Month: December 2020

US investors complete takeover of Premier League side Burnley

US investment group ALK Capital has completed its takeover of Burnley, acquiring a controlling 84 percent stake in the Premier League club, it was announced on Thursday. Delaware-based ALK, which specialises in investments in the sport and media sectors, said its managing partner Alan Pace would take over from Mike Garlick as chairman. Pace, the …

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COVID-19: UK pledges £47m aid to Nigeria, eight countries

The United Kingdom is releasing £47 million in aid to provide food, nutrition, water and shelter for vulnerable families in nine countries and regions. It said £7m of the funding will be made available in Nigeria through the World Food Programme and is estimated to reach 430,000 individuals with unconditional food assistance and nutrition support …

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Buhari signs 2021 appropriation bill into law

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill into law. The brief signing ceremony was done inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The National Assembly had last Monday passed N13.58trn budget for the next fiscal year. It has been the desire of the present regime to …

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COVID -19: Pauline Tallen self isolates as test returns positive

Minister of women affairs, Pauline Tallen proceeded on self-isolation as she tested positive for Coronavirus in Abuja. In a statement issued last Sunday, she disclosed that the following interaction with individuals who later showed signs of COVID-19, she was advised by her medical team to undergo a test and self-isolate for observation over a few …

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Politicians must give space to new leaders — Lai Omotola

The Group Managing Director of CFL Group, Lai Omotola has warned that except politicians across existing party affiliations give way to new crop of leaders, the agitation for better governance would continue. Omotola stated this during the end of year press briefing on the state of the nation in his office, Maryland, Lagos recently. He …

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Full Text of What Bishop Kukah Said About Buhari That Sparked Reactions

On December 25, Matthew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese, bared his mind on some issues about the country. While highlighting some of the country’s challenges, the bishop accused President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism. He accused the president of institutionalising northern hegemony, saying there could have been a coup if a non-northern Muslim president practised …

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Plateau FOGMMON Member, Rev. Jordan King regains freedom after been kidnapped

Plateau FOGMMON Member, Rev. Jordan King has been reported to have regained his freedom on Saturday 26th December after been Kidnapped Along Abuja-Jos Road in mid-November 2020.  The report was disclosed by a close relative who said that after several efforts to secure Jordan King’s freedom was frustrated, however was elated to announce that the …

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Nigerian worshippers at a loss as ‘crossover’ prayers cancelled

Across Nigeria, New Year’s Eve is usually marked by millions of Christians gathering in churches to usher in the New Year, praying for a better year ahead. But this year, the all-night celebrations have been widely canceled because of Covid — and many worshippers, desperate to turn the page on 2020, say they feel a …

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Suspected cult leader, 2 others killed in Ogoni village

Rivers State Police Command has disclosed that suspected cult leader, Bariya Timothy, was killed Tuesday night in a gang violence in Luubara, an Ogoni community in Khana Local Government Area, Rivers State. Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, who disclosed this, yesterday, said the 35-year-old Timothy died in a supremacy battle with a …

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2020 UTME: No date fixed for sales of application documents yet — JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, yesterday, says no date has been fixed for the commencement of sales of the application documents for its 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Lagos. Benjamin, who was speaking against the backdrop …

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Border closure, effects and curbing recurrence

President Muhammadu Buhari on Dec. 16 ordered the immediate reopening of four critical land borders which have been shut since Aug. 20, 2019. The land borders approved for immediate re-opening were Seme in the Southwest, Ilela in the Northwest, Maigatari in the North-West and North-Central and Mfun in the South-South. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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