Benue lifts ban on religious gatherings

*Schools know fate in two weeks The Benue State government Thursday lifted its ban on religious gathering aimed at curtailing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. Governor Samuel Ortom had on March 8 placed a ban on churches and mosques as part of measures to contain the spread of pandemic. The governor stated this while briefing newsmen shortly after a joint meeting of the state’s Executive Council and the State Action Committee on COVID-19 to review its activites since the partial lockdown. He directed both churches and mosques…

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2023: Kashamu working for APC to destabilize PDP, says Osoba

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A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Niyi Osoba, has accused a former senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, of secretly working for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to destabilize the opposition party ahead of 2023. Osoba, who said Kashamu’s romance with the APC National Leader and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State was worrisome, warned the PDP national leadership against involving him (Kashamu) in moves to reposition the party for victory in next general elections. He said this Thursday in…

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Observe Eid-el-Fitr prayers at home, Council of Ulama urges Kwara Muslims

The Council of Ulama in Ilorin Emirate, Kwara State, has urged Muslims to observe Eid- el- Fitr prayers at their various homes. The Counci in a statement signed by its Vice Chairman Sheikh Abdullahi AbdulHamid, who is also the Imam Imale of Ilorin, said the directive became imperative because of the need to observe COVID-19 safety protocols by the Muslim faithful during the Eid-el- Fitr prayers. The Council has therefore admonished Muslims across the 16 local government areas of the state to make the sacrifice so as to forestall possible…

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Ese’s abductor, Dahiru, sentenced to 26 years imprisonment.

The Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa on Thursday sentenced Yinusa Dahiru to 26 years imprisonment over the abduction, rape and impregnating of Ese Oruru. Ese was 13 years old when the incident happened in 2015. They were both staying at Opolo in Yenagoa before the incidence. Ese Oriru was taken away to Kano by Yunusa Dahiru but was later rescued in the palace of the Emir of Kano. The presiding Judge, Justice Jane Inyang acquitted Dahiru on the 1st count 1, but gave him five years on the 2nd…

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40 AKTH doctors, health workers discharged from isolation

The Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano has discharged 40 out of 50 doctors and health workers that were infected by Covid-19. The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Professor Abdurrahman Abba Sheshe announced this while receiving donation of some hospital consumables and food items from Orange Drugs Limited, one of the suppliers of drugs to the hospital on Wednesday. Professor Sheshe said: “It is really a thing of joy to share with you that the review of the test of those workers who were infected by Covid-19 some weeks ago…

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Plateau: Police to deploy 2,089 personnel, ban tricycles for weekend

Plateau State Police Command has said it would deploy over 2,089 personnel to checkmate criminal elements during the Sallah festivities. The Spokesman for the command, ASP Obah Ogaba,  disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Jos. He said the command has drawn out elaborate security strategies to ensure peaceful and hitch free celebrations throughout the state. “Members of the public are enjoined to be security conscious, give useful and timely information to the Police and other security agencies in order to curtail the pre-Sallah illegal activities of Sara-Suka and…

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NDLEA denies trending viral video of drugs, arms’ seizure in Edo

Operatives of the Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Thursday described as unfounded the claim of large supplies of arms, ammunition, and cannabis seized by youths in Benin, the state capital. It will be recalled that youths in the Muslim-dominated community of Aduwawa in Benin were seen on Wednesday alongside officials of the NDLEA in a video trending in the social media offloading large amount of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and large number of arms in hundreds of cartons laden in 24-foot truck…

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NMA reverses sit-at-home order to members in Lagos

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Lagos State, has reversed the indefinite sit-at-home directive to its members, telling them to resume work from 6 p.m today. The Association gave the directive in a joint statement on Thursday in Lagos, by its Chairman and Secretary, Dr Saliu Oseni and Dr Ramon Moronkola, respectively. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the association on May 20 directed all doctors in the state to immediately proceed on an indefinite sit-at-home strike starting from 6.00p.m of the same day. The NMA leaders said their…

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JUST IN: Multiple accident leaves one dead near Otedola Bridge

  A multiple accident in the early hours of Thursday near the Otedola Bridge, Lagos has claimed one life. Although the reports are still sketchy, New Telegraph learnt that the incident, which happened on the side of the highway leaving Lagos, involved a number of vehicles including a bus and two articulated trucks. The lone casualty is said to be a woman, while a number of other people sustained various degree of injuries. More details later…

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Premier League to resume June 20, Arsenal star reveals

  Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos has claimed that the Premier League will officially return on June 20. England’s top flight has been halted since March 9 and all 20 clubs have been involved in extensive negotiations to discuss how the season can be completed safely. Germany’s Bundesliga was the first major league in Europe to return last weekend, while Spain’s La Liga is targeting June 12 for its comeback, reports metro.co.uk. And Ceballos has revealed that Arsenal, who were due to play away to Manchester City on March 11 before…

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