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#EndSARS protest: We will compensate families of slain policemen – Governor Makinde
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#EndSARS protest: We will compensate families of slain policemen – Governor Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday November 2, announced that the Oyo state government will be compensating families of Policemen who lost their lives during the peaceful #EndSARS protests which was hijacked by hoodlums.   The Oyo state Governor said this while speaking at the Oyo State Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, Eleyele, Ibadan.   Makinde who disclosed that N500 million fund has already been set aside to compensate victims of police brutality and injustice, commiserated with officers and men of the Police Command over the loss of their officers as well as the destruction of a number of structures and equipment.   The Governor stated that government will continue to work together with the force to make Oyo State safe and secure for residents, an...
Ikpeazu Begs Hoodlums To Return Looted Equipment In Abia State
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Ikpeazu Begs Hoodlums To Return Looted Equipment In Abia State

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has pleaded with hoodlums to return items looted at Abia State Dental Center, Aba, and Primary Health Authority office in Aba South LGA. In a statement made available on Friday by the Commissioner of Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, said the equipment include, vaccines, X-ray machines, sterilizers, air conditioners, fans and other equipment as well as disposables and consumables items. The statement added that those who looted the items to return them within seven days to the relevant offices or call the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health Matters, Mr Joe Chinwendu on 0803 764 9306 with information on the location of the items. The Statement Reads, "Abia State Government has noted with dismay the destruction and looting of Abia...
UK Facilitated Training, Supplied Equipment To SARS – British Minister, James Duddridge
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UK Facilitated Training, Supplied Equipment To SARS – British Minister, James Duddridge

The British Government has said it trained and equipped operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force between 2016 and March 2020. UK Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, made this known in a letter to a member of the British Parliament, Kate Osamor. The lawmaker had earlier written the UK government over financial and training supports extended to ex-SARS officers. Osamor, who represents Edmonton, and who is the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria, had stated that ex-SARS operatives were involved in no fewer than 82 cases of torture, ill-treatment and extra-judicial killings since January 2017. Responding to Osamor’s letter, Duddridge in a letter on Thursday sighted by The PUNCH, said the British Government, through i...
Netflix Gives Ikorodu Bois Movie Making Equipment
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Netflix Gives Ikorodu Bois Movie Making Equipment

Nigerian Internet sensation the Ikorodu Bois have been given movie making equipment by Netflix. The Ikorodu Bois had recreated the trailer for Netflix's movie Extraction and this had elicited reactions from Chris Hemsworth and Netflix. The Ikorodu Bois reacted to their presents from Netflix in the video below. ikorodu bois @IkoroduB Guyssss!! @NetflixFilm sent us this presents omg! thank you guys @NetflixFilm https://youtu.be/gFtvxvMgebc
Comedian Seyi Law calls out Governor Akeredolu, After his aunt died due to lack of equipment at an Ondo hospital
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Comedian Seyi Law calls out Governor Akeredolu, After his aunt died due to lack of equipment at an Ondo hospital

Comedian Seyi Law has called out Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state as he narrated how his aunt recently died due to “lack of basic equipment” at a hospital in the state. Seyi Law who tried to fight back tears as he shared his grief, said his aunt who fractured her leg in an accident, died at Igbokoda general hospital in Ilaje local government area of the state. He appealed to the Governor to bring in the necessary facilities to help protect the lives of citizens in the area. Seyi Law said in the post; “Your excellency, this is not a fight with you, it’s just stating the truth. This morning, my mum’s younger sister had an accident and they didn’t have the right equipment to take care of her at Igbokoda general hospital. “And in just a few minutes she has been pronou...
Worst of COVID-19 in Italy Over – Pope Francis
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Worst of COVID-19 in Italy Over – Pope Francis

The leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has declared that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis is over. The pontiff said this while addressing the Catholic congregation for the first time at Saint Peter’s Square, Rome, since the ban on religious congregation due to COVID-19 in the country. The Vatican had yesterday said there were no more cases of COVID-19 within its population. “Your presence in the square is a sign that in Italy the acute phase of the epidemic is over,” Francis told those assembled for his weekly Angelus prayer. “But be careful… do not celebrate victory too soon,” he added. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni in a statement yesterday night said that the last person found to have been infected with the virus in re...
Voters Without Face Masks will not be Allowed to Vote in Edo and Ondo Elections-INEC
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Voters Without Face Masks will not be Allowed to Vote in Edo and Ondo Elections-INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will be used for future elections in the country beginning from 2021, however, the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states will run on the existing order. INEC disclosed this in a document released on Monday in Abuja, which was tagged, "Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic", and signed by its Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu. The electoral umpire decried the rising cost of elections in the country, saying it would be liaising with the National Assembly to see how political parties can nominate replacements for dead representatives in line with a Supreme Court judgment that votes belong to the parties and not individuals. The commission sa...
Captured Boko Haram Insurgents are Quarantined and Given Face Masks – Defence Headquarters
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Captured Boko Haram Insurgents are Quarantined and Given Face Masks – Defence Headquarters

