Month: June 2020

AFCON moved to 2022, delayed CHAN slated for Jan. 2021

The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, has announced the postponement of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON to January 2022 citing the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament had been scheduled to take place between January and February next year. The football governing body, however decided that the local version of the …

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NIGERIA IN TERRIBLE STATE OF DEVELOPMENT, SAYS BUHARI

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, decried the vulnerable nature of the nation’s economy as well as infrastructure deficit and urged members of his Presidential Economic Advisory Council to do more to help the country exit “our very terrible state of development.” According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on …

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FG MUST SUBSIDISE ELECTRICITY FOR NIGERIANS, SENATE TELLS BUHARI

The Senate on Tuesday explained why the Federal Government should subsidise electricity for Nigerians. The electricity distribution companies of Nigeria had on Monday told the National Assembly leadership that the only condition to halt tariff hike was for the Federal Government to bear the difference between the current tariff and the proposed one. Addressing journalists …

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COVID-19: UEFA STILL CONFIDENT OF HOSTING CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IN LISBON

UEFA insists there is “no reason to prepare a Plan B” for the final eight of the Champions League in Lisbon despite Portuguese authorities reintroducing restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus. “We hope everything will be fine and that it will be possible to organise the tournament in Portugal. For the moment there is …

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Expert Predicts Increase In Oil Bunkering In N’Delta As Oil Price Drop

With observers predicting a new normal of less than $50 for a barrel of oil, an environmental campaigner has told the Nigerian government to expect an increase in oil bunkering if illegal refiners are not integrated into modular refineries soon.   Environmental activist, Dumnamenem Fineface, feels youths of the delta will increase their oil bunkering …

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COVID-19 Pandemic Far From Being Over, WHO Warns

The World Health Organisation has advised countries not to lower their guard in the fight against Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not close to being over.   Adhanom Tedros, Director-General of the World Health Organization, gave the warning as the global data of the virus reaches 10 million infected persons worldwide, with 500,000 deaths …

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Reopening: Increase In Airfare, Low Patronage Loom As Travel Agencies Advocate Bailout

The aviation industry and travel agencies have resigned to a long downtime, fueling concerns about looming increase in airfare, low patronage of airlines as Nigeria gradually reopens.   Speaking with SaharaReporters, the President of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, Susan Akporiaye, says Nigerians will rather hold meetings via Zoom than fly aeroplanes to …

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Shops Of Nigerians In Ghana Will Remain Shut Until They Obey Rules—Ghana Trade Union

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has reacted to claims made by some Nigerian traders who protested at the Nigerian High Commission’s residence in Accra a week ago over the closure of their shops for the past eight months.   According to the President of the Association, Dr. Joseph Obeng, the action taken by …

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Governor Tambuwal Kicks As NBC Lists Sokoto Among Poorest States In Nigeria

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has faulted the current report by the National Bureau of Statistics that the state is one of the poorest in the nation.   Tambuwal made the observation Monday when he received a report titled, “Sokoto Development Plan: 2020-2025 at Government House, Sokoto.     According to the April 2020 Nigerian …

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Power Grid Has Collapsed 108 Times After Privatisation – TCN

The nation’s electricity grid has collapsed 108 times after the power sector was privatised, data from the Transmission Company of Nigeria have shown.   The TCN, which manages the national grid, is still fully owned and operated by the government.     While the TCN says the grid has a wheeling capacity of 8,100MW, the …

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