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Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has warned parents against allowing their wards to patronize private tutorial centres during the period of schools closure.

Lagos directs JSS3 students to resume Monday

The Lagos State Government has directed Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 students who are registered for National Examination Council (NECO) Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to resume on Monday.
Court-endorsed Acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Victor Giadom has written the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declaring that he has not authorised the conduct of any Governorship primary in Edo state.

Edo guber: Coronavirus pandemic may disenfranchise voters – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the COVID-19 pandemic might disenfranchise many voters in the Sept. 19 governorship election in Edo.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Governor AbdulRazaq sets up commission of inquiry on Kwara assets

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has set up a 6-man commission of inquiry to investigate the sale and unlawful acquisition of government properties between May 29, 1999 and May 29, 2019.

Ondo guber: We didn’t substitute name of any aspirant, candidate – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it does not substitute nominated candidates of the African Action Congress (AAC) or any other party’s nominations for Ondo governorship election.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA directs schools to re-open for graduating class students Tuesday

The Education Authority, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has directed all schools in Abuja to re-open academic activities for students in graduating classes on Tuesday.

Resumption: Rivers government distributes hygiene kits to 257 public schools

Wike, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, spoke Friday while handing over the kits to principals of the schools.
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)

Eid-el-Kabir: Lagos SWAN felicitates with Muslim faithful

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Lagos Chapter, on Friday felicitated with Muslim faithful on the celebration of Eid-el Kabir.

Eid-el-Kabir: AMAC chairman tasks residents on sacrifice, love

Mr Abdullahi Candido, Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has felicitated Muslim Faithfuls in the area council and the country, as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.
Ogun state governor Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun has urged Muslims to use the Ramadan to pray against the world pandemic coronavirus.

Ogun set to reopen churches, mosques from August 14

Gov. Dapo Abiodun, who made this known while briefing journalists in Abeokuta, however, said the religious centres must strictly follow COVID-19 measures and guidelines.
A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Emmanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an impassioned COVID-19 speech in the U.S. on Monday.

Guild: No scientific proof to back Nigerian-U.S based doctor’s claims on coronavirus cure

The Guild of Medical Directors says there is no scientific proof to back Dr Stella Immanuel, a Nigerian-trained U.S based doctor’s claim of cure for COVID-19 pandemic.
In a circular by Evelyn Ngige, permanent secretary, service welfare officer, the government said provision has been made at THISDAY Dome.

Nigerian government urges civil servants to take coronavirus tests

The Federal Government has directed civil servants in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to undergo COVID-19 tests.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Nigeria mulls alternatives on WAEC, schools re-opening

The Federal Government on Thursday says final year secondary school students may have to sit for the General Certificate of Education (GCE) in November if there is no shift in the timetable of the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC commences traffic control on Third Mainland Bridge, urges patience

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday, said it had mobilised enough regular and special marshals for traffic control and management during the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
China announced Thursday the suspension of all domestic football and postponed indefinitely the top-flight Chinese Super League (CSL) season in response to the deadly viral outbreak sweeping the country.

28 football club members contract coronavirus in Zambia

The restart of the Zambian season, planned for Saturday, was delayed 24 hours after 28 players and staff from league leaders Forest Rangers tested positive for coronavirus.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank’s non-interest intervention program excites Sultan of Sokoto, NSCIA

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for releasing guidelines for the non-interest version of all its intervention programmes.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

House of Reps uncover how NDDC spent N81 billion in four months without projects

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, uncovered the numerous spendings by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from February to May 2020.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said contrary to what is in circulation, he never poured acid on a fellow student as an undergraduate but rather drew the attention of the school security and took the victim for first aid treatment.

Edo guber: NRM prays court to disqualify Osagie Ize-Iyamu as APC candidate

The National Rescue Movement (NRM) has prayed a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to disqualify Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the Sept. 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo.

Supreme Court strikes out suit against virtual hearing

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out two suits by Lagos and Ekiti Governments challenging the validity and constitutionality of the Virtual Court Sittings procedure.

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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).

Biafra group warns Miyetti Allah against operating security outfit in South-east, South-south

The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Saturday, warned Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure not to allow the Fulani Security group to operate in the Southeast and Southsouth to avoid bloody confrontation by both groups.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Governor El-Rufai: South should produce next President

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas.

LAWMA arrests 13 cart pushers for environmental laws violation

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.