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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

President Buhari declares 2020 Lagos trade fair open

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday declared the 2020 edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair open, reiterating the Federal Government’s commitment to revamping Nigeria’s Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP).
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Gunmen kidnap Edo councillor

Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday abducted Israel Inyanabor, a councillor representing Ewohimi Ward One in Esan South-East Local Government Area of Edo State.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops ambush Boko Haram terrorists, kill six in Borno

Terrorists operating around Shyadawe/Nagasino villages in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria have suffered a heavy casualty blow following an ambush staged against them by troops of 192 and 202 Battalions of Operation Fire Ball (OPFB).
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.

Nyesom Wike ignorant of his roots – Biafra group

Biafra Nations League, BNL, has lambasted the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, describing him as a man who does not know his roots. The group described as false Wike’s claims that the Indigenous People of...
Governor Hope Uzodinma announced on Saturday a N6 billion take-off fund for a youth empowerment programme in the State.

Governor Uzodinma: If you’re in opposition, fasting is your hope of survival

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, yesterday in Abuja boasted that only members of the ruling party had accelerated access to federal resources, saying members of the opposition, on the other hand, could only rely...
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

#EndSARS: Minister mocks CNN over clarification of ‘massacre’ tweet

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has excoriated Cable News Network (CNN) for exhibiting panic over its reports on the Lekki Toll Gate incident by seeking to clarify its tweet some 35 days later where it denied it never attributed the death toll of 38 to Amnesty International.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

2023: PDP berates Tunde Fashola, urges him to respond to N4.6 billion fraud allegation

The Peoples Democratic Party has asked the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, not to hide under the disagreements and confusion in his party, All Progressives Congress, over the 2023 elections to divert attention from reports of how N4.6 billion public fund was diverted into private bank accounts during his tenure as Minister of Power, Works and Housing.
A view of the scene where Mohsen Fahrizade, Iran's chief military nuclear scientist, has been killed in a terror attack in Absard, Iran on Nov. 27,2020. Iranian State TV-Handout—Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Senior Iranian nuclear physicist assassinated in Tehran

Iran Foreign Ministry on Friday confirmed that a high-ranking Iranian nuclear physicist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, had been assassinated.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

#EndSARS: Nigerian government tasks NBC, media to change narrative on Lekki shooting

The Federal government has tasked the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and local media in Nigeria to change the narratives on the alleged massacre of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP: Nigerians already ‘stoning’ APC for failure in governance

The Peoples Democratic Party says the prophecy of Chief Tony Momoh that the All Progressives Congress and its leaders will be stoned for failure has come to pass as Nigerians are already stoning them with the words of their mouths.

PDP speaks on ‘suspension’ of Senator Egwu, 23 others in Ebonyi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed publications suggesting that some of its key leaders in Ebonyi, including former Governor of the state, Sen. Sam Egwu and 23 other were suspended from the party.
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INEC excludes APC, candidate from Bayelsa West senatorial bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Peremobowei Ebebi, will not participate in the Bayelsa West senatorial bye-election.
Musician, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, says it took several months to come to terms with the fact that his daughter is a homosexual.

Charly Boy: It took months to accept my daughter is homosexual

Musician, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, says it took several months to come to terms with the fact that his daughter is a homosexual.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

University of Ibadan graduates 851 students, ranks 401 in global rating

The University of Ibadan has graduated a total of 854 students out of which a total of 528 students graduated with first degrees in various disciplines across all faculties.

Kogi assemblyman confirms ‘strange disease’ kills over 50

In spite of the repeated denials by officials of the state government of the outbreak of strange diseases which has claimed lives in some Kogi communities, the lawmaker representing Olamaboro Local Government Area in the state House of Assembly Hon. Ujah Anthony Alewo has confirmed the death of over 50 persons to the unknown illness in his local government area of the state.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

DHQ: Troops overrun terrorists, apprehend IEDs makers in Northeast

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Fire Ball have overran some Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and arrested their Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) makers in the North East.
Elon Musk took to Twitter Thursday night to say that he has received mixed results after being tested for COVID-19 and is currently experiencing symptoms of a common cold.

Elon Musk says he’s tested positive (and negative) for coronavirus

Elon Musk took to Twitter Thursday night to say that he has received mixed results after being tested for COVID-19 and is currently experiencing symptoms of a common cold.
Former Nigerian defender, who is now a pastor, Taribo West, says he used his church in Milan, Italy, to assist homeless immigrants and prostitutes in a bid to save them.

Taribo West under fire for ‘prophesying’ Donald Trump’s victory

A prophecy by a former Super Eagles defender, Taribo West, that United States President, Donald Trump, would defeat Joe Biden by a slim margin, has sparked a debate on social media with many mocking the ex-defender.

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Lagos by-elections: INEC cautions against vote buying, others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday cautioned politicians against vote buying, food sharing and other activities capable of buying the conscience of voters at polling units duing Saturday’s Lagos East by-elections.
Napoli have officially renamed their stadium in memory of the late, great Diego Maradona. Originally named the Stadio San Paolo, after Saint Paul the Apostle, Napoli’s home stadium will henceforth be called the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Napoli stadium officially renamed ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’

As announced in an official statement this afternoon, the stadium based in the neighbourhood of Fuorigrotta in the west end of the city will formally change its name from the ‘Stadio San Paolo’ to ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’.
An Israeli firefighter stands outside the Church of All Nations next to the Garden of Gethsemane after a man tried to set a fire inside the Church in Jerusalem December 4, 2020. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Jerusalem church suffers damage in arson near Garden of Gethsemane

Israeli police on Friday arrested a man for trying to set fire to an east Jerusalem church by the Garden of Gethsemane, the site revered by Christians as the place where Jesus prayed before he was crucified.
Former Minister of Defence, General Domkat Yah Bali, is dead. He was aged 80.

Ex-Defence minister Domkat Bali passes on

Bali, a respected general, was member of the highest decision making body of government during the military era in the 1980s. He was a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1984 to 1985 during the Major General Muhammadu Buhari military regime. Bali also served as member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council from 1985 to 1990 during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Lebanese-french businessman Ziad Takieddine is accused of being an intermediary between former Libyan and French leaders.

Lebanon arrests businessman linked to former French president’s corruption case

Lebanese authorities have arrested a Lebanese French businessman who allegedly funnelled millions of euros from former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi to former French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the latter’s 2007 election campaign, a judicial source said.