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Saudi Aramco profits dive 73% as coronavirus batters oil demand

Energy giant Saudi Aramco said on Sunday its second-quarter profits plunged a massive 73 percent due to sharply lower oil prices as the coronavirus crisis undercuts global demand.

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PenCom: States, others not funding 3.5 million workers’ pension

The National Pension Commission has faulted states and some private companies for not funding 3.5 million pension accounts opened by their workers as of the end of 2020.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Nigeria Police commence second phase of NHIS enrollment for retired officers

The Nigeria Police Force has commenced the second phase of the nationwide registration and capturing of retired police officers in the ongoing enrolment of officers on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara government relaxes curfew in Jangebe

The Zamfara State government has relaxed the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Jangebe town and other nearby communities.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits kidnap another 30 persons in Niger

No fewer than 30 persons were abducted in the early hours of yesterday by bandits, who invaded Jangaru village in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

Bishop Kukah: Nobody stands to gain anything if Nigeria breaks up

He also said it was not too much for Nigerians to ask the Federal Government to secure lives and property, noting that government at all levels must provide the enabling environment for citizens to thrive.

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Nigeria, South Korea strengthen cultural ties

As part of efforts to strengthen cultural ties between South Korea and Nigeria, the two countries have agreed to further explore and consolidate on the mutual cultural benefits, which started in 2010.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Kwara governor appoints seven new special advisers

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has appointed seven new Special Advisers (SAs).
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (middle) with selected Secondary School Students, from left, Okwudili Chukwu Emmanuel, Aliyah Ajao, Kabiru Lawal, Sanni Yahaya, Joy Oshinyemi and Boluwatife Olowogunle during the Symbolic presentation of Note Books to Secondary School Students in the State held at Governor's Office, Secretariat, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo State Govt.

Oyo governor says students free to wear hijab, begins distribution of exercise books

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, on Monday, kickstarted the distribution of over 2.7 Million free exercise books to all students in public secondary schools in Oyo State, stating that the move is part of efforts to improve the quality of education and give opportunities to students from all backgrounds in the state.
The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph N Ari, said the Fund is battling criminality and other security challenges in the country using skills acquisition.

ITF denies wrongful appointments, marginalization of Muslims

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has decried what it described as orchestrated efforts to malign, impugn and whip up negative sentiments against the agency and its functionaries through outright lies and calculated misinformation.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been recalled to the AC Milan squad after seven weeks out injured for Saturday’s Serie A match against Torino.

Stefano Pioli: AC Milan can get through decisive period without Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Stefano Pioli says AC Milan have reached a decisive moment in the Serie A season ahead of their league game against Udinese and has faith that his side can cope in the absence of injured striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.