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Indian government relaxes visa, travel restrictions amid virus

The Indian government on Thursday relaxed its visa restrictions to allow all categories of foreign nationals to enter India through air or sea for any purpose except for tourism.
Everton could be forced to offload Alex Iwobi in a bid to balance the books, the UK Mirror reports.

Everton could be forced to sell Alex Iwobi

Everton could be forced to offload Alex Iwobi in a bid to balance the books, the UK Mirror reports.
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Ludovic Marin-AFP

Mali soldiers promise civilian transition after president’s ouster

Soldiers who staged a military coup in Mali leading to the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his government said on Wednesday they plan to form a civilian transitional government that will organise fresh elections.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.
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 sets up caretaker committee for Anambra FA

The Nigeria Football Federation has set up a Caretaker Committee for the running of the affairs of the Anambra State Football Association, following the expiration of the tenure of the Dr Ifeanyi Ubah-led executive team, and pending the conduct of fresh elections. The tenure of the Caretarker Committee, which will be inaugurated in Awka, the Anambra State capital on Wednesday, 5th August 2020 will be for a period of three months.
THE Nasarawa State government Saturday declared that it has concluded arrangements to evacuate all Almajiri beggers out of the state.

Northern states begin fresh evacuation of Almajirai

The governors of the 19 Northern statex in the country are set to begin fresh evacuation of Alamajirai to their respective states of origin.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday said that planting of fruit trees in schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and maintain a sound environment.

Lagos decentralises farmers’ markets for Ileya festival

The Lagos State Government on Sunday said the Eko City Farmers’ Market, Ileya edition, would hold in 26 public schools in the state.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Nigeria considers another total lockdown

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Monday lamented that it was directly affecting governance and security in the country.
Adebayo Adelabu

Oyo: Bayo Adelabu, Seyi Makinde clash over performance

Measuring performance indices in education, health, infrastructure, agriculture, security and good governance, Adelabu posited that Makinde has shown that he was ill-prepared for the position given his poor handling of the core areas of development in the last one year.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO: Coronavirus cases and deaths in Africa soar

The World Health Organization reported Friday that COVID-19 cases in Africa have increased 51 percent and deaths have jumped 60 percent.
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 denies appointing Daniel Amokachi as technical director

The Nigeria Football Federation has stated that Mr. Bitrus Bewarang remains the Technical Director of the football–governing body, and that at no time has the body called for applications from candidates for his position, not to talk of appointing anyone into the post.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia and Anambra on Sunday marched round the major streets of Umuahia and Awka capital cities to protest against the Supreme Court’s judgment that sacked Chief Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo.

Fresh protest rocks Imo over Supreme Court judgment

Thousand of Imo indigenes, yesterday, continued their protest over the January 14 Supreme Court’s judgment which sacked Emeka Ihedioha and declared Hope Uzodinma as Governor.
Senator Hope Uzodinma as Governor of Imo State

Governor Uzodinma to conduct fresh council elections

Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, on Tuesday announced plans to conduct fresh elections into the twenty-seven local government councils in the state

Presidency explains Finance Act 2019

The presidency had made public the breakdown of Finance Bill, 2019, which was submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside the 2020 Appropriation Bill, and signed into law by the president on Jan. 13, 2020.

Mo Abudu chairs 47th International Emmy Awards in New York

Mo Abudu, the The EbonyLife TV boss, has been named as the Chair of the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala set to be held in New York on November 25.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

Cross River elections: SDP candidate accepts defeat, congratulates Governor Ayade

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in Cross River State, Eyo O. Ekpo, has accepted defeat in the March 9 election in the state and promised not to go to elections tribunal.
Popular Nigerian cleric, Pastor Chris Okotie of Household of God Church International Ministries

Reverend Okotie urges acting police chief to focus on general election

The Presidential candidate of the Fresh Democratic Party, FRESH, Rev. Chris Okotie has congratulated the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on his new appointment.

INEC publishes final list of 73 presidential candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the names of Nigeria’s presidential candidates and their running mates who will be contesting the February, 2019 presidential elections in the country.

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The Police Command in Yobe on Sunday said that its personnel had killed six suspected Boko Haram terrorists who earlier attacked Babbangida town in Tarmuwa Local Government Area of the state.

Police, military repel bandits’ attack on Katsina community, kill five

The police in Katsina State in synergy with the Nigerian Army have repelled coordinated bandits attack on Tsaskiya community of Safana Local Government Area of the state and killed five suspected bandits.
Yemi Osinbajo

Head of Service: N21.3 billion required to clear backlog of benefits of deceased public...

Yemi-Esan who stated this on Tuesday in Abuja on the occasion of the virtual interactive session with civil servants, said N2.5 billion has been released recently by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget National Planning for the payment of death benefits to the next-of-kin of deceased staff who died when there was no insurance cover.

ECOWAS Court orders Senegal to pay 50m CFA in damages to Belgian woman

The ECOWAS Court has ordered the Republic of Senegal to pay 50 million CFA francs as compensation to a Belgian, Mrs Lays Ghislaine, for violation of her right to liberty while in detention in the country prior to her extradition five years ago.
A police officer in the Philippines has been killed by a rooster while carrying out a raid on outlawed cockfight in the province of Northern Samar.

Policeman killed by fowl during raid on cockfight

A police officer in the Philippines has been killed by a rooster while carrying out a raid on outlawed cockfight in the province of Northern Samar.

Sokoto governor’s claim on delayed distribution of palliatives untrue – ministry

The Sokoto State governor, while defending his administration’s delay in the distribution of the relief items to residents of the state, had blamed the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, saying the minister’s directive that the state delayed the distribution so as to pool all the donations together, was the reason for the action.