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Coronavirus

COVID-19: European Commission Proposes ‘Digital Green Certificate’ For Free Movement In EU

  The European Commission is proposing to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe free movement inside the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Digital Green Certificate will be proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result or recovered from COVID-19. According to a communique by the Commission … Continue reading COVID-19: European Commission Proposes ‘Digital Green Certificate’ For Free Movement In EU Read Full Story

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Sports

Bayern Beat Lazio To Reach Champions League Quarter-Finals

Holders Bayern Munich qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday after a 2-1 home win over Lazio took them through 6-2 on aggregate. Robert Lewandowski and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored either side of the interval as the Bavarians reached the last eight of the competition for the ninth time in their last 10 attempts. … Continue reading Bayern Beat Lazio To Reach Champions League Quarter-Finals Read Full Story

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Sports

Chelsea See Off Atletico To Reach Champions League Quarters

  Chelsea eased into the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday with a 3-0 aggregate victory over Atletico Madrid, as Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri goals secured a last 16, second leg win at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s men, who won the first leg 1-0, beat the La Liga leaders 2-0 on the night, with Atletico … Continue reading Chelsea See Off Atletico To Reach Champions League Quarters Read Full Story

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Nigeria

Nigeria Ranks 16th In FBI’s List Of Countries Worst Affected By Internet Crimes

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has released its annual report. The 2020 Internet Crime Report includes information from 791,790 complaints of suspected internet crime—an increase of more than 300,000 complaints from 2019—and reported losses exceeding $4.2 billion. State-specific statistics have also been released and can be found within the 2020 Internet Crime Report and … Continue reading Nigeria Ranks 16th In FBI’s List Of Countries Worst Affected By Internet Crimes Read Full Story

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Nigeria Has Become Economically Attractive To Kidnappers, Says Governor Masari

  Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State says Nigeria has become economically attractive to kidnappers and bandits within the Sahel region of the continent.  The governor who on Wednesday was on Channels Television’s Politics Today strongly opposed the idea of granting blanket amnesty to the bandits, stating that the idea is enabling the miscreants to … Continue reading Nigeria Has Become Economically Attractive To Kidnappers, Says Governor Masari Read Full Story

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Health

WHO Publishes New Clinical Recommendations On HIV Prevention, Infant Diagnosis, Others

  These guidelines provide new and updated recommendations on the use of point-of-care testing in children under 18 months of age and point-of-care tests to monitor treatment in people living with HIV; the treatment monitoring algorithm; and timing of antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV who are being treated for tuberculosis. The new … Continue reading WHO Publishes New Clinical Recommendations On HIV Prevention, Infant Diagnosis, Others Read Full Story

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Politics

$1.5bn Rehabilitation Of Port Harcourt Refinery: I Will Not Jubilate – Wike

  Governor Nyesom Wike has said he will not rejoice over the approval of $1.5 billion for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery. The Rivers State governor who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today said it is not the first time the Federal Government is making promises, many of which he says are … Continue reading $1.5bn Rehabilitation Of Port Harcourt Refinery: I Will Not Jubilate – Wike Read Full Story

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Coronavirus

At The Moment, Benefits Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Outweigh Risks – WHO

  Some countries in the European Union have temporarily suspended the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a precautionary measure based on reports of rare blood coagulation disorders in persons who had received the vaccine. Other countries in the EU – having considered the same information – have decided to continue using the vaccine … Continue reading At The Moment, Benefits Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Outweigh Risks – WHO Read Full Story

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Kaduna Security: Bandits Attack Emir’s Convoy, Two Killed In Igabi, Kauru LGAs

  The convoy of the Emir of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state, Alhaji Zubairu Maigwari has been attacked by bandits. According to a statement by the Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the official vehicle of the Emir was shot by bandits at about 4:30 PM on Monday around the Zonkoro axis … Continue reading Kaduna Security: Bandits Attack Emir’s Convoy, Two Killed In Igabi, Kauru LGAs Read Full Story

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Witness Narrates How Shehu Sani Hurriedly Returned $25,000USD To ‘Victim’

  The trial of Senator Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, continued today March 15, 2021, before Justice I.E Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja with the tenth prosecution witness, (PW10) Bako Aliyu providing more details on how Sani allegedly extorted Alhaji Sani Dauda, the Chairman, ASD Motors. Today’s trial … Continue reading Witness Narrates How Shehu Sani Hurriedly Returned $25,000USD To ‘Victim’ Read Full Story

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FG Commits To Spend Half A Percent Of GDP On Research And Innovations

  Henceforth, the Federal Government will allocate half a percent of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to research and innovation in a determined effort to enhance the country’s economic growth and development. President Muhammadu Buhari made the disclosure in a speech delivered today on his behalf by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN at the opening … Continue reading FG Commits To Spend Half A Percent Of GDP On Research And Innovations Read Full Story

