Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty Of Killing George Floyd

Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty Of Killing George Floyd

The jurors in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, former Minneapolis police officer on Tuesday found him guilty of all the three counts of killing African-American, George Floyd. The verdict was announced by the presiding judge at the Hennepin County Court in Minneapolis, to wild cheers by hundreds of people awaiting the outcome. The jurors began deliberation on Monday and on Tuesday afternoon, the website of the court said in a notice: ‘A verdict has been reached and will be read between 3:30-4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 20.’ The jury had…

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Queen’s 95th Birthday To Pass Without Gun Salute For Second Time

Queen’s 95th Birthday To Pass Without Gun Salute For Second Time

There will be no gun salute to mark the Queen’s 95th birthday on Wednesday as she continues to mourn the loss of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. For the second consecutive year, the traditional 41-gun and 21-gun salutes in Hyde Park and the Tower of London on April 21 have been canceled, the Ministry of Defence said. Her Majesty will continue to observe a period of mourning until Friday and as such, is understood to be reluctant to mark this year’s anniversary. She is expected to enjoy a quiet lunch with…

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Sterling Bank Launches Mobile PoS Solution

Sterling Bank Launches Mobile PoS Solution

Sterling Bank Plc has launched ‘OnePay for Business’, a mobile app that empowers merchants to use their mobile phones as Point-of-Sales (PoS) systems. The bank said it allows merchants and their customers to receive and make cardless, contactless and cashless payments for goods and services in a near-cash form using QR code, BlueTooth and PaywithSpecta. Introducing OnePay for Business in Lagos, the Group Head, Digital Banking, Sterling Bank, Dipo Alabede, said it met the need for a hygienic payment method in a COVID-19 world. He said, “The contactless payment feature on…

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No Apologies, I Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine –Oyedepo

No Apologies, I Won't Take COVID-19 Vaccine –Oyedepo

The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, aka Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, on Saturday said he would not take the COVID-19 vaccine, adding that he was not a guinea pig. Oyedepo, who spoke during the church’s Covenant Hour of Prayer programme, described the vaccine as illegal. He said though the world was confused about the situation, the church has the answer. Nigeria began its vaccination against the virus in March, with 3.924 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine doses, while the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, said…

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PDP Tells Buhari To Sack Finance Minister Over Money Printing

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told President Muhammadu Buhari to sack his Finance Minister, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed for lying that the government did not print N60 billion distributed to states as federal allocation. Zainab had denied that N60 billion was printed and shared as federal allocations to states in March. The PDP asserted that the admission by CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, that the apex bank had been printing money at the bidding of government, has vindicated its earlier stand that the Buhari-led APC administration is characterized by concealment,…

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‘My Happiest Moment In Life Was when I Got Out Of My Last Relationship’ – BBNaija’s Ike Says

'My happiest moment in life was when I got out of my last relationship' - BBNaija's Ike says

Former housemate of Nigeria’s most-watched reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, Ike has revealed that his happiest moment in life was after his last relationship ended. The reality TV star made this known via his Instagram page on Sunday, April 18, 2021, during a chat. “I am usually very particular about the relationship advice I give because I don’t like to give advice on something I’m not an expert on. I had a couple of girlfriends but my best advice right now is guys, just make sure you are happy…

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Voters Snub Rivers LG Elections As PDP Sweeps Elections

Voters Snub Rivers LG Elections As PDP Sweeps Elections

Saturday’s Rivers local government councils poll, recorded low voter turnout, as only a handful of people turned up at polling units. Some residents blamed the low turnout on mass boycott by the electorate, because there were no opposition parties contesting the election. ” Many people have decided to boycott the election for some reasons, but the same people will start complaining about bad governance after failing to play their roles in ensuring that good candidates were voted to power. “I think there’s a need for us to change our attitudes…

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Opebi Road To Be Close Friday 23rd For Construction Of Drain

Opebi Road To Be Close Friday 23rd For Construction Of Drain

The Lagos State Government will partially close Opebi Road for the next stage of construction of the Collector Drain for the purpose of de-flooding the corridor for two weekends, starting from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th of April and Friday 30th April to Sunday 2nd May, 2021. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, noted that the next phase which has been indicated as the final stage by the Contractor would require the introduction of Box Culvert across Opebi road by Chrisland School. He explained that…

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Uber, Bolt Drivers Demand Fare Hike, Threaten Strike

Uber, Bolt Drivers Demand Fare Hike, Threaten Strike

Some Uber and Bolt e-cab drivers in Lagos on Saturday asked the e-hailing companies to immediately increase fares being charged by the operators, failure to do this, they would go off the roads. The e-cab operators, under the aegis of Professional E-hailing Drivers and Private Owners Association (PEDPA), threatened to embark on the strike if their demands were not met. Mr. Idris Shonuga, National President of PEDPA, at a news conference in Lagos, called for immediate upward review of e-cab fares to reflect the current economic reality in the country.…

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UN Quits Borno Towns Over Boko Haram Attacks

UN quits Borno towns over Boko Haram attacks

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria (UNOCHA) has temporarily suspended operations in Dikwa and Damasak in Borno state. The decision followed incessant Boko Haram attacks in those areas, Edward Kallon, UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria said. He said the organization’s operations in the two areas were being suspended to safely relocate the humanitarian staff to other locations. Kallon’s statement:

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