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‘Godzilla vs Kong’ brings in record $60M in US and Canada to become No1 in box office in covid-19 era; hits $358M globally
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‘Godzilla vs Kong’ brings in record $60M in US and Canada to become No1 in box office in covid-19 era; hits $358M globally

“Godzilla vs Kong” is officially now the biggest box office hit in the US and Canada since COVID-19 shut down cinemas a year ago after hauling a record of more $60 million, $1.5 million more than what sci-fi thriller “Tenet” brought in last year. “Godzilla vs Kong” started its record run with a March 31 opening weekend as more than 3,000 screens across North America showed the giant reptile from Japan butting heads with the gorilla from Skull Island. The movie was produced by Warner Bros. Warner Bros also produced the fourth and fifth top earning films of the pandemic era. In its second weekend, the film is still number one despite tumbling 58 percent to $13.4 million from 3,084 theaters for a domestic total of $69.5 million and worldwide haul of nearly $360 millio...
LG Electronics To Shut Down Its Mobile Phone Business
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LG Electronics To Shut Down Its Mobile Phone Business

The South Korean electronics manufacturer, LG, is closing its loss-making mobile phone business. The board of directors approved the move on Monday, LG Electronics said in a statement released in Seoul. The shutdown of LG’s mobile phone sector is expected to be completed by the end of July. “LG’s strategic decision to exit the incredibly competitive mobile phone sector will enable the company to focus resources in growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics and artificial intelligence. “It will also focus on business-to-business solutions as well as platforms and services,’’ the statement added. LG wants to “continue to leverage its mobile expertise and develop mobility-related technologies such as 6G to help further strengt...
Shoprite Workers Embark On Protests In Ibadan, Shut Down Company Indefinitely
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Shoprite Workers Embark On Protests In Ibadan, Shut Down Company Indefinitely

Shoprite workers at Ring Road branch, Ibadan, on Friday, embarked on another round of protest, shutting down the company indefinitely. The workers, under the aegis of National Union of Shop and Distributive Employees (NUSDE), vowed that the company would remain shut until management acceded to their demands. The chairman, NUSDE, Shoprite branch, Mr Williams Peter, said the union was using the Easter period to press home its demands since dialogue had failed. He stated that all Shoprite stores had been shut down nationwide because the negotiation between the union and the management had been deadlocked. Peter attributed the indefinite strike to the alleged refusal of the management to meet up with the demands of the union. He said that although the planned transfer of Sho...
One Year After SCOAN’s Closure, 60% Of Hotels In Ikotun Shut Down
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One Year After SCOAN’s Closure, 60% Of Hotels In Ikotun Shut Down

ONE year after the founder and Senior Pastor of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) Prophet T.B. Joshua, closed down the church in order to meet the government’s directive on COVID-19 pandemic, hospitality and ancillary services that depend on pilgrims and tourists to the church for their patronage are on the verge of extinction. According to hospitality operators in Ikotun, 60 per cent of the accommodation facilities in the area have shut down sending thousands of workers into the labour market. Even though the SCOAN has put in place all the necessary health precautions in line with the COVID-19 protocols,   Prophet T.B. Joshua has insisted he will only re-open the church when directed by God. However, the continuous closure has caused so much hardship to the hospital...
Sokoto Government Shuts Down School Over Cholera Outbreak
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Sokoto Government Shuts Down School Over Cholera Outbreak

Government Girls College in Mabera has been shut down by the Sokoto government following a cholera outbreak which has killed two students. Commissioner for Science and Technology, Dr. Kulu Haruna who made the announcement said 70 students were affected but only 20 are currently at the isolation centre. Haruna said the decision to shut down the school became necessary to address the problem, and further stated that a high powered medical team have been deployed to the school. Daily Trust reported that the two students who died were temporarilyy transferred to the college after the closure of all boarding schools in the banditry prone areas by the state government. Haruna however dismissed insinuations that the disease emanated from a new borehole in the school.The school whi...
Strike: ASUU Denies Fresh Notice To Shut Down Universities
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Strike: ASUU Denies Fresh Notice To Shut Down Universities

