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Oscars 2021 moved to later date due to the COVID-19

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday that the 2021 Oscars ceremony will be postponed from Feb. 28 to April 25 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This marks the latest the Oscars have been held since 1932 when the awards were handed out in November. Hollywood and the international film industry have …

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Spotlight: European nations relax border controls with vigilance while gearing up to cut tourism fallout

A number of European countries on Monday started exiting border controls cautiously at different paces while striving to reduce tourism fallout and pushing vaccine development. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Europe has registered 2,187,307 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 182,976 deaths as of 10:00 a.m. CET (0800 GMT) on June 15. …

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Edo 2020: Ganduje Backs Obaseki’s Disqualification, Gives Reason

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, northern Nigeria has backed the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the Edo APC governorship primary. Naija News recalls that the All Progressive Congress (APC) screening committee had on Friday, disqualified Obaseki from the June 22 governorship primary election, over alleged “defective certificate”. On the other hand, Adams Oshiomhole’s backed …

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Coronavirus Is Hitting Black and Hispanic Americans Harder. CDC Data Shows How Much.

Getty In a new, massive federal survey of novel coronavirus cases in the United States, a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers an in-depth breakdown by gender, race, ethnicity, and health factors. Among 1,320,488 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases considered by the CDC between January 22 and May 30, 2020—of which only 45 …

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Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau found dead after her tweet, see more details

The Tallahassee Police Department has identified Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau as a murder victim after a week of searching for her as a missing person. ALSO READ: FG Suspends ExecuJet indefinitely for flying Naira Marley to Abuja Police also say the suspect in this case, 49-year-old Aaron Glee Jr., has been arrested. The other victim in …

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COVID-19: Lagos postpones indefinitely 2020 basic exams into JSS

By Olasunkanmi Akoni The Lagos State Government, through its State Examinations Board, LSEB, has postponed indefinitely, year 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE, into its Junior Secondary Schools in the state due to prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. The examination was earlier scheduled to commence from Tuesday, 16th – 23rd June, 2020. Director, LSEB, Mr. Supo Gbadegesin …

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The Biggest Titles Announced At The PS5 Game Lineup Event

Lo and behold, gamers! With the announcement of the Playstation 5’s launch lineup late last week, the next generation is finally upon us. Here are some of the titles we’re most excited to get our hands on to really get a taste of the promised revolution in mind-melting graphics, pulse-pounding gameplay, and all-out… Read more… …

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Lagos govt to sanction schools defying closure directive

The Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) has warned that schools flouting the directive of the Federal and State Governments on closure would be sanctioned. The Director-General, OEQA, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, in a statement on Monday, condemned the action of some private primary and secondary school owners inviting students to school in spite …

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Why Restructuring, South Presidency Cannot Save Nigeria – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says Nigeria is broken and the solution does not lie in restructuring or shifting the Presidency to the South. Naija News reports that the IPOB leader, who is on exile, made this comment about restructuring andSouth Presidency in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, …

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Police Place N5m Bounty On Katsina Bandit Leader

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu (image courtesy Nigeria Police Force) Katsina State Police Command have announced a bounty of N5m on the 45-year-old notorious leader of a group of bandits named Adamu Aliero alias ”Yankuzo”. According to the police, Aliero who hails from Yankuzo village in Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State is wanted …

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‘So, It Means Making The Police Lose Their Homes And Forcing Them To Get A Divorce?’ Says Nation Still Struggling To Understand How Defunding The Police Works

WASHINGTON—Growing increasingly confused by the concept of shifting law enforcement resources, a head-scratching nation asked, “So, it means making the police lose their homes and forcing them to get a divorce” Monday while struggling to understand how defunding the police could work. “It just doesn’t seem like making… Read more… Go to Source

Edo 2020: Bamgbose Warns Gov. Obaseki Against Joining PDP

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has been called on by the National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, Olusegun Bamgbose, not to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party. Recall that Governor Obaseki vowed not to appeal the decision of the All Progressives Congress to disqualify him from contesting in the June 22 primary election. The …

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1,024 youths apply for Rep Ajuloopin sponsored ICT training in 3 days

Not fewer than 1,024 youths in Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara have applied for Ajuloopin Digital Empowerment Programme 2020 (ADEP2020) within three days of opening the registration portal. Ajuloopin disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Ilorin. NAN recalls that the lawmaker last week announced plans to train …

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Dangote Owns the Obu-Okpella Mines

Nigeria News | Laila’s BlogDangote Owns the Obu-Okpella Mines … As FG declares BUA’s mining leases non-existent. The Management of Dangote Group on Monday denied the claim by the BUA Group to the mining sites in Obu, Okpella, Edo State, refuting the ownership claim, as the latter said it relied on the Federal High Court …

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Jon Stewart: Fixing the Police Won’t Fix America’s Systemic Racism

