he has created a […]

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Man City agree €43m deal for Nathan Ake

Manchester City and Bournemouth have agreed a €43 deal for Nathan Ake. This was revealed by respected Italian sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano, via his Twitter feed on Thursday morning. Romano tweeted: “Man City have found an agreement to sign Nathan Aké from Bournemouth. “€43M will be the fee – paperworks time to complete the deal. […]

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Trump wants US 2020 election postponed

United States President, Donald Trump has called for the postponement of the 2020 election. On Thursday, the American leader made the call on Twitter. Trump expressed concern that the election would be fraudulent. His reason was the controversial universal mail-in voting. “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the […]

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150 Coronavirus patients recover, discharged in Edo

Edo State Government on Wednesday announced the discharge of 150 more Coronavirus patients who have fully recovered and tested negative to the virus following their treatment at various isolation facilities in the state. The state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who disclosed this in Benin, added that the state recorded three more Coronavirus-related deaths, making a […]