Algeria president Sacks employment minister oucef

Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday sacked Employment Minister Ahmed Chawki Fouad Acheuk Youcef, his office offering no reason for the move. adinsertername=”Block2 “] Tebboune “today signed a decree ending Mr Ahmed Chawki Fouad Acheuk Youcef’s tenure as works, labour, employment and social security minister,” the presidency said in aContinue Reading


Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in Edo State. astor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in Edo State.   Chairman of the APC Primary Election Committee and Imo State Governor, Senator HopeContinue Reading

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THE Nigerian Bar Association, Ibadan Branch, has advised Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to rescind his directive on the resumption of pupils and students in Primary 6, Junior Secondary School Class 3 and Senior Secondary School Class 3 for academic activities on Monday, 29 June 2020. The association throughContinue Reading

The deal behind Smart School Policy

we have a smart campus policy which we launched officially. And that policy is to move away from manually way of doing things to doing them digitally and electronically. We now have a registration process that is fully automated from beginning to the end. So it is now easy forContinue Reading


In an interview session with Rev. Dr Micheal Arimanwa Rector of federal polytechnic nekede owerri Imo state on thursday 11th, June 2020 has announced the manufacturing of automated and semi-automated hand sanitizer due to the pandemic. he said: I studied engineering; my field is civil and structural engineering. My visionContinue Reading


By Sussan Ogadimma. Chief press secretary and senior reporter /advert executive to evergreen  newspaper and online media Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has replied the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying that the Commission never recovered N7.9 billion or another money from him. In a statement by hisContinue Reading


Former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha has challenged the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to publish details of the bank accounts where it recovered from him (Okorocha) N7.9 billion. Okorocha who is representing Imo West senatorial district, in a statement in Owerri, through his Special Adviser on Media,Continue Reading


Fellow Nigerians,    The 2020 celebration of Democracy Day marks 21 years of uninterrupted civil administration in our dear country. This day provides us an opportunity to reflect on our journey as a nation, our achievements and struggles.    It is a day to honour our founding fathers who toiledContinue Reading

orji uzo kalu

Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has returned to the Senate after spending six months in jail on allegations of corruption. Senator Orji arrived at the National Assembly on Tuesday and is attending plenary. Speaking to journalists before entering the SenateContinue Reading


Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, insisted yesterday that estimated bills imposed on electricity consumers in the country by distribution companies remained unacceptable. He also inaugurated the House ad-hoc Committee on Power Sector Reforms, and charged it with the responsibility of undertaking a holistic review of the powerContinue Reading


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated the multi-million naira international yam market in Zaki-Biam, Ukum Council, Benue State, promising that the Federal government will provide roads and street lights in the market. Prof. Osinbajo, who performed the virtual commissioning from Abuja, said that Zaki Biam market accounted for over 70Continue Reading


The Federal Government has declared Friday, June 12 as public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement on Monday via a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah. While congratulating Nigerians at home andContinue Reading


  Imo State House of Assembly Speaker, Mr Chiji Collins, has revealed in a statement on Thursday, May 21 that it was necessary for the house to make a huge sacrifice of approving the bill which will stop former speakers and ex-governors from receiving pensions and other entitlement for the benefit andContinue Reading


The Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has faulted the establishment of Niger-Delta and South-South in Nigeria. In a statement, through Emma Powerful, the group’s publicity secretary, Kanu argued that Abia, Cross River, Akwa Ibom are the same people. He said there is nothingContinue Reading


  The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), on Thursday commended Governors and Houses of Assemby of Imo and Ekiti states for the implementation of the approved Right-of-Way (ROW) price. Ajibola Olude, Secretary of the Association, gave the commendation in a statement in Lagos. He hailed the orders issuedContinue Reading


  Nigeria has recorded 226 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 6,401. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this late on Tuesday. According to the agency, of the 226 new cases, 131 are in Lagos, 25 are in Ogun, while 15Continue Reading

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  Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has directed a 20% reduction in the salaries of all political office holders in the state. According to a statement signed on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State government, Emmanuel Ekuwem, the decision is due to the prevailing economic realities of dwindlingContinue Reading


Governor Hope Uzodimma has claimed to be the reincarnate of the former governor of the state, Samuel Mbakwe – The Imo state governor noted that both he and the late Mbakwe share a lot in common – According to Uzodinma, the prayers of Imo state people was answered following hisContinue Reading


  Men of the Nigeria Police Force belonging to Orji Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State reportedly arrested a middle-aged man for allegedly violating two minors sexually. According to the report, the culprits, Uchenna Mbahotu sexually defiles two daughters of his neighbours whom he usually plays with, taken advantage of the goodContinue Reading


  NIGERIA’S E  Channels Telev One hundred and sixty Nigerians who were stranded in the United States following the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown have returned to the country. A plane carrying the returnees arrived on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The Boeing 787 EthiopianContinue Reading


  Mr Abiodun Owonikoko, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), yesterday said that the Supreme Court lawfully quashed the conviction and 12-year imprisonment of former Abia State Governor, Dr Orji Uzor-Kalu. Owonikoko, while reacting to the judgment of the apex court, said the Federal High Court in Lagos which lastContinue Reading


    The Abia State government has ordered the arrest and prosecution of residents who go out of their houses without wearing face masks. It also said it would dethrone traditional rulers and village heads of boundary communities in the state who grant entry to vehicles and persons from neighbouringContinue Reading


