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Business

Business – News Headline for 18th September 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 18, 2020

Federal Government mandates all account holders in financial institutions to re-register despite BVN.  Electricity consumers to pay N417.09bn in 4 months from September to December.  The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission says the outstanding electricity bills of landlords cannot be forced on new tenants.  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) states that trading surplus rises by 860% to N20.4 bn in one month. Niger Delta Exploration & Production Plc, NDEP lists milestones since first oil find ENERGY.  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has requested all betting houses owners to present their account statements.

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Local – News Headline for 18th September 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 18, 2020

131 new cases of COVID-19, total confirmed cases in Nigeria now 56,735.  Federal Government mandates schools to conduct compulsory weekly COVID-19 assessment.  Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) experts says Nigerians should continue the use of face mask and temperature checks until COVID vaccine is found.  Federal Government says Coronavirus curve is flattening and urges suspension of medics’ strike.  Next week, Federal Government will unpack post-pandemic recovery plan.  The Trade Union Congress (TUC) says no going back on the proposed nationwide protest slated for Wednesday, September 23.

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Local – News Headline for 17th September 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 17, 2020

126 new cases of COVID-19, total confirmed cases in Nigeria now 56,604.  Nigeria 60th independence logo unveiled by President Muhammadu Buhari.  The Federal Government of Nigeria to mark Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary with year-long celebration.  Buhari says Nigeria is the most prosperous black nation in the world.  Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) tackles finance minister as Nigeria’s revenue did not drop by 65%. The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu says Airlines with operator certificates to receive palliatives from the government. Court orders striking doctors to immediately resume work.

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International – News Headline for 17th September 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 17, 2020

9.2MILLION now in lockdown as Health secretary Matt Hancock announces new COVID curfew and restrictions. 550,000 without power in US due to deadly storms caused by Hurricane Sally. The statue of Spanish conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar in the south-western city of Popayán was toppled by Indigenous protesters. Current president of the United States, Donald Trump accused of sexual assault by former model Amy Dorris. Belarus protest leader Maria Kolesnikova has been charged with incitement to undermine Belarusian national security. United Nations experts call on Algerian authorities to ensure the release of Khaled Drareni who was sentenced to 2-year jail term.

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International – News Headline for 16th september 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 16, 2020

More than 200 prisoners escape Moroto facility in north-east Uganda. Barbados makes plans of becoming a Republican state next year by removing Queen Elizabeth as it’s head of state. Unicef calls on the Nigerian authorities to urgently intervene in an Islamic court’s decision to sentence a 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy. Hurricane Sally bringing a “life-threatening” storm surge and flooding hits US.  United Nations investigators accuse Venezuelan government of “committing egregious violations” amounting to crimes against humanity. Germany to take in more than 1,500 migrants from Greece, after the huge fire outbreak that left thousands homeless. Cyprus accuse Turkey of expanding ‘illegal drilling’ in East […]

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International – News Headline for 14th September 2020

Etha Ugoh September 14, 2020

Ten Tanzanian pupils burn to death in dormitory fire. Hurricane Sally forms off US Gulf Coast, threatens southern US states including Florida, Mississippi and Alabama. Donald Trump heads to California for wildfires briefing as death toll increases. David Cameron, Fifth UK former Prime Minister speaks out against post-Brexit bill. Yoshihide Suga is to succeed Shinzo Abe as he emerge Japan’s Next Prime Minister.  Belarus’s embattled leader, Alexander Lukashenko to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin as unrest continues. The rival government in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar resigns after Benghazi protests over poor living conditions and corruption. Russian opposition candidates win council seats […]

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International – News Headline for 12th September 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 12, 2020

Afghan-Taliban peace talks an ‘exceptional opportunity for peace’- says Head of Afghanistan’s peace council. Greek police on Lesbos island fire tear gas at protesting Moria migrants who were left homeless when their camp burned down on Wednesday. India-China dispute: Five missing Indian nationals has been released by China. Iran executes a wrestler, Navid Afkari who was accused of murder despite global intervention. Peru’s Congress begins impeachment movement against President Martín Vizcarra who is accused of trying to obstruct a corruption investigation. The legendary Jamaican musician, Toots Hibbert who fronted the reggae and ska band Toots & the Maytals from the […]

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Local – News Headline for 11th September 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 11, 2020

Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan says, ”Africa Won’t Get Democracy Right without adapting Electronic Voting System”. United Arab Emirates government tells Nigerians and other foreigners in the United Arab Emirates whose resident visas has expired have till November 17 to vacate the country. The authorities laid emphasis on those who violates the directive would be deported and would also pay fines under the UAE immigration regulations. The pan-northern socio-political organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum tells North-Central group that its membership is not by force. 18 Stranded Nigerians in India seek Buhari’s help to relocate to Nigeria after failure to find greener […]

