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The United Kingdom may need to consider reintroducing some national COVID-19 lockdown measures as it continues to record a steady rise in its cases, Reuters reports a leading epidemiologist to have said yesterday.

Britain may reintroduce national virus lockdown measures – expert

The United Kingdom may need to consider reintroducing some national COVID-19 lockdown measures as it continues to record a steady rise in its cases, Reuters reports a leading epidemiologist to have said yesterday.
Super Falcons striker Desire Oparanozie has a bus-stop in Guingamp, France, named after her.

Bus-stop in France named after Super Falcons star

Super Falcons striker Desire Oparanozie has a bus-stop in Guingamp, France, named after her.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced the lockdown ahead of the Jewish holiday season, which starts with the Jewish New Year on September 18 and ends with the Tabernacles holiday on October 9.

Israel re-imposes nation-wide lockdown

While some embraced the decision of the government to close down the country, saying it was Israel’s only chance to decrease the number of COVID-19 patients, others have slammed the move. The reason for this is Netanyahu’s alleged inability to offer them financial assistance without which, they say, they won’t be able to stay afloat.

Transcorp to disengage 40 percent of workforce

At least 40 per cent of the staff of Transcorp Hilton Hotels will have to be disengaged if it is to survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global hospitality and tourism industry, its managing director/chief executive, Dupe Olusola, announced on Thursday.
Nigerians have clamoured for a list of the affected individuals to be made public, but the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, said on Wednesday, September 16, it's impossible because the visa application process is confidential by default.

US won’t release list of Nigerians banned for election rigging – envoy

The United States government won't release a list of Nigerian individuals it has sanctioned because the information is confidential.

NERC: Landlord’s outstanding bills cannot be enforced on new tenant

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has clarified that the outstanding electricity bills of landlords are not to be enforced on new tenants.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal plays a backhand to Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta on day three of the Men’s Italian Open at Foro Italico on September 16, 2020 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Riccardo Antimiani - POOL - AFP)

‘Perfect start’ for Rafael Nadal on Rome return

In his first match in over six months, Rafael Nadal swept aside fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Italian Open. The nine-time Rome winner came through 6-1,...
The US Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard also congratulated the people of Nigeria for attaining a wild polio virus free status after years of joint efforts to qualify Nigeria to be removed from the list of wild polio endemic countries.

US reviews ban on migrant visa to Nigeria

United States America has disclosed that it will reconsidered its ban on some categories of Migrant Visas on Nigeria.

PDP asks EU, UK to ban election riggers in Nigeria

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has called on more foreign democratic countries to punish election riggers in Nigeria with visa restrictions.
President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights.

Donald Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE peace ceremony

US President Donald Trump will host a ceremony Tuesday where Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates normalize relations with Israel, redrawing the Middle East’s diplomatic map – and boosting the Republican’s reelection hopes.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Minister: Nigerian government waiting for NPAN to make submissions on palliatives

The Federal Government yesterday said it was ready to look into the hardships and the challenges the media, especially print, was facing due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Afghan presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi on Monday said the Afghan government intends to put an end to the longstanding war and violence in the country and ensure lasting peace.

Afghan government seeks to end ongoing war, violence

Afghan presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi on Monday said the Afghan government intends to put an end to the longstanding war and violence in the country and ensure lasting peace.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 1

Kaduna to hold maiden international marathon race

Kaduna State Government has unveiled plans to organise the maiden edition of its international marathon race in November this year.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced the lockdown ahead of the Jewish holiday season, which starts with the Jewish New Year on September 18 and ends with the Tabernacles holiday on October 9.

Israel to impose second lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced the lockdown ahead of the Jewish holiday season, which starts with the Jewish New Year on September 18 and ends with the Tabernacles holiday on October 9.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Tijani Muhammad-Bande successfully served at most trying time – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Nigeria’s Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande was the miracle needed by the General Assembly to deliver on its mandate in the face of COVID-19.
Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), disclosed this in Abuja on in an interview with newsmen.

TRCN to clamp down on unqualified teachers nationwide

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) will soon begin clamp down on unqualified teachers in public and private schools nationwide.
Troubled by rampaging floods which have washed off many portions of the Nigeria-Niger Highway, the Kebbi State Government is considering closing parts of the road.

Flooding: Nigerian states ignored warnings – NIHSA

The agency’s Director-General, Clement Nze, said his agency had earlier in the year sounded the alarm of the heavy downpour and consequent flooding expected in the country but the state governments did not prepare by taking proactive and preventive environmental measures.
The opening ceremony for long-awaited historic, face-to-face peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group is set to hold on Saturday in the Qatari capital, Doha.

Afghan peace talks set to begin in Qatar

The opening ceremony for long-awaited historic, face-to-face peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group is set to hold on Saturday in the Qatari capital, Doha.

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Eight burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

Eight persons were on Saturday night burnt to death in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Efe Ajagba could not enhance his claims for a future fight with Anthony Joshua as he laboured to a points victory over Jonathan Rice in Las Vegas.

Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba beats American opponent Jonnie Rice

Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba has added another victory to his name after he overcame his American opponent, Jonnie Rice, in a keenly-contested bout Saturday night at The Bubble in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Ghana chapter, said on Saturday that it would organise a webinar as part of events to celebrate Nigeria’s sixtieth independence anniversary.

NIDO-Ghana plans webinar to mark Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Ghana chapter, said on Saturday, that it would organise a webinar as part of events to celebrate Nigeria’s sixtieth independence anniversary.
FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says he does not wish to have any more disputes with club captain Lionel Messi.

Barca supremo says he won’t go to war anymore with Leo Messi

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says he does not wish to have any more disputes with club captain Lionel Messi.
Giving this hint at the weekend was the Registrar/Chief Executive of APCON, Dr. Olalekan Fadolapo. Dr. Fadolapo who led a delegation from APCON and Brandmark Communications Limited on a courtesy call to the Director General, Prof. Abubakar O. Suleiman, and management of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), said the visit was to review the extent of progress made on the proposed collaboration by the two federal government agencies to further deepen democracy in Nigeria and legislative branding.

APCON partners NILDS on legislative branding

Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) in partnership with the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) has concluded plans to rebrand the nation’s legislative arm.