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Adams Oshiomhole/
Opinion Politics

Making sense of Oshiomhole’s reprieve

By abiodun KOMOLAFE Once upon a sociopolitical space, there was an unknown ‘Edo Boy’, who came into limelight through the Textiles Industry, where he was a paid secretary of its Union. (Conventionally, paid secretaries are never made political heads. But Adams Oshiomhole became the political head of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, which, in itself, was an anomaly). The emergence of the Iyamho, Edo State-born politician Read more

Adams Oshiomhole/

APC: Oshiomhole reveals why Ajimobi was picked as Deputy Chairman


ADP guber candidate, Gbadamosi defects to Lagos PDP


APC Crisis: Oshiomhole remains party chairman, Appeal Court rules


Prudential Zenith Life Insurance/
Business Press Release

Prudential Zenith Life protecting its customers during Coronavirus (COVID – 19) pandemic

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown, Prudential Zenith Life Insurance is rolling out a range of services to help customers cope with the lockdown. The new services include a range of additional COVID-19 insurance cover enhancements, without additional premium charges, and a waiver for ‘pandemic’ exclusions as contained in its Read more

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Africa: Côte d’Ivoire wants Nigeria’s Adesina reelected AfDB president/

Opinion: The pandemic is no time for fiscal distancing

By Akinwumi A. Adesina ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2020/ — Akinwumi A. Adesina is President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) These are very difficult days, as the world faces one of its worst challenges ever: the novel coronavirus pandemic. And it seems almost no nation is spared. As infection rates rise, so Read more

Supreme Court building/

Supreme Court dismisses money laundering charge against Dele Belgore

The Supreme Court, on Friday in Abuja, dismissed a money laundering charge brought against Dele Belgore, a former governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Kwara State. The Apex court allowed the appeal against the ruling of Justice Rilwan Aikawa of Federal High Court, Lagos delivered in November 2018. Justice Aikawa Read more

COVID-19: Osun runaway coronavirus patient found – News

The Osun state government announced it has found a coronavirus patient who reportedly fled the state’s isolation Centre. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ishmael Omipidan, said the patient was found on Saturday afternoon. “The missing person has been recovered a few minutes ago,” Omipidan said in a Facebook post. There were reports that Read more

California goes on virus lockdown as Italy death toll overtakes China

California’s 40 million people were under lockdown on Friday in the most drastic quarantine efforts by a US state to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, as the global toll surged with Italy surpassing China as the country with the most deaths from the pandemic. The United States was fast-tracking antimalarial drugs for use as a virus Read more

One last event before Harry and Meghan bow out


Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends visa for lesser hajj

Trump acquitted of all impeachment charges

Coronavirus: WHO raises concern over growing COVID-19 cases in Africa

…virus threatening the continent’s fragile health system BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the), April 2, 2020/ — With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not only between African countries but within different localities in the hardest-hit countries. For instance, in Read more

Jack Ma/

Jack Ma, Alibaba Foundations donate COVID-19 Medical Equipment to African Union Member States

Africa: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation recognized as Best Islamic Financier at TFG Trade Awards 2020

coronavirus testing/

COVID-19: Niger records index case – Coronavirus now in 36 African countries

Raymond Dokpesi/

Alleged N2.1bn fraud: Trial of Raymond Dokpesi adjourned until May 14

The Federal High Court Abuja has adjourned the ongoing trial of Chairman emeritus of DAAR Communications PLC, Raymond Dokpesi, until May 14 to enable him to produce more documents in his defence. At the resumed trial on Wednesday, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, counsel to Dokpesi, asked the court for an adjournment to enable him subpoena documents Read more


Coronavirus: Trump suspends ‘all travel from Europe’ to US for 30 days

Archive-Green Eagles 1980/

Day before the final – March 21, 1980

By Segun Odegbami Everybody remembers the day of the final match in 1980. People recall where they watched the match, who captained the gallant team, who scored the goals and how they celebrated that victory that night and several nights after that eventful Sunday, March 22, 1980. For four decades, they have told and retold Read more


Nigeria premier league suspended after player dies


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