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  • 3 hours 270 Stranded Nigerians To Return From Egypt ChannelsTv
    The evacuees at the airport in Cairo. Photo: Twitter@NIDCOM   Two hundred and seventy Nigerians stranded in Egypt will arrived the country today from Cairo. This is according to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) in a tweet on its handle on Friday. The agency said the evacuees who had tested negative to COVID-19, will arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja by 6:00 pm Nigeria time. It also explained that there are two foreign nationals aboard the Egypt Air bringing the Nigerians homes. READ ALSO: China Bans Some Food Imports After Coronavirus Detected On Shrimp   ... more
  • 4 hours Manchester United Now A ‘Different Team’ – Solskjaer ChannelsTv |Sports
    File photo: Manchester United’s Norwegian caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on December 26, 2018. Oli SCARFF / AFP   Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Manchester United are a “different team” from the sluggish side that started the season after extending an unbeaten run to 17 games with a 3-0 win at Aston Villa. United became the first team in Premier League history to win four consecutive games by a three-goal margin as Mason Greenwood continued ... more
  • 6 hours UCL: Chelsea/Bayern To Face Napoli/Barcelona In Quarter-Final ChannelsTv |Sports
    File photo Champions League   Barcelona and Bayern Munich will meet in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League should both sides make it through, Friday’s draw for the final eight confirmed. Both teams still need to complete their last-16 ties, with Bayern almost there having won 3-0 away to Chelsea in the first leg, while Barcelona are due to host Napoli after a 1-1 draw in Italy. Meanwhile, if Manchester City can finish the job in their last-16 tie against Real Madrid, Pep Guardiola’s team will go on to a quarter-final against either Juventus or Lyon. City won ... more
  • 6 hours Europa League Draw Leaves Open Potential Man Utd-Wolves Semi-Final ChannelsTv |Sports
    File photo: Europa League   Manchester United could find themselves facing English rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers in the semi-finals of the Europa League in Germany in August, after Friday’s draw for the latter stages of the tournament put the teams on a collision course. While the UEFA Champions League is to be completed with a straight knockout mini-tournament in Lisbon in August, the Europa League will be played to a conclusion with an identical format in Germany. Both competitions were suspended in March as the coronavirus pandemic took hold. The Europa League final will be played in Cologne on August ... more
  • 7 hours I Couldn’t Eat When I Got Super Eagles Call-Up – Henry Onyekuru ChannelsTv |Sports
      Super Eagles star, Henry Onyekuru, has said he was so excited he could not eat when he received a call up to the team. Onyekuru who now plays for Monaco in the French Ligue 1 said this on Friday as a guest on Channels Television’s Sports This Morning. The former Anderlecht man made his debut for the three-time African champions in June, 2017 against Togo in a friendly match. READ ALSO: Salah, Vardy, Aubameyang In Hot Race For Topscorer He has since then gone on to  make over 11 appearances for Gernot Rohr’s men and was part of ... more
  • 7 hours Troops Rescue Three Victims Kidnapped By Bandits In Kaduna ChannelsTv
      The military says troops have rescued three victims kidnapped by bandits in Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. Major General John Enenche, who is the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday. He noted that the victims were saved by troops of Operation Thunder Strike operating under the subsidiary Operation Accord. The military spokesman explained that the rescue followed credible intelligence received by the soldiers on the kidnap of some people by armed bandits from their farm in Gwazunu village. He added that a team of security operatives, promptly deployed in ... more
  • 9 hours ‘I Can’t Imagine Barcelona Without Messi’ – Dutchman Van Bronckhorst ChannelsTv |Sports
    File photo: Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi waves before the 54th Joan Gamper Trophy friendly football match between Barcelona and Arsenal at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 4, 2019. Josep LAGO / AFP   Former Barcelona defender Giovanni van Bronckhorst told AFP that he hopes Lionel Messi will finish his career at the Camp Nou, as speculation swirls about the superstar’s future. Messi is reportedly frustrated with Barcelona’s failure to build a top-notch squad, and tired of purported leaks from the Spanish club which paint him in a bad light. Radio station Cadena Ser reported last week ... more
  • 9 hours Golden Boot: Salah, Vardy, Aubameyang In Hot Race For Topscorer ChannelsTv |Sports
    Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates after he scores his team’s fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on February 1, 2020.Paul ELLIS / AFP     While the Premier League title has already been won by Liverpool in record time, the battle to finish as the top-flight’s leading scorer is set to go down to the wire. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah could add the Golden Boot to his Premier League winners’ medal, but he has work to do to catch Leicester’s Jamie Vardy, who sits top ... more
  • 9 hours IMF And World Bank To Hold Fall Meetings Virtually ChannelsTv |Sports
        The IMF and World Bank Group announced Thursday that their annual fall meetings will be mostly virtual  due to the coronavirus pandemic. “As we continue to monitor the situation of COVID-19 around the world, and given the ongoing health concerns related to the pandemic, the Managements of the IMF and World Bank Group recommend that the 2020 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings, to take place in the week of October 12-18, be held in a primarily virtual format this year,” the two organizations said in a joint statement. IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva and WBG president David Malpass said ... more
  • 9 hours Mali President’s Speech Fails To Appease Opposition ChannelsTv
    In this file photo taken on August 10, 2018 Mali’s incumbent president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita addresses his supporters during his last political rally in Bamako ahead of the runoff vote in Mali’s presidential election on August 12, 2018. Michele CATTANI / AFP     Mali’s main protest group said that fresh anti-government demonstrations would take place Friday, rejecting the president’s latest attempts to appease the resurgent opposition in the fragile West African state. It follows reforms floated by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Wednesday evening meant to quell growing hostility to his government. Thousands of people in the country of ... more
  • 10 hours Dubai Counts On Pent-Up Demand For Tourism Comeback ChannelsTv |World
    A picture taken on March 28, 2020 shows a deserted street in the Emirate city of Dubai amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.KARIM SAHIB / AFP     After a painful four-month tourism shutdown that ended this week, Dubai is betting pent-up demand will see the industry quickly bounce back, billing itself as a safe destination with the resources to ward off coronavirus. The emirate, which had 16.7 million visitors last year, opened its doors to tourists despite global travel restrictions and the onset of the scorching Gulf summer in the hopes the sector will reboot before high season begins ... more
  • 19 hours Pogba Scores First Goal In Over One Year As United Make Premier League History ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba (L) celebrates scoring his team’s third goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on July 9, 2020. ANDREW BOYERS / POOL / AFP     Manchester United should see success as winning the Premier League, not just making the top four, said Paul Pogba after netting his first goal for over a year in another comfortable 3-0 win for the Red Devils at Aston Villa. United became the first side in Premier League history to win four straight games ... more