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International – News Headline for 11th September 2020

Etha Ugoh September 11, 2020

“Over half a million people in Oregon flee from deadly wildfires that are raging across the Pacific Northwest”. – Says authorities. The EU threatens legal action if UK government does not scrap its controversial International Market Bill ‘by end of month’. The Japanese ship operator of the tanker that leaked over 1,000 tons of oil off Mauritius coast pledges to pay $9 million toward clean-up efforts in the areas affected.  European countries agree to provide shelter to minors on the Greek Island of Lesvos after the Moria refugee camp burned down. EU sea patrol stops United Arab Emirates ship with jet […]

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Technology

Technology – News Headline for 10th September 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 10, 2020

Huawei consumer chief Richard Yu announces it’s operating system plans to pre-install it’s own Harmony operating system on its smartphones from 2021. Google claims its AI is improving at recognizing Breaking News and Misinformation. Absent for 12 years, Ubisoft’s long-missing star, ”Prince of Persia” returns for a ”Sands of Time” remake.

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International – News Headline for 10th September 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 10, 2020

Microsoft reveals that Russian hackers who hacked the 2016 Democratic campaign targets US election again. Congo Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege under United Nations protection after receiving death threats. Death of an ICON: Dame Diana Rigg a Bond actress and star of The Avengers and Game Of Thrones dies at the age of 82. BRUSSELS warns Boris Johnson saying he has until the end of the month to make significant changes in his controversial Brexit deal or risk jeopardising trade talks. Citigroup appoints Jane Fraser new President and retail banking CEO. Making her the first woman to head up a major Wall Street Bank. Huge fire breaks out […]

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Entertainment – news headline for 8th september 2020

Etha Ugoh September 8, 2020

Keeping Up With The Kardashians over after 14 years, Kim Kardashian announces the end of her family reality show. David and Victoria Beckham reportedly caught Covid-19 during a trip to Los Angeles. Coronation Street stars, Helen Flanagan and Sally Dynevor enjoy fun filled time together with their daughters. Lucy Watson makes public her engagement to James Dunmore during a romantic Greek holiday.

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Sports

Sport – News Headline for 8th September 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 8, 2020

UEFA Nations League: Pick of tonight fixtures, ”England vs Denmark”. UEFA Nations League: Sweden take on defending Champions Portugal. Premier League Clubs agrees that all 28 September fixtures will be shown live on screen. Paris Saint-Germain preparations have been slowed down by coronavirus as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe among SEVEN stars isolating for their first two Ligue 1 games.

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Local – News Headline for 8th September 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 8, 2020

The Federal Government orders striking members of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to” return to their duty posts immediately”. Okonjo-Iweala seek global support as election for World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General position began in Geneva on Monday. Buhari cautions West African Leaders against tenure elongation as Akufo-Addo becomes new ECOWAS Chair. Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, calls on the National Assembly not to overlook every concern citizens have raised on the new Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA, 2020). Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere rejects Constitutional Review […]

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International – News headline for 8th september 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 8, 2020

The international rights group slams Malta for “unlawful” treatment of migrants in the Mediterranean attempting to cross from North Africa. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urges EU to be ‘ fair and impartial’ in Mediterranean row. A Belarus opposition leader, Maria Kolesnikova has reportedly been ‘detained at Ukraine border’. India and China accuse each other of firing provocative shots at borders. Two Australian journalists working in China have been flown out of China ‘amid diplomatic standoff’. Chinese Government imposes new visa restrictions on U.S media outlets. India reports its highest daily Coronavirus death toll. Prince Harry refunds £2.4m of taxpayers’ […]

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Local – News headline for 7th september 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 7, 2020

Nigeria’s Revenues have fallen by almost 60 percent since the COVID-19 Pandemic – says Buhari. Chris Ngige asks National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to end strike, Embrace Dialogue. Medical Experts says, there will be a massive surge of COVID-19 cases as Nigerians abandon face masks. ‘This is unacceptable’: The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) threaten mass action over fuel price hike. President Buhari attends ECOWAS Summit in Niamey, Niger Republic, submits COVID-19 Report. Millions of Nigerian Children are at risk of measles, polio and other diseases due to disruptions of immunisation routine as a result of the lockdown […]

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International – News Headline for 7th September 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 7, 2020

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s condition has improved say German doctors. United Nations investigates the killing of two 11-year-old girls who were shot dead in a raid by Paraguayan security forces on a rebel camp. Two Nigerian Men allegedly arrested over German Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) scam. Oil tanker filled with more than 270,000 tonnes of crude and diesel catches fire en-route to the Indian Port of Paradip. Nearly 300 Rohingya Muslims including Women and Children come ashore in Indonesia’s Aceh after 7 months at sea. Helicopters rescues hundreds from fast-moving wildfire near a popular recreation area in northern California.