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has shared some of the measures it has instituted to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the fight against terrorism. Speaking at a media briefing in Abuja, Coordinator of defence media operations, John Enenche said captured Boko Haram members are provided with face masks and also quarantined to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Eneche said;   “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way everything will be done. “We have ordered for PPE for troops at the frontlines. “The moment they (Boko Haram members) are captured, they are quarantined and given face masks while observing social distancing too. “Captured or surrendered enemies are treated in line with the Geneva Convention. COVID-19 has changed the way things are done at the front...
51 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Jigawa
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51 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Jigawa

51 new cases of Coronavirus has been recorded in Jigawa state as confirmed by the state's Commissioner of Health, Dr Abba Zakari. Dr Abba Zakari told Channels Television that the new cases brings the total number of confirmed cases in Jigawa to 169. He said among the new cases are 31 almajiris who were sent from Kano state. The almajiris account for 56 percent of the total log of cases recorded in the state. Zakari further revealed that the state will soon commence Coronavirus testing, as they've procured the equipment and have decided to use the Dutse General hospital’s laboratory for that purpose.
Nobody has Died From Coronavirus in Yobe – Governor Buni
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Nobody has Died From Coronavirus in Yobe – Governor Buni

Governor Mai Mala Buni has urged Nigerians to disregard reports of COVID-19 related deaths in Yobe state, as such incident has not been recorded. The Yobe State Governor said in a statement released on Thursday by his Director General, Press and Media Affairs Malam Mamman Mohammed, that the state recorded its first case of Coronavirus on April. He further revealed that his government has established three isolation centres equipped with ventilators and all necessary equipment. The statement reads; “Our attention has been drawn to an online report alleging COVID-19 related deaths in Yobe State. “The report also claimed that His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni, was in Abuja while his people were dying. “We had expected the publishers to crosscheck their facts and ref...
I Infected Four Persons with COVID-19 – Governor Nasir El-Rufai reveals
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I Infected Four Persons with COVID-19 – Governor Nasir El-Rufai reveals

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, says he was the index COVID-19 case who infected four other persons in the state. The governor on March 27 announced he had tested positive for the novel virus but recovered and tested negative for the virus on April 22. Speaking on The Platform, an annual event of the Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos on Saturday May 2, Governor El-Rufai said the state government took steps to get personal protective equipment for health workers. “Each and every case of COVID-19 we’ve had in the state was imported. I was the index case, fortunately, I would say, because it served to scare everyone in the state to come to the reality that COVID-19 is real; it’s not a joke. I got it in Abuja and I infected four other people. Happily, all of us are ok...
COVID-19: How Chinese businesses are rallying round ‘a great host’
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COVID-19: How Chinese businesses are rallying round ‘a great host’

• China Chamber of Commerce In Nigeria Willing, Ready To Look Into Any Malpractice By Members • Sino-Nigeria Partnership Mutually Beneficial – Cui • It’s Our Responsibility to Give Back To A ‘Great Host’ – Jun “A good and capable guest can come to the aid of its host in time of needs,” so says an African proverb.  It is perhaps in the light of this that Chinese businesses in Nigeria have been pulling their widow’s mite together to join forces with Nigeria, a country that has become their second home to wage war against Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Since the lethal virus, which is ravaging the world arrived in the country’s shores on February 27, 2020, governments at various levels have been mobilising resources to fight the scourge. These governments are not waging th...
COVID-19: UBTH equips Isolation Centre
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COVID-19: UBTH equips Isolation Centre

The Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) have equipped a 10-bedded Isolation Centre ahead of the first COVID-19 case to be admitted. Prof Darlington Obaseki, Chief Medical Director of UBTH disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Benin. “The Isolation Centre is functioning actively and striving for expanded services in the event of more cases of COVID-19 requiring admission. “UBTH in anticipation of COVID-19 patients, promptly repurposed, re-structured, equipped and activated a 10-bedded Isolation Centre ahead of the first case to be admitted. “The Centre operates with the full complement of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other personnel needed to provide care. “The Isolation Centre is supported by a dedicated 2-bedde...
FG Receives Delivery Of 50 Ventilators , Medical Equipment Donated By UN
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FG Receives Delivery Of 50 Ventilators , Medical Equipment Donated By UN

