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Melbourne lifts lockdown after zero new virus cases

Australia’s second-biggest city will this week exit its coronavirus lockdown following nearly four months under onerous restrictions, authorities announced Monday, after no new daily cases or deaths were recorded.
As hospitals raised concern about lack of beds, Health Minister Ahmad Ahmad wrote a letter in July asking international agencies to send medical equipment.

Madagascar sacks health minister

The Indian Ocean island-nation saw COVID-19 cases surge in July despite an official campaign to promote a controversial herbal drink touted as a remedy for the virus.

Film censors board issues 30-day notice on mandatory content registration by producers

The Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board (LSFVCB) has issued a 30-day notice on content producers in Nigeria to duly register their contents with the body.

Former Edo speaker resigns from APC

Adjoto, who made this known in an interview with newsmen on Monday in Benin, said that he took the decision after deeply consulting with his conscience, family, friends and his teeming supporters.
Premier League chiefs are now working towards restarting the season on June 1.

Premier League welcomes decision to resume sporting activities on June 1

The United Kingdom government has permitted the return of competitive sport behind closed doors from Monday, with Premier League chief executive Richard Masters welcoming the decision.

NITDA licenses Digital Encode for data protection

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has licensed consulting and integration firm, Digital Encode, to provide training, auditing and consulting services throughout the country, in line with the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation, NDPR, principles.

African Union appoints special envoys to mobilise international economic support for continental fight against...

The Chairperson of the African Union, President of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr Donald Kaberuka, Mr Tidjane Thiam and Mr Trevor Manuel as Special Envoys of the African Union to mobilise international support for Africa’s efforts to address the economic challenges African countries will face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Liverpool were forced to apologise as the Premier League club ditched their controversial plan to furlough non-playing staff during the coronavirus on Monday, while FIFA urged players and clubs to reach agreement over wage reductions.

Liverpool make U-turn over furlough scheme after criticism

Liverpool were forced to apologise as the Premier League club ditched their controversial plan to furlough non-playing staff during the coronavirus on Monday, while FIFA urged players and clubs to reach agreement over wage reductions.

Anambra university benefits from firm’s $2 million software largesse

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Uli, Anambra State has benefitted from $2million worth of software tools of the CypherCrescent Nigeria Limited under its Structural Engineering Presentation and Analytics Leverage (SEPAL).
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives approved a resolution on Thursday to set the rules for public hearings in the impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump.

US House approves ground rules for Donald Trump impeachment inquiry

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives approved a resolution on Thursday to set the rules for public hearings in the impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump.
To maximise its potential as Africa’s leading financial technology and human capital management firm, SystemSpecs has appointed Demola Igbalajobi and Ezinne Obikile as executive directors.

SystemSpecs appoints new executive directors

To maximise its potential as Africa’s leading financial technology and human capital management firm, SystemSpecs has appointed Demola Igbalajobi and Ezinne Obikile as executive directors.
Nelson Allison

BBNaija: Nelson wins challenge, becomes head of house

Nelson Allison, one of the housemates in the ongoing Big-Brother Naija (BBNaija) on Monday became the new Head of House for the week after a seven minutes challenge.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has released the list of the 3,050 successful applicants from its 2019 entrepreneurs programme.

Full list of the 2019 Tony Elumelu entrepreneurs selected from Nigeria

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has released the list of the 3,050 successful applicants from its 2019 entrepreneurs programme.

Ogun APC governorship candidate picks running mate

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has picked the daughter of a former Special Adviser to a former Minister of Health, late Prof. Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, 52, as his running mate.

INEC: Funding gap will not derail preparations for 2019 elections

With just 81 days to the 2019 elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is working and consulting with relevant government agencies to make sure that funds do not hamper its preparations for the 2019 general election.

Firm urges Nigeria to leverage innovation for productivity, growth

The Country Managing Director, Accenture Nigeria, Niyi Yusuf, has urged Nigerians to leverage on innovation to boost productivity, economic prosperity and improve growth prospects.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Tambuwal: I will accept outcome of PDP presidential primary

Sokoto State governor and PDP presidential aspirant, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, said on Tuesday that he would accept the outcome of the party’s presidential primary scheduled for between October 5 and October 6 in Port Harcourt.

Alcohol manufacturers reject 500% excise duty hike

The Distillers and Blenders Association of Nigeria (DIBAN) says it rejects the new ”astronomical increase” in excise duty being imposed on domestic wines and spirits.

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Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

CACOVID: Volume of beneficiaries responsible for staggered palliative distribution

The Coalition Against COVID-19 has explained that the scale of the nationwide food distribution programme and the number of persons to benefit from the palliatives are some of the reasons that delayed the delivery of the items.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Nigerian judge throws out case against 47 men for homosexuality

A judge in a Nigerian court has thrown out a case against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex, ending what had widely been seen as a test of the country’s laws banning homosexual relationships.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos government promises to compensate victims of Fagba crisis

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday promised to compensate residents who lost their property to the Fagba crisis in Ifako-Ijaiye local government area of the state.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

IPAC congratulates INEC chairman over re-appointment

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has congratulated Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on his re-appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five years in office.

NSCDC dismisses officer for ‘looting’ virus palliatives in Abuja

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has dismissed a Corps Assistant, Illiya Ibrahim, from service for allegedly looting COVID-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.