Gary Gershoff/Getty Between the novel coronavirus pandemic and, now, the protests that have erupted demanding justice for Black people murdered by police, it’s a pretty awkward time to have a movie coming out. Jon Stewart, who will debut his new film Irresistible on demand June 26, knows this well. “It’s like showing up to a …

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61 Bodies Recovered From Capsized Migrant Boat 

Capsized boat At least 61 bodies have been recovered from the Mediterranean since a migrant boat capsized off Tunisia earlier this month. This was made known by a judicial source said on Monday, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The boat was heading for Italy’s coast and sank off the Tunisian city of …

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Airport reopening: All passengers must arrive three hours before take-off FAAN says

As the Federal Government of Nigeria is planning to reopen the air boarder, a new guideline has however been established. ALSO READ: FG Suspends ExecuJet indefinitely for flying Naira Marley to Abuja The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that passengers who would be travelling via any of the flights will now be …

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TRANSFER LATEST!! Atletico Madrid Star Thomas Partey Receives Triple Wages Offer From Arsenal

Premier League giants, Arsenal have offered to triple Atletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Partey’s wages, Goal reports. Partey, who has a £44.5million release clause in his current contract with Atletico, had drawn the interest of Arsenal in recent weeks. The Ghanian international is now weighing up his options after receiving a huge contract offer from the …

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COVID-19: FG suspends flight, sanctions captain over NCAA’s protocols violation

The Federal Government has suspended and sanctioned Captain of the flight that conveyed Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, to Abuja, for violating the protocol guiding the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)’s operation. The Minister of Aviation, Malam Hadi Sirike, made this known during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 daily …

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Cardi B thanks Nigerians for voting for her at the NET Class of 2020 Awards

Nigeria News | Laila’s BlogCardi B thanks Nigerians for voting for her at the NET Class of 2020 Awards Cardi B is has shown her appreciation to Nigerians for voted for her in the just-concluded The NET Honours Class of 2020 awards. https://twitter.com/iamcardib/status/Cardi B thanks Nigerians for voting for her at the NET Class of …

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Start Your Evening with this Classic Gin Cocktail

Courtesy Julie Reiner Thank you Bulldog® Gin for partnering with Half Full on the Bartenders At Home cocktail video series. Why do you like making and serving this classic cocktail? “With everyone on stay-at-home orders, we have all become our own bartender. So often we want to create an interesting cocktail, but don’t have access …

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Baby Dies After Falling From Hospital’s Top Floor In Abuja

Photo for illustrations Tragedy struck at Garki general hospital on Sunday as a 3-months old baby died after falling from the first floor of the hospital. Speaking with newsmen after the terrible incident, a security guard at the hospital narrated thus: “A woman along with two others were on the top floor, rushing to the …

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36-Year-Old Man Begins Outlining A Savings Plan For PS5

SACRAMENTO—Admitting that he needed to operate within a strict budget if he was ever going to afford such a purchase, 36-year-old Brandon Miller reportedly began outlining a savings plan Monday for a Sony PS5 console. “Let’s see, it looks like I’ll have to set aside—ouch—about $15 extra every paycheck,” said Miller,… Read more… Go to …

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NL LISTS!! Ladies, Check Out The 6 Things You Should Never Do On A First Date

When on a date, every woman should ensure that they avoid the following six things if they want to continue with the relationship. Dates are a great way intending couples gets to meet, know each other a little more, interact and understand individual differences and intentions etc. Depending on the stage and progress of a …

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Aso Rock Crisis: How Tinubu’s Jet Flew Buhari’s Aide Before Clash With Aisha Buhari

The last has not been heard of the clash between the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, and Sabiu ‘Tunde’ Yusuf, Personal Assistant and Private Secretary of the President. More details have emerging explaining what led to the clash between the First Lady and Buhari’s aide which has now turned to an international embarrassment …

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Welfare: Resident doctors in Nasarawa join nationwide strike

Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in Nasarawa State on Monday joined the nationwide strike declared by its national body (NARD) over improved welfare demands. Dr Peter Idoko, Nasarawa State President of ARD made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Lafia. “We have complied with the strike 100 per cent and all  our members …

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#BlackLivesMatter: John Boyega mourns Toyin Salau

Nigeria News | Laila’s Blog#BlackLivesMatter: John Boyega mourns Toyin Salau Hollywood actor John Boyega has joined the list of people across the world mourning Toyin Salau, who was found dead after she tweeted about her sexual assault. #BlackLivesMatter: John Boyega mourns Toyin Salau If you recall the 19-year-old Tallahassee, Florida-based Black Lives Matter activist of …

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Emeritus Prof Akinkugbe, first professor of medicine, 87 is dead

Prof Akinkugbe Emeritus Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe has died at age 87 after a brief illness. The first Professor of Medicine died in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. He studied and taught at some of the world’s most prestigious universities, including the University of London, Balliol College, University of Oxford England and Harvard Medical School Boston, …

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