• I like it when men approach me ― Chelsea Edogun

    I like it when men approach me ― Chelsea Edogun
    Nollywood starlet Chelsea Edogun is beginning to have a place all picked out for her as a big star as more and more producers now seek the services of the Edo State-born actress. But Chelsea, easy on the eyes and rather loud in other places, didn’t have her path all carved out for her.
    “My growing up wasn’t so easy because I grew up with my mum alone until I was 14. My dad travelled abroad when I was five years old and came back to Nigeria after nine years” she told Potp
  • UN to use Liberian president Weah’s COVID-19 awareness song

    UN to use Liberian president Weah’s COVID-19 awareness song
    Liberian President, George Weah
    Liberian President George Weah, a former international football legend, has released a song to be used by the UN to spread awareness about the new coronavirus (COVID-19), his office said Saturday.
    Weah hopes to appeal to music lovers across the West African nation of some 4.5 million people to ensure COVID-19 does not spread further.
    It is not the first time Weah has used his singing skills. During the 2014 Ebola crisis, when he was a senator, he released an aware
  • 50 journalists lose job to robots at Microsoft

    50 journalists lose job to robots at Microsoft
    (Harrison Arubu, NAN)
    About 50 journalists working with Microsoft are set to lose their jobs, as the American multinational tech giant reportedly moves to replace them with robots.
    According to local media reports, those affected are contract employees working as curators for the company’s news website, MSN.
    They perform functions such as selection of stories, headlines, pictures and other contents from news organisations for the MSN site.
    The Seattle Times quoted unidentified insiders as
  • Fresh $5.513bn loan: SERAP writes Buhari, seeks spending details, audit of loans 

    Fresh $5.513bn loan: SERAP writes Buhari, seeks spending details, audit of loans 
    President Muhammadu Buhari
    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to use his “leadership position and the opportunity of the 5th anniversary of your government in office to provide spending details of all loans obtained by the government since May 29, 2015, including details and locations of projects on which the loans have been spent.”
    The organisation is also urging him to: &ldq
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  • No positive results in latest English Premier League coronavirus tests

    No positive results in latest English Premier League coronavirus tests
    (Reuters/NAN)
    The planned June 17 restart of the 2019/2020 English Premier League (EPL) received a further boost on Saturday when the latest batch of novel coronavirus tests produced no positive results.
    The tests were carried out on Thursday and Friday.
    “The Premier League can today (Saturday) confirm that on Thursday and Friday, 1,130 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, zero have tested positive,” the league said in a statement.
    In the three previous rounds o
  • NNPC Board reconstitution: Buhari just scratching surface of problem – PANDEF

    NNPC Board reconstitution: Buhari just scratching surface of problem – PANDEF
    President Muhammadu Buhari
    …Senator Abe, 5 others make list
    Pan -Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) was quick in its response to the reconstitution of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday, saying President Muhammadu Buhari was, by the action, just scratching the surface of the problem.
    The new Board members, according to a Presidency statement, has six members representing each geo-political zone of the country.
    The members are: Mohammed Lawal (North-West), Ta
  • In remembrance of Biafra; half of a yellow sun

    In remembrance of Biafra; half of a yellow sun
    Biafra
    By Uchechi Nwakanma
    Saturday May 30 marks half a century in remembrance of the Biafran / Nigerian Civil War which took millions of lives between July 6, 1967 – January 15, 1970. On social media, the hashtag is #ozoemena meaning “May it never happen again”.
    Nigerian Literature did not fail to capture the war cries, battles, scavenging, survival and scars of the Nigerian Civil War, teaching and reminding every one of us that though history may convey painful experiences, t
  • Breaking: kidnapped Nasarawa CAN Chairman released

    Breaking: kidnapped Nasarawa CAN Chairman released
    Kidnap
    By David Odama
    THE Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN Chairman Nasarawa State Chapter, Bishop Joseph Masin kidnapped last week has been released.
    Bishop Masin was released at about 11: pm Saturday and was reunited with his family in lafia at exactly 1.48 am on Sunday.
    The clergy,  according to one of the sons, Pastor  Sam Joseph in a telephone  conversation with our correspondent  in Lafia   said  Bishop Joseph Masin arrived home to reunite with his f
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  • Bundesliga: Awoniyi Gutted With Mainz Home Loss To Hoffeinhem

