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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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NOVA Merchant Bank Promotes Staff, Flags-Off Executive Trainee Scheme

NOVA Merchant Bank, a leading merchant bank in Nigeria, began 2021 on a high note as it announced several promotions for its employees who excelled in the performance of their responsibilities. The Bank announced on Monday that the promotions are in line with its goal of building a high performance culture, adding that they cut across most grade levels including General Manager subject to approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, Mr Nath Ude, explained that the Bank set out to reward its…

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COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 15 More Deaths, 1303 New Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday confirmed 15 additional deaths from COVID-19 complications, bringing the total number of death toll in the country to 1,522. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website  on Tuesday. The centre also said that 1,303 new cases of COVID-19 was recorded, bringing the total number of infection in the country to 124,299. It stated that the new infections were reported in 24 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The centre said that Lagos, FCT and Nasarawa recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections…

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Economists Laud CBN For Retaining MPR At 11.5%

Some economists on Wednesday in Lagos, commended the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria for leaving all Monetary Policy Rates (MPR) unchanged. The experts who gave the commendations said the committee took an ‘excellent resolution’ by leaving key parameters unchanged. The committee had on Jan. 26 decided by a unanimous vote to retain the MPR at 11.5 per cent; the asymmetric corridor of +100/-700 basis points around the MPR; the CRR at 27.5 per cent; and the Liquidity Ratio at 30 per cent. MPR is the…

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Ibrahimovic Sent Off As Inter Beat AC Milan In Italian Cup

Inter Milan came from behind to beat AC Milan 2-1 on Tuesday in an Italian Cup quarter-final which saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic dismissed after scoring the latter’s goal. Ibrahimovic was ruthless on his first chance, firing low off the left post after entering the penalty box in the 31st minutes, But he was dismissed in the 58th minute. Romelu Lukaku went on to draw Inter Milan level from the penalty kick spot. The match referee also exited with a pulled muscle and was replaced by the fourth official with 10 minutes…

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Emefiele: Expect Contract For Renovation Of National Art Theatre Soon

The Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has expressed hope that a contract for the renovation of the National Art Theatre would be awarded in the next couple of weeks. Emefiele gave the hint while responding to questions at a news conference on the outcome of the Monetary Policy Committee meeting, on Tuesday in Abuja. According to him, all approvals are in place to renovate the structure and transform it to a world class conventional Centre. “All approvals are in place; we are hoping in the next couple of weeks,…

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Court Jails Chinese Woman For Hiding Coronavirus Symptoms

A Chinese court has handed down a year-long prison sentence to a woman who hid her Coronavirus symptoms before boarding a flight, state media reported on Wednesday. The 37-year-old took medication to suppress a fever before boarding a flight from the United States to China in March 2020, the Global Times reported. She only disclosed her symptoms after landing in Beijing and later tested positive for coronavirus. Some 63 close contacts then had to go into quarantine. Her actions were a violation of China’s anti-epidemic rules and posed a severe…

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Gov Wike To New Service Chiefs: Don’t Align With Politicians On Security

….Commends Buhari Over Appointments Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing new service chiefs for the country. The governor made this known in Port Harcourt in a statement by Mr Paulinus Nsirim, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications. He noted that although the appointments came late, the president should be commended for listening to the voice of the people. The governor urged the new appointees to see their appointments as an opportunity to re-engineer the nation’s security architecture which saw tremendous challenges in…

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Borno Gov Welcomes New Service Chiefs, Thanks Buratai, Sadique, Others 

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has welcomed the appointment new service chiefs, while expressing gratitude to outgoing service chiefs, particularly chiefs of army, and air staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai and Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique with whom Borno government worked more closely in the fight against Boko Haram. Zulum spoke briefly on Tuesday night in Maiduguri, when some journalists sought his reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari announced on Tuesday afternoon, that he had accepted the resignation of his (now retired) service chiefs, and had appointed Major General Leo…

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CP Challenges DSS To Produce ‘Killers’ Of Police Officer

The Commissioner of Police in Osun State has demanded from the Department of Security Services (DSS), Osun Command, to produce the officers alleged of causing the death of a police officer in the state. Osun Police Spokesperson, DSP Yemisi Opalola, said that the Olokode met with the Director of DSS and demanded that those responsible for beating a police officer, should be produced for prosecution. Opalola, in a statement, said that Cpl. Rauf Fawale, who died after the beating, was working at Dada Estate Police Station in Osogbo. “We heard…

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CLO Hails Buhari For Replacing Service Chiefs

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing new service chiefs to oversee the security of the country. The chairman of the organisation in Anambra, Mr Vincent Ezekwueme, gave the commendation in Enugu. Ezekwueme noted that the appointments of new service chiefs were overdue but they were “a step in the right direction. “It is also in tandem with aspirations of Nigerians. “I commend President Buhari for listening to the cries and demand for appointment of new service chiefs. “There is no doubt that the new service…

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