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International – News Headline for 3rd September 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 3, 2020

US debt is predicted to exceed the country’s economy next year as government approves large amounts spending during the COVID-19 pandemic. South Africa healthcare workers protest and threaten to strike due to poor working conditions. Russia debunks Navalny’s poison accusations after German investigation: cautioning other countries against jumping into hasty conclusions. Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn reinstates his royal consort, Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi after found innocent of all accusations. Australia faces it’s first recession after many decades due to COVID-19 pandemic. A new pentagon report says, “China aims at doubling the size of its nuclear arsenal”.

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Local – News Headline for 3rd september 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 3, 2020

Nationwide Curfew has been adjusted from 12am – 4am by the Federal Government. Rivers State Government commissions Judges Quarters in Port Harcourt. Femi Gbajabiamila visites Ghana on diplomatic duties. The meeting aims at addressing the trading crises between Nigerians and Ghanians. Suspected bandits attack First Bank branch in Niger community. Buhari shows deep concern over the sudden hike in food prices in the country. Buhari approves November 1 as National Youth Day in Nigeria. FEC approves N26.06 billion for carrying out projects in the Ministries of Works and Housing, Aviation and Justice. CAN chairman, Apostle Alex Bamgbola, says: “Chief Femi […]

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Sports

Sport – News Headline for 1st September 2020.

Etha Ugoh September 1, 2020

NFL is handling the investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment within the Washington Football Team. Barcelona player, Ivan Rakitic set to join Sevilla. LeBron James applauds Chris Paul after Thunder force Game 7 vs. Rockets. Carlos Sainz says Ferrari needs to take a “very, very, very, very big step” to improve its engine for 2021. Anthony Gordon signs five-year contract with Everton. UEFA Nations League is back!

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Broadcast- News Headlines for 29th August 2020.

Etha Ugoh August 29, 2020

160 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, total confirmed cases now 53,477.  Nigeria will no longer tolerate Ghana’s act of hostility towards her citizen. – FG.  Buhari supports ECOWAS on 12 months transition plan in Mali.  FG mourns as helicopter crashes into Lagos home, killing all 3 onboard. Former Aviation Minister, Fani-Kayode says; ”Everything changed in Nigeria within 8 years”.

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Business – News headline for 26th august 2020

Etha Ugoh August 26, 2020

Buhari waives 35% tax on imported meters for one year while 6 million power users on queue to get FBU electricity meters. Sharp growth in fishing sub-sector GDP.  Edo Refinery and Petrochemical Company Limited (ERPC) applies to NNPC for crude supply.  Timipre Sylva says; ”The proposed PIB will create sustainability in oil and gas sector”.  CBN directs banks to name exporters failing to repatriate export proceeds. 

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Broadcast – News headline for 26th august 2020

Etha Ugoh August 26, 2020

UN building attack by Boko Haram is regrettable- says Buhari  NBA conference: ANICJ demands disinvitation of former Prime Minister of Britain, Mr Tony Blair as a speaker. NAFDAC receives 40 herbal formulations for approval to treat COVID-19.  In the remaining part of my tenure, I will focus on 9 areas of priority – Buhari.  FG commences preparatory work on New National Development Plan for the country.  FG appoints John Momoh UNILAG’s Acting Governing Council Chairman.   ”States agitating for state police can’t pay their workers’s monthly salaries” – says Presidency.  Due to the incessant killings of blacks, FG warns parents against […]

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Broadcast – News Headline for 24th august 2020.

Etha Ugoh August 24, 2020

”God is not happy with us over Southern Kaduna killings” – says Catholic Bishops.  El-Rufai and Sanusi meets in Kaduna.  ‘Edo modular refinery is privately owned not Obaseki’s project” – says APC.  Osagie Ize-Iyamu says; ”God is my godfather not Oshiomole”.  78,120 farmers abandon food production in Borno, Taraba, other states as a result to Boko Haram terrorist, Bandits and Herdsmen. 

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International – News Headline for 24th August 2020

Etha Ugoh August 24, 2020

Mali Junta agrees to free president and proposes 3 year military rule. Global deaths from COVID-19 top 800,000 according to an AFP count.  Australia records 17 new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday. Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis promises free Coronavirus vaccine for all. Trump’s sister, Maryanne Trump describes him as ‘cruel’, ‘liar’, on secret recordings by niece.

