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Governor Fayemi Says State Governors will take COVID19 Vaccine on Live Television
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Governor Fayemi Says State Governors will take COVID19 Vaccine on Live Television

Ekiti state governor and the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi, has said that state governors will be taking the COVID19 vaccines on live television to demonstrate to their residents that the vaccine works. Governor Fayemi disclosed this to state house correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari where security, the economy, and vaccine management were discussed. When asked if governors will also take the vaccine on live television, Governor Fayemi said “Absolutely. We too will like to demonstrate to our citizens that we believe that vaccines would work. Don’t forget, we have a lot of experience on this. Governors Forum managed the polio vaccines administration in the country and we have garnered a lot of experience'' He also noted ...
Shoprite Staff allegedly Commits Suicide after Being Suspended
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Shoprite Staff allegedly Commits Suicide after Being Suspended

Jumoke Kehinde, said to be a staff of Shoprite in Akure, Ondo State's capital has committed suicide after allegedly being suspended from work. A source told The Nation that she was found dead on New Year’s eve at her apartment in Kajola area along Oda-road, Akure. The Shoprite staff disclosed that Kehinde was suspended after reporting late for work. The source said;    “It is normal that anyone who comes late should wait outside before they are allowed in and be given a suspension. “She was seen arranging her table getting ready for the day’s sales as she looked happy but later left the mall at about 11 am after receiving the suspension letter. “At about 4 pm, a distress call was received in the office that she was not feeling fine. One of the management staff went...
Lagos State Government Directs Public and Private Schools to Reopen January 18
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Lagos State Government Directs Public and Private Schools to Reopen January 18

The Lagos State Government has announced January 18, 2021, as the approved date for resumption of academic activities in private and public schools in the state for the second term of 2020/21 academic session. The state's Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, announced this in a statement released today January 4. In the statement which was signed by the Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, Adefisayo asked schools to make virtual learning available for sick or willing students. She said this was in line with the Federal Government’s directive coupled with the second wave of the COVID19 Pandemic.“ All public and private schools below the tertiary level in Lagos State should be reopened for the second term 2020/21 academic session from Monday, 1...
”If you want a boyfriend with a luxury car, you should find him where you parked your own luxury car”- Singer, Morachi tells ladies
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”If you want a boyfriend with a luxury car, you should find him where you parked your own luxury car”- Singer, Morachi tells ladies

Singer, Morachi, has shared his opinion about ladies wanting to date rich men.   According to him, ladies who desire to meet men with luxury cars should go and find them where they parked theirs. He said men are now wise and do not want liabilities.   Taking to his Instagram page, he wrote;   If you want a boyfriend with a luxury car, you should find him where you parked your own luxury car too....Liabilities are not allowed in my territory 2021 ....Men Don too wise up...signed management.
Being a manager is bad for your health, says Dutch legend Van Basten
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Being a manager is bad for your health, says Dutch legend Van Basten

The former AC Milan striker admits that he was "not a good manager" and is pleased to be out of the profession Netherlands legend Marco van Basten has claimed that being a manager is bad for your health. As a player, Van Basten was one of the outstanding forwards of his generation, scoring a memorable goal for the Netherlands in the 1988 European Championship final against the USSR and starring for the likes of Ajax and AC Milan. Injury forced him to retire and, in 2004, he moved into management. He had stints with the Netherlands, Ajax, Heerenveen and AZ, but admits that the job wasn’t for him and he is delighted to no longer be doing it.
We are ready to show Lekki shootings footage – LCC
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We are ready to show Lekki shootings footage – LCC

The Management of the Lekki Concession Company has disclosed that it is ready to show the footage of Lekki toll gate shooting.   This was made known by the agency's Head of the Legal Department, Mr Gbolahan Agboluwaje who appeared before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS and related abuses and Other Matters on Friday October 30. He also disclosed that there are hours of recordings on the CCTV footage.   Commenting on summons of presenting the October 20 footage, an investigation report and any other document, Agboluwaje stated that no investigative report or document is available.   He said;    “LCC is prepared to air the footage before the panel” but no investigative report or document is available. “...
Sanwo-Olu In TVC, Consoles Management And Staff
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Sanwo-Olu In TVC, Consoles Management And Staff