  South Korea returned largely to normal Wednesday as workers went back to offices, and museums and libraries reopened under eased social distancing rules after new coronavirus cases dropped to a trickle. The South endured one of the worst early outbreaks of the disease outside China and while it neverContinue Reading


  The Senate has begun probe on the present status of 5th Generation (5G) network in Nigeria. The Senate has mandated its Committees on Communications, Health, Science and Technology and ICT and Cyber Crimes to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the status of 5G Network in Nigeria and itsContinue Reading


    In a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health agencies authorized to handle COVID-19, have given some advisories including self-isolation, self-quarantine and social-distancing. Though these advisories and measures have constantly been dissipated through various mediums, still, there areContinue Reading


  The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, Monday revealed the plan of his government to arraign in court those behind the payroll fraud discovered in Imo civil service. Uzodinma disclosed this at the Government House in Owerri, while swearing into office, the acting President of the state Customary Court ofContinue Reading


At least two persons have died after an eight-storey building collapsed in Imo State. Located along the Yar’ Adua Drive in world bank Owerri, the state capital, the building was said to have been under construction at the time of the incident on Thursday been 30th April. 2020. Rescue operationsContinue Reading


  Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has appointed Justice Matthew Njoku as the Acting President of the Customary Court of Appeal of Imo State. The appointment is with immediate effect. Uzodimma, in a letter he personally signed on Thursday, April 30, 2020, communicated the appointment to Justice Njoku. UzodimmaContinue Reading


Police inspector attached to Imo state government House found dead a day ago 2591 views by  Ogadimma Sussan- A police inspector was found dead along the roadside near the Shell Camp, in Owerri, Imo state – The officer identified as Haruna Kawura was attached to Imo state Government House –Continue Reading

The Kaduna State Government has extended the COVID-19 lockdown by thirty days.  Governor Nasir El-Rufai disclosed this via a Twitter thread on Sunday evening. The governor’s statement as posted on Twitter reads: KADUNA UPDATE: Malam Nasir elrufia has extended the quarantine orders in the state for another 30 days, effective from 26thContinue Reading


  Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured residents particularly the target demography for its Palliatives, that the items would get to them as they cannot be diverted to anyone. The minister who had last week placed a curse on anyoneContinue Reading


Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday said Imo State has recorded its first case of coronavirus (COVID-19). The centre also said that Nigeria recorded 87 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday including the one recorded in Imo state, a development which has taken the number of activeContinue Reading


Three more cases have been confirmed in Borno State, one of which is an Internally Displaced Person. The IDP was identified during contact tracing of an earlier confirmed case, and tracked to an Internally Displaced Camp where he lives and invited for isolation. He was there after tested along sideContinue Reading


The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Mr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has explained why the agency is not doing door to door testing for the COVID-19. According to him, door-to-door testing is currently not a realistic strategy for the over 200 million Nigerians in the country. The strategy,Continue Reading


Daniel Ademinokan, the husband of Nollywood actress Stella Damasus, has showered praises on her on social media as she celebrates her 42nd birthday today. In the post he shared, Daniel described Stella Damasus as a wife whom he’s glad to have and whom his family considers a blessing to have.Continue Reading


  The Senator representing Imo West senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, handed over thousands of food items as palliatives to twelve local government areas in his senatorial district. Okorocha through his Special Adviser on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, said that the palliatives were only for the vulnerables in Imo West senatorialContinue Reading


  Nigerian soldiers reportedly clashed with some angry mobs in Mgbala Agwa community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo state following a breach of an agreement by oil companies operating in the community. According to the report, the chaos started after some oil companies operating in the Mgbala community refused toContinue Reading


  Imo State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused Governor Hope Uzodinma of looking for the legitimacy that has eluded him since he stole the mandate given the party and has been spreading falsehood against his predecessor, Emeka Ihedioha, and the seven-month administration that many still remember with some nostalgia.Continue Reading


  His Excellency, Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has appointed Mr. Dan Okoro, a retired Commissioner of Police (CP) as his special adviser on security. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor, Mr. Oguwike Nwachuku, said Okoro comes into the job with a huge experienceContinue Reading


Members of the Owerri žone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has donated cartons of alcohol-based hand sanitisers to the Imo State government for onward transmission to the communities in the state to fight and prevent the transmission of the novel Coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic in the state.Continue Reading


 President Buhari’s personal bodyguard dies 3 hours ago 36104 views by  Kess Ewubare – Warrant Officer Lawal Mato, one of the personal bodyguards of President Muhammadu Buhari has died – The presidency said the officer who had been off duty for three years was treating diabetes before his death –Continue Reading


Nigeria coronavirus update at 12:00 WAT on Tuesday 21 April 2020. According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University, 2,494,915 cases have been detected worldwide, with 171,249 deaths and 658,009 people now recovered. In Nigeria, NCDC  has recorded over 665 cases, with 22 deaths and 188 people recovering from the virus.

