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Dr. Dalia Grybauskaitė, FACTI co-chair and former president of Lithuania, said “Trust in the finance system is essential to tackle big issues like poverty, climate change and COVID-19. Instead we get dithering and delay bordering on complicity.

Governments need to tackle tax abuse, corruption in global finance – report

A High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda (FACTI Panel), said Governments must do more to tackle tax abuse and corruption in global finance.
Nigeria team coordinator Patrick Pascal has stressed that the Nigerian team have forgotten about their loss to Algeria and are fully focused on their Africa Cup of Nations third-fourth-place playoff against Tunisia.

Austria to allow 10,000 fans for Nigeria’s friendlies

Up to 10,000 fans might be allowed to watch the Super Eagles friendly games against Algeria and Tunisia.

CSCS sensitizes financial market stakeholders on cyber-security

Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc, Nigeria’s capital market infrastructure, is ramping up its cyber-security advocacy as it sensitizes financial market participants on rising rate of cybercrime.
But they tagged along aboard Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s plane, rather than travelling privately.

South Africa minister reprimanded for party’s trip on airforce jet

South Africa’s defence minister has been reprimanded and will lose three months of salary after ruling party officials took an air force plane to Zimbabwe earlier this month, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.
Jordan’s King Abdullah has dissolved parliament, paving the way for an election in November.

Jordan’s monarch dissolves parliament ahead of November election

Election comes amid popular discontent over economic woes worsened by COVID-19 and corruption allegations.
The federal government says adherence to social distancing in the era of coronavirus is only applicable at airports terminals and not in the cabin.

Airline operators dissociates from unions’ strike

Few hours to the commencement of the nationwide strike over the increase in pump price and hike in electricity tariff, Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has disassociated themselves from the action.
James Cameron recently sat down for a chat with Arnold Schwarzenegger at the 2020 Austrian World Summit (via CinemaBlend), and he was asked about his work on the Avatar sequels. Here’s what Cameron had to say-

James Cameron: Live-Action ‘Avatar 2’ production complete, ‘Avatar 3’ almost finished too

Towards the end of 2019, director James Cameron said the performance capture side of both Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 had been completed. At the time, he said they were mostly done with the live-action side of production too, but they had a couple more months of work to do that would be completed in the spring. However, he wasn’t expecting the coronavirus pandemic to put a wrench in those plans, and production in New Zealand was forced to shut down a bit, resulting all the Avatar sequels being delayed.
Members of the Muslim burial organization prepare the body of a man who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for burial at Ghiedmatiel Islamia mosque in Cape Town, South Africa, July 31, 2020. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham

Global coronavirus death toll tops one million

The number of deaths from coronavirus globally has crossed the million threshold, with more than 1,000,502 deaths recorded as of Sunday evening, according to worldometer.info.

Lagos Chamber backs subsidy removal, appeals to NLC on industrial action

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has said that a reversal of the current reforms on subsidy of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) would exacerbate the challenges of the already faltering Nigerian economy.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Respondents rate Lagos, federal government poor on virus responses

Many Nigerians are not impressed by the Federal and Lagos State Government responses to COVID-19 pandemic, a survey conducted by a leading Nigerian civil rights group has revealed.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian government mulls policy on zero rating for educational websites

Federal Government says it is considering a new National Policy for zero rating on educational websites to allow for consumption of contents without charges, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, on education sector.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba is still not fully fit but backed the Manchester United midfielder to “get better and better” after the dramatic 3-2 win at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba still not fully fit – coach

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba is still not fully fit but backed the Manchester United midfielder to “get better and better” after the dramatic 3-2 win at Brighton and Hove Albion.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has urged his players to put behind them, the disappointment of losing to their 2019-2020 Champions League quarterfinal match to Olympique Lyon and get ready to fight as a stronger side in next season’s edition.

Manchester City boss hits out at fixture congestion

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola accused football authorities of failing in their duty of care amid a hectic fixture schedule, insisting players are “not machines”.
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.

Governor Wike: Deceased Justice Karibi-Whyte a superhero, incorruptible jurist

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has described the late Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte as a superhero and incorruptible jurist.
easyJet

European airlines cut fares to woo passengers

With the coronavirus crisis putting a chill on travel, European airlines are reducing fares to attract passengers and fill the planes that are still flying.
The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center has reported large jumps in new COVID-19 cases in India and the U.S.

US, India report high number of new virus cases

The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center has reported large jumps in new COVID-19 cases in India and the U.S.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria virus cases now 58,198 with 49,722 discharged

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases has reached 58,198 with 49,722 patients discharged from various isolation centres across the federation, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed.
The crisis that enguffed the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide for 29years has been finally resolved as all stakeholders have united and decided to put an end to the long crisis in the foremost first generation church in Nigeria.

CAC ends 29-year-old crisis, to inaugurate integration committee

The crisis that enguffed the christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide for 29years has been finally resolved as all stakeholders have united and decided to put an end to the long crisis in the foremost first generation church in Nigeria.

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Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: I have been unable to speak with President Buhari

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, said he was yet to speak directly with President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in the State.

#EndSARS: Enugu government exempts essential, emergency workers from curfew

The Enugu State Government has exempted health, essential, and emergency workers from the curfew imposed on the three Local Government Areas (LGAs) that make up Enugu metropolis.
Streaming service Quibi said on Wednesday it intends to wind down its operations and start a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

Hollywood-backed Quibi to shutter six months after launch

Streaming service Quibi said on Wednesday it intends to wind down its operations and start a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

S&P cuts Zambia to default after Eurobond payment missed

S&P Global Ratings Services cut its assessment of Zambia’s debt to selective default after it said it couldn’t meet payments and skipped a coupon on its Eurobonds last week.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

#EndSARS: Nigerian stock market investors lose N113.1 billion

The Nigerian stock market could not sustain the bullish performance recorded earlier in the week as the market, Wednesday, plunged by 0.75 per cent following the curfew announced by the Lagos State as a result of the protest by Nigerian youths against police brutality, tagged #EndSARS.