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NNPC has 6,621 staff strength – Report

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it currently has 6,621 staff strength both at its headquarters and across all its subsidiaries, divisions and offices nationwide. The corporation disclosed this in its report of compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s (EITI) Open Data requirements, released in Abuja on Monday.…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

Parents who enrol children into Almajiri system risk jail – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State has warned that parents who enrol their children into the Almajiri education system stand the risk of prosecution and up to two years jail. Mr El-Rufa’i stated this in Kaduna on Monday when he visited some 200 Almajiri children repatriated from Nasarawa State and…

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Kwara confirms four new COVID-19 cases

The Kwara State Government says it has recorded four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 74, as of May 24. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and Spokesman of the state Technical Committee on COVID-19, Rafiu Ajakaye, made this known in…

Waheed Bakare

Buhari mourns New Telegraph journalist

The president described the editor’s death as a collective loss to the media and the nation that he served passionately with his talent. President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the media industry, particularly Nigeria Union of Journalists and Nigeria Guild of Editors, over the passing of the Saturday Editor of…

Professor Ibrahim Gambari

Gambari’s kinsmen organise prayer session for successful tenure

AgencyThe ancestral community of the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, on Monday, organised a special prayer session for his successful tenure. Members of the Erubu/Asunnara/Ita Aburo Community in Ilorin, Kwara State, during the prayer session led by Uthman Erubu, an Islamic scholar, thanked Allah for Mr Gambari’s…

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Sanwo-Olu to inaugurate projects to mark one year in office

In fulfilment of his promises to renew infrastructure in critical sectors, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is to inaugurate housing, education and road projects as part of activities to mark one year on office. The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said in a statement on Sunday that…

FlairJet, a British private charter company. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Herald]

British Flairjet to pay N1 million penalty for Nigeria’s airport violation – Official

FlairJet, a British private charter company, which is also an affiliate of Flexjet, is to pay N1 million for violating COVID-19 airport directives in Nigeria. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the disclosure on Sunday via his verified twitter handle. “Flairjet were found to violate our civil aviation regulations…

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel [Photo Credit: CNN.com]

Israeli PM Netanyahu on trial for corruption

Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday became the first serving Israeli Prime Minister to go on trial, proclaiming his innocence in the corridor before walking into court to face charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. The trial came a week after Israel’s longest-serving leader was sworn in to a record…

J-10 Jet fighter. [Photo: Airforce Technology]

Airstrikes kill 200 bandits in Katsina, Zamfara – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has neutralised no fewer than 200 armed bandits in multiple air strikes in Katsina and Zamfara. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, John Enenche, in a statement released on Sunday in Abuja, said the operations were in continuation of the…

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official webpage of the Nigerian Army]

Nigerian soldiers kill 1,015 insurgents since April – Buratai

The Nigerian Army said it eliminated over 1,015 Boko Haram terrorists in different encounters with the insurgents in the Northeast from April 4 till date. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, disclosed this on Sunday when he hosted the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to Eid-El-Fitr luncheon at…

Police fire tear gas as protesters return to the streets in Hong Kong (Photo Sourced from Tuidang.org)

Tear gas fired as Hong Kong residents continue protests

Police fired tear gas at protesters in one of Hong Kong’s busiest shopping districts on Sunday as growing numbers took to the street in opposition to Beijing’s plans to impose a national security law that bypasses the local legislature. Water cannon and armoured trucks were deployed across the city before…

A mosque in Offa, Illorin.

