POLITICS

Odey Ochicha Picks Form For APC Northern Cross River Senatorial Seat_Ada Nkong

As .the date for the northern CrossRiver Senatorial election draws closer , former governorship candidate, Odey Ochicha, on Monday in Abuja, picked the party’s declaration of interest and nomination forms to contest the bye-election for the seat made vacant by the death of Senator Rose Oko of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Speaking shortly after… Continue reading Odey Ochicha Picks Form For APC Northern Cross River Senatorial Seat_Ada Nkong

Aviation

Covid-19 Test Mandatory for Passengers as International Flights Start August 29_Ada Nkong

As Nigeria prepares to resume international flights on August 29, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika says Covid-19 test is mandatory for passengers. The minister said passengers must take a COVID-19 test wherever they're coming from very close to departure dates. "A portal will also be opened for passengers to pay for another COVID-19 test… Continue reading Covid-19 Test Mandatory for Passengers as International Flights Start August 29_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

Covid-19: Lagos experiences Surge as FCT Dips_Ada Nkong

By the NCDC Update for August 17 2020, Lagos cases of covid -19 surged from below 100 the previous day to above two hundred yesterday. A total of 417 new cases were reported bringing the total number confirmed so far to 49485.36834 cases have been confirmed so far and 977 deaths have occurred. Lagos recorded… Continue reading Covid-19: Lagos experiences Surge as FCT Dips_Ada Nkong

ELECTIONS · POLITICS · WORLD NEWS

Trump retweets Russian propaganda about Biden that US intel agencies say is intended to influence 2020 election_Femi Ehiabhi

President Donald Trump on Sunday night retweeted Russian propaganda about former Vice President Joe Biden that the US intelligence community recently announced was part of Moscow's ongoing effort to "denigrate" the Democrat ahead of November's election. Late Sunday, Trump amplified a tweet that contained audiotapes of a 2016 conversation between Biden and then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko --… Continue reading Trump retweets Russian propaganda about Biden that US intel agencies say is intended to influence 2020 election_Femi Ehiabhi

Judiciary

Court Nullifies Bayelsa Governorship Election_Ada Nkong

The Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal on Monday nullified the election of Governor Douye Diri. The Tribunal also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to order a fresh election within 90 days. The verdict follows the petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) challenging the victory of Governor Diri in the November 19 governorship… Continue reading Court Nullifies Bayelsa Governorship Election_Ada Nkong

HUMAN INTEREST

Bangladesh Commission Marks National Day of Mourning_Ada Nkong

The Bangladesh High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria marked the 45th martyrdom of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 25 th August 2020. Solemn observance of the National day of mourning started with the hoisting of the national flag at half-mast at the Chancery at 9.30 am by Mr. Md. Shameem Ahsan,ndc, High… Continue reading Bangladesh Commission Marks National Day of Mourning_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

Plateau Records Highest Number of New Covid-19 Cases_Ada Nkong

Plateau has beaten Lagos by recording the highest number of cases according to the statistics released for 16th August 2020 by the NCDC. Plateau recorded 108 cases, Kaduna 49, Lagos 47, Ogun 18, Osun17 and FCT 15. Akwa Ibom and CrossRiver have 4 cases each,Bauchi, Kano and Rivers 1 case. The total number of cases… Continue reading Plateau Records Highest Number of New Covid-19 Cases_Ada Nkong

HEALTH · RELIGION

Review your stand on no weekday worship, Oyedepo advices Sanwo-Olu_Femi Ehiabhi

Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo has decreed that the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu should allow churches to also open on weekdays in the state. In Lagos, churches only open on Sundays and mosques on Fridays. But Oyedepo, on Sunday during worship service at Canaanland, Ogun State berated the Lagos State Government… Continue reading Review your stand on no weekday worship, Oyedepo advices Sanwo-Olu_Femi Ehiabhi

ECONOMY · FINANCE · HEALTH

COVID-19: States to get $2.5m performance-based grants for tax relief_Femi Ehiabhi

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Sunday said that each state government would receive USD2.5 million performance-based grants for implementing tax relief programmes for individual taxpayers and businesses to mitigate COVID-19 impact. The forum disclosed this in a statement issued by the Head, Media and Public Affairs of NGF Secretariat, Mr Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, in Abuja… Continue reading COVID-19: States to get $2.5m performance-based grants for tax relief_Femi Ehiabhi