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NMA: Nigerians need to do more to avoid third wave of coronavirus

The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof Innocent Ujah, has said Nigerians need to do more to prevent a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IMF advises Nigerian government to keep central bank overdrafts within legal limits

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised the federal government to keep reliance on overdrafts from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) within legal limits.

General Gowon: NYSC has contributed more to national development than other organisations

Former Head of State and founder of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has stated that the NYSC has contributed to national development more than any other organisation in the country.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos compensates owners of property demolished for road construction

Lagos State government has compensated owners of properties that were demolished to pave for ongoing Igbogbo-Igbe Road Expansion Project.
South Africa’s health minister Zweli Mkhize

South African health minister on special leave to handle allegations

The Health Minister of South Africa Zweli Mkhize, has been placed on special leave the Presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.
Peruvian socialist Pedro Castillo was holding on to a razor-thin lead in the deeply divided country’s presidential election on Wednesday with almost all votes processed, though with a gap of just 70,000, contested ballots could still be decisive.

Peru leftist Castillo inches nearer win in sharply divided election

Peruvian socialist Pedro Castillo was holding on to a razor-thin lead in the deeply divided country’s presidential election on Wednesday with almost all votes processed, though with a gap of just 70,000, contested ballots could still be decisive.
FILE PHOTO - The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid-File Photo

Nigeria orders broadcasters not to use Twitter to gather information

Nigerian television and radio stations should not use Twitter to gather information and have to de-activate their accounts, the broadcast authority said following the move to suspend the US social media giant in Africa's most populous country.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.

Pastor Adeboye reacts to Twitter ban in Nigeria

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said tweeting is in accordance with Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (Avatt) – established by African Union (AU) chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa – has secured a provisional 270 million vaccine doses for African countries.

South-African president to attend G7 meeting in Britain

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will attend the G7 Leaders Meeting scheduled for June 11, to June 13, in Britain, he said on Monday.

Coronavirus stops Lagos from hosting African Athletics Championships

The 2021 edition of the African Athletics Championships will no longer be held in Lagos, Nigeria as earlier anticipated.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

USAID donates $10 million in support of Nigeria’s initiative to improve water, sanitation, hygiene...

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received a donation of approximately $10 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in support of Nigerian government’s initiative to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.
Burundi is reopening its Gatumba border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from the town of Uvira this Tuesday following a long period of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Land border between Burundi and DR Congo officially reopens

Burundi is reopening its Gatumba border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from the town of Uvira this Tuesday following a long period of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

PSC asks UAE to remove discriminatory travel protocol against Nigeria

The Federal Government has urged authorities of the United Arab Emirates, UAE, to remove its discriminatory travel protocol put in place against Nigeria in the wake of the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Borussia Dortmund on Monday strengthened their squad for next season by signing goalkeeper Gregor Kobel from Bundesliga rivals Stuttgart.

Borussia Dortmund sign Stuttgart goalkeeper Gregor Kobel

Borussia Dortmund on Monday strengthened their squad for next season by signing goalkeeper Gregor Kobel from Bundesliga rivals Stuttgart.

VC: UNILAG committed to hosting 26th Nigerian university games

Officials of the Nigerian University Games Association [NUGA] visited the University of Lagos on the 26th of May 2021 where they met with the Vice-Chancellor of the university and other members of the local organizing committee of the 26th Nigerian University games.
Shareholders of NASCON Allied Industries Plc, a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited, have expressed satisfaction at the performance of the company but tasked the food seasoning company to expand its market share so as to increase revenue.

NASCON shareholders approve N1.06 billion dividend for 2020

Shareholders of NASCON Allied Industries Plc have approved a total dividend of N1.06 billion declared by the company for the financial year ended Dec. 31, 2020.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

North Korea’s results voided after World Cup withdrawal

Fifa have voided North Korea’s results in the second round of Asian qualifying for the 2022 World Cup after they pulled out of the preliminaries earlier this month.
Making the call on Thursday in a statement to commemorate the 2021 Children’s Day, UNICEF’s Country Director in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, lamented the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, saying it had threatened decades of progress the world body made for children’s development.

