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Family issues/crises, predispose individuals to drug abuse – psychologist

A Clinical Psychologist with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Mrs Ijeoma Laluwoye, says family issues and crises could predispose individuals, especially adolescents and youths, to drug abuse.

Labour Party distances self from CUPP’s lawsuit against service chiefs

The Leadership of Labour Party, LP, on Tuesday, distanced itself from the legal action instituted by the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, challenging the Federal Government on a continuous stay in office of the Service Chiefs.
Lagos State University - LASU

Lagos-owned tertiary institutions get new governing councils – full list

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the appointment of Chairmen and Governing Council members for four State-owned tertiary institutions: Lagos State University (LASU), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Lagos State Polytechnic and Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED).
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP rebrands, dumps combative approach

Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in the country.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River announces coronavirus tax palliatives for individuals, businesses

The Cross River State government has announced a package of reliefs and incentives for individual Taxpayers and businesses in the state approved by the state governor, Professor Ben Ayade. This regime of Tax incentives has been provided as one of many avenues for cushioning the impacts of the novel COVID 19 Pandemic, currently ravaging most parts of the world.
English side, Leicester City, have demanded €55m from French team, Paris Saint-Germain to secure the services of Nigeria’s midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi.

Super Eagles star sets new Premier League record

Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi continued his outstanding individual performances for Foxes after setting a new Premier League record for the most tackle won.

Peter Esele: We’ll not follow Godwin Obaseki to PDP

Mr Peter Esele, a former staunch APC ally of Gov. Godwin Obaseki, says he has no intention of joining the governor in the PDP.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Angola maintains restrictions on Luanda after more coronavirus infections

Angolan authorities on Wednesday maintained restrictions imposed on the capital, Luanda, after two more people with no travel history tested positive for Covid-19.

Jigawa offers one year tax holiday to SMEs

The Jigawa Government has announced a one year tax holiday for all existing Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) whose businesses suffered as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Edo guber: Blame yourself for your choice – PDP tells APC

The Peoples Democratic Party has charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to remain true to her mandate and resist any plot by the ruling party to compromise her conduct of the September 19 election in Edo State.
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 Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has said that $15.3million, which is part of the money Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodberry stole, was stashed away in a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet.

How FBI tracked Hushuppi’s ally Woodberry via WhatsApp, iPhone

Olalekan Jacob Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry, was nabbed through details accessed from his WhatsApp, iPhone and Bitcoin transactions, court documents reveal.
Senator Abiola Ajimobi

UI VC: Senator Ajimobi was a student until death

The former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, applied for and was offered admission for a doctorate programme in Sustainable Development Practice by the Postgraduate College, University of Ibadan.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

President Buhari thanks Nigerian student who returned missing wallet to police in Japan

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended a Nigerian doctorate student in University of Tsukuba, Japan, Mr Ikenna Nweke, who returned a missing wallet with huge sums of money to the police, and also turned down offer of a percentage by the authorities.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP alleges plot to ‘derail’ Edo guber poll

The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged plots by the All Progressives Congress to use the trio of Governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, and Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to derail the September 19 Edo State Governorship Election.
Clear sky covers Iran's capital Tehran as air pollution levels drop due to the coronavirus outbreak [File- Muhammet Kursun-Anadolu]

Carbon pollution fell 17 percent during coronavirus lockdown peak

The world cut its daily carbon dioxide emissions by 17 percent at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown last month, a new study has found.
FILE - This Dec. 13, 2019 file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific, organized by the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC will simultaneously air the special May 16 at 8 p.m. Eastern, along with more than 20 other broadcast and digital streaming partners, according to the announcement Tuesday from organizers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

Barack Obama blasts Donald Trump in leaked virtual call with ex-staff

Former President Barack Obama described President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as “chaotic” in a conference call with former members of his administration.
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA approves five substitutions during matches

Football teams will be allowed to use five substitutes when play resumes after the coronavirus pandemic, the sport’s law-making body announced on Friday.

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INEC, NGO task Edo youths on violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Edo, and the National Democratic Institute, NDI, a nongovernmental organisation, have advised youths in the state to shun thuggery and violence during the September 19, 2020 governorship election in the state.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF eulogizes Samuel Okwaraji on 31st anniversary of death

The Nigeria Football Federation has marked the 31st anniversary of the death of Samuel Okwaraji who died at the National Stadium, Surulere on the 12th August 1989, during a match.

EFCC probe: Ibrahim Magu kicks against secret trial, fair hearing denial by panel

Suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has kicked against secret trial and his exclusion from many sessions where many adversarial witnesses were invited by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to testify against him by the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel.
Aston Villa midfielder, Jack Grealish, has hinted he’d welcome a future move to Manchester United.

Manchester United identify cheaper alternative to Jack Grealish

According to the Evening Standard, Manchester United could turn their attention to Donny van de Beek rather than pay over the odds for Jack Grealish.
Obadiah Mailafia

Obadiah Mailafia refuses to retract comments about Northern governor being Boko Haram leader

Ex-Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia, has insisted that a Northern Governor is Boko Haram’s leader.