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US warns citizens to reconsider travel to Nigeria due to coronavirus, security challenges

The United States of America has warned its citizens against travelling to 12 states in Nigeria over security challenges.
The US administration’s move to ban US residents from doing business with Tencent’s WeChat app rippled through Chinese markets, erasing US$46-billion from the Internet giant’s market value and sending the yuan to its biggest slump in two weeks.

Tencent loses $46 billion as US moves to ban WeChat

The Donald Trump administration’s move to ban US residents from doing business with Tencent’s WeChat app rippled through Chinese markets, erasing US$46-billion from the Internet giant’s market value and sending the yuan to its biggest slump in two weeks.

MTN seeks to sell $243m stake in Jumia

Reuters, yesterday, said its sources had revealed this, saying MTN which had previously marked the online retailer as a non-core business, is reviving plans for a sale after Jumia’s shares surged 142% this year, recovering from a dip in 2019. No final decisions about the sale have been made, the sources told Reuters.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Expert seeks special task force to tackle environmental challenges

Mr Joseph Effiong, an environment and development expert, has called on relevant stakeholders in the environment sector to constitute a strong taskforce to tackle environmental nuisance in the FCT.
South African Rand coins are seen in this photo illustration. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

South Africa’s rand falls as virus fears hit risk appetite

South Africa’s rand fell to its weakest in more than three weeks on Monday, as fears about the economic fallout from rising COVID-19 cases dented investors’ appetite for riskier assets.
President Adama Barrow said last week he would self-isolate for two weeks after Vice President Isatou Touray tested positive.

Gambia government officials ravaged by coronavirus

Three ministers in Gambia's government have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said, days after the West African nation's president went into self-isolation.
The Aba automated shoe factory is set to commence operations, September 2020.

Aba automated shoe factory to begin production September 2020

Technical partner of the Factory, Mr Osaro Ekonweren, who disclosed this after the inauguration of the Board of the company by Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, in Umuahia, described the Aba Automated Shoe Factory as currently having the most updated shoe producing machines in the country.
The State Government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, asked all traders under Bridge including those not affected by the fire incident of last Sunday to move from the present location

Sallah: Lagos warns residents against unhealthy disposal of waste, degradation of environment

Amid battle against COVID-19 pandemic, the Lagos State Government has charged residents against the unhealthy practice and be mindful of a cleaner environment as they celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir coming up at the weekend.
Shareholders of NASCON Allied Industries Plc, a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited, have expressed satisfaction at the performance of the company but tasked the food seasoning company to expand its market share so as to increase revenue.

Shareholders commend NASCON’s prompt dividend payment

Shareholders of NASCON Allied Industries Plc, a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited, have expressed satisfaction at the performance of the company but tasked the food seasoning company to expand its market share so as to increase revenue.

UN: Some 120 said to be killed or wounded in attack in Sudan’s Darfur...

More than 60 people were reported killed and nearly 60 others wounded during an armed attack in a village in Sudan’s restive Darfur region on Saturday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said late on Sunday.
The Enugu North Local Government Council of Enugu State has shut down the tomato section of Akwatta in Ogbete Main Market, Enugu, until further notice.

Council reopens markets in Lagos

The Amuwo Odofin Local Government (AOLG) Area of Lagos State has reopened four markets it closed three days ago following concerns of non-compliance with COVID-19 prevention guidelines.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara cancels Eid congregational prayers

The governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has announced the cancellation of the Congregational prayers, which is part of the Eid-ul-Adha celebration.

UN agency calls for temporary basic income for 2.7 billion people

A United Nations agency on Thursday called for a temporary basic income for the world’s 2.7 billion poor people amid the coronavirus pandemic.

60 convicted over face mask violation in Ekiti

COVID-19 Task Force in Ekiti, on Monday arrested not less than 60 people who violated regulation on the compulsory use of face mask.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday flagged off the COVID-19 Drive-Walk Through Testing programme in the state aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.

Oyo constitutes task force to curb environmental nuisance

The Oyo State Government has constituted a task force on the environment to curb indiscriminate dumping of refuse and other environmental nuisance in the state.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday said that planting of fruit trees in schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and maintain a sound environment.

Lagos decentralises farmers’ markets for Ileya festival

The Lagos State Government on Sunday said the Eko City Farmers’ Market, Ileya edition, would hold in 26 public schools in the state.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Asian markets rise on fresh vaccine hopes, eyes on earnings

Asian markets rose Monday, recovering some of the losses at the end of last week, as investors followed a strong performance on Wall Street fuelled by hopes for a coronavirus vaccine, though a spike in infections around the world capped gains.
South African Rand coins are seen in this photo illustration. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

South Africa’s rand recovers but caution remains, stocks slip

South Africa’s rand recovered in afternoon trade on Friday, after sliding earlier due to concerns about rising COVID-19 cases both at home and abroad.

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CAN president urges Nigerian government to overhaul security apparatus

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Samson Ayokunle, has urged the Federal Government to immediately overhaul the security apparatus of the country.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo guber: APC leaders endorse Governor Akeredolu’s re-eelction

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State Sunday resolved to bury their hatchets and they endorsed the second term ambition of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
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Godfrey Oboabona bags assist in Dinamo Batumi’s decimation of FC Chikhura

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Diezani Alison-Madueke: ‘Yahoo’ boys have become role models

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Atlético Madrid have confirmed that two member of their group have tested positive for coronavirus.

Atlético Madrid confirm two positive coronavirus tests

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