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Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Lagos will need N1 trillion for reconstruction

Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2018 a member of the Nigerian Military Police sits on an armoured vehicle during the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) military demonstration held at General Ao Azazi barracks in Gwagwalada.At least 30 Nigerian soldiers died in combat with Boko Haram jihadists who overran a military base in the northeast near the border with Niger, two military sources told AFP on September 1, 2018. Scores of jihadists in trucks stormed the base at Zari village in northern Borno state late Thursday and briefly seized it after a fierce battle, they said./ AFP PHOTO / STEFAN HEUNIS

123 hoodlums arrested for looting in Jos

The Special Military Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, maintaining peace in Plateau State has arrested 123 suspects for vandalising and looting items from private businesses and government properties in Jos.

Sudan exiles return to help rebuild the country after Omar al-Bashir’s ousting

After 33 years in exile, El Sadig Mohamed gave up the easy life in Canada to return to help rebuild Sudan as it emerges from three decades of autocratic rule.
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

Nigeria lobbies Iran’s vote for Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in WTO elections

The Nigerian government is seeking the vote of Iran for its candidate, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in the race to the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Director-General office.
Jihadists have made $140 million from attacks on gold mines in Burkina Faso since 2016, according to a report commissioned by the government.

Jihadists net $140 million from Burkina gold mine attacks

Jihadists have made $140 million from attacks on gold mines in Burkina Faso since 2016, according to a report commissioned by the government.
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.

PAGMI: CBN’s purchase of locally produced gold’ll boost foreign reserves

The Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative, PAGMI, has assured that Central Bank of Nigeria’s purchase of locally produced gold will boost the nation’s foreign reserves.
Visitors are seen at the entrance of Gold Reef City and casino. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa to reopen casinos and cinemas despite coronavirus spread

South Africa will allow casinos and cinemas to reopen and restaurants to resume sit-down meals on Monday in a further easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions despite a sharp rise in infections.
Members of The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) keep watch as South Africa lifts a lockdown lasting two months, to try to revive the economy amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Soweto, South Africa June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa partly lifts lockdown to try to fix battered economy

South Africa partly lifted a two month-old coronavirus lockdown on Monday, letting people outside for work, worship, exercise or shopping, and allowing mines and factories to run at full capacity to try to revive the economy.
“In opening our economy, we must maintain a firm eye on our goal of flattening the curve and minimising the rates of infections and deaths,” said Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

South Africa to open up economy from June under eased lockdown regulations

South Africa will allow most economic sectors including mining and manufacturing to fully resume operations from next month as the country further eases coronavirus lockdown regulations, the government said on Thursday.
A convoy of buses carrying participants of an inter-Korean family reunion makes its way through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) towards North Korea

North, South Korea exchange gunfire across demilitarized zone

Gunshots fired from North Korea struck a guard post in South Korea on Sunday inside the Demilitarized Zone separating the two countries, and South Korean soldiers fired back, the South’s military said.

Groups provide relief material for vulnerable Nigerians

More groups have donated food, relief materials to vulnerable Nigerians in recent times to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Miners work deep underground at Sibanye Gold's Masimthembe shaft in Westonaria, South Africa, April 3, 2017. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings-File Photo

Sibanye-Stillwater to declare force majeure on South African platinum output

Platinum producer Sibanye-Stillwater said on Monday it would declare force majeure on supply contracts for platinum group metals after it temporarily closed its South African mines to comply with a three-week national lockdown.

NCC: Cybercrime, e-fraud major challenges facing telecommunication users

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has attributed cybercrime and e-fraud as one of the major challenges facing telecommunications users in the country.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria will continue to engage, collaborate with private sector

The importance of the private sector in the development of the economy, especially in creating employment is why a regular interface between the private sector and the Federal Government will continue, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC promise to supply cheaper fuel

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has stated that petrol would become cheaper and more environment-friendly in Nigeria once the Ajakuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline was completed.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, inspecting projects at Bama Barracks on 31st Dec. 2019

General Buratai: Nigerian Army will emerge victorious against enemies of our national peace, security

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says Nigerian army in collaboration with sister services will emerge victorious against enemies of national peace and security.

NDIC: We have paid all depositors of 18 failed banks

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation has said it has fully paid both insured and uninsured depositors of 18 closed banks in the country.

New South-East chamber chief promises to support women, SMEs

The new president of South East Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (SECCIMA), Mr. Humphrey Ngonadi, has promised to prioritize empowerment of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) operators, especially women petty traders, youths as well as persuade South East businessmen in Diaspora to invest more in the South East.

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The United Nations, UN, has said the vandals that attacked its assets in Calabar, Cross River State, were out to discredit peaceful protests against police brutality.

UN: Vandals seek to discredit peaceful #EndSARS protests

The United Nations, UN, has said the vandals that attacked its assets in Calabar, Cross River State, were out to discredit peaceful protests against police brutality.
Hoodlums on Sunday attacked the head office of Complete Sports newspapers in Okota, Lagos.

Hoodlums attack Complete Sports head office

Hoodlums on Sunday attacked the head office of Complete Sports newspapers in Okota, Lagos.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom governor imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew

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