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Nigerian government urged to ensure safe return of Benue IDPs to their homes

Benue State government has called on the federal government to do all in its power to ensure the safe return of the over 500,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) currently taking refuge in different camps across the state to their ancestral homes.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

Borno killings: AFAN expresses sadness, says disaster looms in food system

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Monday, expressed sadness over the gruesome killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State on Saturday while on their farms by Boko Haram insurgents.
China will impose temporary anti-dumping measures on wine imported from Australia from November 28, the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday, in a move likely to further escalate trade and diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Canberra.

China to impose anti-dumping measures on Australian wines

China will impose temporary anti-dumping measures on wine imported from Australia from November 28, the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday, in a move likely to further escalate trade and diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Canberra.
Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta government sues for peace as police returns to work

Delta State Government has appealed to youths to give peace a chance, as police return to duty in the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC: We will shock Nigeria’s political space with massive, unprecedented defections

The National Leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that the party will soon shock Nigeria’s political space with what it described as the massive and unprecedented defections ever witnessed in the political history of Nigeria as a country.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

Coronavirus cases surge as threat from antimicrobial resistance grows – WHO chief

More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic, the UN health agency chief told journalists on Friday as he launched a new report on the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance.

Recession: Financial expert seeks aggressive implementation of ESP

Uche Uwaleke, Professor of Finance and Capital Market, has called for early passage of the 2021 Appropriation Bill and aggressive implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), as the country enters recession.

Donald Trump’s treasury secretary denies trying to hinder incoming administration

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied Friday that by ending several emergency loan programs being run by the Federal Reserve, he was trying to limit the choices President-elect Joe Biden will have to promote an economic recovery.
Wall Street's main indexes opened lower on Friday as rising infections overshadow positive vaccine news [Shannon Stapleton-Reuters]

US stocks open lower as virus surge overrides vaccine hope

Wall Street’s main stock indexes opened lower on Friday, putting them on track to cap off another week of highs and lows as vaccine optimism is overshadowed by surging COVID-19 infections and the return of business sapping restrictions and shutdowns.
People wearing protective face masks wait in line outside a CityMD Urgent Care, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus continues, in the Bronx, New York, United States [Shannon Stapleton-Reuters]

US stocks extend sell-off as vaccine high fades

Wall Street’s main stock indexes opened lower on Thursday as soaring COVID-19 infections and concerns over the near-term economic damage its causing overpower this week’s positive news in the race for a vaccine.
The Community Policing Polo Tournament has galloped off on Thursday in Abuja.

Community policing polo tournament gallops off in Abuja

The event’s organisers said it will promote and strengthen the bond between the police and the community.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU: Nigerian government hasn’t met any of our demands

The hopes of the University students to return to schools soon may have been dashed as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that the Federal Government (FG) has not demonstrated any willingness to end the strike as it has refused to meet any of its demands to warrant students resumption despite various engagements.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country in respect of the #EndSars protest which turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

IGP orders deployment of five mobile police units in Edo

Against the backdrop of attacks by suspected cultists and criminal elements, particularly escapee and jailed criminals who escaped from two Prisons facilities in Benin and Oko, the Inspector General of Police has ordered the deployment of Five (5) Mobile Police Units in Edo state.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases exceed 65,000

The number of coronavirus infected persons in Nigeria has surpassed 65,000, amidst concerns over the imminence of a second wave against the backdrop of declined public attention to safety protocols.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

NIWA vows to sanction erring boatoperators, to enforce rights of way

Against the backdrop of recent boat mishaps that claimed many lives in Lagos , Benue and Niger states, the Management of National Inland Waterways Authority NIWA has warned boat operators across the country to adhere strictly to safety guidelines and Protocols or be prepared to face sanctions as provided by the law.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

BMO: President Buhari stands tall in Nigerian youths’ hall of fame

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has stated that no contemporary Nigerian leader has done more to empower young Nigerians than President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA alleged that some lawmakers were conniving with armed terrorists to introduce “satanic legislation.”

HURIWA asks President Buhari to sack IGP over mass looting, destruction

Against the backdrop of mass looting and destruction of public and private properties in some parts of the country by hoodlums, foremost rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to relieve Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, of his job, without further delay.

Fierce competition will keep petrol price moderate – marketers

Against the backdrop of the full deregulation of the nation’s downstream oil sector, major oil marketers have said fierce competition will moderate the pump prices of petrol.

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The European Union (EU) in collaboration with the German government has donated a solar hybrid system to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

EU, Germany donate solar hybrid system to NCDC

The European Union (EU) in collaboration with the German government has donated a solar hybrid system to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Daily Times reports.
Goalkeeper Alisson Becker added to Liverpool’s long injury list as Caoimhin Kelleher was handed his Champions League debut for Ajax’s visit to Anfield on Tuesday night.

Alisson Becker adds to Liverpool injury woes

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker added to Liverpool’s long injury list as Caoimhin Kelleher was handed his Champions League debut for Ajax’s visit to Anfield on Tuesday night.
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala named Forbes’ African of the Year

Nigeria's former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named by business magazine Forbes as the African of the Year, becoming the first woman to clinch the award.
Popular Nollywood star, Gideon Okeke, has enjoined Nigerians to boycott Nollywood movies, TV shows, due to the ill-treatment of actors in the industry.

Nollywood star calls for boycott, alleges ill-treatment of actors, actresses

Popular Nollywood star, Gideon Okeke, has enjoined Nigerians to boycott Nollywood movies, TV shows, due to the ill-treatment of actors in the industry.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE commence training for 1,700 women, youths in Katsina

Under the Special Open Apprenticeship Scheme, the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Katsina State office has commenced the training of 1700 persons drawn from across the 34 local government areas of the state.