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Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, has once again exonerated itself and its staff from the alleged underage voting in Kano State. INEC said there were no underage voters on the register it handed over to the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission to undertake the local government elections that took place last Saturday. This Continue Reading
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Burna Boy’s ‘Destiny’, a song off the Afropop singer’s Grammy-nominated album ‘African Giant’, has been included in the official inauguration playlist of incoming US president and vice-president, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The playlist, which features artistes from different parts of the world, is said to be a representation of America’s diversity and also symbolises Continue Reading
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Iredia, a Professor of Mass Communication featured as a guest on ARISE News breakfast program, The Morning Show and observed that constant electioneering after each election in Nigeria ensures that the country remains a developing nation and far from development. “Unfortunately, politics is fast becoming a distraction to national development, whereas the purpose of Continue Reading
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President Muhammadu Buhari has told his Benin counterpart, President Patrice Talon that Nigeria will continue to work with its neighbours on the importance of good neighbourliness. The President stated this on Tuesday in Abuja when President Talon of the Republic of Benin, paid him an official visit. “Good neighbourliness is very important in our lives. The […]Continue Reading
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Former Minister of Sports, Bala Bawa Ka’oje, has died at 60. In a statement titled ‘Former Sports Minister Ka’oje dies at 60, buried in Abuja’ on Tuesday, Nigeria Football Federation’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, said the country’s sporting fraternity was thrown into grief with Ka’oje’s death. His remains were interred in Abuja on Tuesday afternoon. The […]Continue Reading
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The Federal Government has warned Nigerians against selling their SIM cards that are already linked with the National Identity Numbers (NIN), asserting that crimes committed with any SIM card would be traced for appropriate action. Sounding the warning, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami said this has become necessary as […]Continue Reading
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The Federal Government on Tuesday said the country has the capacity to store up to 400,000 doses of the expected COVID-19 vaccine. The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib disclosed this during a tour of the National Strategic Cold Store in Abuja. Nigeria is expected to receive 100,000 doses […]Continue Reading
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Business and government leaders currently see the loss of life from Covid-19 and related economic effects as the world’s greatest short-term threats, the World Economic Forum said Tuesday. The group which organises an annual get together of leading industrial and political voices at the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos carries out a survey of its […]Continue Reading