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Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna social protection policy will rescue residents from poverty – report

Newsmen report that the draft policy document was made available by the State Steering Committee on Social Investment, headed by Mrs Saude Atoyebi, Focal Person on Social Investment.
Justice Marshal Umukoro, Chief Judge, Delta State.

Delta chief judge directs judicial staff to work three days a week due to...

The Delta Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Marshal Umukoro, has directived judiciary staff in the state to work for three days a week, due to the ravaging coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Regional Office and ECOWAS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on response to COVID-19 in West African countries.

UNESCO, ECOWAS sign MoU on coronavirus response

The UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Regional Office and ECOWAS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on response to COVID-19 in West African countries.
Leroy Sane will wear the number 10 shirt, previously belonging to Philippe Coutinho, when he plays for Bayern Munich next season.

Leroy Sane takes Philippe Coutinho’s number 10 shirt at Bayern Munich

Leroy Sane will wear the number 10 shirt, previously belonging to Philippe Coutinho, when he plays for Bayern Munich next season.
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.

Nigerian government to implement report on creative industry – minister

The Federal Government says it will study the report of the Post COVID-19 Initiative Committee on the Creative Industry and ensure its full implementation, within the realms of available resources.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki obtains new NYSC certificate

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 19 election in Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki has obtained a new discharge certificate from the National Youth Service Corps with number A 004280695.

Kano anti-graft czar urges federal government to checkmate fraud in rice production

Alhaji Muhuyi Rimin-Gado, the Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti- Corruption Commission, has urged the Federal Government to checkmate fraud in rice production policy.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP alleges plot to ‘derail’ Edo guber poll

The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged plots by the All Progressives Congress to use the trio of Governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, and Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to derail the September 19 Edo State Governorship Election.
Liverpool fans celebrate winning the Premier League outside Anfield after Chelsea won their match against Manchester City REUTERS-Phil Noble-File Photo

Liverpool reiterate need for safe celebrations ahead of Villa clash

Liverpool have again urged their supporters to avoid mass gatherings in the city and to celebrate their Premier League triumph safely at home in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, chief executive Peter Moore said on Friday.

Court remands man for ‘defiling’ 3-year-old daughter

An Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 41-year-old man, Effiom Etowa, who allegedly defiled his three-year old daughter, be remanded in the custody of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

UNICAL teaching hospital confirms five positive coronavirus cases in Cross River

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, has confirmed five positive coronavirus cases in the state.

German lawmakers pass bill to phase out coal by 2038

German lawmakers in the Lower House of Parliament on Friday passed a bill, allowing the phasing out of coal in the country by the year 2038.

Maid arraigned for allegedly stealing jewellery worth N3 million

The police on Friday arraigned a house maid, Valerie Okwor, in a Grade I Area Court Nyanya, Abuja, for allegedly stealing gold jewellery worth N3 million.

Man seeks end to 13 years marriage over alleged sex starvation in Ibadan

An engineer, Abidemi Dada, on Friday prayed a Customary Court in Mapo, Oyo, to dissolve his 13-year-old marriage to Opeyemi because she denies him of sex.

French premier Edouard Philippe resigns

The French government led by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe submitted its resignation Friday ahead of a cabinet reshuffle to be announced “in the coming hours,” the presidency said.
The Chief of Staff to the Plateau State Governor, Noel Donjur, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Plateau governor’s chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus

The Chief of Staff to the Plateau State Governor, Noel Donjur, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Akwa Ibom lifts ban on burial, weddings from July 4

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has lifted the ban on burials and wedding ceremonies in the state beginning from Saturday, July 4, 2020.
Illustration photo shows a two-rand coin above a South African flag April 12, 2017. REUTERS-Thomas White-Illustration

South African rand opens stronger after positive data

South Africa’s rand opened stronger on Friday and was on course for gains of roughly 2% against the dollar this week, after the first current account surplus in 17 years and an upbeat U.S. jobs report.

Former central bank chief tasks federal government on ailing refineries

Dr Titus Okunronmu,a former Director, Budgetary Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has urged the Federal Government to resuscitate all the nation’s refineries towards addressing the problem of fuel importation.
Apple’s unannounced high-end over-ear headphones will reportedly come with interchangeable parts.

Google-backed digital ad groups criticize Apple’s new user-tracking warning

A group of European digital advertising associations on Friday criticized Apple’s plans to require apps to seek additional permission from users before tracking them across other apps and websites.
Lionel Messi on Monday allowed a deadline to pass in his contract that would have allowed him to terminate the deal unilaterally and leave Barcelona on a free, Marca today report.

Lionel Messi unwilling to renew Barca contract

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on Friday.
Tourists ride a cart in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza after reopening for tourist visits, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cairo, Egypt July 1, 2020. REUTERS-Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Pandemic costs Africa travel, tourism almost $55 billion

African countries have lost almost $55 billion in travel and tourism revenues in three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the African Union (AU) commissioner for infrastructure and energy said on Thursday.

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Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao- says Service Chefs will submit to DHQ under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.

NAF chief: Terrorists’ll be brought to their knees

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the Nigerian military will win the war on insecurity in the North-East and other parts of the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Oyo: Police rescues three abducted women after four days in captivity

The Oyo State Police Command on Friday confirmed the release of the abducted victims at Onipe, a suburb along the Ijebu-ode/Idi-Ayunre axis of Oluyole Local Government Area of the state on Monday by unknown gunmen.
The newly elected President-General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Prof George Obiozor has admonished the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to thread cautiously his agitation for a separate country from Nigeria.

Ohanaeze: No ‘no man’s land’ in Igbo land

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has warned non-Igbo indigenes residing in the South-East to erase ‘no man’s land’ from their minds.
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addresses to the nation on his second anniversary as the President of Mexico, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, December 1, 2020. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Sunday, adding that his symptoms were light and that he was receiving medical treatment. Photo taken December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexico president backs extension of supreme court head’s term, sparks backlash

Mexico's Senate on Thursday voted to extend the term of the president of the Supreme Court for an extra two years, a move criticized by opposition lawmakers who called it a bid by the ruling party to strengthen its hold on the country's institutions.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Kaduna: Police arrest three for criminal conspiracy, incitement, abduction

The Police Command in Kaduna State said on Friday that it had arrested three suspects for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbances and abduction in the state.

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami says the new Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics recently commissioned in FCT, Abuja will serve as a hub for innovation, research and development.

Why Nigerian minister engaged Boko Haram leader in a debate – lawyer

Michael Numa, counsel for Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has explained that the minister, many years ago, engaged the late Boko Haram leader, Mohammed Yusuf in a public debate “to challenge his (Yusuf’s) doctrinal teachings as being entirely antithesis to Islamic doctrine”.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Usman Alkali Baba, a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) as Acting Inspector General of Police, with immediate effect.

IGP, police commanders brainstorm on fresh strategy

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, yesterday convened a meeting of Police Strategic Commanders – Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, Commissioners of Police and Deputy Commissioners of Police (Operations) – in charge of the South-east and South-south states to brainstorm on how to tackle the security crisis in the two zones.
Bukayo Saka found the back of the net in the Premier League for the first time in his career in Arsenal’s game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Bernd Leno: Bukayo Saka will be world class player

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has no doubts Bukayo Saka has “world class” potential.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen kill four as Katsina residents, vigilantes kill 30 bandits in reprisal attack

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed a former Director of Education and Social Service at Danmusa Local Government Service Commission, Alh. Yaro Lawal in his home in Danmusa area of Katsina State.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct female soldier, two others in Ibadan

Some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have stormed Ibadan again, kidnapping three people.