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has vowed to prosecute victims of COVID-19 who lied to health professionals about their travel history. The governor disclosed this during a press briefing on Monday. Sanwo-Olu revealed that the state executive council has resolved to prosecute people found guilty of this, adding that fourContinue Reading


Singer and creative songwriter, Simi Ogunleye has dropped the visuals to her recently released single ‘Duduke.’ In the video, which was shot by the beach, Simi flaunted her beautiful baby bump revealing that she is heavily pregnant. The 32-year-old songster had previously released the audio of the song, Duduke, whichContinue Reading


Troops of the Nigerian Army’s Operation Lafiya Dole have again overpowered the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists who were attempting to attack Geidam in Yobe State on Monday afternoon. This development is coming less than 48 hours after the troops dealt another deadly blow to the terrorists killing over 100 of themContinue Reading


Airports in Nigeria will not be reopened on April 23rd as earlier scheduled. Instead, they will remain shut for two more weeks, a statement from the Ministry of Aviation said on Monday. “As a result of the extension on lockdown by Mr President, it is no longer possible for usContinue Reading


  The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has discharged its first COVID-19 patient from its isolation centre. The patient is one of the five that were announced by the state government to have been discharged in Edo State. The 43-year-old patient was said to have been admitted on 3rdContinue Reading

Michael Che of ‘SNL’ Will Pay One Month’s Rent for All 160 Apartments in His Late Grandmother’s Public Housing Building

Kevin Winter/Getty Images “Saturday Night Live” star Michael Che lost his grandmother to the novel coronavirus last week. And he’s honouring her memory by covering one month’s rent for her old neighbours in a New York City public housing building. The “Weekend Update” host revealed in a now-deleted Instagram post lastContinue Reading

A Big Contrarian Investor Sells Apple, Intel, and Disney Stock. Here’s What It Bought.

 A contrarian investment manager recently made some big changes in its U.S.-traded investments as the markets were roiled by the coronavirus pandemic. Montreal-based Hexavest slashed holdings in Apple (ticker: AAPL), Intel (INTC), and Walt Disney (DIS). It also initiated a position in Oracle (ORCL). Hexavest disclosed the trades, among others, in a form it filed with the Securities and ExchangeContinue Reading

Opinion: ‘Sell in May and go away’ is a warning to stock investors now more than ever

Dow’s weakness since last Halloween is a bad omen for the next six months Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images The stock market’s most favourable six-month period is coming to an end, without much to show for it. I’m referring to the six-months on, six-months off a seasonal patternContinue Reading

It’s damage assessment time for 401(k) investors

0 It’s damage assessment time for 401(k) investors Correction & clarification: An earlier version of this story misstated the first name of financial adviser Paul Waller. Retirement savers should brace for grim news when they review their first-quarter statements. The first bear market since 2009 shaved 20% off the StandardContinue Reading

Retirement expert: The ‘4% rule is no longer a safe withdrawal rate’

Given the recent stock market losses and rising fears of recession, retirees shouldn’t bet on the traditional 4% withdrawal rule for their retirement savings, experts warn. The rule refers to the percentage amount that financial advisers recommend retirees should withdraw from their portfolio on an annual basis. “The 4% ruleContinue Reading

Isolation is never easy — but in some places it’s easier than others. Only eight U.S. cities have median lot sizes with over 10,000 square feet, according to a new study by listing site Point2 Homes, a subsidiary of Yardi Systems, a Santa Barbara-based investment and property management software. “The most interesting thing is that during this pandemic, smaller cities are more livable than the big cities. This is only happening right now during the pandemic, when everybody has to stay indoors — or in their backyard if they’re lucky,” said Monica Alistar, a spokesperson for Point2 Homes. The study used median square footage from residential property data on the and platforms. Best and worse cities during isolation by lot size. By Point2 Homes. View photos Best and worse cities during isolation by lot size. By Point2 Homes. More Raleigh, N.C. has the largest median lot size of U.S. cities at 15,682 square feet, according to the study. Virginia Beach, Atlanta, Kansas City, Wichita, Tulsa and Jacksonville all claimed lots over 10,000 square feet. In general, populations in these cities were significantly lower than populations in small-lot cities, but some big cities like Atlanta (12,700 square feet) and Austin (median 9,975 square feet) also ranked No. 3 and No. 9, respectively, for largest lot sizes. Americans without a yard or a terrace for fresh air still might be better off if they have more space to move around inside, said Alistar, so the study also calculated indoor square footage. “We wanted to look at both lot size and living space inside because that is the next best thing. Of course, it would be great to have a backyard or a terrace — that would be amazing. But these cities do not have that,” said the study’s author, Andra Hopulele, a senior real estate writer at Point2 Homes. Best and worse cities during isolation by living area. By Point2 Homes. View photos Best and worse cities during isolation by living area. By Point2 Homes. More Colorado Springs had the biggest median interior living area, at 2,930 square feet — compared to the smallest living space in Boston, with a median 1,127 square feet indoors. “If you look at the median living area, you see that the median in Colorado Springs is double that in Boston — more than double. So it's really disproportionate. There are big differences between the first on the list and the last one. I was surprised by that honestly,” said Alistar. On the East Coast, Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C. had the largest living areas, with 2,451 and 2,128 square feet, respectively. Indianapolis had the most indoor space in the Midwest, with 2,704 square feet. Cramped urban spaces New Yorkers are most likely to be cooped up during the pandemic — Brooklyn had the smallest median lot size, at 2,250 square feet. In fact, the study included four New York City boroughs on the list, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. Manhattan was not included in the study because lot sizes were not available. Other Northeastern cities with the smallest lots included Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Chicago was the smallest in the Midwest at 3,781 square feet, while San Francisco clocked in as the smallest lots in the West Coast, with 2,840 square feet per lot, and New Orleans had the smallest lots in the South, at just over 5,000 square feet per lot. “The properties that have the smallest outdoor spaces are located in sought-after urban hubs, but obviously, people there do not get to enjoy gardens or backyards, as people in smaller cities do,” said Alistar. “The big city is good for business and lifestyle, but during these times of lockdown, people in these cities might be less happy.” Indoors, small living areas are clustered in the Northeast: Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Staten Island. Detroit and Columbus, Ohio had the smallest spaces in the Midwest. Miami had the smallest living area in the South, with a median 1,487-square-foot living space, and on the West Coast, San Francisco and San Diego both had median indoor space under 1,500 square feet. “Right now, it would obviously be better to have a four bedroom, rather than, say, a studio. Especially if you have a family, the size of your home may force you to work in the same room with the children, who might be homeschooling. It isn’t ideal,” said Hopulele.

