Slider Sports 

COVID-19 Protocol: PTF Postpones National Sports Festival To 2021

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 says the 2020 National Sports Festival scheduled to hold in Edo State has been postponed to 2021. At a briefing  on Monday in Abuja, PTF Chairman and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF),  Mr Boss Mustapha, said the postponement was to allow proper measures to be put in place. Mustapha said that with more than 12,000 participants expected at the event, there was need for the adjustment. “Over the past weeks, discussions have been held about safety issues pertaining to the National…

Read More
Foreign Slider 

Ghana Holds Presidential, Parliamentary Elections On 7 December

Ghana holds presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December with 17.029 million voters expected to cast their ballots. There is high expectations about the vote, especially as it is the first time a sitting president is being challenged by a former president. Voters will also elect 275 parliamentarians from 914 candidates. The Ghana Electoral Commission (EC) said the election will kick off with some 109,400 members of the security services, journalists and special service workers who will be on duty on 7 December voting on 1 December. The main presidential…

Read More
Arts/Entertainments Slider 

Minister Receives Repatriated 600-Year-Old Ife Tarrecotta

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has formally received the repatriated Ife Terracotta from his Foreign Affairs counterpart, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, in company of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Nigeria, Mr. Harry van Dijk. While receiving the artifact in his office in Abuja on Thursday, Alhaji Mohammed said the return of the stolen Ife Terracotta marks a milestone in Nigeria’s efforts at pursuing the return of the country’s antiquities. “It gives me profound joy to receive this very important antiquity, an Ife Terracotta,…

Read More
Foreign Slider 

UN Chief Urges Ethiopia To Protect Tigray Civilians

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres is “deeply concerned” about the situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and supports efforts by the African Union to de-escalate the situation, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. Guterres has also called for the protection of civilians ahead of a threat by the Ethiopian army to start an assault on the region’s capital, Mekelle. “We’re following reports of the possible military action around Mekelle with great alarm. The Secretary General is very concerned about the impact that will have on civilian population, on our ability to…

Read More
Politics Slider 

PDP Condemns Aregbesola’s Plan To Mark 10years Of His Maladministration In Osun

The People’s Democratic Party has warned ex-governor Rauf Aregbesola to stay away from Osun state to prevent breakdown of law and order.   The party also claimed Osun residents had suffered enough because of maladministration of the former governor and do not deserve to be put through harrowing experience of security breakdown, maintaining that the proposed visit of the Minister of Interior to the state was a ploy to cause mayhem.   A statement by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Diran Odeyemi, obtained by newsmen in…

Read More
Health Slider 

NCDC Says No Death, Confirms 157 Fresh COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 157 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The centre made this known via its verified website on Monday said that there was an increase of five cases from the 152 reported on November 15. The country had tested 705,809 people since the first confirmed COVID-19 case was announced on February 27. The NCDC said that the new cases were from nine states, pointing out that there was no Coronavirus-related death in the past 24 hours. It said that…

Read More
From States Slider 

Akwa Ibom Christmas Village Generates N2.5bn — Commissioner

The Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Orman Esin,  has said that N2.5bn was generated in 2019 by kiosk owners and other businesses at Christmas village within 30 days of the jamboree. Esin said this at a news conference to mark the beginning of the 2020 Christmas jamboree in Uyo on Saturday. The commissioner said that 2019 festival provided jobs for no fewer than 2,450 people at the Christmas village. He said that those engaged had the ample opportunity to make money for themselves and boost…

Read More
News Slider 

Don’t Allow Tribal, Religious Sentiments To Divide You, Archbishop Kaigama Cautions Youths

Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, has cautioned youths against allowing tribal and religious sentiment to divide them. Kaigama, in an exhortation at a Prayer Programme – Holy Hour With The Youth – at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral on Saturday in Abuja, urged the youths to stand against disunity and vices. “You must be wary of sentimental and divisive remarks such as ‘they are southerners with an agenda’, ‘they have a northern religious motive’ and ‘this is against our religion’. “These are the statements…

Read More
News Slider 

NNPC Clarifies Increase In PMS Ex-Coastal, Ex-Depot Price Of PMS

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it is aware of a document widely circulating in the media purporting an increase in the PPMC Ex-Coastal Price and Ex-Depot Price (with collection) to N130 and N155.17 respectively and wishes to clarify that although there was a slight increase in the price based on the prevailing realities of market forces of demand and supply, the correct prices, as can be seen on PPMC’s  “Customer Express” platform (online portal for procurement of petroleum products) are: Ex-Coastal Price – N128, and Ex-Depot Price…

Read More
Health Slider 

COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 212 New Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 212 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country on Thursday. The NCDC made this known via its verified website. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria has so far tested 697,544 persons since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27, 2020. The public health agency noted that the 212 new cases brings the total number of infected people in the country to 64,728. It added that no additional death was…

Read More
Open

All-In-One Solution Pack: Hosting, Domain Registration, Web Design / Dev and Content Management. Contact : 09054605145