Eid-el-Fitri: Offa residents celebrate low key, avoid praying grounds

Residents of Offa in Ilorin are having a low key Eid-el Fitri celebration to mark the end of the Ramadan as they desert praying grounds due to the coronavirus pandemic. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who went round the town on Sunday observed that the bubbling…

The Corps with the pregnant woman after safe delivery

FRSC rescues pregnant woman in labour pains

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday rescued a pregnant woman, struggling to drive herself to hospital amid agony of labour pains. Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said that this occurred in Lagos. He said that a patrol team belonging to…

Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle [PHOTO: The Guargian NG]

Banditry: Governor Matawalle resumes peace deal with bandits

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has announced the continuation of peace deals with leaders of bandits operating in the state for the attainment of total peace in the state. The governor stated this on Saturday in Gusau while condoling families of those attacked by bandits in some villages in…

Screenshot: New York Times fills front page with names of dead

Coronavirus: New York Times fills front page with names of dead

The New York Times has filled the front page of its Sunday edition with the names of those who have died from the novel coronavirus. All of the usual articles, photographs and graphics were replaced by the list of names and excerpts from their obituaries to memorialise the dead as…

Russians voting during an election [PHOTO: Aljazeera]

Coronavirus: Russia adopts electronic voting

Russians will be able to vote electronically or by mail in the future according to changes to election law approved by President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, the Kremlin said. The new software to allow electronic voting should be available nationwide and can be used for both local and national elections,…

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York State

COVID-19 deaths in New York drop below 100 for first time since March

Governor Andrew Cuomo gave Westchester and the Hudson Valley the green light to reopen starting on Tuesday as the coronavirus death toll dipped below 100 for the first time since the crisis erupted in March. The governor also suggested hard-hit Long Island could start the reopening process on Wednesday if…

Sample coronavirus test [PHOTO: Euronews]

COVID-19: UK deaths rise above 36,500

Another 282 COVID-19 patients died in Britain as of Friday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 36,675, British Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, said on Saturday. The figures include deaths in hospitals, care homes and the wider community. Meanwhile, 2,959 people have been confirmed positive for…

La Liga [PHOTO: ESPN]

La Liga gets Spanish govt’s green light to resume from June 8

Spanish football’s top-flight division La Liga can return to action from June 8 after being disrupted by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday. All organised football in Spain was provisionally suspended on March 12, although clubs in the top two divisions have since returned to…

Governor AGovernor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello. [Photo credit: Daily Post]bubakar Sani Bello. [Photo credit: Daily Post]

COVID-19: Niger govt. gets $25,000 grant from South Korea

The South Korean Government through the United Nations Habitat Programme (UN-Habitat) has given a $25,000 grant (about N10 million) to support the Niger State government in preventing the spread of coronavirus in the state. This is contained in a statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Chairman,…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Eid-el-Fitr: Buhari asks Muslims to be happy despite coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Muslims to keep their spirits up in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, said the president made the call in his Sallah message to Muslims on the occasion…

Hope Uzodinma in, Emeka Ihedioha out in Imo

Imo abolishes payment of pensions to ex-governors, speakers

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo has assented to a bill repealing the law that created pension allowances and gratuities for former governors, deputy governors, assembly speakers and deputy speakers. Signing the bill into law in Owerri on Friday, the governor noted that the erstwhile law runs contrary to the 1999…

The Nigeria Air Force in Nguroje

Banditry: Nigerian Air Force deploys additional 60 airmen in Katsina

The Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, an air marshal, said officers and men of the Nigerian Air Force would soon clear bandits in Katsina State and the North-West region. Mr Sadique stated this when 60 additional Airmen and Officers were deployed on Thursday to Katsina for Special “Operation Harbin…

Nigerian Stock Exchange Trading floor [Photo: blogs.cfr.org]

CSCS shareholders approve N4.3bn total dividend for 2019

Shareholders of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc, on Friday, approved a total dividend of N4.3 billion declared by the board for the financial year ended December 31, 2019. The shareholders gave the approval at the company’s virtual 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM) by proxy, held at the Nigerian Stock…

File photo of Muslims faithful praying at Lekan Salami in Ibadan at the end of Ramadan fast in Ibadan on Friday (14/6/18).

Eid-el-Fitri: CAN felicitates with Muslims, seeks prayers for peace, unity

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Friday congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar 111 and all Muslims for the completion of Ramadan. CAN General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, in a statement in Lagos, also congratulated the Sultan who is Head of Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) and President-General, the Nigerian…