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President Andry Rajoelina launched a local herbal concoction he claimed prevents and cures the novel coronavirus.

Madagascar re-introduces lockdown as coronavirus numbers increase

Madagascar has placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge in coronavirus infections, two months after the restrictions were eased, the presidency announced Sunday.
The Kano State Hisbah Board has confiscated a tricycle loaded with 100 cartons of alcohol trying to smuggle it into the state.

Hisbah confiscates 100 cartons of alcohol in Kano

The Commander General of the Board, Dr Harun Ibn-Sina, made the disclosure in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the board, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, in Kano on Sunday.
Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has been restored in India after being unreachable for many users there since July 1st, Android Police reported.

DuckDuckGo reinstated in India after being unreachable since July 1st

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has been restored in India after being unreachable for many users there since July 1st, Android Police reported. Reports about what was causing the outage have varied. Some users reported the Indian government appeared to be behind the block, and others said they were getting what appeared to be DNS lookup errors, according to Android Police.
Space exploration firm OneWeb has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, GeekWire reports, leaving uncertainty about the 74 satellites it has in orbit and its plans to provide high-speed internet from space.

UK government takes $500 million stake in space exploration firm OneWeb

OneWeb, which has its headquarters in the UK, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US in March, after it was unable to secure financing. Bharti Global also will invest $500 million as part of the deal.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Soldiers kill 12 bandits, nab informants, rescue two kidnapped victims in Katsina, Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters said soldiers on Operation HADARIN DAJI under OPERATION ACCORD, have killed 12 bandits and rescued 2 kidnapped victims in Kastina and Zamfara States.
A Simpsons-themed mural in Milan painted as a tribute following the death of George Floyd. The TV show will end white actors voicing characters of colour. Miguel Medina-AFP-Getty Images

‘The Simpsons’ ends white actors voicing characters of colour

The Simpsons will no longer use white actors to dub ethnic minority characters, the producers of the long-running animated series announced Friday.
China acknowledged that it instructed unauthorized laboratories to destroy samples of the novel coronavirus but for biosafety reasons.

Coronavirus cases in India cross 500,000 as big cities reel from surge

India reported over 17,000 new Coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s total above 500,000, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday, with infections surging in major cities including the capital New Delhi.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns Indian illegal oil dealer

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Rahul Pathania, an Indian, and a vessel, M.V. Bount, before Justice Rilwan .M. Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on three-count charges bordering on illegal dealing in petroleum products.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

NIS intercepts two Indian nationals at Lagos airport for illegal entry

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has intercepted two Indian nationals who illegally entered the country without proper documentation in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gospel artiste urges colleagues to deploy right lyrics in songs

An Ibadan-based gospel musician, Oluwapelumi Togun, on Thursday urged musicians to use the right lyrics in their songs.
India prepared to hold funerals on Thursday for some of the 20 soldiers killed in brutal hand-to-hand fighting with Chinese troops in a disputed mountainous border region, as the nuclear-armed rivals sought to defuse tensions.

India holds funeral for soldiers killed in China border clash

India prepared to hold funerals on Thursday for some of the 20 soldiers killed in brutal hand-to-hand fighting with Chinese troops in a disputed mountainous border region, as the nuclear-armed rivals sought to defuse tensions.

China, India in close communication after deaths at border

China and India on Wednesday said they were in close communication to resolve a deadly flare-up in border tensions, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who won acclaim for his role in the 2016 biopic of the then Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was found dead at his home in Mumbai on Sunday, police said.

Bollywood actor found dead in Mumbai home

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who won acclaim for his role in the 2016 biopic of the then Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was found dead at his home in Mumbai on Sunday, police said.
The highly elated Nigerians were flown into the country on board Air Peace airline.

Evacuation: Air Peace hails India, China, Israel

Leading Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has commended Israel, China and India for contracting the airline to evacuate their citizens to their countries due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Air Peace airline has taken delivery of a new ERJ-145 aircraft to help boost its domestic and regional operations.

India celebrates first direct flight from Nigeria

The government of India celebrated the first direct flight from Nigeria when the nation’s major carrier, Air Peace, airlifted 312 of its citizens from the Murtala Muhammd International Airport (MMIA), Lagos to Kochi.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)

India eases lockdown, reopens hotels, worship centres

India announced on Saturday a major relaxation of the world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown from early June, except for so-called “containment zones” with high numbers of infections.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Dismissed soldier, partner arrested with 1,200kg of indian hemp

A dismissed soldier was yesterday arrested while conveying 1,200 Kilograms of substance suspected to be Indian hemp and other hard drugs, to the Ikorodu area of Lagos.
Former Ghana and Chelsea coach Avram Grant reckons Asamoah Gyan's famous 2011 transfer from English Premier League side Sunderland to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates greatly hampered the striker's progress.

Avram Grant: Asamoah Gyan’s biggest mistake was leaving English Premier League

Former Ghana and Chelsea coach Avram Grant reckons Asamoah Gyan's famous 2011 transfer from English Premier League side Sunderland to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates greatly hampered the striker's progress.

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Victor Osimhen has joined Senegal's Moussa Sow and Ivory Coast's Gervinho in Lille's exclusive goalscoring club after scoring a goal on his 18th appearance.

AC Milan join Napoli in race for Victor Osimhen

In a surprise development, Football Italia reported Milan had entered the race to sign Lille striker, although Napoli still remain strong contenders.
Acting Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat in the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA, Dr Mohammed Kawu has tested positive for Covid-19.

FCT health secretary discharged from isolation centre

The Acting Secretary of the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr Mohammed Kawu, has been discharged from the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, where he has been receiving treatment for COVID 19.
Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen strikes again as Lille beat Strasbourg 2-0 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in the Ligue 1 encounter.

Victor Osimhen re-evaluates Napoli offer, to decide over the next 48 hours

Sources stated last week that he was ready to reject the move, not so much because of Napoli, but as an act of defiance against those close to him who were trying to orchestrate the transfer.
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. 5

House of Reps quizzes NDDC over N70.495 billion awarded contracts

The House of Representatives at the weekend flagged off its investigation into the N70.495 billion allegedly paid by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to 1,773 contractors as mobilization fees without resorting to site, between 2008 and 2012.

Presidency: Why 2020 budget was increased despite drop in revenue

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Umar El-Yakub, has said the decision of the Presidency to increase the 2020 Budget despite drop in revenue was meant to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s economy.