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Breaking: Former Minister ‘Mama Taraba’ Is Dead


A former Nigerian Minister Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba is dead. Her associates confirmed that the 61-year-old politician died on Friday in Cairo, the Egyptian capital. Al-Hassan served as Women Affairs Minister under President Muhammadu Buhari's government. Al-Hassan is a former Minister of Women Affairs and a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Taraba North Senatorial District.

Supreme Court Upholds INEC's Deregistration Of 74 Political Parties

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The Supreme Court has upheld a previous judgment by the Court of Appeal which accepted the deregistration of 74 political parties. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had deregistered the affected political parties in 2020 due to their inability to win any election during the 2019 general elections.

Presidency Issues Stern Warnings To Coup Plotters


The Presidency has on Tuesday issued out a stern warning to individuals or groups plotting to undermine the democratically elected government in the country and the nation’s sovereignty will be dealt with decisively. The Presidency also said that it was ready to keep the country together even if it involves ruffling unruly feathers in the process. The Presidency in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, in Abuja, alleged that some persons have planned to hold an illegal conference where a vote of no confidence will be passed on President Muhammadu Buhari.

BREAKING: FG Revisits COVID-19 Restrictions, Returns Curfew


The Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew as part of efforts to curtail the further spread of COVID-19. The National Incident Manager and Head of Technical Secretariat of the Presidential Steering Committee, Mukhtar Mohammed, disclosed this at a press briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in Abuja. According to Mohammed, the curfew would take effect from midnight on Monday, May 10. He also informed that with effect from Tuesday, night clubs, gyms, and others would remain closed till further notice.

WHO To Benchmark Intake Of Salt

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a new set of global guidelines for sodium levels contained in over 60 food and beverages categories, saying excessive salt in foods is putting people at great risk of fatal heart disease and strokes. The guideline is aimed at setting a standard for “countries and industry to reduce the sodium content in different categories of processed foods.”

COVID 19: Nigeria Bans Passengers From Brazil, India and Turkey

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The Federal Government has announced that foreigners who recently traveled to Brazil, India, and Turkey would be denied entry into Nigeria starting from Tuesday 4th May 2021. This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Federation (SGF) and the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID 19, Mr. Boss Mustapha.

Nigeria/Ghana: FG Delegation To Visit Ghana Over Traders’ Conflict


President Muhammadu Buhari has directed a ministerial delegation to be sent to Ghana to resolve the lingering conflict between Nigerian traders and the Ghanaian authorities. In a statement on Monday by the Special Assistant to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment on Media, Mr. Ifedayo Sayo, disclosed that the minister, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo will lead the delegation to Ghana.

INSURGENCY: G7 Nations Pledge £276 Million Assistance For North-East Nigeria


The G7 Countries comprised of wealthy nations including (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States” have promised £276 million ($389 million) assistant for millions of people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in North-Eastern Nigeria. According to a statement by the UK High Commission in Nigeria, Catriona Laing, Britain is leading the coordinated effort by the G7 nations to provide humanitarian assistance this year to the region which is most impacted by the insurgency.

MDAs Failed To Remit N3Trillion Revenue Into Federation Account – Senate

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The Senate Committee on Finance has revealed that 60 federal government agencies failed to remit a total of about N3 trillion in six years, contrary to provisions of the constitution and Fiscal Responsibility Act. The failure of key revenue-generating agencies to pay what they generated into the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) has been a source of financial bankruptcy of the Federal Government and a cause of huge borrowing, particularly from 2015 to date. Chairman of the committee, Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West), who revealed the development to journalists, Yesterday, stated that the breach was uncovered during the panel’s ongoing investigation of remittances by Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs). The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Director-General of Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, Auditor-General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed, and other heads of MDAs appeared before the Senate committee during the ongoing probe of revenue remittances by MDAs between 2014 to 2020 and payment of 1% Stamp Duty on all contract awards by the MDAs within the same period.

Sheffield, WestBrom & Fulham Relegated From EPL


Fulham, West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United are the first trio to be relegated from the Premier League at the same for the first time with three games still to play. Sheffield United enroute their relagation equalled the record for earliest Premier League relegation with six games to spare following their 1-0 defeat to Wolves on Saturday 17th of Apr 2021 before been joined by westbrom on 9th May of 2021 after falling to a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.

Wembley May Host 2021 UCL Final


Clubs Football most prestigious competition the UEFA Champions League is set to move this year final between Chelsea and Man City away from Istanbul to England due to the COVID -19 pandemic. It has been reported that UEFA is prepared to move this month’s Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City from Istanbul to Wembley amidst talks with the UK government who have been trying to move the Champions League from Istanbul to England after placing Turkey on their travel 'red list' last week.

NFF: Nine-Man Technical Committee Inaugurated


President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Patrick has inaugurated the football governing body's Technical and Development Committee. Pinnick's representative, Ibrahim Gusau said, "Each and every member of this special committee was appointed based on track record and wealth of experience. The NFF has high confidence in you and your ability to enhance the technical prowess of our National Teams by fashioning brilliant and workable policies.

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SALLAH CELEBRATION: President Buhari Calls For Joint Prayers, Unity


As Muslim Faithfuls across the world are preparing to celebrate Eid Al Fitr President Muhammadu Buhari, sends his best wishes to all Nigerians and Muslims. In a message signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to Mr. President on Twitter, President Buhari urges Nigerians to sustain all COVID-19 prevention measures even as the celebration gets underway. President Buhari says: “On this blessed occasion, I wish that the Eid festival brings with it peace, safety, security, brotherhood, and love amongst all.“Unity and solidarity among all citizens, Muslims, and Christians are imperative especially at a time when our country is faced with multiple challenges which are surmountable only when we come together as one.

SpaceX In Talks With NCC To Launch Satellite-Based Internet In Nigeria

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Elon Musk’s US-based Space exploration company, SpaceX said it is working with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to secure the required licenses to launch Starlink, its satellite Internet service, in Nigeria. Starlink’s Market Access Director for Africa, Ryan Goodnight along with SpaceX consultant, Levin paid a visit to the NCC during which they discussed the possibility of obtaining licenses to operate the satellite internet in the country. It appears that SpaceX had been in many virtual discussions with the NCC for several months, and both parties finally agreed on a face-to-face meeting to deliberate the project’s prospects in the country.

Childish Gambino Sued For Alleged Copyright Infringement


American rapper, Donald Glover, popularly known as “Childish Gambino” is being sued by rapper “Kidd Wes” for alleged copyright infringement, saying the Grammy-winning hit song “This Is America” was lifted from him. The complaint was filed by Emelike Nwosuocha (Kidd Wes) in New York citing “nearly-identical unique rhythmic, lyrical, and thematic compositional and performance content contained in the chorus – or ‘hook’ –sections that are the centerpieces of both songs.”

Ramadan Fast Continues Till Wednesday As Saudi Arabia Agency Declares No Sight Of Crescent Moon

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Haramain Sharifain, an Islamic agency in Saudi Arabia, has declared that fasting in the month of Ramadan continues on Wednesday while eid-il-fitr will be held on Thursday. As this year’s Ramadan nears its end, astronomers have been engaging in careful observation for a new moon to determine the day of eid-il-fitr. In a tweet on Tuesday, Haramain Sharifain announced that Ramadan will last for 30 days. It said the conclusion was derived from the findings of astronomers positioned at different locations in Saudi Arabia, including Sumair and Tumair.