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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