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Colonel-Major Ismael Wague, one of the junta leaders of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), which overthrew Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, attends a mass rally to celebrate the coup, at the Independence Square in Bamako, Mali August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Moussa Kalapo/File Photo

Mali: Experts propose two-year transition to civilian rule

Experts appointed by Mali’s military junta on Friday proposed a two-year transitional government led by a president chosen by the army, according to a document seen by AFP.

Visionary leaders key to sustainable economy – experts

They made this call at the Leadership Guardian Virtual Summit with the theme: Preserving the future of Humanity through effective leadership. The summit which was a pre-launch to a new book, titled, The Leadership Guardian – How to develop visionary leaders at home, work and in nations; an essential blueprint for developing visionary leadership.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raised more than $364 million in August, reportedly breaking the record for monthly campaign donations even though his fundraising efforts were largely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

US election: 81 Nobel laureates endorse Joe Biden

A group of 81 Nobel laureates have endorsed Joe Biden’s campaign for the White House in a letter published on Tuesday, writing in part: “Joe Biden has consistently demonstrated his willingness to listen to experts.”
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Survey shows 74% respondents want coronavirus vaccine

Arnaud Bernaert, Head of Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare at the World Economic Forum, said this in a statement issued in Beijing on Tuesday.

Preventing sexual violence starts with what parents teach boys about girls – experts

Experts on Friday said preventing sexual violence starts with what parents teach young boys on girl-child sexual rights.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police parade ‘killers’ of 100 level UNIBEN student

The police Wednesday evening paraded six persons believed to have been involved in the killing of 100 level University of Benin Student, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa.

Group seeks more responsive virus management to boost livestock production

A group of agricultural experts, Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (NIFAAS), has called for boosting of the livestock sub-sector amidst COVID-19 pandemic challenges plaguing it.
People are seen in a street of Mathare Settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Billy Mutai-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Kenyan students mourn lost year as school scrapped over virus

Kenyan teenager Bella Achieng Otieno wants nothing more than to return to her classroom, growing anxious about her future with every passing day her school is closed because of coronavirus.
GENEVA - The U.N. Development Program warns a lot of toxic waste, potentially dangerous to health and the environment, was discharged when 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded at the port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut nearly two weeks ago.

UN warns of waste released by Beirut blast

The U.N. Development Program warns a lot of toxic waste, potentially dangerous to health and the environment, was discharged when 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded at the port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut nearly two weeks ago.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a new warning to China over deadly border tensions on Saturday, using his most important speech of the year to promise to build a stronger military.

India warns China over border tensions

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a new warning to China over deadly border tensions on Saturday, using his most important speech of the year to promise to build a stronger military.
The Chairman of RMAFC, Mr Elias Mbam, said this on Thursday in Abuja when he led a team of RMAFC commissioners and other anagement members to the FIRS on a familiarisation visit.

Falling oil revenue: We must end gas flaring – RMAFC boss

Faced with dwindling oil revenue, which has threatened 2020 federal and state governments’ budgets, Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, Engr Elias Mbam, has called for an end to gas flaring in the country.
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.

Africa’s coronavirus cases top 1 million, with South Africa worst-hit

The number of COVID-19 cases on the African continent have surpassed 1 million, figures from the Centre of Disease Control (CDC) showed on Friday, with South Africa the worst-affected.

Experts from ECOWAS meet on deployment of regional visa

Experts on visa issues from the ECOWAS member states have met on the deployment of the regional visa (ECOVISA) aimed at facilitating the seamless movement of citizens of West African states within the region.

Registrar: 10,000 professionals to participate in 2020 ICPSP coronavirus virtual conference

Acting Registrar, Institute of Corporate and Public Sector Professionals (ICPSP) Mrs Omolara Adelakun says 10,000 participants are expected to feature at the institute’s 2020 COVID-19 virtual conference.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Banks implement new CBN guidelines on debt recovery

Deposit Money Banks on August 1 commenced the implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Global Standing Instruction which allows them to recover outstanding debts of debtors from other banks.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

SGF: Public primary health centres require adequate equipment

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has warned that Nigeria risks another pandemic if it fails to take advantage of opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to develop its health infrastructure.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Bangladesh arrests hospital owner over fake coronavirus results

A Bangladesh hospital owner accused of issuing thousands of fake negative coronavirus test results to patients at his two clinics was arrested Wednesday while trying to flee to India in a burqa, police said.
The Taraba State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Comrade Peter Gambo, is dead.

Taraba NLC chairman dies of coronavirus

Gambo died of coronavirus at the Isolation Centre of the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, in the early hours of today.

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Japanese Foreign Minister, Toshimitsu Motegi and Britain’s International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, signed the agreement in Tokyo.

Britain, Japan sign post-Brexit trade deal

Japan and Britain signed a free trade agreement on Friday that is to come into force at the end of the current post Brexit transition period.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria confirms 138 new virus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 138 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), with two deaths recorded in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last 24 hours in the country.
Lagos State Government on Thursday released a list of about 20 ongoing criminal cases in courts against various erring police officers over brutality as well as a violation of fundamental human rights of residents.

#EndSARS: Lagos government releases list of ongoing criminal prosecution of erring police officers

Lagos State Government on Thursday released a list of about 20 ongoing criminal cases in courts against various erring police officers over brutality as well as a violation of fundamental human rights of residents.
Rivers Police Command says members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, perpetrated the violence in parts of the State under the guise of #EndSARS.

#EndSARS: ‘Burning several police stations will lead to retrogression’ – police officer

The Police Command in Lagos on Friday warned that the burning of several police stations across the state will lead to retrogression and a waste of money that could have been deployed to other projects.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging coronavirus pandemic at Thursday’s final presidential debate, seeking to persuade the few remaining undecided voters.

Donald Trump, Joe Biden woo voters at final US presidential debate

President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden’s final debate on Thursday was a starkly more civil affair than their messy first showdown.