ASUU president Professor Biodun Ogunyemi denied claims that the union will embark on another industrial action - According to Ogunyemi, the union is effectively engaging the federal government Following claims that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may embark on another industrial action, the union has come out to refute the claims. Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU president in an interview with Tribune Online on Sunday, March 21, explained that the union has not issued a notice for any industrial action for now. According to him, he wasn't aware of any plan to embark on a fresh strike. He also stressed that ASUU has been in talks with the federal government concerning outstanding issues arising from the last strike. The ASUU president people are free to expres...
Universities Will Be Shut Down Again Over Non-Payment Of Salaries – ASUU To FG
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Universities Will Be Shut Down Again Over Non-Payment Of Salaries – ASUU To FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has threatened to resume its suspended strike over non-payment of salaries and alleged victimisation of members. The chairman, University of Ibadan branch of ASUU, Prof. Ayo Akinwole, in a statement on Sunday asked Nigerians to blame the Federal Government if universities are shut down again. Akinwole decried that despite agreeing to ASUU’s condition before the strike was suspended on December 24, 2020, many lecturers are still being owed salaries of between two and 10 months. ASUU had called off its nine-month strike after the FG agreed to its conditions. However, within two weeks of the conditional suspension of the nine-month strike embarked upon by ASUU, the Federal Government reportedly flouted the agreements.It was l...
Hijab Controversy: Kwara Government Shuts Down 10 Schools Again
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Hijab Controversy: Kwara Government Shuts Down 10 Schools Again

The Kwara state government has again shut down 10 schools following a dispute that stemmed from wearing of hijab. Recall that Christian leaders had earlier kicked against muslim students wearing hijab to the Christian schools which are now funded by the state government. In a statement released on Monday March 8,  by the state's Ministry of Education permanent secretary Kemi Adeosun, the schools which were earlier told to reopen on Monday were directed to remain shut. The schools include C&S College Sabo Oke, ST. Anthony College, Offa Road, ECWA School, Oja Iya, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam, CAC Secondary School Asa Dam road, St. Barnabas Secondary School Sabo Oke, St. John School Maraba, St. Williams Secondary School Taiwo Isa...
Any State Where Children Are Kidnapped Should Shut Down In Protest – Soyinka
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Any State Where Children Are Kidnapped Should Shut Down In Protest – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday said henceforth, any state where the kidnapping of children takes place should shut down in protest against the act. Soyinka also advised that other neighbouring states, as a matter of solidarity, should join the affected states to shut down. The playwright spoke shortly after an award lecture and public presentation of his new book, ‘Chronicles of the happiest people on Earth,’ in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The programme was organised by the Association of Nigerian Authors, Ogun State chapter, in collaboration with the Abeokuta Club. More than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped on Friday in Zamfara, the latest of such attacks, while 27 students were also abducted in Kangara, Niger State, but released after over a week later. The octogena...
Actress, Lauren London Shuts Down Pregnancy Rumors
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Actress, Lauren London Shuts Down Pregnancy Rumors

Lauren London has shut down new rumors that she’s pregnant. This comes after pregnancy rumors swirled earlier this week after West Coast weekly the Los Angeles Sentinel cited an unnamed source claiming that the actress and TV personality was expecting a child and would be celebrating with an intimate baby shower in few days. Reacting to the news on Wednesday via her Twitter page, the 36-year-old wrote:  “Woke up to some straight bulls–t. Rumors ! Lies ! On a woman trying her best to heal?! Please stop. I’m NOT pregnant. Don’t disturb the peace of the people that need it the most . Ase’ Lauren London has two children; 11-year-old son Cameron Carter with ex Lil Wayne and 4-year-old son Kross with sain rapper, Nipsey Hussle. Nipsey, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom...
Lagos Government Sealed 103 Health Facilities in 2020
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Lagos Government Sealed 103 Health Facilities in 2020

The Lagos State Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) has disclosed that 103 health facilities were shut down across the state in 2020. The health facilities were sealed in 2020 for non-compliance with regulatory standards, as disclosed by HEFAMAA in a statement released on Sunday February 7. Abiola Idowu, the Executive Secretary of HEFAMAA also revealed that while some of the facilities had been reopened after correcting the infractions and pledging to abide by set standards, others will remain sealed until they do the right thing. The statement read;   Lagos Seals 103 Health Facilities in 2020 …Deploys the use of Health Facility Inspection Tool to Enhance Effective Inspection of Facilities. @HEFAMAA_LASG  has disclosed that a total of 103 he...
NAFDAC Shuts Food Manufacturing Company Over Revalidation of Expired Curry and Thyme Products
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NAFDAC Shuts Food Manufacturing Company Over Revalidation of Expired Curry and Thyme Products