    Bundesliga: Awoniyi Gutted With Mainz Home Loss To Hoffeinhem
    Mainz forward Taiwo Awoniyi has expressed disappointment following the side’s 1-0 home defeat to Hoffeinhem on Saturday, reports Completesports.com. Togo forward Ihlas Bebou scored the winning goal for the visitors two minutes before the break. Awoniyi hit the back of the net a minute after the hour mark, but the goal was disallowed as Oliver […]
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  • ICT’s 14.07% Contribution to GDP, evidence of  focused  effort of Buhari administration – Pantami

    ICT’s 14.07% Contribution to GDP, evidence of  focused  effort of Buhari administration – Pantami
    Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami
    By Emmanuel Elebeke
    The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has expressed delight to the unprecedented 14.07% contribution of ICT to the Gross Domestic Product, GDP.
    The Minister in a statement on Sunday described the development as as a direct reflection of the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
    According to him, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown how critical the ICT sector is to the growth of our country
  • 2 patients recover from coronavirus in Akwa Ibom

    2 patients recover from coronavirus in Akwa Ibom
    <p class="">A total of sixteen patients have now been discharged in Akwa Ibom state.</p><h1>Two more coronavirus patients receiving treatment in Akwa Ibom have been discharged after recovery. </h1><p class=""><strong>Dr Dominic Ukpong</strong>, the state Commissioner for Health while announcing the development on Saturday, May 30, 2020, said the discharged patients have been certified negative by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
  • FG expresses shock over Sokoto massacre

    FG expresses shock over Sokoto massacre
    Bandits
    …Provides succor to victims, condemns killings
    As Tambuwal takes case to Presidency
    By Ibrahim HassanWuyo
    The Federal Government has expressed shock over the killings of innocent peasants by bandits in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto state.
    While on a visit to the state, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, directed that relief be provided to survivors of the attack. She also reiterated that her Ministry
  • FG shock over Sokoto massacre

    FG shock over Sokoto massacre
    Bandits
    …Provides succor to victims, condemns killings
    As Tambuwal takes case to Presidency
    By Ibrahim HassanWuyo
    The Federal Government has expressed shock over the killings of innocent peasants by bandits in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto state.
    While on a visit to the state, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, directed that relief be provided to survivors of the attack. She also reiterated that her Ministry
  • SPECIAL REPORT: We are still far from universal health coverage — Dr. Faduyile

    SPECIAL REPORT: We are still far from universal health coverage — Dr. Faduyile
    Dr. Faduyile
    …Says no major improvement in health sector
    Dr. Francis Faduyile is the national president of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, which is the umbrella professional body for medical doctors in Nigeria.
    In this interview with CHIOMA OBINNA, he assesses the Nigeria health sector over 21 years of democracy. For him, there has been no significant improvement even as he laments that funding of the health sector has been abysmally low. Excerpts:
    HEALTH sector in the last 21 year
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Topsy-turvy march in Adamawa

    SPECIAL REPORT: Topsy-turvy march in Adamawa
    Gov Fintiri
    By Umar Yusuf
    IN Adamawa State, there has not been continuity in healthcare policy and development programmes since 1999. They varied from administration to administration. Though successive administrations accorded healthcare the needed priority but the administrations differed in their implementations.
    Some of the administrations initiated healthcare programmes and policies that were just on paper that were not implemented, even as some were done haphazardly. Former Governor Boni H
  • Super Eagles: Gernot Rohr stays on for much-needed stability but sells himself short

    Super Eagles: Gernot Rohr stays on for much-needed stability but sells himself short
    <p class="">The NFF have Gernot Rohr just where they want him.</p><h1>After a long-drawn negotiation, political manoeuvrings and public fallouts, Franco-German Gernot Rohr and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have agreed on a new contract to allow the coach to continue with the Super Eagles.</h1><p class="">In the end, both parties have put their grievances aside to continue a <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/sports/football/gernot-rohr
  • HEALTHCARE: The slow start in Ondo

