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Professor Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner of Health on Monday morning announced that he has gone into isolation after contracting COVID-19.

Lagos health commissioner goes into isolation

Professor Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner of Health on Monday morning announced that he has gone into isolation after contracting COVID-19.
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.

Top NFF member tests positive for coronavirus

A member of the Nigeria Football Federation Management has tested positive to coronavirus, the Football House have confirmed.

WASCE commences examination in 521 centres in Nasarawa

West Africa School Certificate Examination WASCE commenced examinations for the final year students in 521 centres in Nasarawa with adequate arrangements in accordance with the Covid-19 pandemic protocols.

Abia governor orders probe of alleged maltreatment of workers by Chinese firm

The Internet went agog on Wednesday when a private investigator with the handle, @Truthfully83, in a series of tweets accused the company of physical assault on the workers, sexual harassment and bad working conditions, among others.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

1,455 Coronavirus patients run away from admission in Lagos

The Lagos State Government has said that 1,455 Lagosians who tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus pandemic are yet to turn up for admission at the various isolation centres.

Edo guber: INEC tenders apology to residents for not distributing voter cards

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Edo State, has tendered apology to the residents of the state, especially those who turned 18 this year, for not being able to participate in the September 19 governorship election in the state.
Police in Zimbabwe on Friday arrested internationally-acclaimed novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga as they enforced a ban on protests coinciding with the anniversary of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election.

Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested during banned protests

Police in Zimbabwe on Friday arrested internationally-acclaimed novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga as they enforced a ban on protests coinciding with the anniversary of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election.
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Nigeria evacuates 158 stranded nationals from Niger

Nigeria has evacuated 158 migrants from Niamey, Niger Republic who had been stranded as a result of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation’s Nov. 3 presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, drawing immediate objections from Democrats.

Donald Trump raises possibility of delaying US presidential election in November

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation’s Nov. 3 presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, drawing immediate objections from Democrats.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Lagos discharges 62 coronavirus patients

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced the recovery and discharge of 62 coronavirus patients, comprising of 51 Nigerians and 11 foreign nationals.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Lagos discharges 29 coronavirus patients

Lagos State Government has announced the recovery and discharge of 29 Coronavirus patients, comprising 24 Nigerians and five foreign nationals, from its isolation centres.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Foreign affairs minister tests positive for coronavirus

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has tested positive for coronavirus.

DBN: Credit Gurantee a tool for increased access to finance for MSMEs

Current realities in Nigeria including the Covid19 Pandemic has brought to light the urgent need for additional support in alleviating the financial constraints faced by MSMEs.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors, UN, EU to work in synergy to fight gender-based violence

Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have resolved to work in synergy with the United Nations and the European Union to fight Gender-based Violence in the Country.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Another 329 stranded Nigerians in UK arrive Lagos

A flight conveying 329 Nigerians, stranded in the United Kingdom, has arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) said on Tuesday.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

FAAN berates former Zamfara governor for violating airport protocols

The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday condemned the conduct of a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Coronavirus spike sparks anxiety in Bayelsa

The Acting Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted him as expressing deep concern over the fatality rate of 6.5% the state has recorded so far, which, according to him, is higher than the national average of 2.5%.
Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has confirmed that one his daughters has tested positive to coronavirus.

Delta governor’s daughter tests positive for coronavirus

Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has confirmed that one his daughters has tested positive to coronavirus.

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Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.

Virtual sessions stay after pandemic – ECOWAS Court

The ECOWAS Court of Justice says it is not going back on holding virtual sessions, judgments and court processes, especially in view of its affordability to the common citizens of the community.
Voters in the Seychelles elected a new president as Wavel Ramkalawan defeated the incumbent in his sixth leadership attempt.

Seychelles opposition wins presidency for first time in 43 years

The Seychelles elected an opposition candidate as president for the first time since 1977, authorities announced on Sunday, and winner Wavel Ramkalawan reaffirmed a pledge to hike the minimum wage after COVID-19 stifled the tourism-dependent economy.
Liam Neeson’s thriller “Honest Thief” repeated as the winner of a subdued domestic box office with $2.4 million at 2,502 locations.

Liam Neeson thriller ‘Honest Thief’ tops quiet U.S. Box Office again

The Open Road release declined 44% from its opening frame and has taken in $7.5 million in its first 10 days in North America. The distributor added screens in New York state following New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to give movie theaters outside of New York City permission to reopen at reduced capacity starting on Oct. 23.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at odds with a business tycoon who could help Zimbabwe. Jekesai Njikizana -AFP

Moscow to assist Zimbabwe in overcoming consequences of EU, US sanctions

Russia will enhance investment cooperation with Zimbabwe and promote the African country’s socio-economic development to help it overcome the consequences of U.S. and EU sanctions, an official said on Sunday.

SMEDAN collaborate with Zamfara on fashion, arts and craft skills

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) in collaboration with the Zamfara State Government will host Youths, Women and those with Disabilities to a Talent Hunt Programme in Fashion, Arts and Craft skills.