Trump accuses Twitter of fact checking his tweets

It was reported that Twitter on Tuesday issued a fact check on President Donald Trump’s tweets. It was the first time ever the veracity of the American leader’s claims were checked. There has been criticism against social media platforms regarding the lack of restraint on leaders who use the means to make unsubstantiated claims. Trump had tweeted that mail-in ballots …

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Ayade inaugurates anti-tax agency, says it’s injustice to tax poor, low income earners

As part of COVID-19 palliatives and in furtherance of the State tax exemption law, the Cross River state governor Sir Ben Ayade Wednesday inaugurated the anti-tax Agency with a charge to ensure small that scale businesses and peasant farmers enjoy tax holiday. He insisted that the poor must be protected. Members of the Agency include Bishop Emma Isong who is …

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COVID-19: LAGOS NMA DIRECTS DOCTORS TO STAY AT HOME

The Nigerian Medical Association in Lagos State has asked its members to embark on an indefinite “sit-at-home” industrial action over alleged harassment and intimidation by security agents in the state. The NMA gave the “stay-at-home directive” in a statement signed by its Chairman, Dr Saliu Oseni, and Secretary, Dr Ramon Moronkola, today. According to the statement, the directive takes effect …

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FG receives 292 evacuees from Saudi Arabia

The Federal Government has received 292 stranded Nigerians from Saudi Arabia. Disclosing this via his twitter handle, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said evacuees which include nursing mothers and children were flown to Abuja. The country has successfully evacuated 265 Nigerians from the United Arab Emirate, 253 from the United Kingdom and 106 the United State of America. …

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BUHARI TRANSMITS REVISED 2020 BUDGET TO NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted the revised 2020 budget proposal to the National Assembly for consideration and approval. The new fiscal document was delivered to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, by the presidential aide of the National Assembly (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, at the National Assembly today. The budget is being reviewed following the crash of the price of crude …

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Buhari Presides Over Virtual FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has presided over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council in Abuja. The weekly council meeting which was held virtually had in attendance the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari among other cabinet members. Meanwhile, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) …

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Sultan of Sokoto tells Muslims to pray at home during Eid-Fitri

His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, has urged Muslims across the country to pray in their respective homes during the forthcoming Eld-Fitri festival, as circumstances would require it. The Eid-Fitri festival signifies the end of the Ramadan fast. In a statement signed by Professor Salisu Shehu, Deputy Secretary-General, …

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Burundi holds presidential election amid COVID-19 pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, voters have turned out in numbers as Burundi holds its presidential election. Burundi decided to go on with the election, allowing political campaigns and gatherings even though it has recorded 42 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. After 15 years in power, President Pierre Nkurunziza will be stepping down. Seven candidates are in the running to …

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