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COVID-19: 13 Imo lawmakers test positive

49 health workers infected in Enugu No fewer than 13 lawmakers of the Imo State House of Assembly have tested positive for COVID-19. This is the result from samples taken from 26 lawmakers by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) last week. This is also as about 49 health workers have contracted the virus […]

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Power market’s debt to NDPHC hits N190bn

The total debt profile of Nigeria’s electricity market to the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has hit N190 billion. Managing Director of the NDPHC, Chiedu Ugbo, who said this yesterday during a presentation at the Senate hearing on power, declared that the N190 billion debt had become one of the challenges hampering growth of […]

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Wike: PDP NWC members are tax collectors

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has described some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) as tax collectors who don’t have respect for people. Wike, who spoke to newsmen yesterday in Port Harcourt, noted that rather than NWC carrying everybody along in Edo State, they resorted to using the media […]

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Buhari: ECOWAS common currency in serious jeopardy

…says regional bloc at a crossroads President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned that the ambition for Eco regional currency could be in ‘serious jeopardy’ unless member states complied with agreed processes of reaching the collective goal. In a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President also expressed concern over the […]

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GOVERNORSHIP POLL: Gov sacks deputy’s aides as Assembly plots impeachment

Dep Gov: My principal bribing lawmakers with N10m each Akeredolu: I don’t believe in inducement The feud between Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), and his estranged deputy, Agboola Ajayi, took a new dimension yesterday with the alleged plan to impeach the latter. This came as Governor Akeredolu sacked all the aides attached to the […]

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Nigeria edges closer to securing $3bn World Bank facility

Nigeria is close to securing a total of $3 billion as loan from the World Bank, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has said. The Minister, who disclosed this during a Citi Bank Investor update call with the Nigerian government yesterday, stated that negotiations with the World Bank “is on […]

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FG frets as COVID-19 hits offshore, remote oil facilities

DPR warns IOCs over safety protocol violation Shell evacuates close contacts from offshore facility The Federal Government, yesterday, expressed fear as COVID-19 has continued to rock offshore and remote oil facilities in the Niger Delta. Many offshore workers have, according to government, sadly tested positive for COVID-19 “in some offshore and remote locations, many of […]

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Coffee consumption may lower irregular heartbeat risk

Researchers in the United States (US) said regular coffee consumption was associated with a significantly lower risk for arrhythmias. This is the findings of a new study presented recently as part of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) online meeting: ‘HRS 2020 Science’. Arrhythmia means an irregular heartbeat whether irregular, too fast or too slow and […]

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Orji’s visit to Kalu: Truce that’ll rewrite Abia political narrative

Igbeaku Orji writes on the recent visit by a former governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji and his son, Chinedum, to the Senate Chief Whip, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu Among the goodwill visits to a former governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, since he left the […]

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Obaseki: PDP petitions CJN against Justice Obile

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent a highly worded petition to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed, against Justice Emmanuel Adema Obile of Federal High Court, Port Harcourt Division. Justice Obile is the judge handling the petition seeking to stop Governor Godwin Obaseki from contesting the June 25 PDP governorship primaries […]