BREAKING: El-Rufai gives Sanusi new appointment days after dethronement by Ganduje

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has approved the appointment of former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, into the board of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency, KADIPA. Sanusi’s appointment is coming barely 24 hours after he was dethroned by the Kano State Government for disobeying lawful authorities. However, a statement by El-Rufai’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Muyiwa Adekeye, said the …

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UNILORIN joins ASUU strike — first time in 20 years

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has embarked on strike action alongside the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), disrupting its calendar for the first time in 20 years. On Monday, ASUU had commenced a two-weeks warning strike  to compel the federal government to implement its 2019 agreement and resolution with the union. On Tuesday, Moyosore Ajao, ASUU chairman in UNILORIN, …

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Ganduje vs Sanusi: Buhari told to act on Kano saga

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has expressed concern over the dethronement and banishment of former Emir of Kano State, Muhammadu Sanusi II by the Umar Ganduje-led state government. The body called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene by ensuring that Sanusi enjoys all his rights and freedom of movement, as clear demonstration for leadership, respect for civility, democratic core values …

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God very sympathetic to Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said God is very sympathetic to Nigeria. He said this when the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly Healthcare Professionals Associations (AHPA) visited him at the State House, Abuja. Buhari appealed to them to bear with the administration in their demands as it braces up for the challenges posed by coronavirus to the economy. …

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Mikel Obi reacts to death of Nigerian player, Martins

Chelsea legend and former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has reacted to the death of Nasarawa United player, Chieme Martins. It was reported that Martins slumped and died during one of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixtures last Sunday. It was gathered that Martins collapsed after colliding with a Katsina United player. Efforts to resuscitate Martins proved abortive, as the …

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Lagos declares co-passengers of Italian patient wanted

The Lagos state ministry of health has released the names of two passengers on board the Turkish Airline flight which brought the Italian who imported coronavirus into the country, declaring them  wanted. At a press briefing on Monday, Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health, gave their names as Enwelunta Obumnore Godfrey and Salami Abiodun Sadeeq. He said they are wanted because they …

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US priest tests positive for coronavirus after shaking hands with over 500 worshippers

Timothy Cole, rector of Christ Church, Washington DC, US, tested positive for coronavirus after shaking hands with over 500 worshippers during holy communion. The priest was diagnosed with the virus on Saturday and has been confirmed as the city’s first coronavirus patient. Health officials said hundreds of people had interactions with the priests. The officials have asked all worshippers who …

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