Ebele Jonathan

PDP leaders meet ex-President Jonathan

The National Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by former Senate President Bukola Saraki is currently meeting with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. Details of the meeting are sketchy but newsmen gathered that it may not be unconnected to the party’s plan for the 2023 election. Alongside key PDP leaders, Saraki stormed President Jonathan’s…

Messi’s Two-Game Ban Appeal Dismissed

Barcelona and Argentine footballer, Lionel Messi, has reportedly lost his two-game ban appeal following his sending-off against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. According to Spanish Football Federation sources, the multi-award winning playmaker had lost his appeal and will miss out on Barcelona’s La Liga clash against Elche CF on Sunday. Messi, who saw red in the…

Nigerian-born Badejo Appointed Into Biden’s White House Counsel Team

President-elect of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has listed law practitioner – Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo in his presidential cabinet. According to an announcement made, the U.S President-elect had selected 20 additional members for the office of the White House counsel including Badejo. Prior to her appointment, the Berkeley Law College graduate had briefly…

Education Minister Reaffirms January 18 School Resumption Date

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has confirmed that the January 18, 2021 school resumption date will stand. According to a statement released on Thursday, by Bem Goong – the Ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, the Education Minister stated that the decision was reached following extensive consultations with state governors, commissioners of…

NECO Announces The Release Of Its 2020 Results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced the release of its Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results; for the 2020 calendar year. Registrar of the examination council, Godswill Obioma, spoke on the development at NECO headquarters in Minna, Niger state on Wednesday. According to him, 1,221,447 candidates had registered for the exam, with 1,102,041 passing…

PDP Felicitates With Obiozor After Victory In Ohanaeze Ndigbo Election

Newly elected President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo – the Igbo socio-cultural organization – Professor George Obiozor has been congratulated by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). In a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the Ex-National Ambassador to United States, Israel and Cyprus was lauded with accolades after his victory in Sunday’s election;…

President Buhari, Osinbajo and Other Leaders Will Receive COVID-19 Vaccine on Live TV – Shuaib

The Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, has announced that Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari will receive Covid-19 vaccine on live television, alongside other top and prominent Nigerian leaders including Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss…

FG Sanction Passport Holders, Travellers, Govt. Officials For Skipping COVID-19 Test Protocols

The Federal Government has sanctioned travellers, government officials and other passport holders; for failing to undergo compulsory COVID-19 tests after returning into the country. Dr Sani Aliyu – the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 – spoke extensively in a video released on Twitter; by the Ministry of Information and Culture on…

COVID 19: More NYSC Members Test Positive, PTF Speaks On Rising Rate Of Infections, Commences Sanctioning of Defaulting Passengers

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 has announced that 731 members of Batch B National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have tested positive for coronavirus. Mr Boss Mustapha– The Chairman of the PTF on Covid-19 – had informed the public during Tuesday’s briefing at Abuja. The Chairman who spoke extensively, explained that the PTF had…

Buhari Felicitates With Sagay As He Turns 80

The President – Muhammadu Buhari has extended his felicitations to one of Nigeria’s great icon, teacher, advocate, writer and top anti-corruption official – Professor Itsejuwa Sagay. In a statement released in Abuja by the Presidential spokesman – Femi Adeshina, the Grand Commander had sent his warm greetings to the celebrant, his family, friends and associates…

NCC Orders Network Providers To Block SIM Cards Registered Without NIN after Dec. 30

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has directed telecommunication companies to block SIM Cards not registered with National Identity Numbers (NIN) after December 30. In a meeting held on Monday, – the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Management of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the National Identity Management Commission…

Buhari Sacks Director-General Of NDE

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Mr Nasiru Argungu. In an announcement made on Tuessday by the spokesman of the President, Garba Shehu, the President had relieved Mr Argungu of his duties last week Friday while it took effect on Monday, the 7th of December. “President…