The broad hole left on the double-layer wall of the central studio of the Television Continental (TVC) told the extent of the wreck inflicted on the station. No thanks to the arsonists who invaded the TV station located in Ikosi area of Lagos State in the wake of the violence that erupted last week in the State. Transmission gadgets, state-of-the-art studios, production rooms and operational vehicles, all gone up in flames by the time the hoodlums left the station’s premises. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, visited the management and staff of the TV station to console them over the incident. TVC’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Andrew Hanlon, led top management staff of the media organisation to receive Sanwo-Olu and his team, among which included t...
Lagos Oriental Hotel does not belong to Tinubu, Tung family cries out
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Lagos Oriental Hotel does not belong to Tinubu, Tung family cries out

The Tung Family, owners of Western Metal Products Company (WEMPCO) Group and Lagos Oriental Hotel have denied claims that Lagos Oriental Hotel belongs to former Lagos State governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.   The denial came after an attack on the Lagos Oriental Hotel, during which armed hoodlums with guns, knives and bottles, forced their way in, assaulted some security personnel and damaged properties because they assume that the hotel is part of Mr. Tinubu’s investments.   In a statement released by the management of WEMPCO, the parent company of Lagos Oriental Hotel, the Managing Director, Mr. Lawrence Tung, noted that “Like other responsible businesses operating in Nigeria, Lagos Oriental Hotel is hopeful that closure will be brought to cases of injustice and police b...
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No Plan To Migrate Jobs Outside Nigeria – Chevron

The management of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) says it has no plans to migrate Nigerian jobs outside the country. CNL’s General Manager Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Mr Esimaje Brikinn, made the clarification in a statement on Friday. Brikinn spoke following an allegation by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria that CNL planned to relocate jobs outside the country. Also read: IPPIS: SSANU writes FG on looming industrial dispute He said, however, that the company was reviewing its manpower requirements in the light of the changing business environment. According to him, the new organisational structure will require approximately 25 per cent reduction in the workforce across the various levels of its organisation. “The aim is to ha...
Toots Hibbert dead: Reggae legend dies aged 77
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Toots Hibbert dead: Reggae legend dies aged 77

Toots Hibbert - who fronted reggae band Toots and the Maytals - has died aged 77. He's credited with helping bring reggae to a global audience with his catchy tunes Reggae legend Toots Hibbert has died aged 77. The Toots and the Maytals frontman, credited with helping bring reggae to a global audience, died on Friday. A statement from his family revealed he'd been battling illness at a private hospital in Kingston, Jamaica but did not give any more details. It read: "It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce that Frederick Nathaniel 'Toots' Hibbert passed away peacefully tonight, surrounded by his family at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. "The family and his management team would like to thank the medical teams and professiona...
Arsenal’s Coach, Freddie Ljungberg Leaves Emirates
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Arsenal’s Coach, Freddie Ljungberg Leaves Emirates

Freddie Ljungberg has left his role at Arsenal as Mikel Arteta’s assistant. Arsenal made the announcement in a statement via the club’s official website on Sunday. The statement read in part: “Freddie Ljungberg is leaving the club to pursue new opportunities in the coming season. “Freddie, currently the assistant coach to Mikel Arteta, has been back with us for the past two seasons after returning from Germany where he was assistant manager at VfL Wolfsburg. Freddie has previously led our under-15 and under-23 squads.” Reacting, Freddie said: “I have decided to leave my first-team assistant coaching role at Arsenal to progress my management experience. “I have been involved with this club on and off since 1998 and am grateful for all the opportunities they have given me...
Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, React to Andrea Pirlo’s Appointment as Juventus Manager
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Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, React to Andrea Pirlo’s Appointment as Juventus Manager

Italy legends, Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, have reacted to Andrea Pirlo’s appointment as Juventus manager. DAILY POST reported on Saturday that Juventus appointed Andrea Pirlo as their new manager, just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri. Pirlo was only named Juventus’ U-23 head coach last month. But the 41-year-old former midfield maestro has now been asked to take over the club’s senior team, even before taking charge of a fixture. Reacting to the development, Del Piero, who played with Pirlo during their time at Juventus, said he never expected him to move into management, while Gattuso, who played with Pirlo during their time at Italy national team, said he is “screwed”. “To be honest, I wouldn’t have bet on him becoming th...
FUTA Management  Suspends Student for Allegedly Hacking Premium Times Website
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FUTA Management Suspends Student for Allegedly Hacking Premium Times Website

