Governance

President Buhari Pardons 2600 Inmates _Ada Nkong

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted presidential pardon to 2,600 inmates of correctional facilities nationwide. Among those granted pardon by President Buhari are five ex-convicts among whom are Late Professor Ambrose Ali, Late Chief Anthony Enahoro, Ex Lt. Col Moses Effiong, Major E. J Olanrewaju and Mr Ajay I Olusola Babalola.Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, speaking… Continue reading President Buhari Pardons 2600 Inmates _Ada Nkong

TECHNOLOGY

NCC Debunks 5G Allegations Against Telecom Operators _Ada Nkong

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has debunked allegations that mobile network operators (MNOs) are laying 5G fibre cables in Lagos State and someparts of the country.This comes on the heels of outcry by Nigerians that 5 G cables are being laid leading to the Covid-19 pandemic. A statement by the NCC Director, Public Affairs, Dr.… Continue reading NCC Debunks 5G Allegations Against Telecom Operators _Ada Nkong

Aviation

Arrested Caverton Pilots Were Authorized in National Interest- Sirika _ Ada Nkong

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika says the arrest of two pilots of Caverton Helicopters by the Rivers State Government is wrong. Mr Sirika who spoke during the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 Wednesday, explained that it was wrong for the state government to have carried out the arrests, without clearance from Federal Government “Civil… Continue reading Arrested Caverton Pilots Were Authorized in National Interest- Sirika _ Ada Nkong

TECHNOLOGY

NITDA Advocates Internet of Things to Fight Covid-19 _Ada Nkong

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate Internet of things (IoT) day, the National information Technology Development Agency ,NITDA has called on all relevant stakeholders to harness the potentials in IoT to solve the challenges in the country.A statement by Mrs Hadiza Umar, Head corporate affairs and external relations NITDA says IoT… Continue reading NITDA Advocates Internet of Things to Fight Covid-19 _Ada Nkong

HEALTH

22 New Cases of Covid-19 Reported in Nigeria_Ada Nkong

The NCDC says there are 22 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Nigeria.That brings the total number of cases confirmed so far to 276. Of the 22 cases according to the NCDC, 15 are in Lagos, four are in the FCT, two are in Bauchi, while the other is in Edo. Discharged cases still stand… Continue reading 22 New Cases of Covid-19 Reported in Nigeria_Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

Bernie Sanders Drops Out of Presidential Race _Ada Nkong

Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the 2020 presidential race Wednesday, ending an unprecedented Democratic primary and setting up a general election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The independent senator from Vermont announced his move in a conference call with staff, after he suffered a series of crushing primary losses… Continue reading Bernie Sanders Drops Out of Presidential Race _Ada Nkong

HEALTH

15 Man Medical Team From China Arrives Nigeria_Ada Nkong

Despite the outcry against the offer, a 15-man medical team from China wednesday arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The team arrived Nigeria in a chartered Air Peace aircraft and were received by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire. Their mission is to assist Nigeria in efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic… Continue reading 15 Man Medical Team From China Arrives Nigeria_Ada Nkong

ENTERTAINMENT & LIFE STYLE

Lagos State Agrees to Drop Charges Against Naira Marley, Gbadamosi _Ada Nkong

Following their agreement to Ttender written apologies to the Lagos State Government, as well as to issue undertakings to comply with the directive on lockdown and social distancing, including a stay in isolation for the next 14 days, the Lagos State government has agreed to withdraw charges against former governorship candidate of the Action Democratic… Continue reading Lagos State Agrees to Drop Charges Against Naira Marley, Gbadamosi _Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

President Trump Threatens ” Powerful Hold” on WHO Funding_Ada Nkong

President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday he may put a "very powerful hold” on funding to the World Health Organization as he lashed out at the United Nations specialized agency and accused it of “being very China-centric" amid the coronavirus pandemic. Reiterating his complaints from a tweet earlier in the day, the president said that the… Continue reading President Trump Threatens ” Powerful Hold” on WHO Funding_Ada Nkong