NCDC Confirms 184 New Cases of COVID-19 Wednesday

By Simon Akwu Abuja – Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),on Wednesday said it has recorded 184 new cases of COVID-19. According to the Centre, the total tally of infected people in the country rose to 4,971 from 4,787 reported on Tuesday evening. The NCDC which disclosed this in a tweet said the new cases were reported in 22 states. These are Lagos, Jigawa, Bauchi Katsina, Kano, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Rivers, Kwara, Delta, Kaduna, …

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Exposed! How French Bulldog Bred to Fight Mauled Woman to Death – Coroner

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS French bulldog that had been bred to fight fatally mauled a suburban Chicago woman who recently adopted it, Coroner said. It was gathered that the tragedy happened over the weekend. A friend found Lisa Urso unresponsive on the patio behind her Ingleside, Illinois, home on Saturday evening. Investigators determined she had been attacked by the French bulldog. Toxicology results are pending. Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said Urso, 52, had recently …

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How Police Arrested Nine Suspected IPOB Members, Recover 13 Stolen Police Rifles

By Our Reporter Abuja – Nine suspected members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been arrested by the Delta state and 13 police service rifles recovered from them. Parading the suspects in Asaba, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Hafiz Inuwa, alleged that the men who were arrested in April, were behind the numerous deadly attacks on policemen in Asaba and environs. Inuwa said that the command’s sustained investigation of the attacks …

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Second Niger Bridge, Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Expressway, and Lagos-Ibadan Highway to Be Funded With $311m Abacha Loot – Presidency

By Our Reporter Abuja – The Presidency has said that only the second Niger bridg*le, Abuja-Kaduna-Kano expressway, and Lagos-Ibadan expressway will benefit from the repatriated $311m Abacha loot. The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who made the clarification in a statement, said the recently repatriated loot will go towards only three of the Federal Government’s five priority projects. He said the Mambilla power and East-West road projects were not …

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Chief of Staff: Northern Group Commends Gambari’s Appointment

By Our Reporter Kaduna –   Group under the auspices of Joint Action Committee of Northern Youth Association (JACOM), on Wednesday, commended President Buhari for appointing Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as his Chief of Staff.  Convener of JACOM, Mr Murtala Abubakar stated this in a statement on Wednesday in Kaduna. “The appointment of Prof. Ibrahim Agbola Gambari as the new Chief of Staff  (CoS) to the President was received with delight by our dynamic group, the Joint …

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Gombe Governor Hails Gambari on his Appointment as Buhari’s Chief of Staff

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja – Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has hailed Professor Ibrahim Agbola Gambari on his appointment as the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement, signed by the governor’s spokesperson, Ismaila Uba Misilli on Wednesday, Governor Yahaya described the appointment as a well-deserved one and based on merit given Professor Gambari’s enviable pedigree in diplomacy, administration and academics. “I wish to applaud President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing …

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Governor Inuwa Mourns Deputy General Manager, GMC, Elisha Ingila

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja – Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has received with sadness the news of the demise of Mr. Elisha Ingila Amajila, who until his death today was the Deputy General Manager (TV), Gombe state Media Corporation, GMC. In a condolence message, the Governor described the deceased as a dedicated and versatile journalist who gave his very best in the various capacities he served during his remarkable broadcasting service in both …

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COVID-19: Rivers Records 16 New Cases

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja – Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike on Wednesday said that the state has recorded 16 new cases of COVID-19. Wike also declared the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas would resume from 8pm on 17th May until further notice. The governor in a state broadcast said the total lockdown would no longer resume on Thursday because the State Security Council took into consideration the suffering of the …

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Saraki Hails Gambari, Says His Pedigree Will Help Him Do Well On the Job

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja – Two term governor of Kwara state and former senate president, Bukola Saraki has hailed the new Chief of Staff to President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari saying his pedigree will help him to do well on the job. In a statement Wednesday, Saraki, a former governor of Kwara State where Gambari hails from, described the new chief of staff as a decent man, cerebral academic and disciplined diplomat. “I congratulate Prof. Ibrahim …

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My Guiding Principle as Chief of Staff to Buhari – Gambari

By Our Reporter Abuja – Professor Ibrahim Gambari has said that his guiding principle as Chief of Staff would be “to serve the President to the best of his ability”. The new Chief of Staff to the President, also said his primary allegiance would be to President Muhammadu Buhari and not the public. Gambari stated this on Wednesday when he spoke briefly to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa. He started out by thanking …

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Meet Prof Gambari, The Now Chief of Staff to President Buhari

By Our Reporter Abuja – Prof. Gambari, the now Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari was born in Ilorin Emirate of Kwara State, Nigeria, on November 24, 1944. Prof. Gambari attended Kings College, Lagos, as well as the London School of Economics where he obtained a B.Sc. (Economics) degree in Political Science with a specialty in International Relations, Professor Gambari received M.A. and Ph.D. in 1970 and 1974 respectively both in Political Science/International Relations …

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Gambari Now New Chief of Staff to President Buhari

By Our Reporter Abuja – Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari has been announced as the new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, made the announcement on Wednesday during the Federal Executive Council (FEC), which held virtually, with just a few of council members physically in attendance. Those physically present at the Council meeting were the Ministers of Finance, Budget and National Planning; Transportation; …

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94th Birthday: Fayemi Hails Fasoranti, Reveals How His Virtues Shaped His Life

By Simon Akwu Ekiti – Governor of Ekiti state Kayode Fayemi has hailed Pa Reuben Fasoranti on the occasion of his 94th birthday, saying virtues he learnt as a pupil from the Afenifere leader, shaped his life. Fayemi who disclosed this in a congratulatory letter to Pa Fasoranti on his 94th birthday, said the life of the Afenifere leader was an inspiration to him and other pupils of Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti, where the elder statesman …

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Revealed! How Fleeing Policemen Crushed Man to Death in Imo

By Our Reporter Owerri – Policemen said to be hurriedly getting away from the scene of a breached pipeline crushed a 27-year-old man to death. The vehicle were conveying two policemen in Eziorsu community in Oguta council of Imo State. The policemen were said to be hurriedly getting away from the scene of a breached pipeline when their vehicle ran over the deceased identified as Chinedu Nwedu. The incident happened last weekend. The two men, led …

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Seizure of Dispatch Motorcycles: We’re Enforcing Aspect of 2012 Traffic Law – Lagos Govt

By Our Reporter Ikeja – Lagos state government (LASG) has explained that the on-going regulation of operational activities of Courier/Logistics companies is not a new Law but enforcement of certain aspects of the year 2012 Lagos State Traffic Law and other regulations as contained in the Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018. The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, made the clarification on Tuesday in Alausa, in reaction to concerns raised on social media that the …

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Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks Confirmation of 42 Diplomats

Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has written senate seeking the confirmation of the Senate for appointment of 42 nominees as career ambassadors to Nigerian foreign missions. The President’s request is contained in a letter addressed to Senate President Ahmad Lawan and read at plenary on Tuesday. The nominees, according to the letter, are C. O. Nwachukwu (Abia); A. Kefas (Adamawa); R. U. Brown (Akwa Ibom);  G. A. Odudigbo (Anambra); O. C. Onowu (Anambra); Y. S. …

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