    HEALTHCARE: The slow start in Ondo
    Rotimi Akeredolu
    By Dayo Johnson, South-West Editor
    HEALTHCARE delivery system in Ondo State between 1999 and 2009 witnessed rather a slow development because no special attention was given to it by the administrations of both late governors Adebayo Adefarati and Olusegun Agagu.
    Aside the normal budgetary allocations to all the sectors, the health sector was not given any special attention by the duo.
    While Adefarati focused more on education Agagu keyed into infrastructural development of the s
  • SCORECARD:  How Gov Abdulrazaq restored governance in Kwara — Awoyele

    SCORECARD:  How Gov Abdulrazaq restored governance  in Kwara — Awoyele
    Awoyele
    …Explains why state APC is in crisis
    By CHARLES KUMOLU, Deputy Editor
    President-General of Orisun Igbomina, a socio-cultural group for the people of Kwara South, Chief Gbenga Awoyele, in this interview, gives reasons for intra-party crisis in Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, saying some party members do not accord respect to Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq. He also speaks on the achievements of the governor in one year.
    What is your assessment of Governor Ab
  • ‘My husband said dysentery was in our daughters’ private parts after defiling them’

    ‘My husband said dysentery was in our daughters’ private  parts after defiling them’
    By Dayo Johnson, Akure
    TOPE Onifade, the mother of the two girls reportedly defiled by their 48-year-old father, says her husband lied that it was dysentery that was in the children’s private parts after they were defiled.
    But the husband, Femi, denied having carnal knowledge of the children.
    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ondo State is investigating the case. The couple have been married for 11 years. The mother vowed that nothing will make her return to the marri
  • In Ogun, we don’t rely on oil money from Abuja – Gov Dapo Abiodun

    In Ogun, we don’t rely on oil money from Abuja – Gov Dapo Abiodun
    Gov Dapo Abiodun
    •Says state is Nigeria’s largest cassava producer, foundation in agric solid•‘Olokola won’t become another Apapa’•Speaks on how Lagos motivated him to construct two brand new roads
    It is one year since Governor Dapo Abiodun assumed office as governor of Ogun State. In this interview, abiodun shares his experience of how it has been overseeing the affairs of the ‘Gateway State’ over the past 12 months.
    Generally, what is your ass
  • Nigerian players Victor Osimhen and Moses Simon nominated for Best African Player In Ligue 1 award

    Nigerian players Victor Osimhen and Moses Simon nominated for Best African Player In Ligue 1 award
    <p class="">Osimhen and Simon are looking to be the only second Nigerian player to win the award.</p><h1>France-based Nigerian players Victor Osimhen and Moses Simon are in the running to be named the Best African Player in Ligue 1 in the 2019/2020 season after impressive seasons with Lille and Nantes respectively. </h1><figure class="image" align="center"><img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/YjI7MDA_/900a2245fb3f5d519b8f2314
  • SUPREMACY BATTLE: I have proof I am the custodian of Yoruba race – Oba Akinrutan, Olugbo of Ugboland

    SUPREMACY BATTLE: I have proof I am the custodian of Yoruba race – Oba Akinrutan, Olugbo of Ugboland
    Oba Akinrutan, Olugbo of Ugboland
    …On COVID-19: Time to rally round humanity
    By Adesina Wahab
    Olugbo of Ugboland, Oba Frederick Akinrutan, appears to have renewed his position that he is the number on monarch in the South-West region county in some quarters that no Oba in the zone can be equated with the Ooni of Ife, as he says the issue of supremacy is a settled matter in his favour. Akinrutan also speaks on Covid-19.
    As a major player in the oil and gas industry, are you not concerned a
  • COVID-19: Tension in Rivers as three VIPs die in 5 days

    COVID-19: Tension in Rivers as three VIPs die in 5 days
    Police officers
    By Egufe Yafugborhi
    Health workers use proxy to bare frustrations on avoidable risks of infection they are subjected to at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital where three VIP coronavirus cases died in five days.
    Against the Hippocratic Oath, it was impossible, last week, for former Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (BMH), now Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH), Port Harcourt, to conceal the identity of three Very Important Personalities (VIPs)who&n
  • South-EAST SECURITY OUTFIT: Tough times await rogue herdsmen in Igboland

