COVID-19: Police rescue 600 workers “imprisoned” for 3 months in rice factory

Photo Credit: Premium Times Operatives of Kano State Police Command have rescued over 600 workers forced to spend three months in a factory called ‘popular farm rice’, in Challawa industrial area. The workers said that they were threatened with their jobs if they opted to go home to see their families. It was gathered that […]

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Edo Poll: Ize-Iyamu promises inclusive governance, infrastructure, human capital development

ize-iyamu …as Edo Central reiterates support for his governorship bid The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the 2020 Governorship Election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has assured party members and residents of the state of all-inclusive governance that would prioritize infrastructure and human capital development across all senatorial districts of the […]

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COVID-19: WHO approves use of dexamethasone for critically-ill patients

By Chioma Obinna The World Health Organisation, WHO has approved the use of dexamethasone for critically-ill COVID-19 patients. A team of medical researchers from Oxford University had said dexamethasone, commonly used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and asthma can speed up the recovery of high-risk COVID-19 patients. The Lead Researcher, Martin Landry, had also […]

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Liverpool return to Anfield as Man City aim to prolong title wait

Liverpool’s 30-year wait to win the English title could come to an end this week, but the Reds must rely on Manchester City dropping points at Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp’s men host Crystal Palace in the first Premier League game at Anfield for 110 days. A 0-0 draw at Everton in their first match for three […]

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Successful Edo primary, APC presents a model for voting during pandemic

Ohuan ward 9 in Uhunmwode Local Government Wrea By Prof. Idemudia Oviosun When INEC, Nigeria’s electoral body, announced that it was releasing a new policy framework to guide the conduct of elections in the country as it battles the coronavirus disease, it admitted that “conducting elections in a pandemic such as a coronavirus, is yet […]

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17 out of 20 NPFL clubs vote to end season over coronavirus

17 out of 20 NPFL clubs vote to end season over coronavirus Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs have voted to end the current season due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Plateau United, Enyimba, and Rivers United qualifying for continental competitions. “The 2019/2020 season has been brought to a halt because of the prevailing circumstances, that […]

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Ondo 2020: DPO allegedly leads attack on Adelami’s residence

The Divisional Police Officer in Owo Council Area of Ondo state, Akingbehin Akinwumi, has been accused by the Media Assistant to Olayide Adelami of leading some Police Officers and thugs in a suspected attack on the country home of Olayide Adelami. Adelami is one of the leading aspirants of the All Progressives Party, APC, for the […]

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BREAKING: Rivers APC sends replacement for Giadom

Victor Giadom By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA: The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has written the National Working Committee NWC indicating its resolve to fill the office of the Deputy National Secretary. The Hilliard Eta-led NWC had earlier declared the office vacant, saying its occupant, Chief Victor Giadom had resigned to contest in […]

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Edo guber: PDP Governors, Mandate Forum pledge support for Obaseki, Shaibu

By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA- The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Governors’ Forum has assured Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki and his teeming supporters, who joined the party on Friday, of accommodation and level playing field. The Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal-led PDP Governors’ Forum also wished Obaseki God’s blessings and guidance as he subjects himself to the […]

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China pledges to supply COVID-19 vaccine to Africa free of charge

Xi Jinping China has pledged to supply any vaccine against Coronavirus to African first free of charge. China is leading the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and its scientists are largely pinning their hopes on a technology that has been used for decades. Five out of 10 potential vaccines undergoing clinical trials have been […]

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Corruption Allegation: Court extends order stopping Obaseki from arresting Oshiomhole

File: Governor Godwin Obaseki (right) and Adams Oshiomhole. By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA — The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, extended the interim order barring governor Godwin Obaseki, from arresting the suspended National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole over his alleged indictment by a panel of inquiry. Justice Ahmed Mohammed […]

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Obaseki’s resignation: Edo APC losses an asset – Ojezua

, Barrister Anslem Ojezua,  his resignation can’t affect our chances- Oshiomhole’s faction BY GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE BENIN – FACTIONAL chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo state, Mr. Anslem Ojezua, has said that the party has lost an asset in the state with the resignation of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the party.   Obaseki was […]

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COVID-19: FG to salvage food production with ‘Agric for Food and Jobs Plan’

Targets 2m hectares, 2m smallholder farmers in 36 states By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja The Federal Government Tuesday, disclosed moves to salvage food production with a new agricultural programme, Agric for Food and Jobs Plan, AFJP, in 12 months that would mitigate effects of novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, in the sector. This was made known […]

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[BREAKING] 2020 Admission: JAMB pegs cut-off mark at 160

*Says 612, 557 candidates were offered admission in 2019 By Joseph Erunke ABUJA – THE Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has set benchmark for admission into tertiary institutions for the 2020 school session. JAMB disclosed Tuesday, at its policy meeting held online that cut-off mark for admission into tertiary institutions stands at 160 and […]

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Edo 2020: Obaseki will defect, but no automatic ticket, says state PDP chairman

…Governor to join party with APC structure …APC suspends leaders, caution members Obaseki Godwin By Ozioruva Aliu AFTER days of uncertainty, it has now been confirmed that Governor Godwin Obaseki would be defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a matter of days. But the party insists that there would be no automatic ticket […]

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President Mmuhammadu Buhari mourns Senator Osinowo

Senator Osinowo President Muhammadu Buhari offers deepest condolences to the family of Osinowo and the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the death of Senator Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo, the Senator representing Lagos East senatorial district. Disclosing this in a statement obtained by Vanguard, Garba Shehu,  said, as a member of the ninth senate […]

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799 Rape suspects arrested in 5-Months — IGP Adamu

Ag. IGP ADAMU The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu has said that there has been an upsurge on sexual-based violence as a result of the lockdown imposed by the government to contain the spread of the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic. IGP Adamu, who was flanked by the Ministers of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen and […]

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Arsenal’s Arteta ready for challenge of Premier League relaunch

Mikel Arteta Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits players will have to find motivation without the urgency provided by fans when the Premier League restarts on Wednesday. Arteta’s side will feature in the second game of the Premier League relaunch when they face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, just hours after the opener between Aston […]

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