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The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 5

Senator Lawan: Legislature most misunderstood arm of government

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the legislature is the most misunderstood arm of Government.
Cross River Residents Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Emmanuel Hart has urged chairmen of political parties in the state to educate their members to do the right things during elections.

INEC REC tells political parties to educate their members to right things

Cross River Residents Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Emmanuel Hart, has urged chairmen of political parties in the state to educate their members to do the right things during elections.

Netflix to promote Nigeria’s creative industry on the global stage

World’s leading streaming entertainment service provider, Netflix, has expressed commitment to partner with talented Nigerian practitioners in the creative industry to showcase their stories on the global stage.

Nigerian states to share N10 billion for water, sanitation schemes

The Federal Government says N10 billion will be shared among states for the construction and rehabilitation of water schemes as part of efforts to end COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the United States.

Lewis Hamilton slams ‘white-dominated’ F1 for silence over Floyd death

World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the United States.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Osun commissions 160-bed isolation centre

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, on Wednesday commissioned an isolation centre with 160 beds in Osogbo as part of efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina orders civil servants to return to work

Katsina State Government has directed civil servants in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to continue to report to work from ten o’clock in the morning to two o’clock in the afternoon on weekdays.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

Lockdown: Nigeria considers options for trade, education

The Nigerian government is considering ways to put the country’s education and economy back on track despite the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Following concern that no fewer than 25 health workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, are in self isolation to monitor for possible contacting COVID-19 as a result of their contact with a patient who was said to have died of the virus, the hospital has said it has so far received three patients, who have been confirmed positive for the virus.

University of Benin teaching hospital confirms three coronavirus cases

Following concern that no fewer than 25 health workers at the University of Benn Teaching Hospital, UBTH, are in self isolation to monitor for possible contacting COVID-19 as a result of their contact with a patient who was said to have died of the virus, the hospital has said it has so far received three patients, who have been confirmed positive for the virus.
PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi before the opening statements of the Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa during the opening of the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Peter Obi reacts as Atiku Abubakar’s son tests positive for virus

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general election, Peter Obi, has prayed for recovery of Atiku Abubakar’s son who tested positive for Coronavirus.

Group kicks against agency for ‘repentant’ Boko Haram terrorists

The Guild of Public Affairs Analysts of Nigeria (GPAAN), has warned against plans by the Senate to create an agency for the education, rehabilitaton, deradicalisation and integration of repentant insurgents in the country.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Benue, Nasarawa governors beg federal government to sustain ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom, have appealed to the Federal Government to the sustain the military operation code named: ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’ to guarantee full restoration of peace in the region.

Drug abuse: Many people resort to substance abuse to ease off stress – doctor

Resident doctors in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday embarked on a campaign at Wuse market, Abuja, to educate traders and shoppers on the dangers of drug abuse.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA moves to prevent flooding in Ondo, environs

The National Emergency Management Agency has organised a stakeholders’ meeting to put on alert relevant emergency management agencies and create awareness ahead of impending rainfall warnings till December.

ICPC trains 250 persons to fight corruption at grassroots

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has trained no fewer than 250 persons on how to fight corruption at the grassroots through National Anti-Corruption Volunteer Corps (NAVC).
A legal practitioner, Mrs Gloria Egbuji, has identified underfunding by the government as being a cause of the frequent disregard for citizens Human Rights by officers of the Nigeria Police Force.

Underfunding cause of human rights violations by police – lawyer

A legal practitioner, Mrs Gloria Egbuji, has identified underfunding by the government as being a cause of the frequent disregard for citizens Human Rights by officers of the Nigeria Police Force.
Mr Gabriel Aduda, the Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, gave the warning at a sensitisation workshop in Kano on Tuesday.

Federal government warns producers, marketers of chemical weapons

The Federal Government has cautioned producers and marketers of chemical weapons against allowing it into the hands of non-state actors.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo governor to inaugurate environmental tribunal

As a way of ensuring proper enforcement of the state’s environmental laws and averts possible flooding in the state, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has approved the formation of environmental tribunals.

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The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF: No time frame for train service resumption

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Thursday said the rail station would implement COVID-19 protocol similar to the airports before resumption of train service in order to tackle COVID-19 pandemic.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir arrives for talks at the African Union aimed at forming a power-sharing government ahead of a February 22 deadline, in Addis Ababa on February 08, 2020. (Photo by MICHAEL TEWELDE - AFP)

South Sudan leader urged to appoint women leaders

South Sudanese women activists are urging President Salva Kiir to revoke the appointments of state governors in order to include women’s representatives in accordance with the provisions of the revitalised peace agreement.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

Jos ICAN elects new executives

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Jos and District Society has elected Julius Dooiyor as Chairman for a second term in office.
Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Zinedine Zidane wants Lionel Messi to stay in Spain despite Barcelona exit claims

Lionel Messi was reported on Thursday to be planning to leave Barcelona in 2021, but Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was hoping the Argentine maestro will stay in Spain.
Illustration photo shows a two-rand coin above a South African flag April 12, 2017. REUTERS-Thomas White-Illustration

South African rand opens stronger after positive data

South Africa’s rand opened stronger on Friday and was on course for gains of roughly 2% against the dollar this week, after the first current account surplus in 17 years and an upbeat U.S. jobs report.