Isolation is never easy — but in some places, it’s easier than others. Only eight U.S. cities have median lot sizes with over 10,000 square feet, according to a new study by listing site Point2 Homes, a subsidiary of Yardi Systems, a Santa Barbara-based investment and property management software. “The most interestingContinue Reading

How coronavirus lockdowns have turned baking into ‘the new baseball’

Move over, baseball, there’s a new game in town. As the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic keep U.S. sports and entertainment venues shuttered and millions of Americans at home, baking is having its moment. “Baking is the new baseball,” King Arthur Flour co-CEO Karen Colberg told Yahoo Finance. ”It’s become a national pastime.”Continue Reading


Lagos, Nigeria — In a plush living room of a home in a wealthy suburb of Lagos, three teenagers are huddled around a computer. Kudirat Abiola, 15, Temitayo Asuni, 15 and Susan Ubogu, 16, want to change the law on child marriage in Nigeria and they’re deep in discussion, even ignoringContinue Reading


Lagos, Nigeria — For many years, Rose’s clothing store was the destination of choice for Lagos women in search of a new outfit for a party or occasion. She traveled regularly to textile hubs in Turkey to source high-quality fabrics for her clients and her children helped out in the familyContinue Reading


President Donald Trump has grown more and more irate as his attempts to contain the political fallout of coronavirus — much less the health crisis itself — continue to fall short, people close to him said. Trump watched angrily from the West Wing Thursday as stock markets tumbled to their worst percentage loss since the 1987 BlackContinue Reading


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, the leader said on Friday. On his Twitter account, Johnson said he had developed mild symptoms and was self-isolating. “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I willContinue Reading

Trump and Congressmen

The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history and isContinue Reading

World Jet Fuel

Global jet demand is likely to see a dramatic drop possibly by up to 70% especially in the second quarter of 2020 as an increasing number of countries apply travel quotas to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), experts foresee. Cuneyt Kazokoglu, director of Oil Demand at London-basedContinue Reading


ABUJA—THERE is palpable fears at the State House as three staff of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari has tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19). A presidential source confirmed the development. Meanwhile, all the aides at the Vice President’s wing with the exception of his media aide didContinue Reading


ABUJA — THE  House of Representatives on Tuesday,  passed for concurrence by the Senate, an Emergency Economic Stimulus Bill, 2020. The Bill was introduced by the Speaker, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila and fast-tracked to Third  Reading, to provide a stimulus for the Nigerian economy and roll back the depleting effect ofContinue Reading


President Donald Trump appears to have made his choice in the awful dilemma posed by the coronavirus pandemic — whether to destroy the nation’s economic foundation in order to save lives. In his zeal to fire up American prosperity after helping to trigger an unprecedented self-inflicted economic meltdown, Trump is already losing patience —Continue Reading


•Nigeria records first COVID-19 death; confirms 36 •Fears, as Bauchi gov goes into self-isolation •Atiku’s son didn’t attend S/West PDP rally — Oyo govt •All land borders shut, FEC meetings suspended indefinitely By Emma Ujah, Chioma Obinna, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Joseph Erunke, Charly Agwam, Adeola Badru Wife of theContinue Reading

Veteran Nollywood actress, Hilda Dokubo, has on Tuesday, asked Nigerian Pastors with supernatural powers to visit hospitals and locate those infected with coronavirus and heal them. Disclosing this via her Instagram page, the former SA to Peter Odili, said “Can all the pastors who are convinced that they have supernaturalContinue Reading


Three months into the novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s still unclear which drugs could combat the viral disease and which won’t, despite public figures like President Donald Trump extolling the unproven promise of some medications. With public health on the line, the scientific community is searching for answers faster than ever.Continue Reading


Reports have it that the Russian President Vladimir Putin has released 800 tigers and lions to clamp down on citizen’s movement across the country. This according to reports was to stem the spread of coronavirus in the country. Russia, a country of 146 million people has about 253 infected peopleContinue Reading


In Washington’s new war, the coronavirus pandemic is out-sprinting frantic government efforts to cope with its tragic humanitarian and grave economic toll. A failed Senate vote on a mammoth stimulus bill amid acrimony between Republicans and Democrats came as the virus trimmed the GOP majority with five members quarantined. State and local leaders andContinue Reading

President of Cameroon National Assembly

For not wanting to comply with government instructions, the behavior of the Right Honorable Cavaye Yeguie Djibril exposed the lives of 167 deputies and their relatives, Ghanaweb reports. According to hospital sources, the President of the National Assembly of Cameroon has tested positive for Coronavirus. Indeed, the latter was partContinue Reading


