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Ondo health commissioner laid to rest

Huge crowd of sympathizers gathered at Ilaro Mokin to witness burial of the late Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro.
Adegbenro died on Thursday at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State.
Officials conducting the burial were kitted according to COVID-19 protocols.
Families, friends and sympathizers who wept around the burial site gathered to watch the ceremony.

PDP governorship aspirant seeks prayer for Ondo governor, Akeredolu

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ondo State, Mr. Banji Okunomo, has called for prayers for quick recovery of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu from the Coronavirus infection.

FAAN rolls out fresh guidelines, domestic travel commences July 8

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has released new procedural guidelines for air travelers and other airport users ahead of commencement of domestic flight July 8, 2020.

Dan Foster, former U.S. marine, who ruled Nigerian radio for two decades

In hindsight, it seems improbable that a former US Marine and high school football player born in San Francisco, nearly 8,000 miles away from Nigeria, would end up becoming arguably the biggest broadcast personality of a generation in Nigeria.

But that’s exactly what happened with the late Dan Foster—the legendary radio presenter who moved to Lagos at the turn of the millennium and became a national radio sensation. Foster, 61, passed away last month after contracting Covid-19.

Niger govt, NIS to repatriate alien almajiris

By Ummi Ismaeel, Minna

Protesters storm court, demand an end to trial of ex-governor Aliyu, Nasko

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna

Mary Robinson to lead probe into African Development Bank chief

By AFP

Ireland's former president, Mary Robinson, will lead a panel to investigate the leader of the African Development Bank (AfDB), accused by whistleblowers of corruption, the bank said.

Akinwumi Adesina, 60, a charismatic speaker known for his elegant suits and bow ties, became the first Nigerian to helm the AfDB in 2015 -- but a 15-page report earlier this year claimed that under his watch the bank had been tarred by poor governance, impunity, personal enrichment and favouritism.

How Ondo commissioner died

Sketchy details have emerged on how Ondo Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro, died.

Why Buhari suspended NSITF boss, four directors

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has approved the indefinite suspension of the Managing Director-Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mr. Adebayo Somefun.
The president has also appointed the General Manager, Health, Safety and Environment Department, Dr. Kelly Nwagha, the acting managing director-chief executive of the agency.

Sea pirates kidnap nine sailors off Bonny Island

BW Offshore has announced that FPSO Sendje Berge was attacked by sea pirates this morning around 4:20am local time offshore Nigeria.

The pirates kidnapped nine Nigerian national workers before leaving the vessel.
BW said that none of the remaining workers onboard have suffered physical injuries.

“BW Offshore is cooperating with local authorities, represented on site by the Nigerian Navy,” the company said in a statement.

The FPSO is operating on the Okwori field in Nigeria on contract to Addax Petroleum.

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