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Coronavirus: Star Wars actor Andrew Jack dies aged 76

Coronavirus: Star Wars actor Andrew Jack dies aged 76

An actor and dialect coach who appeared in Star Wars and worked with A-list celebrities has died after contracting Covid-19, his agent has said. Andrew Jack, 76, died in a Surrey hospital on Tuesday. Agent Jill McCullough said she had been inundated with tributes to one of the acting world’s “brightest and clearest voices”. She…

COVID-19: EU evacuates citizens from Nigeria, April 2

COVID-19: EU evacuates citizens from Nigeria, April 2

The European Union has announced evacuation flights for nationals of its 27 member States in Nigeria. This is just as Nigeria’s cases of COVID-19 hit over 130 with two recorded deaths, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. Member States of the EU include Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Greece, Ireland, amongst others….

Abuja, Lagos, Ogun lockdown: Soyinka, SAN, AGF fight over legality of Buhari’s directive

Abuja, Lagos, Ogun lockdown: Soyinka, SAN, AGF fight over legality of Buhari’s directive

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka,  and a human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, SAN,  on Monday faulted  the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari’s (retd.)  lockdown order in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states. But the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar  Malami, SAN, in a statement in Abuja, said Buhari did not commit any illegality….

COVID-19: US begins evacuation of citizens from Nigeria

COVID-19: US begins evacuation of citizens from Nigeria

The United States Mission in Nigeria has announced the commencement of evacuation of its citizens from Nigeria. This is happening after Germany, Israel, and France evacuated their nationals following the rising cases of coronavirus disease in the country. The Embassy confirmed the development Monday night on its official Twitter handle, @US Mission Nigeria. It said…

COVID-19: Ajimobi commends Buhari over nationwide address, wishes Makinde quick recovery

COVID-19: Ajimobi commends Buhari over nationwide address, wishes Makinde quick recovery

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the immediate-past Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi has commended the Federal Government for the steps taken so far to curb the spread of Covid-19 otherwise known Coronavirus. Ajimobi spoke on Monday evening while reacting to President Mohammadu Buhari’s national broadcast where measures…

Pastor remanded in prison for denying coronavirus existence

Pastor remanded in prison for denying coronavirus existence

Controversial pastor, Augustine Yiga, who allegedly denied the existence of the new coronavirus, has been charged and remanded in prison. The Ugandan Police said this on Monday, AFP reports. The prominent cleric is accused by prosecutors of telling his Revival Christian Church on Friday, in comments carried by local television stations, that there is “no…

Tinubu says It’s Time for unity, thought, action — Coronavirus

Tinubu says It’s Time for unity, thought, action — Coronavirus

Ex-Governor of Lagos State and the National Leader for the All Progressive Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmad Tinubu has called for unity in Nigeria amidst the COVID 19 pandemic. Also Read: Buhari’s Full Speech on Coronavirus Pandemic He has called on the government to take necessary actions to prevent and control the widespread of the…

Telecoms Customers Rises to 184.6million, NBS

Telecoms Customers Rises to 184.6million, NBS

The NBS said that the 184.69 million represented an increase of 3.08 per cent in voice subscriptions quarter on quarter while it is also represented 6.87 per cent rise when annualised. In terms of Internet subscription, the NBS put the number of active subscribers at 126.07 million as against 123.16 million in the third quarter…