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Alleged N125.7m Fraud: EFCC Presents First Witness Against Kuforiji, Others

    The trial of Ibrahim Kuforiji, Mojeed Raheem and Oladepo Habeeb continued on Monday, March 15, 2021, before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presenting its first witness. The defendants, who were first arraigned on February 25, 2020, on a … Continue reading Alleged N125.7m Fraud: EFCC Presents First Witness Against Kuforiji, Others Read Full Story

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Buhari To Okonjo-Iweala: We Are Happy You Made It, But You Also Earned It

  President Muhammadu Buhari Monday hosted in audience Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, newly appointed Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), telling her that despite the robust support Nigeria gave to her candidacy for the position, “You also earned it. We are happy you made it, but you earned it with your record of performance both … Continue reading Buhari To Okonjo-Iweala: We Are Happy You Made It, But You Also Earned It Read Full Story

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Entertainment

#GRAMMYs: Big Win For My Generation Of Africans All Over The World – Burna Boy

  Acclaimed Nigerian afrobeat singer, Burna Boy, won the Best Global Music Album on Sunday at the 63rd Grammys. His studio album, ‘Twice As Tall’ beat four other works to clinch the top spot, Reacting to his win at the Grammys, the super excited afro-fusion star stated that the victory affirms the fact that nothing … Continue reading #GRAMMYs: Big Win For My Generation Of Africans All Over The World – Burna Boy Read Full Story

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Entertainment

BREAKING: Billie Eilish Wins Grammys’ Record Of The Year

  Billie Eilish on Sunday snagged the Grammy for Record of the Year for the second straight time, a major feat for the 19-year-old who swept all four top categories at last year’s ceremony. This time, the edgy pop sensation bested a crowded field including the night’s big stars Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce, along … Continue reading BREAKING: Billie Eilish Wins Grammys’ Record Of The Year Read Full Story

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Entertainment

Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Wins Grammy For Album Of The Year

  Pop powerhouse Taylor Swift won the Grammy for Album of the Year for “folklore,” her first of two quarantine records — the third time she has won the coveted trophy, putting her in rarefied company. Swift bested contenders including Post Malone, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, sister act Haim, and the Black Pumas to win the … Continue reading Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Wins Grammy For Album Of The Year Read Full Story

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Entertainment

Beyonce Breaks Grammy Record, Becomes Female Artist With Most Wins

  Beyonce made Grammys history Sunday by becoming the winningest woman in the history of the music industry’s top awards gala, and its most decorated singer with 28 career wins. She secured the record after winning Best R&B Song for her hit “Black Parade,” a single celebrating Black culture and activism that dropped in the … Continue reading Beyonce Breaks Grammy Record, Becomes Female Artist With Most Wins Read Full Story

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Entertainment

#GRAMMYs: Nigerians Salute Burna Boy, ‘True African Giant, Twice As Tall’

  Afro-fusion superstar Burna Boy emerged winner of a Grammy on Sunday for his Album ‘Twice As Tall’, and that win might be the stamp that affirms his authority as an African Giant of music.  The afrobeat singer who won his first-ever Grammy for the Best World Music Album, beat other strong contenders, Antibalas, Bebel … Continue reading #GRAMMYs: Nigerians Salute Burna Boy, ‘True African Giant, Twice As Tall’ Read Full Story

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Sports

Ronaldo Overtakes Pele, Tops World Goalscoring List

  Cristiano Ronaldo hit back at his critics with a quick-fire hat-trick as Juventus brushed aside Cagliari 3-1 on Sunday, five days after their Champions League elimination, while Inter Milan moved nine points clear at the Serie A summit. Portuguese star Ronaldo bore the brunt of the criticism for Juve’s latest European flop after failing … Continue reading Ronaldo Overtakes Pele, Tops World Goalscoring List Read Full Story

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Entertainment

Megan Thee Stallion Wins Big As Pandemic Grammys Kick-Off

    Rapper Megan Thee Stallion jumped quickly out of the gates at Sunday’s socially distanced Grammys, snaring two trophies including the prestigious Best New Artist prize at the music industry’s top awards show. She shared her first statuette of the night, for Best Rap Performance, with pop queen and leading nominee Beyonce for the … Continue reading Megan Thee Stallion Wins Big As Pandemic Grammys Kick-Off Read Full Story

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NPFL 21: Abia Warriors Win Big, Fans Trouble Halt Game In Akure

  Godwin Obaje scored his fifth goal of the season in Abia Warriors 4-1 victory over Kano Pillars on matchday 15 of the Nigeria Professional Football League at the Okigwe Township Stadium. Obaje scored the first goal of the encounter as The Warriors continued their fine league form. Obioma Chukwuemeka doubled the lead in the … Continue reading NPFL 21: Abia Warriors Win Big, Fans Trouble Halt Game In Akure Read Full Story