Tanzania buys Tanzanite gemstones from tribesman for $3.34m

  A 51-year-old Tanzanian Maasai tribesman has discovered two large Tanzanite gemstones with a total weight of about 14 kilograms, authorities said on Wednesday. Doto Biteko, the Minister of Minerals, collected the gemstones from the small-scale miner and handed him a cheque of 7.74 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 3.34 million U.S. dollars) on behalf of […]

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Presidency: Buhari will attend Giadom’s APC NEC meeting

  Victor Giadom appears to have won his battle to lay claim to be recognised as the authentic Acting Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) after it emerged that President, Muhammadu Buhari has thrown his weight behind him. The President has also expressed his readiness to attend the virtual meeting of the party’s […]


Avoid embracing, slapping hands’ – La Liga plans for return of fans

  Spanish football is making plans for supporters to return to stadiums but they should not celebrate just yet. In fact, fans will be discouraged from celebrating at all. A 16-page draft protocol put together by La Liga, and seen by the Guardian, will enforce physical distancing in the stands, staggered arrival times and registration […]


Edo guber: Shaibu seeks unity in PDP

Temitope Ogunbanke   Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has assured members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he is available to respond to issues as they arise and provide relevant intervention that will help in moving the state to the next level of peace and security, human capital development as well […]

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COVID-19: We’re moving towards peak in Bayelsa – Dr Apoku

Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa   The Bayelsa state Chairman of the COVID-19 Task Force, Dr Inodu Apoku on Wednesday warned that the number of coronavirus cases will increase in the next few weeks disclosing that a lot of people are going to get infected. Insisting that the state was moving towards the peak of the infection, […]


Edo guber: Court delays hearing on Obaseki to allow PDP reach peace deal

  A federal high court in Port Harcourt has delayed hearing of the case against Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state. On Monday, the court granted two orders — one to stop Obaseki from contesting in the PDP primary election, and the other to serve him by substituted means. The PDP primary election is less […]


People killed as major quake shakes southern Mexico

  A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck southern Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday, killing at least six people and seriously injuring others in isolated villages, while causing damage to buildings hundreds of miles away in Mexico City. The fatalities were near the quake’s center in Oaxaca, a mountainous state known for its coffee, mescal […]


APC crisis: Eta, Factional Chairman, alleges threat to life

  Johnchuks Onuanyim, Abuja The Factional Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hilliard Eta has alleged threat to his life. Eta, who is holding brief for the former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who is the APC National Deputy Chairman South, also alleged that his led National Working Committee (NWC) […]


Nwajiiuba: I never described COVID-19 a sham

  Minister of State for Education and member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Emeka Nwajiuba, has said he never described the COVID-19 pandemic as “a sham”. Reacting to one of the reports published in a national newspaper, Hon. Nwajiuba said it would be out of place for him to describe COVID-19 as […]

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Labour leader, Ayodele Akele, is dead

  Ayodele Akele, a former Lagos Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), is dead. Akele was National Conscience Party (NCP) General Secretary. He passed away in America on Tuesday. It was learnt that Akele suffered a stroke and was flown abroad for treatment. NCP Chairman in Lagos, Fatai Ibu-Owo, told the News Agency of […]