Olu Jacobs Lives On…..

In response to rumour going rounds with respect to the alleged death of veteran actor, Olu Jacobs, we now have an update from a colleague of his. Kemi Lala Akindoju, has confirmed via her Twitter handle that the veteran actor is till alive. Veteran Nollywood, Olu Jacob is hale and hearty, a colleague, Kemi Lala Akindoju just confirmed. The award-winning actress stated this on Twitter while debunking the rumored death of the former. Her tweet reads; “Uncle Olu Jacobs is alive and well. Very much so. I just got off…

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Olu Jacobs: Dead Or Alive? The Legend Lives On

News has it that the death has occured of Nigeria’s veteran actor, Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, popularly known as Olu Jacobs has occured. However, yet to be confirmed from family sources. The veteran actor was said to have died today in his home after a brief illness according to the news going round. Olu Jacobs who was born on the 11th of July ,1942 is an internationally acclaimed Nigerian actor and film executive, who got inspired at a young age to walk the path of acting by the late Herbert Ogunde.…

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Kaduna State Partially Ease Lockdown

KADUNA UPDATE: KDSG lifts partial lockdown, urges citizens to take responsibility for safety See the text of State Broadcast by Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, on the next steps for taking FORWARD the Covid-19 containment efforts in the state, Tuesday 9th June 2020 Dear people of Kaduna State, It is fitting and proper that I begin this address by paying tribute to the good people of Kaduna State. Amidst considerable danger and uncertainty created by the arrival of a new virus, the people of our State have in…

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COVID-19: Global Cases Hit 7m While Africa Reaches Over 187, 000

The World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that the number of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa is now over 187,800 while the global cases are now over seven million. The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on Tuesday via their official twitter handle @WHOAFRO. “There are over 187,800 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 82,400 recoveries and 5,100 deaths,’’ it said. WHO said South Africa, Nigeria and Algeria had the highest reported cases of the novel Coronavirus on the continent.…

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Senator Orji Uzor Kalu Resumes Plenary At The National Assembly

The former Executive Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Tuesday resumed plenary session at the upper wing of the National Assembly after he was released from Kuje Correctional Center, Abuja having spent 6 months at the centre. Senator Orji Kalu was jailed in December 2019 over allegation of misappropriation of Abia State’s funds to the tune of N7.6bn during his tenure from 1999 to 2007. Senator Orji who is also the Chief Whip of the Senate arrived the National Assembly complex at exactly 9:00amand exchanged pleasantries with his…

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President Pierre Nkurunziza Of Burundi Dies Of Heart Attack

The President of Burundi, H.E. Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, aged 55, has died of a heart attack. The government of Burundi made this announcement in a statement posted on the verified Twitter handle of the Government of Burundi. The statement said he was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell. His condition then improved but on Monday he had a cardiac arrest and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. It reads; URGENT: Le Gouvernement de la République du Burundi annonce avec une très grande tristesse le décès inopiné de…

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George Floyd: Alleged Killer, Derek Chauvin’s Bail Granted In Sum Of $1.25m

At the first court hearing on Monday, the Minneapolis former policeman, Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, was granted an unconditional bail of $1.25 million. The Initial bail for Mr. Chauvin’s was $1 million, but it was increased due to the “severity of the charges” and public outrage, according to the CNN. But the accused was, upon the urging of the prosecuting counsel, given an option of $1 million with conditions by Judge Jeannice Reding. The conditions include Mr Chauvin not contacting…

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Court Orders EFCC’s Motion Exparte; Held Interim Forfeiture Of N837m Recovered From NNDC’s Contractor

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of N827m from a Matthew Edevbie, a contractor for NDDC. Edevbie is the Chief Executive Officer, Flank Power Resources Limited and a contractor with the Niger Delta Development Commission. Justice Chukwujeku Aneke made the order on Monday following a motion ex-parte filed by the EFCC. The EFCC through its counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, had told the judge that Edevbie owned a firm, Flank Power Ltd. “The sum is reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity pursuant to…

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COVID-19 Update: Nigeria Records 315 New Cases

he Nigeria Center for Disease Control has announced the confirmation of 315 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 12801. NCDC made the announcement through its Twitter handle on Monday night. Also, seven deaths were recorded, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 361. The agency said, “315 new cases of ‪#COVID19‬; Lagos- 128, FCT-34, Rivers- 32, Edo- 28, Oyo- 22, Kaduna- 20, Gombe- 13, Ogun- 8, Plateau- 5, Delta- 7, Kwara- 7, Kano- 5, Bauchi- 4 and 2 in Katsina. “12801 cases of…

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Monica Dongban-Mensem Named As Substantive President Of The Appeal court

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has named Monica Dongban-Mensem as the substantive President of the Appeal Court in the country. The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu made the publicised the nomination in a statement on Monday. According to the statement, Buhari had sent Dongban-Mensem’s name to the Senate for confirmation. He said her nomination followed the recommendation of the National Judicial Commission in line with the provisions of the constitution. Buhari had last week extended the protem appointment…

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