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UPP Announces Its Merger With The APC

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The United Progressive Party (UPP) which is one of the 74 political parties recently deregistered bt the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially announced its merger with the All Progressive Congress (APC).  This disclosure was contained in a statement made by the national chairman of the defunct part, Chief Chekwas Okorie at the end of its National Executive Committee (NEC) with Board of Trustees (BOT) and stakeholders. Okorie informed that the merger resolution was reached after APC stakeholders assured the party that its members will be warmly welcomed and giving equal opportunity with bona fide members of the ruling party.

Group Sue House Of Reps Over Plan To Squander N5bn On Cars

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The Socio-Economic and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 192 other have filed a lawsuit demanding the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to restrain Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker House of Reps and all his members from spending  N5 billion Naira they plan to squander on buying luxury cars for themselves.

Bayelsa Elections: Court Orders DSS To Investigate Sen. Lawrence

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An Area Court in Abuja has ordered the Department of State Security (DSS) to investigate an allegation of forgery on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate filed against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. Before being sworn in as deputy governor of Bayelsa state following February 14, 2020, judgement of the Supreme Court, Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo was a Senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District, -was dragged before the court in Lugbe, Abuja on the allegation of presenting a forged NYSC Exemption Certificate with code No: 139708 dated Feb. 2, 1998, on his nomination form to INEC.

COVID-19: Biggest Drop In New Cases Announced

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China has on Thursday announced that the biggest drop in new cases of the coronavirus has been recorded, since its outbreak, indicating that the disease control efforts are working, AFP reports.

Lassa Fever Hits Lagos Again

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Lagos State Government Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has on Wednesday confirmed that the second case of Lassa fever has been recorded since 2017, at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba. Although, details about the patient and location was not disclosed.

The very first case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to have entered Africa has been detected in Egypt on Friday, Feb. 14 after a "foreigner tested positive. The case was detected through a follow-up programme implemented by the Egyptian government for travellers arriving from countries where the virus has spread. The infected man, whose identity and profile has remained unknown so far has since been quarantined in a hospital.

Following the outcry of the Nigerian populace on estimated billing, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has criminalised the 11 Distribution Companies (DisCos) from charging residential customers above N1,800 as their monthly consumption bill until they are metered.

Economy: Nigeria record growth by 2.27% in 2019 – NBS

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has today released the Gross Domestic Product report for the 2019 fiscal year indicating the economy rising by 2.27 per cent in the 2019 physical year.

Bank Transaction Complaints: CBN Recovers N82 Million To Customers In Katsina

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The Kastina state branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it facilitate the refund of up to N82,04 million to commercial bank customers who were short-changed by the bank in 2019 when it received about 57 complaints from those customers.

Champions League: Zidane Revealed Hazard May Not Partake In Clash Against Man City

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The Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has disclosed that he is not sure he would allow Eden Hazard participates for the club again in the remaining season, seeing the way he saw limping in the second half of the game with Levante which ended 1 – 0. Scans have already confirmed the Belgian born player suffered a hairline fracture on his right ankle.

Fury Knocks Wilder In 7th Round To Emerge World Champion

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British legend boxer, Tyson Fury has regained his world champion status on Saturday after he beats up Deonty Wilder in the 7th round of his game.

Training of volunteers for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have been postponed over the Coronavirus outbreak in Japan. The organising committee of the event in a statement made the announcement on Friday saying the training slated for Saturday has been rescheduled to a later date.

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Abubakar Adamu has today ordered the closure of all satellite offices belonging to the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) nationwide. The directive comes as result of the wild protest staged by Nigerian populace in Sagamu, Ogun state calling for the head of SARS over the killing of a Remo Stars Football club player, Tiamiyu Kazeem aka Kaka.

In a bid to curb the spread of fake news, twitter is set to introduce a mock red and orange warning labels "harmfully misleading", highlighting fake or misleading information shared by public figures and politicians, NBC News reports. As seen in the leaked demo video sent to NBC News, the tool will enable verified fact-checkers and journalist highlight misinformation directly under the original tweet or post, with a participation button for the option of feedback.

World's Oldest Man Chitetsu Watanabe Dies

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Japanese man, Chitetsu Watanabe, who was recently named the world's oldest living male has died at the age of 112.

Former Egyptian Leader Hosni Mubarak Dies At 91

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for 30 years, died on Tuesday at the age of 91 after undergoing treatment in intensive care following surgery.