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Atiku, Obi Storm Delta For Campaign Rally

Governor/Presidential running mate, Peter Obi, President of the Senate/DG PDP’s Campaign Council, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and the Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa at the Government House, Asaba, yesterday.  Pix 2: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign train at the Asaba Township Stadium during its Presidential campaign rally  in Delta State yesterday.  Pix 3: Mammoth crowd of supporters at the Presidential Campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Asaba, Delta State yesterday. …

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Buhari Reconstitutes NNPC Board, In Place For Three Years

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), after the expiration of the term of the board members appointed in 2016. Members of the new Board are: Mohammed Lawal (North West), Tajudeen Umar (North East), Adamu Mahmood Attah (North Central), Senator Magnus Abe (South South), Dr Stephen Dike (South East), and Chief Pius Akinyelure (South West). The new board will be in place for three years. Share on: WhatsApp

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Kyari Expresses Shock Over Death Of Former NNPC GMD, Baru

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari has expressed shock over the sudden death of Dr. Baru who was the 18th Group Managing Director of the Corporation. NNPC in a statement by Group General Manager Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, said it regrets to announce the demise of its former Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, Friday night. Dr. Baru, a consummate Mechanical Engineer, died after a brief illness, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Dr. Kennie Obateru stated this in…

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AfDB: African Leaders Rally Support For Adesina, Move Against US

No fewer than 15 former African Presidents on Friday rallied support for President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, lauding him for taken the bank to amiable heights. In a statement signed by the ex presidents, including Nigeria’s Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, the former leaders described AfDB as the “pride of the continent”. They cautioned that at this critical time that Africa was battling with COVID-19, the bank and its president should not be distracted. The United States Treasury Department had called for an independent probe of…

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Banditry: Govs Tambuwal, El-Rufai Update Buhari, Seek Military Intervention

…….On Sabon Birni Massacre, Kaduna Crisis President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja at the instance of the governor. Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Tambuwal said he was in the presidential villa to update President Buhari on the security situation in Sokoto state. He said that he also demanded from the President more military intervention to check the activities of bandits in the state. The governor disclosed that he solicited…

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First Bank Leverages Technology For Customers’ Virtual Accounts Opening

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has put in place measures to enable customers open accounts through their mobile phones, without visiting its branches nationwide. Bank Group Executive, e-Business & Retail Products, Mr Chuma Ezirim, said in a statement on Friday in Lagos, that investment in its mobile banking infrastructure was in furtherance of  deepening financial inclusion in the country. Ezirim said that investment in the bank’s mobile banking infrastructure would enable account opening to be carried out on its *894# USSD banking, FirstMobile (self-service telephone banking) and its website –www.firstbanknigeria.com.…

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Osun: 82-Year-Old Widow Suffering From Hypertension Survives COVID-19 Attack

An 82-year-old widow who is also suffering from hypertension has recovered from the coronavirus disease after receiving nine-day treatment at the Isolation and Treatment Centre, Asubiaro, Osogbo, in Osun State. She was confirmed positive and admitted at the State isolation centre on the 13th of May, 2020. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, who disclosed this in a statement released on Friday in Osogbo, said the Septuagenarian’s recovery from the virus beats the odds as elderly people with chronic diseases are the highest risk group because  most of…

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AfDB: Why US Is Targeting Akinwumi Adesina A Flamboyant Nigerian Banker

(By Former BBC Africa Business Editor Larry Madowo) The United States and the African Development Bank have fallen out over allegations of corruption against the bank’s Nigerian head. Akinwumi Adesina is a sharp dresser known for his expensive tailored suits, immaculate white shirts and an endless supply of colourful bow ties. But the clean public persona of the 60-year-old president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) is now being questioned after a string of corruption and abuse of office allegations from his own staff spilled into the open. Mr Adesina…

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Lagos CP Orders Arrests Of 2 Police Officers Over Death Of 17-yr-Old Girl

The Police on Friday ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of 17-year-old Tina Ezekwe. Tina was shot by a policeman on Tuesday and was rushed to a hospital where she eventually died on Thursday evening. On Friday, #JusticeForTina was a trending topic on Twitter. The Nigerian police have a well-documented history of extrajudicial killings. In a video posted by Oworo TV on Twitter, a female body is being dragged amid a screaming, hysterical crowd. The video has racked up over 140,000 views on the social…

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COVID-19: Death Toll Rises To 261, NCDC Confirms 387 New Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) has confirmed 387 new cases of coronavirus with  Lagos recording 254 followed by FCT, Jigawa and Edo States. In its daily report, the agency said: “On the 29th of May 2020, 387 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. “No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. “Till date, 9302 cases have been confirmed, 2697 cases have been discharged and 261 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory “The 387 new…

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Buhari: We’re Still Focused On Delivering Mandate For Change

On the first year anniversary of his second term in office, President Muhammadu Buhari assures all Nigerians that the mandate for change remains relevant and will be steadily followed to improve livelihoods. The campaign had been hard fought; yet the mandate the people of this country gave him was decisive. He won that election with a distance of nearly four million votes or 15 per cent of the total votes cast over his closest opponent. It was then – and is today – a mandate for change. For many years Nigerians…

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