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Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
An employee of Daimler demonstrates steering by the Drive Pilot Level 3 autonomous driving system in a new Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousine on the company's test center near Immendingen, Germany October 14, 2020. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Mercedes targets evolution rather than revolution in self-driving car push

The Germans, pioneers in developing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), are taking a step-by-step approach to releasing new technology, waiting for their own engineers, rather than the general public, to validate their system. Both approaches – one conservative and one radical in nature – are designed to push highly automated driving on to public roads, a step that could massively reduce accidents, since computers have faster accident-avoidance reflexes than humans.

Police arraign ex-lawmaker, ex-governor’s aide, three others for ‘arson’

A former House of Assembly member, Dayo Akinleye; Afolabi Ariyo, a former aide of Ex-Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, and three others, on Tuesday, appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court for the criminal act of deliberately setting property ablaze during the #EndSars protest in the state
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has lamented the under-utilisation of the capacity of police lawyers.

Ondo election: IGP promises hitch-free guber poll

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has assured Nigerians especially the people of Ondo State, of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to build upon the gains recorded during the Edo governorship election.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Equities market advances by N37 billion

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market capitalisation on Friday improved further by N37 billion following price growth in some blue chips.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE strengthens investor protection, upgrades X-Whistle

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced the upgrade of its whistleblowing platform, X-Whistle.

Man in court for allegedly defrauding ex-wife of N1.7 million

A 40-year-old man, Ishola Kamorudeen, on Tuesday appeared in an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding his former wife, Rukayat Mufutau, of N1, 740, 000.

Yemeni al-Qaeda execute dentist for ‘spying’

Al-Qaeda militants in war-torn Yemen executed a dentist accused of spying for the government and guiding US drone strikes targeting the Islamist extremists, a local official said on Sunday.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.

Herdsman to die by hanging for killing colleague in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti Division, on Thursday sentenced a 25 years old herdsman, Mohamodu Haruna, to death by hanging for killing a fellow herder, one Mohamadu Usman.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE sustains negative sentiment, ASI down 0.39 per cent

Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday maintained negative sentiment, with the All-Share Index (ASI) declining further by 0.39 per cent.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court jails three oil thieves in Lagos

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State, has convicted and sentenced three men Edward Alade, Emmanuel Amqawei and Kennedy Segbenu to one year imprisonment each for illegally dealing in petroleum products.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

EFCC arraigns illegal oil dealer over unlawful 800 million tonnes oil deal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned Joseph Shittu, an illegal oil dealer, in a Federal High Court in Lagos over unlawful dealings in 800 metric tonnes of petroleum products.
President Muhammadu Buhari shortly after his nationwide broadcast, signed Proclamation Order on the General Management of Covid-19 in Lagos, Ogun, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory and other States in Nigeria.

President Buhari signs proclamation order on management of coronavirus in Lagos, Ogun, Kano, FCT

President Muhammadu Buhari shortly after his nationwide broadcast, signed Proclamation Order on the General Management of Covid-19 in Lagos, Ogun, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory and other States in Nigeria.
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Official: Katsina to support resettlement of IDPs

National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) says it has received a letter from katsina State Government for the implementation of Resettlement City Development Housing Project in the state.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Nigeria stock market capitalisation drops further by N656 billion

Panic sell off continued on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday with the market capitalisation shedding N656 billion in what an expert attributed to fear of naira devaluation.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has revoked the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of the Durbar Hotel belonging to the late Gen. Sani Abacha on Muhammadu Buhari Way by Independence Way, Kaduna.

Governor El-Rufai revokes certificate of occupancy of hotel owned by General Abacha

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has revoked the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of the Durbar Hotel belonging to the late Gen. Sani Abacha on Muhammadu Buhari Way by Independence Way, Kaduna.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Investors shift to penny stocks as decline continues

Investors appeared to be making strategic shift to dividend-hunting among low-priced stocks as the bearishness at the Nigerian equities market continued to mitigate share prices of most large and mid-cap stocks.

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Some South-West governors and ministers, on Sunday, visited the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the destruction of public and private facilities in the state.

Lagos government lifts curfew

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has lifted the curfew he imposed on the state after the #endsars protest was hijacked by looters and hoodlums.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said on Saturday he had light COVID-19 symptoms and was nearing the end of treatment.

Top Turkish officials close to President Erdogan test positive for coronavirus

Two top Turkish officials who work closely with Turkey’s president have said they tested positive for COVID-19.
Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Nigeria to spend N75 billion on youth development in three years – minister

Minister for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Senator George Akume, said the Buhari-led Federal Government plans to spend N75 billion on youth development in form of support for communities, skill acquisition and realisation of their potentials within the next three years.

Nigerian government clarifies position on social media regulation

The Minister of Imformation and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the clarification on Saturday in Lagos when he inspected the headquarters of The Nation newspaper and TV Continental (TVC) that were attacked during the #EndSARS protest.

Obong of Calabar tells Cross River governor to step aside to learn about governance

The Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, has called on Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State to step aside to enable an interim administration teach him how to handle administration and governance.