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COVID-19: Nigeria’s recovery toll passes 9,000 as NCDC confirms 490 new infections

  With 382 persons discharged on Sunday, the number of persons who have recovered from COVID-19 across the country has now exceeded 9,000. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) also confirmed 490 new cases on Sunday night. According to the breakdown by NCDC, while Lagos recorded the highest number of new cases with 118 […]

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317 Nigerians stranded in UK arrive Abuja

  The Nigerian government has evacuated 317 more citizens stranded in the United Kingdom as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) announced the arrival of the returnees, including nine infants on Sunday via its Twitter handle. It explained that the Air Peace flight conveying the Nigerians touched down […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria’s recovery toll passes 9,000 as NCDC confirms 490 new infections

  With 382 persons discharged on Sunday, the number of persons who have recovered from COVID-19 across the country has now exceeded 9,000. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) also confirmed 490 new cases on Sunday night. According to the breakdown by NCDC, while Lagos recorded the highest number of new cases with 118 […]

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FA Cup: Sterling seals Man City semi-final spot

*Wins for Chelsea, Arsenal Holders Manchester City will face Arsenal in a strong FA Cup semi-final line-up after showing class and patience to beat Newcastle at an eerily quiet St James’ Park. Shorn of a fervent home support, Newcastle struggled in the first half against their opponents who are aiming to complete a cup treble […]

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JUST IN: Man United to play Chelsea in FA Cup semis

*Arsenal to meet winner of Newcastle/Man City clash Manchester United have been drawn to play Chelsea in the semi finals of the English FA Cup, while Arsenal will meet the winner of the Newcastle versus Manchester City quarterquarter-final tie. The draw for the games, which come up on July 18 and 19 at Wembley Stadium, […]

Business

Access Bank to reverse Feb-April stamp duty deductions

  Access Bank has offered to pay stamp duty charge for February to April on behalf of its customers. It also said deductions made between Saturday and Sunday would be reversed to customers. In a statement on Sunday, the bank said it recognised that it is a tough period for customers. The bank’s customers had […]

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Troops kill 12 bandits, arrest informants

  Troops on clearance operations have killed 12 suspected bandits and arrested many others in Katsina and Zamfara states. The troops reportedly neutralized six bandits while several others escaped with gunshots wounds while foiling attack by the hoodlums at Mara Zamfarawa village in Danmusa LGA of Katsina state on Friday. Similarly, on Saturday, troops on […]

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Report: US has intelligence that Russians offered Taliban bounty to kill Americans

  The U.S. has gathered intelligence that Russian intelligence officers have offered to pay bounties to Taliban fighters who kill Americans, three people briefed on the matter told NBC News. The intelligence has been shared with Congressional leaders and with the British government, the sources said. However, a senior defense official downplayed the intelligence reporting […]

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Ajimobi’s wife tackles Makinde, other govs

  Florence, widow of ex- Oyo Governor Abiola Ajimobi, has lashed out at Governor Seyi Makinde for how his government treated her husband in the last one month of his illness. The visibly angry widow denied ever contacting Makinde or anybody in government for any kind of support during the illness of her husband, which […]

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Outrage over Trump’s retweet of supporter shouting ‘white power’

  President Donald Trump promoted a video on Twitter Sunday morning showing a man in a golf cart with Trump campaign gear shouting “white power.” The video, which Trump said was from the Florida retirement community known as The Villages, featured a parade of golf carts, some with pro-Trump signs, driving past anti-Trump protesters who […]