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#COVID19: Elections Will Hold In Edo, Ondo Despite Virus— INEC

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon May 30, 2020
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will proceed with governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states even as the Coronavirus pandemic sweeps through Nigeria. Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, revealed this on Saturday during INEC’s first virtual meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs). Yakubu acknowledged that the virus has drastically […]

#COVID19: Family Of Index Case In Kogi Speak Out, Refute Earlier “No Infections” Claim.

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon May 30, 2020
“The family would have come out to speak on the matter, but we were not comfortable with the ding dong game going on between the NCDC and the Kogi State government”. —Family of index case discovered in Kogi state. The Nigerian Center For Disease Control Center (NCDC) on Wednesday had revealed the discovery of two […]

“Why Are Governor Uzodimma’s Actions Tinged With Guilt?”— PDP Probes

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon May 30, 2020
“Our party believes that those burdened with guilt should rather offer restitution instead of resorting to intimidation of innocent people”— Excerpt from PDP statement, signed May 30 by National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan. The People’s Democratic Party on Saturday urged Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State to rethink his reactions to opposition criticism, few days […]

PDP, Others Demand Ambrose Nwogwugwu’s Release, Says Imo Governor’s Regime is “theatre of terror”

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon May 30, 2020
The national leadership of The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded for the immediate and unconditional release of the party’s new media director in Imo state, Mr. Ambrose Nwogwugwu, who was reportedly arrested by the Department of States Service (DSS), allegedly on the orders of Governor Hope Uzodimma. The party, in a statement signed by […]

Germany Condemns Trump’s Split With WHO as “Disappointing”, Urges EU To Take A Firmer Stand.

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon May 30, 2020
Germany has spoken out strongly against U.S President Donald Trump’s decision   to sever ties with the World Health Organization, describing the action as “disappointing”. Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn hinted the European Union will take a  stronger interest in the reforming of WHO. This could mean that the US will no longer have the “final […]

First Batch Of Foreign Workers Arrive China As Economy Reawakens

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon May 30, 2020
Two months after the complete closure of its borders, China is beginning to lift restrictions on foreigners. The country on Saturday received a Lufthansa plane transporting about 200 German workers, making them the first foreign labour entry into China in months. German workers are not uncommon in the Chinese economy, as there are more than […]