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Dollar slips after political wrangling slows rally

A dollar rebound faltered on Tuesday as political wrangling over a United States relief plan and the gloomy outlook weighed on the currency.
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WhatsApp adds search feature to help users debunk viral messages

WhatsApp is piloting a new feature that lets users quickly search the contents of viral messages to fact-check misinformation, the company has announced.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

FIFA says no reason for Swiss authorities to investigate Gianni Infantino

Global soccer body FIFA has said there is no reason for Swiss authorities to launch criminal proceedings against its president Gianni Infantino who will continue in his role as normal.
Northern Ireland on Friday launched the United Kingdom’s first COVID-19 tracing app and the first one that can also trace users in another country, Ireland, who have been in contact with someone suffering from the disease.

Northern Ireland launches UK’s first coronavirus tracker app

Northern Ireland on Friday launched the United Kingdom’s first COVID-19 tracing app and the first one that can also trace users in another country, Ireland, who have been in contact with someone suffering from the disease.
The European Commission, on Wednesday, unveiled plans to clamp down on aggressive corporate tax planning regimes that distort the level playing field of the EU’s single market.

EU plans clampdown on ‘harmful’ tax systems to aid recovery

The European Commission, on Wednesday, unveiled plans to clamp down on aggressive corporate tax planning regimes that distort the level playing field of the EU’s single market.
Pep Guardiola fears his Manchester City players are not ready for the gruelling demands of the Premier League restart.

Stephen Ireland: Pep Guardiola won’t allow Liverpool to run away again

Pep Guardiola will not allow Liverpool to run away with the Premier League title again next season, says Stephen Ireland, with the Manchester City boss fully aware of “how much work has to be done” at the Etihad Stadium.
Micheál Martin, right, is presented with Ireland’s seal of office by President Michael D Higgins in Dublin. Maxwell Photography-PA

Ireland elects Micheal Martin as new premier

Micheal Martin has been elected Ireland’s new prime minister on Saturday after his centre-right Fianna Fail party sealed a historic coalition deal with long-time rivals Fine Gael as well as the Green Party.
The United States on Monday demanded that Russia immediately release U.S. citizen Paul Whelan, after he was sentenced to 16 years in prison for espionage.

US demands Russia release national sentenced to 16 years for espionage

The United States on Monday demanded that Russia immediately release U.S. citizen Paul Whelan, after he was sentenced to 16 years in prison for espionage.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Troy Parrott will miss the restart of the Premier League after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix.

Tottenham striker set to miss Premier League restart after appendix removal

Tottenham striker Troy Parrott is set to miss the restart of the Premier League season after his club said on Saturday that he had surgery to remove his appendix.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

Donald Trump bars travel from Brazil

President Donald Trump on Sunday suspended travel from Brazil, which has emerged as a major new hotspot in the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said.
50 countries with above average performance in overcoming coronavirus

Report: Coronavirus tamed in 50 countries — full list

As at Thursday 21 May coronavirus has infected over 5,122,000 people in the world and killed over 330, 000 people.

Canada denies Nigerian carrier Air Peace right to evacuate nationals

The Canadian government has denied Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, the right to evacuate Nigerian citizens stranded in the North American country.

PRAWA trains correctional service officers on handling violators

A nongovernment organization, Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, PRAWA, Tuesday, organised capacity building for Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, officers on handling violators of Coronavirus, COVID-19 lockdown order.
Air Peace airline has taken delivery of a new ERJ-145 aircraft to help boost its domestic and regional operations.

Confusion trails move to deny Air Peace rights to evacuate Nigerians from Canada

Indications have emerged on how the Canada High Commission in Nigeria is allegedly working against Nigeria’s Air Peace airline effort to evacuate 319 stranded Nigerians caught up in the North American country due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
Arsenal rising star Joseph Olowu wants Super Eagles call up after opting to play for Nigeria ahead of Three Lions of England.

Arsenal rising star wants Super Eagles call up after opting to play for Nigeria

The 20-year-old Ibadan-born defender who is currently on six months loan with Ireland struggling side Cork in January but the teenager hoping that some impressive performances across the sea would pave the way for a first-team role at Mikel Arteta team when the 2020-21 season kicks off.
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

European Union marks 70th anniversary amid divisive crisis

The European Union on Saturday marked the 70th anniversary of its foundation in low-key fashion thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns still in place in much of the continent.
Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.

John Coates: Tokyo Olympics could be ‘greatest ever’

Senior international Olympics official John Coates said on Saturday the delayed Tokyo Olympics could end up being the greatest Games ever, coming next year as the world emerges from COVID-19 crisis.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the conference that the world “must work together to build an impregnable shield around all our people”.

Britain to introduce two-week quarantine for arrivals

Britain plans to introduce a 14-day mandatory quarantine for most international arrivals, reports said Saturday, despite growing pressure on the government to relax virus lockdown measures.

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The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA fixes petrol ex-depot price for N138.62

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) kept the petrol dealers guessing on Tuesday when it approved an ex-depot price of N138.62 per litre for the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) petrol and kept the pump price to its chest.
Senate Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu from Delta State. on Monday in a motion canvassed for adherence and respect to the concept of separation of powers as enshrined in the laws of Nigeria.

Rep Elumelu: Opposition lawmakers leading anti-corruption investigations

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta), says opposition lawmakers in the house have been at the center of unearthing and exposing acts of corruption in the country.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has lifted the ban on congregational prayers in Mosques and Churches placed to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Zamfara schools to resume August 9

The Zamfara State Government has directed secondary schools in the state to reopen from August 9, to enable exiting students sit for Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE: Trading sustains positive trend, up by 0.31 per cent

Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) extended a positive trend on Tuesday with key market indices appreciating further by 0.31 per cent.

NUC: 32 universities involved in research to tackle impacts of coronavirus

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, says 32 federal, state and private universities across all geopolitical zones are involved in different stages of research toward tackling direct and collateral impacts of COVID-19.