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British COVID-19 variant now in 50 countries, says WHO

The coronavirus mutation first found in Britain has now spread to 50 territories, according to the World Health Organization, while a similar South African-identified strain has now been found in 20. The UN body also noted a third new coronavirus “variant of concern” found in Japan may impact upon immune …

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Mother and son docked over assault on policeman

A 45-year-old woman, Aminat Salami and her son, Abiodun Salami, 22, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating up a police officer. The defendants, who reside at Iju-Ishaga, Lagos, are standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and assault. The prosecutor, Sgt. Olasunkanmi Adejumola, told …

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UNIJOS to resume January 22

After more than nine months of closure, the University of Jos will on January 22 reopen to continue its academic activities for the 2019/2020 session. The University announced this on Wednesday in a statement signed by it’s Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications, Abdullahi Abdullahi. He said the reopening of the …

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You can’t link SIM with BVN-generated NIN – NIMC

The National Identity Management Commission on Tuesday said Subscriber Identification Modules would not be linked with National Identity Numbers generated through Bank Verification Numbers. It disclosed this in tweets via its official Twitter handle, stressing that individuals with BVN-generated NINs should visit NIMC offices to validate their NINs. It said …

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NECO releases 2020 SSCE results

The National Examinations Council has released the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination results. This was disclosed by the Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma while speaking at the NECO headquarters in Minna, Niger State. The registrar said four schools in Adamawa State, two each in Kaduna, Katsina and Niger States as well …

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COVID-19: Ex-Imo Military Gov dies of disease

Rear Admiral (retired) Ndubuisi Godwin Kanu has died from COVID-19 complications at 78, news reporters confirm. Speaking with correspondents under the condition of anonymity on Wednesday, a source close to the family of the deceased confirmed that he died in the early hours of Wednesday. Ndubuisi Kanu was appointed military …

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