COVID-19: FCE Abeokuta shuts down as health worker dies of coronavirus

The immediate closure of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Osiele, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has been ordered by the management of the school on Friday for two weeks as one medical personnel of the institution died of coronavirus (COVID-19), while two others tested positive to the deadly virus. This was made known in a circular signed by the College Registrar, Dr Adedayo Adebayo. The circular read in parts, “the College management at its emergency meeting held today, 3rd July 2020, receives with utmost concern the report of the medical investigation…

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Lagos State announces partial reopening of schools

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Friday, directed that schools should reopen on Monday, August 3, for only Senior Secondary School Class 3 and Technical Schools Class 3. Sanwo-Olu stated this at the 16th briefing on the COVID-19 response at the State House in Marina, adding that pupils in Junior Secondary School Class 3 would need to wait for “about a week or two before resumption.” Sanwo-Olu also sustained the ban on churches and mosques, as well as on social gatherings, while clarifying that the schools’ reopening was only…

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Heritage Bank shut, disinfects branch over suspected coronavirus case

Heritage Bank Plc said it has closed down an Experience Centre- EC (branch) at Allen Avenue; Ikeja over “unconfirmed case” of Coronavirus for deep hygiene clean up after an employee took ill last week. The bank in a statement made available to the press and customers, noted “in line with our emergency response plan and following regulatory practices, we have taken immediate steps to close down Allen Avenue, Ikeja Experience Centers- EC (branch) for thorough disinfections of the affected location.” Contrary to rumour, the bank disclosed that whilst the suspected…

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US Department Of Justice Charges Hushpuppi With Money Laundering

A Dubai resident who flaunted his extravagant lifestyle on social media has arrived in the United States to face criminal charges alleging he conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams, including schemes targeting a U.S. law firm, a foreign bank and an English Premier League soccer club. Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, 37, a.k.a. “Ray Hushpuppi” and “Hush,” a Nigerian national, arrived in Chicago Thursday evening after being expelled from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abbas made his initial U.S. court appearance…

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Behind the curtain facts on Idumuje-Ugboko crisis

Idumuje-Ugboko is a serene, sleepy town in Aniocha North Local Government Area. This rural-agrarian settlement has been peaceful for decades until a seemingly innocuous issue triggered crises which have now grown to monumental proportions. In the early months of 2015, an international lawyer, philanthropist, and environmentalist and a scion of the Nwoko royal family of Idumuje-Ugboko, Prince Ned Nwoko announced with glee that he had decided to build his pet dream of a sports university, and a golf course in the village. The STARS University was to be one of…

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First Bank’s FMAP graduates Inaugural set of Management Associates

Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has graduated 28 successful candidates in its inaugural FirstBank Management Associates Programme (FMAP), virtually held on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 via the Zoom video conferencing application. The programme which commenced in 2018 had a total of 48 candidates selected from thousands of entries and applications received nationwide. FMAP is a 24-month fast-track comprehensive developmental programme targeted at young, dynamic, self-motivated and highly driven individuals that possess the right skill set and excellent leadership potential among Junior and entry-level cadre…

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Covid-19: NAFDAC disrupts anti-COVID herb unveiling in Ogun

The unveiling of an anti-coronavirus herbal syrup was on Thursday disrupted by officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Abeokuta, Ogun State. A herbal medicine expert, Paul Oni, had planned to unveil the anti-COVID-19 herbal syrup branded, ‘Oxibiotics,’  at the Centenary Hall, Ake, on Thursday. The programme was stopped by the  officials of NAFDAC who ordered its  cancellation. Oni, was subsequently taken to his factory which was inspected and sealed by NAFDAC officials. Speaking after his factory was sealed, Oni expressed worry over the increase in COVID-19…

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Aero Contractors to disallow passengers with cold, malaria

Ado Sanusi, the Chief Executive Officer of Aero Contractors, has said any passenger who sneezes on the plane will be treated as a COVID-19 case. According to him, passengers who have malaria must present COVID-19 test results and not ordinary doctor’s reports, to prove they don’t have the viral disease. Sanusi said any person suspected to have COVID-19 would be isolated. He said, “If you have malaria or  common cold, do not come to the airport because there is a high possibility that you are going to be denied boarding.…

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Fraud: Dubai hands over Hushpuppi, accomplice to FBI

Internet fraudster, Raymond Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, has been handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States of America by the Dubai Police, United Arab Emirates. Abbas, his friend, Olalekan Ponle, aka Woodberry, and 10 other Africans were arrested during a special operation dubbed, Fox Hunt 2. They were alleged to have committed fraud amounting to N168bn. No fewer than 1,926,400 people from different parts of the world were also said to have fallen victims to the suspects. The Dubai Police also claimed they recovered N16bn cash from the house,…

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YOUNG NIGERIAN HERO, ADJWOA AWE RECEIVES PRINCESS DIANA AWARD

  A 15-year-old Nigerian, Miss Adjwoa Awe, has been honoured with The Diana Award for going above and beyond in their daily life to create and sustain positive change. The award was announced on Wednesday 1 July; during the 2020 Diana Awards Virtual Ceremony held to celebrate all the awardees amazing achievements and introduce them to the rest of the world. Awe is being recognized with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – The Diana Award. Established in memory of Diana, Princess…

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