The next swimming world championships, scheduled for summer 2021 in Japan, have been pushed back until May 2022 following the postponement of the Olympic Games, the sport’s governing body said Monday. The world championships were due to be held in Fukuoka next year from July 16-August 1 but will instead take place from May 13-29 […]

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has approved the appointment of Mr. Sunday Thomas as the substantive Commissioner for Insurance/Chief Executive Officer, National Insurance Commission. The Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, YUNUSA ABDULLAHI, said this in a statement issued. Thomas replaced the immediate past commissioner for Insurance/CEO, Mohammed Kari, as Acting Commissioner for insurance/CEO of the […]

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called for the conversion of seized stolen assets into facilities to isolate COVID-19 cases in the country. It made the call in an urgent appeal to the President, which was signed by SERAP deputy director in Nigeria, KOLAWOLE OLUWADARE. The group urged President MUHAMMADU BUHARI to direct the […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the families of three University of Port Harcourt students reportedly murdered by their kidnappers and their bodies buried in a shallow grave in April. The President also extended condolences to the university authorities and the Rivers State Government over the unfortunate incident. Describing the tragic occurrence as “sad and […]

Nigeria has recorded 170 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 2,558 According to a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday, of the new infections, 39 are in Lagos, 29 from Kano, 24 in Ogun and 18 from Bauchi. The FCT and Sokoto had 12 […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported the highest figure of COVID-19 cases recorded in a day. In a late-night tweet on Thursday, the agency revealed that a total of 204 new infections were reported across the country – the peak since the beginning of the outbreak in late February. According to the […]

Death toll in the building collapse along Yar’Adua Drive in Owerri has risen to 15, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The latest casualty figure was given by Mr Evans Ugoh, Head of the Imo/Abia State Operations Office of the National Emergency Management Agency. He spoke in an interview with a NAN correspondent on […]

Spanish football expert, Guillem Balague, has claimed that Real Madrid wants to ‘offload’ four of their players, Luka Modric, James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, and Lucas Vazquez, this summer transfer window.   Balague also said that Zinedine Zidane’s side is not planning to sign any player this summer. Real Madrid has been linked with a summer move […]

The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi says the index COVID-19 case in the state is in a stable condition. Addressing journalists at the Government House in Abakaliki, Governor Umahi said the patient has not manifested any symptoms at the isolation centre. According to him, the index case got hit by the deadly virus while on […]

Members of the House of Representatives have resolved to investigate the legality of Chinese nationals living in Nigeria for possible repatriation back to their country. They made the resolution on Tuesday at a resumed plenary following their return from recess which lasted about five weeks as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus in the […]

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