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NIN deadline: Telcos deny blocking SIM cards

Mobile network operators in Nigeria including Airtel and MTN have dismissed claims by subscribers that their SIM cards are being blocked before the deadline set for the linkage with the National Identity Number. The Federal Government through the Nigerian Communication…

Wike assures of continued good governance as Obi commissions projects in Rivers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has assured the people of the state that he will remain committed to development and continue to deliver good governance to the people. Wike gave the assurance during the commissioning of Phase 2 of Isiokpo…

FirstBank begins year with innovative, convenient virtual payment card

First of Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider has launched the Virtual Payment card, a Naira denominated debit card and digital representation of the plastic debit card. The card is designed to be linked to either…

Another 23 die with COVID-19 as 1,479 test positive in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,479 new infections of COVID-19 Thursday. In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 105,478 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus…

*Traffic robbers on the rampage in Lagos (Guardian)*Police bust Ogun drug syndicate, recover N10m hard drugs (Punch)

Traffic robbers on the rampage in Lagos (Guardian) There is palpable fear by road users in Lagos over the upsurge in the operation of traffic robbers who have taken advantage of gridlock caused by road construction workers and tanker drivers…

No Valentine’s Day this year: 3rd Mainland Bridge to open February 15 – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has said the Third Mainland Bridge will be fully reopened to traffic by February 15. He made this known Thursday during an inspection of construction work on major roads and bridges in…

*FG directs schools to resume Jan 18 (Nation)*Fashola gives artisans at Airport Road flyover 2 weeks to vacate (DailyTrust)

FG directs schools to resume Jan 18 (Nation) The Federal Government has asked schools to resume on January 18, 2021 after “due consultation” with stakeholders. The decision was reached after a meeting with stakeholders, including Governors, Commissioners of Education, Proprietors…

Islam Slimani: Striker leaves Leicester to join Lyon on free transfer

Striker Islam Slimani’s four-year stint at Leicester is over after the former club record signing agreed a free transfer to French side Lyon. The 32-year-old, who joined the Foxes for £29m in August 2016, would have been out contract in…

James Harden reported to be joining Brooklyn Nets as they beat New York Knicks

The Brooklyn Nets fought back to beat the New York Knicks 116-109 on a night they reportedly signed James Harden. US reports say Harden, NBA top scorer for the past three seasons, has left the Houston Rockets after nine years.…

Nigerian diplomat’s family sues Boeing over 737 Max crash

The family of a longtime Nigerian diplomat killed in the 2019 crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia has joined litigation against the company in US federal court. Lawyers for heirs of Abiodun Bashua accused Boeing of negligence in…

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