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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at odds with a business tycoon who could help Zimbabwe. Jekesai Njikizana -AFP

Moscow to assist Zimbabwe in overcoming consequences of EU, US sanctions

Russia will enhance investment cooperation with Zimbabwe and promote the African country’s socio-economic development to help it overcome the consequences of U.S. and EU sanctions, an official said on Sunday.
The President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Levi Nnaji, Monday accused the Ghanaian government of inconsistent speech and words on the closure of over 160 Nigerian shops.

Nigerian traders in Ghana attempting suicide over maltreatment

Some Nigerian traders in Ghana are considering suicide as option, following rising cases of frustrations, biting hunger and sad feelings of grave abandonment occasioned by the recent actions taken by Ghanaian government against the traders, Progressives Ambassadors of Nigeria has said.
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.
Lebanon’s government was teetering Monday as two ministers’ resignations over the deadly Beirut port explosion threatened to snowball and protesters’ fury on the scarred streets showed no sign of abating.

Lebanon government on brink over blast fallout

Lebanon’s government was teetering Monday as two ministers’ resignations over the deadly Beirut port explosion threatened to snowball and protesters’ fury on the scarred streets showed no sign of abating.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Governor Emmanuel: I’m yet to receive N1 from federal government to fight coronavirus

Governor Udom Emmanuel has stated that Akwa Ibom State Government has not received any financial assistance from the federal government in the fight against Covid-19.
Gita Gopinath, the International Monetary Fund’s Chief Economist, is seen outside the IMF headquarters June 24, 2020, in Washington, DC. – The global coronavirus pandemic has sparked an economic “crisis like no other,” sending world GDP plunging 4.9 percent this year and wiping out $12 trillion over two years, the IMF said June 24, 2020. IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath said under current forecasts, the crisis will destroy $12 trillion over two years, and cautioned, “we are not out of the woods.” She warned governments against withdrawing the stimulus too quickly. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

IMF approves emergency funding for pandemic-hit Myanmar

“The Myanmar economy is being impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19 through a sharp decline in tourism and remittances and supply chain disruptions,” Mitsuhiro Furusawa, IMF deputy managing director, said in a statement.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

How music legend Majek Fashek passed on

Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5:45pm. He was aged 71.

Lagos to decamp pipeline explosion victims from relief camp

Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, in Abuja said only a collective international approach would mitigate the effect of COVID-19.4

President Buhari: No nation can fight coronavirus alone

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, in Abuja said only a collective international approach would mitigate the effect of COVID-19.
The Kano State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to take urgent steps to reactivate the NCDC COVID 19 testing centre at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

Kano begs federal government to urgently fix coronavirus test centre

The Kano State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to take urgent steps to reactivate the NCDC COVID 19 testing centre at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
Four coronavirus patients have recovered and will soon be allowed to go home to their families. This was revealed on Friday 3 April 2020 by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos.

Lagos compensates explosion victims with N2.5 million each

The Lagos State Government, yesterday, presented a cheque of N2.5 million to each of the eight families of the deceased, who died in the pipeline explosion of Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Abule Ado-Soba, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of the state, as financial assistance.

IMF asks central bank governors to keep receipts of coronavirus spending

The International Monetary Fund has asked Governors of Central Banks under its watch to keep receipts of all spending pertaining to COVID-19 bailouts and support funds from other stakeholders.

IMF: We are considering Nigeria’s loan request

This was disclosed by the IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, in a statement on Tuesday on the loan request.
Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.

Uber pledges 10 million free rides and deliveries for workers affected by coronavirus

Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.

World Bank, IMF promise financial support to countries facing coronavirus challenge

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have teamed up to offer financial assistance to countries whose economies are threatened by the coronavirus disease.
Samson Siasia said he needs the support of all Nigerians to raise a sum of £250,000.

FIFA ban: Samson Siasia begs for financial assistance

The erstwhile Super Eagles coach said he came out to beg Nigerians for financial assistance because he could not get the money from people he had contacted privately.
Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has said not fewer than four million Nigerians have benefitted from the National Social Investment Programme, so far.

Minister: Four million Nigerians benefit from NSIP

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has said not fewer than four million Nigerians have benefitted from the National Social Investment Programme, so far.
Ethiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved.

Boeing to start paying compensation to families of victims killed in 737 Max crashes

Boeing will begin to pay $50 million in financial assistance to the families of more than 300 victims of the two 737 Max crashes, the company announced Monday.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has again appealed to #EndSARS protesters to resist the temptation of being used by some subversive elements to cause chaos with the aim of truncating the nation’s nascent democracy.

Presidency: Why President Buhari hasn’t spoken about Lekki shooting

President Muhammadu Buhari has not spoken about the shooting of peaceful protesters by soldiers at Lekki toll gate because all the facts are yet to be established, his office has said.
Ejike Mbaka

#EndSARS: Why we can’t harm Reverend Mbaka – Enugu youths

Youths in Enugu State under the aegis of Concerned Youths of Enugu State (CYE), have given reasons why they will never contemplate attacking the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Ejike Mbaka.
”I call on President Muhammadu Buhari to take all necessary steps needed to reconnect with the Nigerian Youths and understand the pulse of the Nigerian people. #EndSARS

Group begs celebrities, politicians to prevail on protesters

A rights group has called on celebrities and politicians across the states of the federation, to prevail on youths involved in ongoing invasion of warehouses and private residences.
The Commissioner for In­formation and Strategy, Gben­ga Omotoso, while speaking on the commencement of the campaign on Thursday, said it was initiated after discovering that members of the public did not comply with the directives.

Lagos reverses decision on schools reopening

The Lagos State Government has rescinded its earlier decision giving a go ahead to private schools in the state to reopen after it relaxed the curfew occasioned by the hijacking of the #EndSARS protest by hoodlums.

Senate queries JAMB over contract scam

The Senate has queried the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) over N7.3 billion contracts scandal.