We Will Sanction DisCos Selling Prepaid Meters – FG

Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Ahmed Zakari has stated that the federal government are ready to sanction any official of electricity distribution companies (DisCos) caught selling prepaid meters to consumers. Zakari who spoke extensively in Wednesday’s stakeholders’ meeting explained that the prepaid meters are meant to be provided without added charges to consumers.…

APC Fix Date For NEC Meeting

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled the 8th of December for its emergency National Executive Committee meeting. This was presented in an announcement signed by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, on Sunday and in accordance to the statement released titled, ‘APC: Emergency NEC Meeting Holds 8th December’. The meeting…

Northern Senator Defects PDP To APC

Adamawa-North Senate representative, Elisha Abbo has defected the Peoples Democratic Party to join the All Progressives Congress after describing his actions to shift party as ‘leaving darkness for light.’ Senator Abbo whose defection was announced by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday was presented with the flag…

APC To Amaechi: Your Absence Is Unfounded

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has recently lashed out at the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi due to his absence from the South-South stakeholders’ meeting with the presidential delegation held on Tuesday at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt. According to reports, Amaechi had been at the Port Harcourt airport to…

Fashola order trailers to vacate Ogere

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Saturday instructed trailers parked at the Ogere axis of Lagos-Ibadan expressway to immediately vacate the area for construction currently going on. The Minister who was on inspection of the road from Lagos, sounded his opinion in a meeting with stakeholders at Ogere in Ogun State.…

Travellers to UAE must have COVID-19 result, accommodation – NIS

Travellers to UAE must have COVID-19 result, accommodation – NIS

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has announced that henceforth, travellers to the United Arab Emirates must possess confirmed return ticket, negative COVID-19 test result and valid health insurance covering the duration of stay. The Polymerase Chain Reaction test is expected to be taken within 96 hours before departure. The CGI, in…

COVID-19 threatens food security in Lagos, FCT, 2 other States — Experts

COVID-19 has grown beyond health crisis into global food pandemic –WFP

The World Food Programme on Monday said COVID-19 had grown beyond health crisis into global food pandemic of historical proportions. It noted that an estimated 200,000 persons would receive food and cash assistance in COVID-19 urban hotspots of Kano, Lagos and Abuja. The global non-governmental organisation commenced distribution of food items and cash assistance to…

Johnson defends COVID-19 strategy as UK infections soar

Johnson defends COVID-19 strategy as UK infections soar

BRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday defended his handling of the coronavirus pandemic despite weeks of rising infections, but warned that the country faced a “bumpy” winter ahead. Britain has Europe’s highest coronavirus death toll, at more than 42,400, and Johnson’s Conservative government is facing criticism from all sides. Opponents said tougher social restrictions are…

China vaccine

CHINA’S VACCINE SHOWS ‘NO SIDE EFFECTS’, SAYS RUSSIAN PHARMACEUTICAL FIRM

CHINA’S coronavirus candidate vaccine caused no side effects among recruits in Moscow as part of large-scale clinical trials. Russia approved Phase 3 trials of the Chinese vaccine developed by CanSino Biologics, a Chinese high-tech biopharmaceutical company, and a research team with the Academy of Military Sciences in August. “At the moment, the volunteers are doing…

BRITISH RESEARCHERS TO TEST COVID-19 VACCINE ON VOLUNTEERS DELIBERATELY INFECTED WITH VIRUS

British researchers are reportedly set to run clinical trials in which volunteers are deliberately infected with Covid-19 to test the effectiveness of potential vaccines. So-called “challenge trials” are expected to begin in January at a quarantine facility in London, according to the Financial Times, which cited people involved in the project. About 2,000 participants are said…

China

ONE CHINA POLICY: Chinese military flies 18 warplanes near Taiwan during US envoy’s visit

China’s military sent 18 planes including fighter jets over the Taiwan Strait in an unusually large show of force Friday as a U.S. envoy held a day of closed-door meetings on the self-governing island claimed by China. Under the Secretary of State Keith Krach, who handles the economic growth, energy and the environment portfolio, held…

