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Why the government should not extend the ‘easing of the lockdown’ again – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr.  Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | June 3, 2020 – The extension by two weeks of the current ‘easing of the lockdown’ in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun States by two weeks has raised a number of fundamental issues.  Speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force, Secretary to the Government Boss Mustapha, […]

Nigeria: In the Next 36 Months – By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze

Oseloka H. Obaze Ejeviome Eloho Otobo By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo (Belguim)  and Oseloka H. Obaze* | Anambra, Nigeria | June 3, 2020 – Ever before the first ballot in the 2019 presidential elections was cast, some members of Nigeria’s leadership elite, across the political spectrum, were already signaling their intention to run for the presidency […]

Nigeria: Wake Up, Sleeping Giant! – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | June 3, 2020 –  Today, May 29, 2020, eferred to in Nigeria as “Democracy Day,” but now it will only serve as the anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime and that of some state governors. It is usually a welcome excuse for great celebrations, chest-beating and wild claims about humongous […]

Senate approves Buhari’s $5.513bn External Borrowing request

…passes amended 2020-2022 MTEF/FSP The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s $5.513 (Five Billion, Five Hundred and Thirteen Million United States Dollars) external borrowing request. The approval came following consideration and adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts. Giving a breakdown into the sources of the loan request, Chairman […]

Ebonyi clan cries out to IGP over 22 murder cases, rape, torture

The people of Edda Clan, Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State have written the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mo Adamu expressing concern over 22 unresolved murder cases in the area. A petition to that effect was written by the Edda Intervention and Rescue Initiative, a group pressing for the rights of the people. […]

Osun Assembly approves life imprisonment for rape, 14 years jail for attempt

The Osun State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed into law the bill that recommends life imprisonment for rape perpetrators and 14 years jail term for attempted rape. The Speaker, RT. Hon. Timothy Owoeye, in his submission, asserted that with the passage of the bill will assist to curtail the case of rape that is […]

Uwaila, Barakat: NANS threatens mass protest, demands justice

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), said it will embark on a mass protest to seek justice for Uwaila Omozuwa and Bello Barakat, who were both reported to have been raped and killed by their rapists. DAILY POST reported that Uwaila, a student of the University of Benin was murdered by her rapists inside […]

Obaseki reveals how he helped Oshiomhole become Edo Governor

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, had no money when he contested to become governor in 2007. Oshiomhole, who was a former President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), contested under the Action Congress (AC) and lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Oserheimen Osunbor. However, he challenged […]

Deputy Governor Bauchi State, Baba Tela tests positive for COVID-19

The Bauchi State government has confirmed that the state Deputy Governor, Baba Tela, tested positive for Covid-19. The confirmation was contained in a press release made available to journalists in Bauchi by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Bauchi State Governor, Muhktar Gidado. According to Gidado, the Deputy governor’s positive confirmation followed the […]

Nigerian govt resumes coronavirus drug trial

Nigerian government has approved the resumption of COVID-19 drug trial. Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this on Tuesday. He spoke in Abuja at the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) briefing on COVID-19. Nigeria had after the World Health Organisation (WHO) directive insisted that it would continue the trial with hyroxychloroquine. In his remarks, Ehanire explained why the […]

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