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Lagos bye-elections: PDP, APC trade words over INEC results

Following declarations of results by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, with All Progressives Congress, APC, candidates winning with wide margins in the just concluded Lagos bye-election, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and APC in the state have differed over the credibility of the exercise.
US President Donald Trump and his rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, hit the road on Sunday, two days before the election, matching their ground game with a blitz of social media activity.

US election: Donald Trump, Joe Biden offer stark difference on pandemic in final push

US President Donald Trump and his rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, hit the road on Sunday, two days before the election, matching their ground game with a blitz of social media activity.

#EndSARS: Group kicks against NBC’s N3 million fine on AIT, Arise TV, Channels TV

A pro-democracy group, Concerned Nigerian Group, yesterday, kicked against National Broadcasting Commission’s N3 million fine on African Independent Television, Arise Television and Channels Television respectively over alleged unprofessional coverage of #EndSARS protest.
Billboard has announced that YouTube streams will be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart starting early next year.

Banned channels are suing YouTube over its anti-QAnon moderation push

YouTube is facing a lawsuit from a group of channel owners who say their rights were violated by the platform’s recent moderation actions against QAnon accounts. The users, many of whom boasted hundreds of thousands of followers on the platform, are seeking a temporary restraining order to restore their accounts.
Malian Islamist militant Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court during his trial at the Hague, the Netherlands, July 8, 2019.

Malian jihadist on trial at ICC over Timbuktu destruction, reign of terror

Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, 42, has been charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity, rape and sexual slavery.

President Buhari, APC killing Nigerians with taxes – PDP chairman

National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has chided President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, for what he called the overburdening of Nigerians with taxes and tariffs since assuming office in 2015.
Chinese civil aviation authorities plan to extend until June 30 their curbs on international flights to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the U.S. embassy in Beijing said in a travel advisory on Friday.

China plans to extend curbs on international flights until June 30 – US embassy

Chinese civil aviation authorities plan to extend until June 30 their curbs on international flights to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the U.S. embassy in Beijing said in a travel advisory on Friday.
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.

PDP caucus leader calls for rejig of infectious diseases bill

The Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, has called for a rejig of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila’s controversial infectious diseases Bill, saying that the contents of the Bill are draconian in nature, with various sections grossly abusing the constitution and rights of citizens.
Chu Maoming

China: Reboot of Wuhan gives hope to beat coronavirus

China’s Consul-General Chu Maoming has expressed optimism that after two months living with draconian curbs on daily life, residents of China were allowed to leave Hubei from midnight Tuesday March 24 if healthy, while Wuhan city, the initial epicenter of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, will end restrictions from Wednesday April 8.
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has described the dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate, Muhammad Sanusi II, by Governor of Kano State Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as political recklessness and opportunistic.

ADP: Removal of Emir Sanusi political recklessness

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has described the dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate, Muhammad Sanusi II, by Governor of Kano State Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as political recklessness and opportunistic.
Coronavirus outbreak live updates- a medic treating a patient infected by the coronavirus at a hospital in Wuhan. AFP via Getty Images

Italy hosts summit with neighbouring countries on coronavirus crisis

Italy was on Tuesday due to host a summit of health ministers from neighbouring countries to discuss a co-ordinated response to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy.
The new determination is being applied to the Xinhua News Agency, China Global Television Network, China Radio International, China Daily Distribution Corp. and Hai Tian Development USA, Inc., the officials said.

US imposes new rules on state-owned Chinese media over propaganda concerns

The Trump administration said on Tuesday said it will begin treating five major Chinese state-run media entities with U.S. operations the same as foreign embassies, requiring them to register their employees and U.S. properties with the State Department.

PDP: Federal government’s hike in electricity tariff against interest of Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected what it called “the over 200 per cent” increase in electricity tariff announced by the All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration, describing it as draconian and completely against the interest and wellbeing of Nigerians.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC tackles Lagos traffic wardens over abuse of Muslims rights

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has tackled the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) for infringing on the religious rights of the agency’s Muslim officers who are currently undergoing training in Idimu, Lagos.
A Peoples Democratic Party senator representing Plateau North at the National Assembly, Istifanus Gyang, has set up a register to collect views from members of his constituency on the hate speech bill currently before the National Assembly.

