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We Are Not Investigating Osinbajo – House Of Reps

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The House of Representative Committee on Public Accounts has yesterday revealed that they are not investigating the Office of the Vice President or the Vice President himself as being insinuated by some rumor peddlers. The Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, Hon. Wole Oke stated this while talking to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning, Mrs. Olusola Idowu.

INEC Announces October 31 For Senatorial, Federal Constituencies, By-elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that it has fixed October, 31 for outstanding the conduct of the 12 pending constituencies by-elections in the country, including those of senatorial, House of Representatives, and State House of Assemblies by-elections. The information was contained in a statement by INEC's National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in Abuja on Tuesday. The commission said it would have long conducted the by-elections but for the current COVID-19 pandemic.

I Will Dump PDP If... – Femi Fani-Kayode

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The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has threatened to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if the party structure in the Cross River state decides to sideline Governor Ben Ayade in deciding for the party. Fani-Kayode opined that it would be a disaster for the party National Working Committee, NWC to even think of such a thing. According to the former Minister, eventually, the party tore that direction of frustrating Governor Ayade out of its fold, he would be left with no option than to dump the party for good.

Foreign Affairs Minister, Onyeama, Now Free Of COVID-19

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The Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama has been tested negative for the COVID-19 and now free from the deadly Virus. The Minister made this known through his verified tweeter account that, “By the very special grace of God, my latest COVID-19 test result came back negative after three weeks isolation.

Kwara Deputy Gov And Wife Test Positive For COVID-19

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Kwara state Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi and his wife Abieyuwa Alabi, have tested positive for COVID-19. The information was made public by the state's Technical Committee on COVID-19 spokesperson, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Tuesday. In a statement titled, "Kwara Dep Gov. wife test positive for COVID-19, it was revealed that immediate contact tracing and tests have commenced with regard to the development.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Mass Deaths Eminent – PTF

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The Federal Government has warned that eventually if the second wave of coronavirus strikes in Nigeria, it will jeopardize the economy and cause mass deaths to the public. The statement was made by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu while giving an update on the daily briefing in Abuja. According to him, he advised businesses that are planning to re-open to abide by the precautions set out for the COVID-19 protocol at public places.

FG Approves Gradual Resumption Of International Flights

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The Federal Government has approved the reopening of international flights, asking airlines in the country to begin a gradual process of the resumption of international flights.
This comes after an intense review of the management of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent approval of the resumption of international flights and train services by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF).

Chinese Loan Is Only 3.9% Of The Nigerian Total Public Debt – DMO

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The Nigerian Debt Management Office (DMO) has revealed that the total loan by the Chinese government and its affiliate agencies to Nigeria is paltry of $3.121 billion which translates to only 3.94 percent of the country’s total debt of $79.3 billion as at March 31, 2020. However, when considering external debt, the Chinese loan accounts for 11.28 percent of the total external debt of #27.67 billion by the same date as stated.

Shoprite To Leave Nigerian Market After 15 Years

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Popular South Africa’s grocery retailer ShopRite has announced that it will exit Africa’s biggest market, Nigeria, 15 years after it opened its shop in the West African country.

Juventus Eye Lacazette, Offer Arsenal Higuian And Douglas Costa

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Juventus FC this summer have indicated an interest in signing Alexandre Lacazette from Arsenal and are looking at a player-plus-cash, according to The Athletic. Lacazette, has been a regular under Mikel Arteta but only has the next two years for his deal to wind down.

Laliga: Messi Will Retire Here – Barcelona President

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Barcelona president, Josep Bartomeu, has revealed that Lionel Messi will retire at his club in three or four years to come. The right-winger has a deal with the Nou Camp side until the end of June 2021 but is yet to sign the contract extension. The 33yrs has been speculated to be moving away from Spain this summer.

The Gunners Win FA Cup, As Arteta Makes Arsenal History

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang worked his magic once again when he struck twice as the Gunners came from behind to clinch the FA Cup trophy at an empty Wembley Stadium. Arsenal on Saturday scored against Chelsea in a 2-1 win that brought them the FA Cup for a record 14th time. Chelsea took the lead in the Heads Up, five minutes through, the Gunners equalized and Aubameyang scored the winner for Mikel Arteta’s side to lift the cup.

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Boko Haram Allegation: DSS Invites Mailafiya To Clear The Air

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Following the allegation raised by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafiya, that “a Northern Governor is the commander of Boko Haram”, the Department of States Services (DSS) has invited him to come and explain further. Mailafiya is expected to be at the DSS Jos office this afternoon, Wednesday 12th August 2020.

SpaceX And NASA Crew Set For Return To Earth After Two Months Mission

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After a two-month trip to International Space Station, SpaceX and NASA are getting ready to complete their most important joint mission to date, crew Dragon Demo-2, which is the result of the partners' work on their Commercial Crew program designed to certify a SpaceX spacecraft for regular human spaceflight operations. NASA astronauts are already onboard Crew Dragon making their way back to Earth during a multi-hour descent, and later on, Sunday will be splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.

Kelly Clarkson Replaces Simon Cowell On America's Got Talent

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Singer Kelly Clarkson former American Idol winner is to replace Simon Cowell as a judge on America's Got Talent show after Cowell broke his back in a bike accident at the weekend. Cowell underwent six hours of surgery on Saturday after falling from an electric bicycle he was testing at his house in Malibu, California.

Beirut Explosion: Lebanon Government Resigns After

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Lebanon's Prime Minister, Hassan Diab has on Monday announced his government's resignation following pressure from street protests over the devastating explosion at the Beirut port, killing over 200 people and destroying properties.