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A joint statement issued by the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, and the Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola on Friday said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu approved the ease of restriction.

Lagos eases restrictions on social, event centres

A joint statement issued by the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, and the Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola on Friday said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu approved the ease of restriction.
A portrait of the Wall Street Journal's reporter Daniel Pearl stands with a candle at the altar at Fleet Street's journalists chapel St Brides Church prior to a memorial service in London March 5, 2002. REUTERS-Ian Waldie IW-NMB-File Photo

Islamist convicted of beheading U.S. journalist to go free, victim’s family in ‘shock’

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of an Islamist convicted of beheading U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, a decision that has left his family in “complete shock”, lawyers said.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Nigerian government to build six new custodial facilities – minister

Interior minister Rauf Aregbesola on Saturday said the government was planning to establish six modern custodial facilities in the six geo-political zones in the country.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

FCT minister condemns looting, assures residents of safety

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, has condemned the looting of warehouses at the Idu Industrial Layout, Gwagwalada, and other areas within the territory by hoodlums in search of COVID-19 palliatives.
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French Open: Organisers to allow 1,000 people daily at Roland Garros

A maximum of only 1,000 people will be allowed each day at Roland Garros after the French government insisted Thursday on tougher restrictions to counter the resurgence of the coronavirus.
The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NNPC chief seeks capacity upgrade for indigenous oil firms

The Group General Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has advised indigenous companies operating in the oil and gas sector to upscale their capacity for global competitiveness.
Premier League chiefs are now working towards restarting the season on June 1.

Premier League clubs reject using five subs in 2020-21 campaign

Premier League clubs have agreed to return to a maximum of three substitutions per match for the 2020-21 campaign.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League clubs vote to return to three substitutions

Premier League clubs have voted to return to a maximum of three substitutes and seven players on the bench for next season.

South Korean chief among 12 held for deadly gas leak in India

Twelve officials of a plastics plant in India, including its South Korean chief executive officer, have been arrested over a gas leak in May that killed 15 people, police said on Wednesday.
The Super Eagles CD Leganes defender Chidozie Awaziem has set his sight on their next league match against Deportivo Alavés on Friday, December 13.

Chidozie Awaziem: Leganes cannot afford to make more mistakes

Leganes are currently lagging in the 19th position on the table after 38 matches, however, Sunday’s hard-fought 1-0 away win against fellow strugglers keep up their hope of survival.
The Dubai Police Force, United Arab Emirates, has revealed how it arrested Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi.

Hushpuppi charged with trying to steal £100 million from Premier League club

A social media celebrity, who flaunted his opulent lifestyle to millions of followers on Instagram, has appeared in court in the US charged with running a global scam which allegedly targeted a Premier League club.

Adamawa muslims seek prayers against coronavirus

The Adamawa Muslim Council has called on the faithful to pray that God should intervene in the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria records 14 new cases as national tally hits 288

Fourteen new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were confirmed last night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 02, 2018 Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara walks at the field during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Bayern Munich and Ajax Amsterdam in Munich, southern Germany. - Thiago Alcantara suffers from an ankle injury since the narrow German cup win against SV Roedinghausen on October 31, 2018 in Osnabrueck, western Germany. Despite starting with 11 internationals, Bayern scraped past fourth-tier Roedinghausen 2-1 in the second round tie as Thiago was carried off late on. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

Thiago Alcântara closing in on Bayern Munich contract extension

Ever since his move from Barcelona in 2013, Thiago Alcântara has been one of Bayern’s most consistent performers and ever-present faces in the starting XI.
Antarctica has experienced its first heatwave with scientists expressing fears about the long-term damage to animals, plants and ecosystems.