The management of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State has suspended one of its students, Mr  Afolabi Emmanuel for allegedly hacking the website of Premium Times.  Mr Adegbenro Adebayo, the university’s Deputy Director of Corporate Communications who made the announcement on Wednesday August 5 said the action of the final year student of the Department of Food Science and Technology constituted a misconduct and misuse of the university’s  IT infrastructure. The University's management further revealed that it received a complaint from Premium Times  about a  Denial of Service/(DOS)  attack on its website between Feb. 28 and Feb. 29 through concerted vulnerability scanning by a person using the IT infrastructure...
Nigeria Loses N2.5 Trillion to Fraud Every Year- Forensic Body Reveals
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Nigeria Loses N2.5 Trillion to Fraud Every Year- Forensic Body Reveals

The Society for Forensic Accountants and Fraud Prevention (SFAFP), a body that studies the management of funds by Government agencies, has revealed that Nigeria loses N2.5 trillion  yearly in the national budget to public sector fraud and corruption. SFAFP Chairman Iliyasu Gashinbaki, revealed that in Africa, 25 per cent of annual budgets of countries are diverted through bad schemes by politicians. Gashinbaki, speaking at a virtual induction of 192 associates of SFAFP at the weekend, revealed public officers mismanaged government money by unlawful use of public assets for private advances, underpayment of taxes and duties on export as well as import. Other methods of embezzlement include payment of salary to ghost workers; bribery and extortion; payment for air supply (goods ...
FG has agreed to pay salaries of private school teachers owed during the lockdown- Private School owners Association President, Yomi Otubela says
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FG has agreed to pay salaries of private school teachers owed during the lockdown- Private School owners Association President, Yomi Otubela says

The President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Yomi Otubela, says the Federal government has agreed to pay the salaries of private school teachers that are being owed by their school management since the lockdown started in March. A number of private school teachers have come out to cry for help as they have not been paid by their management since March when schools were shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The school management insists they cannot pay salaries since they have also not made money by way of school fees. Speaking on TVC on Monday morning, July 13, Otubela said the association forwarded a proposal to the Economic Sustainability Committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, for the government to pay the salaries of the private ...
Jurgen Klopp Confirms Liverpool Exit Plan, Next Move
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Jurgen Klopp Confirms Liverpool Exit Plan, Next Move

The Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has revealed when he may leave the club and return to Germany. The German also said it is not clear at the moment whether he stays in football after the Liverpool job. The former Borussia Dortmund manager says he will manage Liverpool for the next four seasons. Klopp has spent five years at Liverpool after taking over from Brendan Rodgers in 2015. He has guided the Reds to a Champions League trophy and their very first Premier League title in 30 years. He signed a new contract at Anfield in December 2019, which tied him to the club until 2024, should he avoid being sacked. Asked if he was planning on returning to Germany, Klopp told SWR, “Definitely to live, after my career. Most likely even to Mainz.” On how long he’ll rema...
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‘Unauthorised’ COVID-19 test centre sealed in Lagos

A  private medical laboratory in Ikoyi area of Lagos has been shut down by the state government for allegedly conducting "unauthorized" COVID-19 tests.   Lagos State Ministry of Health who made the announcement, also advised citizens against patronizing health facilities which are not accredited by the government for testing or management of COVID-19 cases as this poses danger to the community and staff of such facilities.   The tweets read;    “Yesterday, the Lagos State Ministry of Health, through Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, sealed a private laboratory located on Banana Island, Ikoyi, for carrying out #COVID-19 tests without the required government approval. “The lab; Acouns Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Centre, was also situ...
LUTH Petitions Medical Panel after a patient who suffered a botched surgery by Dr Anu of Medcontour Died upon Being Transferred to LUTH
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LUTH Petitions Medical Panel after a patient who suffered a botched surgery by Dr Anu of Medcontour Died upon Being Transferred to LUTH

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, has petitioned the Medical and Dental Practitioners' Investigation Panel to investigate Dr Anu Adepoju of Med Contour after a patient died in LUTH following a botched cosmetic surgery performed by Dr Anu. The management of LUTH accused Dr Anu of professional misconduct following the death of one Miss Nneka Onwuzuligbo, who developed complications after cosmetic surgery at Dr Anu's facility before dying at LUTH, after which Dr Anu tried to extricate herself by blaming LUTH for her death. In a petition dated June 11, 2020, and signed by LUTH's Director of Legal Services, O. O. Olajide, the hospital said Dr Anu Adepoju had continued to perform surgeries despite the fact that her facility was sealed off by the Lagos Stat...
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Ogun: Gov Abiodun Appoints Selimot Ottun as new Head of Service