    South-EAST SECURITY OUTFIT: Tough times await rogue herdsmen in Igboland
    Igbo
    By Anayo Okoli & Peter Okutu
    As South-East governors move to set up the zone’s security outfit which they said would be community-based, some stakeholders have said the body would curb crimes, particularly the activities of rogue herdsmen.
    A former head of Onitsha market security, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed this to  Sunday Vanguard.
    His words: “We will advise our leaders to ensure that our core rural areas where these rogue herdsmen terrorize, destroy farmlands, k
  • Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen makes Team of the Season in French Ligue 1

    Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen makes Team of the Season in French Ligue 1
    <p class="">Osimhen's impressive season with Lille has seen him among Ligue 1's elites. </p><h1>Victor Osimhen’s fantastic debut season in France has earned him a place in Ligue 1’s Team of the Season. </h1><p class="">Osimhen who joined <strong>Lille </strong>in the summer of 2019 and went on to become their first-choice striker, scored 13 Ligue 1 goals to become the joint fourth-highest goal scorer alongside <strong>Paris
  • Hope for Africa Concert: 2Baba, Davido, Falz, Flavour, Tiwa Savage, Others to Perform

    Hope for Africa Concert: 2Baba, Davido, Falz, Flavour, Tiwa Savage, Others to Perform
    Read Later(0)Login to use this feature or Sign Up to be a part of the gang.The ‘rona has definitely disrupted our usual way of life. 
    If you’re a party lover, we realise that this season must be a challenging one for you. We know you’ve missed TGIF hangouts, parties, and concerts, but don’t worry, because the Hope for Africa Concert is what you need to get your spirits up these challenging times and inspire you to act and stand against the Coronavirus pandemic in Afr
  • Ta Lou: I Run For All Of Africa And Future Generations

    Ta Lou: I Run For All Of Africa And Future Generations
    Ivorian sprint star Marie-Josée Ta Lou has said that she hopes to inspire the next generation of African champions with her success in the Diamond League and major championships. Ta Lou, who came second in last year’s Rabat Diamond League and later broke the African 100m record in the same stadium as she swept to […]
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  • Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa gives a sneak peek of his expensive car collection

    Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa gives a sneak peek of his expensive car collection
    <p class="">It's not a surprise that Musa has some of the finest cars in his garage. </p><h1>Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa gave fans a sneak peek of his expensive car collection in a recent post on Instagram. </h1><p class="">Musa who is one of the richest Nigerian footballers showed off a collection of his car in a video shared on his Instagram. </p><p class="">In the video, the forward is seen playing table tennis with f
  • 53 YEARS OF BIAFRA: Kanu vows, says we will not forget May 30

    53 YEARS OF BIAFRA: Kanu vows, says we will not forget May 30
    By Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Chimaobi Nwaiwu
    Leader of Independent People of Biafra, IPoB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has hailed those he described as fallen heroes, saying the actualisation of Biafra Republic is certain.
    He expressed happiness over the peaceful way his members and sympathisers of Biafra observed this year’s Biafra Day celebration.
    The Biafra Day celebration, observed yearly by IPOB, held yesterday without any crisis as people went about their businesses.
    May 30, 1967 was the day t
  • Amos: I Used To Run Like Toyota, Now I’m Bugatti!

    Amos: I Used To Run Like Toyota, Now I’m Bugatti!
    Botswana’s 800m superstar Nijel Amos has admitted he struggles to deal with the pressure of being the favourite, but insists that improvements to his technique are transforming him into a human sports car. “If you look at my running style, it’s changed a lot,” said the middle distance star in the Rabat edition of the […]
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  • LAND ALLOCATED TO KILLER HERDSMEN: Fingered Delta king opens up!