Federal Governments of Nigeria has received delivery of about 50 ventilators, and other medical equipment donated by the United Nations. The minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika who made this known in a press release issued on Tuesday by the Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu received the donations on behalf of the Federal government. He said “Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika has today taken delivery of various medical equipment donated by the United Nations Systems to the Federal government to aid its efforts at combating the coronavirus scourge in the country. “The Minister who took the delivery on behalf of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, expressed the appreciation of the Nigerian gov...
​West Ham midfielder Soucek makes donation in Czech Republic
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​West Ham midfielder Soucek makes donation in Czech Republic

West Ham United midfielder Tomas Soucek has donated to a charity in the Czech Republic amid the coronavirus outbreak. The 25-year-old, who came from Slavia Prague in the country in January, is the most renowned Czech player currently in the game. And it appears that he has joined with other Czech celebrities, such as former Chelsea keeper Petr Cech, in donating to Wave for Hope. The charity is attempting to raise funds so they can buy medical equipment for nurses, doctors and other frontline staff as they battle the surge of COVID-19 patients. Soucek, who is on loan at the Hammers, is not their only player to make a charitable donation recently. Mark Noble also donated to his local borough Basildon
Boko Haram: Nigerian Army takes delivery of armoured tanks from China
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Boko Haram: Nigerian Army takes delivery of armoured tanks from China

The Nigerian Army (NA) has taken delivery of high grade armoured tanks and artillery vehicles from China to boost its fight against Boko Haram. The military hardware, built to specification by China Ordnance Industries Group Corporation Limited (Norinco), were ordered by the Federal Government. The tanks and vehicles are equipped with latest technologies and have the ability to wage war from multiple fronts and cloudy or smoky weathers. Chief of Policy and Plans (CPPLANs), Lt.Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, while receiving the consignment, said Nigerians should expect more robust operations against Boko Haram and other forms of insecurity in the country. “The Federal Government is in making sure that the Nigerian Army is not only equipped, but ready to contain the problem of insecurity we...
NCDC receives ambulance, medical equipment, others from Living Faith Church
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NCDC receives ambulance, medical equipment, others from Living Faith Church

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC on Saturday confirmed that it has received medical equipment and ambulance donated by Living Faith Church to support the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria. Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church had on March 31 announced that the church will be donating medical equipment and relief materials to Lagos and Ogun States to aide the fight against coronavirus. The donation was made known in a statement issued by the Chairman of the Church’s Editorial Board, Prof Sheriff Folarin. Oyedepo emphasized that the church will join hands to support the government and Nigerians, saying that Living Faith Church as a faith-based organization with a global outreach wishes to register its support, in entirety, to the Nigerian government and glo...
UBA donates N5bn to fight COVID-19 across Africa
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UBA donates N5bn to fight COVID-19 across Africa

UNITED Bank for Africa Plc, UBA, weekend, announced a donation of over N5 billion, through the UBA Foundation, to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic in 20 African countries where it operates. The bank said in a statement that the donation will provide much needed support to Nigeria and 19 other African countries, by supplying relief materials, critical care facilities and financial support to governments. Under the UBA support programme, N1 billion will be allocated to Lagos State government; N500 million to the Federal Capital Territory, FCT; and N1 billion to the remaining 35 states in Nigeria. Also N1.5 billion will be disbursed to countries with UBA presence across Africa, N1 billion allocated for medical centres with equipment and supplies, as well as development of Free Tele...
Kylie Jenner Donates $1 million to help Fight Coronavirus
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Kylie Jenner Donates $1 million to help Fight Coronavirus

Kylie Jenner has donated $1 million to aid in the fight against COVID-19. The makeup mogul donated the money to her obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN), Dr. Thais Alaibadi, and it will be used to purchase personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals working on the front lines against COVID-19. In an Instagram post breaking the news of the reality star's donation, Alaibadi — who is an OB-GYN at Cedars Sinai Medical Center— wrote: "I am speechless, my eyes are filled with tears of joy and my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude. "I made a wish to the Universe to gather protective masks for our brave healthcare workers and today my dream came true." "From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU @kyliejenner. You are my hero. "This generous donation will help save ma...
McGregor gives one million euros for protective hospital equipment
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McGregor gives one million euros for protective hospital equipment