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has appointed Alhaja Selimot Olapeju Ottun as the new Head of Service in the state, DAILY POST reports. This was contained in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin. Ottun is succeeding the former Head of Service, TPL Amope Ajibola Chokor, who bowed out of the state public service over the weekend. According to Somorin, Alhaja Ottun is a psychologist, community development expert and administrator. DAILY POST reports that Ottun becomes the fifth woman to occupy the office and the 17th Head of Service since the creation of the State. Until her appointment, Ottun was Permanent Secretary in the Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration. She pre...
2-year-old Child Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Ogun
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2-year-old Child Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Ogun

The Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, has announced that a 2-year-old child tested positive for Coronavirus at its facility. Spokesperson of the hospital, Segun Orisajo said the child was admitted eight days ago on account of breathlessness and tests carried out on her showed she had the virus. Orisajo said; “Due to the persisted high temperature, she was isolated, hence no member of staff or other patients were unduly exposed,” he said. “To confirm the initial suspicion by a team of care givers, on the third day, she was screened for coronavirus while her treatment continued. “The samples of her test returned positive for coronavirus few moments ago. “The girl is already receiving treatment at the Centre’s isolation ward while the facility where...
Abia Govt Orders Arrest of Private School ProprietresOs For Violating Lockdown Order
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Abia Govt Orders Arrest of Private School ProprietresOs For Violating Lockdown Order

The Abia State Government has sealed and arrested the Proprietress of a private Nursery and Primary school, ‘Blessed Child Study Center’, located at Clifford Road, Aba. DAILY POST reports that she was arrested for allegedly operating in total violation of the lockdown order by the Abia Inter Ministerial Committee on COVID-19. The proprietress of the school, Mrs. Chukwu Blessing, was allegedly caught by a team of Aba South Area Inspectorate of Education, where he was teaching a group of seventeen, (17), pupils in an unventilated classroom without observing social distancing. Recall that the Abia Government had directed schools across the state to close untill normalcy returns following the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. The sealing of the p...
News of Ibidun Ighodalo’s Death was Really Saddening but I Know She is in a Better Place now – Pastor Adeboye
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News of Ibidun Ighodalo’s Death was Really Saddening but I Know She is in a Better Place now – Pastor Adeboye

Clergyman. Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has joined other Nigerians to mourn Ibidun Ighodalo,  wife of clergyman, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, who passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 14 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. In a post shared on his Instagram page in the early hours of Thursday, June 18, the 78-year-old clergyman said he is saddened by Ibidun's demise but knows she is in a better place.''Hearing the news of @ibidunni_ighodalo ‘s demise was really saddening but I know that she is in a better place right now. I pray that the Almighty himself will comfort the family of @pastorituahighodalo in Jesus name.''he wrote Ibidun who ran a successful events management company, Elizabeth R, would have turned 40 in July. She will be laid to rest on Saturday, June 20.  
House of Representatives Complex Shut Down for Fumigation
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House of Representatives Complex Shut Down for Fumigation

The management of the National Assembly has shut down the House of Representatives Complex for a routine fumigation exercise. During the two-day exercise, staff of the the house are expected to stay away from the complex. They've been directed to resume normal duties on Monday June 22, but it is still not clear if scheduled House committee functions will go ahead or not. It is also not known if the exercise has anything to do with COVID-19 pandemic. A circular referenced NASS/HR/MSD/ClR/003/IV138 and signed by Titus Jatau, a Deputy Director of the management read; “Approval has been granted for the 2nd quarter fumigation exercise to be carried out tomorrow Thursday, 18th and Friday. 19th June, 2020. “In the light of the above, all staff are requested to stay away during thi...
COVID-19: FAAN gives latest update on reopening Nigerian airports
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COVID-19: FAAN gives latest update on reopening Nigerian airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), on Thursday, held a virtual meeting with the management of Munich International Airport, Germany, to share experiences and compare notes on the effects of COVID-19 lockdown on airports. Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, said in a statement that aim of the meeting was to assess the readiness of FAAN to gradually begin operations, following the Federal Government’s directive for reopening of the four regional airports on June 21. The presentation via Skype simulated from Germany and England was tagged: “Rapid Aviation Plan”. Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, Managing Director of FAAN, said the authority was responding to the guidelines set by NCAA for gradual airport reopening and post COVID-19 operations. ...
Unknown Man Brought in to Abuja Hospital by Policemen
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Unknown Man Brought in to Abuja Hospital by Policemen

