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Nigeria Records 4 Cases Of UK COVID-19 B117 Variant Strain – PTF

Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, said Nigeria recorded four cases of COVID-19, B117 variant strain, first reported in the United Kingdom. Speaking at the national briefing on Monday in Abuja, Mustapha said; “over the last few weeks, the PTF had been closely following the rising number of infections reported daily in Nigeria and in other jurisdictions. “Similarly, our scientists have been sequencing the variants of the virus. “There have been reports of cases with the B117 variant…

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NiMet Predicts 3 Days Sunshine, Haziness From Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunshine and haziness conditions from Tuesday to Thursday across the country. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Monday in Abuja predicted sunny and hazy conditions over northern region with chances of dust haze condition over Yobe, northern Borno and Jigawa throughout forecast period on Tuesday. According to it, the North Central region is expected to be in sunny and hazy atmosphere during the forecast period. The agency predicted patches of cloud in hazy condition over the inland within the forecast period moving down the…

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NSE: Dangote Cement, Airtel Africa Lift Trading By 0.21%

Activities on the nation’s bourse resumed the week on Monday on a positive note following investors’ interests in Dangote Cement and Airtel Africa. Specifically, the All-Share Index inched higher by 86.97 points or 0.21 per cent to close at 41,088.96 from 41,001.99 on Friday. Consequently, month-to-date and year-to-date returns increased to 2.0 per cent. Also, the market capitalisation, which opened at N21.448 trillion improved by N46 billion or 0.24 per cent to close at N21.494 trillion. The market gain was driven by price appreciation in large and medium capitalised stocks…

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Police Arrest Arms Supplier To Bandits — CP

The Katsina State Police Command says it has arrested an alleged supplier of arms and ammunition to bandits in the state. The police alleged that one Haruna Yusuf, 47, and other suspects found with two machine guns and 179 anti-aircraft ammunition, were arrested. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Sanusi Buba, announced this during a news conference on Monday in Katsina. Buba said that the suspects were arrested in their hideouts at Sawarya village, Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina state. “Based on credible intelligence, the command has been following…

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Experts, Stakeholders Canvass Tax Automation At FIRS’ Dialogue

The Federal Government has been advised to explore data and intelligence in order to ease tax collection and improve its revenue base. Tax experts, speakers, panelists and government functionaries gave the advice at the recently held First Annual National Tax Dialogue, in Abuja, organized by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), with the theme “Taxation in a Post-Covid Economy”. In his Keynote Address at the event, President, African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, highlighted the pandemic’s impact on Africa’s economy and the various interventions by the bank and national governments.…

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Trump Impeachment Article Heads To US Senate

A second impeachment trial of former United States President, Donald Trump is set to come a step closer. The House of Representatives prepares to forward the article of impeachment to the Senate. Carrying the charge of `incitement to sedition,’ the article is to be read before the second chamber of Congress at 7 p.m. on Monday evening (0000 GMT Tuesday). Trump is facing an unprecedented second impeachment trial based on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump rioters on January 6. According…

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Fashola: FG Executing 43 Projects Within Tertiary Institutions

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde  Fashola, has stated that his ministry was currently executing 43 road projects within tertiary institutions across the country with a view to enhancing the learning environment. The Director of Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Mrs Boade Akinola, in a statement to newsmen, on Sunday, quoted the minister as saying this while handing over a 2km internal road project, rehabilitated and reconstructed by his ministry at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State. The Minister, who was represented  at the…

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INEC Dismisses As Fake, News On Continuous Voters Registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged Nigerians to ignore fake news making the round that it would resume its Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on Monday. The commission, in a flyer titled “Fake News Alert” on its social media on Sunday, said no date had been fixed for such exercise. “INEC wishes to inform the general public that no date has been fixed for the resumption of the CVR. “We implore Nigerians to ignore the fake news making the rounds that the commission will open the register of voters…

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Female Referees Create African Football Record At CHAN

Three female referees created history Saturday as Guinea and Zambia moved closer to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals, Tanzania clawed back into contention and Namibia were eliminated. Ethiopian referee Lidya Tafesse and her assistants, Malawian Bernadettar Kwimbira and Nigerian Mimisen Iyorhe, became the first women to control a match at a senior CAF male tournament. The breakthrough came two years after female referees handled matches at the African under-23 and under-17 Cup of Nations tournaments. Former professional basketball player Tafesse gave a flawless performance as Tanzania edged Namibia 1-0…

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Police Arrest POS Robber, Fake Policeman With Indian Hemp

The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested one Korede Anifowose, male, of 24, Omisakin St., Agbelekale, Abule Egba suburb of Lagos for attacking one Sola Musa, a Point Of Sale (POS) operator, at Fatolu Bus Stop, Ipaja. In a statement signed by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Command said that Anifowose had attacked the POS operator and was later chased by the anti- crime police operatives before he was eventually arrested. “One locally made pistol and some expended cartridges…

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