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Victor Osimhen signs €50m deal with Napoli to becomes Nigeria’s most expensive player

Victor Osimhen has officially become Nigeria’s most expensive player after completing a big-money move from Lille to Napoli. The Nigerian international striker, who scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for the French club in the 2019-20 season, moves to Naples in a five-year deal worth €50 million (£45m/$59m). The Serie A side announced the signing in a …

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COVID-19: NCDC urges preventive measures, records 481 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has called on Nigerians to take preventive measures against the Coronavirus during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations as the country recorded 481 new infections. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday. The health agency said that as Nigerians celebrate the festive period, they should remember …

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Akeredolu picks former NDDC commissioner as running mate after Deputy defected to PDP

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has picked Lucky Aiyedatiwa, a former commissioner in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as his running mate for the governorship election scheduled to hold in Ondo state on October 10. Akeredolu who picked Aiyedatiwa after his deputy Agboola Ajayi defected to the PDP, described the former NDDC commissioner as a candidate …

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Eid-El-Kabir: Police assure adequate security in Adamawa

The Adamawa Police Command has assured citizens of adequate security during the Eid-el-Kabir period. The Command gave the assurance Wednesday in Yola in a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Nguroje. It said that proactive measures had been put in place, including the deployments of tactical and intelligence personnel, to prevent any …

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Banks told to stop selling recharge cards

Nigerian government has been advised to stop banks in the country from selling airtime or recharge cards. Doyin Okupe, a former aide to former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, believes that by retailing recharge cards, banks are contributing to the already high rate of unemployment in the country. In a tweet, the former presidential …

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Edo 2020: Obaseki’s campaign director, 2 others resign

Iyoha, Director, Obaseki/Shaibu Movement and a member of the state Waste Management Board, has resigned his appointment. Iyoha in a letter dated July 28, addressed to Gov. Godwin Obaseki, said that his resignation was with immediate effect and due to personal reason. Similarly, two members, including Mr Gabriel Oiboh, Chairman, State Post Primary Education Board, …

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Nigeria records 624 new cases of COVID-19, total infections now 41,804

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has announced 624 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus increased to 41, 804. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Tuesday. The health agency noted that eight more persons have died from the disease. It stated that Lagos, …

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Breaking: AfDB President Adesina exonerated of ethical wrongdoings

The Independent Review Panel set up by the Bureau of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has exonerated President of the Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina of any ethical wrongdoings. This is contained in the panel’s report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday. The Independent Review Panel was constituted following …

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Inspector-General of Police Adamu Mohammed imposes curfew in Kaduna

The Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed has imposed a curfew in Kaduna state as part of efforts at restoring law and order in parts of Southern Kaduna affected by recent violence and other security challenges. The IGP who commiserated with the people of Kaduna State particularly those who have lost their loved ones and …

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Toke Makinwa speaks on being ejected from Ikoyi house by AMCON

Toke Makinwa has debunked online reports claiming her Ikoyi home been repossessed by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON. Earlier today July 27, Nigerian Twitter went wild after some users of the app claimed that her ”Banana Island property” had been taken over by AMCON. However, a statement released this evening by her publicist, …

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20-ft container falls on bus in Lagos, kills 2

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said two persons died while three were injured when a 20-feet container fell on a commercial bus at Ilasamaja on the Oshodi-Badagry Expressway. LASEMA Director-General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the accident on Sunday in Lagos, said the dead bodies and injured persons had been taken to …

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South-East governors order COVID-19 test on teachers before schools reopen

South-East Governors Forum says compulsory COVID-19 tests will be conducted on teachers before schools in the region reopen. Forum Chairman and Ebonyi Governor, Dave Umahi, made the disclosure at a media briefing on Sunday. He said there were fears for kindergarten and primary school pupils who do not understand what is social distancing. “How many …

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Tolulope Arotile: Meet another female fighter pilot breaking records, Kafayat Sanni

The death of Tolulope Arotile has opened the eyes of the world to potentials and fits achieved by this first female combat helicopter pilot. But here is another female pilot, Kafayat Sanni, in thr world of Nigeria’s first female fighter. Sanni made history on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, when she became the first female fighter …

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COVID-19: Number of infections rises to 39,977 with 438 new cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 438 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus rise to 39,977. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday. It stated that regrettably 11 deaths were recorded in the country. According to it, 39,977 cases have been …

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Over 10,000 health workers in Africa infected with COVID-19

World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 10,000 health workers in the 40 countries battling the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Africa are infected. The organisation’s Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, stated this in a statement posted on its website on Friday. The UN health agency, which warned of the threat posed by …

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Kanye West is ‘threatening’ to unleash ‘Kardashian family secrets’ live on Twitter

Embattled rapper, Kanye West is threatening to unleash the Kardashian family secrets live on Twitter if they attempt to stage an intervention amid his public meltdown. According to The Sun, a source has claimed Kanye who suffers from bipolar disorder – has allegedly told his wife that ‘if the Kardashian family try and stage an …

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Tenants in Nigeria to pay 6 percent stamp duty – FIRS

Landlords and property agents have been asked to charge six percent Stamp Duty on all tenancy and lease agreements by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Landlords and property agents were given the directive by the tax agency’s Director, Communications and Liaison Department Abdullahi Ahmad on Wednesday July 22. They are expected to remit such …

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Boko Haram: UN condemns execution of 5 aid workers in Borno

The United Nation (UN) Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, has condemned the killing of five aid workers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno. Kallon, in a statement released in Maiduguri, said he was utterly shocked and horrified by the gruesome killing of some of his colleagues and partners by non-state armed groups in …

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