The management of the National Hospital in Abuja has notified the general public of an unknown patient who was brought to the Trauma Section of the hospital on June 8, 2020. The yet-to-be identified patient was brought in unconscious by some police officers who picked him from Nyanya Bridge. Members of the public with information about the patient who has been receiving treatment should visit the Trauma ICU of National Hospital, Abuja for identification and further necessary action The statement read in parts; UNKNOWN PATIENT The man whose picture is above was brought into the Trauma Section of the National Hospital, Abuja on the 08 June, 2020.The Unknown patient was brought in unconscious by some Police Officers who picked him from under the Nyanya Bridge. The patient h...
University of Ibadan Confirms Obaseki’s Certificate
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University of Ibadan Confirms Obaseki’s Certificate

The management of the University of Ibadan has confirmed that Governor Godwin Obaseki graduated from the institution. Recall that the certificate presented by the Edo state governor who has been enmeshed in a faceoff with the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole has been a subject of controversy and lawsuit. The former Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole had recently expressed doubt over the authenticity of Obaseki’s UI certificat However the university in a statement issued by its Registrar Mrs Olubunmi O Faluyi, confirmed that Obaseki graduated with a second class honours, lower division. The statement read in part; “Mr Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State graduated from the University of Ibadan where he studied Classic...
COVID-19: NYSC begins plans to reopen camps
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COVID-19: NYSC begins plans to reopen camps

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has prepared a proposal, which includes guidelines that would ensure safe and efficient conduct of its operations. The 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course was suspended after a week, as part of the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria. However, NYSC is looking to reopen camps across the country and has This was contained in a statement on Tuesday, issued by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi. According to Adeyemi, the Director-General of NYSC, Brig. General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the comments when the DG of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. READ ALSO: Goje emerges North East Assembly Caucus Chairman “Conscious of the p...
Lagos speaker, Mudashiru Obasa Explains how Wives of Lagos lawmakers Spent N80m on Dubai trip
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Lagos speaker, Mudashiru Obasa Explains how Wives of Lagos lawmakers Spent N80m on Dubai trip

Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the Lagos house of assembly has made a clarification on how the money he was accused of misappropriating and allocating to himself through third party sources as well as other acquaintances was spent. The speaker who appeared before a nine-man fact-finding panel chaired by Victor Akande, representative of Ojo constituency on Saturday June 6, insisted that the allegation against him are not true as the money he spent was approved by the house. Obasa who dismissed claims of spending N258 million to print invitation cards for the inauguration of the ninth assembly, stated that the total money spent on the event was N61 million and that N1.1 million was spent on printing the invitation cards. He said; “It is not possible to spend N258 million to prin...
Lagos Accredits Three Private Hospitals for COVID-19 Treatment
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Lagos Accredits Three Private Hospitals for COVID-19 Treatment

The Lagos state government has accredited three private hospitals for treatment and management of Coronavirus cases. Lagos Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi who made the announcement during a press briefing, said the accredited hospitals passed a biosecurity compliance test which was designed to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. He added that the accredited hospitals will still be under the supervision of the Lagos State Government Ministry of Health. Abayomi said;   “They have passed the biosecurity compliance test. They have made modifications to their hospitals so that their staff and other patients are not put in danger or exposed to a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. “Those private hospitals have passed the test and we are just in...
Serena Williams’ Husband ,Alexis Ohanian Resigns from Reddit board, asks to be Replaced with a Black Candidate
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Serena Williams’ Husband ,Alexis Ohanian Resigns from Reddit board, asks to be Replaced with a Black Candidate

Serena Williams’ husband and co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian has resigned as a member of Reddit’s board of directors. Ohanian who made the announcement in a post he shared on Instagram, asked the management of the global forum to hire a black candidate in his stead. He also promised to use his future gains on Reddit stock to serve the black community. The father of one wrote;   I co-founded @reddit 15 years ago to help people find community and a sense of belonging. It is long overdue to do the right thing. I’m doing this for me, for my family, and for my country. I’m saying this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks: “What did you do?” I have resigned as a member of the reddit board, I have urged them to fill my seat with...
COVID-19: Agric ministry NABDA, AfDB partner on test kits for farmers
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COVID-19: Agric ministry NABDA, AfDB partner on test kits for farmers