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down a food manufacturing company for allegedly revalidating expired curry and thyme spices. Following a tip-off, operatives of the Investigation and Enforcement Directorate of NAFDAC stormed the main warehouse and factory of Every Rose Limited, manufacturers of SomGeo brand of spices. The visit allegedly led to the discovery that large quantities of expired curry and thyme spices were stored in the warehouse with packaging materials, labels as well as stamps that were being used to illegally revalidate the already expired products. Records available in NAFDAC showed that the company registered 16 different products for listing under the brand name SOMGEO, including SOMGEO Ginger Powder, SOMGEO ...
Saudi Arabia shuts movie theaters, halts dine-in services for 10 days amid spike in COVID-19 infections
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Saudi Arabia shuts movie theaters, halts dine-in services for 10 days amid spike in COVID-19 infections

Saudi Arabia on Thursday February 4, shut down entertainment centres including cinemas and suspended dine-in services at restaurants for 10 days amid a spike in COVID-19 infections.   The kingdom suspended "all events and parties" including weddings in banquet halls or hotels for 30 days, the interior ministry said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.   It also halted "all entertainment activities" including cinemas and gaming parlours and suspended dine-in services in all restaurants and cafes for 10 days, it added, warning that the suspension could be extended.   The measures, which will be implemented from 10.00 pm Thursday, February 4 are aimed at "preventing the outbreak of a second wave" of the pandemic, the ministry said. &n...
Yabatech Director Omoighe Dies Of COVID-19; Hostels Shut Down
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Yabatech Director Omoighe Dies Of COVID-19; Hostels Shut Down

Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), on Tuesday, announced the death of the College Director, Academic Planning Unit, Mr. M.A.O Omoighe to complications arising from COVID-19 disease. Following the development, the management at the end of an emergency meeting and based on the report submitted by the Ag. Director, Medical Services, ordered all students to vacate the hotels latest Thursday, January 28, 2021. As part of measures to control the spread of the deadly disease at the Yaba main campus of the college, the management in addition to the vacation order on students and closure of the Medical Centre for a minimum of two weeks instructed lecturers to resort to the online teaching mode immediately. Besides, the statement also ordered all staff of the Medical Centre that had...
COVID-19: Ijede General Hospital Not Shut Down — MG
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COVID-19: Ijede General Hospital Not Shut Down — MG

The General Hospital, Ijede, has refuted the rumour being circulated on social media that the facility has been shut down because its staff have been infected with COVID-19. A statement issued on Friday by the hospital’s medical director/CEO Dr Olufunmilayo Bankole noted that the facility has not been shut down and that all medical staff have been operating 24-hour service even before the beginning of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the state. She implored the general public, especially residents of Ijede community to disregard the misinformation contained in the viral post, describing it as malicious and deceitful with the sole intent to damage the reputation and integrity of the highly revered facility and its hard-working staff. Bankole also appealed to all i...
Why FG Didn’t Shut Down Social Media During EndSARS Protests – Sunday Dare
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Why FG Didn’t Shut Down Social Media During EndSARS Protests – Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said the Federal Government had the option of shutting down the social media space during the #EndSARS protests but chose not to tread the path. Dare, who spoke on Monday while featuring on Channels Television’s programme Sunrise Daily, said the government did that to allow freedom of expression. He said other countries had taken certain measures to exercise some level of restraint over the cyberspace but Nigeria has not done so. The minister, however, said the internet and the social media have tremendous benefits but “as a country, we must start to think of how to curtail fake news. There must be some level of responsibility and some level of punishment to those that create chaos out of mischief in our country.” H...
Policeman Allegedly Shoots Abia Revenue Officials, Killing One and Causing Injury to the Other
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Policeman Allegedly Shoots Abia Revenue Officials, Killing One and Causing Injury to the Other

There was tension in Aba, Abia state, on Tuesday, July 7, after a policeman shot and killed an Abia revenue taskforce official and wounded another. According to eyewitness reports, a policeman attached to Crunches, a fast-food restaurant, opened fire on members of Abia State Taskforce Board of Internal Revenue. A member of the taskforce identified as Ifeanyi Kalu was killed instantly while another person was seriously injured, causing others to run for safety. An eyewitness said trouble started when a driver of the fast-food restaurant (Crunches) called policemen that their bus has been driven away by the taskforce. Policemen allegedly arrived with "AK-47" and" they started shooting sporadically". A bullet hit Ifeanyi Kalu and another man. The eyewitness adds: "Both ...
Governor Dave Umahi Shuts Down all Courts in Ebonyi as State Records First COVID-19 Death
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Governor Dave Umahi Shuts Down all Courts in Ebonyi as State Records First COVID-19 Death