  • 19 hours There Are Nearly 150 Prospective COVID-19 Vaccines, 19 In Clinical Trials – WHO ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) This file photo taken on April 29, 2020 shows an engineer taking samples of monkey kidney cells as he make tests on an experimental vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus inside the Cells Culture Room laboratory at the Sinovac Biotech facilities in Beijing. Photo:NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)   The World Health Organization (WHO) African region has said there are about 150 prospective COVID-19 vaccines being developed with 19 in clinical trials. “Globally, there are nearly 150 COVID-19 vaccine candidates and currently, 19 are in clinical trials,” the WHO Africa said in a statement on its website. Also, WHO Regional ... more
  • 20 hours ‘Misunderstanding’: Lebanese Ambassador Walks Out On Reps ChannelsTv
      The Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, M Houssam Diab, on Thursday, walked out on members of the Nigerian House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, at a meeting which lawmakers now say was informal.   Mr Diab was reportedly asked to appear before the committee to explain the alleged maltreatment of Nigerians in Lebanon. The Ambassador is said to have walked out of the lawmakers because he was not expecting the level of media coverage given to what had been termed an informal meeting to strengthen ties between the two countries. Reacting to the outcome of the meeting, the Minister ... more
  • 20 hours UK To Resume Visa Applications In Nigeria Soon ChannelsTv
    File photo: Twitter@UK In Nigeria   The British High Commission in Nigeria has said it will soon restart visa applications from Nigerians ready to travel to the United Kingdom.  In March, the Nigerian Government had stopped international flights as one of the measures to curb the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. With the resumption of domestic flights in Nigeria this week, many Nigerians are hopeful that the Federal Government will lift the ban on international flights. READ ALSO: Buhari To Sign Revised 2020 Budget On Friday – Presidency According to a statement issued by the Commission on Thursday, ... more
  • 21 hours PDP To APC: You Cannot Rig Edo Governorship Election ChannelsTv |Politics
    Kola Ologbondiyan   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the All Progressives Congress (APC) that there will not be any chance to rig the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo State.  In a communique on Thursday, the PDP urged the APC to prepare for a defeat, stressing that no fabricated reports would suffice tool enough to arm-twist the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) into manipulating the outcome of the poll. According to a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP asked the APC to blame nobody but themselves for having a discredited nomination process and being stuck with ... more
  • 22 hours $70m Was Moved On Diezani’s Orders, Ex-NNPC GM Tells Court ChannelsTv
    Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke   A former Group General Manager of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC in charge of Crude Oil Marketing, Gbenga Olu Komolafe has told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos today, how he delivered 12 padlocked bags containing $70 million to an Abuja-based banker on the instructions of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. Komolafe was testifying before the court as the first prosecution witness for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in the trial of a former Executive Director, First Bank Plc, Dauda Lawal who ... more
  • 22 hours Buhari To Sign Revised 2020 Budget On Friday – Presidency ChannelsTv
    File: President Muhammadu Buhari working in his office. Photo: Twitter@PresidencyNigeria   President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday sign the revised 2020 budget into law following its passage by the National Assembly last month. This is according to a statement issued on Thursday evening by the Presidency in a tweet on its handle. “President Buhari will tomorrow, Friday July 10, 2020, sign into law the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly last month,” the presidency tweeted. READ ALSO: Osinbajo Writes IGP Wants Blogger Investigated Over N4bn Allegation   President @MBuhari will tomorrow, Friday July 10, 2020, sign ... more
  • 22 hours Buhari To Sign Revised 2020 Budget Today- Presidency ChannelsTv
    File: President Muhammadu Buhari working in his office. Photo: Twitter@PresidencyNigeria   President Muhammadu Buhari will today sign the revised 2020 budget into law following its passage by the National Assembly last month. This is according to a statement issued on Thursday evening by the Presidency in a tweet on its handle. “President Buhari will tomorrow, Friday July 10, 2020, sign into law the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly last month,” the presidency tweeted. READ ALSO: Osinbajo Writes IGP Wants Blogger Investigated Over N4bn Allegation   President @MBuhari will tomorrow, Friday July 10, 2020, sign into ... more
  • 22 hours COVID-19: WHO Launches Probe Into Response To Pandemic ChannelsTv |World
    File: A TV grab taken from a video released by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attending a virtual news briefing on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) from the WHO headquarters in Geneva on April 6, 2020. AFP   The World Health Organization, which has faced criticism over its early handling of the coronavirus crisis, on Thursday launched an independent review into the global response to the pandemic. Announcing the assessment, which will be presented next May, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it should help the world understand how to prevent such crises in the ... more
  • 22 hours Ireland’s Paschal Donohoe Takes Leadership Of Eurogroup ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on October 8, 2019 Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe gestures during a photo call prior to presenting his Budget 2020 to parliament, at Government Buildings in Dublin.  Paul FAITH / AFP   Irish finance minister Paschal Donohoe was on Thursday picked as the new president of the Eurogroup, which brings together the eurozone finance ministers who help guide European economic policy. “Congratulations to the new Eurogroup President,” tweeted the outgoing head Mario Centeno, the finance minister from Portugal. Donohoe beat out favourite Nadia Calvino of Spain as well as Luxembourg’s Pierre Gramegna for ... more
  • 23 hours Sri Lanka Slashes Key Interest Rates To Aid Virus-Hit Economy ChannelsTv |World
    File Photo   Sri Lanka’s central bank on Thursday cut interest rates for the fifth time this year in a new bid to breathe life into the coronavirus-stricken economy. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka monetary board reduced its lending rate by 100 basis points to 5.5 percent. The deposit rate was cut by the same amount to 4.5 percent. A bank statement said the board wanted to “aggressively enhance lending to productive sectors of the economy, which would reinforce support to COVID-19 hit businesses as well as to the broader economy”. Sri Lanka’s economy has been slumbering ... more
  • 23 hours Another 1.3m Workers File For Jobless Benefits In US ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on June 19, 2020, hundreds of unemployed Kentucky residents wait in long lines outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims in Frankfort, Kentucky.  John Sommers II / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP   A spike in coronavirus cases in the United States has forced some states to again close bars and restaurants, but the longer-term effect on jobs is uncertain, with new claims for unemployment benefits dropping again last week. Another 1.3 million US workers filed for unemployment benefits in the week ending July 4, the Labor Department ... more
  • 24 hours US Invites China To Arms Control Talks ChannelsTv |World
    File: China’s President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump. Photo: Nicolas ASFOURI / POOL / AFP     The United States on Thursday again invited China to talks on arms control, saying it saw an opening with Beijing on three-way negotiations with Russia despite intense disagreements. “The United States welcomes China’s commitment to engage in arms control negotiations. As such, prudent next steps will need to include face-to-face meetings between the United States and China,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said. President Donald Trump’s administration has been demanding that a rising China take part in talks on a ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19 May Push 45m People In Latin America Into Poverty – UN ChannelsTv |World