Hate speech bill: Senator says constituency’s position final

A Peoples Democratic Party senator representing Plateau North at the National Assembly, Istifanus Gyang, has set up a register to collect views from members of his constituency on the hate speech bill currently before the National Assembly.
The campaign organisation in a statement said a PDP supporter, Yusuf Seidu Uhiene, was killed in Ayingba, in Dekina local government, when the party’s governership candidate, Engr. Musa Wada, was there for a stakeholders meeting.

Kogi guber: Igala-Bassa group endorses PDP candidate Musa Wada

The Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA), Ukomu Igala and other cultural organisations of the Igala/Bassa nation, have thrown their weight behind Musa Wada and Sam Aro of the People’s Democracy Party (PDP) as candidates in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.
CAIRO - Egypt’s media authority warned journalists Sunday that it was monitoring coverage to ensure they abide by “professional codes” amid a rare burst of protests against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The warning came hours after the latest small protest was dispersed by police in clouds of tear gas.

Egypt warns media to take care in coverage amid protests

Egypt’s media authority warned journalists Sunday that it was monitoring coverage to ensure they abide by “professional codes” amid a rare burst of protests against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The warning came hours after the latest small protest was dispersed by police in clouds of tear gas.

Governor Akeredolu pledges to pay N30,000 minimum wage

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has assured workers in the state of his administration’s readiness to implement the new minimum wage of N30,000.
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Thai party leader contrite after rebuke for princess’ PM candidacy

A Thai political party leader expressed public contrition on Tuesday for selecting a princess as a candidate for prime minister, days after the move provoked a rebuke from her brother, King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Ogun APC flays Gboyega Isiaka over promise to recall workers sacked by Governor Amosun

The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ogun State has flayed the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and its candidate, Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, for allegedly tricking the leadership of workers in the state into garnering their support ahead of 2019 polls, by promising to recall sacked workers, if elected governor.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Governor Yari: I’m ready to vacate office to restore security in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, has said that he is ready to vacate office if that is what is required to restore peace and security to the state.

EFCC deny raiding Standard Chartered Bank’s head office

About 20 operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, stormed the Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, head office of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with a directive that they should rise up to the nation’s current security challenges.

Senate confirms service chiefs’ appointment

Those confirmed were - Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff, Maj-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff and AVM Isiaka Amao, Chief of Air Staff.
The Kano State Hisbah Board has confiscated a tricycle loaded with 100 cartons of alcohol trying to smuggle it into the state.

Kano Hisbah arrests two men accused of sending porn materials to married woman

The Kano State Hisbah Board, has arrested two men suspected of sending pornographic materials to a married woman.
OPEC and its oil allies reached agreement Sunday to cut global production by 9.7 million barrels a day starting May 1, to shore up the world price in the face of a significant drop in the demand for oil because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Oil slips on fears over higher OPEC supply, slower China demand

Oil prices slipped, on Tuesday, as expectations that top producers would agree to raise oil supply in a meeting this week weighed on sentiment, already hit by concerns over slowing Chinese demand.

Nigerian government approves reopening of Osubi airport

“I have just approved the reopening of Osubi Airport Warri, for daylight operations in VFR conditions, subject to all procedures, practices and protocols, including COVID-19, strictly being observed.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been recalled to the AC Milan squad after seven weeks out injured for Saturday’s Serie A match against Torino.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts to LeBron James criticism

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has responded to criticism from LeBron James, insisting that "athletes unite the world, politics divides the world".

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC: FEC approves N6.2 billion for FCT projects, 40 scan devices

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved N5.9 billion for execution of three projects by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police nab three ‘cultists’ in Anambra

The Police Command in Anambra say they have arrested three suspected members of different cult groups in the state.
The 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and 15 others have not been released by their abductors.

Kagara schoolboys, staff’s abductors threaten to starve victims to death

Apprehension over the fate of 42 students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State has continued to rise. Hopes of an early release of the victims dim as the abductors have continued to talk tough and threatened to starve them to death if ransome is not paid on time.
A member of the House of Representatives, Abdulganiyu Cook Olododo, has described the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara as a fraud.

House of Reps member: Kwara APC membership registration a deceit

A member of the House of Representatives, Abdulganiyu Cook Olododo, has described the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara as a fraud.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

Amnesty office denies appointment of reps to Niger Delta crisis-ridden communities

Presidential Amnesty Programme office has stated that it has not appointed representatives to any crisis-affected community in the Niger Delta region over the payment of stipends to ex-agitators.