Couple arraigned for alleged possession of Indian hemp

AGENCY REPORT The Police on Friday arraigned husband and wife, Asaolu Sheu (65) and Asaolu Jemilat (45), before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged possession of Indian hemp. The defendants, of unknown addresses, are facing a charge of illegal possession of Indian hemp. The prosecutor, Inspector Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendants committed Read more

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Reps back Trump’s demand for COVID-19 stimulus increment to $2,000

By Agency Report Most Democrats in the House voted in favour of the increment on Monday, while the majority of Republican lawmakers opposed it. In a 275-134 vote on Monday, the US House of Representatives backed President Donald Trump’s demand for 2,000 dollars (N776,000) coronavirus stimulus cheque for American workers. The vote came barely 24 Read more


World must be ready for the next pandemic – UN

By Agency Reports “As we recover from the pandemic, let us resolve to build up our prevention capacities…” The United Nations commemorated the first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness on Sunday, underscoring the need to learn lessons from the coronavirus pandemic. It urged greater investments in preparedness, to confront future health emergencies. “This first observance Read more

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COVID-19 Vaccine 94.5% Effective – Moderna

By AFP US biotech firm Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was 94.5 per cent effective, marking a second major breakthrough in the vaccine hunt. Moderna released early results from a clinical trial with more than 30,000 participants, after US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech last week said their Read more

COVID-19 causes social unrest in Nigeria, others - UN -

COVID-19 causes social unrest in Nigeria, others – UN

By NAN The United Nations (UN) has identified the socio-economic impact of Coronavirus pandemic as the main factor responsible for the social unrest being witnessed in some countries across the world, including Nigeria. The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Hajiya Amina Mohammed, stated this when she addressed State House correspondents at the end of Read more

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[REPORT] Presidential election exposes America’s ‘perilous’ divides

FOREIGN By AP Presidential elections can be revealing moments that convey the wishes of the American people to the next wave of elected officials. So far, the big reveal in the contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is the extent of the cavernous divide between Republican and Democratic America, one that defines Read more Court verdict is supremacy of the people – Minister of Justice

Nigeria will end impunity for crimes against journalists – Malami

By NAN The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, says the federal government is set to end impunity for crimes against members of the public including journalists. Malami made this known in a statement issued by Umar Gwandu, his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations in Abuja on Sunday. Read more

#EndSARS: Atiku says Police subunit dissolution gives opportunity for peoples-focused police

Agency Report Nigerian former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday said the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has offered Nigeria the opportunity to envision a police and policing system that will fulfill the interest of Nigerians. In a statement issued by his media office and signed by Paul lbe, in Abuja on Sunday, Atiku said Read more