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US President Donald Trump has maintained support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen [Mark Wilson-Bloomberg]

US mulls Houthi ‘terror’ label as groups say civilians to suffer

United States lawmakers, international aid groups and rights advocates are warning the outgoing Trump administration against reported plans to label Yemen’s Houthi rebel group a “foreign terrorist organisation”, saying it would worsen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

PCN seals off 266 pharmacies, patent stores in Ekiti

Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed off no fewer than 266 pharmaceutical shops and patent stores in Ekiti State for allegedly contravening the regulation guiding the sale of drugs.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

AGF: OAGF audit department now fully ICT compliant

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has stated that the Audit Monitoring Department in his Office has been provided with modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) to effectively carry out internal auditing and audit monitoring functions.
A police officer in the Philippines has been killed by a rooster while carrying out a raid on outlawed cockfight in the province of Northern Samar.

Policeman killed by fowl during raid on cockfight

A police officer in the Philippines has been killed by a rooster while carrying out a raid on outlawed cockfight in the province of Northern Samar.

Intel given greenlight to supply some products to Huawei

Intel has received licences from U.S. authorities to continue supplying certain products to Huawei Technologies, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.

DPR reinforces revenue collection channels

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it will continue to use its regulatory instruments to enhance revenue collection for the Federal Government.
Chairman of the Committee, Mr Temitope Adewale, expressed the worry in an interview with newsmen on Saturday in Lagos.

Lagos moves to tackle truck-related accidents

The Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Transportation has expressed worry over the spate of trailer-related accidents in the metropolis.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field Office, has sealed 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) skid stations for operating without valid licences.

DPR to fast track integration of domestic gas market hubs into NGTNC

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has reiterated its commitment to fast tracking full integration of the domestic gas market hubs into the Nigeria Gas Transportation Network Code (NGTNC) to ensure optimal impact in the country’s domestic gas market.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Osun imposes N100,000 fine on worship centres flouting coronavirus protocol

Osun State Government has said hotels, bars, and clubs found to have flouted COVID-19 protocol in the state would be liable to N250, 000 fine.
The Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora, Tolulope Akande Sadipe, has revealed that after the Committee’s collaborative efforts with other relevant agencies, has secured the unconditional release of Nigerians stranded in Lebanon.

House of Reps member accuses labour ministry of aiding dehumanising conditions of Nigerians abroad

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has decried the complicity within the Ministry of Labour and Productivity, which, she said, has worsened the trafficking and dehumanising conditions of Nigerians abroad.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC urges manufacturers in Borno to embrace re-registration

The Borno Coordinator of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mr Nasiru Mato, has urged manufacturers to embrace use of Automated Product Administration and Monitoring Systems (NAPAMS) for registration of their products.

FRSC shuts of drivers licence processing centres

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the shutdown of Driver’s Licence Centres (DLCs) nationwide. This follows the movement restriction imposed by the federal government and some state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Egypt will impose a night-time curfew for two weeks from Wednesday to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced.

Egypt imposes night-time curfew

Egypt will impose a night-time curfew for two weeks from Wednesday to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field Office, has sealed 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) skid stations for operating without valid licences.

DPR seals 29 illegal gas plants in Osun

The Department of Petroleum Resources, Osogbo field office said it had sealed 29 Liquefied Petroleum Gas facilities for allegedly operating without valid licences in the state.
Lanre Gbajabiamila, Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, has asked all erring lottery operators to defray all debts owed to the Federal Government or face stiff sanctions.

Lottery commission chief threatens to sanction erring operators

Lanre Gbajabiamila, Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, has asked all erring lottery operators to defray all debts owed to the Federal Government or face stiff sanctions.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed a filling station in Katsina State, north-western Nigeria.

DPR seals 10 petrol stations in Bayelsa

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed 10 petrol stations and an illegal liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) station in Yenagoa for expired licences and lack of basic operational equipment.
Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, gave the hint at a meeting with the Mining and Solid Minerals Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Abuja.

Federal government to withhold small scale mining licences from foreigners

Indications emerged on Thursday that the Federal Government would no longer issue licences for small scale mining to foreign businessmen and companies.

Court: Kaduna government has no right to license preachers

A Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday ruled that the state had no right to screen and issue licences to preachers in the state.

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UN, EU urge media to intensify advocacy against gender violence

The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Tokunbo Abiru proposes antidote for national challenges

Mr Tokunbo Abiru, APC’s candidate for the Lagos East bye-election, has said that quality representation at the National Assembly is an antidote to diverse national development and security challenges.
US President Donald Trump speaks with General Motors CEO Mary Barra during a meeting with automobile industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 24th, 2017. - Photo by Saul Loeb - AFP via Getty Images

General Motors abandons Donald Trump’s war against California’s pollution powers

General Motors announced today that it is abandoning Donald Trump’s effort to take away California’s ability to set fuel efficiency standards. The company, along with Fiat Chrysler and Toyota, previously backed Trump’s efforts to roll back fuel efficiency standards.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Speaker: Lagos Assembly to pass 2021 budget before December 31

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.

We believe it is South East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP...

The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023.