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#EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos

Senator Tinubu: I didn’t send soldiers to attack protesters

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied the claim that he sent soldiers to attack peaceful protesters at Lekki because he was not making money due to the interruption of Lekki toll gate by #Endsars protesters.
Minister of Canadian heritage Steven Guilbeault commented: “With this measure, we are responding to the needs of Canadian audiovisual producers who are severely affected by the pandemic. We will save jobs and continue to encourage creativity in this industry. Our government is proud to support the Canadian film and television industry, which plays an important role in the social, cultural and economic development of our country.”

Canada offers $37 million fund for virus-hit film productions

The government of Canada has launched a fund to make up to $37m (c$50m) available to compensate Canadian productions for COVID-19-related filming delays.
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UEFA chief suggests season could be ‘lost’ if it’s not re-started by ‘the end...

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has admitted that the 2019/20 season could be ‘lost’ if it’s not possible to get it restarted by the end of June.

DPR vows to stop petrol diversion

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Sokoto State has restated its commitment to checkmate hoarding, diversion and selling of petroleum products above the control price.
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Roger Federer strikes down fellow Swiss to reach Cincinnati semis

World number two Roger Federer posted his second win of the day, amid a lightning fear interruption, to reach the semi-finals of the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters on Friday.

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The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Nigerian government okays 1,500 civil servants for SMAT-P training

A total of 1, 500 civil servants have been selected to participate in the second batch of the Structured Assessment-Based Training Programme, SMAT-P, by the federal government, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, has said.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Nigerian government declares Thursday public holiday for Eidul-Mawlid celebration

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 29, 2020 a public holiday, according to the Ministry of Interior.
The new minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, has charged staff of the ministry to work harder and smart to realize the Next Level agenda of the federal government.

Nigeria receives $26.9 billion foreign support in six years – minister

Agba made this known on Tuesday in Abuja while briefing the House of Representatives Committee on Civil Society and Development Partners on Donor Funds Receipts, Transfers and Disbursement to Government Agencies, Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organisations in Nigeria.
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Stock market sustains gains, advances by 0.7 per cent

The Nigerian equities market maintain a positive stance, on Tuesday, as the local bourse inched up by 0.70 per cent.
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Nigerian government to build new airports in Anambra, Benue, others – minister

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said on Tuesday that the Federal Government would construct 10 new airports across the country to boost civil aviation.