UFC star Conor McGregor has spent one million euros on protective equipment for hospital staff treating patients with the coronavirus in Ireland. McGregor sent a message to the Republic of Ireland’s Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and revealed the contents on his Twitter page. Donohoe had written to McGregor asking him to tell his 7.9 million Twitter followers to practise social distancing. “Today I am purchasing myself, one million euro worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to all the fighting hospitals in the Leinster region. Our most affected region, to this date,” McGregor said. “St James’s, Mater, Tallaght, Beaumont, Vincent’s (hospitals). Where we would be without these brave men and women, I do not know. May God bless over them and keep them safe!” ...
Four Mali Soldiers Killed in Suspected Jihadist Attack
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Four Mali Soldiers Killed in Suspected Jihadist Attack

Four Mali soldiers were killed and eight wounded Sunday in a suspected jihadist attack on an army camp in the far north of the country, the Malian military said. “The provisional toll is four dead, eight injured and several vehicles taken,” army colonel Boubacar Sanogoh, regional commander for the Timbuktu region, told AFP. The outpost in Bambara Maoude, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Timbuktu city, “was the object at about 0500 GMT of a terrorist attack,” the military had earlier tweeted alongside an initial toll of three dead and five wounded, plus “material damage”. Communications Minister Yaya Sangare confirmed a death toll of four and tweeted that, following “intervention by the Malian airforce, backed by (French-led force) Barkhane and (UN mission) MINUSMA, the...
I Didn’t Commit Fraud on American Soil, FBI Searched my Phones and Laptops Illegally – Obinwanne Okeke tells US Court
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I Didn’t Commit Fraud on American Soil, FBI Searched my Phones and Laptops Illegally – Obinwanne Okeke tells US Court

32-year-old CEO of Invictus Group and Forbes-rated young Nigerian billionaire, Obinwanne Okeke who is facing two counts of computer and wire fraud in the United States has filed a prelimnary objection to the charges. Obinwanne Okeke stated that the American authorities lacked jurisdiction to charge him for fraud as he did not commit the offence he is being accused of in America, neither was any American companies or individuals defrauded at the time of his indictment. The businessman's lawyers who asked for the case to be struck out as the arrest should have never happened, pointed out that prosecutors only stated in the indictment that he swindled Unatrac, a subsidiary of American equipment manufacturer 'Caterpillar' of $11 million. They also cited multiple previous authorities ...
Peak Milk Headlines Abuja 2020 World Para-powerlifting World Cup, Urges Nigerians to be Unstoppable
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Peak Milk Headlines Abuja 2020 World Para-powerlifting World Cup, Urges Nigerians to be Unstoppable

Peak Milk from the stables of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, will be lead sponsor for the Abuja 2020 World Para-powerlifting World Cup, a tournament scheduled to hold in Abuja between 5 -7 February, 2020 and hosted by Her Excellency Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, First Lady Federal Republic of Nigeria. This para-powerlifting World Cup, a competition for male and female athletes is the qualifying championship to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where the foremost dairy brand, Peak will back the Nigerian para-powerlifting team, “The Unstoppables” to victory. #BeUnstoppable, Peak Milk’s campaign for the competition is in line with the brand’s purpose which enjoins all Nigerians to reach for their Peak. Since 2016, Peak has committed to partnering these brave athletes to achieve even mor...
Explosion Rocks old Ekiti Government Secretariat
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Explosion Rocks old Ekiti Government Secretariat

There was pandemonium today in Ado Ekiti after a deafening explosion in the old secretariat of Ekiti State Government. Though no casualty was recorded, the explosion which occurred around 7.05am at the Explosion Ordinance Disposal Unit situated of the old governor’s office located at Oke Ori-Omi area of Ado Ekiti metropolis (which is now where the Ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs is located), reduced the EOD building into rubble and shattered windows and ceilings of the government offices compound. The adjoining offices that housed the office of the Nigerian Union of journalists, Correspondents’ chapel, Ekiti chapter was also badly affected. Ekiti State police Commissioner, Mr Asuquo Amba and officers of the anti bomb squad were spotted at the scene of the ...
Hypo Storms Agege Abattoir to Educate Public on Coronavirus
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Hypo Storms Agege Abattoir to Educate Public on Coronavirus

In a bid to further promote sustainable hygiene practices while increasing the knowledge of the masses as regards germs and diseases lurking around the environment, Hypo makers of the most affordable bleach in Nigeria organized a public sensitization program on the spread of coronavirus at the major Abattoir Market in Lagos State. During the public Sensitization programme at Agege Abattoir Market, The Hypo team urged the meat dealers, marketers as well as the entire public to ensure to always keep their spaces clean to ward off all germs which the ordinary eyes cannot accurately detect. Most importantly the meat dealers were urged not only to keep their equipment clean but also to take the extra pain to keep them effectively disinfected for the greater good of the society. Ably prese...
Fire Guts Bags of Indian Hemp in Ekiti NDLEA Office
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Fire Guts Bags of Indian Hemp in Ekiti NDLEA Office