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has ordered the immediate shut down of all courts in the state just as the state records its first death from COVID-19. In a statewide broadcast delivered on Friday, June 19, the governor said the courts are to remain closed for the next 10 days to enable health workers to fumigate the buildings and premises. He directed all judicial staff in the state and their families to immediately proceed for COVID-19 testing.   “It is unfortunate that we have recorded one death due to this Covid-19 and it makes me so sad. I am directing that in line with the Covid-19 law all the courts in Ebonyi state be shutdown for the next 10 days. The Judiciary, State High Court, Industrial Court, Federal High Court, Magistrate court should all be shutdown. A...
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...
Busola Dakolo Gives Update on her Rape case Against Clergyman Biodun Fatoyinbo
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Busola Dakolo Gives Update on her Rape case Against Clergyman Biodun Fatoyinbo

Busola Dakolo, wife of singer, Timi Dakolo, has given an update on her rape case against clergyman, Biodun Fatoyinbo. Recall that in June 2019, she publicly accused the clergyman of violently raping her when she was a teenager and was worshipping in his church in Kwara state. She filed a suit against him but it was thrown out by the court. In an update posted this afternoon on her Instagram page, Busola shared a copy of the letter she received from the police stating they have completed investigations into the case and have forwarded the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation (DPPP) for legal advice and further necessary action. She alleged the Ministry of Justice has since received the case file for Fatoyinbo's prosecution but has remained silent.  ...
Late NDDC Director Tested Positive for COVID-19
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Late NDDC Director Tested Positive for COVID-19

Charles Odili, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Director of Coroporate Affairs has confirmed that the late acting Director of Finance and Administration of the commission, Ibanga Etang tested positive for Coronavirus. Odili said the Rivers State Ministry of Health wrote to the commission to confirm that the late director died of complications linked to Coronavirus. He added that the commission was compelled to make the declaration after getting clearance from the deceased family. Odili said; “The family has authorised the Commission to announce the late Executive Director tested positive to COVID-19. “The ministry has, therefore, directed the Commission to order all management staff to go into self-isolation for a period of 14 days with effects from today, Whil...
Ooni of Ife’s Wife, Olori Prophetess Naomi Reacts to Rumors that Their Marriage has Crashed
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Ooni of Ife’s Wife, Olori Prophetess Naomi Reacts to Rumors that Their Marriage has Crashed

Olori Prophetess Naomi has shut down rumors her marriage to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has packed up. There have been reports online that she has packed out of the monarch's house following some marital crisis. On Monday evening, she took to her IG page to set the record straight. Read her press statement below There have been strange rumours and unfounded news making rounds on social media in recent times.I want all believers of good news to know that, it is all lies and a picture of how the peddlers of the evil news would have loved our love story to turn out. I would have loved to maintain silence, however, due to concerns being expressed by well meaning people something has to be said. Now, the gospel truth is that I have been busy with ministry off the social ...
30 Workers of a Company in Oyo test Positive for Coronavirus
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30 Workers of a Company in Oyo test Positive for Coronavirus

Thirty-one new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Oyo state, and 30 of them are workers in a company in the state. Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, made the announcement in a statement issued on Saturday night. However, Makinde did not disclose the name of the company but said it is based in Ibadan South-West local government area, adding that the company has been shut down for decontamination. The statement reads, “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for thirty-one suspected cases came back POSITIVE. Thirty of these cases are members of staff of the same organisation based in Ibadan South West Local Government Area. The organisation has been shut down and will be decontaminated.” “We urge members of the public to remain calm as the situation is under control. Intensified con...
Access Bank To Shut Down 346 Branches Nationwide (List)
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Access Bank To Shut Down 346 Branches Nationwide (List)

