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Dollar slips after political wrangling slows rally

A dollar rebound faltered on Tuesday as political wrangling over a United States relief plan and the gloomy outlook weighed on the currency.
United States Army soldiers can no longer use TikTok on government-owned phones following a decision to ban the app.

Donald Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to seal TikTok deal

President Donald Trump only agreed to allow Microsoft to negotiate the acquisition of popular short-video app TikTok if it could secure a deal in 45 days, three people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

FIFA says no reason for Swiss authorities to investigate Gianni Infantino

Global soccer body FIFA has said there is no reason for Swiss authorities to launch criminal proceedings against its president Gianni Infantino who will continue in his role as normal.

Super Falcons striker Ini Umotong joins Swedish club Vaxjo

Super Falcons striker Ini Umotong has completed her move to Swedish Damallsvenskan club Vaxjo on an 18-month deal.
The logo of French oil and gas company Total is seen in a petrol station in Paris, France February 6, 2020. REUTERS-Gonzalo Fuentes-File Photo

Total suffers first quarterly loss since 2015

Total suffered its first net loss in five years in the second quarter due to the plunge in crude prices triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the French oil company said Thursday.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland January 30, 2020. REUTERS

WHO says coronavirus by far its worst global health emergency

The new coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 16 million people is easily the worst global health emergency the World Health Organization (WHO) has faced, its director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated this on her Twitter handle on Thursday.

NIDCOM: More Nigerians stranded in Europe set to return home

The Federal Government has revealed that more Nigerians stranded in France and other European countries, due to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, are being evacuated to the country.
Young adults are driving the new cases of COVID-19 higher in Canada, health authorities said Sunday, warning of serious health consequences and suggesting strict prevention measures.

Young adults face high risk of coronavirus infections

Young adults are driving the new cases of COVID-19 higher in Canada, health authorities said Sunday, warning of serious health consequences and suggesting strict prevention measures
Super Falcons striker Uchenna Kanu was on the score sheet for Linkopings in their Swedish Damallsvenskan game against Djurgardens on Saturday.

Super Falcons striker bags award in US

Super Falcons and Linköpings of Sweden forward Uchenna Kanu has been voted the Polk County Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year, in the 2020 All Sports Awards and Hall of Fame ceremony on Tuesday night in the United States of America.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

NIDCOM: Nigeria has evacuated 6,317 nationals

About 6,317 Nigerians have been evacuated from around the world since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, a government official said Tuesday.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Global Fund: Nigeria receives $890 million to tackle HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

Nigeria has received an $890 million grant from the Global Fund to reduce the burden of HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria over an implementation period of three years, beginning from 2021 to 2023.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium with the trophy. REUTERS-Leonhard Foeger-Pool

Lewis Hamilton wins in Hungary to take championship lead

A masterful Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix in dominant style and for a record eighth time on Sunday to wrest the Formula One championship lead from Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas.
A witness' photo of the bus crash near the Columbia Icefield in Alberta's Jasper National Park, in which three people were killed and several more injured. (Facebook-Randy Cusack)

Three dead, many injured in Canadian glacier accident

A glacier-viewing bus overturned on Saturday at a popular tourist spot in the Canadian Rockies, killing three people and seriously injuring several others, news reports said.
The missions gave the assurance in New York during a collaborative meeting between the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, and the new Nigerian Consul-General in Atlanta, Mrs Aishatu Musa.

Nigeria arranges three more evacuation flights from US

The Federal Government has arranged three more flights to evacuate Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The government-run National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said a group known as “APT29”, Cozy Bear and The Dukes had targeted organisations developing vaccines in Britain, the U.S. and Canada.

UK accuses Russia of trying to hack, steal coronavirus vaccine data

UK and its allies accused Russian intelligence services on Thursday of attempting to steal information on the development of COVID-19 vaccines through “irresponsible cyberattacks.”
Mozilla’s VPN service has officially launched and is now available for Windows and Android in six countries worldwide, including the US, Canada, and the UK, the company announced today.

Mozilla’s VPN launches out of beta on Windows and Android

Mozilla’s VPN service has officially launched and is now available for Windows and Android in six countries worldwide, including the US, Canada, and the UK, the company announced today. The service is available for $4.99 a month, and, like other VPNs, it’s designed to make your web-browsing more private and secure. As part of the move, the service is being rebranded from Firefox Private Network to Mozilla VPN, a change that was announced last month.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: We tackled corruption, saved billions of dollars during my tenure as minister

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a global finance expert and Nigerian-nominated candidate for the position of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General, has said during her tenure as the finance minister of Nigeria, “we saved billions of dollars that were channeled to other priorities”.
Sebastian Vettel says he has no intention of “running away” from the Ferrari Formula 1 team before the end of the 2020 season.

Red Bull and Racing Point say no room for Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull gave a “definite no” on Friday to four-times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel’s hopes of returning to them next year while rivals Racing Point politely closed another door to the German.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that all ongoing investigations into previous and new corruption cases would be thoroughly pursued.

NDDC invites President Buhari to commission road project in Bayelsa

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to commission a 29-kilometre road linking Ogbia community to Nembe in Bayelsa State.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria losing 20,000 women annually to poor breastfeeding – minister

To this end, the government has recommended early initiation of breastfeeding within an hour of birth, exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, continued breastfeeding up to two years of age or beyond, and introduction of appropriate complementary food as from six months.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 10 suspects, recover arms, ammunition in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State on Tuesday says it arrested 10 suspects in July for various criminal offences within the state.
Super Eagles forward, Henry Onyekuru will be on the sidelines for the next two weeks after getting injured in training for French Ligue 1 side, Monaco.

Henry Onyekuru rejoins Monaco after loan stint at Galatasaray

Nigeria winger Henry Onyekuru rejoined Ligue 1 club Monaco on Tuesday ahead of the new season.
Petroleum dealers in Anambra have threatened to shut down operations in 21 days over alleged government multiple levies and indebtedness.

Petroleum dealers in Anambra threaten shutdown over multiple taxes, gives ultimatum

Petroleum dealers in Anambra have threatened to shut down operations in 21 days over alleged government multiple levies and indebtedness.