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Ex-NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru Passes On

LAGOS MAY 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the death of its former Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru. Dr. Baru, a  Mechanical Engineer, died after a brief illness, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Dr. Kennie Obateru stated this in a release today (Saturday). The release said NNPC […]

Inflation Hits Essential Food Items In April

LAGOS MAY 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average price of some selected food items in the country increased in April. NBS said this in its “Selected Food Price Watch (April 2020)’’ report released by the statistician general of the federation, Yemi Kale, on his official Twitter handle, Wednesday. The bureau said […]

U.S. Plans To Expel Thousands Of Chinese Graduate Students With Ties To China’s Military Schools

LAGOS MAY 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Trump administration plans to cancel the visas of thousands of Chinese graduate students and researchers in the United States who have direct ties to universities affiliated with the People’s Liberation Army. Rebecca Bernhard is a partner at the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney in both its immigration and labor and employment practices who […]

EFCC Arrests Benue Vigilante Commandant Over Alleged Diversion Of N449.5m Public Fund

LAGOS MAY 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)–  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Mr George Mbessey, the Commandant, Benue State Vigilante Group (BSVG), following a petition over alleged conspiracy, abuse of office and diversion of N449.5 million public funds. The EFCC Makurdi Zonal Office Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Dele Oyewale said in a […]

Trump Suspends Relationship With WHO Over China Coronavirus ‘Coverup’

LAGOS MAY 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)-President Trump on Friday announced he is suspending the United States’ relationship with the World Health Organization — accusing the global body of covering up the coronavirus crisis with China. At a press conference in the White House’s Rose Garden, Trump accused the United Nations organization of being under the control of […]

California Records Over 4,000 Covid-19 Deaths, With L.A. County Hardest Hit

LAGOS MAY 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Los Angeles County reported 50 additional coronavirus-related deaths Friday, bringing California’s total to more than 4,000 — a somber milestone in the months-long pandemic that has ravaged communities and local economies. More than half of the state’s deaths have occurred in L.A. County. The county also confirmed an additional 1,824 new cases, […]

Controversial Covid-19 Chinese Medics Finally Depart Nigeria

LAGOS MAY 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The controversial Chinese Doctors brought into the country by the Federal Government have eventually left the country. The Doctors were brought in based on the explanation of the Federal Government that they needed to contribute to the body of knowledge on the treatment of Coronavirus Disease. Nigerians were told that they were […]

Lagos Parents Protest Over Reopening Of Schools Amid Covid-19

LAGOS MAY 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Some parents in Lagos State have kicked against reopening of schools in view of the continued spread of the Novel Coronavirus. They told the News Agency of Nigeria in interviews that it was important for the federal and state governments to continue to safeguard children from the pandemic. NAN reports that the […]

Nigeria’s Entertainers Starve Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

LAGOS MAY 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Sensei Uche has earned a living for the last three years as a “hype man” in Nigeria’s entertainment capital Lagos, standing alongside the DJ in bars and clubs and whipping up dancers’ enthusiasm. But the coronavirus pandemic has cut off his livelihood. Nigeria’s government, like others across the globe, has shut bars, […]

Real Madrid Offers Manchester United Four Players For Pogba Swap

LAGOS MAY 29TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Real Madrid have reportedly offered four players, including James Rodriguez and Martin Odegaard, to Manchester United in an attempt to sign Paul Pogba. Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has long been an admirer of the French World Cup winner Pogba, who has missed most of this season with a series of ankle issues. […]

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