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Local gin can’t prevent COVID-19, says Ekiti Dep. Gov

Funmilayo Okunade The Ekiti Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has dismissed claims in some quarters that drinking local gin, popularly known as ogogoro, or local herbs can prevent coronavirus. Egbeyemi urged residents of the state to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols, personal hygiene and always clean their environment so as not to contract the disease. […]

Buratai promises improved personnel welfare

By Sumaila Ogbaje The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has promised improved personnel welfare as he inaugurated accommodation for soldiers in 3 Brigade, Kano. The accommodation project comprises of two newly constructed blocks of 12 flats each and five renovated blocks of 12 flats each, constructed for soldiers at Bukavu Barracks, 3 […]

Military destroys terrorists’ logistics base in Borno

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed Boko Haram’s logistics base and killed scores of terrorists in an air raid in Borno. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, said the successful air interdiction mission was executed on June 25 at […]

Court rules U.S. govt broke law using military funds for wall

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the power of the purse belongs to Congress, and the administration lacked constitutional authority to transfer the military money. Two Democratic appointees were in the majority. An appointee of President Donald Trump dissented. “The President has long supported the construction of a border wall on the southern border between the United States and Mexico,” […]

COVID-19: Travel advisor tasks operators to evolve strategies for business continuity

By Oluwafunke Ishola Mrs Seni Ilesanmi, Managing Director, Biomid Travel Centre (BTC) Ltd., has advised travel consultants to continue to look inwards and evolve strategies that would assist their businesses to become more efficient and sustainable. Ilesanmi gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. She […]

FirstBank upgrades mobile banking application

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has upgraded its mobile banking application, FirstMobile, with improved features to promote safe and convenient Mobile Banking experience for customers. Mr Chuma Ezirim,  the bank’s Group Executive, e-Business & Retail Products, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Lagos. Ezirim said the bank’s dynamic mobile banking application had been redesigned with […]

WIEN applauds inauguration of new women group in oil sector

By Edith Ike-Eboh The Women in Energy Network (WIEN) has lauded the inauguration of a Diversity Sectorial Working Group (SWG) by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB). Mrs Funmi Ogbue, President, WIEN, applauded the step in a statement in Abuja, on Friday. “For us at WIEN, the creation of the Diversity SWG not […]

Crisis Management: Governors pay `Thank You’ visit to Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received the Progressive Governors’ Forum led by Gov. Atiku Bagudu, who paid him ‘thank you’ visit. The governors thanked President Buhari for his efforts toward resolving the crisis facing the All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the closed door meeting, Bagudu said they […]

Effective engagement best in conflict resolution-AU body

By Fortune AbangThe African Union (AU) Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) has underscored the need for African leaders to use dialogue to achieve “Silence the Guns” goal in Africa. ECOSOCC is an advisory body of the African Union (AU) designed to give civil society organisations a voice within AU institutions and decision-making processes. Dr Tunji […]

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