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Senators donate 50% of salaries for COVID-19 fight

Senators donate 50% of salaries for COVID-19 fight The Senate has disclosed that senators will contribute 50 per cent of their salaries to efforts geared towards responding to the spread and treatment of Coronavirus cases in the country.
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Mental health challenges associated with covid-19 pandemic

Adeoye Oyewole In January 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, to be a public health emergency of international concern. WHO stated that there is a high rise of COVID-19 spreading to other countries around the world. In March 2020, WHO made the assessment that COVID-19 can be
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Segun Oni’s Defection Changes Political Permutations in Ekiti

Victor Ogunje writes former Ekiti State Governor, Chief Segun Oni has made clear his intention to switch political party loyalty from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party to register displeasure about how his supporters and himself were ostracised from all engagements in APC Though, the rumour has been rife since his suspension The post Segun Oni’s Defection Changes Political ...
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Famfa Oil Pledges N1bn to Support FG, Lagos, Others

Sunday Ehigiator The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Famfa Oil Limited, Mr. Modupe Alakija and Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija have donated N1 billion to help the federal government, Lagos State government, and other agencies in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. According to them, the donation symbolised their resilience, character and strength as they plan to work The post Famfa Oil Pledges N1bn to Support ...
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Four killed during cultists, hoodlums’ clashes in Lagos

Deji Lambo No fewer than four persons have allegedly been killed in the ongoing supremacy battle between hoodlums from the Akosile area and the Network Base in Gasikiya, Amusun area of the Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State. Some of the residents, who spoke with PUNCH Metro on Monday, identified the deceased simply
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NDLEA arrests two for dealing in hard drugs

Gibson Achonu,  Owerri The Imo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested two persons for allegedly dealing in methamphetamine, also known as Mkpuru Mmiri; ice or Guzoro; Indian hemp; cocaine and heroin, in Owerri. One Gasike Amadi, 30, who hails from Uburu Okpala in the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of
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Bandits kill police inspector, pastor, one other in Ogun

Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta Bandits suspected to be members of a cult, on Sunday, reportedly attacked the Emuren Estate in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State and killed three persons, including a police inspector and a pastor. Our correspondent gathered that the bandits unleashed mayhem on the community during a robbery operation in the
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Two fun seekers drown in Ekiti

Abiodun Nejo,  Ado-Ekiti The police in Ekiti State, on Monday, confirmed the death of two persons believed to be fun seekers in the Ureje River in Ado Ekiti. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sunday Abutu, said a male and a female, believed to be in their 20s, drowned while attempting to swim
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Two Chinese kidnapped in Ebonyi

Edward Nnachi, Abakaliki Gunmen, on Monday, kidnapped two Chinese working in Ebonyi State. The incident, PUNCH Metro gathered, occurred in the Ishiagu community, Ivo Local Government Area of the state. Investigation revealed that the two Chinese men were working for a mining company in the area. It was gathered that the Ishiagu community had the
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COVID-19: Masquerader arrested for defying order, threatening cops

Daud Olatunji,  Abeokuta The Ogun State Police Command said it had arrested a masquerader for allegedly violating the federal and state governments’ directives on social distancing and public gatherings in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state. The masquerader was said to have been apprehended after he allegedly confronted some policemen and
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Police nab lady for killing lover in Imo

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri  The police in Imo State have arrested one Chinelo Joseph for allegedly killing her lover. The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikokwwu, told our correspondent that the suspect killed her lover, one Okenna Ekwebelem,during an altercation. He said, “On March 28, 2020, operatives of the Divisional Police Headquarters, Okigwe, acting on
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Report says Nigeria’s smartphones attracting mobile money investments

Ife Ogunfuwa Nigeria’s steady growth in smartphone penetration, from 12 per cent to 40 per cent in five years, is attracting investments in mobile money, the latest study by the GSM Association has indicated. The GSMA said it identified Nigeria as one of Africa’s sleeping mobile money giants last year with potential for the roll-out
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Useful tips on WASSCE and UTME English (4)

Akeem Lasisi When we started discussing exam-related issues three weeks ago, we never knew a situation was coming when all students and other exam candidates would be circumstantially at home. It is thus natural that we continue where we stopped last week, though we are moving away from the objective section. Today we are discussing
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Troops kill Boko Haram leader, Usamah, others in Borno

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole being coordinated by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, have killed a top Boko Haram leader, Abu Usamah, and scores of other terrorists during a gun battle with the insurgents in Gorgi in the Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. The military said on Monday that Usamah,
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‘Nigeria’s legal education system has collapsed’

‘Nigeria’s legal education system has collapsed’ Francis Dike, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is a professor of law at the Imo State University, Owerri and former Attorney General and Commissioner for justice in Imo state.
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Elumelu tests negative for COVID-19

Elumelu tests negative for COVID-19 Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, yesterday said he and members of his family had tested negative for the Coronavirus after a period of isolation in London,
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COVID-19 and Nigerian health sector

COVID-19 and Nigerian health sector Despite several reports and commentaries drawing the attention of our duty bearers to the decay in the health sector before the current virus pandemic
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