Friday , June 5 2020

Coronavirus – Buhari Eases Lockdown in Kano

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate ease of the lockdown imposed on Kano State as part of measures to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made this known at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on …

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Music legend Majek Fashek dies at 57

Nigerian music legend and reggae king Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly called Majek Fashek, is dead. His death was confirmed by his manager Omenka Uzoma, on the late singer’s official Instagram handle. “Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be …

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Jumia: The e-commerce start-up that fell from grace

A year after its much heralded debut on the New York Stock Exchange, e-commerce start-up Jumia has shut down in three African states, struggled to turn a profit and got dumped by its original owners, writes former BBC Africa Business editor Larry Madowo. The two CEOs of Jumia announced earlier …

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ECOWAS names Buhari COVID-19 champion

Presidents of West African countries, under the aegis of the Economic Community of West African States Authority of Heads of State and Government, have appointed the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Champion of their COVID-19 response. The organisation held the summit to discuss ongoing efforts at combating COVID-19 by …

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Globe Motors chairman dies at 68

Popular auto baron and business man Chief William Anumudu died this morning in his Ikoyi, Lagos, residence, aged 68. According to former Presidential candidate Delete Momodu, Anumudu died at 4am on Tuesday. Anumudu was said to have health issues. He was due to travel to Germany for treatment but unfortunately …

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FG Apologises for Protocol Lapses at Abba Kyari’s Burial

The federal government yesterday apologised for the lapses and the violation of COVID-19 safety principles and protocols that occurred during Saturday’s burial of the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, in Abuja. It also cautioned Nigerians against undue optimism over when the COVID-19 pandemic would end, assuring …

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