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Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Ministers: Doctors’ strike not explainable

At a joint press briefing, Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed accompanied by Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire and Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige said the government had already paid about N14 billion on group life insurance and hazard allowances.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government releases N4.5 billion to 31 teaching hospitals, medical centres

The Federal Government on Friday said it has released N4.5 billion to 31 Federal Teaching and Medical Centres across the country for the payment of hazard and inducement allowances for the month of April and May.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari participates in extraordinary China-Africa summit

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently participating at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19.
Tanzania Mainland Premier League will resume after 30 days, but the remaining matches will be played behind closed doors.

Tanzania issues tough rules with league set to resume

The top-flight, which was halted in mid-March owing to the coronavirus pandemic, has been allowed to resume by President John Pombe Magufuli and already teams have started group training sessions ahead of the restart.
Contractors under the aegis of Concerned Unpaid 2018 Contractors have staged a protest at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development over unpaid liabilities by the ministry valued at N17 billion.

Contractors shut down ministry over N17 billion debt

Contractors under the aegis of Concerned Unpaid 2018 Contractors have staged a protest at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development over unpaid liabilities by the ministry valued at N17 billion.
A team of Chinese medical experts that arrived in Kinshasa earlier this month found no evidence that the number of virus cases or deaths were distorted, Jean-Jacques Muyembe, DR Congo's coronavirus front man, told a news conference on Friday.

DR Congo officials deny virus figures manipulated

Government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denied any manipulation of its figures for coronavirus cases and deaths.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

 Nigerian government stops ministers from ‘removing heads of agencies without due process’

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has stopped ministers from removing heads of public agencies in the country without due process.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari, ministers hold second virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari and ministers are attending a virtual Federal Executive Council meeting.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO: We will continue to prepare, support countries to respond to coronavirus

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), says the agency will use every tool at its disposal to prepare, support and fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC urges President Buhari to disregard Rivers monarchs on disbandment of joint taskforce

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to disregard the call by the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers to stop the activities of the Joint Taskforce on the movement of Agricultural Products and foodstuffs, set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, in the state.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

SERAP asks President Buhari to ban buying of cars for politicians

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ban the purchase of new cars for politicians, including ministers until the end of his regime.
Iran’s OPEC governor Hossein Kazempour-Ardebili has died of a brain haemorrhage two weeks after falling into a coma, the oil ministry said on Saturday.

Iran’s OPEC governor dies of brain haemorrhage

Iran’s OPEC governor Hossein Kazempour-Ardebili has died of a brain haemorrhage two weeks after falling into a coma, the oil ministry said on Saturday.

Namibia announces five-year ban on buying cars for politicians

Namibia’s president on Thursday slapped a five-year ban on buying new cars for top politicians and government officials in order to channel funds into fighting coronavirus, his office said.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Minister: E-conference more efficient in running government

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the decision by the Federal Executive Council meeting to hold via virtual platform has proven to be far more economical in running the affairs of government.
A statement issued in Enugu by Most. Rev. Christopher Ede, the state Chairman of CCN, said that church worship services would resume in all churches across the state on that day.

Enugu lifts ban on religious gatherings

The Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), Enugu State chapter, has said that normal services will resume in churches in the state on May 10.
A popular pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, has berated Nigerian pastors that complied with the government’s ban on large gatherings because of coronavirus.

Chris Oyakhilome faults pastors for consenting to closure of churches

A popular pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, has berated Nigerian pastors that complied with the government’s ban on large gatherings because of coronavirus.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the reopening of markets on selected days in the state.

Lagos orders markets, restaurants to reopen

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the reopening of markets on selected days in the state.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

German Bundesliga could return in May – sports ministers

The Ministers of Sports in Germany’s 16 States have announced the possibility of the league resuming in empty Stadia from the middle or end of May.

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Jose Mourinho has omitted Manchester United from his list of candidates for a top-four Premier League finish, while including Sheffield United and Wolves in the final running.

Jose Mourinho claims Arsenal are ‘in trouble’ ahead of upcoming derby

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The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Mr Ifedayo Abegunde, has resigned his appointment.

Ondo SSG Ifedayo Abegunde resigns appointment

The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Mr Ifedayo Abegunde, has resigned his appointment.
Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their third goal with Lionel Messi, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Albert Gea

Barcelona outclass Villarreal after recent disappointments

Barcelona responded to a trying week by thrashing Villarreal 4-1 away to stay alive in the Liga title race, producing one of their best displays under coach Quique Setien.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Private school proprietors in FCT mobilize for school reopening amid coronavirus crisis

Private school proprietors under the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, FCT chapter, Sunday, disclosed move to mobilize for school reopening amid Coronavirus, COVID-19, crisis.