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The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti partners NEPC to export banana

Ekiti State Commissioner for Trade and Industries, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua, has reiterated the commitment of the Kayode Fayemi-led administration to creating an enabling environment for individuals and corporate bodies.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Why we’re supporting small businesses with survival fund

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has explained that the Federal Government is investing in the small businesses sector to sustain the national economy.

Fintech firms launch open banking powered charity donations

Open Banking Excellence (OBE), Moneyhub Enterprise, and Streeva launch QR code-based open banking payments with automated Gift Aid today, providing people in the UK with another way to donate to charity.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has announced that he has signed a new five-year contract with the club.

Jack Grealish signs new five-year Aston Villa deal

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has announced that he has signed a new five-year contract with the club.
Workers are seen underground South Africa's Gold Fields South Deep mine in Westonaria, 45 kilometres south-west of Johannesburg, South Africa, March 9, 2017. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko-File Photo

World’s gold miners wary of production ramp-up despite price surge

The world’s top gold miners are retrenching after COVID-19 related shutdowns despite record prices for the yellow metal, with cost-conscious executives prioritizing investor returns over production growth.

Arik Air: Unions’ strike threat abuse of leadership position

The letter read in part: ”We strongly believe that the threat of strike action without an exhaustive use of the various channels of engagement, discussion, consensus and understanding is faulty and unlikely to yield the best outcomes for staff, the company and its faithful passengers.”

NCC ECCs process 1,500 virus-related calls – chief

The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has disclosed that over 1,500 COVID-19-related calls were received and processed through the Commission’s Emergency Communications Centres in the peak of the pandemic in Nigeria.

FRSC partners foundation on drivers certification

Rivers Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has pledged to collaborate with ‘Save a Life Foundation’ towards ensuring mental and overall wellbeing for drivers to curtail road accidents related deaths.

ICT expert wants standard computer centres in Nigerian schools

An Ilorin based Information Communication Technology (ICT) expert, Mr Tope Oluwole, has advocated the need for compulsory standard computer centres in schools across the country.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has lauded Ms Chioma Odidika, a Nigerian resident in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, who was honoured with an Integrity Award by the Sheriff of Richland County for returning $4,000 USD.

NIDCOM chief lauds Nigerian honoured with Integrity Award in US for returning $4,000

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has lauded Ms Chioma Odidika, a Nigerian resident in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, who was honoured with an Integrity Award by the Sheriff of Richland County for returning $4,000 USD.
The Renault Formula One team will be renamed Alpine F1 from 2021, competing in French colours to showcase the carmaker’s sportscar brand, new company CEO Luca de Meo announced on Sunday.

Renault to be renamed Alpine F1 from 2021 season

The Renault Formula One team will be renamed Alpine F1 from 2021, competing in French colours to showcase the carmaker’s sportscar brand, new company CEO Luca de Meo announced on Sunday.
Premier League has been hit by 14 new cases of coronavirus since teams returned to training, reports claim.

Chinese fans ‘demand’ EPL action after TV rights row

Chinese football fans were left sweating on Friday after the Premier League pulled the plug on a mega-money broadcasting deal, just over a week before the new season kicks off.
America’s top athletes may be banned from the Olympics and other major sports events if the U.S. follows through on its threat to withdraw funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency.

US threat to pull WADA funding may bar Americans from Olympics

America’s top athletes may be banned from the Olympics and other major sports events if the U.S. follows through on its threat to withdraw funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook will stop accepting new political ads a week before the US presidential election

Facebook will stop taking new political advertising in the United States in the seven days leading up to the election, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today as part of a series of steps the company is taking to protect against election interference.
Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Agba, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the ongoing 34th West African Power Pool (WAPP) co-ordination meeting of technical and financial partners, said that this decision was adopted by the ECOWAS ministers in charge of energy on December 4, 2018 and subsequently approved by the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on December 22, 2018 through Supplementary Act.

Nigerian government to electrify rural communities with N2.3 trillion under ESP

Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, the Minister of State Power said this in Abuja on Tuesday, while inaugurating the First 12 Kilo Watts Peak (KWP) Volus Solar for Health (VSFH) Mini-Grid with 58 KWH Battery Bank at Karu Primary Health Centre initiated by Volus Energy Ltd.
Ajax and Netherland midfielder Donny Van De Beek, 23, has eventually completed his Manchester United medical ahead of his £40million transfer to the Premier League club.

How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer convinced Donny van de Beek to choose Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was the key to Manchester United’s capture of Dutch star Donny van de Beek, according to The Athletic.
WORLD Shipping giant, Maersk Nigeria Limited has said that its offices in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria remain open to customers to transact their businesses.

Maersk suspends peak season surcharge on Nigerian bound cargoes

Maersk Line has instructed its commercial department to stop applying the peak season surcharge from 1st September 2020.
TikTok has sued President Donald Trump’s administration for banning transactions with parent company ByteDance.

US may extend crackdown on Chinese apps – Donald Trump adviser

The White House may target more Chinese apps, said Peter Navarro, a key trade adviser to President Donald Trump, as pressure on TikTok appears set to force a sale of the popular social media platform.

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Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: We don’t want inconclusive election in Edo

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to make sure the collation of the election is monitored and go well just like the election itself.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Edo election: Votes sold for N1,000 to N15,000 – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development on Saturday condemned the high incidence of vote-trading recorded in the Edo State governorship election.

Sultan turbans 15 district heads in Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Saturday turbaned 15 new District Heads in Sokoto State.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the Coronavirus pandemic had shown Nigerians that there was need for prayers.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Pre-primary classes remain closed in Lagos

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that pre-primary classes in public and private schools across the state are to remain closed until further announcements are made.
Crystal Palace's Ivorian striker Wilfried Zaha celebrates scoring his side's third goal in the 3-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha explains Jordan Ayew penalty swap against Manchester United

Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha has englightened the public on the incident leading to replacing Ghana striker Jordan Ayew in retaking a missed penalty during Saturday's Premier League triumph over Manchester United.