Nigerian financial power house, Access Bank, annunciated the closure of more than 300 of its branches nationwide in a bid cut down running costs as a result of the outbreak of the deadly virus, COVID-19. This move comes in the wake of a statement made by the group managing director/CEO of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe who explained the reasons behind a planned mass retrenchment of its workforce, stating that some of its branches will be closed up until December of this year. Herald NG earlier reported that Wigwe made this disclosure via video conferencing in a town hall meeting with the bank’s staff that later leaked on social media platforms. Wigwe noted that those to be affected by the mass retrenchment are mostly outsourced staff and workers offering nonessential services. Thi...
‘You Have Shut Down Everywhere With Your World Tour’ – Musician, Olamide Laments Bitterly About Coronavirus
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‘You Have Shut Down Everywhere With Your World Tour’ – Musician, Olamide Laments Bitterly About Coronavirus

‘Shakiti Bobo’ crooner, Olamide has admitted that coronavirus has shown it is capable of making the whole world stand still. In his post on Instagram, the father of two described how coronavirus has shut down everywhere by doing a world tour. He however added that the whole world has accepted that coronavirus is number one so it can now leave. In his words “Corona de do world tour ! Shutdown everywhere… nobody badder ! We gree for you no1 … oya do come de go” Recall that many Nigerian artists had to suspend their, tours and shows because of the deadly pandemic coronavirus disease. Olamide is obviously affected and we hope this crisis ends soon.
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List of Markets That Have been Shut Down by the Lagos State Government

The Lagos State Government has effected the closure of some non-essential markets following increased cases of coronavirus in the state. According to the State Government, the markets that were shut down today March 26, do not sell essential products like food items and medical supplies.   Here is a list of the markets below; 1. GSM village, Airport road, Ikeja. 2. Mandilaz market in Lagos island. 3. Oluwole market in Lagos island. 4. Ogba market. 5. Ladipo Market. 6. Arena market oshodi. 7. Oshodi market. 8. Lawanson market. 9. Kantangua market. 10. Alaba international market. 11. Trade fair market. 12. Igando market, Alimosho, Abule-egba. 13. Ebute ero market. 14. Computer village, Ikeja. 15. Balogun market in Lagos island. ...
NASU Threatens To Embark On Strike
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NASU Threatens To Embark On Strike

The union revealed if there are shortfalls in the March salaries of their members, it won’t hesitate to embark on industrial action. The union pointed out that a seven-day warning strike earlier planned for this month was abandoned due to the closure of all institutions across the country because of COVID-19 outbreak. According to the union, if the mistakes of shortfalls as reflected in the February salaries of its members are repeated, they will shut down all federal institutions in the country immediately.
Coronavirus: No Plans to Shut Down Schools, Places of Worship in Edo- Governor Godwin Obaseki
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Coronavirus: No Plans to Shut Down Schools, Places of Worship in Edo- Governor Godwin Obaseki

The Edo state government has said that there is no plan to shut down schools and places of worship in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Stare Governor  Obaseki made this known when he received religious leaders from the state in his office on Friday March 20th. He said there is no need for anyone in the state to panic as his government has taken appropriate measures to prevent the importation of the virus into the state. He however added that his government has put up measures to deal with the spread of the virus if it eventually finds its way to the state. ''There is no plan to shut down places of worship except it becomes absolutely necessary. However, we would want to appeal that for the sake of your congregation, we should look at how to keep people from being too clos...
Coronavirus: No Plans to Shut Down Schools in Akwa Ibom- Governor Emmanuel Udom says
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Coronavirus: No Plans to Shut Down Schools in Akwa Ibom- Governor Emmanuel Udom says

Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom states has said that there are no plans to shut down schools in the state due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In a state wide broadcast delivered on Saturday morning, Governor Udom said that there is no confirmed case of COVID-19 disease in Akwa Ibom State and that as a matter of fact, the measures put in place at the state airport to curb the spread of the virus into the state, is comprehensive and has no parallel anywhere in West Africa. He appealed to residents of the state to adhere strictly to preventive measures so they do not contact the virus. '' I want to advise that we should all continue to observe the simple rules of Personal and Respiratory Hygiene: Regular hand washing with soap under running water. b. Use of hand sanitizer ...
Coronavirus: Imo government shuts down schools
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Coronavirus: Imo government shuts down schools

