Over 1,700 new COVID-19 infections in 72 hours but total recoveries exceed 7,000

  In three days, more than 1,700 new samples tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria with 675 new cases confirmed on Monday. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the new cases on Monday night. Monday’s figure is a sharp increase from the previous 24 hours when the country recorded less than 500 new […]

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NCDC announces 675 new COVID-19 cases

  The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria rose by 675 on Monday, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). According to the NCDC 21 states of the federation had various numbers of confirmed cases with Lagos topping with 288. Oyo State, which is set to open schools next week, is second […]


EPL: Burnley ‘strongly condemns’ banner flown above Etihad Stadium during Man City game

    Burnley says it “strongly condemns” those behind a banner reading ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ that was towed by an aircraft over Etihad Stadium during Monday’s match against Manchester City. The aircraft circled over the stadium just after kick-off in City’s 5-0 win, reports the BBC. Burnley and City players and staff had taken a […]


S’Arabia to severly limit Haj attendance over Covid-19 fears

  Saudi Arabia said on Monday it will bar arrivals from abroad to attend the haj this year due to the coronavirus, allowing only a limited number of Saudi citizens and residents to make the pilgrimage with social distancing measures enforced. The announcement means this will be the first year in modern times that Muslims from around the world […]


JUST IN: Ezekwesili loses mum to cancer

    A former presidential candidate and Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has lost her mother, Cecilia Nwayiaka Ujubuonu. The information was contained in an official press statement by her Media Office on Monday. The statement, signed by Ezekwesili’s Spokesperson and Publicist, Ozioma Ubabukoh, staid Mama Ujubuonu died in the late hours of Sunday. […]

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JUST IN: ECOWAS endorses Okonjo-Iweala for WTO job  

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has endorsed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). This is contained in a document signed by Mahamadou Issoufou, ECOWAS president, and seen by online newspaper, TheCable on Friday. On June 4, President Muhammadu  Buhari approved the nomination of Okonjo-Iweala, former coordinating […]

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Buhari, APC govs meet over party crisis

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with some governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The meeting held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The governors were led to the villa by the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum and Katina State Governor, […]

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Ize-Iyamu wins Edo APC primary

  One of the governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has emerged winner of the party’s direct primary conducted on Monday. Chairman of the Edo State APC Primary Election Committee, Governor Hope Uzodinma, declared Ize-Iyamu winner of the election after collating the results turned in by the […]

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Protest rocks APC Abuja Secretariat as group calls for dissolution of NWC

*Giadom writes INEC not to recognise primaries in Edo *Eta swears in Boms as Giadom’s replacement Johnchuks Onuanyim, with agency reports Protesters under the platform of Concerned All Progressives Congress Members on Monday demonstrated at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja, calling for the dissolution of the present National Working Committee of the […]

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Early morning fire razes Benin’s Oba Market

  The popular Oba Market in Benin City, the Edo State capital, has been razed. The fire, which burnt almost all the massive market, according to witnesses, started around 12:05 a.m. Monday and raged till 6 a.m., before it was put out by a team of fire fighters. It was learnt that there was no […]

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