Onyeama, foreign minister resumes office after COVID-19 negative test

Onyeama, foreign minister resumes office after COVID-19 negative test

Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister. By Lizzy Okoji Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has tested negative for the COVID-19 and has resumed his official duties. Onyeama tested positive to the virus on July 19. The Minister disclosed this via his twitter handle @GeoffeyOnyeama on Wednesday expressing appreciation to his medical team, family, friends, colleagues, among others. Onyeama tweeted “By the special grace of God, my latest COVID-19 test result came back negative after…

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Tony Elumelu: Senate Committee Chairman Akinyelure, backtracks on N41bn Fraud Allegation

Tony Elumelu: Senate Committee Chairman Akinyelure, backtracks on N41bn Fraud Allegation

Dr. Tony Elumelu. The Senate Committee Chairman on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has denied media publication reporting it to have indicted the Chairman of the UBA Group, Dr. Tony Elumelu, over a N41 billion allegation fraud. This followed a clarification by the Senate Committee in which it distanced the person of Dr. Elumelu from the alleged fraud and claimed that its position on the matter was misinterpreted. The document entitled “Clarification of Allegations of…

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My Message to Nigerian Youths on the 20th anniversary of International Youth Day, 2020, by Atiku Abubakar

My Message to Nigerian Youths on the 20th anniversary of International Youth Day, 2020, by Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar. I wish to felicitate with the youth across the globe on the 20th Anniversary of the International Youth Day celebration. I salute the Nigerian youth in particular for their commitment and perseverance towards the attainment of a greater Nigeria. The theme of this year’s celebration “Youth Engagement for Global Action” gives a critical picture of what the world perceives about the stake of young people globally. This global picture, which has been on…

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COVID-19: U.S. donates 200 ventilators to Nigeria

COVID-19: U.S. donates 200 ventilators to Nigeria

Ventilators donated to Nigeria by the United States. By Lizzy Okoji The U.S. government on Tuesday donated 200 life-saving ventilators to Nigeria in fulfillment of its promise to help Nigeria in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, said the 200 ventilators being transferred are compact, portable and can easily be mobilised to reach patients with the most severe symptoms of COVID-19. The U.S. Ambassador said earlier this…

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PERSPECTIVE – The Zulum testimonies

PERSPECTIVE – The Zulum testimonies

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State. Comrade Owei Lakemfa. By Owei Lakemfa. BABAGANA Umara Zulum, soil scientist and professor of agriculture and environmental engineering, has a problem as the Governor of Borno State. As the chief security officer of the state, he takes on face value the security reports he gets. So when the security chiefs informed him that the town of Baga had been liberated from the Boko Haram terrorists, the army was…

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1,202 Nigerian Christians killed in first 6 months of 2020, says NGO report

1,202 Nigerian Christians killed in first 6 months of 2020, says NGO report

Christians faithfuls hold signs as they march on the streets of Abuja during a prayer and penance for peace and security in Nigeria in Abuja on March 1, 2020. – The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria gathered faithfuls as well as other Christians and other people to pray for security and to denounce the barbaric killings of Christians by the Boko Haram insurgents and the incessant cases of kidnapping for ransom in Nigeria. (Photo by KOLA…

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Oyakhilome to Buhari, African leaders: Bury your heads in shame for seeking medi-care, Covid-19 vaccines abroad

Oyakhilome to Buhari, African leaders: Bury your heads in shame for seeking medi-care, Covid-19 vaccines abroad

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Alfred Olufemi (Premium Times) President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders have been told to bury their heads in shame for depending on foreign countries for their health care, seeking Covid-19 vaccines abroad, and for borrowing money. Berating the African leaders, the General Overseer of Believers’ Love World aka Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome in a live broadcast to his congregation on Sunday, charged the leaders to wake up for the development…

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Okowa greets Omo-Agege at 57

Okowa greets Omo-Agege at 57

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Senate President. Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, as he turns 57 on Monday. Okowa said that Omo-Agege had made Deltans proud with his outstanding performance as one of the Senators with the most number of Bills in the 9th Assembly. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor said that Omo-Agege, who represents…

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Alleged N41bn fraud: Tony Elumelu demands apology from Senator Akinyelure

Alleged N41bn fraud: Tony Elumelu demands apology from Senator Akinyelure

Dr. Tony Elumelu. Former Managing Director of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Dr. Tony Elumelu has given the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition, Senator Ayo Akinyelure seven days, to retract a statement credited to him, indicting the eminent banker in a N41billion fraud allegation. Lawyers to Dr. Elumelu, in a letter to Akinyelure, threatened to drag the lawmaker to court if he fails to retract and publicly apologise…

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SERAP urges court to compel Buhari to publish govt loan details since 2015

SERAP urges court to compel Buhari to publish govt loan details since 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to order President Muhammadu Buhari to publish the details of loans that have been obtained by his administration since May 29, 2015.The Deputy Director of SERAP, Mr. Kolawole Oluwadare, said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that SERAP also sought the details of the interest rate on such loans, the total amount of debts that have…

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