Month: May 2020

LA LIGA ANNOUNCES BARCELONA, REAL MADRID FIXTURES AS SEASON RESTARTS

The Spanish top-flight football season will restart on June 11 with the derby between Sevilla and Real Betis, La Liga confirmed on Sunday. The first round of games following the coronavirus shutdown will be played over four days, with leaders Barcelona at Mallorca on June 13 and Real Madrid at home to Eibar the next …

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INEC SAYS ELECTIONS IN EDO, ONDO WILL PROCEED AS PLANNED DESPITE COVID-19

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to proceed with the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states. Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this on Saturday during its first virtual meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs). According to Yakubu, just like every other national institution in Nigeria, “the COVID-19 pandemic has …

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LG POLLS: PDP WINS ALL CHAIRMANSHIP, COUNCILLORSHIP Seats In Benue

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has triumphed in the just concluded local government elections in Benue State. This comes as the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) declared the candidates of the PDP as winners of all the 23 chairmanships and 276 councillorship seats in the state. Chairman of Benue SIEC, Tersoo Joseph, announced the …

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IPPIS: NGIGE’S ALLEGATIONS BASELESS, WE’RE READY FOR NEGOTIATION – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said the allegations of N800 billion by the Minister of Labour and Employment were baseless and the union had not refused an invitation from the government for negotiation during its ongoing strike. The ASUU National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, stated these on Sunday in reply to an inquiry …

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IPPIS: ASUU PLUNGED FG INTO N800BN DEBT, SAYS NGIGE

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has said there will be no going back paying University lecturers with the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. While stating that IPPIS had improved the effectiveness and efficiency of payroll administration, Ngige said before its implementation in the university system, the Academic Staff Union of …

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COVID-19: SAUDI ARABIA REOPENS MADINAH MOSQUE FROM SUNDAY

The Saudi Arabia government has approved the re-opening of Masjid Al Nabawi, Madinah gradually from Sunday 31 May with precautionary measures. According to the approved guidelines, the permitted access of public in Masjid Al Nabawi, Madinah will be in the Courtyards and the King Fahad Expansion of the mosque. It stated that men will be …

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AFRICA WILL BE LAST TO GET COVID-19 VACCINE —RESEARCHER

The Executive Director of Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Dr. John Amuasi, says by the time the race for COVID-19 vaccines production ends, Africa will be the last in line to get any vaccine or medicines. Consequently, he warned, Africa would be the last continent to be considered for vaccination. He said …

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EU Condemns Trump’s Move To Exit WHO As COVID-19 Grips Latin America

US President Donald Trump faced a broad backlash on Saturday over severing ties with the UN’s health agency during a pandemic, as the coronavirus surged in Latin America while Europe further reopened from lockdown.   The EU called on Washington to reconsider its decision to permanently cut funding to the World Health Organization over its …

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