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Opposition Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera addresses supporters after a court annulled the May 2019 presidential vote that declared Peter Mutharika a winner, in Lilongwe, Malawi, February 4, 2020. REUTERS-Eldson Chagara-File Photo

Malawi’s election cheer dampened by coronavirus surge

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera on Saturday ordered his inauguration ceremony be scaled down amid a surge of coronavirus cases, dampening excitement around his election win.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

Senate felicitates with Speaker Gbajabiamila at 58

The Senate on Thursday congratulated the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on his 58th birthday celebration, describing him as an anchor of democracy.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB celebrates Biafra Day peacefully

This year’s Biafra Day celebration which began today was held without any crisis as people were allowed to go about their businesses, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful quoted Nnamdi Kanu as saying on Saturday.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Trading resumes after Eid-el-Fitr celebration with 0.07% growth

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened trading on Wednesday after the public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration with a marginal growth of 0.07 per cent.

Children’s Day: Former assemblyman urges proper upbringing of children

Mr Dipo Olorunrinu, a former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has called for proper upbringing of children to guarantee their future as leaders.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Eid-el-Fitr: CAN lauds Muslims over compliance with coronavirus directives

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State Chapter, has commended Muslims in the state for complying with government directives on Eid-el-Fitr celebration amidst COVID-19.

NMA demands special hazard, risk allowances from Ekiti government

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ekiti chapter, has demanded the approval of special hazard and risk allowance for medical doctors operating in the state from Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Emmanuel Dennis reveals highlights of 2019/20 season

Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis says his goals against Real Madrid and Manchester United are the highlights of his 2019/20 campaign.
Senator Douye Diri is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Bayelsa State.

Bayelsa governor cancels 100 days in office celebration

The governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has announced the cancellation of his 100 in-office celebration, which includes the commissioning of selected projects, due to the COVID-19 pandemic across the world.
Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis has named his goals against Manchester United and Real Madrid as the highlights of his 2019-20 campaign.

Emmanuel Dennis: Why I performed Cristiano Ronaldo’s celebration at Santiago Bernabeu

Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis has named his goals against Manchester United and Real Madrid as the highlights of his 2019-20 campaign.

May Day: Oyo NUJ plans soft loans for members from central bank

The Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo Council, Ademola Baba­lola has disclosed that as a re­sult of salary slashing caused by pandemic Coronavirus otherwise known as Covid-19, the Council is working hard and talking with leaders on how to secure soft loans for members to do business of their own.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this on Monday via Twitter.

May Day: Senator Sirika regrets deplorable conditions of workers

Senator Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, has expressed regret over the unpleasant conditions of workers and the reduction in the wages of staff in the Nigerian aviation industry occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken the world by storm.

May Day: Delta speaker advises workers observe safety guidelines against coronavirus

The Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori, has felicitated with Nigerian workers on the occasion of today’s Labour Day Celebration, imploring them to observe the safety health protocol of regular hand washing with soap, use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser, social/physical distancing and the use of face mask.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Workers’ Day: Nigeria declares May 1 public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Friday, May 1, 2020 as public holiday to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day Celebration.
Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died due to complications from coronavirus. He was 52 years old.

Gospel singer Troy Sneed dies of coronavirus

Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died due to complications from coronavirus. He was 52 years old.
Dr. Dominic Ukpong, Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Health

Akwa Ibom discharges three coronavirus patients

Three survivors of the COVID-19 pandemic were on Sunday discharged from the Ibom Multispecialty Hospital Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has visited soldiers in the North East to get a first hand information on the ambush by terrorists on troops on March 22.

Boko Haram: General Buratai says he’ll remain on frontline until ‘final defeat’

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has admitted that the Boko Haram fight has lingered for too long and that the army is poised to root them up within a very short time.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Governor Ayade: It’s dangerous to protect lives ignoring livelihoods

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, has warned that since there will be life after the COVID-19 pandemic, there was the need for government to protect not just lives but also livelihoods.

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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 will decide on his future after the Champions League

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho who is currently on loan at Bayern Münich could play against Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League if Barcelona manages to knockout Napoli, and if Bayern defeats Chelsea.

Kebbi embarks on road networks

The Kebbi State Government has commenced the construction of road networks in Gwandu and Argungu Local Government Areas of the state.

Gunmen attack Ekiti community, abduct three

Gun wielding kidnappers numbering 10, on Friday evening attacked Isinbode Ekiti in Ekiti East Local Government Area of the State and abducted three persons.
The Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has restated its commitment toward promoting Nigeria’s investment opportunities.

Official: NIPC restates commitment to promoting Nigeria’s investment opportunities

The Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has restated its commitment toward promoting Nigeria’s investment opportunities.
A corrections officer stands guard in late June at San Quentin State Prison. More than a third of the inmates and staff at the prison in the San Francisco Bay Area have tested positive for the coronavirus. David Paul Morris-Bloomberg via Getty Images

California to release 8,000 prisoners

California will release up to 8,000 more prisoners to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in its crowded jails, according to authorities in the US state, one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.