Schools in Imo State including the higher institutions have been shut down to enable people to protect themselves properly against the deadly Coronavirus. The State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma gave the directive in a live broadcast Friday, asking heads of schools in the state to adhere strictly to the directive. While expressing worries over the spread of the viral disease across the world, he appealed that Imo people should not entertain fear as the government, according to him, has put necessary machinery in place to prevent it from finding its way into the state. He said that the committee on the prevention of the disease led by the former INEC chairman, Prof. Maurice Iwu, will do a good job in ensuring the COVID-19 is kept at bay. However, he has called for a total ...
Over 50 Houses Destroyed in Lagos Explosion – NEMA
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Over 50 Houses Destroyed in Lagos Explosion – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has revealed that over 50 houses were destroyed in the explosion that rocked Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos on Sunday. This was according to the acting coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye. Farinloye said that the cause of the explosion and casualty figure were currently unknown as at the time of filing this report, while rescue operations are still going on in the affected area. He said the resulting fire, from the explosion, later spread to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) oil pipeline passing through the area, although the pipeline has been shut down as a precautionary measure. According to him, a combined team of the Lagos State Fire Servic...
COVID-19: Outrage as Reps resolve to shut down for 2 weeks
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COVID-19: Outrage as Reps resolve to shut down for 2 weeks

Condemnation has continued to trail the House of Representatives’ resolution to suspend plenary for two weeks to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the National Assembly. Civil Society groups which spoke to Daily Trust condemned the decision of the lawmakers, saying it is unjustifiable. Though, the House did not specify when the plenary would be suspended, the Green Chamber, in a resolution at plenary on Tuesday, said the two-week break would give members opportunity to be tested for the virus and make adequate preparation against spread of the disease in the National Assembly. The resolution was sequel to the motion; tagged “Need for Emergency Response to Tackling of Coronavirus in Nigeria”, sponsored by Idem Uyinan (PDP, Akwa Ibom). The Minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu (PDP...
Coronavirus: Panda Supermarket, Abuja Shut Down By FG
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Coronavirus: Panda Supermarket, Abuja Shut Down By FG

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC inspected Panda Supermarket; Jabi on credible reports that it discriminated and had a concealed area for Asian nationals. Allegation confirmed, seafood and animals imported illegally from China discovered. Store closed in abundance of caution considering Coronavirus. Products with expired and irregular shelf life were also discovered at Panda Supermarket, Jabi, Abuja yesterday. Regulatory activities to remove all offensive products from the Supermarket continues.  
Mercy Aigbe And Iyabo Ojo Shut Down Rumors Of ‘Bad Blood’ Existing Between Them
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Mercy Aigbe And Iyabo Ojo Shut Down Rumors Of ‘Bad Blood’ Existing Between Them

Some days ago, there was a story of bad blood between two Nigerian actresses, Mercy Aigbe and Iyabo Ojo, it was reported that the actresses and age mates were in a ‘superiority battle’ following another report that alleged Aigbe of having the goal to look better in her birthday photos than Ojo who first celebrated hers few days earlier. The rumor of this ‘bad vibe’ was almost confirmed to be true following an Instagram video post by Ojo which she captioned “we lead... others follow... I can never be replaced only copied ... we all have our moment to shine.” A lot of fans thought the caption was for Aigbe. Today, being mercy’s birthday, lot of fans were waiting to see if Iyabo would post her on her page, sending her best wishes, she almost didn’t post till later in the day when sh...
Quilox Shut Down By Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency
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Quilox Shut Down By Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency

Popular Night club, Quilox has be shut down by the Lagos state government. This was announced in a tweet by the SA to the governor on New Media Jubril Gawat. The club recently held a 36-hour party BREAKING NEWS: The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (@LasepaInfo) has sealed popular Club Quilox, Victoria Island over Noise Pollution and Traffic Congestion. #ForAGreaterLagos
1,000 Nigerian Shops Shut Down By Ghanians Over Border Closure
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1,000 Nigerian Shops Shut Down By Ghanians Over Border Closure

The rising attacks on shops owned by Nigerians in Ghana have escalated since the Federal Government of Nigeria shut its borders, the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Olufemi Abikoye, has said. Abikoye said about 1,000 shops owned by Nigerians had been shut as a  retaliation for the border closure which began in August. The shutting of the shops is being enforced by the Ghana Union of Traders’ Association. Abikoye said in a statement that there was a need for both Ghana and Nigeria to settle things amicably so as not to destroy the good relationship between both countries. The statement further read, “It is recalled that there has been ongoing tension between Ghanaian and Nigerian traders of recent, with almost 1,000 shops belonging to Nigerian traders being ill...
Unions To Shut Down Banks Nationwide From January 2, 2020
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Unions To Shut Down Banks Nationwide From January 2, 2020

