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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.

Nigeria extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Federal government yesterday extended the ease of lockdown in the country by another four weeks, saying coronavirus was now in 536 of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.

NIPOST: Lagos chamber wants regulatory framework reviewed

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has called for the review of the regulatory framework of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) in the interest of the Nigerian economy, business continuity, private sector development and job creation.
Chairman, House Committee on Finance, Hon. Abiodun Faleke raised the alarm during an investigative hearing into the under-remittances by some government agencies, held in Abuja.

NSITF Probe: Middle Belt group berates Rep Faleke

The Middle Belt Emancipation Movement, MEM, has described as biased and sentimental statement credited to the former Commissioner for Information in Kogi State, Tom Ohikere, on the disagreement between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, and the member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, James Faleke.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has postponed the screening test for its 72 Regular Course schedule to hold on May 30, adding that a new date will be communicated.

NDA conclude exercise camp highland for cadets

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), on Saturday said it has successfully concluded exercise Camp Highland with tactical phase inoculation in Kachia, Kaduna State.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Global Fund: Nigeria receives $890 million to tackle HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

Nigeria has received an $890 million grant from the Global Fund to reduce the burden of HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria over an implementation period of three years, beginning from 2021 to 2023.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

PDP mourns Isa Funtua, condoles President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed sadness over the death of media tycoon, businessman and former Minister of Water Resources, Mallam Isma’ila Isa Funtua.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate insists service chiefs must step aside

The Senate on Tuesday passed a resolution for the present crop of service chiefs to step aside for new ideas to come in in the fight against insecurity so as not to jeopardise the security system in the country.
Ibrahim Magu

Suspended EFCC chief Ibrahim Magu writes presidential panel, denies all allegations

Suspended acting National Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has denied flurry of allegations against him, especially as published in the media since he was arrested on 16 June and hauled before Justice Ayo Salami panel probing the activities of the anti-graft agency.

850 Nigeria refinery workers, oil workers sacked

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) on Monday alleged that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) sacked 850 contract workers.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court set to hear case on constitutionality of virtual court hearings

The Supreme Court has fixed Tuesday, July 14, for the hearing of the suit brought by the Attorney-General of Ekiti State, Olawale Fapohunda, against the Attorney-General of the Federation and Attorneys-General of Lagos and Ogun States respectively.
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’s speech at signing into law of revised 2020 budget

Speech by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the signing into law of the Appropriation (Repeal and Amendment) Act, 2020 Presidential Villa, Abuja. Friday, 10TH July, 2019
A member of the House of Representatives representing Denge-shuni/Bodinga/Tureta federal constituency, Dr. Shehu Balarabe Kakale, has urged Federal Government to give same recognition of certificate to the Quranic education students, popularly known as Almajiri.

Reps member urges government to equate Quranic education with WAEC certificate

A member of the House of Representatives representing Denge-shuni/Bodinga/Tureta federal constituency, Dr. Shehu Balarabe Kakale, has urged Federal Government to give same recognition of certificate to the Quranic education students, popularly known as Almajiri.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Sports ministry denies appointing new AFN chief

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has denied appointing Mr. People S.Y Pepple as Director-General for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), warning the sporting public, MDAs and law enforcement agencies not to do business with him.
Senator Abiola Ajimobi

UI VC: Senator Ajimobi was a student until death

The former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, applied for and was offered admission for a doctorate programme in Sustainable Development Practice by the Postgraduate College, University of Ibadan.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Group seeks annulment of National Assembly Special Privileges Act

The foremost anti-graft group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre) is asking the Federal High Court to declare null and void the Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act of 2017 which confers special privileges on Nigerian lawmakers.
Bayo-Somefun

Group kicks against alleged suspension of NSITF chief, others

A group called Civil Society Coalition for Transparency, CSCT, Friday, kicked against the alleged suspension of Managing Director, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, Bayo Somefun, and other Senior Staff of the Fund by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.
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 committee kicks as bulldozer invades Nigeria’s embassy in Ghana

The House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs says Ghana must face the consequences of its actions and inactions as a bulldozer invade and demolished Nigerian Embassy staff quarters in Accra.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo calls for national debate to reduce size of government

The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, says Nigeria needs a national debate to address the issues around the size of government and cost of governance in Nigeria.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
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. 2

House of Reps uncovers abandoned power projects worth over N156 billion

The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Biafra group warns Miyetti Allah against operating security outfit in South-east, South-south

The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Saturday, warned Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure not to allow the Fulani Security group to operate in the Southeast and Southsouth to avoid bloody confrontation by both groups.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Governor El-Rufai: South should produce next President

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas.

LAWMA arrests 13 cart pushers for environmental laws violation

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.