Amaju Pinnick wins FIFA Council election

President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Friday was confirmed as a member of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Council seat. Pinnick was one of the 14 football administrators from Africa gunning for the six seats allotted to the continent in the 37-member FIFA Council at today’s CAF elections in Rabat, Morocco. Pinnick defeated incumbent and Malawi’s Walter Nyamilandu to emerge as the third Nigerian to be elected into the FIFA Council at the 43rd CAF General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco after the late Etubom…

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Oyo State Receives 127, 740 Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines

The Oyo State government has received 127, 740 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA), Abuja. The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, announced in a statement on Thursday that the vaccines were received in Ibadan, the state capital by the Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board. The statement added that the Executive Secretary of the Board, Muideen Olatunji, said that 127,740 doses of the vaccines received is part of the first phase of vaccine distribution. “The state…

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Gunmen Invade Kaduna School, Abduct Students

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have attacked the Federal College of Forestry in Kaduna State, abducting several students. The college is located few metres away from the Nigerian Defence Academy in the Mando area of Kaduna State. Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige told Channels Television that the attackers invaded the college located at Mando area in the outskirts of Kaduna metropolis at about 3 am on Friday and abducted some students. He however said that the exact number of students abducted is…

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Federal Govt begins selection of N-Power ‘Batch C’ applicants

The Federal Government on Thursday announced the selection of applicants for the “Batch C” of its N-Power programme. At the close of application last year, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, announced that the government received over five million applications. The online application process, which began on June 26, 2020, closed at midnight on August 8, 2020. As part of measures to make the selection seamless and transparent, the minister launched a portal, the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS), for easy…

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Nigerian govt raises petrol price above N200

Price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise called petrol has soared to N212.6 per litre, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) said in a new monthly template. The template published Thursday night shows that the retail price of petrol would sell between market band of N209.61 and N212.61. With ex-depot price standing at N206.42 per liter, the March template showed that the landing cost for petrol per liter is N189.61. Although, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had said price would remained static in March to allow smooth dialogue between…

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