UCH NURSES, PHARMACISTS, LAB SCIENTISTS, OTHER HEALTH WORKERS JOIN JOHESU NATIONWIDE STRIKE

Healthcare workers at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Monday, joined the nationwide strike called by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many essential places in the hospital, including the pharmacy, the medical records section and two of the main gates into the hospital were locked.…

Nigerian Money

Nigerian Money

Nigerian Money: The House says Akpabio is trying to distract Nigerians from the investigation into the financial activities of the NDDC. The House says Godswill Akpabio’s should go ahead and publicly publish a list of names of lawmakers who received contracts from the NDDC like he alleged [BBC] The House says Godswill Akpabio’s should go…

Eid Al Adha 2020

Eid Al Adha 2020

Eid Al Adha 2020 is around the corner, and the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) of UAE has announced a four-day holidays for the public in order to celebrate Eid Al Adha in the country According to the authority tweet on Twitter early this morning on 22nd of July, it’s said the Eid…

Martha Stewart slay Instagram

Martha Stewart slay Instagram

Martha Stewart slay Instagram.com as she is enjoying the summer heat. The 78-year-old star took to Instagram page on Tuesday to give her followers a glance her pool fun. She is wearing a swimsuit and makeup, the media personality snapped a selfie while enjoying a swim in her 30-year-old pool. “My pool in East Hampton…

Android-based operating system

Android-based operating system

Google and Jio and coming together to launch a new Android-based operating system which will be used to build affordable smartphones. Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani announced that the new operating system is aimed at developing new smartphones that will be accessible to massive Indian population that still uses 2G. The chairman claimed the Jio…

Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine

Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine

Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine Group said the vaccine project is already in the final stage. Positive news on initial trials of the University of Oxford’s potential COVID-19 vaccine that has been licensed to AstraZeneca could be announced as soon as Thursday, ITV’s political editor Robert Peston said. Phase III trials of the Covid-19 vaccine candidate, involving…

Coronavirus Vaccine by India may be launched by August

Coronavirus Vaccine by India may be launched by August

The first made-in-India coronavirus vaccine may be launched by August 15, with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) fast-tracking efforts to develop “Covaxin” in partnership with Bharat Biotech International Limited. A dozen institutes have been selected for clinical trials of the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine (BBV152 COVID vaccine), the government’s top medical research body has…

Dubai new quarantine guidelines

Dubai new quarantine guidelines

Dubai Tourism outlines criteria for home and hotel quarantine, besides other requirements Dubai Tourism has released a new set of guidelines on hotel and home quarantine for residents returning to Dubai. On Thursday, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced a massive initiative to facilitate the return of 200,000 residents from different countries to…

Arewa youths react as Atiku’s son declaration

Arewa youths react as Atiku’s son declaration

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, has reacted to reports that Atiku Abubakar, former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, will be running for the same office in 2023. One of Atiku’s sons, Abubakar Adamu had explained that the former Vice President would contest for the presidency again in 2023 because “he has been an astute, strategic,…

Technological development in China

Technological development in the times of COVID-19 in China.

Technological: Tele-medicine powered by 5G, AI-driven temperature measurement, freight transport with automatic guided vehicles and other such innovative measures are widely used to contain the spread of COVID-19 in China. “New technologies, from 5G and big data to cloud computing and artificial intelligence, are powerful tools to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges, including the…

Filipino volunteer

Filipino volunteer dies of coronavirus in Dubai

Filipino Volunteer was featured in Gulf News just last month helping in distribution of free meals. A Filipino volunteer who helped in the distribution of free meals has passed away in Dubai due to complications from coronavirus, his nephew and the Philippines Consul General have confirmed. Melchor Corpuz Mandac, 48, originally from Jones, Isabela, in…