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Ondo Assembly suspends deputy speaker, another lawmaker

The Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Iroju Ogundeji, has been suspended by his colleagues.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has postponed the screening test for its 72 Regular Course schedule to hold on May 30, adding that a new date will be communicated.

NDA reaffirms commitment to turn out best officers

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Comandant Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, reaffirmed the academy’s commitment to turn out the best officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Lawan: Why Orji Kalu’s seat wasn’t declared vacant

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, explained why the Senate refused to yield to pressure to declare Senator Orji Uzor Kalu’s seat vacant during the period of his incarceration.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom governor makes u-turn over slashing workers salary

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has reportedly reversed its decision to also slash workers’ salaries by 20 per cent due to the biting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.

Nasarawa commissioner charges journalists on objectivity

The Commissioner made the charge while receiving the newly sworn in officials of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Nasarawa state Council who paid him a courtesy call on Monday.
Nemanja Matic says that Manchester United will do their best to finish in the top four after reviving their campaign with a strong run of form.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Nemanja Matic’s ‘invaluable’ experience and leadership following three year extension

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has highlighted the importance of Nemanja Matic’s ‘experience, professionalism and leadership’ within his squad after handing the veteran a new three-year deal.

Kano anti-graft czar urges federal government to checkmate fraud in rice production

Alhaji Muhuyi Rimin-Gado, the Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti- Corruption Commission, has urged the Federal Government to checkmate fraud in rice production policy.
Journalist Ruhollah Zam speaks during his trial at the Revolutionary Court in Tehran on June 2, 2020. ALI SHIRBAND-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Court sentences Iranian dissident blogger to death

The prominent Iranian dissident and blogger Ruhollah Zam was sentenced to death on Tuesday by a revolutionary court in Tehran.
Frank Lampard will not judge his Chelsea players on one game as they prepare to face Manchester City, and admitted the Blues would need to defend well at the Etihad Stadium.

Hernan Crespo: Frank Lampard right man for Chelsea job

Former Chelsea striker, Hernan Crespo, is confident manager, Frank Lampard, is the right man for the job.
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.

National Assembly intervenes in planned hike in electricity tariff

The National leadership of the National Assembly has intervened in the planned hike of electricity tariff by the providers, saying that this was not the time to carry out such an action.

NUJ tasks members on coronavirus protocols during elections

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) on Monday, tasked members in Nasarawa state to observe all Coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols outlined by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), during the council’s election scheduled for July 2.
The youths warned against inducement of delegates for the party’s primaries if the party really wants to win the election, and vowed to resist the alleged financial inducement being made by Deputy Governor of the State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, to woo party members to support his aspiration.

Ondo guber: PDP youths vow to resist deputy governor

Ahead of the primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, the youth wing of the party has called on the leadership of the party to be free and fair in the conduct of the primary election of the party scheduled for next month.

President Moon: South Korea not seeking another war with the North

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War on Thursday, South Korean President Moon Jae In assured North Korea his country wasn’t looking for another war.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Presidency: What President Buhari told APC NEC that led to sack of NWC

It was President Muhammadu Buhari’s call for the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) that led to the sack of the NWC, the presidency has said.
Barack Obama helped raise $11 million for White House hopeful Joe Biden during a Tuesday virtual fundraiser where the former president said a “great awakening” among Americans could help defeat Donald Trump in November’s election.

Barack Obama raises $11m for Joe Biden campaign

Barack Obama helped raise $11 million for White House hopeful Joe Biden during a Tuesday virtual fundraiser where the former president said a “great awakening” among Americans could help defeat Donald Trump in November’s election.

Edo guber: PDP aspirant steps down for Godwin Obaseki

Ahead of Friday’s governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State, a frontline aspirant of the party, Mr Gideon Ikhine, has stepped down from the race for Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, made the appeal at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

Nigerian government carpets resident doctors, says strike needless

The Federal Government says the strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) was “needless and insensitive” because issues raised by the association had received attention.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Civil rights group wants Edo governor sanctioned for violating coronavirus guidelines

A civil rights group, Joint Forces For the Defence of Democracy in Edo State (JOFDES), has berated the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, for violating the COVID-19 guidelines of social distance, wearing of face masks, no gathering of more than 20 persons in a place in his recent defection to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Benin City.

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Abike Dabiri-Erewa

UAE paid for tickets, test fees for Nigerian evacuees – NIDCOM chief

The United Arab Emirates authorities paid for the flight tickets and coronavirus testing for some Nigerians evacuated from the country on Wednesday, the head of the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said .

PDP demands Ibrahim Magu’s prosecution for ‘fraud’

The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the prosecution of the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, over alleged fraud.
Veteran Nigerian actor, Zack Orji, says he is saddened by the increasing rate of divorce in the country.

Zack Orji: No marriage is perfect

He said: “I believe that a lot of people go into marriage without being prepared to make the necessary sacrifice, so at the slightest provocation, they are ready to opt out and that is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s supposed to be a union for life. For better for worse.”

Court declines to stop probe of Senator Okorocha by EFCC, Imo government

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, declined a request by former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for an interim injunction to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and panel of inquiry that was set up by the state government, from further investigating alleged financial infractions he committed while in office.

Nigerian government postpones 2020 WASSCE indefinitely

This was announced by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while speaking to State House Correspondents the weekly Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.