First heatwave recorded in Antarctica

Antarctica has experienced its first heatwave with scientists expressing fears about the long-term damage to animals, plants and ecosystems.
Officers of Lagos Police Command trying to enforce ban on large gathering in some churches on Sunday

Lagos: Churches record partial compliance to restriction order

Churches in some parts of Lagos State on Sunday, recorded partial compliance to the ban on gathering of not more than 20 people over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Shehu of Borno apologises to NSCDC officer over son’s reckless car racing

The traditional ruler of Borno, also made a cash donation of N100, 000 to the NSCDC Divisional Officer in charge of the Maiduguri metropolitan council, who sustained a serious injury on his head and other parts of his body, as a result of the incident.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minimum Wage: Federal government, labour in closed-door meeting

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, commenced dialogue with Labour Unions again in Abuja on Wednesday as time runs out on a deadline issued by Labour for the payment of a new wage approved for workers by the Federal Government.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 02, 2010 Argentina’s assistant coach Jose Luis Brown walk on pitch at the end of a training session in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires. – Jose Luis ‘Tata’ Brown, world champion in Mexico 1986, died on August 12, 2019, at age 62, form a degenerative disease, Estudiantes de La Plata football club reported. (Photo by Juan MABROMATA / AFP)

Argentina defender ‘Tata’ Brown dead aged 62

“Maximum day of sadness for the Albirroja (La Plata) family, our gladiator Jose Luis Brown has left. But his memory and love of the club will never depart,” the club tweeted.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Controversy rocks recruitment of aerodrome safety, security personnel in FAAN

Attempt by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to close gaps in its personnel requirement in the aerodrome fire rescue and safety as well as Aviation Security Units has run into a hitch following raging controversies over the exercise.
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Berom, Fulani in Riyom resolve to end hostilities

Berom and Fulani communities in Jol and Mahanga; two contentious communities in Riyom local government area of Plateau State at the weekend resolved to end hostilities, 18 years after an ethno-religious violence engulfed the state.

Egyptian voters urged to allow President el-Sissi rule until 2030

Egyptian pro-government media urged a "yes" vote Sunday, the second day of a nationwide referendum that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.

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Turkish leader phones President Buhari, seeks Nigeria’s support for Palestine

President Recep Erdogan of Turkey has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he expects Nigeria to show solidarity with Palestinians following the latest attacks by Israel on Jerusalem and Gaza.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor calls for religious tolerance, security

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has charged religious leaders to continue to preach religious tolerance among the congregations.
James Garner has revealed to Inside United that playing for Manchester United is his ultimate goal.

James Garner admits his Manchester United dream

James Garner has revealed to Inside United that playing for Manchester United is his ultimate goal.
6. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NGO: Synergy among service chiefs‘ll end banditry

Nigerians Advocates for Peace (NAP), a Non-govenmental Organisation, has advised the service chiefs to work together as the surest way in tackling banditry in the country.
Members of the minority parties in the House of Representatives have faulted the suspension of the Minority Leader, Mr Ndudi Elumelu, and five other leaders of the caucus by the Peoples Democratic Party.

House minority leader empowers 350 constituents with generators, freezers, motorcycles, tricycles

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Saturday in Asaba flagged off the distribution and presentation of empowerment items sponsored by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu.

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Eid-el Fitr: CAN advises Muslims to imbibe Ramadan lessons

The Ogun State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advised Muslims to imbibe the lessons learnt during Ramadan in their day-to-day activities after the Eid festival.
Interim Controller-General, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), John Mrabure, has charged officers of the service to strengthen security-watch over custodial centres across the country.

NCoS promotes 6,332 officers

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has promoted 6,332 officers and men of the service, following the approval of the Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB).
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs: Why we engaged in shootout with smugglers

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, on Thursday said three persons were killed when the unit repelled an attempt to abduct its officer on duty.
Commissioner of Police in Cross River State, Sikiru Kayode Akande, has raised the alarm that intelligence sources have confirmed massive infiltration of strange characters and suspected criminals.

Police alarmed at criminal infiltration into Cross River

Commissioner of police in Cross River State, Sikiru Kayode Akande, has raised the alarm that intelligence sources have confirmed massive infiltration of strange characters and suspected criminals.
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Greenfield: Parents of kidnapped students beg Nigerian government to pay N160 million ransom

Parents of the remaining 16 kidnapped students and three staff of Greenfield University Kaduna have bagged the Federal Government to pay N160 million ransom for the release of their children.