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Senate moves to repeal 96-year-old Quarantine Act

Nigeria, Feb. 17 -- The National Health Emergency Bill has scaled second reading at the Senate. The bill which seeks to repeal the 96-year-old Quarantine Act, was considered after a brief deliberatio... Read More


COVID-19: Nigeria to vaccinate 109 million citizens in two years - Official

Nigeria, Feb. 16 -- The Nigerian government has disclosed plans to vaccinate approximately 109 million people against COVID-19 over a period of two years. The Executive Director of the National Prima... Read More


Nollywood actor, Victor Decker, is dead

Nigeria, Feb. 16 -- A Nollywood actor, Victor Decker, renowned for his role as the Galadima of the Kowa Emirate council, in the 'Sons of the Caliphate' series is dead. He was 72. His daughter, Steph... Read More


Drummers of Hate and the Drunken Dancers, By Reuben Abati

Nigeria, Feb. 16 -- On Sunday, February 14, the Nigerian Presidency, in a statement signed by spokesman Garba Shehu, reportedly affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to ensure the pro... Read More


COVID-19: Nigeria records lowest weekly infections in six weeks

Nigeria, Feb. 16 -- Last week, Nigeria recorded its lowest weekly COVID-19 infections in six weeks, PREMIUM TIMES's review of official data shows. Between February 7 and 13, the country recorded 6, 4... Read More


JUST IN: Billionaire businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim loses bid to recover seized assets

Nigeria, Feb. 16 -- A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has declined an application to vacate an interim order used by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to seize properties be... Read More


WAEC releases 2020 WASSCE, withholds over 5000 results

Nigeria, Feb. 16 -- The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), on Monday, announced the release of the results for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candid... Read More


Oye Ibidapo-Obe's remains laid to rest

Nigeria, Feb. 16 -- The remains of the former Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, were laid to rest on Tuesday in his hometown, Ilesa, Osun State. The last journey o... Read More


EPL: Chelsea back in top four after victory over Newcastle

Nigeria, Feb. 16 -- Chelsea have moved up to the fourth spot on the English Premier League (EPL) table following their 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. Goals from Oli... Read More


Lagos Assembly names Desmond Elliott, Lai Mohammed's son, others chairpersons of House committees

Nigeria, Feb. 16 -- The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, on Monday, announced the chairpersons of the reconstituted committees of the House. At a sitting where the amend... Read More