Bearing last minutes intervention by the Federal Government, workers in the nation’s banking sector at the weekend threatened to ground all banking operations nationwide begining from January 2, 2020. The Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) and its counterpart, the National Union of Banks Insurance and Financial Institutions (NUBIFIE) told newmen at the weekend that workers in the sector would embark on an indefinite strike over failure of their employers to review the Collective Bargaining Agreement in line with extant law. Speaking at the ASSBIFI 10th Triennial National Delegates Conference held at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja, the President of the union, Oyinkansola Olasanoye said there has been a deliberate disrespect of Human...
Ghanaian traders shut down more Nigerians’ shops
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Ghanaian traders shut down more Nigerians’ shops

Fifteen more shops belonging to Nigerians were shutdown yesterday by members of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) at Opera Square in Accra, bringing the number of shops to about 70. The latest showdown is part of GUTA’s plan to cripple Nigerian businesses in the nation’s capital. Nigerian businesses at the Tip Toe Lane at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle are believed to be the next in line, as it was gathered that GUTA plans to lock up the Nigerian shops in the area today. The national president of the Nigerian Union of Traders Association in Ghana (NUTAG), Chukwuemeka Nnaji, has advised his members to close their shops today to avoid destruction of their goods and businesses. Meanwhile, the timely intervention of police officers and the Nigerian Mission in Ghana averte...
Liberia shuts down radio station for criticizing President George Weah
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Liberia shuts down radio station for criticizing President George Weah

A radio station in Liberia, Roots FM was shut down by the country's government for criticizing President George Weah on Thursday October 10. The radio station owned by Henry Costa who is one of the leaders of a group that organized a large anti-government street protest that paralyzed several areas of the seaside capital Monrovia on June 17, was accused of inciting violence. AFP reported that the armed police riot unit which ringed the radio station building on Thursday morning, making it impossible for workers to move in and out also fired teargas on fans of the radio station. “It is indeed a very sad day, but I can assure you that we will never be silenced,” Costa told AFP in a telephone interview. Commenting on security operatives taking over the radio station, Liberia's sol...
Sex For Grades: UNILAG “Cold Room” Shut Down By School Management
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Sex For Grades: UNILAG “Cold Room” Shut Down By School Management

The University of Lagos has announced the shut down of the ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers allegedly sexually harass students. This was disclosed by Taiwo Oloyede, the Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit) of the university. The ‘Cold Room’ was mentioned by a lecturer of the school, Boniface Igbeneghu, who was caught on video sexually harassing an undercover journalist who posed as an admission seeker. Mr Igbeneghu, in the BBC undercover documentary, described the secret place where lecturers meet to “touch students breast” at the staff club of the university “They call the place cold room,” he said. He then explained that female students must pay to have good grades. “The so called ‘Cold Room’ is a Functions Room that may have been abused because this is a dev...
Video: I had my baby in a hospital in Lekki- Toyin Abraham shuts down Liz Anjorin’s claim she had her baby in a traditional birth center
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Video: I had my baby in a hospital in Lekki- Toyin Abraham shuts down Liz Anjorin’s claim she had her baby in a traditional birth center

Its no longer news that Toyin Abraham and her colleague, Liz Anjorin, are at logger heads. Liz in one of the videos she released attacking Toyin, claimed the actress lied to her fans that she welcomed her son, Ire, in a hospital in London. According to Liz, Toyin had her baby in a traditional birth center here in Nigeria. Well, Toyin with the help of her publicist, has now released a video showing her after she welcomed her son in a hospital in Lekki, Lagos. Toyin in the video, stated that she actually travelled out to give birth to her son but returned home because she wanted her family and friends around and she trusted the services of the hospital where she gave birth. ''Because I trust you people, I decided to have my baby in Nigeria. I actually travelled but I came back. I...
#Xenophobia: South African High Commission in Nigeria shuts down its offices and consulate in Lagos over fear of reprisal attacks
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#Xenophobia: South African High Commission in Nigeria shuts down its offices and consulate in Lagos over fear of reprisal attacks

The South Africa High Commission to Nigeria has shut down its offices and consulate in Lagos over fear of reprisal attack by youths in the country. The acting High Commissioner, Amb. Bobby Moroe in a chat with Punchng this morning confirmed that he had directed the Mission to suspend all consular activities until the situation improved. He explained that the reported attacks on South Africans in parts of the country informed the decision to close down the Mission. Moroe stated, “I directed that the Mission should be closed until the situation improves. We heard that South Africans were being pulled out of vehicles and attacked. We feel unsafe and that is why I directed that the mission should close down until further notice.” When told that the police had beefed up security to pre...
MTN Nigeria shuts down outlets, service centers
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MTN Nigeria shuts down outlets, service centers

