Those whose prayers God may not answer, by Olusegun Fafore

With the public outrage following the flouting of government’s directives by some religious institutions last weekend over the number of worshippers that could attend mosques and churches for prayers in the face of the deadly pandemic ravaging the world, God may have nullified some supplications for putting His creations in danger.

Clem Agba, a daring team leader @ 56, by Sufuyan Ojeifo

He is no less a child of providence, wielding power and privilege with fetching humility and exemplary focus.  He has demonstrated with his life’s trajectory that royalty, economics, philanthropy and politics fundamentally address transformation of the human condition for good. As yet, he unabashedly maintains this unique, philosophical footing in his private and public exertions.

Breaking News from Aso Villa, by Femi Adesina

And by yesterday, a recorded message started circulating on WhatsApp, saying President Buhari had been sneaked out of the country. To where? By who? Their fecund imaginations did not say

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Presidency releases video, photos as Buhari meets Minister, NCDC boss

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COVID-19: Gov. Oyetola thanks Gov. Abiodun for assisting Osun returnees

Oyetola registered his gratitude through a statement, where he noted that Abiodun had graciously called him to inform him about the returnees who were identified at the Ogun State border as indigenes of Osun State

Ronaldo splashes £8.5m on Bugatti

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Breaking: COVID-19: Eight new confirmed cases in Nigeria

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First case of Coronavirus recorded in Benue

The state Governor, Samuel Ortom, confirmed the development on Saturday

COVID-19: Enugu provide details of two confirmed cases

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Zamfara 2019 polls: Why we dismissed APC’s request for judgment review — Supreme Court

The Supreme Court in a four to one split ruling on Friday dismissed a request to review its judgment filed by the Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress as regard the 2019 general elections.

Gov. Matawalle warns against incitement after Supreme Court verdict

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We’ve not received court order barring Issa-Onilu as our spokesman — APC

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Kogi poll: PDP condemns alleged attack on members at Tribunal

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Supreme Court dismisses APC’s request to review Zamfara judgment

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Family of murdered Kogi PDP Woman Leader cries out for justice, compensation

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COVID-19: Major food markets in Lagos take measures to curb spread

Major markets in Lagos metropolis have started putting measures in place to prevent spread of the Coronavirus disease, the News Agency of Nigeria is reporting.

COVID-19: CAC releases guidelines for holding AGMs by proxies

Following the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease, the Corporate Affairs Commission has released guidelines to be used by public companies while holding their Annual General Meetings using proxies.

Lagos pays N1.8b accrued pension rights

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Lagos announces closure of Marine Bridge for five months

The Lagos State Government on Friday said it would close down the Marine Bridge partially between 8pm and 8am daily from March 28 to August 15 for repair.

COVID-19: FirstBank closes physical branches

First Bank of Nigeria on Friday announced the closure of its physical branches in the light of COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown in different states of the federation.

NSE: Trading remains upbeat with 0.48% growth

Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange maintained positive trend on Friday with the indices appreciating further by 0.48 per cent.

Ronaldo splashes £8.5m on Bugatti

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COVID-19: Man U to refund tickets if season is abandoned or finished without fans

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Ighalo to reject Chinese club bumper deal

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Rangers Ifeanyi George gets burial date

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Super Falcons soar in FIFA World Ranking

Nigeria's Super Falcons moved up one spot from 39th to 38th in the latest FIFA Women’s World Ranking.

COVID-19: FG approves use of stadiums, NYSC camps as isolation centres

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, confirmed this via his Twitter handle

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Presidency releases video, photos as Buhari meets Minister, NCDC boss

The meeting came amid speculations that President Buhari and his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, had sneaked out of the country in a bid to get better healthcare

Breaking: COVID-19: Eight new confirmed cases in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made the announcement on Saturday afternoon, hours after the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, disclosed a case in his state

First case of Coronavirus recorded in Benue

The state Governor, Samuel Ortom, confirmed the development on Saturday

COVID-19: Enugu provide details of two confirmed cases

Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, confirmed the development in a statement in Enugu on Saturday

NSCDC deploys 250 personnel in Ebonyi to curtail spread of COVID-19

The State Commandant, Lucy Samu, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abakaliki on measures adopted to ensure safety of citizens against the virus

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Senate President appointed Sardauna of Bade

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Daily Nigerian Publisher loses mother at 70

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Groom walks out on bride during church wedding

Rufus Aplang left guests and worshippers in shock when he walked out of church during his wedding and abandoned his supposed bride, Judith, in Jos, Plateau State.

Groom dies on wedding day in Plateau

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