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United States Army soldiers can no longer use TikTok on government-owned phones following a decision to ban the app.

Donald Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to seal TikTok deal

President Donald Trump only agreed to allow Microsoft to negotiate the acquisition of popular short-video app TikTok if it could secure a deal in 45 days, three people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Eid-el-Kabir: Kano government frees 43 prison inmates

In line with its established tradition, Kano state government has released 43 inmates from different Kano Correctional Centes in the spirit of the Sallah celebrations.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps consider immunity from prosecution for Supreme Court judges, others

The House of Representatives is mulling a bill seeking to grant immunity to the Supreme Court justices, chief judges of the Federal High Court and the 36 states of the federation and that of the Federal Capital Territory.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate passes Nigerian Army university bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to give legal backing to the establishment of the Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State.
Ola Aina

Napoli consider summer move for another Nigeria star

Italian Serie A outfit, Napoli has expressed interest in signing Nigeria defender Ola Aina this summer.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate passes bills to establish City University, Auchi, Maritime University, others

The Senate Wednesday passed a bill seeking to establish the City University of Technology, Auchi, Edo State.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi could end up staying at the club for another five years.

Lionel Messi voted as the greatest player of the century

This week, the Independent have been counting down the 100 best players in the 21st century and after careful consideration and a detailed voting system, Lionel Messi has been ranked as the greatest player of modern times. As if that was ever in question at all.
Pape Gueye has expressed his delight after completing his move to French side Marseille on a four-year deal.

Pape Gueye admits need to integrate quickly at Marseille

New Marseille signing Pape Gueye has admitted that he needs to integrate quickly in a bid to make his mark at the club.
Lionel Messi on Monday allowed a deadline to pass in his contract that would have allowed him to terminate the deal unilaterally and leave Barcelona on a free, Marca today report.

Lionel Messi hasn’t mentioned anything about leaving Barcelona – coach

Quique Setién has insisted that Lionel Messi has not mentioned anything about leaving Barcelona at the end of the season.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Niger to spend N86 million for repatriation, quarantine of Almajiri pupils

The Niger State government on Thursday approved N86 million for quarantine, feeding and repatriation of almajiri pupils to their various states of origin.
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is “more than ignorant” to argue that North Korea’s recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions, the North’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

John Bolton responds to Donald Trump’s attacks with a warning

More than 17 months at the White House as national security adviser, John Bolton says he never came across evidence that President Donald Trump had been personally compromised by a foreign power, financially or otherwise.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

PTF submits report to President Buhari this week

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said President Muhammadu Buhari would receive this week, its recommendations regarding the next steps of the country’s National Response to the pandemic.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in North-East.

Senator Ndume: Why I agreed to be Abdulrasheed Maina’s surety

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has said he agreed to stand as surety for a former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, after six months of painful consideration.
The House of Representatives has enjoined the authorities to encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of Covid-19 ailments in the country.

House of Reps probes utilisation of N25 billion appropriation of refugee commission

The House of Representatives on Monday expressed displeasure over the failure of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMIDP) to provide relevant documents on the utilisation of N25 billion appropriated between 2015 and 2019 fiscal years.
Manchester United will offer supporters refunds for the remaining games of this season should the games not go ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Manchester United scouts want club to sign Nigeria star

Ndidi’s form in the Premier League this season has left United scouts stunned, and according to Le 10 Sport, they have delivered glowing reports on the 23-year-old to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

President Buhari bars ministers from removing heads of agencies, stipulates new procedure

President Muhammadu Buhari has restrained Ministers from directly removing Heads of Agencies and Parastatals they supervise stipulating a multi-layered procedure for such removal.
national assembly abuja

National Assembly committees begin consideration of revised 2020 budget

Some committees in the Senate and House of Representatives will on Thursday begin consideration of the revised 2020 budget proposal transmitted to the National Assembly by the Executive, it was learnt on Wednesday.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate begins amendment of Nigeria’s local content law to strengthen economy

The Senate has commenced amendment of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010, following the consideration of a bill seeking to boost local content and strengthen the nation’s economy.

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The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Osagie: We do not stuff dollars in babaringa in Edo

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki delivers sustainable projects to better the lives of Edo people and does not go about stuffing dollars in babariga, like the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kaduna attacks: Senator Shehu Sani urges concerted efforts by government, security agencies

Malam Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate from 2015 to 2019, has called on the Kaduna state government and security agencies to seek out better strategies toward ending killings in the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor urges President Buhari to increase Nigerian Army funds

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase funding and logistics to the Nigeria Army, rather than contemplating sacking the Service Chiefs.
A security officer wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus stands outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, China on Aug. 6, 2020. Mark Schiefelbein-AP

Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa.
Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.

Many feared dead as Indian plane crashes

Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.