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The Executive Chairman of Benue Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, Mr. Andrew Ayabam, has disclosed that the COVID-19 pandemic had adversely affected the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, the profile of the state.

Coronavirus adversely impacted Benue revenue – BIRS chief

The Executive Chairman of Benue Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, Mr. Andrew Ayabam, has disclosed that the COVID-19 pandemic had adversely affected the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, the profile of the state.
[FILE} Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns for Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam during a campaign event at the Greater Richmond Convention Center October 19, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Barack Obama says book coming in November two weeks after election

Former US president Barack Obama on Thursday announced the publication in November of the first half of his memoirs, “A Promised Land” — two weeks after the election pitting Donald Trump against Joe Biden.
‘More discovery than usual’ … clockwise from top left: Avni Doshi, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Douglas Stuart, Maaza Mengiste, Diane Cook and Brandon Taylor. Composite: Sharon Haridas; Hannah Mentz; Clive Smith; Bill Adams; Katherine Rondina; Nina Subin

Booker Prize: Why 2020 shortlist is unique

The shortlist of this year’s Booker Prize has just been announced. The six shortlisted nominees announced today are: Diane Cooke (USA) The New Wilderness; Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe) This Mournable Body; Avni Doshi (USA) Burnt...
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

Edo election: Police won’t compromise standard – IGP

Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has vowed to ensure that officers and men of the force deployed for the election uphold the standard requirements for a peaceful and credible election.
2. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo virtually presides over the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo for conference on media coverage of virtual court proceedings

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Thursday (today) deliver a keynote address at an online conference, titled: “Media Coverage of Virtual Court Proceedings: Prospects and Challenges,” organised by Gavel International, an online news platform that covers the administration of justice system in Nigeria.
Segun Osoba

Segun Osoba appointed chairman of NIJ governing council

Veteran Journalist and former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba has been appointed as the chairman of the Governing Council, Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ)
Segun Osoba

Governor Abiodun lauds Segun Osoba’s appointment as NIJ chairman

Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has lauded the appointment of former Governor of the state, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, as Chairman of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ).

MFM Pastor Olukoya decries link with fraud

General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, has denied involvement in any fraudulent activities as being portrayed in some sections of the media, which he accused of being bent on churning out malicious stories against him and the church.
The pool party in Wuhan on 15 August drew criticism in some foreign press, something China’s state media has called ‘sour grapes’. Reuters

China defends global outrage against Wuhan’s pool party

Pictures and video of the weekend electronic music party in Wuhan, where COVID-19 first emerged in December 2019 have gone viral, attracting a huge negative response in places where lockdowns are still in effect.
Russia’s energy minister Alexander Novak has tested positive for Covid-19, Russian news agency TASS has reported.

Russia energy minister tests positive for coronavirus

Russia’s energy minister Alexander Novak has tested positive for Covid-19, Russian news agency TASS has reported.

Borno NUJ, media stakeholders say Wada Maida’s death huge loss to journalism

Some media stakeholders in Borno have described the death of Malam Wada Maida, former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria as devastating and a great loss to journalism in Nigeria .
4. Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mai Mala Buni, on Friday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the governorship candidate of the party in the September 19 elections, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Omoyele Sowore slams President Buhari for endorsing Pastor Ize-Iyamu despite N700 million fraud case

#RevolutionNow activist, Omoyele Sowore, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for endorsing Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is facing corruption charges to the tune of N700 million.
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

Court to hear N2 billion libel suit against Omoyele Sowore, others September 30

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed Sept. 30 to hear a libel case filed by Global Integrity Crusade Network, (GICN) a Civil Society Organisation against Sahara Reporters and its Publisher, Omoyele Sowore.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

President Buhari: Isa Funtua was pillar of support to my government

President Muhammadu Buhari has once again lamented the loss of the late publisher and businessman, Mallam Isma’ila Isa Funtua, describing his demise as a major national loss.
Brazen actress, Tonto Dikeh, has revealed why she described her estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill, as a 40-second man.

Tonto Dikeh: I was almost jailed in Dubai

Popular Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has spoken about her brush with authorities in Dubai, UAE, last year.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Ex-President Obasanjo pays glowing tribute to late Isa. Funtua

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo ha described the late Mallam Ismaila Isa-Funtua as rare breed individual who made quality contributions to the development of the Federal Capital Territory and his administration between 1999-2007.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Isa Funtua laid to rest in Abuja

Elder statesman, Publisher of the defunct The Democrat Newspapers and former Minister during the Second Republic, Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, who died on Monday in Abuja at the age of 78, was on Tuesday buried amidst glowing tributes.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Governor Obaseki mourns Isa Funtua

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has expressed grief and shock over the passing of Ismai’la Isa Funtua, publisher, industrialist and founder of Bulet International Nigeria Limited, Isa Funtua, who died at age 78.

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Samson Itodo

Edo election: YIAGA Africa to adopt PVT methodology to check credibility of election results

Yiaga Africa, a civil society organisation says it plans to deploy its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology to assess the credibility of the Sept. 19, Edo Governorship poll.

Edo election: Over 300 policemen surround Governor Wike’s hotel in Benin – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed the hotel where the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, is lodging in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, has been surrounded by over 300 policemen.

30 feared dead as bus plunges into Ebonyi river

Over 30 persons were feared dead in a road accident along Akaeze-Ishiagu highway in Akaeze Development Centre, Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari: Nigeria to engage NYSC members for SDGs 2030 implementation

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.
Manchester United are keen on signing Alex Telles this summer.

Manchester United agree deal with Alex Telles

Manchester United are keen on signing Alex Telles this summer.