    A file photo of the United Nations emblem     The COVID-19 pandemic could push 45 million people from the middle classes into poverty in already economically troubled Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations said on Thursday. “In a context of already gaping inequalities, high levels of informal labor and fragmented health services, the most vulnerable populations and individuals are once again being hit the hardest,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement. The hard-hit region has registered more than three million cases of the novel coronavirus, more than half of them in Brazil, according to ... more
  • 1 day US Bans Entry Of Three Senior Chinese Officials Over Uighur Rights ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES)(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on April 4, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016 and China’s leader Xi Jinping in Beijing on December 5, 2012. Ed Jones, Paul J. RICHARDS / AFP   The United States said Thursday it would refuse visas for three top Chinese officials and their families over the “horrific and systematic abuses” against Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the officials who would be refused entry include Chen Quanguo, the Communist Party secretary for the Xinjiang region who is considered ... more
  • 1 day Proposed Sexual Harassment Bill Not Fair – Former ASUU Chairman ChannelsTv
      A former chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr. Laja Odukoya, says the sexual harassment bill criminalises lecturers on an issue that is prevalent in, not just tertiary institutions, but the larger society. The sexual harassment bill, passed by the Senate on Tuesday, proposed two to 14 years for sexual harassment convictions. Speaking on Sunrise Daily Thursday, Dr. Odukoya, a former chairman of the University of Lagos chapter of ASUU, said the operational word in the bill is “educators,” which, according to him, picks the tertiary institutions as a special case and not fair for an ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: China Rules Out Hosting Most Int’l Sport In 2020 ChannelsTv |Sports
    (FILES) This file picture taken on August 8, 2015 shows Wang Shanshan of China (R) shooting the ball during their women’s East Asian Cup football match against Japan at the Wuhan Sports Center Stadium in Wuhan. WANG ZHAO / AFP   China will not hold most international sporting events for the rest of 2020 as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, the government said Thursday, dealing a potential blow to the likes of Formula One and tennis. Shanghai’s sports authority recently said that it had been offered two Formula One races this year, while several tournaments ... more
  • 1 day Why Senate Is Probing Alleged Financial Recklessness In NDDC – Lawan ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.   The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has explained why the Senate took the decision to investigate the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He said the allegations of financial recklessness and misappropriation of funds levelled against the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC were unacceptable. Lawan gave the explanation on Thursday in his speech while declaring open an investigative public hearing by the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee set up to probe the commission. He stressed the need ... more
  • 1 day US Supreme Court Orders Trump To Hand Over Financial Records To Prosecutors ChannelsTv |World
    U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board in the East Room of the White House on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP   The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump must hand over financial records to prosecutors in New York. In a 7-2 ruling, the court said the president does not have absolute immunity from criminal investigation. The nation’s highest court also issued a ruling in a separate case concerning a request by Democratic-led congressional committees for Trump’s tax returns and financial records. In ... more
  • 1 day Imo Youths Protest As Policeman Kills Motorcyclist Over N50 Bribe ChannelsTv
      Youths and indigenes of Orlu town in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo state staged a protest Thursday following a report that a police officer killed a young man identified to be a commercial motorcyclist. The officer who is said to have been on duty at the popular banana junction in Orlu town allegedly shot the motorcyclist for failure to use a face mask and refusal to give a fifty naira (N50) bribe. The Imo state police command in response to the report said the officer, Sergeant Awusu Henry has been arrested and taken into custody.
    Youths ... more
  • 1 day Buhari Mourns Ivorian Prime Minister, Coulibaly ChannelsTv
    A photo combination of President Muhammadu Buhari and late Prime Minister of Cote d ‘Ivoire, Amadou Gon Coulibaly.   President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the Prime Minister of Cote d’Ivoire, Amadou Gon Coulibaly. He sympathised with President Alassane Ouattara, as well as the government and people of the West African country on Thursday in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. In his condolence message, President Buhari said the prime minister, who breathed his last in the line of duty at a cabinet meeting, left behind a void not only in his country ... more
  • 1 day PDP Declares Purported Jigawa LG Caretaker Committees Illegal, Null and Void ChannelsTv |Politics
    Symbol of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared the purported composition and inauguration of unauthorized caretaker committees in the 27 local governments in Jigawa state as illegal, null and void. The National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP on Thursday called on all its leaders, members, and supporters in Jigawa state and the nation at large to disregard the purported caretaker committees as they do not have the mandate and approval of our party at any level. The NWC also directed the North West Zonal Working Committee of the party, to immediately ... more
  • 1 day Magu’s Detention In Police Custody Enters Fourth Day ChannelsTv
    (File) Mr Ibrahim Magu is being investigated by a presidential panel over allegations of misconduct as acting chairman of the EFCC.   Mr Ibrahim Magu, who is believed to have been removed from office as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is spending a fourth day in the custody of the Nigeria Police. This comes as the presidential panel continues its investigation into the activities of the commission under the leadership of Magu. The panel is reported to have extended its probe to properties alleged to have been acquired by Magu in Dubai, the United ... more
  • 1 day Troops Kill Three Bandits, Recover Over 500 Livestock ChannelsTv
    A soldier backs the camera during a clearance operation in northern Nigeria.   Troops have killed three bandits and recovered over 500 livestock in a series of operations carried out in Sokoto and Katsina States. In a statement on Thursday, the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, noted that the operations were conducted in two days. He said troops of Operation Hadarin Daji under Operation Accord came in contact with some bandits at Sabon Birni LGA of Sokoto State on Tuesday. Enenche explained that the soldiers adopted aggressive tactical manoeuvres and engaged the bandits, thereby neutralising ... more
  • 1 day Domestic Workers Among Few Hong Kongers Who Will Miss Tiktok ChannelsTv |World
    A photo taken on December 14, 2018 in Paris shows the logo of the application TikTok. – TikTok, is a Chinese short-form video-sharing app, which has proved wildly popular this year. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)     TikTok’s exit from Hong Kong was met with a shrug among many locals who distrust the Chinese social media platform, but the app had been embraced by many foreign domestic workers as a way to creatively escape the drudgery of their toil. The globally popular video-sharing app was used by many of the city’s 370,000 foreign helpers, as they are ... more
  • 1 day Hushpuppi: NIDCOM Cautions Against Stigmatising Nigerians In Diaspora ChannelsTv
