Air Peace delivers FG’s medical supplies from Turkey

The Federal Government has taken delivery of medical supplies from Istanbul, Turkey, to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The supplies were delivered by an Air Peace aircraft, a Boeing 777 with registration number, 5N-BWI, which arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday night. It was gathered that the flight left Nigeria early Saturday […]

Banks’ incomes from e-payment rise by 64% to N212.66bn

Increased investment in technology and the introduction of new online payment channels earned Nigerian banks N212.66bn in 2019, IFE OGUFUWA reports The earnings of Nigeria’s Deposit Money Banks from electronic payment platforms grew by 64 per cent to reach N212.66bn in 2019. With many bank customers avoiding the banking hall and leveraging the more convenient […]

Cases rise 232 as NCDC confirms eight more

THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed eight Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases last night. Of the eight new cases, five are in Lagos, two in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and one in Kaduna State, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 232. So far, 33 have been discharged and five deaths recorded. […]

Makinde tests negative for coronavirus

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has tested negative for coronavirus, The PUNCH reports. The governor, who had tested positive for the virus on March 30, said on Sunday evening via his Twitter handle that he now tests negative for the virus. He said he received his second negative test result on Sunday evening while appreciating those who supported him […]

Osimhen must do more to break Yekini’s Nigeria record – Babangida

The Nigerian football great has told the Lille forward to up his game to stand a chance of shattering the iconic forward’s goal-scoring record Victor Osimhen is being backed by former Ajax star Tijani Babangida to challenge Rashidi Yekini’s Nigeria record. Yekini is the Super Eagles’ leading goalscorer with 37 strikes from 58 international appearances, with Segun Odegbami (23 goals) […]

Nigeria Doesn’t Need Chinese Doctors, TUC Tells FG

The Trade Union of Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has asked the Federal Government to drop the idea of flying in medical doctors from China to help combat COVID-19 in the country. The workers’ body said this was unnecessary since Nigerian doctors were on top of the challenge. In a statement issued on Sunday by TUC […]

COVID-19: Nigerians call for Funke Akindele’s arrest for hosting celebrity party

*Celebs risk jail term, fine Nollywood actor, Funke Akindele, has come under intense criticism for hosting a celebrity-studded party at home despite the government-ordered lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of Nigerians on social media called for the arrest of Akindele, popularly called ‘Jenifa’. The actress, who is considered as an ambassador for the […]

Coronavirus: Okonjo-Iweala tells Nigeria, African countries next action to take

Former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has called on Nigeria and other African countries to immediately mount pressure on the G7 and G20 for debt-relief to tackle Coronavirus. According to her, this will help African countries deal with the economic and health issues arising from Coronavirus. Okonjo-Iweala suggested that the money owed by some African […]