Jan 19 COVID-19 Update: 15 new deaths were recorded as 1301 new cases confirmed

On the 19th of January 2021, 1301 new confirmed cases and 15 deaths were recorded in Nigeria Till date, 113305 cases have been confirmed, 91200 cases have been discharged and 1464 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 1301 new cases are reported from 22 states- Lagos (551), FCT (209), Oyo (83), Plateau (65), Kaduna (64), Enugu (61), Rivers … Continue reading Jan 19 COVID-19 Update: 15 new deaths were recorded as 1301 new cases confirmed

Biden’s defense secretary pick pledges ‘rid our ranks of racists and extremists’

Retired Army General Lloyd Austin said on Tuesday that he would work to rid “racists and extremists” from the ranks of the U.S. military, mend alliances and focus strategically on China if confirmed as President-elect Joe Biden’s defense secretary. Austin would become America’s first Black defense secretary and he has declared his intention to improve diversity within the U.S. military, which is diverse in the … Continue reading Biden’s defense secretary pick pledges ‘rid our ranks of racists and extremists’

In tackling crime, Ondo State Government will not act outside the constitution – Presidency

The Presidency has been keenly monitoring events occurring in Ondo State and the “orders” by the government of the state, “asking herders to vacate the forests in seven days.” What is clearly emerging, is a lack of consistency in messaging which in turn leads to various contradictions regarding accuracy and the intent behind the message. There is little to be said other than to call … Continue reading In tackling crime, Ondo State Government will not act outside the constitution – Presidency

Religious fanatics twisting Kukah’s statement to divert attention – Soyinka

NOBEL laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has faulted critics of the Christmas speech of the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, saying they are religionists diverting attention from the cleric’s central theme. The playwright said he had studied the transcript as reported in the media and found nothing in the speech that denigrated Islam. He, however, noted that he was not among the most religion … Continue reading Religious fanatics twisting Kukah’s statement to divert attention – Soyinka

Ultimatum to herdsmen: Presidency warns Akeredolu

The Buhari Presidency has dropped a subtle warning to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu not to breach the constitution in his quest to drive out herdsmen from Ondo forest reserves within seven days. Akeredolu had announced the ultimatum, to upstage criminals who use the forests as fortresses and staging posts for banditry and kidnapping. Leaders of the herdsmen have objected to the order and they seem to … Continue reading Ultimatum to herdsmen: Presidency warns Akeredolu

Here’s Who Moves President Out of White House

As the presidency of Donald Trump wound down the Thursday before Inauguration Day, parts of the West Wing accessible to the media looked increasingly vacant. Boxes and containers were packed with outgoing staffers’ personal belongings. Some White House aides posed for photos in the Rose Garden.    When President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office January 20 at the U.S. Capitol, another critical component of the peaceful transfer of power will be underway, out of public … Continue reading Here’s Who Moves President Out of White House

80-year-old man dies after having ‘adult fun’ with 33-year-old side chick

An 80-year-old man has died under unclear circumstances at a lodge in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, after a night out with a 33-year-old woman.  David Mluli reportedly died suddenly on Saturday, January 16, while in the company of one Neema Kibaya. David Mluli was found dead on Saturday, January 16, at room 22 in Mbezi Garden, where he had gone to spend a good time … Continue reading 80-year-old man dies after having ‘adult fun’ with 33-year-old side chick

Biden arriving in DC on Tuesday after Delaware send-off

There’s also serious concern about whether more violence could be in the offing as he prepares to take the oath of office on Wednesday. It’s hardly the grand entrance Joe Biden might have dreamed of. The president-elect is arriving in the nation’s capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as the nation reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as … Continue reading Biden arriving in DC on Tuesday after Delaware send-off

Biden picks Dr. Rachel Levine, transgender woman, as assistant health secretary in historic first

President-elect Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he has nominated Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If confirmed by the Senate, Levine would be the first openly transgender federal official in a Senate-confirmed role, according to the Biden-Harris transition team.  Levine, who is the secretary of health for Pennsylvania, is currently leading the … Continue reading Biden picks Dr. Rachel Levine, transgender woman, as assistant health secretary in historic first

Rivers State Government Directs Civil Servants on Salary Grade Levels 1-13 to Stay at Home Due to COVID-19 2nd Wave

Following the current increase in the number of COVID 19 cases, in the second wave of the pandemic, his excellency, the Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has directed all civil servants on salary scale 01-13 except those on essential duty to stay away from duty forthwith. While officers from Grade levels 14 and above, should be on duty and assume full responsibilities for … Continue reading Rivers State Government Directs Civil Servants on Salary Grade Levels 1-13 to Stay at Home Due to COVID-19 2nd Wave