Children’s Day: UNICEF says 1 in 3 Nigerian girls sex abused, demands child rights

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has charged Nigeria to ensure the protection of the rights of children in the country, lamenting that one in three of the country’s girls were victims of sexual abuse.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ekiti: Police quiz firefighters over hospitalisation of 100 students

Ekiti government says it has handed over to the police for questioning firefighters who might be responsible for the hospitalisation of about 100 College of Health Technology students in Ijero Ekiti.
Kuda Technologies, a digital-led bank, recently revealed that its Nigeria subsidiary – Kuda Microfinance Bank – has acquired over one million customers.

Kuda Bank surpasses one million customer base

Kuda Technologies, a digital-led bank, recently revealed that its Nigeria subsidiary – Kuda Microfinance Bank – has acquired over one million customers.
*The Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ambassador Ketil Karlsen (left), in a discussion with the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu during a courtesy visit at Lagos House, Marina, on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Lagos will continue to partner with EU on investments

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday said the State Government will continue to partner with the European Union on business opportunities, investments and other developmental issues.
Mr Stanislas Kamanzi, Rwandan Ambassador to Nigeria, has charged Nigerian investors to take advantage of high returns on investment opportunities in banking, trade and manufacturing sectors in Rwanda.

Rwanda woos Nigerian financial services, tourism investors

Mr Stanislas Kamanzi, Rwandan Ambassador to Nigeria, has charged Nigerian investors to take advantage of high returns on investment opportunities in banking, trade and manufacturing sectors in Rwanda.

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Nigerian government to auction N150 billion bonds on Wednesday

The auction comprises three bonds valued at N50 billion each. It includes a 10-year reopening bond to be offered at the rate of 16.2884 percent with maturity date of March 2027, a 15- year reopening bond to be offered at 12.5 percent with maturity date of March 2035, and a 30-year reopening bond to be offered at 12.98 per cent and mature in March 2050.
FILE PHOTO- Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar meets Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (not pictured) at the Parliament in Athens, Greece, January 17, 2020. REUTERS-Costas Baltas

Libya’s strongman closes border with Algeria

Forces loyal to Libya's eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar have closed the border with Algeria, they said on Sunday, after major deployments of his forces to the south underscored his continued role despite efforts to unify the country.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett chairs the first weekly cabinet meeting of his new government in Jerusalem June 20, 2021. Emmanuel Dunand-Pool via REUTERS

Israel’s Naftali Bennett warns against nuclear talks with Iran’s ‘hangmen regime’

Israel condemned on Sunday the election of hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi as Iranian president, saying his would be a "regime of brutal hangmen" with which world powers should not negotiate a new nuclear deal.

NMA: Nigerians need to do more to avoid third wave of coronavirus

The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof Innocent Ujah, has said Nigerians need to do more to prevent a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PDP wins Kaduna assembly bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Usman Baba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the bye-election for Sabon Gari Constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly.

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INEC releases time-table for Ekiti, Osun elections

Determined to remove every obstacles on its way to conduct free, fair and credible elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday in Abuja announced the dates for the conduct of two off- season elections in Ekiti and Osun states billed for 2022.
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Zenith Bank emerges best corporate governance financial services in Africa 2021

Zenith Bank Plc has been named as the Best Corporate Governance ‘Financial Services’ Africa 2021 by the Ethical Boardroom for the second consecutive year.
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Euro 2020: Toni Kroos rues ‘unfortunate goal’ in Germany defeat by France

Toni Kroos rued an “unfortunate” own goal for Mats Hummels in Germany’s defeat by France in their opening Euro 2020 match on Tuesday which increases the pressure on Joachim Loew’s men.
Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Ka3na Jones, says Ozo never loved Nengi but was only playing games with her and Dorathy.

BBNaija: I wanted loyalty not relationship – Nengi

During the second day of the BBNaija Lockdown Reunion show, talks of relationships that sprouted up during the competition dominated the conversation.
Troops of the 72 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi, Benue state, have stopped 73 men from going to Imo state from Nasarawa.

Troops block 73 men going to Imo with motorcycles from Nasarawa

Troops of the 72 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi, Benue state, have stopped 73 men from going to Imo state from Nasarawa.