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NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.
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Nigeria records lowest daily virus cases in three months

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 221 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: No date yet for resumption of schools

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption even though the federal government had continued to engage stakeholders.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Federal government yesterday extended the ease of lockdown in the country by another four weeks, saying coronavirus was now in 536 of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola disclosed this on Saturday.

Work resumes in Osun after Eid-el-Kabir holiday

Workers in Osun resumed work on Monday after observing Thursday and Friday Eid-el-Kabir public holiday declared by the Federal Government.
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 set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday disclosed that the state has recorded its first coronavirus death.

Official: Osun’s new coronavirus case ‘sneaked in’ from Kano

The Osun State government says the new case of coronavirus recorded in the state “sneaked in” from Kano.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Osun records two new coronavirus cases

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, who disclosed this in a statement in Osogbo on Sunday, noted that the two new cases were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, (NCDC) last night.
A witness yesterday gave an account of how Osun State House of Assembly Speaker Timothy Owoeye was duped of N38 million by fraudsters.

Osun Assembly resumes legislative activities amid coronavirus fears

Osun State House of Assembly on Wednesday resumed legislative activities in spite of the ravaging coronavirus.
Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola: Osun to stop environmental pollution by regulating mining

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has declared that mining activities will henceforth be regulated in Osun State.

Gunmen kill Osun civil servant on Ife-Ibadan expressway

A public servant in Osun State, Mr. Adenipekun Ademiju, was shot dead on Wednesday by gunmen on Ife-Ibadan expressway.
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Osun SDP dumps Iyiola Omisore, denies him senatorial ticket

Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Atakunmosa West Local Government Council of Osun State has dumped the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the just concluded governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, and endorsed the candidature of Peoples Democartic Party (PDP), Chief Francis Adenigba Fadahunsi, as their choice to support in the forthcoming general election.

US trains 187 Nigerian students on robotics

The United States Consulate General Lagos, in collaboration with RoboRAVE International, a U.S.-based robotics education academy, trained 187 Nigerian students on robotics.

LAUTECH reduces hiked tuition fees

The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has reviewed downward the increment in students fees it announced in July.

Osun guber election tribunal begins sitting in Osogbo

The newly constituted Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Osun State yesterday began sitting on petitions and counter-petitions filed over the just concluded Osun State governorship election.
Gboyega Oyetola

Osun tribunal begins sitting on governorship election petition

The newly constituted Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Osun on Monday begun sitting on petitions and counter petitions filed over the just concluded Osun State Governorship Election in the state.

All eyes on Osun election tribunal

The convention since the return of Democracy to Nigeria in 1999 has been that once an election result has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, it can only be looked into by the relevant election tribunal.

Iyiola Omisore: I’m not on watch list since I have no corruption case with...

The former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has clarified issues emanating from the non-inclusion of his name in the travel ban and security watch list recently released by the Federal Government, saying, “I have no corruption charge against me.”

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate resumes plenary amid leaking roof

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Online publications linked to Russian intelligence agencies have been spreading false or misleading information about coronavirus vaccines, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing an official at the US Department of State’s Global Engagement Center

World Bank, African Union agree plan to accelerate vaccinations

The World Bank will partner with the African Union to help accelerate coronavirus vaccinations on the continent, the Washington-based lender said.

Myanmar anti-junta militia vow to take on army in a major city

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Scotland manager Steve Clarke and AS Roma gaffer Jose Mourinho have praised the performance of Billy Gilmour as Scotland fought hard to earn a 0-0 draw with England at Wembley Stadium on Friday.

Steve Clarke, Jose Mourinho hail Scotland’s Billy Gilmour

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U.N. chief Antonio Guterres appointed for second term

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was appointed for a second five-year term on Friday by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly.
While Italy dominated most of the game, they only managed to score once in the first half through Matteo Pessina despite Wales being reduced to 10 men when Ethan Ampadu was sent off after 55 minutes.

Euro 2020: Italy continue perfect form with win vs Wales

Italy continued their perfect run in the European Championship with a 1-0 win against 10-man Wales at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

World Sickle Cell Day: ‘Bone marrow transplant best option for sickle cell patients treatment’

Dr Taiwo Aderemi, Community coordinator, Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF) in Nigeria , has called on Nigerian Government and all the federal and state teaching hospitals in the country to give more attention to people living with sickle cell disease by investing in research and facility to do bone marrow transplant in Nigeria and to make same available and assessable to every sickle cell patients in the country.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia's President Vladimir Putin meet for the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland June 16, 2021. Sputnik-Mikhail Metzel-Pool via REUTERS

Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden agree at summit to return respective ambassadors

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed at their first summit on Wednesday to return ambassadors to each other's capitals after they were withdrawn earlier this year.