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Ondo election: INEC opens special link to recruit more prospective corps members

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it has opened a special link in the registration form to allow the recruitment of additional corps members as adhoc staff for the October 31 Ondo state governorship election.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Nigeria reviews treasury forms, accounting documents for digital compliance

The Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, OAGF, has commenced a comprehensive review of treasury forms and other accounting source documents in use in all ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs, of the Federal Government.
Alhaji Bilyamu Othman, the Emir of Dass, has urged journalists in Bauchi State to uphold the ethics of the profession and report objectively while discharging their social responsibility of information dissemination.

Emir advises journalists on objectivity in reportage

Alhaji Bilyamu Othman, the Emir of Dass, has urged journalists in Bauchi State to uphold the ethics of the profession and report objectively while discharging their social responsibility of information dissemination.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigeria to establish recovered assets management agency

The Federal Executive Council said it has sent a bill for the creation of a Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management Agency to the National Assembly.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm killing of DSS operative in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has on Wednesday confirmed killing of a 33-year-old operative of the Department of State Services (DSS), Sadiq Abdullahi Bindawa by unknown gunmen.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

SERAP sues National Assembly over corruption probes

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, over the failure to publish reports of all completed public hearings and corruption probes by the National Assembly since 1999, as well as the failure to disclose the number of probes that have resulted in the indictment of suspects, and naming of such suspects.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC: We’re ready for Edo governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said the Commission was ready to conduct the governorship election in Edo State this Saturday.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Kebbi floods: President Buhari laments devastation of over 450,000 hectares of rice farms

The Buhari who was represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Nanono, on a visit to assess the situation and commiserate with the State Government and affected farmers pledged assistance to mitigate the effects of the losses incurred.
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Katsina bars higher institutions from reopening

Katsina has directed tertiary institutions in the state not to reopen as part of measures aimed at checkmating further spike of the coronavirus pandemic.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

Nigerian Army’s Operation Sahel Sanity extended by three months

The Nigeria Army has extended Operation Sahel Sanity, which is fighting banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling in the North West, to December.

Regional ruling party wins all seats in Ethiopia’s ‘illegal’ polls

The ruling party in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region won all contested seats in elections this week that have further poisoned an already hostile relationship with the federal government, an election official said Friday.

Family of detainee who died in Rivers police station demands corpse

The family of a man identified as Phillip Brown popularly called ‘Schoolboy’ who died in the cell of the Eagle Crack unit of the Rivers State Police Command is demanding that his remains be released to them for burial.
Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks to reporters via video link at a news conference in Beijing, China May 24, 2020. (China Daily-Reuters)

China proposes global data security standards

China announced an initiative on Tuesday to establish global standards on data security, saying it wanted to promote multilateralism in the area at a time when “individual countries” were “bullying” others and “hunting” companies.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Customs: Boko Haram terrorists in Abuja, target five locations

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has revealed that Boko Haram terrorist is already in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja, planning to unleash terrorist attacks on five locations within the nation’s capital territory.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.

No Russian virus vaccine in Nigeria – minister

The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.
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President Buhari appoints new FGSHLB executive secretary

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Ibrahim Mairiga as the Executive Secretary, Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board (FGSHLB).
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Nigeria to establish centre for artificial intelligence, robotics

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said it is set to establish a Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Nigeria.
Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has been developed by the Gamaleya research institute in coordination with the country’s defence ministry.

Nigeria receives Russia’s coronavirus vaccine

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 from Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin.

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The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has held meetings with leaders of the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

British envoy commends President Buhari on Police Bill

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has commended the signing of the Nigeria Police Bill 2020 into law by President Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari at the unveiling of the theme and Logo for Nigeria’s 60th anniversary celebration

President Buhari: We’ve developed homegrown Integrated SDG model

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that his administration has developed a novel homegrown ‘Integrated Sustainable Development Goals Model’, as an analytical framework for assessing how policy-making can better address the indivisible nature of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Liverpool have completed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal which could cost the Reds up to £27 million ($35m).

Liverpool complete Thiago Alcantara signing

Liverpool have completed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal which could cost the Reds up to £27 million ($35m).
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Flood: Oyo assures NEMA of full support on disaster management

The Oyo State government has reiterated its commitment to fully support the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), towards effective management of disaster in the state as the rainy season begins.
Up to 1,000 fans will be allowed to watch each of the final two days of the Italian Open tennis tournament as Italy begins to open up stadiums for sports enthusiasts.

Up to 1,000 fans to watch Italian Open

Up to 1,000 fans will be allowed to watch each of the final two days of the Italian Open tennis tournament as Italy begins to open up stadiums for sports enthusiasts.