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The government-run National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said a group known as “APT29”, Cozy Bear and The Dukes had targeted organisations developing vaccines in Britain, the U.S. and Canada.

UK accuses Russia of trying to hack, steal coronavirus vaccine data

UK and its allies accused Russian intelligence services on Thursday of attempting to steal information on the development of COVID-19 vaccines through “irresponsible cyberattacks.”
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa moves to enforce compulsory use of face masks

The Bayelsa government says it will enforce the compulsory use of face masks in public places as spelt out in the Executive Order signed by Gov Douye Diri.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Head of Service: Nigerian civil servants violating coronavirus restriction order

The Office of the Head of Service of the Federation (HoSF) has decried the level of non-compliance with directives and advice on the COVID-19 pandemic measures in government offices.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF: Only Primary 6, JSS3, SS3 to resume schools

The Coordinator of the Presidential Tasks Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, announced on Monday that only pupils in Primary 6 and students in JSS 3 and SS3 are allowed to resume school in preparation of their examinations.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

Nigeria releases guidelines for re-opening of businesses

Speaking at the PTF on Covid-19 daily press briefing in Abuja, Dr. Aliyu restated the timeline for the gradual reopening of businesses nationwide as captured in the recent in President Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidential Broadcast.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States finds it “unbearable” that the Islamic Revolution remains in place 41 years after bringing down its ally the shah.

Iran begins lifting restrictions after brief virus lockdown

Iran began reopening government offices Saturday after a brief nationwide lockdown to help contain the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, which has killed more than 4,300 people in the country.
Iraqi anti-government demonstrators block a road with burning tires in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on February 3, 2020 during a demonstration against the new Iraqi prime minister-designate. – Mohammad Allawi was named prime minister-designate after a hard-won consensus among Iraq’s rival parties, who had struggled to agree on a candidate since outgoing premier Adel Abdel Mahdi resigned under growing street pressure two months ago. Mass rallies have rocked Baghdad and the mainly-Shiite south since October, with protesters demanding snap elections and an independent prime minister as well as accountability for corruption and recent bloodshed. (Photo by Asad NIAZI / AFP) /

Iraqi protesters face off against cleric’s followers

Anti-government demonstrators faced off against followers of influential cleric Moqtada Sadr in protest squares across Iraq Tuesday, a day after one demonstrator was killed in a clash between the two sides.
Pro-democracy protesters hold posters of US President Donald Trump during a Thanksgiving Day rally at Edinburgh Place on November 28, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. (Getty)

Hong Kong protesters say ‘thank you Donald Trump’

Police fired tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong on Sunday as thousands of protesters flooded into the streets after a rare lull in violence as residents chanted “revolution of our time” and “liberate Hong Kong”.
Adams Oshiomhole

APC crisis: Governors give Adams Oshiomhole ultimatum to resign

The Progressives Governors Forum has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman Adams Oshiomhole to convene a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to address the party’s challenges or resign his position.

Banks, offices shut for ‘Isese’ Day celebration in Osun

Banks, government offices and other establishments in Osun were under not open for business on Tuesday, as workers observed public holiday declared by the state for the celebration of traditional religion or “Isese’’ Day.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Malabu scandal: I have no account, property outside Nigeria – Ex-President Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the report that claimed that lawyers for the Federal Government had, in a London court filing, accused him of accepting bribes in order “to broker a $1.3 billion oil deal eight years ago.”
A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019, during Thailand’s first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup. (Wason Wanichakorn-Associated Press)

Support good leaders to prevent chaos, King warns as Thais vote

Thais filled schoolyards, temples and government offices to vote Sunday in the first election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected among a public who received a cryptic last-minute warning from the Thai king to support “good” leaders to prevent “chaos.”
Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight.

One confirmed dead, 200 arrested in Zimbabwe riots

One person was killed and over 200 arrested during protests in Harare over fuel price hike and worsening economic conditions, Zimbabwe’s security minister, Owen Ncube, has said.

Edo government warns against indecent dressing, merchandising in offices

Head of Service in Edo State, Mr. Isaac Ehiozuwa, has warned against indecent dressing and merchandising among civil servants.

Iraq ‘regrets’ US closure of Basra consulate

Iraq’s foreign ministry voiced “regret” on Saturday over a US decision to shut its consulate in the southern city of Basra which has been rocked by weeks of deadly protests.

Warning strike: Labour cripples government, banks, schools’ operations in Lagos

Government offices, banks and public schools were on Thursday closed in Lagos State as the organised labour began its strike over delay by Federal Government in concluding negotiation on a new minimum wage.

IPOB sit-at-home records partial compliance in South East

The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in the South East, to commemorate the army invasion of the Afaraukwu, Abia State home of Nnamdi Kanu, on Friday was ignored as residents in Enugu, Anambra, Abia states and other parts of the south east went about their normal businesses.
A damaged building is seen in Pemenang, North Lombok on August 6, 2018, the day after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the area. More than 1,000 tourists were being evacuated from Indonesia's tiny Gili islands on August 6 after a powerful quake struck neighbouring Lombok, killing 91 people and injuring hundreds. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Indonesia quake death toll hits 131, over 156,000 displaced

The death toll from a shallow 6.9-magnitude earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen above 130, officials said Wednesday, with some 156,000 forced from their homes.

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Labour plan nationwide protest, strike for Monday

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West Ham coach, two players contract coronavirus

West Ham have confirmed that manager David Moyes has tested positive for coronavirus, alongside players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today docked for fraud Pius Ugochukwu Ezeokafor, a former Director of Physical Planning, and now Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State.

EFCC docks polytechnic lecturer for N27 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today docked for fraud Pius Ugochukwu Ezeokafor, a former Director of Physical Planning, and now Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State.
Former Emir of Kano and one-time Managing Director of First Bank, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lamented that the nation’s economy has not been diversified, over 60 years after the discovery of oil in Nigeria.

Muhammadu Sanusi advises Nigerian government on human capital development

Former Emir of Kano and one-time Managing Director of First Bank, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lamented that the nation’s economy has not been diversified, over 60 years after the discovery of oil in Nigeria.