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FILE PHOTO- A worker arranges harvested coffee cherries inside a tractor in a plantation in the town of Sao Joao da Boa Vista in Sao Paulo state, Brazil, June 6, 2019. Picture taken June 6, 2019. REUTERS-Amanda Perobelli

Coronavirus delays coffee growers from harvest

South American coffee growers may delay harvest this year and limit the number of workers they employ as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, threatening to reduce this year’s crop of export-quality beans.
The abducted medical doctor of Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara, Jerry Isogun, has regained freedom from the hands of his kidnappers.

DELSUTH: We never lamented on face masks shortage

Following report published in one of the mainstream media, that DELSUTH doctors complained about shortage of face masks and other medical equipment’s, the management on Wednesday faulted the report, noting that nothing of such happened in the hospital.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus: African countries reach for malaria medicine

Despite loud appeals for caution, Africans are rushing to embrace chloroquine, the venerable anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment for coronavirus.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would take necessary measures to isolate Nigerians from the consequences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on the economy. 4

Nigeria reduces number of journalists covering presidential villa activities

The Presidency on Tuesday reduced the number of journalists covering activities at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The army stepped in after the protests in Malawi turned violent last year (AFP Photo-Amos GUMULIRA) 3

Malawi troops protect demonstrators in rare African exception — in pictures

In a continent where armies often prop up governments, crush dissent and interfere in mainstream politics, Malawi in southern Africa has been an exception for decades.
Naomi Campbell has written an open letter to the organizers of Grammy Awards after Burna Boy’s loss to Angelique Kidjo at the 2020 edition of the awards.

Naomi Campbell writes Grammy organisers over Afrobeats

Naomi Campbell has written an open letter to the organizers of Grammy Awards after Burna Boy’s loss to Angelique Kidjo at the 2020 edition of the awards.

Why Yahaya Bello is coming back and Bayelsa may fall

By last week, the governorship/senatorial election in Kogi State had been reduced to a sex duel, with Senator Dino Melaye inviting his arch rival, Governor Yahaya Bello, to a mojo contest.

Official: Mainstream to expand Kainji hydro by 240MW

The Managing Director of Mainstream Energy Solutions Ltd, MESL, Engr. Lamu Audu, has said the company would expand power generation at Kainji Hydro plant by 240 megawatts in order to sell energy to West African region.
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Police: Suspected killer of rapper Nipsey Hussle arrested

Police on Tuesday arrested a man they say fatally shot rapper Nipsey Hussle and evaded authorities for two days.
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It will be bad to deny South Easterners Senate presidency – APC chieftain

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Abia State, Austin Meregini, popularly known as Ugolee, says it will be bad if South Easterners are denied the position of Senate president in the 9th National Assembly.

French agency approves $245 million for power transmission projects in northern Nigeria

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says the Board of French Development Agency (AFD) has approved 245 million dollars for the implementation of transmission projects in northern corridor.
L-R: MS FATMA KYARI-MOHAMMED, AU AMBASSDOR TO THE UN; PROF. TIJJANI BANDE, NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TO THE UN; DR MAMADOU TANGARA, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE GAMBIA; AND MS VALERIE IGBINOGHENE, ORGANISERS OF THE UN PANEL ON SPECIAL EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AT THE UN HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK

UN panel draws attention to special needs children in Nigeria

A UN Panel discussion on Nigeria has stressed the need for quality education for children with special needs from low income families in the country.

APC denies marginalising Olusola Oke, begs him to stay

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has appealed to Olushola Oke not to dump the party for the opposition party.

Strike: Gombe workers cautioned against flouting NLC directives

The Gombe State council of the Nigeria Labour congress (NLC) has cautioned its members against flouting directives from its national body over strict adherence to the nationwide strike the union intends to embark on from Thursday.

Minister Babatunde Fashola accuses GENCOs of blackmail, politicking

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Monday said he was not afraid of going to the law court over allegations of preferential treatment offered two power generating companies.

Concessionaire injects N9.6 billion to overhaul 80mw Kainji power turbine

Concessionaire of Kainji and Jebba Hydro Electric plants, Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL), has injected a fresh $26 million (about N9.360 billion) into the Kainji Hydro Power Plant to rehabilitate its Hydro Turbine Generator unit 1 G 7.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.