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3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

President Buhari calls for synergy among security agencies heads

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged heads of security and defence services to promote and implement comprehensive security philosophies of joint efforts and synergy through interagency cooperation to address the nation’s security challenge.
Debt Management Office (DMO)

DMO: Chinese loans constitute only 3.9 percent of Nigeria’s total public debt stock

Total loans by the Chinese government and affiliate agencies to Nigeria is about $3.121 billion and constitutes only about 3.94 per cent of Nigeria’s total public debt of $79.3 billion as of March 31, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has said.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Gombe government uncovers 700 illegal accounts operated by ministries, agencies

No fewer than 700 accounts were said to have been operated in the name of Gombe State government by her officials.
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.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa promises safety of students as schools reopen August 5

Bayelsa State Government says it is taking steps to ensure that schools are safe to allow final year students to resume and participate in external examinations as directed by the federal government.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje: Payment of allowances to health workers, not our problem

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has assured that payment of allowances to frontline health workers would not be a problem to the state government.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

IPPIS: 793,580 federal employees, 63% ASUU members captured – AGF

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, said that the salary accounts of 793,580 Federal government employees and about 63 percent of members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have been captured on the Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: President Buhari government frustrating war against corruption

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wednesday, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of deliberate hoarding of relevant information from Nigerians on the extent of corruption in his administration.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Sports minister assures industry policy will stand test of time

A new dawn beckons for Nigerian Sports with the presentation of the new Sports Industry policy with Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, assuring that the policy would stand the test of time.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Senate invites finance, works ministers, others over road projects

The Senate committee on finance has invited the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, over the funding status of three federal government legacy road projects estimated to cost N2.7 trillion.
The National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA, Monday, disclosed of engaging young people in mechanized agriculture and modern technology in farming.

NALDA set to engage young people in mechanized agriculture, modern technology

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA, Monday, disclosed of engaging young people in mechanized agriculture and modern technology in farming.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced a “phased reopening” of the country, with the resumption of international flights from August 1 as well as the lifting of internal travel restrictions.

Kenyan leader opts against lockdown amid spike in cases

President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nation on Covid-19 containment measures on Monday, reiterating the need for seriousness as the country's infections spike.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila immediately after a meeting on Wednesday at the National Assembly with some Ministers and Heads of Government agencies on the planned review of the 2020 budget.

SERAP asks National Assembly leadership to publish reports on corruption probes

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, urging them to use their “good offices and leadership positions to urgently publish all reports of completed public hearings and corruption probes by the National Assembly since the return of democracy in 1999.”
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC condemns killings in Southern Kaduna, advocates community policing

The National Human Rights Commission NHRC has strongly condemned the incessant killings and wanton destruction of properties in various communities in Southern Kaduna, Kaduna state and some other parts of the country charging the Police and other law enforcement agencies to sit up and stop the blame game so as to bring the perpetrators to book.
National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja - NCDC - Coronavirus - Covid-19 -- 1

Nigerian government opens coronavirus test facilities in FCT

In a bid to stem the spread of the Coronavirus in the workplace, the federal government has provided facilities for the conduct of tests for civil servants in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Nigerian governors agree to strengthen risk communication of coronavirus task teams

The Nigeria Governors Forum has resolved to strengthen risk communication pillars of state COVID-19 task teams in line with proposals made as by the Presidential Task Force on the prevention of the spread of the disease.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 5

Senator Lawan: Nobody is above scrutiny of the National Assembly

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that nobody is above the scrutiny of the National Assembly.
Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Bisi Fayemi’s wife, exco members, aides go for coronavirus tests

Few hours after Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti tested positive for coronavirus, his wife, Bisi, and top government functionaries have undergone tests to determine their status.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps uncovers abandoned power projects worth over N156 billion

The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Biafra group warns Miyetti Allah against operating security outfit in South-east, South-south

The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Saturday, warned Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure not to allow the Fulani Security group to operate in the Southeast and Southsouth to avoid bloody confrontation by both groups.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Governor El-Rufai: South should produce next President

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas.

LAWMA arrests 13 cart pushers for environmental laws violation

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.