The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has on Thursday launched INEC RESULT VIEWING (IReV) a public portal where election results are transmitted life, further enhancing the transparency in the country's electoral process. In a statement signed by Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner, Voter Education, and Public Information said the commission will begin using the portal from the Nasarawa Central state constituency by-election on Saturday, 8th August 2020, warning politicians against thuggery and other forms of violence in disrupting the electioneering process as extant law will be observed.
The Presidency has faulted rumour emanating from some pedlars of fake news that the Federal Government was accommodating the repentant Boko Haram element into the military. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu revealed this, saying none of the 601 repentant terrorist elements who were recently deradicalized has been integrated into the Nigerian Military.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami have disclosed that under President Buhari administration Nigerian sovereignty is secured when concerning the foreign loan.
Kwara state Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi and his wife Abieyuwa Alabi, have tested positive for COVID-19. The information was made public by the state's Technical Committee on COVID-19 spokesperson, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Tuesday. In a statement titled, "Kwara Dep Gov. wife test positive for COVID-19, it was revealed that immediate contact tracing and tests have commenced with regard to the development.
The Federal Government has warned that eventually if the second wave of coronavirus strikes in Nigeria, it will jeopardize the economy and cause mass deaths to the public. The statement was made by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu while giving an update on the daily briefing in Abuja. According to him, he advised businesses that are planning to re-open to abide by the precautions set out for the COVID-19 protocol at public places.
Nigeria in eight weeks has on Sunday recorded its first lowest record of confirmed COVID-19 new cases with 304, bringing the country's total to 43,841 cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed.
The Federal Government has approved the reopening of international flights, asking airlines in the country to begin a gradual process of the resumption of international flights.
This comes after an intense review of the management of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent approval of the resumption of international flights and train services by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF).
The Nigerian Debt Management Office (DMO) has revealed that the total loan by the Chinese government and its affiliate agencies to Nigeria is paltry of $3.121 billion which translates to only 3.94 percent of the country’s total debt of $79.3 billion as at March 31, 2020. However, when considering external debt, the Chinese loan accounts for 11.28 percent of the total external debt of #27.67 billion by the same date as stated.
After a two-month trip to International Space Station, SpaceX and NASA are getting ready to complete their most important joint mission to date, crew Dragon Demo-2, which is the result of the partners' work on their Commercial Crew program designed to certify a SpaceX spacecraft for regular human spaceflight operations. NASA astronauts are already onboard Crew Dragon making their way back to Earth during a multi-hour descent, and later on, Sunday will be splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.
United States President Donald Trump has said the popular short-video Chinese app’s with up to 80 million US active monthly users will be banned stating that the app is a threat to National Security.
NASA's Perseverance rover is headed to Mars and will land on Feb. 18, 2021, at 3:40 p.m. Eastern time. The Perseverance rovers aim at answering questions that have nagged humanity for long; The presence of life on our neighbouring planet. According to NASA, Perseverance’s biggest goal is to look for signs of life on Mars and dig up samples of dirt that could one day be returned to Earth for study.
Barcelona president, Josep Bartomeu, has revealed that Lionel Messi will retire at his club in three or four years to come. The right-winger has a deal with the Nou Camp side until the end of June 2021 but is yet to sign the contract extension. The 33yrs has been speculated to be moving away from Spain this summer.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang worked his magic once again when he struck twice as the Gunners came from behind to clinch the FA Cup trophy at an empty Wembley Stadium. Arsenal on Saturday scored against Chelsea in a 2-1 win that brought them the FA Cup for a record 14th time. Chelsea took the lead in the Heads Up, five minutes through, the Gunners equalized and Aubameyang scored the winner for Mikel Arteta’s side to lift the cup.
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) had been part of a three-party deal fronted by PCP Capital Partners, venture capital and private equity company founded and run by British businesswoman Amanda Staveley, and real estate firm Reuben Brothers has agreed an of £300m deal to purchase the club from English businessman Mike Ashley.
30 Year-Old Black-American director and screenwriter who made her debut in 2009 will take on what is termed to be one of the bigger directing jobs in Hollywood. Nia DaCosta, who directed the anticipated reboot of Candyman, has been tapped as a director on Marvel’s sequel to Captain Marvel. DaCosta takes over from Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who directed the first pic to massive box office success.
Theatres in some areas of Japan have resumed operation after a five-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With over 36000 cases and 1,000 deaths, Japan is one of the countries with the best recovery rate; 24,929 people have fully recovered according to local news sources in the Asain country.
Multichoice Group, the parent company of DSTV, GOTV, Showmax, Supersport, M-NET and The Walt Disney Company Africa have agreed on a partnership that will see the sharing of sports programmes and contents between ESPN and DStv. The agreement is said to offer more sports to subscribers across Africa; Especially through the two 24-hour ESPN channels that will be made available to DStv customers by the end of July 29.
Lebanon's Prime Minister, Hassan Diab has on Monday announced his government's resignation following pressure from street protests over the devastating explosion at the Beirut port, killing over 200 people and destroying properties.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has on Tuesday said the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute has been registered for use, "This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered," Putin said in a televised conference. "One of my daughters had this vaccine. I think in this sense she took part in the experiment," he added saying his daughter has been inoculated and is doing well.
An exchange of fire between Afghan security forces and Islamic State fighters at a prison in the city of Jalalabad in the early hours of Monday has left at least 24 people dead after the militia group led a mass jailbreak.