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China releases the largest coronavirus study.

China releases the largest coronavirus study.

Health officials in China have published the first details of more than 44,000 cases of Covid-19, in the biggest study since the outbreak began. Data from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC) finds that more than 80% of the cases have been mild, with the sick and elderly most at risk. The...

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Atletico Madrid ‘silence’ Liverpool with early goal

Atletico Madrid ‘silence’ Liverpool with early goal

Atletico Madrid went ahead with an early goal at the fourth minute against Liverpool all thanks to Saul Niguez who put the home-side in front. The defending champion of Champion League struggled to stage a comeback for a better part of the match but all efforts were abortive as the first leg of their Champions...

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NNPC: FG and US sign 1.16 million dollars power plant project in Abuja.

NNPC: FG and US sign 1.16 million dollars power plant project in Abuja.

Federal Government, through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation-NNPC, and the US Trade and Development Agency-USTDA have signed a 1.16 million grant from the agency for the feasibility study of a power plant to be built in Abuja. Reports say the Abuja Independent Power Project is modeled to generate 1,350 megawatts of electricity to alleviate the...

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A’ Ibom Government to revise MoU with IOCs  to address challenges of host communities,

A’ Ibom Government to revise MoU with IOCs to address challenges of host communities,

Akwa Ibom State Government has said it will seek a revised Memorandum of Understanding with international oil companies and oil services firms to effectively address the needs and challenges of host communities. Commissioner for Environment and Petroleum Resources, Ekong Sampson disclosed this at this year’s first quarter meeting with IOCs and oil services companies operating...

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Northern Elders Forum calls for total overhauling of Nigeria’s security architecture

Northern Elders Forum calls for total overhauling of Nigeria’s security architecture

The Northern Elders Forum has called for a total overhauling of the nation’s security architecture, in a bid to competently tackle all the security challenges confronting the nation. The convener of the Northern Elders Forum, Professor Ango Abdullahi, said that the current government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to secure the citizens from...

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Akwa Ibom State government tasked on reviving ancient policing system EKPE UKPO-KOD as community policing strategy.

Akwa Ibom State government tasked on reviving ancient policing system EKPE UKPO-KOD as community policing strategy.

An ethnic-communicology, Professor Des Wilson has called on the Akwa Ibom State government to emulate the approach of the South-West States and revive the ancient policing system EKPE UKPO-KOD as a community policing effort to address insecurity in parts of the state. Professor Wilson while speaking with Planet News said the need for community policing...

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Senate pledges support to Nigeria Police to combat insecurity in the country.

Senate pledges support to Nigeria Police to combat insecurity in the country.

The Senate has pledged to support the Nigeria Police Force with the required legislative interventions to combat rising insecurity in the country. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan made this known, after a closed-door session between the senate and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on the security situation in the country. READ ALSO:...

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Federal Government approaches China for 17billion dollars loans.

Federal Government approaches China for 17billion dollars loans.

The Federal Government has explained why it decided to approach the China-Exim Bank for a $17billion dollar loan request. It said other lending institutions like the World Bank and the African Development Bank were not showing much interest when Nigeria approached them during the recession. READ ALSO: Russia vows to finish Gas Pipeline construction despite...

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Federal Government promises renewed effort to improve security situation in Nigeria

Federal Government promises renewed effort to improve security situation in Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is an ongoing effort by the Federal Government to improve the security situation in the country including plans to recruit more troops and officers to beef up the personnel of security agencies Osinbajo stated this in Abuja when he received at the Presidential Villa, clergymen from the Northern part...