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Two dead in Bauchi tanker explosion

Two people have reportedly lost their lives in Azare, headquarters of Katagum LGA in Bauchi State following a fire outbreak.
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative, Rt Hon Ahmed Idris Wase, has presented food items worth millions of naira to the Plateau State Government as palliative to ease the economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 lockdowns.

House of Reps deputy speaker donates food items to Plateau residents

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative, Rt Hon Ahmed Idris Wase, has presented food items worth millions of naira to the Plateau State Government as palliative to ease the economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 lockdowns.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

Bundesliga stars get coronavirus tests results same-day

Several Bundesliga players are being tested daily and receiving same day results after coronavirus cases were discovered in their squad.
As the coronavirus cases in Lagos State near 1000, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, opens a new 118-bed Isolation Center in the Gbagada area of the state.8

Lagos issues new guideline for reopening of market

Amid efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Lagos State Government has issued new guidelines for the reopening of markets and shopping malls across the state.
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Coronavirus: Nigeria may review 2020 budget – minister

To this end, the Federal Government is likely to review the N10.59 trillion 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly on December 5 and signed into law on December 17, 2019, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned terrorism and violent extremism in Libya, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Mauritania as well as some countries in East Africa.

President Buhari: Nigeria, Ethiopia relations will give concrete effect to AfCFTA

President Muhammadu Buhari has noted Nigeria and Ethiopia relations would give concrete effect to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Minister hails National Assembly on 2019 finance bill

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has lauded the attention, speed and commitment with which the National Assembly considered the Finance Bill 2019 submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari .
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has warned his players to utilize all their chances in today’s Africa Cup of Nations semifinal clash against Algeria at the Cairo International Stadium.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles begin preparations on Sunday

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will on Sunday begin preparations for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Benin Republic.

Measles outbreak: North East records 21,011 cases, 100 deaths – survey

States in the North East part of Nigeria recorded no fewer than 21,011 cases of measles with 100 deaths in the past few months.

Egypt’s Javier Aguirre names experimental squad from AFCON qualifier, Nigeria friendly

Egypt national team manager Javier Aguirre has named an experimental squad for their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Niger and a friendly away to Nigeria next month.
The Sudanese soldiers fight alongside Yemeni armed groups backed by Saudi Arabai, says NYT [Nael Shyoukhi- Reuters]

Report: Saudi Arabia recruited Darfur children to fight in Yemen

Saudi Arabia recruited children from Sudan's conflict-ravaged Darfur region to fight on the frontlines of its war in Yemen, the New York Times has reported.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

FG assures ECOWAS of fiscal policies to protect emerging industries, encourage investments

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, says the Federal Government will continue to deploy fiscal policies that will protect its industries and also encourage investments in critical sectors of the economy.

Governor Ishaku alleges helicopter loaded with arms lands in Taraba village

A helicopter suspected to be loaded with arms and ammunition was, last night, reported to have landed in a village called Jibu, located along River Benue, near Ibi, in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Salesboy to spend Christmas, New Year in prison for stealing motorcycle

A 20-year-old, Amuzat Ahmed, is to spend Christmas and the New Year in prison for stealing a motorcycle valued at N230, 000 and a Samsung Galaxy phone, an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court ruled in Lagos on Monday.

Russia 2018: Governor Ahmed hails Super Eagles’ qualification

Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has congratulated the Super Eagles for qualifying for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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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.