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NNPC Unveils COVID-19 Contacts-tracing App To Minimize Human Contact

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday unveiled a technology application to facilitate tracing contacts of people infected with COVID-19. This followed NNPC’s Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE) agenda and commitment to continuously deploy Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for operational efficiency and accountability in its system While unveiling the software in Abuja, Group…

Ex-Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu Walks Out Of Kuje Custodial Centre

Former Abia Governor Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has been released from Kuje Custodial Centre, Abuja where he was serving a 12-year sentence following an order to that effect by the Federal High Court in Lagos. Justice Mohammad Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the release of Kalu on Tuesday following his conviction…

History Made As Nigerian Air Force Conducts ISR Operations By An All Female Crew

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) made history on 28 May with the conduct of an operational Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission by an all-female crew. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Daramola said the mission, which was conducted using…

Singer, D’banj Fingered in A Rape Allegation Currently Going on Social Media

A talent manager has taken to Instagram to accuse D’banj of rape. Otunba Benjamin Ease (who uses Instagram handle @action_ben) hopped on the app to make a shocking recount of how the singer allegedly raped his friend in December 2018. Per the accuser, whose bio says is a talent manager, the alleged incident happened after…

Mark Zuckerberg Under Fire For Not Critisizing Trump’s Remark , Facebook Employees Resign

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Chairman has come under criticisms for not condemning President Donald Trump’s remarks. The American leader had threatened protesters of George Floyd’s death with tougher actions. Trump’s tweet, which is also on his Facebook page, described demonstrators as “THUGS”. He added that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Twitter placed a “public…

OOU Produces Anti-COVID-19 Herb, Awaits NAFDAC Approval

A group of researchers at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, has produced COVID – 19 preventive, treatment and management herb tagged, OOU-Anjo Anti-COVID-19 herbal syrup. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Ganiyu Olatunde, stated this on Tuesday in Ago-Iwoye. The vice-chancellor also unveiled three other products; automated dispenser hands sanitiser, personal hands sanitiser and…

Nwakaeme’s Trabzonspor Handed One-Year European Ban Over FFP Breaches

Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor that parade Nigerian forward Anthony Nwakaeme have been given a one-season ban from European football by UEFA over Financial Fair Play (FFP) breaches. UEFA said Trabzonspor who are current leaders in the league had failed to meet an agreement reached in 2016, when the club were found to have breached the…

US Records 919 COVID-19 Deaths In A Day

File photo:  Sebastien SALOM-GOMIS / AFP     The United States recorded 919 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 107,099, according to the latest real-time tally Wednesday reported by Johns Hopkins University. The country — hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of the number of fatalities — has now…

Senegal Arrests 70 Over Violent Protests Against COVID-19 Curfew

File photo of residents in Dakar on May 23, 2020. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP)   Senegalese police arrested more than 70 people on Wednesday after protests tinged by violence broke out in several cities across the West African country demanding a nighttime coronavirus curfew be lifted. The protests over the 9:00 pm and…

Trump, US Race Violence Leave Trudeau At Loss For Words

File photo of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a press conference. (Thomas KIENZLE / AFP).   Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared at a loss for words Tuesday, pausing for 20 seconds when pressed for his thoughts on US President Donald Trump’s threat of military mobilization against violent US protests. “We all watch in…

Nigeria Records 348 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Exceed 11,000

  Nigeria has recorded an additional 348 COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections in the country to 11,166. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this late on Wednesday. According to the agency’s report, 163 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 76 in the FCT and 23 in Ebonyi. Other…

Brazil To Test COVID-19 Vaccine Developed In UK

A government health worker shows a Covid-19 test at the Roli Madeira riverside community in the southwest of Marajo Island, in the state of Para, Brazil, on June 1, 2020. TARSO SARRAF / AFP     Researchers in hard-hit Brazil on Wednesday said they would begin testing a coronavirus vaccine developed in Britain, while across…

#JusticeForUwa: New Edo CP Condoles With Family, Vows To Arrest Culprits

The new Commissioner of Police in Edo State visits the family of the slain Uniben student, Uwaila Omozuwa in Benin on June 3, 2020.     The new Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Johnson Kokumo has promised that efforts would not be spared in ensuring that the culprits involved in the circumstances that led…

US Suspends Flights By Chinese Airlines In New Spat With Beijing

  Washington on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all flights by Chinese airlines into and out of the United States after Beijing failed to allow American carriers to resume services to China. The move adds to a growing friction between the world’s two largest economies amid the coronavirus crisis and in the wake of a…

Charges Filed Against All Four Police Officers Involved In George Floyd’s Killing

  Three Minneapolis policemen were charged Wednesday for their role in the killing of a handcuffed black man that ignited nationwide protests, while more serious charges were filed against the officer primarily responsible. Minnesota prosecutors had announced a third-degree murder indictment Friday against 44-year-old Derek Chauvin — the white officer filmed kneeling on the neck…

Edo, Ondo Elections: Falana Calls For Maximum Security To Douse Tension

Mr Femi Falana   Human Rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Femi Falana, has called for maximum security in Edo and Ondo states. Falana made this call on Wednesday during the Citizens’ Townhall on Voting Amidst COVID-19 ahead of the September 19 governorship elections in the two states. He noted that the…

Obama Backs Young US Protesters, Seeks ‘Use Of Force’ Policy Review

This screengrab from a video released courtesy of The Obama Foundation shows MBK (My Brother’s Keeper) Alliance Virtual Town Hall with President Obama on “Reimagining Policing in the Wake of Continued Police Violence” live-streamed on June 3, 2020. THE OBAMA FOUNDATION / AFP     Former US president Barack Obama on Wednesday applauded the “profound”…

Another Teenager Raped & Murdered in Ibadan – Barakat Bello Killed !

An 18-year-old student of the Federal College of Animal and Production Technology Moore Plantation, Apata, Ibadan, has been raped and killed in Ibadan. The teenager, Barakat Bello, who was undertaking the National Diploma programme in Science Laboratory Technology, was reportedly attacked on June 1, 2020. The development comes days after a first-year student of the…

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Alleged False Information: Court Dismisses Suit Against Dino Melaye

A file photo of Senator Dino Melaye.   An Abuja High Court on Tuesday discharged Senator Dino Melaye of the charges filed against him by the Federal Government over alleged false information. Justice Olasumbo Goodluck, in a ruling on a no-case submission filed before the court held that the prosecution counsel failed to establish a…

Ighalo Excited By ‘Dream’ Man Utd Extension

In this file photo taken on February 27, 2020 Manchester United’s Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo reacts at the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League round of 32-second leg football match between Manchester United and Club Brugge at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on February 27, 2020. Oli SCARFF / AFP   Odion Ighalo…