Nigerians and people across the globe are calling out those who fail to practice social distancing, using the hashtags “#Covidiot” and “#Covidiots,” as fears about the spread of COVID-19 continue. The hashtag, which is a combination of the name “Covid-19” and the time-tested word “idiots,” is giving people an outletContinue Reading


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said for the first time on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games may be postponed if the event cannot be held in its “complete form” due to the coronavirus pandemic. NAN reports that the flame was transported by a special aircraft “Tokyo 2020 Go” fromContinue Reading


•Private sector urged to follow suit, tasks market leaders on hygiene •Oyo gets first positive case; 4 of 39 cases in FCT positive •Confirmed cases in Nigeria now 30; I had vision of forced holiday — Adeboye •Bankers’ Committee directs oil firms to sell forex only to CBN •Kwara govtContinue Reading

What investors couldn’t know is that over the next 30 days, the coronavirus would burst out of quarantine in China, with major outbreaks in South Korea and Italy, then Spain, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. It brought business to a sudden stop, sent stock markets into aContinue Reading


•They come without cattle, kill, destroy and withdraw •Resolves to set up security outfit •Insists state must be secured for farmers to return By Peter Duru, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has resolved to replicate the South West security outfit, ‘Operation Amotekun’, in Benue state. Ortom who grantedContinue Reading


…running parallel with Stay Safe Campaign to Distribute Hygiene Products, Groceries, Home Essentials Jumia Nigeria has announced a price slash offer for customers in its upcoming Tech Week campaign which is scheduled to run from March 23rd to the 29th. The campaign will run in parallel with its Stay SafeContinue Reading

As states continue to take measures against the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, Ebonyi state government has directed the immediate closure of all public and private schools across the 13 local government areas of the state. In a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government,Dr.Kenneth Ugbala, Ebonyi government also banned all religious gatheringsContinue Reading


Abbott Laboratories (ABT) is one of the biggest medical companies behind Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Roche (RHHBY) in terms of market cap. But ABT stock tumbled 11% in the first two months of 2020 as coronavirus worries socked the stock market. The health company is a leader in medical devices. It makes a body-worn glucoseContinue Reading

3 Questions to Ask Before Building Your Real Estate Portfolio

Over the past 20 years, US real estate has outperformed both stocks and bonds.[1] While we see several reasons for that trend to continue going forward, we also believe it is important for investors to develop an appropriate framework for their real estate (and overall) portfolio return expectations. We speak dailyContinue Reading


There could also be just one antidote for the market Because the grim numbers tied to the coronavirus disaster proceed to climb, financial information has begun to deteriorate at a staggering tempo. On Thursday, we realized weekly preliminary jobless claims jumped to a two-year excessive of 281,000. And economists say it’s onContinue Reading


Efforts to remove the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole continued yesterday with the resolution of South South leaders of the party to replace him with Victor Giadom in acting capacity. They also insisted that the party’s National Executive Committee scheduled for next week Tuesday,Continue Reading


1 hr 5 min ago There are more than 142,000 cases worldwide There are now more than 142,000 coronavirus cases globally and more than 5,300 related deaths, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization. Here’s the latest breakdown: Total cases: 142,320 Deaths: 5,388 Countries or territories with cases: 129 ChinaContinue Reading


World Health Organization has called for the promotion of regular and thorough hand-washing hygiene saying coronavirus (COVID-19) can be contacted when someone infected coughs or exhales. The global health body said that people can contract the virus if droplets of infected fluid fell on nearby surfaces and objects such asContinue Reading

Top Brazilian political aide tests positive for coronavirus days after meeting Trump

A top Brazilian political aide tested positive for coronavirus days after he met with Donald Trump, according to Brazilian news outlets. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s press secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, accompanied his boss at a dinner with Trump at Mar-A-Lago on Saturday. On Wednesday, Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo reportedContinue Reading

Mind your words

USE  THE RIGHT WORDS! CREATE  A BEAUTIFUL FUTURE!! Your tongue is the muscle in your mouth that you press against your teeth in order to speak, as well as the home of your taste buds. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue”… The power of the tongue, when used inappropriately, canContinue Reading

…CBN to fund local drugs production, specialist hospitals …It’s wake-up call to life without oil — Finance Minister …To drastically reduce budget …How outbreak’s delaying completion of Lagos-Ibadan rail project — Amaechi As top Federal Government officials battle to find ways to minimise the impact of the oil price crashContinue Reading

Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, made this known, yesterday, during a press conference at his office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital. The commissioner, who bemoaned high incidence of open defecation in the state, particularly in the metropolis, said 500 public toilets would be built by the state in conjunction withContinue Reading

Bishop David Oyedepo

A prominent pastor and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church popularly known as Winner Chapel has flayed the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari administration as the worst in the nation’s history. In his sermon at his gigantic church based in Ota, Ogun State, on Sunday, the presiding bishop also tookContinue Reading

Oil Price

Nigeria’s economy appears headed for the rocks with oil prices in continued free fall, trading at $35.96 per barrel yesterday. Brent Crude which is Nigeria’s oil grade equivalent in the international spot market has continued to tumble since last week following Coronavirus pandemic which has slowed demand for oil, especially fromContinue Reading

trump and coronavirus

The White House insists President Donald Trump doesn’t need a coronavirus test, despite several members of his political circle self-quarantining after they came into contact with a man later diagnosed with the disease. They include Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, who rode in “The Beast” limousine with Trump in the Sunshine State onContinue Reading