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Everything Else – News headline for 24th August 2020.

Etha Ugoh August 24, 2020

3 feared dead as police and Shi’ites clash in Kaduna on Saturday. Peacemaker tortured to death over N250 by 8 Lagos naval rating. Firemen prevent fire outbreak at site of vandalized NNPC pipeline in Lagos.  PlusTV Africa gives voice to millennials through “Tea time show”.  My loud music attracted my husband to me – says Tabitha, TV anchor/model. Omotola shares her COVID-19 story. 

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Sports

Sports – News Headline for 24th August 2020

Etha Ugoh August 24, 2020

Plateau FC of Jos aims to reach the Semi-Final 2020/2021 CAF Champions League.  Ex-Falcons coach, Mudasiru Yusuf dies in Osogbo on Saturday.  Mrs Kayode, FA-licensed football agent narrates how she freed her husband from “slave contracts”.  Angry PSG fans clash with police after defeat in Champion League Final.  Bayern Munich defeats PSG to win UEFA Champions League.

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Business – News headline for 24th august 2020

Etha Ugoh August 24, 2020

Naira falls by 108% against West African CFA.  Polaris Bank MD/CEO announces his retirement effective from August 31st, 2020. FG approves new oil and gas free zone for Akwa Ibom State.  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) prioritizes investors protection. ”Inconsistent government policies frustrates investments in oil sector” – says Total MD, Mike Sangster.

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Broadcast – News headline for 24th august 2020

Etha Ugoh August 24, 2020

322 new cases of COVID-19, total confirmed cases in Nigeria now 52,227.  NUPENG insists on strike until 175 members are recalled unconditionally before Wednesday. NBA President, Mr Paul Usoro (SAN) says; ”No ethnic considerations in NBA’s decision on El-Rufai”. El-Rufai at Conference would have given NBA chance to interrogate him – says Sanusi. ” We may lose all seats in 2023”- APC stalwart warns.  Many feared dead as police clash with IPOB members in Enugu. Sen Ovie Omo-Agege calls FG not to scrap Presidential Amnesty Program. 

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Business – News Headlines for 21st august 2020

Etha Ugoh August 21, 2020

AMCON takes over Northrich assets over N500m debt. Revenue loss due to commercialization of evacuation flights. NPDC largest producer of gas in Nigeria – says Kyari. South-South looses Foreign investors as oil runs dry. Airbnb, Home Rental Company set to go public, file IPO. Nigeria and Russia tach up economic ties. Nigerians can benefit from Grenada citizenship-by-Investment program. Infrastructure development will boost local tourism – says Hospitality experts.

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Broadcast – News headlines for 21st august 2020

Etha Ugoh August 21, 2020

476 new cases of COVID-19, total confirmed cases in Nigeria now 50,964. “Nigerians to be blamed for rise in COVID-19 cases”- says FG. FG to operate reciprocity principle for Int’l flights. FG shuts the door to European Union flights. Angola passenger plane impounded in Lagos by FG. Nigerians worry over spread of Coronavirus among students. 20 OOUTH staff and family of 4 test COVID-19 positive. Insensitivity of OOUTH management exposes 20 laboratory staff to COVID-19. Chiedu Ugbo reappointed NDPHC MD by Buhari. Mali’s Military Coup, ”an aberration” – says Buhari. IPOB warns FG,stop harassment of our members. N13.3nn approved by […]

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The Act and Art of Surrogacy

Online Radio - EI May 23, 2020

I stare at the window pane, watching the rain droplets pitter-patter as they trickle in a sensuous way down to the earth. I say a silent prayer for inspiration to write. It’s been gone for a while now. In the name of making money for myself and for familia upkeep, I have ignored my love. Tonight, I pick up my notepad,thinking of what to write and suddenly I remember a news I covered for the media company I work for. It was on Surrogacy.How babies have been abandoned by their parents in hospitals due to the travel ban, all over […]

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An Essay on Cyber Bullying.

Online Radio - EI May 22, 2020

Andrea Lopez was a Mexican Immigrant attending high school at the Riverdale Collegiate Institute in Canada. Having successfully migrated to Canada, she thought the best was yet to come for her. Andrea had a problem in school and it was the inability to blend in and the girls in her class did not help matters. They were pretty little savages in cute mini skirts, strutting the hallway, always the centre of attention. Andrea was always at the middle of their bullying spree. Somehow, they got to know she was living with her drunk of a father in a shack called […]

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