Nigeria

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos set to reopen economy

The Lagos State Government would soon embark on the ‘Register-to-Open Initiative’ toward the gradual reopening of the economy in the state.
Air Peace airline has taken delivery of a new ERJ-145 aircraft to help boost its domestic and regional operations.

India celebrates first direct flight from Nigeria

The government of India celebrated the first direct flight from Nigeria when the nation’s major carrier, Air Peace, airlifted 312 of its citizens from the Murtala Muhammd International Airport (MMIA), Lagos to Kochi.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Ex-militants: Lawmakers linked to NDDC graft must face trial

Niger Delta ex-militants at the weekend appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that federal lawmakers indicted for corrupt practices in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) were arrested and tried before the end of his tenure.
The Wife of Ondo State Governor, Mrs. Betty Akeredolu, has decried the rate at which many Nigerian men abandon the responsibility of training children to their wives alone.

Ondo government denies funding governor’s wife’s NGO

The Ondo State Government has denied allegations the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN) drew funds from its coffers.

Benue taskforce intercepts tanker loaded with almajiris, motorcycles

The state COVID-19 member explained that the tanker which was not carrying any consignment of oil was found with 11 motorcycles strapped to its body while seven persons suspected to be destitutely known as almajiris were found stowed in its passenger hold.

Imo monarch seeks lockdown extension

The Chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers told the Federal Government on Sunday to extend the current lockdown as the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria nears the 10,000 mark.
Popular Nigerian Singer, Tiwa Savage has bemoaned the poor supply of electricity in the country.

Tiwa Savage laments poor power supply in Nigeria

Popular Nigerian Singer Tiwa Savage has bemoaned the poor supply of electricity in the country.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

FCT discharges 11 coronavirus patients

The federal capital territory (FCT) has discharged 11 patients who were diagnosed of COVID-19.
The Northern Governors’ Forum said it is shocked and devastated over the death of former Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru.

IPMAN mourns Maikanti Baru, condoles family, NNPC management

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Kano chapter, has commiserated with the Management of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over the death of its immediate past Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

N2 billion loan: Ebonyi indigenes seek holistic probe of state’s finances

Ambassador Paschal Oluchukwu, Convener of the Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID), has urged the nation’s anti-graft agencies to immediately undertake an holistic probe of the finances of Ebonyi State in the last 16 years in the light plethora of its abandoned projects and huge debt overhang.
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Financial Autonomy: Presidential committee tasks governors on strict compliance

The Presidential Implementation Committee on Financial Autonomy for Judiciary and Legislature has urged governors to comply with the Executive Order 10.

Wife of Nigerian stranded in Egypt seeks help

Mrs Sadiya Salisu, the wife of Mas’ud Salisu, a Nigerian stranded in Egypt, has called for the Federal Government’s intervention to facilitate his return home.
Prof. Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State.

Governor Ayade hands over 52 housing units to Bakassi IDPs, widows

Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, at the weekend handed over an ultra modern housing estate comprising 52 units to displaced Bakassi indigenes including widows.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God said today that the rampaging coronavirus will soon recede.

Pastor Adeboye: Lockdown’ll lead to baby boom

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic would produce “great things”.

Proprietors tell Nigerian government to forget using schools as isolation centres

Private school owners under the aegis of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools have said they weren’t ready to convert their facilities to isolation centres.

Plateau PDP, Senator Gyang grieve over killings by bandits

The Deputy Chairman Senate Committee on Defence and Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, and the Plateau State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have expressed their grief over the gruesome killing of five persons in Miango community by bandits in Bassa Local Government Area the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Executive Order 10: President Buhari has stripped govs of emperorship toga – BSO

Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), South East zone, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing Executive Order 10, 2020, saying it will stop state governors from parading themselves as emperors in their various states.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said this in Maiduguri on Sunday while reacting to allegations that his men failed to respond to call to bomb the insurgents when the attack was going on.

NAF chief meets senior officers over insecurity

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, has met in Kaduna with air components commanders, instructor pilots and other pilots as well as the General Officer Commanding 1 Division Headquarters Nigerian Army on operations in the North West and North Central against banditry, cattle rustling and other crimes.

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Serie A will remain suspended until at least June 14, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has confirmed.

Serie A announce fixtures for remainder of season

There is still a lot to be decided in the Italian top flight, including the title as leaders Juventus currently sit one point ahead of second-placed Lazio.
The Kano State Government says it has conducted 4,735 Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Nigeria records 416 new cases of coronavirus

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria have risen by 416, according to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night.

Ogun NMA, resident doctors knock governor over comment on strike

The Nigeria Medical Association, Ogun State chapter and the South-West caucus of the Association of Resident Doctors, on Monday, attacked the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, for berating doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.
Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has opened up on how he was sacked by the club.

Brendan Rodgers opens up on Liverpool sacking

Rodgers arrived at Liverpool in 2012, but he was sacked three years later. The decision was announced after Liverpool drew 1-1 with Everton at Goodison Park in 2015.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to keep David Luiz at the club for another year, but a key condition of that could be that he agrees to a pay cut as part of his contract extension.

Arsenal set key condition for extending David Luiz’s contract

Arsenal are reportedly ready to keep David Luiz at the club for another year, but a key condition of that could be that he agrees to a pay cut as part of his contract extension.