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Sports

Tobi Amusan Nominated For Women Athlete Of The Year

World Athlete (WA) has nominated the Nigerian sprinter Tobi Amusan for the 2022 Women's World Athlete of the year. They noted that Amusan and other nominees were selected by an international panel of athletic experts which involved representatives from all six continental areas of the World Athletics. Tobi Amusan became the first Nigerian track and field athlete and the second in history to defend a Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title successfully. She won a gold medal at two editions of […]

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Sports

Benzema Wins 2022 Balloon d’Or in Paris

Karim Benzema, the Real Madrid and French striker, won the 2022 Balloon d'Or at the event held in Paris, France, on Monday, 17th October. This serves as a reward for a remarkable success with Real Madrid. Benzema is the first French winner of the most prestigious individual award in football since Zinedine Zidane in 1998. He scored 44 goals in 46 games for his club last season as Real Madrid won the Champions League and La Liga. He won the […]

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Politics

APC Releases Tinubu’s Presidential Campaign Council List

The ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC), has released a new list of its Presidential Campaign Council (PPC). In addition, Abdullahi Adamu, the party's National Chairman, is made the deputy of the President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari. Remember that the 422-man committee list, which was announced previously, compromising important members and political heavyweights to take charge of the sub-committees of the campaign council, caused confusion. Some notable members of the party also frowned at it. However, there are high factors […]

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Sports

Flamingo Set To Battle USA For Semi-Final Ticket in Mumbai

Nigeria's U-17 women's national team, Flamingos, is set to tackle the United States of America in Navi Mumbai in one of the quarter-final matches of the ongoing U-17 women's world cup in India on Friday, 21st October 2022. The team lost narrowly, 2-1, to Germany in their first match of the competition but have since overcome stage fright and were worthy 4-0 over New Zealand and 2-1 over Chile. Nigeria, aiming to break their quarter-final jinx at this competition, is […]

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Health

WHO reduces Cholera Vaccines Due To Shortages

On 19th October 2022, World Health Organization (WHO) suspended the full dose vaccination against the cholera outbreak. It started giving half-dose due to higher demand and a very low supply of vaccines globally. The UN health agency said there‚Äôs a strain on the usage of cholera vaccines, thereby causing insufficiency. The International Coordinating Group (ICG), the body that manages emergency supplies of vaccines, is now using a single-dose method. According to WHO, this change in strategy will pave the way […]

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Coronavirus

COVID19 Contractors Protest Due to Partial Payment Since 2020

At the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), COVID-19 contractors calmly protested over the non-payment of their money. About 150 were involved in the protest, saying that they have been supplying personal protective equipment and COVID-19 treatment machines to FCTA without due payments. During the protest, the contractors demanded that their money be paid as long as what is needed has been supplied to the administration since March 2020. The contractors came up with different kinds of placards, blocked the entrance […]

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Crime

IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Discharged of Terrorism Charges

Recall that KANU was arrested in June 2021 in Kenya over treason charges. However, he was extradited to Nigeria after escaping from the country while on bail in 2017. In 2016, he had remanded in prison by Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja on the charges of terrorism. Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the IPOB known as the Indigenous People of Biafra, has been discharged and acquitted during the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja. Kanu appealed […]

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Education

Lecturers Resume But The Main Issue Yet To be Addressed

It has been announced that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) must resume all academic activities as soon as possible on Friday 14th of October 2022. However, Saturday Punch says that concerning the plan for the new agreement and the no-work, no-pay policy, the academics are yet to get the assent of the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari. After an emergency meeting by the National Executive Council (NEC) held at the Comrade Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja, […]

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Politics

Oyebanji Sworn In As Ekiti State Governor

Bringing an end to the administration of Kayode Fayemi, Abiodun OYEBANJI and his deputy, Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afute, have been sworn in as the Governor and Deputy Governor of Ekiti state, respectively. They were sworn in by Hon. Justice Oyewole Adeyeye, the Chief Judge of Ekiti state, on Sunday, October 16, 2022. The tenure of Kayode Fayemi lapsed, and it paved the way for another helmsman to take over for the four coming years. The newly elected governor was a […]

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