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UI VC: Senator Ajimobi was a student until death

The former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, applied for and was offered admission for a doctorate programme in Sustainable Development Practice by the Postgraduate College, University of Ibadan.
Taiwo Awoniyi has thanked Mainz 05 medical team for helping to save his life after a close shave with death during Sunday’s German Bundesliga matchday 31 tie between Mainz and Augsburg at Opel Arena.

Taiwo Awoniyi: I will forever be grateful to referee Marco Fritz

SV Mainz 05 of Germany striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, has stated that he will forever be grateful to Referee Marco Fritz of Germany for quickly attending to him after a clash of heads with Augsburg’s Nigerian-born defender, Felix Uduokahi, left him unconscious after only 23 minutes of action in the Germany Bundesliga encounter at Opel Arena on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki wins Edo PDP guber ticket

Declaring the result, the Election Committee Chairman, Senator Bala Mohammed and governor of Bauchi State, said governor Goodwin Obaseki polled a total of 1,952 votes to emerge party’s governorship candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Calabar, Friday following a confirmed case of the disease in Lagos State.

Betta Edu: No coronavirus case in Cross River

The Chairman of the COVID-19 Taskforce in Cross River State, Dr Betta Edu, has insisted that there is no COVID-19 case recorded in the state.

Former Edo speaker resigns from APC

Adjoto, who made this known in an interview with newsmen on Monday in Benin, said that he took the decision after deeply consulting with his conscience, family, friends and his teeming supporters.

Group urges sickle cell patients to stay safe, avoid getting infected with coronavirus

The Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI) has advised those suffering from Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) to eat right and adhere to precautionary measures to avoid contracting infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

UN: World has failed to protect 1 billion children from violence, sexual abuse

The world has failed to protect around one billion children from are physical, sexual or psychological violence, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Lady who accused D’banj of rape detained by police

Seyitan Babatayo, the lady who accused singer, Dbanj, of raping her in a Victoria Island, Lagos hotel room, is in police custody, according to tweets Wednesday by investigative journalist, Kiki Mordi.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

President Buhari mourns as APC chairman in South Africa dies

President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement on Wednesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said he received the news of Abe’s death with sadness.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate President mourns Senator Osinowo

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has received with shock and sadness the news on Monday of the death of Senator Adebayo Osinowo.
Police in the United Kingdom capital, London, said Sunday they had arrested a man suspected of urinating on a memorial to an officer slain in a 2017 terror attack, during protests in central London on Saturday.

London police arrest man suspected of urinating on officer’s memorial

Police in the United Kingdom capital, London, said Sunday they had arrested a man suspected of urinating on a memorial to an officer slain in a 2017 terror attack, during protests in central London on Saturday.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP orders investigation into rape, death of UNIBEN student

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Magu, has ordered the deployment of additional detectives to Edo State to support the police command there to unravel the brutal killing of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa in Benin.
The executive governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has urged Nigerian students, irrespective of religious affiliation, to continue working for the unity, peace, and progress of the country.

Ogun governor opts for low key celebration, as he attains diamond age

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday, said his administration has adopted low key celebrations to mark his first year in office, which coincides with his 60th birthday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Family petitions police over mysterious death, burial of daughter in Lagos

Family of Adiya Ikumu of Oju community in Oju Local Government Area of Benue State has petitioned commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, over the mysterious circumstances surrounding the sudden death of their daughter, Magaret, in Lagos.

Senator Orji Kalu reacts to Supreme Court judgement

Mr Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia state has reacted to nullification of his conviction by the Supreme Court on Friday.
Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus disease.

North Central governors mourn Abba Kyari’s demise

The North Central Governor’s Forum (NCGF) has expressed shock and sadness over the demise of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, who died on Friday evening as a result of complications from the Coronavirus disease.

Abba Kyari: Presidency bans condolence visits

The Presidency has told those wishing to pay condolence visits over the death of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, to remain at home and pray for the soul of the deceased.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Stigmatisation affecting our efforts – NCDC

Due to fear of stigma, potential contacts of COVID-19 cases have refused to report themselves for test, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said.

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In view of this, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Imohimi Edgal, wishes to reaffirm to the general public that the State government directives will be vigorously enforced.

Police arrest five for rape in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Fredrick Nnudam, disclosed this in a statement, Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Champions League and Europa League last-16 venues confirmed by UEFA

UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.

DisCos advocate CBN-funded massive roll-out of meters to address power challenge

Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC confirms 17 political parties for Ondo guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 17 out of the 18 registered political parties will be contesting the October 10, 2020 Ondo state governorship election.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

FIDA, NCWS, others fault Governor Ayade over Justice Ikpeme

International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria; Women in Politics and National Council for Women Society, Nigeria, among others civil society organisations, have described the refusal of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and members of the state House of Assembly to confer Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state, as gross injustice.