Bags of Indian hemp loaded at the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, office were yesterday engulfed by fire at the headquarters of the agency in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital. The fire incident, which consumed many bags of the hemp in the agency, took the officers of the command by surprise for some hours. Residents of the area located along Akinsola Street, Olorunsogo Quarters, Off Iworokoro road, were the first set of people who assisted the command with water to put the fire under control before the Ekiti Fire Service got to the scene. As at 3.30 p. m, the truck of the fire service was still running in front of the agency, putting out the fire. Efforts by newsmen to find out the cause of the fire were rebuffed by the agency personnel as only the fire service men...
Woman Dies As Truck ‘Loses Control’ In Lagos
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Woman Dies As Truck ‘Loses Control’ In Lagos

One identified woman has been confirmed dead and two others rushed to the nearest trauma centre after a truck “lost control” at Ogudu, Lagos on Saturday, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA). The accident occurred at Ogudu “under-bridge” along the route towards Ojota. According to LASEMA, the truck, which was loaded with two containers and had an unknown registration number, lost control while driving at top speed. Situation Report on the Accident at Ogudu “under bridge” Inward Ojota, Lagos On arrival at the scene it was observed that there was a lone vehicle – a Mack truck loaded with two (2) x 20 ft containers. The aforementioned truck with an unknown registration number lost control — LRU #Call112 (@lasemasocial) February 1, 2020 “It subse...
24 Soldiers Killed in Attack on Army Camp
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24 Soldiers Killed in Attack on Army Camp

The death toll in Sunday’s attack on Sokolo Army camp in central Mali has risen to 24. The operation has been claimed by Al-Qaeda affiliate Nusrat al-Islam (JNIM), a group active in the Maghreb and West Africa regions. The attackers reportedly took the servicemen by surprise. Militants stormed the base on motorbikes then opened fire on the soldiers. Videos released by pro-jihadist outlets shows a cache of small arms, several pickup trucks and other equipment purportedly seized by the attackers. The Malian military have confirmed the loss of equipment but did not provide any detail on the scale of losses. The incident came two weeks after a major assault on an army base in Niger. That attack came less than a month after another attack on an...
Eight Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded in Boko Haram Ambush in Borno
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Eight Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded in Boko Haram Ambush in Borno

Eight soldiers have lost their lives after Boko Haram insurgents ambushed a military patrol team in Borno. Five soldiers were wounded and two still missing in action as of late Tuesday. The ambush on 156 Task Force Battalion occurred at about 1:00 p.m. in Mainok, about 60 kilometres west of Maiduguri. One of the soldiers killed has been identified as Lt Nura Yusuf Maiadua from Katsina State. According to a report by Premium Times, a Boko Haram fighter was killed while an assault rifle was recovered from the attackers. Soldiers have recovered the bodies of their fallen colleagues and moved the wounded to a medical facility for treatment. The report stated that two gun trucks and three anti-aircraft equipment could not be accounted for following the attack, although it was no...
Lagos State Emergency Service Adds Water Rescue Boats to its Emergency Response Fleet
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Lagos State Emergency Service Adds Water Rescue Boats to its Emergency Response Fleet

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) is poised for water rescues along the Lagos coastline with the launch of its Water Rescue Unit. The agency recently reviewed its emergency response procedures and has welcomed new additions to its fleet, water rescue speed boats. The additional rescue equipment will support the agency’s efforts in its quest to continuously improve on its ability to deliver expedient emergency response services to its residents. The boats are for future flood incidents and water rescues and were prioritized by the State government in the wake of recent water accidents and drownings. The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwaolu said the main goal is to keep the community safe and the acquisition of the essential water equipment would allow the St...
Nigeria Lines up Cyclists for African Championship in Egypt
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Nigeria Lines up Cyclists for African Championship in Egypt

Nigeria will participate in the CAC African Cycling Track Championship, which holds in Cairo, Egypt from January 16- 17. The President of the Nigeria Cycling Federation (NCF) Giandomenico Massari, announced that the team that has been in camp in Abuja since December last year will depart for Cairo on January 14. The delegation will be made up of 10 athletes (six males, four females), two coaches and one mechanic. The team will compete in eight events. They include sprint, individual pursuit, team pursuit, Kerin, Madison, Ominion, 500 meters for female and 1km for male, point race and scratch race. While fielding questions from reporters, Massari expressed optimism that the team will excel in Egypt by improving on their performance at the CAC African Championship in South Afri...
Angry Mob Sets Fire Station Ablaze after fire guts Popular Market in Oyo
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Angry Mob Sets Fire Station Ablaze after fire guts Popular Market in Oyo

