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Hit-And-Run Driver Kills Woman Crossing Highway In Anambra

… as 10 narrowly escape death in another crash Raymond Ozoji. Awka A hit-and-run vehicle yesterday crushed a woman to death in Onitsha while she was crossing the Onitsha-Enugu highway at Okpoko junction. Eye witness account of the tragedy had it that the vehicle was on a high speed when it hit the woman and sped off leaving her carcass ...

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NDDC Allegations Unfounded – Collincrystal Energy  

Denial continues to trail the allegations of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) that the Commission was coerced into making underserved payments to some companies and contractors. One of the listed companies in the NDDC allegations, Collincrystal Energy, on Tuesday vehemently denied the allegation. “Collincrystal prides on its integrity and timely completion of awarded contracts. The company does not need ...

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Anambra Inaugurates Taxi Car Operators’ Association

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Anambra State Government yesterday inaugurated the Association of Taxi Car Operators into its transport scheme. The inauguration, which took place at Prof. Kenneth Dike Digital Library Awka, had stakeholders in the state transport sector in attendance. Sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Anambra state, CC Andrew Ayodele Kumapayi , who gave an elaborate ...

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Blasphemy: Outrage Over Death Sentence On Kano Musician

Nigeria pardons terrorists, orders death for blasphemy –Suleman Don’t meddle in Islamic matters, Shagari’s grandson tells Christians Human rights groups and activists on Tuesday reacted angrily to the decision of an Upper Sharia Court in Kano State, which sentenced a musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, to death for blaspheming Prophet Mohammed. The organisations, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, described the penalty ...

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Rotary International Donates Over N40m Equipment To Hospitals In Rivers, Edo, Others

Rotary International District 9141, through a Disaster Response Grant and a Global Grant of the Rotary Foundation, donated more than N40 million worth of medical equipment to hospitals in Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, and Rivers states. The equipment, critical for the treatment and safe handling of COVID-19 patients, are part of Rotary’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They include hospital and laboratory ...

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Sanwo-Olu Supports Indigent Lagosians Through ‘Sanwo-Olu Listens’

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday brought succour to some families in the State through “Sanwo-Olu Listens” initiative, presenting cheques to vulnerable Lagosians, especially those whose sources of income were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking during the presentation of cheques to the first set of beneficiaries of the “Sanwo-Olu Listens” initiative, held on Tuesday at ...

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Fanfare As Sanwo-Olu Commissions 13.6km Oshodi-Abule Egba BRT Corridor

…unveils 500 mass transit buses, launches smart ticketing system All activities literally stood still in Oshodi and Abule Egba axis on Tuesday, for the formal commissioning of the Oshodi-Abule Egba Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Ecstatic crowd of residents filed along the route to welcome the Governor, who rode in a BRT bus ...

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COVID-19: Nigeria Edges Towards 50,000 With 423 New Infections

A graphic published on August 11, 2020, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, showing the nation’s COVID-19 statistics. COVID-19 cases in Nigeria rose further on Tuesday, inching towards the 50,000 mark after the country confirmed 423 new cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, which announces national figures, revealed that the new cases were spread across 21 states and ...

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Nigeria’s Salvation Depends On The Youths — Obi

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi, has called on Nigerian youths to reflect soberly on Nigeria’s journey as a nation, putting into consideration the past challenges and the future hope of the nation, and begin to generate progressive ideas that would not only save the country from further decline, but ...

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