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NIPR: Nigeria losing reputation to insecurity

The President and Council of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Mallam Mukhtar Sirajo, on Thursday raised concern that Nigeria is fast losing its reputation as a result of the widespread insecurity and crisis fueled by divisive elements recorded across the country.

WAEC withholds 180,205 WASSCE results

The West African Examination Council has disclosed that, of the 1,590,173 candidates who registered and sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for School Candidates, 180,205 candidates currently have their results withheld.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (m), Deputy Governor Ipalibo Harry Banigo (2nd L), Chairman, Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers and Amayanabo of Opobo, King Douglas Dandeson Jaja (2nd R) and the Amanyanabo of Abonnema, King Disrael Bob-Manuel during the 110 and 111 quarterly general meeting of the Rivers State Traditional Rulers Council on Tuesday in Port Harcourt.

Governor Wike to launch new security outfit Friday

Governor Nyesom Wike also declared that the Rivers State Government will formally launch the new security architecture of the on Friday, July 26, 2019.

Troops invade Bayelsa community, raze houses over killing of soldiers

Troops of the 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday allegedly invaded the Azagbene community in the Ekermor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and burnt down houses after chasing away residents.

Former ECOWAS president passes on at 65

Alain Marcel de Souza, the former president of the ECOWAS Commission, died on Tuesday in Paris after suffering a heart attack, Beninese television reported on Wednesday.

Ondo NUJ demands appointment of members as perm sects

The Ondo State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has demanded for the appointment of its professional members as permanent secretaries in the state civil service.

Local council workers barricade roads in Kogi over unpaid salaries

The staffers of Mopa Amuro LGA of Kogi State have blocked the federal highway in protest, demanding full payment of their salaries.

Segun Awolowo: Nigeria’s zero oil plan targets $150 billion revenue

The Executive Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council ( NEPC), Mr Segun Awolowo, says plans are on by the Council to raise 150 billion dollars revenue from sources outside the nation’s oil sector in the next 15 years.

Five persons killed, houses burnt in fresh Tiv/Jukun crisis

Five persons were killed on Tuesday and several houses burnt in a fresh crisis between the Tiv and Jukuns in Rafinkada Village of Wukari local government area of Taraba.

Emir advocates improve welfare for journalists

Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, the Emir of Katsina, has advocated for a special welfare package for journalists to enable them perform their constitutional roles effectively and efficiently.

Katsina Emirate Council sets up committees to protect electricity installations

The Katsina Emirate Council has set up committees across the wards to protect electricity installations from vandals, Alhaji Aminu Abdulmumini, District Head, Katsina Metropolis, said in Katsina on Thursday.
Mary Robinson

Ex-Irish president decry abuse of veto powers in UN Security Council

Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, on Wednesday said the United Nations Security Council had “failed to live up to its responsibilities” in conflict prevention.

UK’s CISI, CIS, NCMI sign MoU on capital market training

The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) of the United Kingdom has entered into agreements with Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) and the Nigerian Capital Market Institute (NCMI) to strengthen professional training and qualification of Nigerian capital market operators.
Imo State House Of Assembly

Imo council chairmen, councillors barricade Assembly

Elected Council Chairmen and Councillors in Imo State on Monday, stormed the Imo State House of Assembly, barricading the entrance to protest reported plan by the Lawmakers to terminate their tenure.
The management committee of the National Youth Council of Nigeria has elected Almustapha Asuku and 23 others to lead the affairs of the NYCN for the next two years.

NYCN gets new executives at extra-ordinary congress

The management committee of the National Youth Council of Nigeria has elected Almustapha Asuku and 23 others to lead the affairs of the NYCN for the next two years.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Population: We are sitting on a time bomb – Governor Yari

The outgoing Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari, says the increasing rate of unproductive population in the country constitutes a time bomb and must be addressed.

NUP: Ekiti lawmakers’ planned life pension is unconstitutional

The Chairman, Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Ekiti State Council, Ayo Kumapayi, on Thursday faulted the alleged plan by members of the state House of Assembly to place themselves on life pension.

Kogi: How we diverted fund meant for Ganaja flyover

The Kogi state government has admitted to diverting funds meant for the instruction of a fly-over bridge on the ever busy Ganaja junction in the state capital. The government says it diverted the N1.86 billion Naira to more pressing needs.

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Regine Murengerantwari (2nd L) who rents her rooms for income sits with her sons at home in a suburb of Kigali, Rwanda, on April 1, 2020. – After the lockdown, with no payments from the tenants, she has no income and no food for her four children returned from their boarding school by the closure. She hasn’t eaten for a few days now. (Photo by Simon Wohlfahrt / AFP)

Rwanda’s poor confront further hardship as shutdown extends

Out of work, with prices soaring and police on the streets, life for many Rwandans has become immeasurably harder under coronavirus lockdown, and the pain looks only set to deepen.

Oyo ruling PDP warns opposition APC over governor’s coronavirus diagnosis

The Oyo State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned opposition party members not to play petty politics with the COVID-19 test result of Governor Seyi Makinde.

Nigerian government ministry deletes tweet begging South African billionaire for ventilators

The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning has deleted its tweet requesting for ventilators from South African billionaire, Elon Musk.
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Israeli premier to self-isolate for week after minister tests positive of coronavirus

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will enter self-quarantine for seven days, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, after the country’s Health Minister tested positive for coronavirus.
Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on the invitation of Heracles Almelo striker Cyriel Dessers and FC Koln right-back Kingsley Ehizibue to the Nigeria national team.

Cyriel Dessers ready to dump Heracles, targets Europe’s top five leagues

Heracles Almelo forward Cyriel Dessers hopes to play in one of the top five leagues in Europe, but has not rule out joining a big club in Belgium.