    A file photo of NIDCOM Chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, at a press briefing.   The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has warned against stigmatising Nigerians living abroad, especially those in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In a statement on Wednesday, the commission said the recent arrest of some Nigerians over fraud allegations in Dubai, particularly Ramoni Igbalode who is also known as Hushpuppi, should not be a yardstick in any way to judge and stereotype other Nigerians excelling globally. “Nigerians all over the world are known to be hardworking, diligent and determined and succeeding tremendously in their chosen careers wherever ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: Governors Meet Over Reopening Of Economy, Other Issues ChannelsTv
    A file photo of members of the NGF at a meeting in Abuja in January 2020.   Members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) met on Wednesday to discuss issues affecting the country, including the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Nigerians and the economy. At the meeting which held virtually and was presided by the NGF Chairman and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, the governors resolved to approve the work of the NGF Sub-Committee interfacing with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, to consolidate measures to gradually open the formal and informal sectors of the economy. ... more
  • 1 day Foreign Students Fear Deportation Over Trump Visa Threat ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on January 3, 2020, US President Donald Trump makes a statement on Iran at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach Florida. President Donald Trump warned on January 4, 2020 that the US is targeting 52 sites in Iran and will hit them “very fast and very hard” if the Islamic republic attacks American personnel or assets. In a sabre-rattling tweet that defended Friday’s US drone strike assassination of a powerful Iranian general in Iraq, Trump said 52 represents the number of Americans held hostage at the US embassy in Tehran for more than ... more
  • 1 day Japan’s Boxing Nurse, Fighting Coronavirus While Dreaming Of Olympics ChannelsTv |Sports
    This photo taken on June 18, 2020 shows Japanese boxer and nurse Arisa Tsubata exercising at her apartment in Saitama. – Olympic boxing hopeful Arisa Tsubata is used to taking a barrage of blows in the ring but she faces her toughest opponent as a nurse every day: coronavirus. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)     Olympic boxing hopeful Arisa Tsubata is used to taking blows in the ring but it is during her work as a nurse that she faces her toughest opponent: coronavirus. The 27-year-old juggles a brutal training regime in boxing gloves with long, irregular ... more
  • 1 day Champions League Draw Comes With UEFA Hoping Virus Doesn’t Ruin Plans For Lisbon Finale ChannelsTv
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on February 28, 2020 shows the UEFA logo at the organization’s headquarters in Nyon. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP     Four months on from the last match in this season’s Champions League, the draw for the final eight will be held on Friday amid ongoing uncertainty about how safe it will be to play out the competition in Lisbon as planned, and with four last-16 ties still to be completed. It was on March 11 that Paris Saint-Germain beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 behind closed doors to qualify for the quarter-finals for the first ... more
  • 1 day Twitter Shares Take Wing On Plan For Subscription Platform ChannelsTv |Tech
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on May 2, 2019 logos of US social network Twitter are displayed on the screen of smartphones, in Nantes, western France. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)     Twitter shares closed the formal trading day up more than 7 percent after word spread of a team codenamed “Gryphon” working on a subscription platform. Shares in the social network were up nearly 7.4 percent at the close of the New York Stock Exchange, and rose more than a percent more in after-market trades. The free one-to-many messaging service has become a seemingly indispensable ... more
  • 1 day Barcelona Stay In Touch With Real Madrid And Send Down Rivals Espanyol ChannelsTv |Sports
    Barcelona’s French defender Clement Lenglet (L) vies with Espanyol’s Spanish forward Javier Puado during the Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on July 8, 2020. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)     Barcelona kept their faint title hopes alive and doomed Espanyol to relegation on Wednesday as Luis Suarez’s goal proved the winner in a pivotal Catalan derby at the top and bottom of La Liga. A cagey contest at Camp Nou exploded into life for six frantic minutes at the start of the second half as Ansu Fati ... more
  • 1 day No ‘Softening’ From Liverpool As Salah Keeps Record Chase On Track ChannelsTv |Sports
    Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium in Shrewsbury, north-west of Birmingham in England on January 26, 2020.Anthony Devlin / AFP     Jurgen Klopp hailed Liverpool’s desire not to ease up after clinching the Premier League title as two goals from Mohamed Salah kept the Reds on course for a record points tally with a 3-1 win at Brighton on Wednesday. The champions move onto 92 points with three wins from their final four games enough to break Manchester City’s record of 100 points from two seasons ago. “We are champions and it could be softening but it is not – ... more
  • 1 day Solskjaer Realistic On Transfers But Keen To Keep Pogba ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north west England on January 19, 2020.Paul ELLIS / AFP     Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not seek huge funds for transfers this summer due to the economic realities of the coronavirus crisis, but is keen for the club to tie down Paul Pogba to a long-term contract. United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has warned it will not be “business as usual” in the transfer market and said ... more
  • 2 days Salah Keeps Liverpool’s Record Chase On Track ChannelsTv |Sports
    A NHS badge is dislayed on the shirt of Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Liverpool at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on July 8, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)     Liverpool remained on course for a Premier League record points tally thanks to two goals from Mohamed Salah to win 3-1 at Brighton on Wednesday. The English champions move onto 92 points with three wins from their final four games enough to break Manchester City’s record of ... more
  • 2 days Arsenal Boss Arteta Bemused By VAR Role In Nketiah’s Red Card ChannelsTv |Sports
        Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he does not understand VAR after its role in the red card for young Gunners forward Eddie Nketiah’s in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Leicester.  Nketiah was sent off seconds after coming on when his late lunge on James Justin was deemed worthy of a sending-off by referee Chris Kavanagh after he came to the side of the pitch to review the incident. “In the last year I have never seen a referee check any images,” Arteta told Sky Sports. “I do not understand the rules. But I can do nothing now.” In ... more
  • 2 days Reps Begin Probe Of Power Sector  ChannelsTv
    A file photo of lawmakers during plenary at the House of Representatives chamber in Abuja.   The House of Representatives has commenced a probe of the power sector. This is being carried out by the Adhoc committee led by the majority leader of the house, Ado Doguwa, who says the sector is confronted with the issue of liquidity, with the gas suppliers claiming billions of naira being owed them. According to him, another major challenge is the fact that tariffs are not cost-reflective. The committee’s mandate covers the entire privatization process which Nigerians and indeed the lawmakers say has ... more
  • 2 days Trump Hails ‘Outstanding Relationship’ With Mexico President ChannelsTv |World
    US President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador hold a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 8, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP)       President Donald Trump on Wednesday hailed his “outstanding relationship” with his Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as he welcomed him to the White House for the leaders’ first one-on-one meeting.  “We’ve had a very outstanding relationship… The relationship between the United States and Mexico has never been closer than it is right now,” said the billionaire Republican, who ... more
