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President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

UNGA president urges support for Lebanon

President of the United Nations General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has urged the international community to stand by the people of Lebanon following the August 4 deadly explosions in Beirut.

Saudi Aramco profits dive 73% as coronavirus batters oil demand

Energy giant Saudi Aramco said on Sunday its second-quarter profits plunged a massive 73 percent due to sharply lower oil prices as the coronavirus crisis undercuts global demand.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Edo guber: PDP chides Pastor Ize-Iyamu for adopting Comrade Oshiomhole’s style

The Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council, PDPNCC, for Edo governorship election yesterday mocked says the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for saying that he would follow the footprint of the former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, if voted into power.

EId-eL-Kabir: Muslims conducts prayers under massive security arrangement in Borno

Muslim faithful, in Maiduguri and environs, on Friday conducted their Eid-el-Kabir prayers peacefully under massive security arrangements.

NSSF trains 518 administrators, teachers

No fewer than 518 administrators and teachers participated in the just concluded three days retreat facilitated by the Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF) in affiliation with the International School Sports Federation.
The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

Troops kill eight Boko Haram commanders in Sambisa

The killed terrorists were identified as Tumbun Dabino – Ba Issoufo, Tumbun Bororo – Amir Batam, Tumbun Jaki – Almustapha, TumbunBagaruwa – Modou Kollo, Dogon Tchoukou – Issah, Tumbun Rakke – Mustapha Woulama, Tumbun Dila – Boukar Kowa and Tumbun Mita – Abou Aisha.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC: $37.8 billion needed to close financing gaps for universal social protection

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says 37.8 billion dollars will be needed as Global Fund for Universal Social Protection for the first five years to close financing gaps
Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu accused of turning EFCC into ‘glorified police station’

The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has allegedly been accused of turning EFCC into 'glorified police station' for alleged selfish motives.
When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections.

US bets on untested company to deliver coronavirus vaccine

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections.
Angry protesters took to the streets over the treatment of minorities by law enforcement[Carlos Barria-Reuters]

US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Boko Haram terrorists in disarray in Sambisa

The Defence Headquarters says Boko Haram terrorists in the Sambisa Forest of Borno have been set in disarray, following massive airstrikes conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) on Friday.
Odion Ighalo believes a midfield partnership between Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes could restore Manchester United to their former glories.

Kieran McKenna hails Bruno Fernandes, Odion Ighalo impact at Manchester United

Manchester United coach Kieran McKenna has hailed new signings Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo for making a “big impact in their own way”.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Ethical entrepreneurs call for interest-free loans

Ethical entrepreneurs have called on the Federal Government to exemplify its commitment to the development of alternative finance through inclusion of non-interest windows in its various loan and intervention funding programmes.

World Bank approves debt relief for poor, vulnerable countries

The World Bank on Friday approved debt relief for the poor and vulnerable member-countries of its International Development Agency (IDA) as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a devastating toll on the global economy.

Experts advise government to build, transfer housing to reduce deficit

In order to reduce the acute housing deficit in the country, some experts in the built environment have suggested that government should massively build and transfer houses either by low-cost scheme or another system.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Nigeria says new labs underutilized, now conducts 1,500 tests daily

The Federal Government has recommended the use of face masks by Nigerians in order to reduce their susceptibility to infection by the Novel Coronavirus.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (C), Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R2) and Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir (L2) take part in a tripartite summit regarding a dam on the Nile River, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 10 February 2019. [Presidency of Egypt / Handout - Anadolu Agency]

US talks widen the River Nile dam crack

Ethiopia and Egypt have differed bitterly on the status of the negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), threatening the attainment of an ultimate solution.

Professor: Nigeria’s democracy a ‘sham’

A Professor of Research and Methodology, Nigerian Government and Politics, Michael Oni, has said that democracy, as it is been practiced in Nigeria, is nothing but a sham.

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INEC, NGO task Edo youths on violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Edo, and the National Democratic Institute, NDI, a nongovernmental organisation, have advised youths in the state to shun thuggery and violence during the September 19, 2020 governorship election in the state.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF eulogizes Samuel Okwaraji on 31st anniversary of death

The Nigeria Football Federation has marked the 31st anniversary of the death of Samuel Okwaraji who died at the National Stadium, Surulere on the 12th August 1989, during a match.

EFCC probe: Ibrahim Magu kicks against secret trial, fair hearing denial by panel

Suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has kicked against secret trial and his exclusion from many sessions where many adversarial witnesses were invited by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to testify against him by the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel.
Aston Villa midfielder, Jack Grealish, has hinted he’d welcome a future move to Manchester United.

Manchester United identify cheaper alternative to Jack Grealish

According to the Evening Standard, Manchester United could turn their attention to Donny van de Beek rather than pay over the odds for Jack Grealish.
Obadiah Mailafia

Obadiah Mailafia refuses to retract comments about Northern governor being Boko Haram leader

Ex-Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia, has insisted that a Northern Governor is Boko Haram’s leader.