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Maina's Case: Senator Ali Ndume Granted Bail By Federal High Court

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, November, 27, granted bail to Senator Ali Ndume and sanctioned his release after spending five days in Kuje Correctional Centre. Justice Okon Abang, who gave the ruling, said the court decided to exercise its discretionary powers based on Mr Ndume’s record of good behavior in the course of the trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairperson, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), for whom he stood surety. The bail was granted to the senator pending the hearing and determination of his appeal filed at the Court of Appeal challenging his remand.

Ex-Governor Rochas’ Commissioner For Transport Anyanwu Arraigned For N180million Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, arraigned Prince Lasberry Okafor Anyanwu before the Imo State High Court for alleged fraud and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N180million. Prince Anyanwu was Commissioner for Transport and Chairman, Imo State Transport Company during the administration of ex-Governor Rochas Okorocha, and he is being prosecuted on four-count charges, bordering on conspiracy, abuse of office, stealing and misappropriation.

Ahead 2023: Zoning Of Presidency Only Promote Inefficiency – El-Rufa’i Insist

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Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has insisted that the idea of zoning political position has only increased mediocrity and inefficiency in Nigeria. El-Rufa’i made this statement during the Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja saying no country has ever progressed with this style of leadership.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Nigeria Celebrates Dr Ogbuagu In Pfizer Breakthrough

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US-based Nigerian scientist, Dr. Onyeama Ogbuagu has been celebrated following his contributions in the development of the COVID-19 vaccine at America's pharmaceutical company, Pfizer. The pharmaceutical firm revealed that it had developed a COVID-19 vaccine with 94.5 percent effectiveness, indicating a breakthrough in finding a vaccine for the global pandemic.

Unique Anti-Bodies Of African Blood Responsible For COVID-19 Less Prevalence – Study

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A recent study conducted has revealed why the severity of the coronavirus disease has less effect in sub-Saharan Africa compared to that of Europe, the US, and Asia. The finding of the study published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases indicated that there is a higher prevalence of cross-reactive antibodies against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV-2) in blood samples taken from the Sub-Saharan population.

Covid-19: Nigeria Records Fresh 169 Cases

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Nigeria has recorded 169 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Thursday November, 26. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the cases were from 12 states. From the data on the agency’s website, the country’s total number of cases is 66,974.

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The Federal Government and Organised Labour have slated December 7, 2020, to reconvene in a bid to continue their dialogue over the increase in fuel price as well as the proposed electricity tariff adjustment. This was made known by Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment during a media briefing on Thursday at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.

Niger State Govt And Labour Lock Horns As Governor Plan To Pay Only 70% Salary

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Niger state government says the state government can no longer foot the salary bill of the state due to drop in federal allocation. The Governor said he has concluded plan to pay only 70% of workers salary across the board in this month of November, the move which labour has vowed to resist.

Farmers In Apprehension As FG Mulls Opening Of Land Border

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Nigerian farmers have yesterday protested against the idea of the federal government to re-open land border, claiming it is a dangerous idea at this moment when prices of food items are going high. They explained that is a known fact most of the neighbouring countries to Nigeria rely on this country for foodstuff, therefore, by implication opening the border would push the demand of food items up and by extension the price will sour.

Senegal World Cup Hero, Papa Bouba Diop Dies At 42

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Senegal ex international, Papa Bouba Diop has died at the age of 42 after a prolonged illness. He played for Fulham, Portsmouth, West Ham and Birmingham in England. The midfielder scored a goal to beat France in Senegal's first World Cup match in 2002. Diop secured his place in his country's history by scoring the winner against reigning champions France in their first ever World Cup game in 2002. Senegal went on to reach the quarter-finals.

Arsenal Vs Wolves: Pepe Up For Sale After Failure To Impress At The Emirates

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Arsenal FC has concluded a plan to sell, Nicholas Pepe after his failure to pull his weight at the Emirates. According to Daily Star reporters, the 25-years old positioned strategically against Molde in the Europa League on Thursday, making amends for his sending off against Leeds last weekend was not impressive.

Al Ahly Clinches 9th Champions League Trophy

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The world most decorated football club, Al Ahly has clinched its 139th trophy after defeating fellow Egyptian arch-rivals Zamalek 2-1 in the CAF Champions League final. The newly crowned African champions have now clinched the trophy on nine (9) different occasion and will feature at the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020™, which will be held in Doha from 1 to 11 February 2021.

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Rice Farmers Killing: We Gave Military Information Of Impending Attack – Survivor

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A survivor amongst the victims of the recent attack which cost about 43 rice farmers lives in Zabarmari village in Borno, claimed they gave information to the Military on the impending attack but no action was taken. About 43 confirmed rice farmers were slaughtered on Saturday while harvesting their crop in Zabarmari, a suburb at the outskirt of Maiduguri town, Borno state, though the numbers of victims were under contention as the United Nation claimed it was 110 persons.

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The Italian Antitrust Authority has on Monday disclosed that it has fined American tech giant, Apple Inc. 10 million Euros ($12 million) for "aggressive and misleading" commercial practices regarding the iPhones. According to Reuters, the Italian regulatory agency made this known in a statement, saying the tech company advertised some iPhone models to be water-resistant when in the real sense the phones do not work underwater.

Tiwa Blows Hot Over Alake's "Struggling Brand" Statement

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Tiwa Savage, singer, songwriter and actress, Tiwa Savage, made a compelling response to the journalist Motolani Alake, over his not so nice opinion about her album Celia and her career. In an article tagged "Tiwa Savage's struggling brand and her hilarious endorsement of 'Mungo Parking" published by Alake after TIME Magazine named the singer's recent album, Celia as one of the best albums of 2020, Alake Celia, described the singer's brand as 'struggling'.

WHO Declares End Of 11th Ebola Epidemic In DR Congo

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has on Wednesday declared the end of the 11th outbreak of the Ebola Virus epidemic in the western part of DR Congo (DRC), ending a nearly six months disease outbreak that claimed 55 lives out of 119 confirmed infected cases and 11 suspected cases.