The Nigeria division of South African telecoms company, MTN, has announced that it is closing shop until further notice. In a message to its subscribers on Wednesday, MTN Nigeria announced the closure of its shops and the operation of only its online platforms. ”Yello! Our shops are unavailable today. You can reach us on Twitter- @MTN180, MTNonline.com/Livechat, chat on MyMTN App. For Call Center dial 180. Thank you.
My Birthday Was not fund by Coza, Pretty Mike and Toyin Lawani Sponsored it – Kemi Olunloyo
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My Birthday Was not fund by Coza, Pretty Mike and Toyin Lawani Sponsored it – Kemi Olunloyo

In a video shared by controversial journalist Kemi Olunloyo, she shut down the rumour going around the social media that Coza fund her birthday because of the secrets she has being revealing recently about Pastor Fatoyinbo and Busola rape allegation case. She reveals In a her new post pictured with pretty Mike that popular big boy pretty Mike and Toyin Lawani sponsored her birthday. She kissed pretty Mike To thank him for all what he has done. She wrote 'MY BIRTHDAY WAS NOT PAID BY #COZA?? @prettymikeoflagos and #toyinlawani of @tiannahsplacempire PAID for the entire birthday dinner. 25 guests I personally wanted there. Many Celebrities were asking for the venue I heard. I invited who I wanted. @azukaogujiuba sponsored the shoot with Toyin. Coza did not fund my birthday? B...
Ajax star David Neres plays down Arsenal, Man Utd talks
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Ajax star David Neres plays down Arsenal, Man Utd talks

David Neres has shut down rumours he could leave Ajax this summer. The 22-year-old, who won the Copa America with Brazil on Sunday, has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United. He told Algemeen Dagblad: "I'm having a beer because I have something to celebrate. "I have to be back at Ajax on July 28. My future is with Ajax."  
Oyo NANs Vow To Shut Down UI Over Expulsion Of Student Leaders
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Oyo NANs Vow To Shut Down UI Over Expulsion Of Student Leaders

The Oyo Joint Campus Committee of the National Association of Nigeria Students(NANS) in conjunction with Alliance of Nigeria Students Against Neo-liberal Attacks (ANSA) has embarked on a Save Ui project to protest the dictatorial and gestapo methods being used by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan ,Prof. Abel Olayinka in Expelling Student activists, Aderemi Ojo, Kunle Adebajo, Philip Olatinwo and others who criticized the school's maladministration as well as The unlawful ban placed on any student association in the school for the past three years, Below is the Press Statement By the Oyo State NANS chairman, Asubiojo Olajuwon PRESS RELEASE ON UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN If we fight, we may win. But if we fail to fight, we have lost already. It is no longer news that thin...
Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Shut Down Indefinitely
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Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Shut Down Indefinitely

The management of the Ondo state-owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, has announced the shut down of institution indefinitely. The sealing of the institution was announced in a statement on Tuesday issued by Sule Atiku, acting registrar of the school. Atiku said the closure was to forestall a breakdown of law and order in the institution. The statement reads, "On behalf of the Governing Council/Management, i have the mandate to announce to the general public that the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo is hereby closed down until further notice. "In view of this development, I wish to intimate that all the students of the institution are hereby advised to vacate the institution not less later than 3 pm today, Tuesday 18th June 2019. "This closure has become imperative in order for ...
Tyler Perry shuts down actress who put up 2 billboards to get his attention
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Tyler Perry shuts down actress who put up 2 billboards to get his attention

Tyler Perry wasn’t impressed with the antics of actress Raquel Bailey after she put up two billboards to get his attention. The mother of two who revealed she is going for her dreams for the sake of her kids, hosted the billboards which read “Tyler Perry, I’m your next leading lady”. Rather than have the effect she desired ,the move appeared to have disgusted Perry who told her that is the wrong way to get his attention as auditions to be in his movie are free. '@tylerperry Auhhh.... soooooo...... here’s the deal. This is not the way to get my attention if you’re looking for a role in one of my shows. Please DON’T DO THIS, SAVE YOUR MONEY!! This is the third time that someone has done this. PLEASE STOP! To audition is FREE!! I’m sure you can use that money for a better purpose. ...

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