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NAF trains 94 special forces, 35 personnel

Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has said that 94 Special Forces (SF) and 35 personnel were trained at the Air Force Regimental Training Centre (RTC) Annex, Bauchi.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 5

House of Reps urges speedy production of local coronavirus vaccines in Nigeria

The resolutioms followed the adoption of a motion on notice, moved by Rep. John Chike Okafor (APC, Imo), wherein he noted that “the Yaba Vaccine Production Laboratory Lagos was active in vaccine production for about six decades, between 1940 and 1991, producing large quantities of vaccines against smallpox, rabies and yellow fever for not only Nigeria, but also for neighbouring countries like Cameroon, and other African countries”.
US President Donald Trump answers a question during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. – Trump ordered the suspension of evictions and mortgage foreclosures for six weeks as part of the government effort to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Donald Trump uses wartime Act but General Motors says it’s already moving fast

Twelve days ago, General Motors, put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lagos residents groan over irregular electricity supply

Some residents of Gowon Estate in Egbeda area of Lagos State on Wednesday blamed irregular electricity supply for their health problems, including heat rash affecting mostly their children.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

BMO: Nothing will stop us from promoting government programmes

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says nothing will deter it from promoting laudable activities of the Federal Government.
The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award in the World Best Music Album Category to Nigerian singer Burna Boy.

Burna Boy loses as Angelique Kidjo wins fourth Grammy — full list of winners

Nigerian superstar Afro-fusion artist, Burna Boy, on Monday, lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category.
Alhaji Suleiman Umar, the National Programme Manager of Popular Farms Mills in Kano State says the company is targeting to process 1.5 million tonnes of Paddy Rice per annum in the country.

Technologists to fabricate rice dryer this year

The Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE) said it would embark on the fabrication of rice dryer, shea butter and castor oil seed processing machines this year.
The Head, Interim Management Committee, IMC, of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Gbene Dr. Joi Nunieh on Friday inaugurated a 20-member Contracts’ Verification Committee to verify, vet and advice on Interim Payment Certificates, IPCs.

NDDC begins audit, verification of projects – MD

The Niger Delta Development Commission says it has inaugurated a 50-member committee to audit and document projects and contracts awarded in nine Niger Delta states.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

50,000 applicants for 1,000 teaching jobs in Lagos – official

Mr Suru Avoseh, a member, Lagos State Civil Service Commission, says no fewer than 50, 000 applicants had applied for one thousand vacant teaching jobs announced by the state government in 2019.
Supporters of Shiite Hezbollah terror group watch a speech by its leader Hasan Nasrallah, broadcast on a screen, in the Lebanese capital Beirut's southern suburbs, January 5, 2020. (Anwar Amro-AFP)

US army to ‘pay price’ for killing Qasem Soleimani – Hezbollah chief

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday said the US army will “pay the price” for killing top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and a senior Iraqi commander in a drone strike.
President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted of the threat that the Libyan instability is losing to lives in the Sahel and the Sub-Sahara Africa. 4

President Buhari raises concerns over negative effect of Libyan crisis on West Africa —...

The President raised the concern on Saturday during a discussion with the President of Cote d’Ivoire, Dr Alhassan Quattara, on the sidelines of the 56th Ordinary session of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Authority Heads of State and Government in Abuja.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

OPL 212: Supreme Court orders NNPC to pay N8.14 billion in damages to BCE

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld its earlier judgment, ordering the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to pay $22.6 million (N8.1billion) in damages to BCE Consulting Engineers over a failed Consultancy Service Contract.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that railways hold the master key to transforming commerce in Nigeria and Africa at large.

VP Osinbajo: Railway can transform commerce in Nigeria

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that railways hold the master key to transforming commerce in Nigeria and Africa at large.
Handout photo released by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization shows the atomic enrichment facilities at Natanz nuclear power plant [Handout via AFP]

Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow plant in new step-back from deal

Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow plant south of Tehran on Thursday in a new step back from its commitments under a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

Minister: 20 new rail coaches to arrive in Nigeria in six weeks

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says 20 new coaches would be arriving Nigeria for the Abuja-Kaduna and the Lagos-Ibadan rail lines in about six weeks.

Nigeria, China to collaborate on production of Nigerian-made transformers by 2020

Nigeria is to work closely with China for the production of Nigerian-made transformers by 2020, a top ranking Nigerian official said on Thursday.

Whitney Houston, Notorious BIG get nomination for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced late American international music legends, Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G among its inductees for the 35th annual Hall of Fame ceremony, years after their death.

Federal government can generate $280 billion from iron ore annually – group

Mr Ayo Adeyemo, the National Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Metallurgical, Mining and Materials Engineers, says the Federal Government can generate $280 billion dollars from the country’s iron ore reserves.

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NFF supremo pledges solidarity to national league

NFF President Amaju Pinnick has announced there’ll be a solidarity payment to the Nigerian National League to aid the league.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari meets Governor Obaseki at Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
During a session with the club's media, Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo was surprised to receive a call from legend Andy Cole.

Odion Ighalo reacts after Manchester United confirm loan extension

Odion Ighalo is a happy man after seeing his loan at Manchester United extended till January next year which was confirmed on Monday.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Malaysia records 10 days without new coronavirus deaths

Malaysia has gone 10 days without any new COVID-19 deaths, the health ministry said on Monday, leaving the total deaths so far at 115.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

Labour: Nigerians must respect financial autonomy for judiciary, state legislatures

The Organized Labour has urged political leaders at every level to respect the wishes of the Nigerian people and allow the full exercise of financial autonomy for the judiciary and legislature in the states.