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Former Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan Moves To PDP

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Former Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan on Monday, defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Ex-governor who made the above information public on his Twitter handle said “I am back to join forces with other party greats to strengthen our party, the largest Party in Africa -PDP!.” Uduaghan, who was Delta State Governor for eight years in the build up to 2019 elections jumped ship to the APC where he contested the senatorial seat and lost.

Ahead 2023: APC Bigwigs Gradually Shredding The Party Into Pieces – Tinibu Aid

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Mr. Tunde Rahman, a media adviser to the All Progressive Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has accused some chieftains of the APC of threatening the very fabric of the party into disintegration in the name of politicking ahead of the 2023 general election. Mr. Rahman said Asiwaju is unlike some leaders or governors who confess loyalty to the party but their actions suggest otherwise.

Ondo Governorship Election: 12 Out Of 14 Activities Completed - Mahmood Yakubu

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Mahmood Yakubu has disclosed that the commission has completed 12 out of the 14 activities listed on the election timetable, also noting that sensitive materials to be used in the conduct of the Ondo governorship election, will be delivered by the Central Bank Nigeria to its Akure branch on Monday 5th of October.

World COVID-19 Cases Close To One Million

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The world's coronavirus death surpassed 990,000 on Saturday nears one million, with the US, Brazil and India making up nearly half of the total, according to Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States of America remains the country worst hit by the pandemic, with 7,065,019 cases and 204,249 deaths, making up more than 20 percent of the global death toll. Although the number is likely to be much higher as testing rates in many countries remain low, with virus-related deaths not being recorded.

COVID-19: Nigeria Shuts Down Two Isolation Centres

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has disclosed that the death toll of the pandemic on the continent has surpassed 35,000; meanwhile, Nigeria has shutdown two (2) of its COVID-19 isolation centre due to lack of patients. According to Africa CDC, of 1,437,339 infections about 1,185,054 patients have recovered which is very positive. South Africa with 668,529 cases is the 10th most-affected nation globally while the first (1st) in Africa. Nigeria on the other hand is the fourth most impacted country in the continent after South Africa, Egypt and Ethiopia.

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 111 New Infections, 2 Deaths

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Nigeria has on Wednesday recorded a total of 111 new infections of the coronavirus, bringing the cases of infections in the country to 57,724, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said.

Governor Bagudu Hail President Buhari, Say His Policies Are Yielding Result

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Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi state has hail President Muhammadu Buhari over his policies on Agriculture saying the policies have begun yielding results in the country.
The governor made this statement today when he paid a visit to a private rice mill, belonging to one businessman, Alhaji Sahabi Lolo in Kamba, Dandi Local Government Area of the states.

N75 Bn Survival Fund: FG Says Applicants Will Not Pay Facilitation Fee

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The FG has stated that applicants are not paying any facilitation fee to access its N75Bn intervention grant for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and also cautioned applicants against fraudsters. This was disclosed by Mrs. Mariam Katagum, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade, and Investment at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja. She said the Nigerian government through the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP) has started the nationwide implementation of the MSME Survival Fund and the Guaranteed Off-take Stimulus Schemes.

Revenue Drive: FG Set To Take Over Revenues Custody From NNPC, Custom, FIRS And Others

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The Federal Government in an effort to streamline and boost the revenue generation in the country has set to take over custody of revenues from its key revenue-generating agencies. Accordingly, most of the federal revenue generating agencies over time were accused of spending the funds they generate at will or under-declaration of the revenue for corruption reason. It was revealed that specialized accountants from the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation would henceforth be posted to these 10 revenue-Generating offices of the federal government to take charge of the revenue office.

Arsenal Verses Liverpool: Seven Persons Would Be Missed In Arteta’s Trip To Anfield

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Arsenal Manager, Michael Arteta, would clash with his rival Liverpool by tomorrow night in the Premier League without his seven key players. Kieran Tierney is back in full training and will soon return to the starting XI.

Ndidi Could Miss 12 Weeks Of Action Due To Groin Injury – Rodgers

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Wilfred Ndidi could be sidelined from action for between six to 12 weeks due to a ‘nasty injury’.

Nike Officially Release Nigeria's 2020/21 Full Kit

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Sportswear giant Nike has officially unveiled the Super Eagles 2020/21 home, away and third kits at a Nike event in New York City. Twenty four (24) plus months ago when Nike dropped their Nigeria kits for the 2018 World Cup, it blew away the minds of football folks all over the world. The home kit then featured white sleeves and a bright lime base with black and white zig-zags.

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Boko Haram Terrorists And Their Families Surrender To Troops - DHQ

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The Defence Headquarters says 13 Boko Haram terrorists alongside six women and 17 children from Kodila village have surrendered to troops of 151 Task Force Battalion at Banki Junction in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, John Enenche, made the above information public in a statement on Sunday September, 27, 2020 in Abuja. Major Enenche stated that the Boko Haram suspects and their family members who surrendered on September 26, 2020, have been receiving medical attention at the 21 Special Armoured Brigade Medical Centre.

"The suspects are currently undergoing thorough profiling and investigation in line with global best practice in handling such cases.

"The Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies remain resolute, determined and committed to sustaining the tempo of the operations," the Defence Spokesman stated.

Bing Mobile App Database Left Exposed, Over 100 Million Records Possibly Stolen

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Security experts say Microsoft's Bing mobile app users on all iOS and iPadOS maybe at risk after terabytes of user information may have been stolen from an open server. The experts with Wizcase, an online security research group, explained that it was a "meow" attack, where hackers scrapped the database with location coordinates and search queries that can be used in blackmail attacks and phishing scams. They said 'it is safe to speculate that anyone who has made a Bing search with the mobile app while the server has been exposed is at risk.' 'We saw records of people searching from more than 70 countries.'

BBNaija Lockdown: Dorathy opened Up that she Had Crush On Kiddwaya And Brighto

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Big Brother Naija housemate Dorathy has disclosed that at one point she had a crush on her fellow housemate Kiddwaya and Brighto. Dorathy made this confession during a discussion with her fellow housemate this morning when she was asked who she liked amongst the housemates.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has on Friday said it will uphold sanctions placed on Mali until the country appoints a civilian prime minister. The sanctions "will be lifted when a civilian prime minister is named", ECOWAS Commission President Jean-Claude Kassi Brou said. The West African bloc slapped sanctions on Mali after a military coup led by Colonel Assimi Goita overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's government last month. The sanctions include a ban on commercial trade as well as financial flows except for necessities like drugs, fuel, electricity, and equipment used in curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.