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The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), and foundation members of All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr. Osita Okechukwu has today accused Nigeria's main opposition, People Democratic Party (PDP) of planning to destroy Nigeria through unconstitutional means.

President Buhari Virtually Attends ECOWAS 58th Ordinary Session

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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently participating in the 58th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of (Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS), at the State House, Abuja. The meeting was tweeted on Government of Nigeria official handle @NigeriaGov . Participants of the meeting include the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, Interior, Ra’uf Aregbeshola, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting started at about 11.00 am with some cabinet members.

Call For Restructuring: Approach The National Assembly – Presidency To Agitators

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One of the President Muhammadu Buhari and APC party manifestos to Nigerians during the campaign was restructuring and devolution of power to the bottom a promise yet to see the light of the day. Prominent Nigerians yesterday converged at the NAF conference centre Abuja to discuss the way forward, prominent amongst whom were, Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Audu Ogbe, the immediate past President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo; a Chieftain of the Afenifere, a Yoruba Socio-cultural group, Chief Ayo Adebajo, for INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, amongst others.

Nigeria Records Fresh 1,386 COVID-19 Cases

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Nigeria, on Wednesday, recorded 1,386 new COVID-19 cases in the country. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the figure in a tweet via its Twitter handle Wednesday night. Lagos, Rivers and FCT top the list with 476, 163 and 116 cases, respectively. This brought the total number of infections in the country to 114,691. The NCDC said 14 new COVID-19 patients were confirmed dead in the last 24 hours, while the total death toll stood at 1,478. The public health agency said the new cases were reported in 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

UK Coronavirus Strain Detected In At Least 60 Countries ― WHO

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The UK coronavirus strain has been detected in at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, 10 more than a week ago. With the global death toll now well past two million, and new variants of the virus causing deep concern, countries across the world are grappling with how to slow infections until vaccines become widely available.

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.

Rail Transport Goes Digital As Nigeria Railway Unveil N900m E-Ticketing – Minister

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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amechi has disclosed that the Nigerian Railway Corporation has launched an N900million e-ticketing for Nigerians who patronizes the rail transport.

Buhari Orders MDAs, Others To Grant FIRS Access For Tax Collection

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Ministries, Departments, Agencies (MDAs), and other business enterprises to grant the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) access to their systems for nationwide tax collection. The directive came while the president delivered his address during the First Annual National Tax Dialogue by FIRS, at the old Banquet Hall, Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

Buhari Reappoints Hadiza Bala Usman As NPA MD, Reconstitutes Board

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), for an additional five-year tenure. Also approved is the reconstitution of the Non-Executive Board of the NPA, with Emmanuel Adesoye (from South-west zone) as Chairman.

Chelsea Vs Luto Town: Lampard Confirm His Squad For FA Cup

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Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has named the blues’ squad to face LutonTown in today’s FA Cup fourth round fixture at Stanford Bridge. According to football London, London has released a 31-man squad to clash with Luton Town at Stamford Bridge.

Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes Highest Goal Scorer In Football History

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer in Serie A this season with 15 goals in 14 games; the 35-year-old believes he can play for "many, many more years"; Ronaldo says winning the 2022 World Cup with Portugal would be a "dream"
Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed Josef Bican for the most goals scored for club and country in football history - with his tally now at 760.

Former Real Madrid Striker Becomes First-Ever Footballer Bought With Cryptocurrency

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David Barral, the former Real Madrid B and Levante striker, has become the first-ever player to be purchased using cryptocurrency. The 37-year-old has officially signed for Segunda B side DUX Internacional de Madrid this week in a deal funded entirely through the use of bitcoin - the digital or virtual currency that uses peer-to-peer technology to facilitate instant payments.

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58th ECOWAS Meeting: Buhari Drums For Restructuring Of The organisation

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President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated for the restructuring of the ECOWAS, saying the African Organisation needs to operate its management to reflect current realities. Buhari made this call during the 58th virtual ordinary session held in Abuja with Heads of States and Government of ECOWAS.

Netflix Surpasses 200 Million Subscribers

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American online streaming service, Netflix has reported an increase in the number of subscribers totaling 203.6 million subscribers, making a profit of $2,761.4 million in 2020 showing about 47.9 percent increase when compared to 2019. However, the company recorded a loss of 7.6 percent ($542.15 million) in the last quarter, a decrease of 31 percent when compared to the previous quarter. Rival streaming companies, Hulu and Disney Plus have proved popular with Disney accumulating 90 million subscribers from its launch date and boasts to have about 260 million by 2024.

What Crashed My Relationship With Mercy Eke – Ike opened up

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Big Brother Naija, BBNaija 2019 reality show star, Ike Onyema has finally opened up on why his relationship with Mercy Eke crashed.

BREAKING: US Senate Confirms Austin As Secretary Of Defense

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The US Senate confirmed retired general Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense on Friday, the second cabinet nominee of new President Joe Biden to gain approval, and the first African American to lead the Pentagon.