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Ahead 2023: Nigeria Need Progressive Like Minds To Make The Country Work – Okorocha

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Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has scribed the All Progressive Congress (APC) as a party that was hurriedly packaged to hijack power in 2015. Okorocha made these remarks yesterday in Abuja, saying the APC would have been a better party but some people hijacked the party and become lords.

Sacked NDE Boss: Buhari Appoint New DG Against Senate Directive

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President Muhammadu Buhari has today approved the appointment of, Abubakar Fikpo as the acting Director General (DG) of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) pending the appointment of a substantive one.

Ex-Minister, Martins-Kuye Is Dead

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Former Minister of State for Finance and Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye has died at 78, Bolaji, one of his children confirmed this. He said, “I can confirm to you that he passed on about 10:05 this morning. It was a painful loss to us, but, we give glory to God for the impactful life that he lived while he was alive because he touched the lives of many people.

COVID-19: Lagos Oxygen Demand Of 360 Per Day To Hit 750 By February — Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has raised the alarm over rising COVID-19 positive cases saying, the oxygen demand by patients has risen from 70 to 360 per day and projected to hit 750/by February 2021. Sanwo-Olu, also said in the second wave of the pandemic any malaria-like symptoms by the patient should be considered as COVID-19 and go for the test unless proven otherwise.

COVID-19: Nigerian Government Approved N10bn For Development Of Homemade Vaccine

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The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire had yesterday disclosed that the Federal government has approved the release of N10billion for the development of a local vaccine in Nigeria. Mr. Ehanire disclosed this during the media briefing of the Presidential task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 yesterday in Abuja saying though the county is making effort to procure the vaccine when is available.

COVID-19 : Governors Insisted On School Resumption Against Our Wish – Minister

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The Federal Government has yesterday disclosed that it was not in support of school resumption on Jan 18, 2021 as stated but governors insisted. The Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu stated this yesterday during a daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

Nigeria’s Daily Oil Production Falls To 1.17M Barrels

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Nigeria’s crude oil production in December 2020 fell to 1.17 million barrels per day, sinking to an all-time low last month by 155,000 barrels amid the production cuts placed by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies. OPEC made this known on Thursday in a January report, saying an increase in oil production would enhance Nigeria’s economy this year, particularly as Nigeria’s economy entered recession in the last quarter of 2020. “Crude oil output increased mainly in Libya, Iraq and the UAE, while production decreased primarily in Nigeria, Congo and Angola. Libya’s crude oil output in December rose to 1.22 million bpd, according to secondary sources,” OPEC said.

Market Capitalisation Rose By N24 Billion

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Positive sentiments persisted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Wednesday with the All-Share Index extending growth by 0.11 percent. Specifically, the All-Share Index improved further by 45.10 points or 0.11 percent to close at 40, 341.05 against 40, 295.95 achieved on Tuesday.

Nigeria Lost N5.4trn To Tax Evasion By Multi-Nationals – Nami

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The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami has said that Nigeria may have lost $178 billion (N5.4 trillion) to tax evasion in ten years by multi-national companies.

Neville Leaves England Women Ahead Of MLS Moves

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Phil Neville has left his role as England women’s manager, the Football Association said on Monday, with the former Manchester United player set to take over at David Beckham’s Major League Soccer club Inter Miami.

EPL: Liverpool To Host Man United At Anfield On Sunday In A Battle For The Premier League Title

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When Liverpool and Manchester United clash at Anfield on Sunday, there will be more at stake than just the usual bragging rights. The bitter rivals are engaged in a battle for the Premier League title, with leaders United sitting three points clear of second-placed Liverpool. We take a closer look at three duels that will define the vital showdown

Dean Smith and Record Breaker Bruno Fernandes Bags EPL Accolades

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Manchester United star, Bruno Fernandes alongside Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has won the Premier League Player and Manager of the month of December respectively. Fernandes upon receiving his accolade has become the first footballer in the English top-flight to be named Player of the Month four times in a single calendar year. The playmaker won the individual accolade for the months of February, May, November and December.

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Governor Akeredolu Demands Herdsmen To Vacate Forests In Ondo

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Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has reportedly issued a seven days ultimatum to herdsmen to immediately vacate forest reserves within the State. Akeredolu, who expressed annoyance over the nefarious activities of the herdsmen across the state on Monday, during an interactive meeting with the leadership of the Hausa/Fulani and Ebira Communities in the state, stated that his administration will not fold its arms and allow a few individuals to turn the State into a haven of dare-devil criminals. During the meeting held at the Cocoa conference Hall of the Governor’s Office, Alagbaka in Akure, Akeredolu, who spoke tough on the activities of the criminal elements in the state said security reports and debriefings from victims of kidnap cases pointed in one direction traceable to some bad elements masquerading as herdsmen.

TikTok Developer ByteDance Launches e-payment Service

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TikTok owner, ByteDance has announced the launch of an electronic payment service connected to Douyin, the popular short video app. The e-payment called ‘Douyin Pay’ is aimed to “supplement existing major payment options, and to ultimately enhance user experience”, functioning similarly to the Chinese e-wallet, WeChat Pay and Alipay.

Kim and Kanye West ‘Completely’ Stop Attending Marriage Counseling

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It appears the reports that Kim Kardashian West and her husband of six years Kanye West may be getting closer to being divorced may happen sooner than we think as information has revealed the couple have completely stopped attending marriage counseling. The power couple has been in therapy in an effort to salvage their fractured relationship. Information has it that Kim has been meeting with high-profile divorce lawyer Laura Wasser in recent weeks. An insider who is familiar with the development said “They are just not on the same page when it comes to their future as a family and Kim is okay with it.”

Nigeria Will Continue To Work With Neighbours – Buhari

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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.