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President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari renews appointment of 12 ambassadors

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved renewal of the appointments of 12 non-career ambassadors, assuring Nigerians of fairness in representation and inclusiveness in all matters of governance.
FIFA

Coronavirus takes heavy toll on budgeted FIFA revenues for 2020

FIFA is now budgeting for this year’s revenues to come in a little more than half of its original projections, as a consequence of coronavirus.

Ondo guber: Former council chief promises to transform state, if elected governor

Former chairman of the old Ilaje Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo State, Olusola Ebiseni, has promised to maximize available natural resources to transform the state if elected governor.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Aviation stakeholders decry use of foreign airlines to evacuate Nigerians

Stakeholders in the aviation industry on Monday kicked against the continuous use of foreign airlines by the Federal Government for the evacuation of Nigerians in spite of domestic capacity to carry out the exercise.
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.
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.
Hell was almost let loose in front of the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday as pro- and anti-Oshiomhole protesters clashed in Abuja.

Why APC crisis is good for Nigeria

All Progressives Congress (APC) is on the cusp of an implosion. The crisis in the party has reached a frightening crescendo. It has been a gradual but steady plummet for the party since its 2015 unanticipated triumph. I believe, the APC is in the thrall of a curse – the success curse.
The Chairman of the Foundation’s Board, Dr Chiwuike Newington Uba, gave the advice in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu.

ACUF: Nigeria’s economic sustainability plan bold step but not feasible

The ACUF Board Chairman, Dr Chiwuike Uba, who stated this in a statement on Tuesday, commended the Federal Government for conceptualising a policy response needed to jumpstart Nigeria’s economy after COVID-19 pandemic.
Sikiru Osinowo

APC mourns as Lagos senator dies at 64

Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Bayo Osinowo is dead. He died at the age of 64.
Emeka Offor, a prominent businessman, has donated 100 hospital beds and medical equipment worth $380,000 to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), as part of his contribution towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emeka Offor donates 100 hospital beds, $380 worth medical equipment to Illorin varsity

Emeka Offor, a prominent businessman, has donated 100 hospital beds and medical equipment worth $380,000 to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), as part of his contribution towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The move is to assist in the promotion of primary health care system in the country.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP, HURIWA, others demand probe of Aso Villa shooting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decried the shooting and security breach which took place at the Presidential Villa during week.
“In opening our economy, we must maintain a firm eye on our goal of flattening the curve and minimising the rates of infections and deaths,” said Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

South Africa to open up economy from June under eased lockdown regulations

South Africa will allow most economic sectors including mining and manufacturing to fully resume operations from next month as the country further eases coronavirus lockdown regulations, the government said on Thursday.

Ex-President Obasanjo: AfDB’s governance at risk of being hijacked

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has faulted a demand by the United States Treasury to probe the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina, who had earlier been cleared of all allegations by an investigative body.
Electricity pylons are seen along the cooling tower of the defunct Orlando Power Station in Soweto, South Africa, June 28, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South African state asset manager proposes converting Eskom bonds into equity – chairman

South African state asset manager the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has submitted a proposal to government on converting bonds it holds in struggling state utility Eskom into equity, PIC chairman Reuel Khoza told Reuters in an interview.
Oyo Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan has put to rest the speculations of rift between him and Governor Seyi Makinde.

My relationship with Governor Makinde remains cordial – deputy

Oyo Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan has put to rest the speculations of rift between him and Governor Seyi Makinde.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo, on Sunday, announced that three coronavirus patients have been discharged after treatment in Imo State.

Activist hails Imo government for stopping pensions to governors

An activist, Mr Ebubeagu Ekenulo, on Saturday lauded Gov. Hope Uzodimma for repealing the pension and gratuity law that provided for payment of pensions to former Imo governors.

PDP warns against plot to foist emergency rule in Rivers

The main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on security agencies in the country to pay special attention to development in Rivers State focusing on possible security challenge of disturbing dimension.

Aviation agencies get 45 days to relocate headquarters to Abuja

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has given aviation agencies under the Ministry 45 days to relocate their corporate headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

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NSIA posts N36 billion profit in 2019

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) recorded a profit of about N36.15 billion from its investments in the 2019 financial year but fears worse returns this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its markets.
Arsenal have confirmed that Gabriel Martinelli has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

Gabriel Martinelli signs new Arsenal contract

Arsenal have confirmed that Gabriel Martinelli has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

Ondo guber: PDP disqualifies two aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party screening panel for the party’s primary election in Ondo State on Friday disqualified two of the nine aspirants jostling to clinch the party’s ticket for the October 10 governorship election.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC demands intervention funds for schools

Ahead of the resumption of academic activities in schools for graduating pupils, the Nigeria Labour Congress has called for the immediate release of intervention funds to all institutions to enable them to provide necessary safety measures.
Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to bounce back from his big miss in Arsenal's Europa League defeat against Olympiacos.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang demands £250k-a-week to remain at Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reportedly demanded a new three-year deal worth £250,000-a-week to extend his stay at Arsenal.