From America With Love: US Hands Over 200 Ventilators To Nigeria

The government of the United States of America (USA) has presented the Nigerian government with the 200 ventilators, which will enable Nigeria to continue to fight the battle against the virus. The items were presented on Tuesday by Mary Bert Leonard, the U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, at the Abuja Premier Medical Warehouse in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The items arrived four months after President Donald Trump’s administration promised to support the country with ventilators as the Federal Government battles the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the world.

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It’s Official: Coronavirus Vaccine Approved By Russian Government

President Putin Mr Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The development paves the way for the mass inoculation of the Russian population, even as the final stage of clinical trials to test safety and efficacy continue. The speed at which Russia is moving to roll out its vaccine highlights…

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Porto Midfielder Danilo Pereira In Mikel Arteta’s Wish List For Arsenal

Gunners target, Danilo Pereira Arsenal are lining up a move for Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira as Mikel Arteta looks to strengthen the Gunners’ midfield options. The 28-year-old has been an integral part of a title-winning Porto team this season and has made 40 appearances across all competitions for the club. And Portuguese news outlet O Jogo have reported that the 28-year-old will be available this summer and have set an asking price of close to £27m. The club rejected a bid of £27m for the player last summer but now…

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Appeal Court Sets Aside Political Parties Deregistration By INEC

Nigeria’s Court of Appeal, Abuja Division on Monday, reversed the de-registration of 74 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The appellate court, in a judgement yesterday, set aside the judgement of Federal High Court that upheld INEC’s actions saying the de-registration exercise was illegal for not following due process. The court subsequently ordered that the 74 deregistered parties should be relisted as registered political parties in Nigeria on the ground that the process that led to their deregistration by the electoral umpire did not follow due process.…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 290 New Cases As Overall Total Rises To 46,867

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 290 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, as confirmed cases are now 46,867. The agency made this known via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Monday August 10, 2020. The NCDC said, “On the 10th of August 2020, 290 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 46867 cases have been confirmed, 33346 cases have been discharged and 950 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.” The breakdown of…

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Deadly Beirut Explosion: Lebanon’s Government Resigns

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab resigned on Monday amid widespread anger at the country’s ruling elite over the explosion that wrecked Beirut Lebanon’s government has resigned amid mounting anger over the explosion on Tuesday that devastated parts of Beirut and left more than 200 people dead. The announcement was made in a national TV address by Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Monday evening. Many people have accused the country’s leaders of culpability through their alleged negligence and corruption. Protesters have taken to the streets and clashed with police for a…

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Musician Sentenced To Death In Kano For Blasphemy Against Prophet Muhammad

Reports reaching us has it that Upper Shari’a Court in Kano State has sentenced a 22-year-old singer to death by hanging for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Muhammad in a song. The Presiding Judge, Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani, gave the judgement after finding Yahaya Sharif-Aminu guilty as charged. Sharif-Aminu, a resident of Sharifai in Kano metropolis, was accused of committing blasphemy against the Prophet in a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March 2020. After the incident, protesters burned down the singer’s family home and led a procession to the Kano Hisbah…

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Heritage Bank, CBN Partnership Boost Agriculture, Promotes Investment, Job Creation

Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Mr Godwin Emefiele (left) and Managing Director/CEO of Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo at a function Nigeria’s Heritage Bank in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), under the Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing in Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has stepped up efforts to boost the agriculture base of the country. The idea is to make farming profitable to stakeholders and attractive to the jobless teaming youths in the country. The partnership, which aims at driving improved investment outcomes and job creation, will see the bank provide…

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COVID-19: No Deaths In Government-Run Isolation Centres In Oyo State Since March

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde Oyo State Task Force on the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-190, announced with pride on Monday, that the isolation centres run by the state has recorded zero deaths since the outbreak of the rampaging COVID-19 in the state. The virus arrived Nigeria through the index Italian man who imported it through Lagos State before the infectious disease spread across the country leading to the shut down and restriction of movement, which started since March 2020. According to the task force, this feat was as a result of…

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CBN At The Weekend Pegs Naira At 379/$

Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele From all indications, the economic hardship foisted on world economies by the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) will now be felt by Nigerians as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Saturday officially changed the exchange rate of the naira to the dollar on its website from N361 to N379. Recall that the bank had earlier hinted that it would unify the exchange rates in the country as forex scarcity persisted. It was however yet to announce if this would be the official unified exchange rate.…

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