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16 Killed As Air India Plane Skids Off Runway, Breaks Into Two

An Air India Express plane with 191 people on board has crashed at an airport in the southern state of Kerala, killing at least 16 people, officials say. The Boeing 737, en route from Dubai, skidded off the runway in rain and broke in two after landing at Calicut airport, aviation officials said. The flight was repatriating Indians stranded by the coronavirus crisis. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “pained by the plane accident”. MK Raghavan, a lawmaker from Calicut, told the BBC at least 16 people died in…

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Gov Makinde Appoints Oyo Hospital, Primary Health Care Boards Chairmen

Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has appointed a former Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr. Gbola Adetunji and a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abiodun Dada Awoleye as chairmen of the Hospital Management Board and Primary Health Care Board respectively. The governor equally appointed a former member of the House of Assembly, Honourable Babatunde Amidu Eesuola as chairman of the Community and Social Development Agency, while Mr. Ademola Aderinto has been appointed Special Assistant on Environment. A statement by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to…

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Gov Sanwo-Olu To GOC 81 Div: Security Tough In Lagos But……

……Seeks Synergy Among Security Agencies Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has called for synergy among security agencies to make Lagos safer for residents and visitors. Speaking when the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lagos, Major-General Godwin Umelo, paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Marina, Governor Sanwo-Olu commended the role of the Nigerian Army in the security of lives and properties in the State. “Lagos is peculiar and we have our own security needs. We are working with the Nigerian Army,…

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COVID-19: 3 Deaths Recorded, NCDC Confirms 354 New Cases From 17 States

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says Nigeria recorded only three deaths as 354 new cases of coronavirus are confirmed from 17 states with the FCT leading others. According to the agency: “On the 6th of August 2020, 354 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. “Till date, 45244 cases have been confirmed, 32430 cases have been discharged and 930 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory “The 354 new cases are reported from 17 states- FCT (78), Lagos (76), Kaduna (23),…

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Muslims Begin Worship In Mosques Today, Churches Open Sunday In Lagos

Muslims in Lagos, will hold their Friday prayers in mosques for the first time in nearly four months. Churches will resume services on Sunday. All places of worship were closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the reopening was a sign of progress in Nigeria’s fight against the disease. But the places of worship are only allowed to hold 50% of their full capacity. Worshippers must also adhere to safety measures like wearing of face masks and social distancing. Reuters   Share on:…

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Ivory Coast President Confirms He’ll Run For Third Term In October Poll

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has said he will run for a third term in October’s general elections. The president was last week nominated by his party and said he would announce his decision later. The ruling party’s previous presidential nominee, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, died of a heart attack on 8 July. “I am a candidate in the presidential election of October 31,” Mr Ouattara told public broadcaster RTI. “I have decided to respond favourably to the call of my fellow citizens,” he said. The president’s decision is…

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Buhari Approves Extension Of Eased COVID-19 Lockdown By Four Weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the second phase of the eased lockdown for another four weeks. This extension is the third for the second phase of lockdown currently observed across the country. Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 disclosed this during the Task Force briefing in Abuja on Thursday. The task force had met with President Buhari on Wednesday and briefed him on the progress made so far in containing the spread…

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Asaba Airport Set To Resume Operations, SSG Assures Of COVID-19 Compliance

Asaba International Airport in Delta State is set to resume flight operations several months after it was shut down due to Coronavirus pandemic which paralysed business and socio-economic activities across the globe. Secretary to Delta State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie, who gave the hint while inspecting the airport on Thursday ahead of the resumption of aviation operations expected to begin in a few days, said that the airport was ready. Ebie said that the state government had put necessary protocols in place at the airport for passenger compliance with COVID-19…

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Lawyer Accuses ‘Magu Boys’ Of Demanding N75m Into Different Bank Accounts

More troubles appear to be rolling in for the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, following a petition on alleged extortion and criminal intimidation by Magu’s Boy.   In a fresh petition by an Abuja based lawyer, Mr Johnmary Jideobi, Magu and his boys were alleged to have unlawfully frozen accounts of a company, Damjay Integrated Services Limited with access bank in 2018, without any court order.   PRNigeria gathered that the petition has been forwarded by the Office of the Attorney…

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Gov Makinde: Only Leadership With Integrity Can Guarantee Prosperous Nation  

…As Awosika, Others Harp On Integrity At Virtual Meeting Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has said that Nigeria would become prosperous when its leadership begins to demonstrate integrity, honesty and transparency. The governor, who stated this while speaking on the theme: “Integrity as a sine qua non to a prosperous nation”, at a virtual meeting of the Akinjide Adeosun Foundation (AAF) Leadership Colloquium –  Chapter 5, held in Lagos,  said that only leaders who lead with integrity can take a nation out of the woods. He added that the…

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