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Blasphemy: Prison authorities denied lawyers access to musician –NBA

The Nigerian Correctional Service denied representatives of the Nigerian Bar Association access to Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, the musician who was sentenced to death for blaspheming Prophet Mohammed. The National Publicity Secretary of the NBA, Mr Ralpulchukwu Nduka, said this in a statement on Thursday. Following an exclusive report by The PUNCH that Sharif-Aminu was being denied access to his lawyers, therefore, ...

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Doctor dies of COVID-19 in Kaduna

A medical doctor with the Kaduna State Emergency Routine Immunisation Coordination Centre, Dr Clement Bakam, has died of coronavirus-related complications. Bakam, until his death, was the Programme Manager of KadSERICC, according to a statement on Wednesday, by the state Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Abdulsalam Abdulrazak. In the statement, the association condoled family and friends of ...

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It’s difficult for Messi to remain at Barca, says father

Jorge Messi, father and agent of Lionel Messi, says it will be “difficult” for his son to stay at Barcelona. Messi senior landed in Barcelona on Wednesday ahead of talks with the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu about the striker’s intention to leave this summer. Messi senior flew in from the Argentine city of Rosario, landing at the private terminal ...

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Two dead as vigilantes engage bandits in Katsina community

A suspected bandit was killed when members of the Vigilante Group in Yantara village in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State, confronted bandits who attacked the village on Tuesday. A 30-year-old man and resident of the village identified as Mamman Dahiru also lost his life in the process. The spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed ...

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Mr President, wear face mask too, ex-ACF secretary tells Buhari

A former Secretary-General of the Arewa Consultative Forum, Anthony Sani, has said one way of enforcing compliance in curtailing further spread of COVID-19 is for the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), all the 36 state governors, as well as traditional rulers, to lead the way by wearing face masks. That way, Sani said, the nation would break the transmission ...

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FCT minister approves payment as resident doctors begin strike

The strike by Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Capital Territory Administration chapter, over non-payment of their COVID – 19 hazard and inducement allowances commenced on Tuesday with compliance in different hospitals. The strike action was meant to be in the 14 general and district hospitals in the FCT, including the Department of Public and Primary Healthcare. Reports showed that there ...

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Constitute UNIPORT’s governing council, ASUU urges FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Port Harcourt branch, has appealed to the Federal Government to avert anarchy in the university and constitute a governing council in the institution following the dissolution of the former governing council in June 2020. The plea by ASUU followed its congress meeting at the university on Tuesday. According to a statement signed ...

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DSS Quizzes Nigerian Musicians, Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage Over Alleged Political Utterances Against President Buhari’s Government

Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage both appear to have toned down their social media posts in recent days after the meeting with the DSS and police in Lagos. Details have emerged on how Nigerian music producer, Michael Ajereh widely known as Don Jazzy, and Tiwatope Savage popularly known as Tiwa Savage, were invited by the Department of State Serviced for ...

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Anthony Joshua to fight Pulev December 12

Anthony Joshua will fight IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12 at London’s O2 Arena, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed. According to Daily Mail, the bout was initially due to take place in June at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but the coronavirus pandemic forced the contest to be postponed. However, a new date has now been set. “Yes, ...

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Eight killed in Kebbi boat mishap

No fewer than eight people including women and children were drowned following the capsize of a boat at Tungar-Gegero in Jega Local Government Area of Kebbi State. The Chairman, Kebbi State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Sani Dododo, disclosed this to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday. He said, “Just yesterday (Monday) about 10:30 a.m, there was an incident at Tungar-Gegero ...

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COVID-19: It’s suicidal to reopen universities now, says ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Monday, warned the Federal Government that attempts to reopen tertiary institutions without taking concrete steps to curb the spread of COVID-19 would be suicidal. ASUU raised the alarm that the federal government should be ready for any possible negative consequences following its plan to reopen tertiary institutions. The Lagos Zone of ASUU said ...

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