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Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Nigeria sets up task force for control of coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and 11 others as members of the the Presidential Task Force for the Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Kaduna develops social protection policy

The Kaduna State Government has commenced the development of a social protection policy to guide the implementation of Social Protection Programmes (SPP) in the state.
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio Thursday. Tony Dejak-AP

US Senate prepares to set Donald Trump trial in motion

Articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress will be formally read to the Senate Thursday, setting in motion a historic trial that threatens the US leader with removal from office.

140,000 die in measles outbreaks

More than 140,000 people worldwide have died from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC).
The governorship and senatorial elections holding in Kogi State have witnessed a large turnout of voters. 2

Bayelsa/Kogi guber: YIAGA AFRICA urges INEC to extend voting period

YIAGA AFRICA, a Civil Society Organisation (NGO) on Saturday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend voting period in the ongoing Bayelsa and Kogi election.
Co-Founder and CEO of Twitter , Jack Dorsey, has left Nigeria after four days of visit to Lagos and Abuja. Mr Dorsey aptly announced his departure on Monday, of course via Twitter.

Former minister, Twitter chief advocate use of technology to tackle unemployment

A former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the co-founder/Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, have called on Nigerian youths to leverage technology to reduce the level of unemployment in the country.
Antonio Guterres

UN chief appoints Aliko Dangote, Akinwumi Adesina, 25 others to fight global malnutrition

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has appointed Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and 25 other persons as global leaders, who would champion the...
The Deputy Governor of Delta State of Nigeria, Mr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro

Security agents’ burning, spilling seized crude into river destructive, unacceptable – Delta deputy governor

Deputy Governor of Delta State, Mr. Kingsley Otuaro, has described as worrisome and objectionable, the prevailing practice by security agents of setting on fire vessels and barges laden with crude oil seized from oil thieves and spilling unprocessed crude in the rivers.

NIMC joins secure identity alliance

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has joined the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), as an Advisory Observer.
Dapo Abiodun

Dapo Abiodun: We’re satisfied with Governor Amosun’s transition plan

Engr. Naimot Salako-Oyedele, Deputy Governor-Elect of Ogun State, who is the head of Dapo Abiodun Transition Committee, has expressed satisfaction at the handover plan by the outgoing government of Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
YIAGA AFRICA's WatchingTheVote (WTV)

Supplementary poll: YIAGA expresses worry over possession of arms by thugs

YIAGA AFRICA, a Civil Society Organisation, has expressed worry over possession of small and light arms by political thugs during Saturday’s supplementary election in some states, Dr Hussaini Abdu, Chair, YIAGA AFRICA said this at a news conference on the outcome of the group’s observation during the supplementary election.
YIAGA AFRICA's WatchingTheVote (WTV)

YIAGA AFRICA verifies 2019 election results

YIAGA AFRICA, a civil society organisation, on Wednesday verified the Presidential elections results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Hadiza Bala Usman to speak at WISCAR conference

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former president of Liberia, and Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, are some of the scheduled speakers for WISCAR’s (Women in Successful Careers) annual leadership and mentoring conference.
NSA Monguno signing the Code of Conduct to join global effort against terror

Nigeria joins global fight against terror

The National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno, has signed a Code of Conduct, aimed at making Nigeria to join efforts by the global community to actively engage in the fight against terror in all its forms.

Nigeria signs code of conduct to actively fight terror

Nigeria has signed a Code of Conduct, aimed at joining efforts by the global community to actively engage in the fight against terror in all its forms.

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Miners work deep underground at Sibanye Gold's Masimthembe shaft in Westonaria, South Africa, April 3, 2017. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings-File Photo

Sibanye-Stillwater to declare force majeure on South African platinum output

Platinum producer Sibanye-Stillwater said on Monday it would declare force majeure on supply contracts for platinum group metals after it temporarily closed its South African mines to comply with a three-week national lockdown.
Neymar has decided he still wants to leave for Barcelona and a permanent reunion with Lionel Messi, according to reports.

Cafu: Neymar technically superior to Lionel Messi

Legendary Brazil right-back Cafu has rated compatriot Neymar a more technically gifted player compared to former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo walks past Maurizio Sarri and straight down the tunnel. Massimo Pinca-Reuters

Juventus cut Cristiano Ronaldo, Maurizio Sarri, others’ salaries

Shares in Italian football giants Juventus surged Monday after the club’s decision to cut their players’ salaries in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
It is unthinkable Wimbledon can go ahead while the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, said the German Tennis Federation vice-president, Dirk Hordorff. Andrew Redington-Getty Images

Wimbledon will be cancelled – German official

Wimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the grasscourt Grand Slam this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff has told Sky Sports.
The President of Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF), Kenneth Minimah, has urged private companies to support three tiers of government in promoting and sponsoring of boxing competitions and boxing tournaments in Nigeria.

Nigeria boxing federation favoured by Olympic postponement – board member

Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) board member Azania Omo Agege has stated that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 due to the Covid-19 break is a bit of favour.