Published: March 9, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. ET By Ibekwe Cynthia Equities on cusp of bear territory as investors mark bull market’s 11th birthday APA/AFP via Getty Images Email icon Facebook icon Twitter icon Linkedin icon Flipboard icon Print icon Resize icon Referenced Symbols SPX -7.59%  DJIA -7.78%  COMP -7.28% Continue Reading


The world’s vacillating exertion to contain the coronavirus episode pounded stocks and unrefined petroleum on Monday, as new cases surfacing over the U.S. enhanced feelings of dread of a worldwide downturn. Overall instances of COVID-19 are well more than 100,000 — with Italy rising as the most noticeably terrible hitContinue Reading


The National President of the Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), Abayomi Agoro, has said that technical and operational training for industry workforce has not been given the truly necessary consideration they merit by the Nigerian Air Management Agency (NAMA). Speaking at a one-day intuitive meeting with flying partners onContinue Reading

China has made eating wild animals illegal after the coronavirus outbreak. But ending the trade won't be easy

A strict ban on the consumption and farming of wild animals is being rolled out across China in the wake of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, which is believed to have started at a wildlife market in Wuhan. Although it is unclear which animal transferred the virus to humans — bat, snakeContinue Reading

APC dismisses Kano court reversal of Oshiomhole’s suspension

– The leadership of the APC has dismissed the court ruling reversing Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s suspension as the party’s national chairman – Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court, Kano state on Thursday, March 5, reversed Oshiomhole’s suspension Oshiomhole had been suspended on Wednesday, March 4 by a FederalContinue Reading


Cola Nut What is Colanut the seed of the cola tree, which contains caffeine and is chewed or made into a drink. Uses The kola nut is used to flavour sodas and as a supplement to increase energy or improve health. But what are the health benefits of the kolaContinue Reading

The Queen was not wearing gloves at this ceremony in December 2018.

As global concern mounts about the spread of the coronavirus. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has been pictured wearing gloves at a ceremony. The monarch wore long gloves at the investiture ceremony Tuesday, prompting speculation about whether it was a precaution against coronavirus. Queen Elizabeth was pictured in long gloves at Tuesday’s ceremony. BuckinghamContinue Reading


The Federal Government, through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, paid N43.09 billion as subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, in the month of February 2020, according to data obtained from the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA. The amount paid as subsidy in January 2020Continue Reading


If our species wants to enjoy a long-term future, it might need to tap into the very human qualities of emotion. Think about some of the knottiest problems facing the world today and the suggested solutions to them. Climate change? Answer it with carbon sequestering and transitions to clean energy.Continue Reading


Underwater Photographer of the Year celebrates photography beneath the surface of the ocean, lakes and rivers. More than 5,500 underwater pictures were entered in 13 categories by underwater photographers from 70 countries around the world. Image copyrightGREG LECOEURImage captionGreg Lecoeur won Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 with Frozen MobileContinue Reading


Credit and loan are the means whereby the consumers and entrepreneurs borrow money in order to return the money or pay for purchases or expenses. A loan is an installment by which a lender borrows money that must be paid back with an interest over a period of time. CreditContinue Reading

black americans

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign announced that it was opening 15 field offices in cities with large African-American populations, part of the incumbent’s broader attempt to court black voters this November. Also on Wednesday, the Public Religion Research Institute released a massive summary of its 2019 polling data that contained a clearContinue Reading


President Donald Trump desires America to know he is doing an ideal job in protecting out the novel coronavirus, in a victory lap that would look untimely if his personal specialists are right of their extra somber forecasts. The President spoke at a information convention on Wednesday concerning the worldwide well beingContinue Reading

Former Chelsea defender Celestine Babayaro has stated that whereas he welcomes ex-players being concerned in Nigeria teaching set-up he questions Joseph Yobo’s credentials. His feedback come after his former worldwide team-mate and ex-Everton star Yobo was appointed as assistant coach of the Tremendous Eagles two weeks in the past. Babayaro,Continue Reading


Cucumber is a broadly cultivated plant that bears cucumiform fruits, it’s also an extended skinned fruit with watery recent often eaten uncooked in salads or pickled, offers a small quantity of vitamin okay, vitamin c, magnesium, and potassium. Cucumbers are additionally good sources of phytonutrients which have protecting or illnessContinue Reading


INTERVIEW SESSION OF THE SUG PRESIDENT OF IMO STATE UNIVERSITY OWERRI BY THE CREW MEMBERS OF EVERGREEN NEWSPAPER AND ONLINE MEDIA.   EXCERPTS:   Can we meet you officially Mr President? My name is Oguike Arinze Collins, popularly known as “ARISTOTLE” the 2019/2020 Student Union Government President of Imo State UniversityContinue Reading


From his high-rise desk overlooking the sprawling metropolis of Addis Ababa, Markos Lemma has a reasonably good view. Because the founding father of expertise innovation hub IceAddis, his co-working area is often abuzz with wide-eyed entrepreneurs fuelled on sturdy espresso and large desires. However when the web shuts down, allContinue Reading


Trump: We now have made “large progress” towards a US-India commerce deal In joint statements exterior Hyderabad Home in New Delhi simply now, President Donald Trump expressed optimism concerning a US-India commerce deal and introduced new protection spending after a bilateral assembly with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Calling theContinue Reading


