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Day: November 26, 2021

•Over 3.4m persons fully vaccinated in Nigeria – FG The World Health Organization on Friday declared the recently discovered B.1.1.529 strain of the coronavirus disease which was detected in Southern Africa as a variant of concern. The classification of the variant, which was tagged “omicron,” was announced in a statement issued by the global health…


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The President of the Theatre Art and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan, has revealed that prominent entertainers in Nigeria, including musicians, actors, film makers, producers and directors, were planning to march to the National Assembly to protest the continued pirating of their products. Popularly known as Mr. Latin, Amusan described the Nigerian…


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The Nigerian Communications Commission on Friday expressed its commitment to reach all categories of telecommunication consumers, with the launch of a consumer-centred outreach programme tagged, ‘Shine your eyes, No fall mugu’, which literally translates to, ‘Be alert, don’t be a victim of fraudsters’. Speaking at the event, Mr Efosa Idehen, Director, Consumer Affairs, NCC, represented…


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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Thursday, arraigned a former Managing Director of Nigerian Export-Import Bank, Roberts Orya  for alleged impersonation, misappropriation, and abuse of office. Orya was arraigned before Justice F.E Messiri of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Apo Abuja, on a 49-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, impersonation, misappropriation,…


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Residents of communities in Nembe Local Government Areas of Bayelsa State have decried the loss of their livelihood following the pollution of farmlands and rivers by an oil spillage from the explosion of a wellhead belonging the Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company. The residents lamented that they had faced hardship since the spillage began…


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Gbade is the immediate elder brother of Timothy Adegoke, a master’s student at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, who died at Hilton Hotels Ile-Ife recently. In this interview with BOLA BAMIGBOLA, Gbade speaks on the plans the deceased had for his family and community before his death How did you hear about the death of…


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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has commiserated with the family and colleagues of recently deceased comedy actor, Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, over his death. Recall that Omidina died at the age of 63 on Monday, November 22, 2021, and was buried according to Islamic rites on Thursday, November 25,…


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Diaspora remittances to Nigeria rose from $5m per week in June 2020 to over $100m per week in October 2021, the Central Bank of Nigeria has said. The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, said this while giving his keynote address at the 56th Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria Annual Bankers Dinner in Lagos on Friday….


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The English Channel – the waters between France and the UK – is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. The currents on the water are strong, making the seemingly short voyage rather dangerous. This danger, notwithstanding, smugglers and illegal migrants have not been deterred from attempting to cross it, thus many drown…


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