Delta To Host National Sports Festival In 2022 After Emerge Champion

Delta To Host National Sports Festival In 2022 After Emerge Champion

After emerging champions of the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Edo, Delta is the next host of the NSF. Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, made the announcement during the closing ceremony of the festival in Benin. Dare, who was represented by Nebeolisa Anako, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, said the state emerged tops after the selection process. “After a rigorous exercise, from last year when six states expressed interests to host the NSF, the Big Heart, Delta, came out tops. The next NSF will be…

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Currency In Circulation Rises By N29bn In March – CBN

Currency In Circulation Rises By N29bn In March – CBN

Currency in circulation rose by N29bn to N2.81tr as of the end of March from N2.78tr as of the end of February, the latest figures obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) showed on Sunday. Currency in circulation dropped by N50bn in February from N2.83tn as of January. It had earlier dropped by N70bn in January from N2.9tn as of December 2020. According to the CBN, currency in circulation rose from N2.5tn as of the end of October to N2.66tn in November. The CBN defined the currency in circulation…

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Pantami: PDP Calls For Probe, Sack Of Communications Minister Over Alleged Links With Terror Groups

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Department of State Security (DSS) to immediately invite the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, for questioning over alleged affiliations with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. The party also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to the minister, given the sensitivity of the issue at stake. The party’s position was contained in a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Sunday. “Our party’s position is predicated on the heightening concerns in the public space and in the international arena of possible compromises…

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Main Reason YouTube Closes TB Joshua’s Channel, Facebook Acts Too

Main Reason YouTube Closes TB Joshua’s Channel, Facebook Acts Too

Controversial Nigerian televangelist, Temitope Joshua, hits Mary Okoye’s head and she falls to the floor. When she gets up, he hits her again and tells her to call her “second”, another woman he refers to as Ms. Okoye’s “wife”. Mr. Joshua, popularly called TB Joshua, slaps and pushes Ms. Okoye and the unnamed woman at least 16 times and tells her: “There is a spirit disturbing you. She has transplanted herself into you. It is the spirit of a woman.” This scene, which appears in a video uploaded to YouTube…

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SANWO-OLU Commends Police Officer Assaulted In Viral Video

SANWO-OLU Commends Police Officer Assaulted In Viral Video

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commended ASP Sunday Erhabor, a Police officer attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the State Command, who was assaulted by one Victor Ebhomenyen at Four Point by Sheraton Hotel, Oniru last weekend. Governor Sanwo-Olu hailed ASP Erhabor for displaying a high level of professionalism and calmness by restraining himself from taking laws into his hands, despite being assaulted while trying to arrest Ebhomenyen for driving against the traffic. In the incident that was captured in a viral video on social media…

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Lagos, UAE To Construct Cultural Heritage Centre In Alimosho

Lagos, UAE To Construct Cultural Heritage Centre In Alimosho

The Lagos State Government, in partnership with United Arab Emirates (UAE), has concluded plans to construct a world-class Lagos Cultural Heritage Centre in Ijon, Ayobo-Ipaja, Alimosho. The State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, who revealed this during an inspection visit to the proposed project site, noted that the project will boost the economic activities of the host community and its environs. The Commissioner described the proposed project as one of the landmark investments of the present administration in the tourism industry, observing that it will strategically…

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FG Announces Dates For Digital Switchover In Lagos, Kano, Others

FG announces dates for digital switchover in Lagos, Kano, others

The Federal Government has announced the dates to roll out the switchover from analog to digital in Lagos, Kano, and three other states. While the Digital Switchover (DSO) would commence in the five states between April and August, the exercise would kick off in the remaining states thereafter. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this when he led members of the Ministerial Task Force on DSO on an advocacy visit to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday. He noted that the government had launched the switchover…

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Bayelsa Airport Gets Clearance To Begin Commercial Operations

Bayelsa Airport gets clearance to begin commercial operations

The Bayelsa State-owned airport, on Saturday, got the approval of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to commence commercial flight operations. The NCAA Director-General, Dr. Nuhu Musa, presented the regulatory body’s approval letter to Governor Douye Diri at the Government House, Yenagoa, after the team completed the mandatory inspection of the airport and its facilities. Musa said the airport met all airspace standards and is 100 percent ready for daytime flight operations. The NCAA DG said the approval was sequel to the report of the agency’s inspection team, which prior…

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AfCFTA: Access Bank Targets 22 Offshore Subsidiaries

AfCFTA: Access Bank targets 22 offshore subsidiaries

Barely four months into the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement, Nigeria’s leading financial services provider, Access Bank has indicated its readiness to turn the country into a vibrant retail hub to enable businesses across the country to get a fair chunk of an estimated $4trillion available in the nascent economic bloc. To this end, the bank said it intends to drive revenue growth through retail expansion and a stronger focus on consumer lending, payments and remittances, as well as customer acquisition at an incredible pace.

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52 Nigerians Experience Reactions After Taking AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine

'Effectiveness of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine outweighs risk', NAFDAC says

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, on Friday disclosed that 52 Nigerians have experienced moderate to severe reactions after taking the AstraZeneca vaccine. Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja. He also said 8,439 Nigerians experienced mild Adverse events following immunization (AEFI) after taking the vaccine. Shuaib stated that the 52 Nigerians that experienced moderate to severe reactions to the vaccine were brought down with fever, vomiting, diarrhea headaches, dizziness and allergic reactions “In Nigeria, since the vaccination…

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