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Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients.

Philippines losing coronavirus war – doctors

Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients.
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DSS uncovers ‘plans to destabilize Nigeria’

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has uncovered plans to destabilize Nigeria.

Nigerian government deregisters Ohanaeze, Arewa CF, others over security clearance

The Federal Government has deregistered frontline socio-cultural groups in Nigeria as the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has withdrawn the registration certificate of Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), among others.
The National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA, Monday, disclosed of engaging young people in mechanized agriculture and modern technology in farming.

NALDA set to engage young people in mechanized agriculture, modern technology

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA, Monday, disclosed of engaging young people in mechanized agriculture and modern technology in farming.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Zamfara distributes over 5,000 rams, 993 cows as Eid-el-Kabir palliatives

The Zamfara Government has began the distribution of 5,667 rams and 993 cows as Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) palliatives to various categories of people in the state.
Wife of Bauchi State Governor, Dr Aisha Bala Mohammed, says she will work to ensure that victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in the state are protected and get justice.

Bauchi first lady inaugurates committee to protect sexual, gender-based violence victims

Wife of Bauchi State Governor, Dr Aisha Mohammed, says she will work to ensure that victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in the state are protected and get justice.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

WAHO: Nigeria, four others responsible for 80% of coronavirus cases in West Africa

Nigeria and four other countries have been identified as responsible for over 80 per cent of the COVID-19 cases in West Africa, the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police deny killing of Ibadan ‘notorious gang leader’

The Oyo State Police Command has denied that men of the command were responsible for the killing of Biola Ebila, the alleged gang leader of the ‘One Million Boys’ in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate probes NDDC interim management over ‘N80 billion reckless spending’

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the allegations of financial recklessness and misappropriation of funds leveled against the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are unacceptable hence the decision by the Senate to investigate the activities of the Commission.
The NCAC boss had last week produced and kitted security agencies, the media and a select group of professionals in the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic with branded facemasks made exclusively from Adire and Ankara fabrics

Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty masks, other gear surges

Lives are at risk as the new coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in the trafficking of substandard masks, sanitisers and other medical products, the UN warned Wednesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem September 18, 2019. RONEN ZVULUN- REUTERS

Israeli premier warns Bashar al-Assad to keep out Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday he would be “risking the future” of his regime if he allowed Iran to be entrenched militarily in his country.
Days after Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai announced a 30-day total lockdown in the state, the Kaduna state government has relaxed its lockdown order.

Kaduna: Military did not find any bandits camp

Kaduna State government has said the military did not find any bandit camp at Zangang Hills in Kauru Local Government Area as alleged.
Rotimi Jolayemi, a journalist detained for broadcasting a poem which was deemed insulting to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has told newsmen that he does not regret his actions.

Rotimi Jolayemi: I have no regrets ‘insulting’ Lai Mohammed

Rotimi Jolayemi, a journalist detained for broadcasting a poem which was deemed insulting to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has told newsmen that he does not regret his actions.

JNI calls for resignation of security personnel, urges government to take decisive action

Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of JNI, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has called for the resignation of erring security personnel over the rise in insecurity in the country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

Northern coalition gives President Buhari 14-day ultimatum to end killings

Groups under Coalition Against Killings In Northern Nigeria (CAKIN) on Monday rose from it’s meeting to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to end killings, kidnappings and banditry in the region within the next 14 days or face massive protests.

2023: Lagos PDP asks INEC to disqualify Governor Sanwo-olu, APC for Electoral Act breach

The Peoples Democratic Party, Lagos State chapter, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu from the 2023 election.
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 people will resist kidnappin­g, political killings – governor

Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has said that the people would resist any attempt by individuals or groups to return them to the evil years when kidnapping and politically mot­ivated killings brou­ght untold fears to the land.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

US to sanction nine Chinese companies, one institute for rights violations

The United States Department of Commerce said Friday it would sanction a Chinese government institute and eight companies for human rights abuses against Uighurs and other minorities in China’s western Xinjiang region.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has again challenged the nation security agencies to rejig their strategies in the ongoing battle against insurgency, banditry and other violent crimes in some parts of the country.

Service chiefs hampering insecurity war – experts

The continued retention of the country service chiefs in office by President Muhammadu Buhari, has once again, been fingered to pose a great danger to the ongoing fight against insecurity in the country.

Edo Assembly crisis: 17 lawmakers fix date for sitting

The crisis rocking Edo House of Assembly is not about to end as the 17 lawmakers opposed to Governor Godwin Obaseki vowed to sit next Wednesday.
The U.S. Justice Department has filed a statement in support of a church that is challenging the state of Virginia’s ban on gatherings of more than ten people.

Controversy as Lagos churches reopen today

But while Catholics, Methodists, Anglicans and the leadership of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, in the state are resuming services, two senior clerics, Pastors Tunde Bakare and Chris Okotie, are asking their members to continue to worship from home.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps uncovers abandoned power projects worth over N156 billion

The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).