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Some years ago, I was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, for a public lecture. An obviously popular lecturer was invited to the podium to make his contributions. Students went gaga, screaming his nickname and giving him a standing ovation. In

IPMAN calls off strike in Anambra

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), in Anambra State, has called off the indefinite strike its members embarked upon, on Wednesday.

Manufacturers seek federal government’s intervention to end disagreement with DisCos

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has called on the Federal Government to intervene in the debt disagreement between them and the electricity distribution companies, DISCOs, so as to enable them access the stranded 2,000 megawatts of electricity.

Badagry residents decry 4 years power outage

Residents of Badagry, Lagos State have cried out over four years power outage in the coastal town and accused Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) of “total neglect” of the area.

Argentina’s ex-VP Amado Boudou jailed for corruption

Argentina’s former Vice President Amado Boudou was sentenced on Tuesday to five years and 10 months in prison for “bribery and business dealings incompatible with public service.”

Lagos NMA lists ways to check quackery, substance abuse

The newly sworn in executives of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Lagos State branch, have listed ways of checking quackery in the health sector as well as substance abuse among youths.

‘Repentant’ waitress returns $1,000 she stole in 1990s

A former waitress of a US restaurant has anonymously returned the sum of $1,000, she stole from the eatery in the 1990s, while she was working there.
Lynda Chalker

LASU to host former UK foreign minister

The Lagos State University says it will host a Former United Kingdom Foreign Minister, Baroness Lynda Chalker, on August 15.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency: Count President Buhari out of Governor Ortom’s crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari will never be part of any unconstitutional act, the Presidency said today, in a blistering reaction to attempts by some political actors to link him with the unfolding political drama in Benue state.
Humberto Ortega

Nicaragua leader Daniel Ortega’s brother urges him to disband paramilitary forces

Humberto Ortega, the former head of Nicaragua's military, has urged his brother, President Daniel Ortega, to disband the pro-government paramilitary forces blamed for deadly violence in months of unrest.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports, Mr. Adeboye Anthony Adeyinka (right) enjoying the France vs. Uruguay match alongside other Nigerian ex- internationals at the Teslim Balogun Stadium viewing centre, Surulere on Friday.

World Cup: Lagos fans evoke experiences at Governor Ambode’s viewing centres

Lagos fans have expressed appreciation to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode for the opportunity of watching the Russia 2018 World Cup free as one of the greatest sports fiesta ended on June 15.

Official: Kebbi accounts for Nigeria’s 3.6mt rice production

Kebbi State now produce more than 3.6 metric tonnes of rice annually out of the national production capacity of 5.7 metric tonnes in Nigeria.

Lagos commends residents’ conduct at World Cup viewing centres

The Lagos State Government has commended residents for their good conduct at the eight World Cup Viewing Centres throughout the period of the just concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Ugandan citizens unite against social media tax

Politicians, clerics, feminists and others have formed a broad coalition of Ugandans calling on Tuesday for an end to a social media tax the government hopes will raise revenue and silence "gossip".

SMEDAN wants youths involvement in SMEs

Mr Dikko Radda, the Director-General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), says the active participation of youths in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will enhance Nigeria’s economic development.

Catholic priest suspended for rapping in church

Fr Paul Ogalo had been using rap music to attract youths to Church and spread messages against drugs and in favour of social justice issues.
Nigeria's players react after during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Croatia and Nigeria at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018. | AFP PHOTO | OZAN KOSE

World Cup: A review of the performance of African teams so far

There have been exceptional performances at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia but the African teams have not particularly had a bright start to their campaign in the 21st edition of the Coupe de Mundial.

Traditional rulers honour Governor Ugwuanyi for community development

Enugu State Traditional Rulers’ Council on Saturday honoured Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his efforts in community development.

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Adam Silver: No NBA decisions likely until May

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he thinks it will be at least May before any decision can be made about resumption of the 2019-20 season that was shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 10,000 in Africa

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 10,075 in Africa and the death toll reached 487, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Tuesday.

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital sets up panel to probe death ‘suspected coronavirus patient’

Following announcement on Monday that wife of the controversial patient who died at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital on the 3rd of April, Alhaji Muhideen Obamomo Jimoh, has tested positive for coronavirus which implied that the deceased may have also died from the deadly disease, the management of the hospital has set up a ten-member panel headed by Prof E. O Afolayan with Mrs. O.O Olu-bolaji as secretary.
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Plateau declares six days total lockdown for fumigation

Plateau State Government has directed a total lockdown of the state from 12 midnight of Thursday, April 9, 2020 to 11pm of Wednesday, April 15, to enable it carry out a state-wide fumigation across the 17 local government areas of the state to contain the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.
Member representing Ajaokuta Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Idirissu Lawal, has called for expansion of the country’s industrial base.

Kogi Reps member donates relief materials to communities

Member representing Ajaokuta Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Idirissu Lawal, has called for expansion of the country’s industrial base.