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One Dead, Police Station Set Ablaze As Warders, Motorcyclists Clash In Ibadan

LAGOS NOVEMBER 25TH (NEWSRANGERS)-There was pandemonium at the Agodi Gate area of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday, following a clash between some motorcyclists and warders at the Agodi Correctional Centre. The clash led to the burning of the Idi Ogungun Police Outstation by some angry youths, while another police station opposite the centre was reportedly […]

Argentina World Cup Legend Diego Maradona Dies At 60

LAGOS NOVEMBER 25TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Diego Maradona, one of the greatest players in soccer history who almost singlehandedly led his native Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, has died, the country’s football federation said on Wednesday. He was 60. The cause of death was not immediately clear, but Maradona had long battled heath problems since his […]

Obi Hails Health Workers ‘Brave Fight’ Against COVID-19, Urges Them To Prioritise Service To Humanity

LAGOS NOVEMBER 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has encouraged health workers nationwide to see their profession as a very noble one through which they can render selfless service to humanity. Speaking to health workers recently at the Annunciation Specialist Hospital, Enugu, Obi […]

138 Youth Corp Members Test Positive For Coronavirus

LAGOS NOVEMBER 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday said 138 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) had so far tested positive to COVID-19. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, NCDC, said this at the national briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja. Mr Ihekweazu said none of those who tested positive […]

Okonjo-Iweala Set To Be Name WTO DG As Rival Contestant Allegedly Drops Out Of Race

LAGOS NOVEMBER 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria’s former minister of finance and the frontrunner in the WTO DG race, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is set to be named the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) after South Korea reportedly decided to withdraw its Trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee from the race. According to the Washington Trade Daily, Seoul is […]

UK Parliamentarians Condemn Attack On #EndSARS Protesters, Propose Sanctions Against Violators

LAGOS NOVEMBER 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The United Kingdom parliamentarians yesterday recommended sanctions against government officials and security agents who abused the rights of #EndSARS demonstrators last month. The UK lawmakers, while considering a petition signed by 220, 000 signatories in the aftermath of the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, expressed lack […]

Donald Trump Slams $15,000 Visa Bond On Visitors From African Countries, Others

LAGOS NOVEMBER 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The outgoing administration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday issued a new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travelers from two dozen countries, most in Africa, to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to visit the United States. The U.S. State Department said the temporary final rule, […]

Nigeria Minister Announces Death Of His 13-Yr-Old Daughter

LAGOS NOVEMBER 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, on Monday, lost his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali. Announcing the sad incident via his official Twitter handle @DrIsaPantami, the minister stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2. “Due […]

Lagos Govt Auctions Forty Four Impounded Vehicles For Driving Against Traffic

LAGOS NOVEMBER 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) in accordance with the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform of 2018 have auctioned 44 vehicles for driving against traffic (one-way) in various parts of the state. The Agency’s Head, Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Taofiq, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAÑ) during the […]

FIFA Bans CAF President, Ahmad Over Corrupt Practices, Abuse Of Office

LAGOS NOVEMBER 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-World soccer governing body FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee has handed the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, a five-year ban from all football-related activities for corruption. In addition to the sanction, the Madagascan administrator was punished with a fine of 200,000 Swiss Franc. The adjudicatory chamber of the […]

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