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September 16th is National Identity Day in Nigeria

Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami has announced every September 16th National Identity Day. The announcement which was contained in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday is to support the enrollment of Nigerians for Digital Identity (ID) across the country. In the statement, Pantami reminded Nigerians …

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Magufuli, 14 others to contest Tanzania’s presidential election

Tanzanian President John Magufuli will face 14 challengers in elections scheduled for this October, the elections board announced.  Many analysts feel a divided opposition power will  likely lead to the victory of the not-too- popular incumbent president.  Reuters reports that his two main challengers are likely to be Tundu Lissu, who returned to Tanzania last …

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Senator Kashamu died of Covid-19 Complications

Buruji Kashamu has reportedly died of COVID-19 complications. Senator Kashamu represented Ogun East senatorial district at the eighth National Assembly between 2015 and 2019. The death of the 62-year-old Peoples Democratic Party, PDP death was first announced by his friend and colleague, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce. Senator Murray-Bruce who described the deceased as a very close …

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Nigeria: Worshippers relieved as Lagos Churches, Mosques open Aug. 7

Disenchanted worshippers in Lagos will have some reasons to cool their tempers as Lagos State Government on Saturday announced that worship centre can now resume on Friday, Aug. 7 for Muslims and Sunday, Aug. 9 for Christians. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this during the 17th Update on the Management of Coronavirus in the …

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Sanwoolu felicitate with Jakande on his 91st Birthday.

The Governor of Lagos State @jidesanwoolu has congratulated the former Governor and elder statesman, Lateef Jakande on his 91st birthday. In a post on his official Instagram handle, Governor Jide Sanwoolu described Lateef Jakande has a man of achievement with unmatched exemplary life style. He wished the first elected Governor of the state, a happy …

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Nigerian govt seeks banks’ statements of ex-president Jonathan, wife to overturn case with P&ID

The federal government is seeking documents from 10 banks, including Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., in a bid to overturn a $9.6 billion arbitration award related to a gas supply deal that the country alleged is shrouded in corruption. Bloomberg reported that the federal government has asked a Federal Court in New York …

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Covid-19: President’s daughter in self-isolation as Nigeria records 4 new cases

Twenty four hours after five more persons tested positive to coronavirus in Nigeria, otherwise known as COVID-19, four new cases were confirmed in Lagos yesterday, with the Lagos state government tracing no fewer than 1,300 persons. Also, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in self-isolation, shortly after returning from the United …

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21 confirmed dead in Lagos explosion as President Buhari morns, calls of ruling party executive meeting

At least 21 people were killed and more than one hundred homes burnt when a gas pipeline exploded Sunday in Nigeria’s capital. Ibrahim Farinloye, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said that 16 bodies were recovered hours after the explosion, which was triggered when a truck hit some gas cylinders at a …

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Open defecation: Nigerian government shuns calls to build more toilets

With barely five years ahead as a target to end Open Defecation, ODF, in Nigeria, the Nigerian Government has made it clear that no matter the views of most citizens,  it is not its responsibility to build toilets. This was disclosed by the representative of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Director of Water Quality Control and …

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Ghana’s government cancels gay conference after protest by Christian group

Ghana’s government has said it will not allow a major gathering of LGBT+ activists to go ahead after an outcry from conservative Christian groups in the country. The conference, scheduled for July, would be the first of its kind in West Africa and aims to bring together LGBT+ leaders to share ideas and work together …

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