An angry mob in the ancient town of Akesan in Oyo State attacked a fire station in protest after the popular Akesan market went up in flames in the early hours of Sunday. Akesan market is famous for sale of wide range of food items, local artifacts, clothing materials, household utensils and more. Goods and valuables worth millions of Naira were said to have been destroyed in the fire. Eyewitnesses said that the inferno started around 12:30am. Although the immediate cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed, some people, however, attributed the incident to electric spark. Traders were seen wailing and weeping profusely as all efforts to quench the fire did not yield positive response, it was learnt that the firefighters from Oyo could not move ...
Sadio Mane Helps Kitman Carry Equipment Off Senegal Team Bus
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Sadio Mane Helps Kitman Carry Equipment Off Senegal Team Bus

Sadio Mane is one of the best footballers in the world on form right now but the Liverpool forward isn't about to start letting success go to his head. Since moving from Southampton to Liverpool in 2016 the Senegal forward has become one of the Premier League's most talented players and in the last year he's become one of the world's best. This season he's scored 11 goals in 17 games in all competitions for the Reds but he's not about to stop being humble. The 27-year-old is currently on international duty and he was videoed helping the kitman carry water. It's not the most grandiose of gestures but the simplicity of it is what makes it so brilliant, Mane isn't going to get loads of plaudits for doing it but still happily picks up the water without thinking. There's no pressure...
Rotimi Amaechi announces that Transport University will open soon in President Buhari’s hometown, Daura
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Rotimi Amaechi announces that Transport University will open soon in President Buhari’s hometown, Daura

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi announced on Friday, August 23rd that the groundbreaking of a Transport University, to be based in President Buhari’s hometown of Daura, would take place in September.   Amaechi disclosed this while inspecting Lagos-Ibadan railway construction. The minister said the ministry would also establish a factory in Kajola, Ogun, to produce materials for the rail project.   “We have agreed with contractors handling the university and the rail line to have the groundbreaking between September and October for the two projects. He said the federal government was expecting contractors handling key road projects to hasten work to eliminate gridlocks, especially in Apapa area, Lagos. He said the completion of the rail project would reduce ...
Andy Ruiz Reveals What He Will Do Ahead Of Rematch With Joshua
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Andy Ruiz Reveals What He Will Do Ahead Of Rematch With Joshua

IBF, IBO, WBO, WBA heavyweight world champion Andy Ruiz is planning to be in much better shape for year-end rematch with Anthony Joshua. Back in June, Ruiz shocked the world when he dropped Joshua four times for a seventh round stoppage at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The rematch is slated to take place on a December date, likely in Cardiff. Ruiz is not exactly focused on the aspect of losing weight, but he wants to be more tone and less flabby for the contest. Ruiz weighed 268-pounds for last month's contest. If he had his way, he would get his body down to around 250 to 255-pounds, with a body that's more solid. “I want to be more toned,’’ said Ruiz to USA Today. “Just shock the world even more, you know? I’ll have more ability, more speed, more power if I turn ...
Caf Champions League final: Hawk-Eye reveals Emirates airline error in VAR controversy
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Caf Champions League final: Hawk-Eye reveals Emirates airline error in VAR controversy

A mistake by the airline prevented the technology from operating in the game between Esperance and Wydad Casablanca Hawk-Eye, the company responsible for providing the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology, has revealed a baggage handling error by Emirates Airline was partly responsible for the controversial situation in last night’s Caf Champions League final second-leg at Stade Olympique de Rades. The encounter between Esperance de Tunis and Wydad Casablanca was interrupted in the 58th minute after Walid El Karti’s header was ruled out for offside. Wydad remonstrated with officials asking for video replays but referee Bakary Gassama didn’t ask for the use of technology. It was later revealed that the equipment wasn’t functional as the game was interrupted for over an h...
Military Repel Attack on Cross River Community
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Military Repel Attack on Cross River Community

Military and other security personel attached to the Calabar/Itu bridge head along Cross River and Akwa Ibom States boundary have repelled suspected attackers from entering Ikot Offiong in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State. The suspects, who carried warring weapons and other equipment were alleged to have came in from Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom State. A source who pleaded for anonymity alleged that the suspected war lords gathered at Itu and moved in large numbers towards the bridgehead with a view to crossing to Cross River State to attack their perceived enemies in Ikot Offiong community, in Odukpani but were repelled by security operatives. “The suspected war lords gathered in the early hours (2-3am) of Sat...
Boko Haram: Army Finally Reacts to Attack on its Base in Borno
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Boko Haram: Army Finally Reacts to Attack on its Base in Borno