  • 2 days Borno To Hire 150 Nurses, 19 Doctors ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum. Photo: Twitter-@ProfZulum   The Borno State Government is hiring nurses and doctors to address the shortfall of health personnel in the state. The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum revealed this at the EXCO chamber of the government house Maiduguri while inaugurating a technical committee that will work towards the establishment of a medical college and a teaching hospital in order for Borno State University, established 2016, to begin programmes in medicine and surgery. The decision is hinged upon recommendations presented by the state chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association ... more
  • 2 days Man City Hit Newcastle For Five, Wolves Beaten By Sheffield Utd ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (R) is caught by Newcastle United’s English defender Danny Rose (L) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on July 8, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / POOL / AFP)     Manchester City moved to the brink of sealing their place in the Premier League top four by bouncing back to form to thrash Newcastle 5-0, while Wolves’ Champions League aspirations stumbled again in a 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United. City lost for the ninth time ... more
  • 2 days US Infections Top Three Million As Trump Begins WHO Pullout ChannelsTv |World
    U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board in the East Room of the White House on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP     Coronavirus infections in the United States topped the three million mark Wednesday, as President Donald Trump began withdrawing the country from the World Health Organization. The US remains by far the worst affected country, with over 131,000 deaths, while Brazil — whose virus-skeptic President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the disease — is a distant second with close to 67,000 deaths from almost 1.7 ... more
  • 2 days Magu Must Face Prosecution, Says PDP ChannelsTv |Politics
    File photo: Ibrahim Magu   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says after reviewing the reported circumstances surrounding the investigation of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, it is only right that he gets prosecuted accordingly. The party said that Magu’s ‘indictment’ reinforces its position that the much-hyped war against corruption by the EFCC, under his watch, has been a huge scam by corrupt individuals to cover the plundering of public resources, harass political opponents, intimidate and extort money from innocent Nigerians. According to the party’s observation, the revelations of diversion of recovered ... more
  • 2 days We Are Committed To Deepening Democracy – Wike ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.   Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has explained that the support given to the judiciary by his administration is to deepen democracy in Nigeria. He said all the arms of government need to work in synergy in discharging their responsibilities to serve the people with courage and efficiency. Governor Wike was speaking shortly after inspecting the progress of work at the reconstructed residence of the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal and other judicial staff located in Amadi flat, Old GRA in Port Harcourt and the Judges’ Quarters ... more
  • 2 days UN Warns Yemen On Brink Of Famine Again ChannelsTv |World
    A protester holds a Yemeni flag-themed placard in Parliament Square in London on July 5, 2020, as she demonstrates against the continued conflict in Yemen. – Yemen has been locked in conflict since the Huthis took control of Sanaa in 2014 and went on to seize much of the north. The crisis escalated when the Saudi-led coalition intervened the following year to support Yemen’s internationally-recognised government. Tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, have been killed and millions displaced in what the United Nations has called the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)     ... more
  • 2 days Barcelona Could Condemn Espanyol To Relegation For The First Time Since 1994 ChannelsTv |Sports
    File: Real Madrid’s Spanish defender Sergio Ramos reacts to Espanyol’s goal during the Spanish league football match between RCD Espanyol and Real Madrid CF at the RCDE Stadium in Cornella de Llobregat on February 27, 2018. Josep LAGO / AFP   Forever condemned to live in the shadow of Barcelona, Espanyol’s worst nightmare will come true on Wednesday if they are doomed to relegation from La Liga by their city neighbours. It is a likely scenario. With four games remaining, Chinese-owned Espanyol are rock bottom, 11 points from safety. Even a win at the Camp Nou would therefore only delay the inevitable. ... more
  • 2 days Trump Says Considering TikTok Ban As China Row Deepens ChannelsTv |World
        US President Donald Trump said he is considering banning the wildly popular video-sharing app TikTok as a way to punish China over the coronavirus pandemic, remarks China described Wednesday as “a malicious smear”. TikTok has been caught up in the escalating disputes between the United States and China, with the Chinese-owned firm accused of acting as a spying tool for Beijing — an allegation it denies. “It’s something we’re looking at,” Trump said during a TV interview on Tuesday when asked about a possible ban, according to Bloomberg News. “It’s a big business. Look, what happened with ... more
  • 2 days Trump Says Considering TikTok Ban As China Row Deepens ChannelsTv |Tech
        US President Donald Trump said he is considering banning the wildly popular video-sharing app TikTok as a way to punish China over the coronavirus pandemic, remarks China described Wednesday as “a malicious smear”. TikTok has been caught up in the escalating disputes between the United States and China, with the Chinese-owned firm accused of acting as a spying tool for Beijing — an allegation it denies. “It’s something we’re looking at,” Trump said during a TV interview on Tuesday when asked about a possible ban, according to Bloomberg News. “It’s a big business. Look, what happened with ... more
  • 2 days Ondo Assembly Suspends Deputy Speaker, One Other ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Ondo State House of Assembly has suspended the Deputy Speaker, Iroju Ogundeji, and another member, Adewale Williams. The duo were suspended over an alleged unruly behaviour. Meanwhile, the Majority Leader of the House, Jamiu Maito has resigned his appointment. The resignation letter was read on the floor of the house on Wednesday by the Clerk of the House, Bode Adeyelu. READ ALSO: Ondo Assembly Serves Impeachment Notice To Deputy Governor The three lawmakers were part of the nine members of the House that are opposed to the impeachment notice served on the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi yesterday. ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: NNPC Confirms Seven Deaths As Explosion Rocks Facility ChannelsTv
      Seven persons have died after an explosion at the ‘Oil Mining Lease 40’ operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC). The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division (NNPC),  Kennie Obateru confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday. According to him, the incident happened on Tuesday evening at Gbetiokun in Delta State where the facility belonging to its subsidiary is located. READ ALSO: Two Soldiers Killed, 17 Boko Haram Terrorists Neutralised In Borno “The incident, which occurred on Tuesday during the installation of a ladder on a platform (Benin River Valve Station) for access during discharging of ... more
  • 2 days Two Soldiers Killed, 17 Boko Haram Terrorists Neutralised In Borno ChannelsTv
    A file photo of troops. Source: Twitter-@HQNigerianArmy   Two soldiers and four others of the 25 Task Force Brigade deployed at Damboa have lost their lives during an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists in Borno, Northeast Nigeria. The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, confirmed this to Channels Television in a statement issued on Wednesday. According to him, the soldiers in conjunction with elements of Sector 2 Special Forces while on clearance operations along Damboa -Maiduguri Road, made contact with a Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals’ ambush team along their axis of advance. The ... more
  • 2 days WHO Declares Sri Lanka, Maldives Measles-Free ChannelsTv |World
