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Lagos market fire was caused by explosives – LASEMA
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Lagos market fire was caused by explosives – LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said that the fire incident which occurred at Kairo market in Oshodi, Lagos, on Thursday night was caused by explosives and accelerants.   LIB reported that at least 90 shops and offices were razed in the fire outbreak which also destroyed goods worth millions of naira.   Director-General of LASEMA, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said in a statement released on Friday May 7 that “initial investigations suggest that some form of explosives/ accelerants were used; indicating some foul play.”   He also said that firefighters from the agency were exposed to violence at the incident scene, and equipment of the agency were damaged.   The statement read;   “Members of the public sabotaged our effor...
Actress and TV Presenter, Rachel Bakam is Dead
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Actress and TV Presenter, Rachel Bakam is Dead

Kaduna-born actress and TV presenter, Rachel Bakam has passed on at the age of 38. Bakam died at a private hospital in Abuja on Tuesday April 13 after a brief illness. Friends and family have all flooded her social media pages to pen down their tributes to her. Before her death, she was the CEO and Managing Director of Rayzeds Media Ltd, Founder & President of the Nigerian Water Ski And Wakeboard Federation (NWWF). Mourning her death, Chocolate City Founder, Audu Maikori wrote; The last chat I had with Rachel Bakam was on the 1st of April 2021. She said " I just received bad and troubling news , I am speechless" I asked her what happened- clearly alarmed and she replied " its April fools day bro! LOL" and my fear turned into a smile. She then proceeded to tell me about he...
Two Soldiers Killed as Boko Haram Attack UN hub in Borno
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Two Soldiers Killed as Boko Haram Attack UN hub in Borno

An attack launched by Boko Haram terrorists loyal to Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Damasak community of Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State has left 5 people dead. Three women, a man and two soldiers lost their lives in the Saturday night, April 10 attack. Locals said the assailants destroyed the United Nations Hub housing all the workers of the international organisation. Daily Trust reported that the hub was established in Damasak, located 188 from Maiduguri in the northern part of Borno to fast track support for victims of Boko Haram excesses. The town had survived several attacks in the last 11 years. Insurgents stormed Damasak in the evening and engaged the troops from multiple locations, which led to the burning down of the UN hub and others infra...
FG proposes to spend N396bn on COVID19 vaccination – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed
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FG proposes to spend N396bn on COVID19 vaccination – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed

The Federal Government says it is proposing to spend the sum of N396 billion for the COVID19 vaccination exercise across the country between the years of 2021 and 2022. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, March 31. Ahmed explained that the figure may significantly reduce as the Federal Government receives more donations of the vaccines from the private sector. She added that the Ministry of Health is working on details of the gap that the Federal Government will be required to fill in the vaccination exercise. She also explains that the size of the proposed supplementary budget agreed by the executive and legislative ar...
People are Using Resources they made from Kidnapping for Insurgency in North East – Governor Fayemi
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People are Using Resources they made from Kidnapping for Insurgency in North East – Governor Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has said that there is a direct correlation between insurgency in the north-east, and banditry in the north-west and kidnapping in the south-west. The chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) who said that President Buhari will approach the national assembly for funds to procure more equipment for the armed forces, alleged that people behind banditry and kidnapping are using the money they made from the criminal activities to fund insurgency in the North-East. Fayemi said; “I can tell you, and I don’t think I’ll be breaching any confidence, that one of the good news I came away with, from the President now on this issue is that he’s already informed the National Assembly that they will be receiving a special request from him on procure...
British Charity Kept Meghan Markle’s £10,000 Donation a Secret Because they Feared She Could Damage their Reputation
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British Charity Kept Meghan Markle’s £10,000 Donation a Secret Because they Feared She Could Damage their Reputation

