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Sanwo-Olu flagged off the construction of the much-awaited Regional Road at Eti-Osa. The road will link VGC to Lekki and also decongest the main Lekki-Epe Expressway.

Lagos governor flags off construction of Regional Road in Eti-Osa

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday flagged off the construction of the long-awaited Regional Road in Lekki region, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State.

SERAP: General Abacha ‘stole’ more than $1 billion

Civil Society Organisation, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has said former dictator, Sani Abacha, “stole far more than $1bn”.
Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has dismissed as “misleading” insinuations that its platforms withdrew without engaging Boko Haram insurgents when they attacked Garkida community of Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa.

NAF commissions flats for married officers in Lagos

The Nigerian Air Force, in an effort to ensure that its personnel live in a befitting residence, has commissioned two newly constructed blocks of 6 × 3 bedroom flats for married officers at the Sam Ethnan Air Force Base, Ikeja, Lagos.
Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, says his administration will make the Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge a reality.

Lagos to deliver Pen Cinema Bridge November

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it will complete and deliver the Pen Cinema Bridge by November, 2020.
A man drinks coffee outside a cafe in Tunis, Tunisia, on May 26, 2020. After a lockdown of more than two months, Tunisia on Tuesday conditionally reopened cafes and restaurants as part of its partial lifting of the anti-coronavirus restrictions.

Tunisia reopens cafes, restaurants as pandemic winds down

After a lockdown of more than two months, Tunisia on Tuesday conditionally reopened cafes and restaurants as part of its partial lifting of the anti-coronavirus restrictions.
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PETAN: Critical stakeholders capable of leading petroleum industry

The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) has commended the critical stakeholders involved in the signing of the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract for the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited Train 7 contract for their expertise.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos to assist companies to prevent job loss

In light of the disruptions and hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the business environment, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, hinted that the state would help big companies operating in the state to prevent job loss.
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President Buhari urges stakeholders commitment as NLNG signs Train 7 project construction

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), Bonny, Rivers state, says it has signed Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contracts for much-anticipated Train 7 Project with the SCD JV Consortium, comprising affiliates of Saipem, Chiyoda and Daewoo.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration has sustained the execution of key projects because after coronavirus pandemic, Rivers people will require infrastructure to continue with life.

Governor Wike: Execution of key projects must continue amidst coronavirus

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration has sustained the execution of key projects because after coronavirus pandemic, Rivers people will require infrastructure to continue with life.
A pre-colonial era monument stands along Kenyatta Avenue in front the Standard Chartered Bank in Kenya's capital Nairobi, file. REUTERS-Noor Khamis-File Photo

StanChart Kenya restructures 6 percent of loan book due to coronavirus

Lenders in the East African nation have so far restructured 81.7 billion shillings in loans since the central bank allowed them to offer relief to distressed borrowers on March 18, the central bank said last week.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the State recorded one case of COVID-19 on Friday.

Oyo approves construction of four ultra-modern bus terminals

The Oyo State Executive Council, on Tuesday, approved the award of the contract for the construction of four Ultra-modern Bus Terminals to be located in Iwo Road, Challenge, New Ife Road, and Ojoo.
The Afghan government said it has launched an investigation into claims that migrants attempting to enter Iran drowned after being forced into a river by Iranian border guards.

Probe into claims Afghan migrants forced into river by Iran guards

The Afghan government said it has launched an investigation into claims that migrants attempting to enter Iran drowned after being forced into a river by Iranian border guards.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

FCTA vows to enforce interstate travel ban

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has said it will enforce strictly the ban on interstate travel and other guidelines regulating the easing of the lockdown as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the nation’s capital.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 17, 2016 a passenger aircraft takes off alongside Terminal 5 during sunrise at London Heathrow Airport in west London. – British tour operators put themselves outside the law by not reimbursing their customers for stays already paid for and cancelled because of the coronavirus, the consumer defence association Which! said on April 22, 2020. “We asked the ten largest British tour operators and the ten largest airlines to explain their refund policies. None of these companies were meeting their legal obligations on time,” said Which! (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Heathrow sees expansion delay of at least two years

London’s Heathrow airport on Friday said the building of a third runway at Europe’s busiest hub would be delayed by at least two years for legal reasons and the coronavirus outbreak.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Osun relaxes coronavirus lockdown

The governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has announced the relaxation of the lockdown in the state from May 4.
The Kenyan central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee will hold its next meeting on April 29, it said on Tuesday, changing it from the initial scheduled date of April 27.

Kenya’s central bank cuts benchmark lending rate again

Kenya’s central bank cut its benchmark lending rate again on Wednesday, to 7.0% from 7.25%, saying measures to tackle the impact of the coronavirus were having an effect but it needed to do more due to the adverse economic outlook.
A general view of Habib Bourguiba Avenue in downtown Tunis, virtually deserted on the first day of a general lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ordered by Tunisia's president last Friday, in Tunis, Tunisia, March 22, 2020. REUTERS / Zoubeir Souissi

Tunisia to partially reopen economy from next week

Tunisia will start relaxing its coronavirus lockdown next week, reopening parts of the food and construction sectors and allowing half of government employees to return to work, it said on Wednesday.
Kenya's acting Finance Minister Ukur Yatani speaks during a budget planning meeting in Nairobi, Kenya September 12, 2019. REUTERS-Njeri Mwangi

Kenya’s economic growth slowed to 5.4% in 2019 – minister

Kenya’s economy grew by 5.4% in 2019, down from 6.3% the previous year, partly because of a slowdown in the agricultural, manufacturing and construction sectors, finance minister Ukur Yatani said on Tuesday.

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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate calls for quick diversification of economy, frowns against high cost of oil production

The upper chamber of the National Assembly has called on the federal government to quickly diversify the economy, following the high cost of oil production without commensurate result.

NMA: Nigerians may suffer if governors take over coronavirus management

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic saying Nigerians may suffer.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government says churches, mosques can reopen

The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
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Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.