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The three months moratorium on loans to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) granted by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is a reprieve of about N410 million, it was learnt yesterday.

Lagos impounds 20 vehicles for violation of lockdown order

Worried by non-compliance with the lockdown order by motorists in the state especially interstate commercial transport activities, Lagos State government at the weekend scaled up its enforcement, with about 20 vehicles and 15 motorbikes impounded for violating the order.
Health minister Fawziya Abikar wrote, After quarantine and testing the four citizens from China last week, I confirm that one of them has been diagnosed with the infectious disease. The ministry is working to contain the disease.

Somalia confirms first case of coronavirus after testing four

The Ministry of Health said on its Twitter handle that the person was one of four who travelled from China last week.
The flight diversions was a blessing to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana.

How Ghana is ‘benefiting immensely’ from Nigeria’s flight diversion

Harmattan haze which has been intense since Monday delayed and caused flights cancellation in West African countries notably Nigeria, the largest economy and most populated nation in the Africa continent.

Saudi Aramco rolls out IPO next week

Saudi Aramco aims to announce the start of its initial public offering (IPO) on Nov. 3, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, after delaying the deal earlier this month to give advisers time to secure cornerstone investors.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos governor donates 50 Kia cars to state judiciary

Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State governor, has donated 50 brand new cars to magistrates in the state for effective delivery of judicial services and other sundry activities.
Tanzanian authorities received nine black rhinos offered by South African authorities to improve the East African country’s tourism.

Tourism: South Africa offers 9 black rhinos to Tanzania

Tanzanian authorities received nine black rhinos offered by South African authorities to improve the East African country’s tourism.
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Oyo to procure 100 security vehicles, 1.7 million books

The Oyo State government has approved the procurement of 100 units of Kia Rio automatic transmission executive patrol vehicles for security operatives.g

Man arraigned for giving ex-wife dud cheque

The Secretary to the Sagamu South Local Council Development Area of Ogun State, Taofeek Kashimawo, has been arraigned before the Ijede Magistrates’ Court, Ikorodu, Lagos, for allegedly issuing a dud cheque of N450,000 to his 43-year-old ex-wife, Keji Liasu.
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Expert: Nigeria lacks adequate automobile financing

An automobile expert and Vice-President, Trading, Cars45, Mohammed Iyamu, on Tuesday said that the missing link in Nigeria’s automobile industry was adequate financing.
Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

Ex-UN scribe Kofi Annan for burial September 13

The burial of former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Annan, has been fixed for September 13, 2018.

Boko Haram kills nine soldiers in Borno

Boko Haram fighters killed nine soldiers and wounded two others in northeast Nigeria, according to military sources, just days after 43 civilians died in deadly suicide bombings.

Facebook messaging app adds real time translations

Facebook on Tuesday gave its popular Messenger app the ability to translate missives in real time, deploying artificial intelligence to enable text conversations between people using different languages.

Hyundai Motor first quarter net profit slumps 48%

South Korea's largest automaker Hyundai Motor saw its first-quarter net profits plunge 48 percent as strikes and a strong won weighed on its bottom line, it said Thursday.

US investigating deadly Hyundai, Kia airbag failures

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into a series of deadly crashes in which airbags in Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate.

Police arrest 28 suspected kidnappers, armed robbery gang

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested 28 suspects for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger.

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