The Ekiti state former party Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Tope Aluko, has today formerly dump the PDP to join the All Progressive Congress (APC), saying APC has more focus leaders. Aluko, a former ally of former Governor of the State, Ayodele Fayose, stated that progressive party just like the name has been progressive to his life which was demonstrated through various elective and appointive positions his kinsmen are currently enjoying.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has today distanced himself from the viral posters of himself that were sighted placed strategically across major streets in Abuja vying for president ahead 2023 general election.
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.
Worried by the continued increase of the COVID-19 cases in the country, the Federal Government has extended phase three of the ease of lockdown for another one month.
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.
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.
The Nigerian government has given the National Agricultural and Land Development (NALDA) a go-ahead to permanently instate 30,000 agricultural and other sciences graduates to handle soil tests and other responsibilities for the agency.
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.
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.
Hanson Robotics, the company behind the popular humanoid robot ‘Sophia the robot’ has announced plans to mass-produce robots by the end of 2021. The company, based in Hong Kong said four models of the humanoid including Sophia would begin rolling out of factories in the first half of the year.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Big Brother Naija, BBNaija 2019 reality show star, Ike Onyema has finally opened up on why his relationship with Mercy Eke crashed.
American Grammy Award-winning global sensation and record label executive, DJ Khaled, will be the international host for the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021. The award ceremony will air globally for the first time, beginning February 20, 2020, on MTV channels; MTV Base and MTV Africa, in 180 countries.
The United States President, Donald Trump as he is set to vacate office today as the 45th President of the United States has pardoned over 100 people, including American Rapper, Lil Wayne, and Kodak Black.
President Joe Biden’s administration plans to reimpose travel restrictions on non-citizens who have recently been in Britain, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, and much of Europe, a White House official disclosed. According to the official, the development is following the new COVID-19 variants established in the United States.
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.
Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday, the United States has said it will resume its support for the United Nations’ health agency, launching a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 plan in a bid to combat the pandemic. President Biden reversed the decision of former President Trump to quit support for the World Health Organisation (WHO). “Under trying circumstances, this organisation has rallied the scientific and research and development community to accelerate vaccines, therapies and diagnostics,” a top US scientist, Anthony Fauci said.