To avoid risks posed to farmers and agric stakeholders if allowed to traverse the country without COVID-19 tests, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono has struck an inter-ministerial partnership with the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and the Federal Ministry of Health to go into the development of indigenous test kits. According to the Technical Adviser to the Minister on Knowledge Management and Communications, Richard-Mark Mbaram Esq, the idea is to involve private sector players in the intervention process, culminating in Cellulant Nigeria and Celplas stepping up to support the effort. “This support enabled the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) to collaborate with a Nigerian Scientist, Dr. Alison Nwokeoji to co...
With New Cross River Traffic Law, tax exemption for the poor is meaningless, Motorists
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With New Cross River Traffic Law, tax exemption for the poor is meaningless, Motorists

Cross State government has directly or indirectly reintroduced tax payment by the poor and less privileged in the state with the introduction of a new traffic regulatory law and agency. Three years ago the ago had announced the announced the exemption of the poor and low income earners from tax and ticket payment and last week reinforced the order as he went ahead to suspend the notorious Commercial Transport Regulatory Agency (CTRA) that tormented bus, taxi, motor bike (okada) and tricycle operators in the name of collecting daily tickets. To ensure the tax exemption law was enforced, the governor in tears for the poor, went ahead to inaugurate an Anti Tax Agency headed by Bishop Emmah Isong of the Christian Central Chapel International (CCCI) to check the illegal activities of cons...
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...
Nobody Owes you Anything, Own up to your Mistakes and Grow – Taiye Aliyu tells Cynthia Morgan
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Nobody Owes you Anything, Own up to your Mistakes and Grow – Taiye Aliyu tells Cynthia Morgan

Taiye Aliyu, the CEO of Effyzie music group which Yemi Alade is currently signed to has commented on Jude Okoye and Cynthia Morgan's debacle. Taiye Aliyu in his tweets described Jude Okoye and Cynthia Morgan's former Manager, Joy Tongo as good people. He also praised Jude for being one of those who helped to shape the music business in Africa. The Effyzie Music CEO however told Cynthia Morgan to own up to her mistakes and grow as no one owes her anything. He tweeted;   Artists are human beings, #cynthiamorgan own up to your mistakes and grow. I have spoken and done business with Jude Okoye and @joytongo so many times they are good people, there is always 2 sides to a story and then there is the TRUTH. Do your research. Nobody owes you anything, the #JUDEOKOYE ...
Chinese Medical Team not Treating COVID-19 Patients in Nigeria – CCECC
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Chinese Medical Team not Treating COVID-19 Patients in Nigeria – CCECC

The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has made a clarification on the "mission" of the Chinese medical team who arrived the country weeks ago. The construction company said in a statement released on Friday May 22, that the medical team's assignment in Nigeria does not include treating Coronavirus patients and they have not done so at any instance. CCECC further stated that though the team has assisted in setting up isolation centres and providing support to CCECC staff on protection against COVID-19, they are also willing and ready to share their experiences in fighting COVID-19 in China with Nigerian health officials.   The statement reads; “After a 14-day quarantine and necessary tests, the medical team has been carrying out its assigned mi...
“It’s Time to Ban Pregnancy” – Feminist McGrath Says
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“It’s Time to Ban Pregnancy” – Feminist McGrath Says

Activist and feminist Titania McGrath, has taken to social media to call for a ban on pregnancy, stating that there is nothing natural about reproduction. Taking to her Twitter page, Titania McGrath claimed that centuries of patriarchal tyranny led to the believe that it is traditional for women to give birth. See what she wrote below; “Centuries of patriarchal tyranny have normalised the tradition of women giving birth. There is nothing natural about reproduction. It is a form of torture imposed on women by their male slave masters. It’s time to ban pregnancy.” https://twitter.com/TitaniaMcGrath/status/1263064066026885127 See some reactions to her statement below; @BroodingHamlet: Women derive no joy whatsoever from motherhood – it’s not the most transcendent, ...
LUTH Denies Conspiring With Patient’s Lover To Hide, Loot Him
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LUTH Denies Conspiring With Patient’s Lover To Hide, Loot Him

