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Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF adopts points per game, new league season to start September/October

The names of the Top 3 (three) clubs on the NPFL final PPG table as at Matchday 25 shall be submitted to CAF to represent Nigeria in the 2020/2021 CAF Inter – Club competitions (2 slots for CAF Champions League and 1 Slot for CAF Confederation Cup).
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps asks federal government to rescind decision on cancellation of WASSCE

Committee on Basic Education and Services, Hon. Julius Ihonvbere, has warned the Federal Government to rescind its decision on the cancellation of this year’s West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

FRSC tasks transport stakeholders on adherence to coronavirus protocols

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Akwa Ibom Command has urged transport unions and fleet operators in the state to ensure compliance with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control guidelines and protocols at motor parks.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been granted an order to forfeit 60 buildings linked to a deputy commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

ICPC tracks N3 billion worth projects in two Kebbi senatorial districts

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Constituency Project Tracking Group (CPTG) says it has tracked projects worth N3 billion out of the N3.5 billion expected to be tracked by the group in Kebbi.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Femi Adesina: President Buhari fair to Southeast despite low 2015, 2019 votes

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said his principal has been fair to the Southeast region in political appointments and infrastructural projects.
Recall that the N10.594 trillion 2020 Budget passed by the National Assembly was on Tuesday assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. 4

President Buhari to sign revised 2020 budget Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday sign into law the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly in June.
The Nigeria High Commission in Canada says it is set to evacuate Nigerian citizens, stranded in that country due to the COVID-19, back home.

Canada-Abuja evacuation flight stalled again

The Federal Government says it has rescheduled the special evacuation flight for Nigerian citizens in Canada earlier scheduled for Friday.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE: Mass unemployment, threat to nation

The Director, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Mohammed Argungu, has said that mass unemployment in Nigeria will adversely affect the overall development and objectives of the country if not properly addressed.
The executive governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has urged Nigerian students, irrespective of religious affiliation, to continue working for the unity, peace, and progress of the country.

NUT urges Ogun governor to reabsorb disengaged N-Power teachers

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Ogun chapter, has appealed to the state government to reabsorb the N-power volunteer teachers disengaged by the Federal government into the state civil service.

Labour: FIRS takeover of stamp duty will cost NIPOST 15,000 jobs

Organised Labour in the nation’s communications industry, has raised the alarm that Nigeria Postal Service, NIPOST, is at risk of losing no fewer than 15,000 workers into the unemployment market over the alleged recent takeover of its primary duty to produce and issue stamp by the Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS.

Oil marketers seek establishment of tanker terminal in Anambra

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) and Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) have called for the establishment of a tanker terminal in Anambra.

NUPENG pickets oil firm over anti-labour practices

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Thursday picketed the Victoria Island, Lagos office of Variant Energy Services over anti labour practices.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate probes NDDC interim management over ‘N80 billion reckless spending’

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the allegations of financial recklessness and misappropriation of funds leveled against the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are unacceptable hence the decision by the Senate to investigate the activities of the Commission.
The Chairman of SKYE Hospital, Akure, Dr Ikubese Thomas-Wilson, has urged Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu to urgently meet with the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in order to bring the striking doctors back to work.

Coronavirus: Governor Akeredolu urged to meet striking doctors as ex-Ondo NMA chairman dies

The Chairman of SKYE Hospital, Akure, Dr Ikubese Thomas-Wilson, has urged Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu to urgently meet with the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in order to bring the striking doctors back to work.
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Afenifere decries Nigerian government’s decision on WAEC exams

Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has kicked against Federal Government’s decision to withdraw Nigerian students from writing this year’s examinations conducted by West African Examination Council (WAEC), on account of ravaging COVID-19, describing such move as amounting to the country being burdened with a disintegrated government, while calling for a rethink to make sure affected students do not lose a whole session.

Coronavirus: NYCN passes vote of confidence on Cross River government, health ministry

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Cross River chapter, has passed a vote of confidence on the state government and the Ministry of Health over their approach in the fight against COVID-19 in the state.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Rivers governor sacks permanent secretary for flouting coronavirus guidelines

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday announced the sack of his Permanent Secretary, Mr Sunny Okere, with immediate effect for flouting and obstructing the enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Nigerian government explains reasons behind deregulation policy

The federal government has said in view of recent misguided comments and innuendos, it has become expedient for the Ministry of Petroleum to explain misconceptions around the issue of Petroleum Products Deregulation.

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The United States of America ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has said the recent visa ban to Nigerians will be reviewed, if certain conditions are met.

US envoy inaugurates emergency health operation facility in Bayelsa

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art public health Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The Vice-President’s daughter, Kiki Osinbajo, has denied owning a property worth N800m in highbrow Wuse 2 area of Abuja.

VP Osinbajo’s daughter denies owning N800 million property

“It may be difficult for people like him to understand that a young woman can work hard and succeed on her own steam. Anyone can verify the ownership of the property of Glamd Africa at AGIS in Abuja. I am a tenant in the property. My landlord’s name is Musa Adams.”
The Benue State House of Assembly has been shut indefinitely to allow members and staff to undergo COVID-19 screening and treatment.

Benue Assembly suspends plenary for members to undergo coronavirus tests

The Benue House of Assembly has suspended its plenary sessions to allow lawmakers and members of staff to subject themselves to COVID-19 screening.

Benue university pro-chancellor, other staffers test positive for coronavirus

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Benue State University, Makurdi, Prof. Zacharys Gundu has tested positive for COVID-19.
Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is one of the most special footballers he has ever coached despite the midfielder's dip in form this season – something for which the Manchester City boss takes his share of responsibility.

Pep Guardiola: Bernardo Silva’s bad form may be my fault

Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is one of the most special footballers he has ever coached despite the midfielder's dip in form this season – something for which the Manchester City boss takes his share of responsibility.