After several days of silence, the Nigerian Army has finally spoken on the attack on its base at Mararaba Kimba in Sabon Gari along Biu, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State in Northeast, Nigeria. A statement from Ado Isa, Colonel and Deputy Director, Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole said the recent strategy adopted by the untiring and dogged troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in conducting robust and aggressive fighting patrols coupled with simultaneous clearance operations within the North East has been highly effective. “These actions were aimed to complement the efforts of Operation Yancin Tafki by the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) currently ongoing along the borders of the lake chad region. “Recently, it has b...
Three men sentenced to 20-41 years for having sex with nine female horses, a cow, a goat and dogs
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Three men sentenced to 20-41 years for having sex with nine female horses, a cow, a goat and dogs

Three men from Pennsylvania have been jailed for decades for having sex with nine female horses, a cow, a goat, and dogs. The men, Matthew Brubaker, 31, Terry Wallace, 41, and Marc Measnikoff, 34, were all sentenced to 20 to 41 years in prison on Monday after regularly abusing at least 12 animals for years. According to Clearfield County District Attorney’s Office, the discovery was made after police were called to a remote “makeshift farm” where the men all lived in Munson, Pennsylvania, in August 2018. They were arrested after a 16-year-old boy living at the property told police the men had been having sex with the animals, leading officers to the scene where they found a “large volume of homemade videos, recording equipment, and cameras”. The men were charged with more than ...
We Have Killed Fulani herdsmen, They’ll Never Come back – Nigerian Soldier
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We Have Killed Fulani herdsmen, They’ll Never Come back – Nigerian Soldier

A Nigerian soldier with his troops been heard in a video saying Fulani Herdsmen who terrorize citizens have been killed and would never come back According to him, soldiers have burnt all their camps and equipment. The soldier said in the video: “Thank God for a successful operation, We have killed them all, Fulani Herdmen have gone and they will never come back. We have burnt all their camps” He also captioned the video: “We need chill beer after any succesful attack My coursemates are everywhere clearing doubts….we must give them the standard.. children wey say deir mama no go sleep,they won’t sleep either we have lost alot of good men but we are not that sad,we are happy cus they will always be in our hearts…operation-peace-must come back to our father land..insha Allah and...
Lawrence-Ogidan Vows to Transform Baseball and Softball in Nigeria
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Lawrence-Ogidan Vows to Transform Baseball and Softball in Nigeria

The Lagos State Baseball and SoftBall Association has affirmed it readiness to develop the game in the State through Grassroots development . The Chairman of the State Baseball and Softball Association, Mr Abiodun Lawrence Ogidan said the aim is to spread the game across the schools in the State and provide the necessary equipments and to train the schools games’ teachers the technical aspect of the game. Mr Lawrence-Ogidan further said that some reputable citizens have indicated interest to consult for the association and help raise the standard of the sport to the level that would be rated as one of the best in the world. “We are ready to take this game to all schools in Lagos state and provide necessary training kits for the schools because we believe in Grassroots Deve...
Hospital Accidentally Plays Porn in its Waiting Lounge
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Hospital Accidentally Plays Porn in its Waiting Lounge

A hospital in China accidentally played pornography in its waiting lounge in front of adults and children. According to local reports, horrified patients had to flee the room after seeing erotic footage appearing on a TV screen while waiting to see their dentists. Btime.com, an affiliation of Beijing Radio and Television Network reported that the embarrassing incident took place yesterday at the dental department of Chang'an Hospital in the city of Dongguan. The news site released a video filmed by a female eyewitness who can be heard saying: 'I am in Chang'an Hospital. What are they playing in broad daylight? It's too much.' A spokesperson at the hospital told the website that police were investigating the matter. The spokesperson said officers had checked the relevant eq...
Google AI Centre to develop solutions for pancreatic cancer
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Google AI Centre to develop solutions for pancreatic cancer

