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Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF adopts points per game, new league season to start September/October

The names of the Top 3 (three) clubs on the NPFL final PPG table as at Matchday 25 shall be submitted to CAF to represent Nigeria in the 2020/2021 CAF Inter – Club competitions (2 slots for CAF Champions League and 1 Slot for CAF Confederation Cup).

Union Bank to provide potable water to six geo-political zones in Nigeria

Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) said on Friday that it would provide potable water to the six geo-political zones in the country as part of its support and Corporate Social Responsibility to Nigerians.
The Enugu North Local Government Council of Enugu State has shut down the tomato section of Akwatta in Ogbete Main Market, Enugu, until further notice.

Agricultural economist laments astronomical rise in prices of food items

The Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists (NAAE) has expressed concern over astronomical rise in prices of food items across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recall that the N10.594 trillion 2020 Budget passed by the National Assembly was on Tuesday assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. 4

President Buhari’s speech at signing into law of revised 2020 budget

Speech by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the signing into law of the Appropriation (Repeal and Amendment) Act, 2020 Presidential Villa, Abuja. Friday, 10TH July, 2019
The Chairperson of Fish grillers West of Mines, Jos , Mrs Judith Aba, on Friday said that the COVID-19 pandemic had affected the sales of grilled fish in the city.

Jos fish grillers lament low patronage

The Chairperson of Fish grillers West of Mines, Jos, Mrs Judith Aba, on Friday said that the COVID-19 pandemic had affected the sales of grilled fish in the city.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

MAN welcomes CBN’s unification of exchange rates

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) says the unification of the country’s exchange rate is a welcome development that will engender increased investment inflow in the real sector of the economy.
The CAF Confederation cup on display before the draw. REUTERS-Amr Abdallah Dalsh

African Champions League final stages in doubt

The final stages of this year’s African Champions League remain in doubt after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said it was still waiting to hear from Cameroon about hosting the matches.
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WHO: 19 potential coronavirus vaccines currently in clinical trials

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there are 19 potential COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials globally.
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WHO calls for equitable access to future coronavirus vaccines in Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Africa has joined immunisation experts in urging the international community and countries to take concrete actions to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, as researchers around the world race to find effective protection against the virus.
Recall that the N10.594 trillion 2020 Budget passed by the National Assembly was on Tuesday assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. 4

President Buhari to sign revised 2020 budget Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday sign into law the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly in June.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

Edo guber: INEC worries over visibility of campaign councils than candidates, manifestoes

Ahead of the September 19 Governorship election in Edo state, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has expressed concerns over the visibility of the campaign councils of political parties as opposed to having candidates and their party manifestoes taking the centre stage during electioneering.
Asisat Oshoala has given an untimely injury scare for Nigeria after the striker picked up a knock in Barcelona's 1-0 win over Montpelier on Sunday.

Asisat Oshoala faults CAF over AWCON cancellation

Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala has condemned the decision of the Confederations of African Football (CAF) to cancel the 2020 African women’s championship.

Coronavirus: NYCN passes vote of confidence on Cross River government, health ministry

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Cross River chapter, has passed a vote of confidence on the state government and the Ministry of Health over their approach in the fight against COVID-19 in the state.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Rivers governor sacks permanent secretary for flouting coronavirus guidelines

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday announced the sack of his Permanent Secretary, Mr Sunny Okere, with immediate effect for flouting and obstructing the enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines.

NMA urges Nigerian government to urgently address demands of FMC Lokoja workers

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Kogi chapter, has appealed to the Federal Government to urgently address demands of the Joint Action Congress (JAC) of Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Lokoja, to save the state’s health sector from collapsing.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government reverses resumption of schools

It also said no Nigerian school will participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 5 to September 5.

SON: Nigeria adopts 16 international standards on essential electro-medical equipment

The Nigerian National Mirror/Technical Committee on Electromedical Equipment will adopt 16 International Standards on essential electro-medical equipment.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE donates 3,800 face masks to Edo government

The Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE), on Wednesday in Benin donated 3,800 face masks to Edo government to help the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

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The United States of America ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has said the recent visa ban to Nigerians will be reviewed, if certain conditions are met.

US envoy inaugurates emergency health operation facility in Bayelsa

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art public health Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The Vice-President’s daughter, Kiki Osinbajo, has denied owning a property worth N800m in highbrow Wuse 2 area of Abuja.

VP Osinbajo’s daughter denies owning N800 million property

“It may be difficult for people like him to understand that a young woman can work hard and succeed on her own steam. Anyone can verify the ownership of the property of Glamd Africa at AGIS in Abuja. I am a tenant in the property. My landlord’s name is Musa Adams.”
The Benue State House of Assembly has been shut indefinitely to allow members and staff to undergo COVID-19 screening and treatment.

Benue Assembly suspends plenary for members to undergo coronavirus tests

The Benue House of Assembly has suspended its plenary sessions to allow lawmakers and members of staff to subject themselves to COVID-19 screening.

Benue university pro-chancellor, other staffers test positive for coronavirus

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Benue State University, Makurdi, Prof. Zacharys Gundu has tested positive for COVID-19.
Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is one of the most special footballers he has ever coached despite the midfielder's dip in form this season – something for which the Manchester City boss takes his share of responsibility.

Pep Guardiola: Bernardo Silva’s bad form may be my fault

Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is one of the most special footballers he has ever coached despite the midfielder's dip in form this season – something for which the Manchester City boss takes his share of responsibility.