Imagined supporting a dynamic scholastic community via trustworthiness to analysis, getting ready and administration, College of Science, Commerce and Enterprise Administration (ESCAE), Benin Republic held her 2019 commencement and registration operate. The event set aside because the fourth occurred at Tiwani stately foyer, Port-Novo, Benin and noticed the affirmation andContinue Reading


India has as soon as once more topped an annual checklist of cities with the worst air high quality on the planet, in accordance with a brand new report, whereas Chinese language cities have continued to indicate enhancements from the earlier 12 months. Twenty-one of the world’s 30 cities with the worst air air pollution are inContinue Reading

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Corona Virus

Italian officers have minimize quick the Venice Carnival as they attempt to management what’s now the worst outbreak of the coronavirus in Europe. Authorities within the Veneto area mentioned the occasion would finish afterward Sunday, two days sooner than scheduled. Italy has by far the very best variety of coronavirusContinue Reading

Why twitter is best for business

Many manufacturers and companies have discovered large success on Twitter. In the event you’re nonetheless on the fence about it, learn on to seek out out why Twitter simply could be the good platform for your small business. Tweeting is as simple as 1-2-3 In contrast to writing weblog postsContinue Reading


The World Health Organization-led joint mission engaged on coronavirus in China is touring as we speak to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, WHO director common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned throughout a information briefing Friday. It’s as much as the crew what it needs to deal with there, Tedros mentioned. UpContinue Reading


The UN’s Worldwide Organisation for Migration (IOM) has referred to as on the European Union to higher guarantee the protection of migrants fleeing Libya. Wednesday’s attraction got here a day after the port within the Libyan capital was attacked by missiles from forces loyal to Gen Khalifa Haftar, which haveContinue Reading

Acid attack survivor

An Ethiopian lady disfigured after her estranged husband attacked her with acid in 2017, says that regardless of her struggling she has causes to be grateful. “There are extra good individuals on the earth than there are unhealthy individuals,” Atsede Nguse informed the BBC on the telephone from her newContinue Reading

Woman plays violin while surgeons remove tumour from her brain

A patient at a British hospital played Mahler and Gershwin on the violin while a tumour was removed from her brain so that surgeons could preserve her ability to play music and her 40-year passion for the instrument. Dagmar Turner, 53, a former management consultant from the Isle of Wight,Continue Reading

737 Max: Debris found in new planes' fuel tanks

Boeing’s crisis-hit 737 Max jetliner faces a brand new potential security difficulty as particles has been discovered within the gasoline tanks of a number of new planes which had been in storage, awaiting supply to airways. The top of Boeing’s 737 programme has instructed workers that the invention was “completelyContinue Reading


Each tribal art embeds the religion and culture of the African tribe’s people. The very essence of African civilization is seen in their craftsmanship as shown in genuine tribal masks and statues. African masks are depicted as one of the most important parts of African tribal rituals. You can seeContinue Reading

The virus: 2,478 new coronavirus instances had been recognized in mainland China on Monday, bringing the full variety of infections there to 42,638. Worldwide, 43,090 folks had been contaminated as of Tuesday morning. The demise toll and the cured: 108 folks died from the virus in mainland China Monday, bringing the full demise toll there to 1,016, China’s NationwideContinue Reading

Beasts of No Nation

WARNING: This text incorporates disturbing scenes together with photos of torture BBC Africa Eye has uncovered surprising video proof that torture is being utilized by a number of branches of the Nigerian police and armed forces. Torture is illegitimate in Nigeria. However photos from social media present {that a} explicitContinue Reading

Donald Trump has been cleared by senators

Donald Trump has been cleared by senators after his impeachment trial. How might his acquittal type the 2020 race for the White Dwelling? Both sides are literally sifting by the use of the political rubble merely 9 months sooner than a nationwide election that has the entire Dwelling, larger thanContinue Reading

trump acquitted by senate

US President Donald Trump has taken a victory lap ultimately after his impeachment acquittal, in a tirade in direction of his political enemies. “I’ve achieved points flawed in my life, I am going to admit… nevertheless that’s what the highest outcome’s,” he said as he held up a newspaper headlinedContinue Reading


Fashion design is a form of art dedicated to the creation of clothing and other lifestyle accessories. Modern fashion design is divided into two basic categories: haute couture and ready-to-wear. Ready-to-wear collections are standard sized, not custom made, so they are more suitable for large production runs. Fashion in Nigerian traditional styles is veryContinue Reading

TRUE LIFE STORIES-The story of Morgana

Several wicked thoughts ran through Morgana’s innocent mind as she contemplated how best to take her life. She made up her mind to jump into a river to be drowned by it. But after much struggles between her and the wicked thoughts, she decided to reconsider her plans. Her conscienceContinue Reading


One of the most difficult jobs in the world is to be a good parent – to raise children and help them grow up into happy, emotionally healthy, responsible and intelligent adults who can contribute to the world. Parenting1 should not be lopsided but balanced, an aspect of a child’sContinue Reading


Hello Everyone, My name is Amaechi Chukwuma (a.k.a Smartchuks). Welcome to the maiden edition of SHARING LIFE EXPERIENCES/REALITIES WITH SMARTCHUKS, where I’ll be sharing with you the intricacy of Life as we see it today, based on my observation of Events happening in our World and from my own pointContinue Reading

armed forces day

Abia State Governor Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has called on Nigerians to always contribute to the always contribute the development of the nation and the world by working for the peace and mutual coexistence of peoples through swift and non-violent means of conflict resolution. The Governor stated his during the ceremonyContinue Reading


