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The leader of the Yoruba Socio Cultural Group, Egbe Afenifere and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Ayo Fasanmi is dead.

Afenifere leader Ayo Fasanmi laid to rest in Ekiti

Eminent Nigerians on Tuesday paid tributes to the late Afenifere leader, Ayo Fasanmi, as his remains were interred in his country home in Iye Ekiti, Ilejemeje Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
Lion Heart Genevieve Nnaji

Oscar 2021: Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso named Academy members

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Film director, Akin Omotoso, have been selected as members of the 2020 class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Education MEC Debbie Schafer, however, said the cases had not spiked due to the reopening of schools.

Nearly 100 teachers, 1,800 students test positive for coronavirus in South Africa

At least 98 teachers and 1,800 learners in South Africa’s Covid-19 epicentre province, the Western Cape, have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus, forcing 20 schools to close.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

CACOVID to distribute 70,000 loaves of bread to Lagos residents

The Private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has commenced the distribution of 5000 loaves of bread per day for the next 14 days to individuals and families in different locations in Lagos State.

NBA advises lawyers to count cost before going out

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikorodu Branch, Lagos, has advised lawyers to count the cost before hitting the streets, as the Federal Government gets set to ease lockdown.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode for abandoning the Lagos light rail project while he was the governor of the state between 2015 and 2019.

Ex-President Obasanjo, Gordon Brown, others demand action against pandemic

About 165 global leaders, including a former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for a concerted global response to the coronavirus pandemic led by the G-20 countries.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal

Imohini Edgal becomes third Akwa Ibom police commissioner in two weeks

Barely a week after Mr Kenneth Ebrimson assumed duty as the 28th Commissioner of Police (CP) in the Akwa Ibom State Police Command, he has been removed, with a new CP immediately appointed as his replacement.
Comedian, TV show anchor Ellen DeGeneres will get a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes next year recognizing her 25-year career on U.S. television, organizers said on Monday.

Ellen DeGeneres to receive Golden Globe Lifetime Award

Comedian, TV show anchor Ellen DeGeneres will get a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes next year recognizing her 25-year career on U.S. television, organizers said on Monday.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo governor tasks religious groups to address societal ills

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration will continue to collaborate with religious groups in addressing societal ills that impede development in society.

Federal government expresses concern over increasing number of out-of-school children

The Federal Government on Monday expressed concerns over the increasing rate of out-of-school children in the country.
Bola Tinubu

Re-run: I’m not in Kano – Asiwaju Tinubu

The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congres, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, refuted rumours that he was in Kano and meddling in the state’s rescheduled elections.
Danielle Scott-Arruda celebrates a win for Team USA over China at the 2012 London Olympics. Andrew Weber, USA TODAY Sports

Volleyball player stabbed while protecting sister in fatal attack

Five-time U.S. Olympic volleyball player Danielle Scott required surgery after receiving multiple stab wounds while trying to protect her sister from a fatal knife attack Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Ace Magashule

South Africa’s ANC withdraws land expropriation bill passed in 2016

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday withdrew a bill on expropriation passed by parliament in 2016.

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Alex Otti

Former Abia governorship candidate dumps APGA for APC

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State in 2015 and 2019 elections, Alex Otti, has declared for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano distributes 500 gas cylinders, improved stoves

Kano State Government says it has distributed 500 improved stoves and Liquefied Natural Gas (LPG) cylinders to encourage development of alternative sources of energy.
The government has also agreed in principle to co-fund a global clinical trial with the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson to establish how effective their vaccine could be in providing long-term immunity against COVID-19.

Britain secures early access to promising vaccine candidates

The British government on Friday announced that it had secured early access to 90 million doses of two new promising vaccine candidates.
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Friday discharged and acquitted one Niyi Oyelami charged with defiling a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

Kidnap kingpin Evans’ co-defendants lose bid to quash charges

The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Friday dismissed the no-case submissions filed by co-defendants to alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has fired a warning shot to Liverpool’s Premier League title rivals, claiming that the Reds are up for the challenge of a fight.

Trent Alexander-Arnold wins Premier League Young Player of the Season

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold saw off competition from Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic to win the Premier League’s TAG Heuer Young Player of the Season award.