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Coronavirus: Borno awaits confirmation of index case

The Chairman of Borno High Powered Taskforce on COVID-19, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, says the state’s taskforce is still waiting for results of the first suspected Coronavirus (COVID-19), case in the state.
Moses Oyeleke, a pastor with the Living Faith Church Worldwide (aka Winners’ Chapel) in Maiduguri, Borno state, has spoken on his ordeal with Boko Haram. Oyeleke and his assistant, Abraham Amuta, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, were seized along Chibok Road, on March 13, 2019.

How I survived seven months’ Boko Haram captivity in Sambisa – Freed pastor

Moses Oyeleke, a pastor with the Living Faith Church Worldwide (aka Winners’ Chapel) in Maiduguri, Borno state, has spoken on his ordeal with Boko Haram.
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NSCDC arrests kidnap kingpin in Borno

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps Command in Borno, says it has arrested a 45 year-old man, Ibrahim Ali-Jobo, suspected to be a kidnap kingpin in Biu Local Government Area of the state.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

Donald Trump defends Supreme Court justice over fresh misconduct claim

US President Donald Trump mounted an angry defence of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday as the controversial judge faced calls for an investigation over fresh allegations of sexual misconduct.
Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H Macy, arrives in court in Boston. Joseph Prezioso-AFP-Getty Images

Actress jailed over college admissions scandal

Actress Felicity Huffman was given two weeks jail time Friday for paying bribes to help her daughter gain admission to a prestigious American university, the first high-profile figure to be sentenced in a cheating scandal that rocked America.
Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H Macy, arrives in court in Boston. Joseph Prezioso-AFP-Getty Images

US actress jailed for bribing to boost daughter’s exam score

The actor Felicity Huffman was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 (N5.4 million)) to rig her daughter’s SAT scores in the college admissions scandal that ensnared dozens of wealthy and well-connected parents.
Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

Nigerian troops neutralise three terrorists in Borno

Troops have neutralised three Boko Haram terrorists during a clearance operation in Kirawa area of Borno State, the Army said on Thursday.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Sunday inaugurated Borno State Youth Empowerment Scheme (BOYES), to empower youths and end political thuggery in the state.

Porous border contributing to insurgency – Borno governor

Governor Zulum who briefed State House correspondents after the meeting attributed the continuous attacks on Borno communities by the insurgents to the porous nature of Nigeria borders.

Police bans street begging in Borno

The police in Borno have outlawed street begging in Maiduguri, the state capital. Aside, a mobile court was also established to prosecute violators.
The Gregory University Uturu, Okigwe, Abia, says the institution has awarded scholarship to two young lads who got the highest scores in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Gregory University awards scholarship to two highest scorers in 2019 UTME

The Gregory University Uturu, Okigwe, Abia, says the institution has awarded scholarship to two young lads who got the highest scores in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
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US investigates eight varsities implicated in admission scandal

The US Education Department has opened investigations into eight universities tied to a major admissions scam, Politico has reported, citing people close to the matter.

Chimamanda Adichie to speak at Yale’s 2019 Class Day

Acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie, 41, has been selected as the speaker in the during the Yale’s 2019 Class Day.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.

INEC chairman explains reasons for postponement of elections

The INEC Chairman, Professor Yakubu Mahmood has explained why the commission postponed the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday, February 16.

Ex-US President George HW Bush passes on at 94

George H.W. Bush was the definition of establishment success: Yale graduate. Prosperous business career. Forty-first president of the United States.
The Democrat Stacey Abrams has acknowledged that the Republican Brian Kemp will be declared the next governor of Georgia, bringing to a close the hard-fought and bitterly contested election.

Democrat Stacey Abrams quits race, vows to sue Georgia state

Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams has vowed to sue the US state of Georgia for "gross mismanagement" of the gubernatorial election after withdrawing from the race.

Stakeholders: APC’ll end like PDP in 2019

The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), arising from the conduct of its ward, council and state congresses, may eventually lead to a “disastrous” outing for the party in 2019, stakeholders of the party have predicted.

Congress: Commissioner emerges APC chairman in Sokoto

Alhaji Isa Sadiq-Achida, Sokoto State Commissioner for Information, has emerged as the new state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Sultan announces Thursday beginning of Ramadan fasting

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, has declared Thursday as the first day for the beginning of the Ramadan fasting in Nigeria.

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Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Ondo doctors withdraw services from infectious disease centre

The National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) in Ondo State has directed its members to withdraw their services from the state’s Infectious Disease Centre with immediate effect.

Lagos, Abuja, Kano airports ready for operations

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says that Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, are ready for recommencement of domestic flights.
Bad news for President Trump and his younger brother, Robert Trump, who has been trying to block an unflattering tell all book by the President's niece, Mary Trump, that Simon & Schuster is set to publish in July.

Donald Trump’s niece to release memoir on July 14

Donald Trump’s niece will release her unflattering book on the US president on July 14, her publisher announced Monday, after a judge lifted a temporary ban on publication.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Gernot Rohr: I have the team to qualify for 2022 AFCON, World Cup

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has predicted that 2022 will be tough for Nigeria’s senior national football team because of the loaded qualifiers his team would have to negotiate to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup.
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Edo guber: Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s confession shows he is unfit to be governor ― PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the confession by the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the September 19 Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is a vindication of the position of the APC former national chairman, that he is unfit to hold office as governor of the state.