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VSF begins third phase of coronavirus intervention

The Nigerian foundation for the support of victims of terrorism, Victims Supports Fund (VSF), has finalised plans to begin the third phase of the COVID-19 intervention from the 16th of November 2020.
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.

PTF: Second wave of coronavirus infections looms

The Federal Government has lamented the lack of compliance with the PCR test protocol by about 65 per cent of Nigerians returning to the country.
As more people continue to use popular agricultural pesticide, Sniper, to commit suicide in the country, the National Food, Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has ordered agro-dealers to withdraw the product from open markets and supermarkets.

NAFDAC warns against use of ‘Sniper’ as foodstuff preservatives

The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, who gave the warning said the continuous misuse and misapplication of Sniper and other brands of Dichlorvos by the general public, especially grain merchants, beans aggregators and dried fish sellers could lead to serious health implications and even death.
The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, said in a statement on Saturday, that the programmes would ensure that students were engaged during the period of school closure.

Lagos to hold virtual debate competition on November 3

As part of continuous efforts toward creating opportunities for students to compete in several competitions amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Lagos State Government says it plans to hold a debate competition.

Edo election: PDP commends President Buhari, INEC, Edo people

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its innovations for credible governorship election in Edo on Saturday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Edo election: Police commission lauds security presence at voting centres

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has lauded the security presence at the various voting centres visited by a team from the commission deployed to monitor police conduct during Saturday’s governorship election in Edo.
Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

Patrick Pascal: Super Eagles will benefit from continuous top friendlies

Super Eagles coordinator Patrick Pascal has stated that the team will benefit from the continuous series of playing top friendlies having played some in the past and ahead of next month’s double against Ivory Coast and Tunisia.
Mr Muminu Badmus, Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation (LWC), said on Saturday that successful repair of Iju water works had improved service delivery to Lagos residents.

Lagos Water Corporation repairs pumps to improve service delivery – MD

Mr Muminu Badmus, Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation (LWC), said on Saturday that successful repair of Iju water works had improved service delivery to Lagos residents.

NIS chief constitutes enforcement, compliance team on irregular migration

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, had constituted a Comptroller General of Immigration Enforcement and Compliance team to fight irregular migration.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 70% babies not exclusively breastfed in Borno

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decried the attitude of Borno State mothers to breastfeeding, noting that more than 70 per cent of babies in the state are not exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of life.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir arrives for talks at the African Union aimed at forming a power-sharing government ahead of a February 22 deadline, in Addis Ababa on February 08, 2020. (Photo by MICHAEL TEWELDE - AFP)

South Sudan weighs costs of keeping schools shut

Authorities in South Sudan are facing the dilemma of whether to keep schools shut in the fight against Covid-19 or re-open them and save children from continual child labour.
Manchester United are ready to step up their pursuit of a fourth-place Premier League finish following the Premier League's winter break, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks about Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken about the future of Paul Pogba at the Old Trafford following the midfielder’s continuous link away from the club.

Lebanese face rising life difficulties amid financial crisis

Lebanon‘s economic and financial deterioration brings serious hardship to citizens, who, for the first time, created various groups on Facebook to barter different items with each other, due to the very high inflation in the country.
A group, Oodua Action Movement (OAM), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to immediately begin the process for an autonomous Yoruba nation as a federating unit in Nigeria, as granted the Southwest Region before and after independence in 1960.

Group demands autonomous Yoruba nation

A group, Oodua Action Movement (OAM), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to immediately begin the process for an autonomous Yoruba nation as a federating unit in Nigeria, as granted the Southwest Region before and after independence in 1960.

251 illegal miners arrested in Zamfara

He said, “On 21 May, 2020 the Brigade Commander 1 Brigade Nigeria Army, Gusau Brigadier General O. M Bello led a team, comprising Army, Police, and Department of State Services to raid the mining sites in Anka, Bukkuyum and Gummi Local Government Areas.

Issa Aremu: Coronavirus may renew mass illiteracy in Nigeria, Africa

A former governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Kwara State and Labor leader, Comrade Issa Aremu, has said that if measures were not put in place urgently, there might be renewed worsening mass illiteracy in Nigeria and Africa due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

NCDC: Nigeria no longer in emergency phase of Lassa fever

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has declared the emergency phase of the 2020 Lassa fever outbreak, over in Nigeria following a successive decline in cases below the emergency threshold, and an epidemiological review carried out by it and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
NECA’s Director-General, Mr Timothy Olawale, who made the call on Tuesday in Lagos, called for more specific and direct business sustainability schemes, to save the private sector.

Private sector, labour call for guided relaxation of lockdown to save economy

Organised Private Sector, OPS; Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and its United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, counterpart, have agreed that there is need for guided relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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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 raid terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate five in Borno

Troops of Operation Fire Ball have eliminated five Boko Haram (BHT)/ISWAP terrorists and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as bags of assorted grains in recent attacks on their hideouts in Borno.
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari condemns ‘insane’ killing of farmers by Boko Haram in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno, describing the terrorist killings as insane.
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary- Chief Executive Officer-Designate.

Bible Society appoints new CEO-designate

The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer-Designate.
Kidnap

I paid N3 million ransom before I was freed by kidnappers – doctor

Azubuike Iheanacho, the medical doctor that was kidnapped in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, has revealed that he had to pay a ransom before the abductors freed him.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup served off its first spins on Friday, November 13 and there was a shocking loss for Nigeria’s best table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, who was beaten by Slovenian Darko Jorgic.

Aruna Quadri records third league victory with TTC in German Bundesliga

Aruna Quadri returned to winning ways with TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell (TTC) in the Table Tennis Bundesliga as the Nigerian was instrumental to his team’s 3-1 win over TTC OE Bad Homburg at the weekend.