Non-Governmental Organization, Vicar Hope Foundation has disclosed that it has so far trained six hundred Abians have so far been trained under its Springboard Skill Acquisition Training and Empowerment Programme within a period spanning 2016 to 2019 The founder of the foundation and wife of the State governor Mrs. NkechiContinue Reading

self motivation

THE BEST MOTIVATION IS SELF MOTIVATION! “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” ~Zig Ziglar “The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree said he would praise himself if no one else did.” ~Nigerian Proverb It does not matter whatContinue Reading


The House of Representatives Committee on power has asked the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to suspend the planned increase in electricity tariff. The committee Chairman, Aliyu Magaji, gave the directive during a meeting with the minister of power and the NERC on the rationale behind the increase when the houseContinue Reading

Lagos State Task Force

There was a disruption of proceedings at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday when men of the Environmental Monitoring Task Force of the Lagos State Government stormed the court to tow away vehicles belonging to lawyers and litigants parked outside the court premises. Some lawyers were makingContinue Reading


I believe Nigeria and any other interested nation which may have sent delegates everywhere to discuss how to put the Eco currency together for the purpose of integrating the West African economy, should be seeking redress-financial and otherwise-from France for the hijack of the idea. Whether we have a patentContinue Reading


  Iran will punish all those responsible for the Ukrainian passenger plane, President Hasan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Tuesday, adding that the “tragic event” would be investigated thoroughly. It was an unforgivable error… on a person cannot be solely responsible or the plane crash, “he said addingContinue Reading

Allow consciousness of eternity guide your actions, Christians, told

The Vice-Chancellor of Imo State University, Owerri, prof. Adaobi Obasi has admonished Christians to allow the consciousness of where they would spend their actions. Prof. Obasi gave the advice in a keynote address she delivered at the 28th Diocesan Mother’s Union Conference held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Alaenyi OgwaContinue Reading

Easy Ways to Look Better Instantly

Whiten Your Teeth: Nothing makes you look prettier and more approachable than a bright, healthy smile. As Charla Krupp once famously proclaimed, yellow teeth are ageing! Fortunately, they are so easy to fix! A friend recently told me that she gets her teeth professional cleaned at the dentist’s office threeContinue Reading

Steer clear of LGAs, Imo Govt warns suspended officials

Following the Supreme Court Judgment that state governors have no right to sack or suspend elected Local Government Chairman and Councilors former Council officers have concluded plans to invade the Local Government Secretariat to resume their duty. Daily Nigerian Horn learnt that the ex-council officers who allegedly have strong backingContinue Reading

FR. Mbaka

  Recently Rev.Fr Ejike Mbaka, the general overseer of the Adoration Ministry Enugu (AMEN) in his characteristics manner a controversial prophecy that sen. Hope Uzodinma want to blackmail Gov.Emeka Ihedioha, in the name of God be sworn in as the Governor Imo state very soon. A few uninformed individuals haveContinue Reading


Revised R&D Guidelines A review committee of stakeholders (NNPC R&D, PETAN, PTDF, OPTS/PCTS) in the industry was set up 2012 for revision of R&D Guidelines to include among other requirements for common Industry R&D initiatives and activities, the funding mechanism and governing structure. The revised guideline is awaiting adoption andContinue Reading

Rural areas need good roads Urgent development

Rural areas in Imo State are neglected in terms of roads construction and infrastructural development. The roads are death traps as human and vehicular movements are not anything to write home about. Agricultural products from some of the rural areas are now hardly transported to the urban and other areasContinue Reading


NEWS the 27 suspected elected chairman of the local government area in Imo state has taken on the governor Rt.Hon.Emeka Ihedioha for his false claims on due processes and rule of law personified without his actual adherence to obeying the court judgments. This amount to the gross misconduct and disobedienceContinue Reading

Board and the Bank of Industry

  The Board and the Bank of Industry (BOI) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the 200 million dollars Nigerian Content Intervention Fund(NCI Fund.) The NCI is a portion of the Nigerian Content Development Fund(NCDF), set aside by the NCDMB for BOI to manage and lendContinue Reading

HoS cautions MDAs

–Sues for attitudinal change of workers Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Imo State have been charge to desist from the warehousing and circulation of statistical date that are not authenticated by the State Bureau of Statistics (SBS). Imo State Head of Service, Dr Chibuzor Iwuagwu, gave this warning onContinue Reading

Rex Okoro, SA on Youth Development to Governor Ihedioha, at Nkumeato

-Describes mother to the aide, Lad Nwachukwu, as virtuous, the epitome of Godliness Hon. Rex Okoro, the SA to the Governor of Imo State on Youth Development, last Sunday, December 15, 2019, at Nkumeato in Ihitte/ Uboma LGA, described the mother to one of his personal aides, Comrade Sabinus Nwachukwu,Continue Reading

Menace of Street Hawking, Trading/ Sprouting of Mushroom, Markers in Owerri

we don’t want to believe in the unpopular notion or wrong assumption cum belief that our country is a lawless nation filled with lawless citizens with uncultured conducts, uncouth characters and uncivilized ways of life full of miscreants of all sorts, indecent mode of dressing, unruly behaviours, rascality and mostContinue Reading