Mr Moustpha Cisse, Head of Google AI Accra, made this known on Wednesday while unveiling its new Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre in Accra Ghana. Cisse said Google has started carrying out research to develop solutions that would address the problems peculiar to Africa, one of which was the development of solutions for pancreatic cancer in Africans. AI is the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making and translation between languages. According to Cisse, operations at the AI Centre is based on Google’s AI principles which ensures that things done will benefit people, will not violate their rights and done in a responsible way. “At Google AI, we are ...
Breaking!! Imo State Airport On Fire
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Breaking!! Imo State Airport On Fire

was pandemonium at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri, Imo state, as a section of the airport was razed down by fire. A source speaking to mycelebrityandi  said "It happened at the arrival department of the airport where the authority was carrying out renovation work. "It would have caused bigger havoc but for the arrival of men of the fire service. "It started around 2:10 pm and raged for 50 minutes. It damaged equipment and infrastructure, but the rescue work assisted in savaging the situation." The cause of the fire outbreak is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report as men of the state fire service and other emergency officials are currently at the scene trying to put out the fire. The facility is the first state-government built a...
Akeredolu lifts 300 PHCs with multi-million Naira equipment
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Akeredolu lifts 300 PHCs with multi-million Naira equipment

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, during the distribution, said it was his administration’s modest way of adding value and strengthening primary healthcare delivery in the state. According to him, his administration “is revitalising the primary healthcare system which hitherto was seen as unfit because of its lack of modern tools and equipment and is fast shedding its obsolete toga for a refreshing and revitalised one”. The intervention, the governor said, was “a demonstration of political will to strategically rescue and consciously restore hope to the health sector and guarantee good health for residents, especially pregnant women and children under five. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, said the distribution of equipment to primary healthcare facilities wa...
Air Peace CEO Explains Position on B737MAX
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Air Peace CEO Explains Position on B737MAX

The Chairman and CEO of Air Peace Airline, Allen Onyema, has clarified issues around the B737MAX aircraft. Onyema, reaffirm that it was true that the company ordered the Boeing 737MAX 8. However, he pointed out that after the airline ordered 10 of the aircraft that was involved in two fatal accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia respectively, Air Peace like other airlines that have also ordered the aircraft, would wait for the outcome of investigations before taking a decision on the order. Onyema, noted that all the airlines that had ordered the aircraft, none has cancelled its order; rather, they are all waiting for the investigation and action that would be taken by Boeing, adding that Nigeria like many other countries of the world has banned the aircraft in its airspace. ...
Dr. Ling Zhipei Performs Remote Brain Surgery on Patient 3,000km Away
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Dr. Ling Zhipei Performs Remote Brain Surgery on Patient 3,000km Away

Chinese doctor, Dr. Ling Zhipei has performed the first ever brain surgery over a 5G mobile network, according to Chinese media. A patient with Parkinson’s disease allegedly had an implant put in their brain by a doctor who was more than 1,800miles away (3,000km). The doctor who did the operation said the new technology could make it easier for medics to operate on people who live in more remote areas and can’t travel, Mirror UK reports.. Using 5G technology, Dr Zhipei remotely implanted a neuro-stimulator into his patient’s brain on Saturday, moving instruments in PLAGH hospital in Beijing. The patient was in a clinic on the other side of the country, on the southern Hainan Island. Allegedly, the surgery that ended successfully lasted for thre...
FG Agrees to Organise Maiden African Cup 2019
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FG Agrees to Organise Maiden African Cup 2019

The Federal Government has struck an agreement with the Confederation of African Cycling (CAC) to stage in Abuja, the maiden African Track Championship, genetically known as African Cup 2019. The President of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), Giandomenico Massari signed the undertaking with the CAC President, Dr Mohammed Azzam in Rome at the weekend. The championship is slated for between July 27 and 28 at the Velodrome, Package A, Abuja National Stadium. The parley between Massari and Azzam, that took place in the presence of the President of the International Cycling Union (UCI) David Lappartient and the President Italian Cycling Federation and Vice President of UCI, Mr Renato Di Rocco, was at the sideline of the CAC and EU Cycling Congress in Italy. The UCI is expec...
Cricket Takes a Dive for Nigeria’s Sporting Interest
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Cricket Takes a Dive for Nigeria’s Sporting Interest

While the debate on which sport will queue behind the popular one contesting for hearts of incessantly betrayed sports loyalists (and of course the lion’s share of government’s funding), Cricket, a rather distance alternative, is pulling forward; and strongly too. On the hot Saturday afternoon of 26th January, 2019, at the most hallowed Cricket ground in the country (the Tafawa Balewa Cricket Oval in Lagos), more than 250 kids gathered to receive sets of modified cricket equipment to be taken back to their schools to practice their new-found sport. The event marked the second phase of NCF/PWC Naija Kids Cricket, a project that the Board of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, led by a surgeon at the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Professor Yahaya Adam Ukwenya, has put together to...