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Nasarawa Assembly shut down as lawmaker dies of coronavirus

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Sunday in Lafia announced the closure of the state’s House of Assembly following the death of a lawmaker as a result of COVID-19.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, on Sunday said that the state’s Assembly member, Suleiman Adamu, has died of the COVID-19 disease, becoming the first casualty in the state.

Governor Sule: Nasarawa assemblyman died of coronavirus

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, on Sunday said that the state’s Assembly member, Suleiman Adamu, has died of the COVID-19 disease, becoming the first casualty in the state.

Nasarawa Assembly member dies of coronavirus

A member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, representing Nasarawa central, Mr. Sule Adamu, has died of coronavirus.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

Governor Sule, Emir of Lafia visit deposed Emir Sanusi in Awe

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule and Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Sidi Bage, have visited deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, in his modest bungalow in Awe.
Renowned Nigerian academic and poet, Harry Garuba, is dead.

Nigerian poet Harry Garuba passes on in South Africa

Garuba passed away on Friday evening in South Africa, following a long illness.

One dead, two injured in Greek migrant camp fight

A 15-year-old Afghan boy fatally stabbed a compatriot and injured two others at the Moria migrant camp on the island of Lesbos, state agency ANA said Sunday.

Former minister urges federal government to invest more in education to stem increasing crime...

Former Minister of State for Education, Prof. Jerry Agada, has advised the federal government to invest more in the educational sector to avail Nigeria’s teeming youths greater opportunities to acquire formal education and be better developed citizens.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Governor Dickson, ANA to immortalise Gabriel Okara

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson and the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) have promised to build and name more projects after the late literary icon, Pa. Gabriel Okara.
Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi

Speaker: Nasarawa Assembly passed 40 bills, 80 resolutions in four years

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Thursday says it passed over 40 bills and 80 resolutions between 2015 and 2019.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

Police confirm killing of NDLEA official in Lafia

The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the killing of Mr Dennis Onoja, an official of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) by unknown persons in Lafia.
Abdullahi Sule

Governor Sule: I will prioritise security, revamp civil service

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Wednesday said his administration would prioritize security and equip the state civil service system for good governance of the state.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly

Senator Shehu Sani donates $1000 to Nigerian authors

Senator Shehu Sani has donated one thousand dollars to the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) for its 2019 Poetry prize.
Pius Adesanmi

SYNW mourns the passing of Prof. Pius Adesanmi

Pius Adesanmi. Prof. Pius Adesanmi, was among the 157 passengers and crew members that died in a plane crash on Sunday. The Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed on Sunday morning shortly after leaving Addis Ababa for Nairobi in Kenya.
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has announced plans to stop the production of the world's largest commercial passenger plane, the A380 superjumbo, by 2021.

Airbus to stop production of A380 superjumbo jet

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has announced plans to stop the production of the world's largest commercial passenger plane, the A380 superjumbo, by 2021.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Services sector up by 1.83 percent in 2018

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said the services sector of the economy measured by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.83 per cent in 2018.
Anezi Okoro

Octogenarian worries about Igbo language going extinct

An Octogenarian and writer, Prof Anezi Okoro, has expressed fears about the Igbo language going extinct in the hands of the present generation.
Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Bisi Fayemi: Social media destroying ‘our humanity’

Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has warned that the current use of the various social media platforms by majority of the youths and other internet savvy people is destroying ‘our humanity’ across the world.
Dr Peter Ngene, Soji Cole and Prof. Isidore Diala on Friday night emerged winners of the 2018 Nigeria LNG Prize for Science, Literature and Literary Criticism respectively.

Peter Ngene, Soji Cole, Isidore Diala win LNG prize for science, literature

Dr Peter Ngene, Soji Cole and Prof. Isidore Diala on Friday night emerged winners of the 2018 Nigeria LNG Prize for Science, Literature and Literary Criticism respectively.

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Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, leader of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP), was re-elected for a second four-year term as prime minister of Mongolia on Thursday.

Mongolian premier re-elected after parliamentary election victory

Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, leader of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP), was re-elected for a second four-year term as prime minister of Mongolia on Thursday.
Chelsea legend Frank Leboeuf has urged Blues boss Frank Lampard to save his cash rather than fork out for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho.

Philippe Coutinho cuts wages by 50% to extend Bayern Munich loan

Philippe Coutinho has extended his loan deal at Bayern Munich from Barcelona until the end of the 2019/20 season.
Everton boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has admitted that both the team’s strategy and the players’ attitude were wrong in the 4-0 defeat to Chelsea

Carlo Ancelotti lauds Alex Iwobi, others after victory over Leicester

Everton boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has hailed the positive mindset of his players after they claimed a 2-1 victory over Champions League hopefuls Leicester City on Wednesday.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian stocks down by N1.14 trillion in first half

Nigerian stocks closed the first half down with average loss of 8.80 per cent, equivalent to net capital depreciation of N1.14 trillion as investors struggled with a threesome of domestic macroeconomic uncertainties, global decline in crude oil price and trade wars and the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.

Petrol price hike a move to end subsidy regime – expert

Nigeria’s first professor of the Capital Market and former Imo State Finance Commissioner, Prof Uche Uwaleke, on Wednesday described the hike in petrol price from N123.50k/litre to a price band of N140.80 to N143.80 as an indication that the Federal Government was ready to gradually exit the fuel subsidy regime.