Angry Youths shutdown Shell in Bayelsa

Youths of Agbidiama Community in the Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State staged a protest on Thursday and shut down the Clough Creek flow station operated by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria. They accused the SPDC of not providing employment and empowerment schemes, refusal to engage indigenous firms for catering services and neglect of the community and …

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Edo Poll: CNPP reveals how Buhari Govt Is buying

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has condemned what it described as vote buying by proxy by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government ahead of the governorship election in Edo State. The coalition called on the Buhari administration to desist from acts capable of killing the country’s democracy. The call was contained in a statement signed by its Secretary General, …

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US reveals plan to make provision for coronavirus vaccine

US unveils plan to provide free coronavirus vaccine to ‘every American’ Feds say the goal is to start in January 2021 with 100 million doses, as soon as vaccines achieve FDA approval. While the US waits for one or more COVID-19 vaccines to win approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the federal government released an outline Wednesday detailing how …

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AfricanScience: Pandemic tech innovation silver lining

Africa Science Focus is back with another exciting episode looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic is inspiring health and education innovations. Young developers in Africa are changing the face of innovation with new ventilators, face masks and gloves, as well as digital learning. “These new innovations are pushing us towards the new normal, the new trend in the world that …

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Cardi B files for divorce, describes marriage as “Irretrievably Broken”

Cardi B has filed for divorce from her husband and fellow hip-hop star Offset, from the band Migos. The New York rapper described their marriage as “irretrievably broken”. The couple were wed in secret in 2017, and have a two-year-old daughter named Kulture. Court records obtained by the PA news agency show that Cardi is asking for “primary physical custody” …

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Malami shied high-profile criminal cases – Sagay panel

The Prof. Itse Sagay-led Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, on Wednesday, accused the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), of having well-known proclivity for aborting high-profile criminal cases in favour of major political and governmental figures. The PACAC, in a statement signed by Sagay, and released by the Communications Unit of the committee, said this …

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Sensitive materials arrive CBN office in Benin, ahead of the Saturday Poll

Sensitive materials for the conduct of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State arrived at the Central Bank of Nigeria office in Benin on Wednesday. The INEC Head of Voter Education and Publicity in Edo, Mr Timidi Wariowei, confirmed the arrival of the materials to newsmen. “The materials for the conduct of Saturday’s governorship election have arrived the CBN. “We just …

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Lovers arraigned for alleged N17.5m charcoal fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office, on Wednesday, re-arraigned one Alice John and her boyfriend, Fadi Alloush, before Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, for fraud involving the sale of charcoal. The lovers were re-arraigned on three counts of conspiracy, stealing and obtaining the sum of N17.5m under false pretences. The offences were …

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