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Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, and Uganda's four time Presidential candidate Kizza Besigye attend a joint news conference over the government handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and a possible alliance against President Yoweri Museveni in the upcoming elections, in Wakiso district, in Kampala, Uganda June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa/File Photo

Ugandan presidential hopeful says police used bullets to disperse supporters

Ugandan pop star and presidential hopeful, Bobi Wine, said some of his supporters were injured on Saturday after police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse a crowd in the country’s east.

Sepp Blatter claims he was forced out of Fifa for bringing World Cup to...

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter does not see Africa hosting the Fifa World Cup anytime soon, and claimed that his support for the continent's 2010 tournament hosting rights led to him being forced out of the Zurich-based organisation.
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WHO scales up coronavirus, tuberculosis search with mobile testing in Kaduna communities

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Nigeria, has supported the screening of 2,306 persons for COVID-19 and 2,506 persons for Tuberculosis (TB), using Chest X-Ray, and GeneXpert machine through mobile testing in Kaduna State communities.

US: We’re disappointed in roles of political actors in Edo

The United States Embassy in Nigeria, Friday, expressed concern over allegations of interference by security forces in political matters ahead of the gubernatorial elections in Edo and Ondo States.
Out-of-favour Super Eagles forward Simy Nwankwo was among the goals for Crotone in their 3-1 win over Ascoli in Italian Serie B cracker on Friday.

Simy Nwankwo targets Super Eagles return as Serie B top scorer

Simeon ‘Simy’ Nwankwo has set his sights on making a comeback to the Super Eagles of Nigeria under the tutelage of Gernot Rohr following his wonderful goal-scoring form this season.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Africa’s coronavirus cases top 1 million, with South Africa worst-hit

The number of COVID-19 cases on the African continent have surpassed 1 million, figures from the Centre of Disease Control (CDC) showed on Friday, with South Africa the worst-affected.
Rwanda uses robots to protect doctors, who treat COVID-19 patients through minimising contact, Health Minister Daniel Ngamije said on Thursday.

Rwanda uses robots to protect doctors working with coronavirus patients – minister

Rwanda uses robots to protect doctors, who treat COVID-19 patients through minimising contact, Health Minister Daniel Ngamije said on Thursday.

US: Terrorists shut 9,000 schools in Nigeria, other African countries

The United States Africa Command has said terrorist groups including the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab, in the last five years, shut down over 9,000 schools in different African countries including Nigeria.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

VP: Nigerian government open to development, distribution of coronavirus vaccine

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government intends to examine every possible option in the development and distribution of a vaccine against the COVID-19 disease.
The Dubai Tourism says it has not banned Nigerians from visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Stella Fubara-Obinwa, its Director Africa, International Operations, has said.

Official: Dubai Tourism didn’t ban Nigerians from visiting UAE

The Dubai Tourism says it has not banned Nigerians from visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Stella Fubara-Obinwa, its Director Africa, International Operations, has said.

MTN seeks to sell $243m stake in Jumia

Reuters, yesterday, said its sources had revealed this, saying MTN which had previously marked the online retailer as a non-core business, is reviving plans for a sale after Jumia’s shares surged 142% this year, recovering from a dip in 2019. No final decisions about the sale have been made, the sources told Reuters.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Coronavirus death toll exceeds 700, 000 worldwide

Coronavirus deaths across the world have surpassed 700, 000, as cases continue to surge in countries yet to reach the peak of infections.
Pan-African investment company, Heirs Holdings has announced the appointment of Dan Okeke as Group Executive Director.

Heirs Holdings names new group executive director

Pan-African investment company, Heirs Holdings, has announced the appointment of Dan Okeke as Group Executive Director.

US: ISWAP, Al-Qaeda taking over West Africa

Commander of the US Special Operations Command, Africa, Maj. Gen. Davin Anderson, noted that the extremist groups have begun deploying strategies to re-establish themselves in the region and expand further in the continent without drawing attention.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland January 30, 2020. REUTERS

WHO sends experts to South Africa to help fight pandemic

The World Health Organisation has deployed a team of health experts to South Africa to assist the country contain the coronavirus pandemic.
The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on – going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.

Ralph Uwazuruike: Western leaders are hypocritical on Biafra

Founder of the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, and Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, BIM-MASOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has accused Western leaders, including Britain and the United States of America, of being hypocritical on the issue of Biafran independence.
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WHO: Coronavirus not been detected in breastmilk

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says COVID-19 virus has not been detected in breastmilk till date and so it is unlikely that it can be transmitted through breastmilk.
A worker packs cases of wine for distribution at Nederburg Wine Estate in Paarl, South Africa, July 8, 2020. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

PMI: South Africa’s sharp economic downturn extends into July

South Africa’s economic downturn extended into last month, though businesses still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic reported slightly less steep in output and new orders, a survey showed on Wednesday.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps uncovers abandoned power projects worth over N156 billion

The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Biafra group warns Miyetti Allah against operating security outfit in South-east, South-south

The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Saturday, warned Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure not to allow the Fulani Security group to operate in the Southeast and Southsouth to avoid bloody confrontation by both groups.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Governor El-Rufai: South should produce next President

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas.

LAWMA arrests 13 cart pushers for environmental laws violation

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.