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Otutu-Salami Badrat

Lagos, FCT, Ondo move to stem new COVID-19 wave

Amidst the fear of a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country due to rising numbers of infected persons, some state governments have spoken of their determination to stem new infections. The states include Lagos, Ondo and the Federal Capital Territory. OSBC had reported that there were fears that …

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African Union condemns attacks on civilians in Ethiopia

The African Union on Tuesday condemned attacks on civilians in Ethiopia and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice, a day after dozens were reported killed in what the national human rights body labeled a “massacre”. Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairman of the African Union Commission, “strongly condemns the …

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Abducted Zamfara judges regain freedom

The two Zamfara State Sharia court judges, kidnapped by bandits about two months ago have been released after paying one million naira each. The two judges, Salihu Abdullahi and Shafi’u Jangebe were abducted on their way back to Zamfara from Maradi in Niger Republic and were asked to pay N10m …

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US election: Oregon gov declares state of emergency

This year has brought a barrage of emergencies across the country that have required the National Guard—the coronavirus pandemic, hurricanes, wildfires and a wave of street protests. Now those troops are preparing in case they are needed once again, this time for potential violent unrest in the wake of the …

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10 power plants suffer gas shortage, 1,753MW idle

The lingering challenge of gas supply in the nation’s power sector left 1,753.4 megawatts generation capacity at 10 power plants idle on Monday. The nation’s total unutilised electricity generation capacity stood at 2,131.9MW as of 6am on Monday, with low load demand by the distribution companies stalling the generation of …

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Fire guts hostel at Kano College of Nursing

No fewer than 16 rooms at the students’ hostel of the Kano State College of Nursing and Midwifery have been gutted by fire. The fire was said to have started during the Muslim evening prayer at about 6.20 pm on Wednesday on the third floor of Sa’idu Fagge hostel. It …

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