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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the most reverend and right honourable Justin Welby at the Lambeth Palace, London. 2

Abba Kyari: Archbishop of Canterbury condoles with President Buhari

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has expressed sadness over the passage of Mallam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Buhari.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

PTF: Frontline health workers get N112.5 million life insurance cover

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on coronavirus and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, has revealed that a memorandum of understanding has been signed in respect of the healthcare workers on the frontline for various allowances and other incentives.
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Nigerian airline cuts salaries by 80 percent, places 90 percent of staff on leave...

As the airline industry across the world continues to take a beating following the suspension of most local and international flights, Nigeria’s largest commercial airline, Arik Air, on Thursday informed staff it would cut the salaries of its employees by a whopping 80 per cent.
The Ambulances donated by NNPC and its Partners, Independent Petroleum Producers Group to the States in the South West Geo-Political Zone, in Lagos, on Thursday.

NNPC, partners donate ambulances, medical kits to Southwest states

The ongoing efforts by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)-led Oil and Gas Sector coalition against COVID-19 was bolstered Thursday in Lagos with the handing over of six ambulances and medical consumables to the South West states.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo presides over economic sustainability committee meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, presided over the meeting of the Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) set up to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa make a speech at the official funeral service of the later former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe on September 14, 2019 at National Sports Stadium in Harare. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was jeered and whistled during his speech before he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks in his home country. At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks against foreign-owned businesses in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city.TONY KARUMBA / AFP

Cyril Ramaphosa calls for end to sanctions against Zimbabwe, Sudan to help fight coronavirus

President Cyril Ramaphosa has again called for the economic bans against Zimbabwe and Sudan to be lifted as the continent grapples with Covid-19 and its economic impact.

Coronavirus: Group urges African governments to mobilise against tobacco industry

Tobacco multinationals are using the COVID-19 crisis to engage in activities that either help clean their image or challenge governments for restricting or banning the sale of tobacco products, the African Tobacco Control Alliance has said.

LCCI asks NNPC to back up reformed petroleum downstream sector with law

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has charged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to consummate its process of reforming the petroleum downstream sector with an appropriate legislative framework, stating that with the legal framework, the reform would not be like the previous dead initiatives.
President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described the late Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, as an experienced lawyer and banker.

Garba Shehu: Abba Kyari wasn’t corrupt

As the remains of the Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, were interred Saturday at the Gudu Cemetery, those who were close to him have continued to pour encomiums on him.
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: NPFL season to be concluded within eight weeks after coronavirus crisis

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced the 2019-20 Nigeria Professional Football League season will be completed within six to eight weeks after the coronavirus crisis.

Town unions urge South-East governors to evacuate stranded Igbos

The umbrella body of all the town unions in the South East, ASETU, has sent save our soul message to the South East Governors, appealing to them to arrange as soon as possible, the evacuation of all her sons and daughters stranded across different parts of the globe as result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Nigerian actress Biodun Okeowo, popularly known as Omobutty, has revealed her major source of income which is far from acting.

My major source of income not acting – Nollywood actress

Nigerian actress Biodun Okeowo, popularly known as Omobutty, has revealed her major source of income which is far from acting.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

Lockdown: Nigeria considers options for trade, education

The Nigerian government is considering ways to put the country’s education and economy back on track despite the spread of the coronavirus disease.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari extends coronavirus lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, Abuja — full speech

President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country.
Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has offered to provide free accommodation to National Health Service (NHS) doctors and other medical staff tackling the coronavirus crisis in London.

Wilfried Zaha hailed for saving lives during coronavirus pandemic

Wilfred Zaha has been hailed for saving lives in his native Ivory Coast.
Nnimmo Bassey

Environmentalist seeks probe into cause of dead fishes on Bayelsa shoreline

A renowned Environmentalist, Rev. Nnimmo Bassey, has urged governments and oil industry regulators to investigate the cause of dead fishes littering the Atlantic coastline in Delta and Bayelsa States.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Male Kyari: NNPC to hands off refineries after rehabilitation

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, says the corporation will not be involved in the management of the nation’s refineries after their rehabilitation.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode for abandoning the Lagos light rail project while he was the governor of the state between 2015 and 2019.

Ex-President Obasanjo, Gordon Brown, others demand action against pandemic

About 165 global leaders, including a former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for a concerted global response to the coronavirus pandemic led by the G-20 countries.

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Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Ondo doctors withdraw services from infectious disease centre

The National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) in Ondo State has directed its members to withdraw their services from the state’s Infectious Disease Centre with immediate effect.

Lagos, Abuja, Kano airports ready for operations

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says that Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, are ready for recommencement of domestic flights.
Bad news for President Trump and his younger brother, Robert Trump, who has been trying to block an unflattering tell all book by the President's niece, Mary Trump, that Simon & Schuster is set to publish in July.

Donald Trump’s niece to release memoir on July 14

Donald Trump’s niece will release her unflattering book on the US president on July 14, her publisher announced Monday, after a judge lifted a temporary ban on publication.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Gernot Rohr: I have the team to qualify for 2022 AFCON, World Cup

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has predicted that 2022 will be tough for Nigeria’s senior national football team because of the loaded qualifiers his team would have to negotiate to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Edo guber: Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s confession shows he is unfit to be governor ― PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the confession by the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the September 19 Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is a vindication of the position of the APC former national chairman, that he is unfit to hold office as governor of the state.