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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.4

President Buhari: Coronavirus threatened SDGs

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the outbreak of the coronavirus had threatened to derail the progress recorded on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.
Dr Benson Alfred Bana, High Commissioner of Tanzania in Nigeria, on Thursday called for stronger trade cooperation and diplomatic relations between Nigeria and his country.

Tanzania seeks stronger trade, diplomatic relations with Nigeria

Dr Benson Alfred Bana, High Commissioner of Tanzania in Nigeria, on Thursday called for stronger trade cooperation and diplomatic relations between Nigeria and his country.
Australian officials say the nation has officially fallen into a recession for the first time since the early 1990s.

Coronavirus plunges Australia into first recession since 1991

Australian officials say the nation has officially fallen into a recession for the first time since the early 1990s. Lockdowns and other restrictions imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 have affected most parts of the economy, and hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost.

Austria expels Russian diplomat amid reports of economic espionage

Austria on Monday took steps to expel a Russian diplomat, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson in Vienna said.

Nigeria signs MoU with India over space cooperation

Nigeria and the Indian Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the usage and exploration of the outer space.

WAEC releases 2020 WASSCE timetable

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the timetable for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC: WAEC timetable anti-Muslim

An Islamic human rights organisation, Muslim Rights Concern, has rejected the examination timetable recently released by the West African Examinations Council for the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations scheduled to begin on August 11, 2020.
The Amotekun Corps Establishment Bill was signed into law on Friday by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun.

Osun governor signs reduced 2020 budget

The governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, on Monday, signed the state’s 2020 revised budget of N82.2 billion into law after its passage by the State House of Assembly.
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.

Central bank unveils non-interest guidelines for AGSMEIS, MSMEDF, others

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unveiled series of guidelines for Non-Interest Financial Institutions under its Agri-Business, Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS), Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF), the Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme (AADS) and seven other intervention schemes in its bouquet.

Crude oil theft: Host communities to engage 10,000 vigilance operatives

The Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas (HOSCON) says it will engage 10, 000 youths in petroleum production to safeguard the country’s crude oil from theft.
Mexico City moves into the second day of its reopening as national officials warn the capital remains at maximum risk for COVID-19 after two months of restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.

Mexico City moves ahead with reopening with new protocols

Mexico City moves into the second day of its reopening as national officials warn the capital remains at "maximum risk" for COVID-19 after two months of restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.

251 illegal miners arrested in Zamfara

He said, “On 21 May, 2020 the Brigade Commander 1 Brigade Nigeria Army, Gusau Brigadier General O. M Bello led a team, comprising Army, Police, and Department of State Services to raid the mining sites in Anka, Bukkuyum and Gummi Local Government Areas.
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday disclosed that the state has recorded its first coronavirus death.

Osun arrests 10 Chinese, one Ghanaian for ‘illegal mining’

Fifteen days after 27 illegal miners were arrested in Osun State, another 10 Chinese and a Ghanaian have been arrested after raids on four mining sites in the state.
Mine workers are seen under ground at the end of their shift at Cullinan mine, near Pretoria, South Africa, February 1, 2019. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko-File Photo

Coronavirus lockdown pushes South African PMI to record low in April

South African private sector activity fell to a new record low in April, a business survey showed on Wednesday, as company closures due to a nationwide coronavirus lockdown led to a collapse in demand.
The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested 2 Chinese Nationals for,allegedly engaging in illegal mining activities in the state.

Police arrest illegal Chinese miners in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested two Chinese Nationals for allegedly engaging in illegal mining activities in the state.
A member of medical staff attends to residents as they queu during screening and testing campaign aimed to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Lenasia, South Africa, April 21, 2020. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa considers flexible restrictions after lockdown

South Africa is considering introducing flexible restrictions on economic activity after it phases out a nationwide lockdown, according to a draft government presentation seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa attended the investiture of his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on Saturday, defying his own government’s ban on anyone leaving the country over coronavirus.

Zimbabwe extends coronavirus lockdown but mines can get back to work

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Sunday extended a lockdown to contain the spread of the new coronavirus by two weeks, but will allow mining companies to get back to work.
A miner washes gold at Makala gold mine camp near the town of Mongbwalu in Ituri province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, April 7, 2018. Picture taken April 7, 2018. REUTERS-Goran Tomasevic-File Photo

Congo governor condemns rising insecurity at mines in gold province

Illegal mining and trading are fuelling worsening violence on mine sites, the governor of Democratic Republic of Congo’s gold-rich Ituri province said, after armed robbers killed four people, including three Chinese nationals, at a gold mine.

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The newly inaugurated Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion-Bishop of Abuja, the Most Reverend Henry C. Ndukuba today in Abuja admonished the faithful to observe the health experts advice in order to curb the spread of Coronavirus .

Anglican Primate wants programmes to cushion hike in petrol, electricity tariff

The Primate, Church of Nigeria, Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to urgently come up with programmes to cushion the effects of the hike in petrol prices and electricity tariff on citizens.

PDP calls for articulate strategies to mitigate flood

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged the governments at all levels to articulate strategies to mitigate the menace of flood and forestall such devastation in the future.
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California vows to ban sale of new petrol vehicles in 2035

US West Coast state to join 15 nations that have set similar goals in order to fight climate change.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Comrade Oshiomhole breaks silence on Edo election

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, says he is not downcast even though his party lost the just concluded governorship election in Edo State.