British charity said it kept a £10,000 donation from Meghan Markle a secret because they feared her donation could damage the charity's reputation. In August last year, Meghan Markle, 39, gifted funds from The Royal Foundation to Nottingham charity Himmah - a community project tackling poverty, racism and social exclusion. Director Sajid Mohammad told the BBC a decision was made not to speak publicly about the donation because it was feared it could damage Himmah's reputation. However after Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan's bombshell tell-all with Oprah Winfrey, in which they made accusations of racism within the Royal Family, the charity felt they "needed to show solidarity" with the duchess. He admitted: "The reason we didn't go public is the trustees took a view that she wa...
Soldiers Protest Over Unpaid Allowances, Obsolete Equipment In Borno
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Soldiers Protest Over Unpaid Allowances, Obsolete Equipment In Borno

Some Nigerian soldiers on Thursday protested against the non-payment of allowances and poor equipment, Channel TV reported. The aggrieved troops, according to sources at the Maimalari barracks, besieged the headquarters of the Theatre Command in Borno State, shooting sporadically into the air on Thursday night. Sources said the troops of an unidentified battalion in Operation Lafiya Dole, protest after they were posted to a location in the Theatre of Operation. Some of the soldiers who spoke under anonymity recalled how a whole unit that went for reinforcement when Marte was captured last month, perished under superior firepower of insurgents. This protest came when kidnapping has been a big threat to Nigeria’s security, especially in northern region of the country. Sinc...
Unfriendly attitudes of health workers is one of the reasons Nigerians seek medical treatment abroad ― Buhari
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Unfriendly attitudes of health workers is one of the reasons Nigerians seek medical treatment abroad ― Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday March 22, alleged that the unfriendly attitude of health workers in the country to patients is one of the reasons Nigerians seek medical treatment abroad. Speaking through the Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire at the official commissioning of an International Conference Centre and Telemedicine hall as well as six other projects at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, the President stressed the need for continuous training and retraining of health workers in order to deliver quality health care services to Nigerians. Buhari said; "We still get all too often for comfort, disconcerting reports of not friendly attitudes of staff to patients, reports of unhygienic and housekeeping standards that leaves something to be desired even in the pr...
Police Deactivate Bomb Planted Inside a Bush in Kano
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Police Deactivate Bomb Planted Inside a Bush in Kano

A bomb planted in a bush at Aujirawa Alkali village in Gezawa LGA of Kano state has been deactivated by the police. The bomb which was found in the early hours of Friday March 19, was deactivated after the police was alerted. The state police spokesperson, Abdullahi Kiyawa said the explosive device was successfully defused with the use of technical equipment. He said; “On receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, Mr Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, raised and instructed a team of Explosive Ordnance Disposal led by CSP Haruna Isma’il to move to the scene. “The team immediately swung into action, after cordoning off the area, an Improvised Explosive Device was discovered.” Residents of the state have also been asked to report any suspicious movemen...
Army Recalls 149 Soldiers Dismissed For Fleeing Over Lack Of Equipment To Fight
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Army Recalls 149 Soldiers Dismissed For Fleeing Over Lack Of Equipment To Fight

The Nigerian Army has recalled about 149 soldiers of the 153 Infantry Battalion, Marte accused of abandoning the Boko Haram insurgency fight and fleeing over alleged inadequate provision of arms and ammunition. SaharaReporters gathered that the soldiers absconded from duty after insurgents attacked their camps, leaving scores of their colleagues dead. The insurgents had on Monday, February 15 overrun Marte. While most of the villagers ran away for safety, some were held by the insurgents. SaharaReporters gathered that the gunmen came with heavy machine guns and trucks, and took possession of the military formation in the community, including high profile fighting equipment and vehicles. At least 10 soldiers were killed during the incident. The gunmen also set ablaze t...
US Donates Equipment Worth $325,000 To Nigerian Police Force
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US Donates Equipment Worth $325,000 To Nigerian Police Force

The United states has donated equipment valued at over $325,000 to the Nigerian Police Force. The donation was made by the office of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) of the United States Embassy, to help the country in it’s fight against terrorism. The United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, in a statement issued in Abuja by its Public Affairs Section, said the equipment help in areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. “INL Director James Jewett presented the equipment to the Commissioner of Police Akeera Yunuss Mohammed, who represented the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu at the function. The equipment will be transferred to the Mobile Patrol Division of the Nigeria Police Force officers assigned to Borno State. “For the 500 office...
#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...

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