    LAND ALLOCATED TO KILLER HERDSMEN: Fingered Delta king opens up!
    …Let accusers prove allegation – HRM Ogbolu…’Criminals give land to the police’
    By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South
    SINCE Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP, Hafiz Inuwa, sensationally, revealed to Vanguard that some monarchs in the state were collecting money from herdsmen and giving them sanctuaries to build camps in the state, traditional rulers from Delta North (Anioma), where the practice is seemingly rampant, have been under fire.
    One of the mon
  • Chelsea stepping up the chase for Super Eagles star Samuel Chukwueze

    Chelsea stepping up the chase for Super Eagles star Samuel Chukwueze
    <p class="">Chelsea are considering Chukwueze in the case they miss out on their top target Jadon Sancho. </p><h1>Premier League giants Chelsea are reportedly stepping up the chase for Super Eagles star Samuel Chukwueze who plays for Villarreal in Spain. </h1><p class="">After getting <strong>Hakim Ziyech</strong> from Ajax, Chelsea have set their eyes on <strong>Borussia Dortmund </strong>forward <strong>Jadon Sanch
  • ‘Ranching is politics, we won’t accept it’

    ‘Ranching is politics, we won’t accept it’
    RANCHING
    …MACBAN differs, says system acceptable
    By Marie-Therese Nanlong
    Before COVID-19 took over the media space, one of the much talked about topics among Nigerians was the issue of ranching, ruga and cattle colony for herders.
    The frenzy the topic generated was dizzying.
    Meanwhile, the tempo has died down and everything is back to normal but with the advent of the COVID-19 disease and its attendant lockdown, Sunday Vanguard sought to know the impact these have on herders who are movi
  • COVID-19 TREATMENT: We are not near finding an answer — Ehanire, Health Minister

    COVID-19 TREATMENT: We are not near finding an answer — Ehanire, Health Minister
    Ehanire, Health Minister
    By Olayinka Ajayi
    Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, in this interview, speaks on the efforts to ramp up Covid-19 testing amid criticisms that the authorities aren’t doing enough to test for the virus with a view to determining the extent of community transmission in Nigeria.
    With the increasing cases of infected persons in Nigeria, is there need to worry?
    Yes, anytime we see increase in cases, we feel concerned but we are not surprised about it because we look at
  • COVID-19 CURE CONTROVERSY: ‘Continue using hydrochloroquine and die’

    COVID-19 CURE CONTROVERSY: ‘Continue using hydrochloroquine and die’
    hydrochloroquine
    •Nigeria’s defiance of WHO warning alarms experts•Others disagree
    By Chioma Obinna
    Nigerian health professionals have raised concerns over the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the country following the decision of the World Health Organisation, WHO, to halt the trial of the drugs for coronavirus treatment.
    Although the professionals, who include toxicologists, pharmacists, dieticians and molecular laboratory scie
  • Okagbare: It’s An Honour To Represent Africa

    Okagbare: It’s An Honour To Represent Africa
    Nigerian superstar Blessing Okagbare has said that when she competes at the Rabat Diamond League, it feels like she is representing the whole of Africa. “Every time I go there I feel like it’s a home crowd. It may not be Nigeria, but it’s still Africa,” said the sprint and long jump star in the […]
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  • What’s With Kano Isolation Centre? - THISDAY Newspapers

    What’s With Kano Isolation Centre? - THISDAY Newspapers
    What’s With Kano Isolation Centre?  THISDAY Newspapers
  • Post-Pandemic: How to save economy from collapse — Experts

    Post-Pandemic: How to save economy  from collapse  — Experts
    By Peter Egwuatu, Michael Eboh & Naomi Uzor
    Against the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic that has crippled economic activities in the country, economists and industry chieftains across key sectors of the economy want Nigerian government to drive an economic stimulus process to prevent the collapse of businesses.
    They maintained that injection of liquidity and introduction of policy measures that facilitate economic recovery are key.
    To save the economy from collapse, the experts stated the nee
  • 80% of Nigeria’s 200 million people risk contracting COVID-19 ― Wambebe, WHO consultant

    80% of Nigeria’s 200 million people risk contracting COVID-19 ― Wambebe, WHO consultant
    •Flaunts South Korean model to contain virus
    Charles Obadiah Wambebe
    By Temisan Amoye
    Charles Obadiah Wambebe, a scientist, is a professor of pharmacology, traditional medicine expert, and a missionary. Wambebe was the pioneer Director-General of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) from 1989-2001.
    He also lectured at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and served as President of the West African Society of Pharmacology and Drug Research, as well as Pioneer P
  • NiMet predicts cloudy, thundery weather activities, May 31 – June 2