    This picture taken on April 24, 2020 shows a sign of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva next to their headquarters, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus.Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP   Measles and rubella have been eradicated from Sri Lanka and the Maldives after decades of immunisation programmes, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. “Coming at a time when the entire world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, this success is encouraging and demonstrates the importance of joint efforts,” WHO regional director Khetrapal Singh said in a statement. The Maldives recorded its last endemic case ... more
  • 2 days Djokovic Still Undecided Over US Open ChannelsTv |Sports
    Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic looks on during the French L1 football match Monaco vs Rennes on October 20, 2019 at the “Louis II Stadium” in Monaco. VALERY HACHE / AFP.   Novak Djokovic, who recently tested negative for coronavirus after testing positive during his Balkans charity event, told a Serbian newspaper on Wednesday that he still was not sure if he would play the US Open. “I still do not know if I will play the US Open,” the tennis world number one said in an interview with the Sportski Zurnal daily paper. “I will certainly not play ... more
  • 2 days Djokovic Still Undecided Over US Open ChannelsTv |World
    Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic looks on during the French L1 football match Monaco vs Rennes on October 20, 2019 at the “Louis II Stadium” in Monaco. VALERY HACHE / AFP.   Novak Djokovic, who recently tested negative for coronavirus after testing positive during his Balkans charity event, told a Serbian newspaper on Wednesday that he still was not sure if he would play the US Open. “I still do not know if I will play the US Open,” the tennis world number one said in an interview with the Sportski Zurnal daily paper. “I will certainly not play ... more
  • 2 days Pope Condemns ‘Hell’ Of Migrant Detention Camps In Libya ChannelsTv |World
    This photo taken and released on April 13, 2020, by the Vatican Media shows Pope Francis delivering his message during a private Angelus prayer live broadcast from the library of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican on Easter Monday, during the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. Handout / VATICAN MEDIA / AFP.   Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the “hellish” migrant detention camps in Libya on the seventh anniversary of his trip to Lampedusa, where many of those fleeing the country for Europe by sea land. “The war is ... more
  • 2 days Managing Expectations: Climate Action Not A Quick Fix ChannelsTv |World
    A sign of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) hosting the 50th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is seen at the entrance of the headquarters, on August 2, 2019 in Geneva. PHOTO: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP   Slashing greenhouse gas emissions would probably not yield visible results until mid-century, researchers have said, cautioning that humanity must manage its expectations in the fight against global warming. Even under optimistic scenarios in which carbon pollution falls sharply, climate change will continue for decades, they reported Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. “We need to be patient,” said lead ... more
  • 2 days France Rules Out ‘Total Lockdown’ In Case Of COVID-19 Surge ChannelsTv |World
    People cycle with their bike down the Rue de Rivoli, by the Louvre museum, in Paris on May 19, 2020 as France eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus). THOMAS COEX / AFP.   The French government said Wednesday it was girding for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases in coming months but would not respond to any new outbreak with another nationwide lockdown. “My aim is to prepare France for a possible second wave while preserving our daily life, our economic and social life,” new Prime Minister Jean Castex said in ... more
  • 2 days UK Unveils Fresh £30bn Package To Save Jobs ChannelsTv |World
    Britain Flag   The UK government on Wednesday unveiled a package worth £30 billion ($37 billion, 33 billion euros) to save jobs and help the young to work to kickstart the coronavirus-hit economy. Delivering a mini-budget to parliament, finance minister Rishi Sunak’s measures included bonuses to companies retaining staff and taking on apprentices, investment in ‘green’ jobs and allowing the whole country to enjoy discounted meals in restaurants. AFP ... more
  • 2 days Harvard, MIT Sue Trump Govt Over Order Revoking Visas For Foreign Students ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on April 22, 2020, general view of Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. – US President Donald Trump lashed out at Harvard University on July 7, 2020, calling its decision to move all its courses online in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic “ridiculous.” Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP.   Harvard and MIT asked a court Wednesday to block an order by President Donald Trump’s administration threatening the visas of foreign students whose entire courses have moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic. The universities’ lawsuit was in ... more
  • 2 days Obaseki’s Aide Denies Involvement In Widows’ Empowerment Scheme ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of protesting widows.   The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, has denied involvement in any widows’ empowerment scheme. In a statement on Wednesday, Osagie cautioned the public to be wary of fraudsters who are exploiting the political campaigns to deceive and defraud people. “There is a scam message being sent on social media on a specious empowerment scheme targeted at women and widows in the state said to be linked to me. This is a scam,” he said. “The Office of the Special Adviser to the ... more
  • 2 days Buhari Replaces Two Non-Career Ambassadors-Designate ChannelsTv
    A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari. Photo: Twitter-@FMICNigeria   The Senate on Wednesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the replacement and confirmation of two non-career Ambassadors-designate. The request was contained in a letter read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. The President sought to replace the earlier nomination of Mr Oboro Effiong Akpabio and Brigadier General Bwala Yusuf Bukar from Akwa-Ibom and Borno State, respectively. The letter reads: “In accordance to Section 171(1)(2)(c) and subsection (4) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, I have the honour to forward for confirmation by the Senate, ... more
  • 2 days FG To Recruit 27,000 Imo Youths Under Special Works Programme ChannelsTv
      The Federal Government is set to engage 27,000 youths in Imo State to carry out public works in their various Local Government Areas. Chairman, Special Public Works Committee in the state, Obinna Okenze, disclosed this on Wednesday at the Federal Secretariat in Owerri, the state capital. Speaking during the inaugural meeting of the state nominees for the Federal Government’s Special Public Works programme, Okenze said that the youths will be recruited between October and December 2020 and will be paid N20,000 monthly. READ ALSO: Reps To Investigate $1bn Illegal NLNG Withdrawal He noted that nobody should be charged ... more
  • 2 days Grilling Of Magu Enters Third Day ChannelsTv
      The grilling of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has entered its third day. The EFCC boss had first appeared before the special presidential panel reviewing the activities of the agency on Monday, after an invitation was sent to him. According to the Department of State Services (DSS), contrary to claims that Magu had been arrested by the service, it had no connection to the case. Magu’s Special Adviser on Media, Tony Amokeodo, also told Channels Television that his boss was not arrested but was only served the invitation to the ... more
  • 2 days Fernando Alonso To Return To F1 With Renault In 2021 ChannelsTv |Sports
    File: McLaren’s Spanish driver Fernando Alonso walks prior to the third free practice session ahead of the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit in Baku on April 28, 2018.ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP     Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will return to Formula One with Renault for the 2021 season, the team announced on Wednesday. “Renault DP World F1 Team is pleased to confirm Fernando Alonso alongside Esteban Ocon in its driver line-up for the 2021 season,” Renault said in a statement. Alonso, who has notched up 32 wins and 97 podiums in 314 Grand ... more
