Lawal Ameen

Vietnam’s auto sales down in 7 months

Vietnam’s total automobile sales in the first seven months of this year stood at 131,248 units. This indicated a year-on-year plunge of 28 per cent, the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association said on Wednesday. Specifically, sales of passenger cars declined 29 per cent to 94,275 units, compared to the same period last year. Those of commercial …

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Liverpool maintain 100 percent home record after beating Aston Villa

Liverpool made it 17 wins out of 17 at Anfield after goals by Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones handed the champions a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday. The defeat pushed Dean Smith’s side deeper into trouble in the English Premier League (EPL). Following their 4-0 mauling at the hands of Manchester City on …

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UITH: Resident doctors begin 3-day strike over alleged assault on member

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) Chapter on Tuesday commenced a three days warning strike over alleged assault of one of its members by the family of a patient. Dr Lanre Olosunde, President of ARD-UITH, who disclosed this in Ilorin, said one of their members was attacked and sustained …

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Edo election: Obaseki seeks traditional ruler’s blessing ahead of Sept. 19

\Gov. Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the PDP for the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election, on Monday solicited the blessings of the Anegbette community traditional ruler ahead of the polls. Obaseki called for the traditional ruler’s prayers at the palace of the Oliola of Anegbette, Chief Ugbodaga Yakubu, in Etsako East Local Government Area of the …

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Charly Boy slams Nigerian youths for valuing BBNaija than national issues

Charles Oputa, popularly called Charly Boy has called out Nigerian youths over their priorities. According to Charly Boy, the youths hardly pay attention to important issues relating to politics and things that will benefit society but they give so much of their time and energy to the Big Brother Naija reality show. He wrote: I …

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Tanker drivers start strike Monday as talks with LASG end in deadlock

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has said that the planned strike by Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Lagos would start on Monday as its meeting with Lagos State Government ended in deadlock. The South-West Chairman of NUPENG, Mr Tayo Aboyeji, disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Lagos on Sunday. …

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Truck crushes two brothers on their way to visit their mother in Ekiti

Two brothers were crushed by a truck while travelling to pay their mother a visit in Ekiti State. The brothers, Ojo Hezekiah Abidemi (aka Fresh Strawberry), 25, and Ojo Ayomide, 21, died at the scene of the accident in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State. It was gathered that the deceased, who are both students of University of …

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APC wins Nasarawa Central state constituency bye-election

All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Ismail Danbaba, has won the bye-election for the Nasarawa Central State Constituency in the state House of Assembly. Mr Iiyasu Umar, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, announced the result of the bye-election conducted on Saturday in Nasarawa. Announcing the result, Umar said the APC candidate scored 7,475 …

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Boko Haram: North East governors rally support for military

The North-East Governors’ Forum (NGF) has called on the Federal Government to deploy more state of the art military hard ware to the armed forces fighting the Boko Haram in the region. The body said this in a communique issued after its second meeting to discuss the challenges facing the sub-region. The communique was signed …

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Nigerian govt set to resume international flights, lists guidelines

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has asked airline operators and aviation authorities, to begin the process for resuming international flights. The PTF Coordinator, Sani Aliyu, stated this during Thursday’s media briefing in Abuja. Aliyu said the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and other agencies should commence the process. According to him, passengers would …

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COVID-19: Buhari’s committee submits report, calls for massive search for infected persons

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 led by its chairman, Mr Boss Mustapha, on Wednesday submitted its interim Report to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja. FELLOW PRESS reports that the submission of the Report was done behind closed doors. Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the event, Mustapha …

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Stakeholders embark on NCDs research among People Living with HIV

The International Research Center of Excellence (IRCE) at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) and ISN Products Nigeria Limited have embarked on a joint research into Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) among People Living with HIV (PLHIV). The information is in a statement by Patrick Dakum, Chief Executive Officer of IHVN, on Wednesday in Abuja. He …

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FG, NASS told to stop NERC on new guidelines

The Federal Government has been advised to urgently prevail on the authority of Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission, (NERC) to reverse its newly approved guidelines on filing applications for competition transition charge by electricity distribution and trading licensees. This was contained in a letter of protest signed by the National Coordinator of the Transparency Awareness Group, …

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Oil prices fall as rising COVID-19 case numbers cast shadow over fuel demand pickup

Oil prices slid on Tuesday amid concerns that a nascent recovery in fuel demand could stall as a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections around the world sparks tighter lockdowns. This is just as major producers ramp up output. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 30 cents, or 0.7 per cent to $40.71 a …

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APC invites Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others after Gemade, Dogara returned to party

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has said it was now ready to receive back into its fold prominent politicians who left the party for one reason or another. The ruling party invited the politicians such as former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, former senate president Bukola Saraki and Governor Samuel Ortom of …

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Lagos Govt increases public gathering to 50 person

The Lagos State Government on Saturday announced the increase of the permissible capacity of public gatherings from 20 to 50 persons. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this at the Lagos House, Marina, during the 17th update on the management of coronavirus in the state. Sanwo-Olu said that the increase applied to a wide range …

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Lagos reopens worship centres August 7 and restaurants August 14

The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the reopening of worship centers in the state beginning from Friday, August 7. Governor Sanwo-Olu announced this at a press briefing today August 1. While mosques will be reopened next week Friday August 7, the governor said churches will follow suit on Sunday, August 9. He said religious …

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COVID-19: Bauchi records 19 new cases as infection hits 560

The Bauchi State Task Force on COVID-19 and Lassa Fever, says it has recorded 19 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, Chairman, Contact Tracing Sub Committee stated this in an update issued to journalists on Saturday in Bauchi. “As at 30 July, 2020, 19 new cases were recorded; Bauchi’s total …

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Gov. Umahi, daughter, 3 aides test negative to COVID-19

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi, his daughter and three of his aides have tested negative to COVID-19 Umahi on July 4, announced that he had tested positive to COVID-19 but will still be working from isolation. Mr Uchenna Orji, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday, noting that Umahi …

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