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The head of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, Liu Jieyi, said on Friday that China wants to peacefully ”reunite” with Taiwan.

China wants to peacefully reunite with Taiwan

While marking 15 years since China signed into law its Anti-Secession Law, Jieyi added that outside attempts by foreign forces to interfere in ”reunification” will fail.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC explains parameters for employment, career progression

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has explained the parametres for employment as well as career progression in the corporation, using the recently concluded Graduate Trainee employment process as well as top Management promotion exercise executed by the corporation as an illustration.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna, on Wednesday, in a statement however allayed the fears, saying that Kogi remain committed to fighting COVID-19.

Kogi: Coronavirus has further exposed the rot in the health sector

Kogi state government has said that the Coronavirus pandemic has further exposed the rot in the nation’s health sector, but however, noted that the state government would continue to invest in the sector for effective service delivery
The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has reacted to claims making the rounds that COVID-19 and Malaria are similar.

Nigeria records 245 new coronavirus cases, total now 7,261

Nigeria has recorded 245 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 7,261.
Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Agusta 109 Power Helicopters

NAF deploys special forces, additional platforms to boost ongoing operations in Katsina

Authorities of the Nigerian Airforce on Friday said that following President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on the launch of a major crackdown against bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements in Katsina and other States in the North West of the Country, the NAF on 22 May 2020, injected Special Forces (SF) operatives and deployed additional platforms to Kastina State.

UNFPA: Nigeria records 12,000 new cases of fistula yearly

The United Nations (UN) Population Fund (UNFPA), says Nigeria records 12,000 new cases of Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF), yearly.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna, on Wednesday, in a statement however allayed the fears, saying that Kogi remain committed to fighting COVID-19.

Kogi: We are committed to testing more people

The Kogi State government has called for calm over claims it is not carrying out enough tests on people, as to justify the position that it is yet to record any positive case of the Coronavirus disease.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

DHQ: Military kills 27 bandits along Katsina/Zamfara boundary

The Air Component of ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’ has eliminated 27 bandits and destroyed some of their dwellings, along the Nahuta-Doumborou Corridor on the border between Katsina and Zamfara states.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Soldiers kill 61 terrorists in one week, recovers weapons, as 11 Boko Haram, ISWAP...

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said its soldiers on counter insurgency operations in the north east have killed 61 members of both the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province(ISWAP), in the last one week.
Employees collect protective face masks from the production line at a factory as Morocco starts to increase their production following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Casablanca, Morocco April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Morocco clears disposable face masks for export

Morocco has cleared disposable face masks for export after reaching a daily production capacity of 10 million daily by 24 factories during the new coronavirus outbreak, industry minister Hafid Elalamy said on Monday.

Senator Orji Kalu reacts to Supreme Court judgement

Mr Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia state has reacted to nullification of his conviction by the Supreme Court on Friday.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria records 381 new coronavirus cases, total infections now 3,526

Nigeria has recorded 381 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 3,526.
“The index case of coronavirus in Edo State, is the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye. He travelled to United Kingdom, he came back and went into self-isolation. He sent his sample for testing and it came out positive.

Edo Speaker: How I lived with coronavirus for 21 days without infecting anybody

Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, on Thursday in Benin, revealed how he lived with and recovered from Coronavirus after 21 days in isolation, without infecting anyone with the deadly virus.
President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described the late Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, as an experienced lawyer and banker.

Aisha Abba Kyari: My daddy, my best friend

On 17th April, 2020, my world came crashing down and my heart shattered into a billion pieces. Upon receiving the news of my father’s passing, I immediately felt the most excruciating pain – a pain I would not wish on my worst enemy. My biggest fear in the world had materialised.
Nigeria is now the 7th most stricken African country by the rampaging invisible coronavirus.

NCDC records highest daily coronavirus test of 2000 samples

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said it tested 2000 samples on April 30, the highest daily test recorded since the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus pandemic outbreak in the country.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Femi Adesina: We have identified staff who leaked presidential draft speech

Special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, has revealed that the person who leaked the draft speech of the president hours to his last COVID-19 pandemic nationwide broadcast, has been caught.
Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode

Osun: We’re deporting illegal miners who breached lockdown order

The State government of Osun has said that the planned deportation of some illegal miners from Zamfara, who sneaked into the State, was a precautionary measure to contain community transmission of the dreadful Coronavirus ravaging the Country and the world at large.

Kaduna NMA asks government to return 25% ‘illegal deduction’

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kaduna State chapter, has called on the Kaduna State Government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai to immediately return 25 percent of their salaries illegally deducted in April.

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Mainz forward Taiwo Awoniyi has expressed disappointment following the side’s 1-0 home defeat to Hoffeinhem on Saturday.

Taiwo Awoniyi gutted with Mainz home loss to Hoffeinhem

Awoniyi hit the back of the net a minute after the hour mark, but the goal was disallowed as Oliver Baumann was fouled in the build-up.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Bayelsa confirms first coronavirus death

The Director of Public Health in the state’s ministry of health and member of the state COVID-19 task force committee, Dr Jones Stowe, confirmed this to our correspondent through a text message.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Governor Ayade inaugurates new housing estates for Bakassi returnees

Governor of Cross River State, Prof Ben Ayade, has inaugurated a housing estate to resettle some of the Bakassi displaced people as part of activities marking his first term in office.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has lifted the ban on congregational prayers in Mosques and Churches placed to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Governor Matawalle purchases 200 Hilux vans

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has purchased 200 Hilux vans as part of measures to tackle the menace of banditry, kidnapping, insecurity bedevilling the state.
Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala

Adebayo Alao-Akala: Nigeria needs leader who is slightly insane

Former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, has said that a leader must have a measure of insanity to successfully lead in Nigeria.