Following accusations by Mrs. Ngozi Adenuga who alleged that officials of LUTH had conspired with her mentally unwell brother's lover to steal from him. The Management of LUTH have responded; RE: SISTERS ALLEGE LUTH OFFICIALS CONSPIRED WITH BROTHER’S LOVER TO HIDE, LOOT HIM
Alleged N40B NDDC fraud: We’ll sue NASS over failure to probe IMC — Group
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Alleged N40B NDDC fraud: We’ll sue NASS over failure to probe IMC — Group

NIGER Delta Rights Advocates, NDRA, has warned the National Assembly to “totally reject” the virement request by the Interim Management Committee, IMC of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to justify bloated expenditure of  the last three months. NDRA in a statement, yesterday,  in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, by its Spokesman, Darlington Nwauju, said the region’s right group would sue the NASS if it fails to comprehensively probe the allegations of financial recklessness hovering over the current IMC. He said, “We are alarmed at attempt by the Prof Keme Pondei led IMC to compromise the inquisitions by both chambers of the NASS into liquidation of over N40billion in record three months. Assuming without conceding that such a request is considered important, why now? “The cu...
19 More Staff of a Company in Oyo State Test Positive for Coronavirus
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19 More Staff of a Company in Oyo State Test Positive for Coronavirus

19 more staff of a company in Ibadan South-West local government area have tested positive for Coronavirus, days after 38 staff of same company tested positive for the virus. Governor Seyi Makinde who made the announcement in a statement issued after midnight on Monday May 18, said they've held back revealing the name of the company so as to allow the emergency operations centre gather intelligence and complete their investigation. The recent cases brings the total number of Coronavirus cases in Oyo state to 137. The statement read;   “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for nineteen suspected cases came back POSITIVE. All nineteen of these cases are from the same organisation referred to in the updates of May 16 and 17, 2020. So, the total number of confirmed cases in ...
ASUU Lacks Basis to Tag our Matriculation a Scam ― UNIOSUN
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ASUU Lacks Basis to Tag our Matriculation a Scam ― UNIOSUN

The management of Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Osogbo on Sunday maintained that its just-concluded virtual matriculation which is the first of its kind in the history of Nigerian University system was a huge success. It described as unwarranted and baseless the statement of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) zonal coordinators that the virtual matriculation […]
Eriksson admits second thoughts over taking England job and reveals Barcelona offer
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Eriksson admits second thoughts over taking England job and reveals Barcelona offer

The Swede became the first foreign manager to lead the Three Lions in 2001, but had a mixed spell in charge of the national team Sven-Goran Eriksson has admitted he sometimes thinks he should have rejected the chance to manage England in order to stay at former club Lazio. The Swede was appointed by the FA in January 2001, becoming the first foreign manager to take charge of the England team following an impressive spell in Italy. Eriksson led Lazio to the Serie A title in 1999-00, only the second time they had won the league in their history. Lazio also won the Coppa Italia, European Cup Winners’ Cup and Supercoppa Italiana under his management.
From Man City midfield to university homework, Rodri is making the most of lockdown
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From Man City midfield to university homework, Rodri is making the most of lockdown

The club's record signing is studying for a business degree during Premier League shutdown as the Spain international plans for life after football While most Premier League players are waiting for football to restart, Manchester City midfielder Rodri is using the time to study for his university degree. The 23-year-old returned to Spain to be with his family when football was shut down by the Covid-19 outbreak, staying in touch with the Premier League champions and maintaining his fitness. But the Spain international, who lived in student accommodation when he was breaking into the game with Villarreal, has also used the enforced break to continue his work on a business administration and management degree.
UNILAG Tells Workers Not To Resume On Monday
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UNILAG Tells Workers Not To Resume On Monday

The University of Lagos on Sunday has asked workers not to resume until it put in place a phased timetable for resumption, The Nation reports. A statement signed by the institution’s registrar, Mr. Oladejo Azeez, noted that only workers on essential duties were expected at work. The statement reads:“The Management of the University of Lagos at its meeting held on Tuesday April 28, 2020 reviewed the directive of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, concerning the phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in the FCT, Ogun and Lagos states scheduled to commence on Monday, May 4, 2020. “Management resolved that members of staff should not resume on Monday, May 4, 2020 to enable adequate measures to be put in place for a pha...
3,000 Primary Health Workers Deployed to Kano State after Mysterious Deaths
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3,000 Primary Health Workers Deployed to Kano State after Mysterious Deaths

Secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has disclosed that 3,000 primary healthcare workers have been deployed to Kano state to help in the fight against Coronavirus. The SGF disclosed this at the presidential task force briefing on Friday May 1, and he said the workers were put together by the United Nations through the World Health Organisation (WHO). Boss Mustapha said;   “I wish to inform you that our response to the situation in Kano state is producing expected outcomes since testing was ramped up. “The state task force in collaboration with our team have also expanded contact tracing and isolation. “A lot of emphases are being placed on the training of different categories of manpower – medical, nursing, cleaners, etc, the buildin...
Founder of DAAR Communications and 7 Members of his Family Tested Positive for Coronavirus
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Founder of DAAR Communications and 7 Members of his Family Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Chief Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Daar communications, his daughter-in law, along with six members of his family, have tested positive for Coronavirus. This is coming 3 days after his son and chairman of the board of the company, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr tested positive for the virus. A test conducted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on the Dokpesi family came out positive for eight members of the family They have all been evacuated by the NCDC to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada where his son is already receiving treatment Reacting to the development, Dokpesi who spoke shortly after the arrival of the NCDC Ambulance, said he feels very well. “I am of quite ok, i feel very well”, he said, an indication that his condit...
Playing with Messi is a huge incentive for Lautaro Martinez – Setien
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Playing with Messi is a huge incentive for Lautaro Martinez – Setien

Linked with a move for the young Argentine, Barcelona's head coach believes any player would jump at the chance to team up with their star Barcelona head coach Quique Setien talked up Inter forward Lautaro Martinez and said lining up alongside Lionel Messi was a "huge incentive" for players. Martinez has been heavily linked with a move to the La Liga giants, who are also reportedly interested in Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar. He had only a limited impact in his debut season with Inter, playing understudy behind ex-club captain Mauro Icardi until the striker's falling-out with Nerazzurri management. But Icardi's exit to PSG and the arrival of Antonio Conte at Inter have transformed Lautaro's prospects, making him one of Europe's hottest properties up front. The 22-year-old's ...
Mourinho targets fourth Premier League title as Tottenham boss admits: I miss football
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Mourinho targets fourth Premier League title as Tottenham boss admits: I miss football

The Portuguese hopes to add another English top-flight crown to his collection, having previously guided Chelsea to three successes over two spells Jose Mourinho is determined to add a fourth Premier League title to his collection before walking away from management, with the Portuguese currently overseeing events at Tottenham. Spurs are the third English club to have handed their reins to a proven winner at the very highest level. Two productive stints at Chelsea delivered league and cup triumphs aplenty, while three pieces of silverware were secured during a spell with Manchester United.
Actor Yomi Fabiyi Volunteers To Be A Driver For NCDC
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Actor Yomi Fabiyi Volunteers To Be A Driver For NCDC

Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi has volunteered to take up any job at the NCDC as a way of supporting the health agency during this period. Speaking via a series of tweets he said he has a valid drivers licence and can drive an ambulance conveniently, among others. He said “If you have link or access to the management, pls redirect. The situation is getting tougher, centres need more volunteers and support. Lagos in particular. I can drive an ambulance conveniently. “I am willing to drive an AMBULANCE or be a support worker at any unskilled department for @NCDCgov Lagos govt @jidesanwoolu during this pandemic on pro-bono. I don’t want to engage the emergency number in other not to deny an urgent medical call. My Email: yomi.fabiyi01@gmail.com
‘I can discover Ballon d’Or winners’ in Nigeria – Abdallah on U20 job
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‘I can discover Ballon d’Or winners’ in Nigeria – Abdallah on U20 job

Reports claim the veteran tactician will be appointed the Flying Eagles handler; a job the Wikki Tourists coach will grab with both hands Ex-Nigeria international Usman Abdallah says he can help the country groom future Ballon d'Or winners if he is handed the U20 job. Abdallah, who led Enyimba to win the 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League and a Confederation Cup semi-final finish, is favourite to replace Paul Aigbogun for the Flying Eagles’ head coach role. His outstanding CV features a Uefa A license, a degree in football coaching and team management (France) and a Strength and Conditioning level 1 coaching certificate in Australia.