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APCON suspends operations due to coronavirus-induced lockdown of Lagos

As the incidences of Corona Virus Disease 2019 better known as ‘COVID-19’ increases, the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria has temporarily suspended its operations.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Kwara governor, police chief issue conflicting directive over public gathering

Explaining the rationale behind the directive, commissioner of Police, CP, Kayode Egbetokun, said the increase in the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria is becoming alarming.
For over 6 months, the Ijebu, Ogun State-born actor was hospitalized at a hospital in Sagamu Remo where he was diagnosed with Diabetes and Hypertension which got his 2 kidneys affected.

Nollywood loses another actor

For over 6 months, the Ijebu, Ogun State-born actor was hospitalized at a hospital in Sagamu Remo where he was diagnosed with Diabetes and Hypertension which got his 2 kidneys affected.
Bala Muhammad

Bauchi governor flags off construction of 2,500 housing scheme

Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has flagged off the construction of 2,500 affordable housing units in collaboration with a company known as the Family Homes Funds Limited.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara courts central bank on anchor borrowers scheme

Kwara state government says its in talks with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, over its Anchor Borrowers’ Scheme, ABS, stating that it hopes that the Apex bank could move its threshold borrowings for business in Kwara.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Yinka Odumakin: APC has used, dumped ousted Emir Sanusi

Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, on Tuesday said deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, must have crossed some political lines under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Saudi’s oil price war may push Nigeria’s economy into recession

Saudi Arabia’s launch of an aggressive oil price war targeting its biggest rival producers after Russia refused to join production cuts with OPEC, will hit the economy of weaker oil-dependent producer like Nigeria particularly hard, as it has little scope to increase output and less ability to borrow to plug budget shortfalls.

Gani Adams: Why I support Lagos Okada ban

Iba Gani Adams, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, has said that he initially fault­ed the decision of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of La­gos State to ban commer­cial motor cycle operators popularly called ‘Okada’ but changed his mind to sup­port the government’s pol­icy when he considered the insecurity in the state and western region generally.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Coalition tasks National Assembly on transparent electoral system

A social group, Coalition 2020, has called on the National Assembly to work further on the Electoral Act with a view to ensuring reliable and transparent elections in the country.
The gubernatorial candidate of the New Progressives Movement (NPM) in the last general elections in Kwara, Mallam Abdulazeez Yinka- Oniyangi has lamented the deplorable condition of the state’s economy, saying ‘ a lot had gone bad’

Former governorship candidate laments state of Kwara economy

The gubernatorial candidate of the New Progressives Movement (NPM) in the last general elections in Kwara, Mallam Abdulazeez Yinka- Oniyangi has lamented the deplorable condition of the state’s economy, saying ‘ a lot had gone bad’

NATA gives members one week to relocate to new mechanic village

National Automobile Technicians Association (NATA) has given its members one week to relocate to the mew Mechanic Village in Asaba already allocated to them by the Delta State Government.

Bayelsa guber ruling: Supreme Court has listened to voice of reason – PDP

The Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lauded the judgment of Supreme Court sacking the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon.

APC reconciliation: Ondo APC group passes vote of confidence in Bisi Akande

Following rejection of appointment of Chief Bisi Akande as the Chairman of newly reconstituted National Reconciliation Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) by a splinter group within the party in Ondo State, The Unity Forum, another splinter group within the party in the state, Sunshine Mandate, has condemned and nullified the vote of no confidence passed on the national leader of the party.
Kingsley Chinda, a member of the House of Representatives from Obio-Akpor Federal Constituency of Rivers State, has expressed disappointment over the tardy and insincere response of the government to the current state of insecurity in the land.

Rep Chinda: Nigeria’s response to state of insecurity appalling

Kingsley Chinda, a member of the House of Representatives from Obio-Akpor Federal Constituency of Rivers State, has expressed disappointment over the tardy and insincere response of the government to the current state of insecurity in the land.

Lagos PDP: We will abide by decision of the court – Adegbola Dominic

The Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been involved in some litigation involving the State chairmanship of the party, and the immediate past chairman of the party, Dr. Adegbola Dominic, has insisted that only the outcome of the court’s judgment that will determine if he will work with the incumbent State chairman of the party or not.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA to generate N3 billion advert revenue by mid 2020

Authorities of the FCTA are committed and determined to generate at least N3billion revenue from outdoor advertising by the first half of 2020.

Aviation expert task federal government get up isolation hospitals for coronavirus

Aviation expert, Mallam Abdulazeez Yinka-Oniyangi, has urged the federal government to take proactive measure against the spread of the coronavirus.
Major roads and highways in Lagos State were deserted by okada and tricycle riders on Saturday as the ban on them from plying certain routes in the metropolis takes effect.

Commuters groan as effect of ban on motorcycles, tricycles bites harder in Lagos

The recent ban by the Lagos State Government on motorbikes (Okada) and tricycle (Keke NAPEP, Maruwa) for commercial transportation has generated a lot of controversies since it took effect on February 1, 2020.

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Iran's atomic energy agency has said the country plans to quadruple production of low-level enriched uranium and will reach the limit of the stockpile allowed under the nuclear deal within days.

Iran continues work on nuclear programme in spite pandemic

The Iranian Government on Wednesday said it was continuing to develop its nuclear programme despite COVID-19 wrecking havoc on the country
Tyson Fury has reportedly been invited by Manchester United to share his inspirational life story to the squad following his remarkable victory over Deontay Wilder.

Tyson Fury trolls Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder for heavyweight losses

The Gypsy King has been hosting daily exercise videos on Instagram with the UK on lockdown due to the coronavirus.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ deploys 80 medical personnel to coronavirus treatment, isolation centres nationwide

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Wednesday announced that the Nigerian Armed Forces has deployed 80 personnel from its medical corps to all COVID-19 treatment and isolation centres across the country.

YouTube bans conspiracy theories linking coronavirus with 5G from platform

Google-owned YouTube has altered its community guidelines to ensure all conspiracy theories which suggest 5G is the cause or an accelerator of COVID-19.
Aminu Masari

Katsina lifts suspension on Friday prayers

The Katsina State Government has lifted suspension on Friday congregational prayer with immediate effect.