Rachel Oniga played significant role in building Nollywood, Delta mourns

The death of popular Nollywood artist, Rachel Oniga, has thrown the people of Delta State into mourning. Oniga hails from Eku Community in the Agbon Kingdom, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta. According to her family, she died on Friday night at the age of 64. In a signed press statement, Eacgovdelta Oghenesivbe, a Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, paid glowing tribute to the deceased Nollywood actress. The statement read, “She was born in Lagos, and played a significant role in the buildup for…

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Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga, buried in Lagos

The slain Super TV Chief Executive Officer, Osifo Ataga, has been buried at Ebony Vaults, Ikoyi, Lagos. He was buried around 12.30pm in a low-key ceremony attended by his family members, including his wife, and friends. Journalists were restricted from covering some aspects of the burial. Photos taken by our correspondent were also deleted by a relation of the deceased. Ataga, aged 50, lived from 1971 to 2021. His corpse was found on June 16 at a short let apartment on Adebowale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase I where he had…

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Nigeria records 558 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

Nigeria on Thursday recorded 558 new COVID-19 infections in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control figures on Friday morning also showed that two new deaths from COVID-19-related complications were reported. The centre said that Lagos State led the infection chart with 376 cases. The NCDC said that Lagos is followed by Oyo with 33, Akwa Ibom-26, the FCT-22, Imo-15, Bayelsa and Ekiti reported 13 each. The centre also said that Kano reported 12 cases while Ogun recorded 11, Plateau-11, Delta-nine, Jigawa-six, Rivers-four, Zamfara-four,…

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COVID-19: Resident doctors decry setback on medical practice

The National Association of Resident Doctors says the COVID-19 pandemic dealt a devastating blow on the nation’s medical practice, especially with the death of 19 members. NARD President, Dr Okhuaihesuyi Uyilawa, said this on Thursday during the association’s first National Executive Council post-COVID-19 meeting in Umuahia. Uyilawa expressed regret that the pandemic “dealt heavily on resident doctors,” who lost at least 19 colleagues to the deadly scourge. He said the plight being suffered by resident doctors in the country informed the choice of the theme of the meeting: “The Nigerian…

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You can’t succeed above your educational qualification –Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) says a person can’t succeed outside his personal educational qualification, adding that anybody who misses education has missed everything. Buhari also stated that Nigerian parents are making sacrifices to ensure that their children get educated. The President said this during a panel discussion on Thursday at the Global Education Summit in London. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, revealed this in a statement titled, ‘Nigerians Acutely Aware of Priority of Education, President Buhari Tells Global Education Summit’. Buhari…

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Defence minister blames monarchs, clerics for insecurity, says troops compromised

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, has blamed traditional rulers, politicians and other stakeholders for the growing banditry, insurgency and other vices in the country. The Minister stated this on Thursday during a one-day security summit by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State Represented by his Special Adviser Technical,  Almed Jibrin, the minister spoke on the theme, ‘The Nigerian National Question: Implications for National Unity.’ He accused stakeholders of apparent compromise on security. He said, “The political and traditional elite at the local…

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This is dangerous, Nigerians react to cow running on Third Mainland Bridge

A video showing a cow running on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos has drawn reactions from Nigerians on social media. The video was reportedly recorded around 9pm on Wednesday. The cow which was heading in the same direction as the vehicles on the bridge could be seen maintaining a lane through the duration of the video. A voice could be heard saying, “Wow, this is dangerous.” Reacting, a Facebook user, Esther Chidimma Ibe said, “This only happens in a country where cows are valued more than human lives.” According to…

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FCT area councils, others share N2bn June allocation

The Federal Capital Territory Administration on Wednesday disbursed a total of N2.6 billion to the six area councils in the FCT and other stakeholders. The amount was the statutory allocation for June 2021. The six area councils got the sum of N773. 5 million, while the sum of N.8b was made available to other stakeholders such as primary school teachers, pension funds, among others. The figure shows that there was a minimal revenue drop from N2.7 billion disbursed in May to N2.6 billion in the month of June. This was…

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Rivers approves ban on open grazing, livestock rearing

The Rivers State Executive Council has approved the proposed bill aimed at giving legal backing to the ban on open rearing and grazing of livestock. The approval was made on Wednesday at its meeting at Government House, Port Harcourt, presided over by Governor Nyesom Wike. The Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, in a statement, added that the Attorney General of the State and Commissioner for Justice, Zacchaeus Adangor (SAN), who briefed newsmen after the meeting, said it was impossible for the state to enforce the resolution…

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Ondo guber: Akeredolu floors PDP’s Jegede at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has dismissed the appeal filed by Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party, challenging the election of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. In the majority judgment, four of the justices of the apex court upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal and the Ondo State Governorship Election Petition. The apex court thereby dismissed the appeal for lack of merit. In a dissenting judgment, Justices Mary Odili, Tijjani Abubakar, and Ejembi Eko, held that the appeal should be allowed. Jegede had challenged the emergence of…

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