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Obaseki denies alleged unfair award of contracts

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has denied the allegation of bloated contracts, using his company, Afrinvest Ltd., to siphon state’s funds. Obaseki’s denial is contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie and made available to the Newsmen  on Tuesday in Benin. …

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COVID-19 virus has not been detected in breastmilk – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says COVID-19 virus has not been detected in breastmilk till date and so it is unlikely that it can be transmitted through breastmilk.   WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, said this in its official Twitter account @WHOAFRO to commemorate the 2020 World …

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Army, police arrest #RevolutionNow protesters in Abuja

Several #RevolutionNow protesters were arrested by the police and the Nigerian Army in the Abuja metropolis on Wednesday. The protesters carrying placards and banners had set out as early as 8 am to demand good governance. Some of the banners read, ‘Nigerians are sick and tired of poverty, corruption, injustice …

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Iran executes man for killing Guard in 2017-18 protests

Iran on today executed a man convicted of killing a member of the Revolutionary Guards during deadly protests in 2017-18, the judiciary’s news website reported. “Mostafa Salehi, who had murdered martyr Guard Sajad Shahsanayi with a bullet during the riots of (December 2017-January 2018), was executed this morning upon the …

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Woman on trial for face mask violation slumps

A woman, Tolulope Olagunju, who is standing trial before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court in Osogbo, for not wearing a face mask on Tuesday slumped during court session. Olagunju was arraigned alongside an expatriate, Elisan Mohammed, and 54 others arrested for not wearing face masks in public in Osogbo. Shortly …

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Former NUJ member in Nasarawa killed by gunmen.

Gunmen have killed a former treasurer of the Nasarawa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr Benjamin Ekom. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the killing of Ekom, who was also  Information Officer with the Akun Local Government Council of the state, comes barely seven …

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