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July, 2021

  • 26 July

    APC sweeps 17 chairmanship seats in Ogun LG polls

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has swept all the 17 chairmanship seats so far announced as counting of votes of Saturday’s local government elections in Ogun continues. The results were announced on Sunday morning by Mr Babatunde Osibodu, the Chairman of the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGISIEC) at the commission’s head office in Abeokuta. Osibodu said that pending results ...

  • 26 July

    Bethel Baptist High School students freed with N50m ransom . 87 not yet released

    Twenty-eight of the abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna, have regained freedom after 20 days in captivity. Those who regained their freedom were among the 121 students, who were abducted when bandits invaded the school on July 5. Joseph Hayab, Kaduna state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN), confirmed their release on Sunday. A total ...

  • 26 July

    Naira exchanges for 503/$ at parallel market

    The naira exchanged to the dollar at 503 at the parallel market on Friday according to the Bureau de Change operators. Figures obtained from naijbdcs.com, the official website for the licensed BDCs by the Central Bank of Nigeria showed that the naira was bought and sold for 502 and 503.5. The naira had earlier traded at 504/$ early in July. ...

  • 26 July

    Beans, tomatoes, rice record 253%, 123%, 51% price hike

    The cost of food items in Nigeria has been recording significant increases in the past one year. Farmers attributed the hike in food prices to insecurity, climate change and lack of access to inputs, among others, but made particular emphasis on the widespread level of insecurity nationwide. A survey carried out in markets across Lagos, Ogun and Federal Capital Territory ...

  • 26 July

    NURTW Chairman Arrested For Drug Trafficking In Ondo

    Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), in Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Babatunde Babade, has been arrested for trafficking illicit drugs. A statement issued on Sunday by the Director, Media & Advocacy NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, said the transport union leader was arrested along with two others – Ilesanmi Shola and Babajide Johnson. ...

  • 25 July

    Again, FG extends NIN-SIM verification deadline to October 31

    The Federal government has approved the extension of the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to October31, 2021. The government took the decision to extend the deadline following a request by stakeholders to accommodate registration in hard-to-reach remote areas, foreigners and diplomatic missions, diaspora and address low enrolments in schools and hospitals, adding it was proved by enrolment statistics. Part of ...

  • 25 July

    Expectedly, APC sweeps Lagos council polls

    YOU NEWS roving reporters said the popular opinion is that APC would emerge victorious in all the polling booths. And there are indications that the summation is reliable! the All Progressives Congress (APC), may win all the slots of the Saturday, Local Government elections to elect Chairmanship and vice-chairmanship, as well as councillorship officers into 20 Local Government Areas, LGAs ...

  • 24 July

    COVID-19 testing stops in 13 states, Delta variant looms

    13 states had stopped testing for COVID-19 despite the impending third wave of the disease propelled by the highly infectious Delta strain. Epidemiological data obtained from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control showed that since the first case of the Delta variant was reported on July 8, 2021, only about 23 states and the Federal Capital Territory had been sending ...

  • 24 July

    Bitcoin rises to $32,431

    The digital currency whose fortune had dwindled recently rose above $32,000 on Thursday. It looks like bitcoin is shifting a lot more toward renewables and a bunch of the heavy-duty coal plants that were being used have been shut down, especially in China. Tesla Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, has said“I want to do a little more due diligence to ...

  • 24 July

    Pal explains why a Senator Knelt Before James Ibori

    An associate of Senator representing Delta South, James Manager, has explained why he was seen kneeling before a former Governor, James Ibori, in a picture that has gone viral. The source familiar with the matter disclosed on Friday that it was just a sign of respect in Urhobo culture. He confirmed the picture was taken on Wednesday when Manager paid ...