Monthly Archives: May 2020

Former NNPC GMD, Baru, Is Dead

The former Group Managing Director (GMD), of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, is dead. Dr. Baru, a consummate Mechanical Engineer, died Friday night after a brief illness, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Dr. Kennie Obateru stated this in a release today. The release said NNPC Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari expressed shock ...

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Nigeria’s Total COVID-19 Cases Now 9,302

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 387 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. This brings the total infection cases in Nigeria to 9,302 with 2697 patients discharged, and 261 deaths recorded. In a tweet Friday night, NCDC said Lagos State recorded 254 cases, the Federal Capital Territory recorded 29 cases, Jigawa State had 24 cases, Edo State recorded ...

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Nigerians Will Begin To Enjoy Stable Power Supply From 2021, Says Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government assured, yesterday, that Nigerians would begin to enjoy stable power supply from 2021. For starters, the government assured of 7,000  megawatts of power, next year, which will peak at 11,000 megawatts by 2023. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed these at a press conference in Abuja, where he highlighted the achievements of the President Muhammadu ...

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Close To $1bn Stolen Under Abacha, Says Buhari

President, Muhammadu Buhari has said close to $1bn was “stolen under a previous, undemocratic junta in the 1990s.” Buhari, in an article published in Newsweek, a United States-based magazine, expressed appreciation to the “friendly nations” that returned the stolen funds. Though the President did not mention Abacha by name, it was apparent he was referring to the deceased dictator. Saturday ...

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FG Probes States Over Diversion Of COVID-19 Funds

The Federal Government anti-graft agency, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, and the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation have begun investigation and audit of state governments, agencies and personnel, who spent the COVID-19 funds from the government and private individuals. The OAGF said the internal audit procedures would apply to all transactions relating to the ...

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Anambra To Venture Into Orange Flesh Potato Production, As Farmers Get Poultry Assets

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Anambra State Government is to encourage women and youths to venture into Orange Flesh Potato production as part of the current agricultural revolution in the state. The state government has also empowered farmers with poultry assets such as cages, birds, feeds, drinkers, feeders and Apiary kits for pure honey production. Disclosing this to NewsProbe at the ASADEP ...

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The Esau In Us Versus The Man Of Vision

By Okey Emmanuel One group of people that have been grossly abused and humiliated in Nigeria are the so-called masses. Also referred to as the man at the grassroot – and recently as the poorest of the poor – the Nigerian masses have been pitiably dehumanized, even below domestic animals. Though they constitute the critical mass of the population and ...

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Curfew Not A Control Measure For Containment Of COVID-19 Spread, Ibuzo Tells FG

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Edward Obiefuna Ibuzo, the lawmaker representing Onitsha-North 2 state constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly has outlined some cogent reasons the federal government should rescind its decision on the ongoing nationwide curfew. The lawmaker said inasmuch as the curfew was intended in good faith, it currently appears to be counterproductive because the coronavirus was not ...

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Group Commemorates 53rd Anniversary Of Nigeria-Biafra War

All is set for the commemoration by the Centre for Memories (CFM) of the 53rd anniversary of the start of the Nigeria-Biafra War. The one-day online event themed: ”Onye Aghana Nwanne Ya: Winning the Pandemic War by Leveraging Biafra Experiences”, will hold on Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on social media platforms. The Nigeria-Biafra War ...

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Civil Unrest Rages In US Over Racially Charged Killing By Police

Peaceful rallies gave way to a third night of arson, looting and vandalism in Minneapolis on Thursday as protesters vented their rage over the death of a black man seen on video gasping for breath while a white police officer knelt on his neck. The latest spasm of unrest in Minnesota’s largest city went largely unchecked, despite Governor Tim Walz ...

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