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Monir was arrested and taken to Cairo’s Tora prison last month after appearing on al-Jazeera TV, a Qatari-owned channel banned by Egypt’s government. Khaled Desouki-AFP via Getty Images

Controversially arrested Egypt journalist dies of coronavirus after leaving prison – family

An Egyptian journalist arrested after appearing on the Al Jazeera network has died of the novel coronavirus, his daughter confirmed, days after he was released from detention.Qatar

Ondo guber: Seven PDP aspirants, others kick against importation of 101 fictitious delegates names

seven governorship aspirants, members of the Board of Trustees and other state holders in the People Democratic Party in Ondo state have petitioned the national secretariat of the party over alleged importation of 101 fake names in the delegates list ahead of next week election.

Kano emirate bans indiscriminate horse riding

The Kano Emirate has on Monday announced the banning of indiscriminate horse riding and unofficial organizing of durbar in the metropolis of the ancient city which had led to injuries, loss of lives, and properties of passers-by and other road users.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Asiwaju Tinubu commiserates with Lagos Speaker over assemblyman’s death

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has commiserated with the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, over the death of the member representing Kosofe Constituency II, Tunde Braimoh.
PORT HARCOURT: The Caretaker Committee Chairman of a faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Hon. Igo Aguma has petitioned the Acting Chairman of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party, Mai Bala Buni, urging him to set up an independent committee to tackle the issues of factionalisation of the party in the state.

Rivers APC crisis: Igo Aguma frustrating efforts to rebuild party – faction

The Sokonte Davies-led Caretaker Committee of the factional All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has accused the court-recognised acting caretaker committee chairman, Igo Aguma, of truncating the peace and reconciliation processes of the party in the state.
The Head, Interim Management Committee, IMC, of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Gbene Dr. Joi Nunieh on Friday inaugurated a 20-member Contracts’ Verification Committee to verify, vet and advice on Interim Payment Certificates, IPCs.

I slapped Senator Akpabio because he harassed me sexually – Ex-NDDC boss

The suspended Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Interim Management Committee, Joi Nunieh, has revealed that she once slapped the Minister of Niger Delta, Godswil Akpabio, for sexually harassing her.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 5

House of Reps quizzes NDDC over N70.495 billion awarded contracts

The House of Representatives at the weekend flagged off its investigation into the N70.495 billion allegedly paid by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to 1,773 contractors as mobilization fees without resorting to site, between 2008 and 2012.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti cargo airport to be ready in 18 months – official

Ekiti Government has said the ongoing construction of the Cargo Airport at Ipogun in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area would completed in 18 months.
The Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora, Tolulope Akande Sadipe, has revealed that after the Committee’s collaborative efforts with other relevant agencies, has secured the unconditional release of Nigerians stranded in Lebanon.

House pf Reps committee, others secure release of Nigerian nationals In Lebanon

The Chairman, House of Representative Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande Sadipe, has revealed that after the Committee’s collaborative efforts with other relevant agencies, Nigerian Government has secured the unconditional release of Temitope Ariwolo and other Nigerians stranded in Lebanon.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigeria hits 40.18 percent broadband penetration – minister

The Minister revealed this on Thursday, while inaugurating Broadband Implementation Steering Committee (BISC) to accelerate the attainment of 70 percent broadband penetration target by 2025 in Abuja. Pantami, who expressed satisfaction with the contribution of the sector to the nation’s GDP, described the contribution as unprecedented.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Governors meet over reopening of economy

Members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) met on Wednesday to discuss the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Nigerians and the economy.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC charges members to withdraw court cases, explore party’s constitution

The Gov. Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked stakeholders and other members of the party with grievances to withdraw their cases from the courts.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps: GENCOs, DISCOs have failed Nigerians

The House of Representatives declared yesterday that Power Generating Companies, GENCOs, and Distribution Companies, DISCOs, have failed, saying they have disappointed the citizenry.

Court declines to stop probe of Senator Okorocha by EFCC, Imo government

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, declined a request by former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for an interim injunction to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and panel of inquiry that was set up by the state government, from further investigating alleged financial infractions he committed while in office.
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.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Power sector reforms requires legislative intervention

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has emphasized that appropriate legislative intervention in the power sector is critical to national development.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Governor Zulum inaugurates committee for medical college, teaching hospital in Borno

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Wednesday inaugurated a committee for the establishment of a Medical College and Teaching Hospital for the Borno State University.

SON: Nigeria adopts 16 international standards on essential electro-medical equipment

The Nigerian National Mirror/Technical Committee on Electromedical Equipment will adopt 16 International Standards on essential electro-medical equipment.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigerian government frees 7,813 inmates to curb coronavirus spread in correctional centres

The federal government says 7,813 inmates have so far been released from the Nigeria Correctional Service Centres across the country since the outbreak of COVID-19 to curb the spread of the virus among inmates.

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The Medical Director, Minna General Hospital, Dr Ma’Ali Isah, has lauded the South Korean government’s support to the Niger state government towards containing Coronavirus spread in the state.

Niger hospital lauds South Korean coronavirus support

The Medical Director, Minna General Hospital, Dr Ma’Ali Isah, has lauded the South Korean government’s support to the Niger state government towards containing Coronavirus spread in the state.
After three years in development, the Singapore blockchain payment project UBIN comes to fruition.

Singapore launches blockchain payment system

After three years in development, the Singapore blockchain payment project UBIN comes to fruition.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.4

Senator Lawan: National Assembly will engage security agencies to prevent killings in Kaduna

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said that the National Assembly would engage security agencies to increase operations in hot-spot areas in Kaduna South Senatorial district to prevent killings of residents.
Iran’s Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentences of three Iranian protesters accused of taking part in days of unrest in November, 2019.

Iran’s top court confirms death sentence for three demonstrators

Iran’s Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentences of three Iranian protesters accused of taking part in days of unrest in November, 2019.
Sheffield United will not be distracted by talks of securing a top-four finish with their attention focused solely on Thursday’s Premier League clash against Leicester City, manager Chris Wilder said on Tuesday.

Sheffield United boss unconcerned by top-four talks

Sheffield United will not be distracted by talks of securing a top-four finish with their attention focused solely on Thursday’s Premier League clash against Leicester City, manager Chris Wilder said on Tuesday.