    NiMet predicts cloudy, thundery weather activities, May 31 – June 2
    The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy and thundery activities over the country from May 31 to June 2.
    NiMet`s weather outlook released on Saturday in Abuja said thunderstorms were reported over the central cities down to the south of the country.
    The agency said current observation showed that moisture was still much up to the northern region and that it was expected to aid the sustenance of weather systems over the region.
    “On Sunday, early morning thunderstorms
  • Trump says he will delay G7 summit and invite other countries

    Trump says he will delay G7 summit and invite other countries
    Donald Trump
    US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other countries — including Russia — to join the meeting.
    “I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One.
    He said he would like to invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India to join an expanded summit in the fal
  • RENEWED KILLINGS: How Katsina, bandits’ peace deal collapsed

    RENEWED KILLINGS: How Katsina, bandits’ peace deal collapsed
    Gov Aminu Masari of Katsina State
    …State govt reads riot act, security experts blame administration
    By Shehu Danjuma
    Following renewed killings by bandits, Katsina State government has said the peace deal negotiated with  armed groups has been canceled, warning repentant bandits to leave Rugu Forest.
    It said the decision was necessitated by the failure of  bandits to keep to their end of the peace accord.
    Sunday Vanguard recalls that at the peak of banditry in the state, Governo
  • AfDB: Why US wants Adesina out – Akinterinwa, ex- NIIA DG

    AfDB: Why US wants Adesina out – Akinterinwa, ex- NIIA DG
    AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina
    •‘The genesis of travails’
    By Yinka Ajayi
    A new perspective into the travails of the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, was offered, yesterday, by a former Director General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Professor Bola Akinterinwa, who described Adesina as a victim of colonial repression.
    In a nutshell, Akinterinwa said the US wants Adesina out of AfDB because they believe he is not pro
  • I am battling gang-up by people I’ve worked with, says Bauchi governor

    I am battling gang-up by people I’ve worked with, says Bauchi governor
    Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Saturday said he was battling a gang-up by people he had worked with before clinching the governorship position.
    Mohammed made the revelation in Bauchi during a chat with journalists as part of activities marking his first year anniversary in office.
    ”We are doing our best and we are not doing it to be praised; we are doing it because we have to do it so as to free resources.
    “My commissioners are complaining but we have to make sacrifices becau
  • Russian COVID-19 cases exceed 390,000

    Russian COVID-19 cases exceed 390,000
    Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin
    Russia confirmed 8,952 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising its total infections to 396,575, its coronavirus response centre said in a statement Saturday.
    The death toll increased by 181 to 4,555, while 167,469 people have recovered, including 8,212 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement.
    Moscow, the country’s worst-hit region, confirmed 2,367 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total to 178,196.
    As of Friday, about 30
  • Europe calls on Trump to rethink decision to terminate relationship with WHO

    Europe calls on Trump to rethink decision to terminate relationship with WHO
    Trump
    European leaders called on U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday to rethink his decision to terminate the U.S.’ relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
    Trump announced the decision on Friday, arguing the UN agency has failed to respond to U.S. concerns about its handling of the virus, which originated in China.
    A spokesperson said the WHO, the founders of which include the U.S., had no comment to make on Saturday.
    The European
  • Buhari, Nigeria and the eighth May 29

    Buhari, Nigeria and the eighth May 29
    By Dele Sobowale
    President Muhammadu Buhari
    “I have never supported Buhari. I have been against him because I felt he was not competent to handle the job and I have been proved right.” Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, PUNCH, May 21, 2020, back page.
    On May 29, 1984, 1985, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and now 2020, Buhari was the Nigerian Head of State. When he leaves office on May 29, 2023, he would have led us on that date in the calendar more than any other leader except former President Oba
  • Northern governors mourn former NNPC boss

    Northern governors mourn former NNPC boss
    New GMD, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru
    The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has expressed sadness over the death of the former Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru.
    The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, in a condolence message described his death as a big loss to the nation.
    Director of Press and Public Affairs to the governor, Dr. Makut Macham, issued the condolence message on Saturday in Jos.
    “The late Maikanti Bar