  • 2 days Ex-Chelsea Star Kalou Leaves Hertha Berlin After Six Years ChannelsTv |Sports
    Kalou won the AFCON in 2015. Photo: Twitter@Salomon Kalou     Ivory Coast star, Salomon Kalou, has left German side, Hertha Berlin where he spent six years.  The former Chelsea forward was suspended in May for recording himself breaking the physical distancing rules put in place due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Kalou, 38, took to his Twitter handle on Wednesday to announce that he is leaving the German capital side. READ ALSO: Fan Confrontation: Tottenham’s Eric Dier Banned For Four Games The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner also thanked the team and their fans for making ... more
  • 2 days Fan Confrontation: Tottenham’s Eric Dier Banned For Four Games ChannelsTv |Sports
    File: Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba (L) vies for the ball against Tottenham Hotspur’s English defender Eric Dier (R) during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on June 19, 2020. Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP     Tottenham’s Eric Dier has received a four-match ban and been fined £40,000 for climbing into the stands to confront a supporter after his side’s FA Cup exit to Norwich. The England international has been sanctioned by the Football Association on a charge of misconduct for the incident, which ... more
  • 2 days Reps To Investigate $1bn Illegal NLNG Withdrawal ChannelsTv
    A file photo of lawmakers during plenary at the House of Representatives chamber in Abuja .   The House of Representatives has mandated its committee on public account to investigate alleged illegal withdrawals from the dividends accounts of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG). The matter was raised as a matter of urgent national importance by the minority leader of the House, who alleged that the withdrawals were made by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Details later. ... more
  • 2 days ‘I’m President, Coach And Player,’ Says Ibrahimovic After Inspiring Milan ChannelsTv |Sports
    AC Milan’s Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (L) reacts next to Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) after scoring a penalty during the Italian Serie A football match AC Milan vs Juventus played behind closed doors on July 7, 2020 at the San Siro stadium in Milan, as the country eases its lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. Miguel MEDINA / AFP   Zlatan Ibrahimovic ignited a late comeback against Serie A leaders Juventus and then declared that if he had been at AC Milan from the start of the season, ... more
  • 2 days Kogi Inaugurates New Chief Judge ChannelsTv
    Justice Henry Olusuyi takes his Oath of Office as the Chief Judge of Kogi State in Lokoja on July 8, 2020.   The Kogi State Government has inaugurated Justice Henry Olusuyi as the Chief Judge of the state. The swearing-in ceremony was held on Wednesday in Lokoja, the state capital. Justice Oluseyi was sworn in at 10:35 am after taking his Oath of Office. In attendance are Governor Yahaya Bello, the state Deputy Governor, Edward Onaja; Speaker of the House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole and other top government functionaries. READ ALSO: Chief Judge Of Kogi State, Justice Ajanah Dies ... more
  • 2 days Okonjo-Iweala, Others Jostle For WTO Top Job ChannelsTv
    A file photo of former Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala   Six candidates are vying to become the next head of the World Trade Organization — an institution which faced mammoth challenges even before the pandemic-driven global economic crisis struck. The window to enter the race slams shut on Wednesday, in a speeded-up contest to replace the outgoing WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo — the Brazilian career diplomat who is stepping down one year early at the end of August. The six candidates in the running are from Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria and South Korea. The new chief must ... more
  • 3 days Ibrahimovic-inspired AC Milan Rally To Defeat Juventus In Stunning Comeback ChannelsTv |Sports
    AC Milan’s Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (L) reacts next to Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) after scoring a penalty during the Italian Serie A football match AC Milan vs Juventus played behind closed doors on July 7, 2020 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. Miguel MEDINA / AFP   Juventus wasted the chance to move 10 points clear at the top of Serie A as the defending champions blew a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-inspired AC Milan on Tuesday, after second-placed Lazio’s shock defeat at Lecce. Maurizio Sarri’s men led through goals from ... more
  • 3 days Zamfara Governor Vows To Wipe Out Bandits, Donates 200 Patrol Vans ChannelsTv
    A photo of Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle.   Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, on Tuesday vowed to wipe out bandits terrorising communities in parts of the state. He also donated 200 patrol vehicles to security agencies to enhance their operations, as part of efforts to strengthen the fight against kidnapping and banditry. The beneficiary agencies include the Nigerian Army, Police, Department of State Services (DSS), and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). Others are the Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigerian Correctional Service, and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). At the distribution of the ... more
  • 3 days Ten-Man Arsenal Held By Leicester After Vardy Strike ChannelsTv |Sports
    Arsenal’s Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez (C) dives to block a shot from Leicester City’s English striker Jamie Vardy (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 7, 2020. Michael Regan / POOL / AFP   Jamie Vardy salvaged a much-needed point for Leicester in their quest to claim a place in next season’s Champions League in a 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Tuesday dominated by VAR reviews. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s strike gave the Gunners a well-deserved first half lead, but Arsenal were reduced to 10 men for ... more
  • 3 days Why Senate Didn’t Bow To Pressure To Declare Orji Kalu’s Seat Vacant – Lawan ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Senator Orji Uzor Kalu exchanging pleasantries after the former Abia State governor was released from the correctional centre.   The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has revealed why the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly refused to yield to pressure to declare Senator Orji Uzor Kalu’s seat and position vacant during the period of his incarceration. He stated this on Tuesday when he received a delegation of the leaders of thought from Abia State at the National Assembly in Abuja. Lawan explained that what the Senate did by preserving Kalu’s seat ... more
  • 3 days Property Seizure: Ex-Army General Sues Lagos Govt, Demands N8bn Damages ChannelsTv
    File photo.   A retired Major General of the Nigerian Army, Abdul Tijjani, has dragged the Lagos State government and seven others before a Federal High Court in Abuja, challenging the alleged injustice perpetrated against him by officials of the state. The plaintiff is specifically challenging the alleged sabotage of the execution of a court judgment which returned his landed property in Lagos State to him after a period of an unlawful seizure. In a fundamental human rights suit instituted in Abuja, the former army general prayed Justice Inyang Ekwo to order the Lagos State government and its governor ... more
  • 3 days Third Mainland Bridge Repairs To Begin In July, End In January 2021 – Govt ChannelsTv
    A file photo of a section of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, south-west Nigeria.   The Federal Government and Lagos State Government have sought the cooperation of motorists and residents on the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge which would last six months. Ahead of the closure of the bridge for maintenance work and expected to commence on July 24, the governments urged them to cooperate with the appropriate agencies. The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola; Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde; and Special Adviser to the Governor on Works, Aramide Adeyoye, ... more
  • 3 days Chelsea Narrowly Edge Crystal Palace In Five-Goal Thriller ChannelsTv |Sports
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  • 3 days US Formally Starts To Withdraw From WHO ChannelsTv |World
    US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 14, 2020, in Washington, DC.MANDEL NGAN / AF   President Donald Trump has formally started the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization, making good on threats over the UN body’s response to the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. The United States is the largest financial contributor to the WHO — which leads the fight on global maladies from polio to measles to mental health — but it has increasingly been ... more
  • 3 days Shun Malpractice, WAEC Warns Students Ahead Of Exams ChannelsTv
    WAEC Officials at a press briefing In Lagos on July 7, 2020.   The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has warned students, as well as schools, to shun all forms of exam malpractice ahead of the commencement of the examinations. At a briefing on Tuesday in Yaba, Lagos State, the Head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr Patrick E. Areghan, said regardless of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic on the country, the standards set by exam body remain intact. He, therefore, warned that lack of preparedness should not be an excuse to engage in malpractices. ... more
  • 3 days 44-Year-Old Pastor Arrested For Raping Daughter ChannelsTv
    Photo of Pastor, Oluwafemi Oyebola who raped his daughter.   The Police in Ogun State says it has arrested a 44-year-old man, Oluwafemi Oyebola, for raping his biological daughter. Oyebola who is said to be a pastor of the Christ Apostolic Church, Ogo Oluwa Parish in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state, was arrested following a complaint by the daughter who reported at Owode-Egbado divisional headquarters that her father had been forcefully having carnal knowledge of her since 2015. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that the 19-year-old reported that ... more
  • 3 days WHO Studying Evidence Showing Airborne Transmission Of COVID-19 Virus ChannelsTv |World
    World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference organised by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, on July 3, 2020 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. Fabrice COFFRINI / POOL / AFP   The WHO said Tuesday it would study fresh evidence on airborne transmission of the coronavirus, after an international group of scientists concluded it could spread far beyond two metres. The World Health Organization said it would put out a new scientific brief within days, rounding up the knowledge about how the ... more
  • 3 days 774,000 Jobs: Labour Minister, Ngige Apologises To National Assembly ChannelsTv
    The Minister of Labour, Productivity and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige   The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has apologised to the National Assembly over the recent face-off between the Minister of State For Labour, Festus Keyamo and the joint Senate and House Committees on Labour, Productivity and Employment. The Minister tendered an apology on Tuesday when he led a delegation from the Ministry on a visit to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at the National Assembly, Abuja. “We deeply regret the incident that happened, the altercation that followed it, between my Minister of State and members ... more
  • 3 days Dubai Reopens Doors To Tourists After Long COVID-19 Shutdown ChannelsTv |World
    Tourists sunbathe at the beach of the Al Naseem hotel in the Gulf emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, on July 7, 2020. KARIM SAHIB / AFP   With a “welcome” passport sticker and coronavirus tests on arrival, Dubai reopened its doors to international visitors Tuesday in the hope of reviving its tourism industry after a nearly four-month closure. But businesses are mainly betting on those already living in the gleaming desert city to energise its ailing economy and serve as a test run before wary foreign holidaymakers return. “A warm welcome to your second home,” said ... more
  • 3 days Kidnapped Delta NLC Chairman Regains Freedom ChannelsTv
        The abducted Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Delta State, Comrade Goodluck Ofobruku, has regained his freedom. He was released last night after spending about 48 hours in the kidnappers’ den. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa confirmed the development to Channels Television on Tuesday. He however said he wasn’t aware if any ransom was paid. READ ALSO: Gunmen Abduct Delta NLC Chairman The police boss noted that efforts were ongoing to track down the kidnapper and make them face the full wrath of the law. Meanwhile, the NLC chief is ... more
  • 3 days Brazil To Become Testing Ground For COVID-19 Vaccine ChannelsTv |World
    Researchers work at the special techniques laboratory where a genetic test was developed to diagnose the new coronavirus, COVID-19, at Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 28, 2020. NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP.   Brazil may be struggling in its battle against the coronavirus, but it is on the cutting edge of vaccine development with large-scale trials and the production of millions of doses on the horizon. Unlike Europe and China, COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly across the Latin American nation — the second-worst hit country in the world after the United States — creating the ... more
  • 3 days Air Force Launches Fresh Offensive Against Bandits In Sokoto ChannelsTv
    Personnel of the Nigerian Air Force carrying out an operation in the north-western part of the country. Credit: NAF     The Nigerian Air Force has launched a fresh offensive against bandits in Sokoto State, Northwest Nigeria. This resulted to the death of several bandits and the destruction of some of their camps by the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji. In a statement issued on Tuesday by the spokesman of the Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the operation was carried out on July 6. According to him, the military exercise aimed at ridden the region of armed bandits, ... more
  • 3 days Ebonyi Health Workers To Undergo COVID-19 Test ChannelsTv
    Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi     The Ebonyi State government has directed all its health workers to undergo compulsory test for COVID 19. The Deputy Governor of the state, Kelechi Igwe disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing local government chairmen at the Government House in Abakaliki, the state capital. According to him, the move becomes necessary to ensure that the health workers are safe and in good health condition while carrying out their duties in ensuring quality healthcare delivery to the people of the state. READ ALSO: COVID-19: Commissioner, 21 Others Discharged In Delta He also asked the ... more
  • 3 days Brazil’s President Bolsonaro Tests Positive For COVID-19 ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on March 18, 2020 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures using a face cover during a press conference regarding the COVID-19, coronavirus pandemic at the Planalto Palace, Brasilia. – Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro announced on July 7, 2020 he had tested positive for the coronavirus but said he was feeling “perfectly well” and had only mild symptoms. Sergio LIMA / AFP.   Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Tuesday he had tested positive for the coronavirus but said he was feeling “perfectly well” and had only mild symptoms. The far right leader has caused ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Commissioner, 21 Others Discharged In Delta ChannelsTv
    (File Photo) Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State   The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu and 21 other persons have been discharged from the isolation centre in Delta State. A statement issued on Tuesday by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Olisa Ifeajika, confirmed this. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s spokesman noted that the state government released them after testing negative for COVID-19 following long periods of isolation and treatment. He noted that the Commissioner tested positive for the coronavirus disease on June 20. READ ALSO: COVID-19: 31 More Patients Recover In Lagos State Meanwhile, the Secretary to the State ... more
  • 3 days Saudi Opens Hajj Registration For Foreign Residents ChannelsTv |World
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