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President Buhari mourns deceased New Telegraph journalist

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the media industry, particularly Nigeria Union of Journalists and Nigeria Guild of Editors, over the passing of the Saturday Editor of New Telegraph, Waheed Bakare.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor mourns deceased New Telegraph editor

Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun has described the death of Alhaji Waheed Bakare, Saturday Editor of The New Telegraph Newspapers, as “a devastating blow and a great loss to his immediate family and journalism in Nigeria”.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Nigerian government tells security agencies to stop harassing journalists, other essential workers

The Federal Government has told security agencies to stop harassing journalists and other essential duty workers, saying they belong to the class of those exempted from the curfew imposed on the country.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez reacts. REUTERS-Anton Vaganov-File Photo

Roberto Martinez to stay in charge of Belgium until next World Cup – reports

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has extended his contract through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, ending weeks of speculation about a new deal, Belgian media reported on Saturday.
Workers are seen underground South Africa's Gold Fields South Deep mine in Westonaria, 45 kilometres south-west of Johannesburg, South Africa, file. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko-File Photo

South Africa mining firms work together against coronavirus as mines reopen

South African mining companies are setting up shared quarantine facilities for miners testing positive for COVID-19 and are discussing other ways to cooperate, as the vital national industry gradually restarts operations halted since late March.

NUJ urges government, stakeholders to provide life insurance for journalists on frontline

The national secretariat of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has called on the Federal Government and other stakeholders to provide life insurance for journalists, who are on the frontline in the coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chris Isiguzo

NUJ advocates fund to save media industry

The Nigeria Union of Journalists on Sunday called for the protection of journalists covering the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi: I will not totally lockdown Ebonyi

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi says he will not totally lockdown the state even as the cases of Coronavirus pandemic increased in the country.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi group asks state government to make peace with the press

Ebonyi Transparency and Accountability Network (E-TAN) a forum of professionals of Ebonyi State origin resident in Nigeria and Diaspora, has asked Governor David Umahi to go and make peace with the press.
Jos - Plateau

Plateau records index case as coronavirus spreads to 26 states, FCT

Announcing via Twitter on Thursday night, the NCDC stated, “108 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported; 78 in Lagos, 14 in FCT, 5 in Ogun, 4 in Gombe, 3 Borno, 2 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Kwara and 1 in Plateau.”
Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP)

GOCOP demands safety of journalists in Ebonyi

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to ensure the safety of journalists in Ebonyi State.

CLO flays Ebonyi governor over arrest, ban on two journalists

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), South East Zone, has condemned in its entirety the arrest of the correspondents of The Sun and Vanguard newspapers in Ebonyi State, Chijioke Agwu and Peter Okutu, respectively and their subsequent ban from Government House by the state governor, Chief David Umahi.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor threatens to attack journalists with ‘koboko’

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, yesterday, barred the correspondents of Vanguard and The Sun newspapers, Peter Okutu and Chijioke Agwu, respectively from entering Government House and government facilities in the state for life.
The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

Minister: Nigerian universities working on vaccine, cure for coronavirus

The federal government has disclosed that researchers in the country’s universities are working on vaccine and cure for COVID-19.

Police arrest journalist in Ebonyi on governor’s order

The Ebonyi State police command on Saturday afternoon, arrested the Ebonyi State correspondent of The Sun Newspapers on the order of Governor David Umahi.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Gernot Rohr: Living in Nigeria is never a problem

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says he is ready to meet all the conditions set by the Nigeria Football Federation in order to continue as the head coach of the senior national team.
A recall of Kenya’s parliament scheduled for Wednesday in the capital, Nairobi, has been cancelled.

Kenya’s parliament cancels sitting after virus travel ban

A recall of Kenya’s parliament scheduled for Wednesday in the capital, Nairobi, has been cancelled.

Togo suspends two newspapers over French complaint

Authorities in Togo should lift the suspensions of the Liberté, L’Alternative, and Fraternité newspapers and ensure all media are free to cover politics and all other newsworthy topics, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Terrorists raze down 90 houses, church, shops in Borno

Reports from Biu local government area of Borno State, northeast Nigeria, on Monday evening, revealed that suspected Boko Haram fighters have attacked three villages, bringing down houses, shops and places of worship.
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Nigeria striker tipped to wear Tottenham’s famous number 9 shirt

Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen has been named among the player who could wear Tottenham Hotspurs’s vacant number 9 shirt.
The German Government and Lufthansa have agreed on a much-anticipated bailout deal to help the airline cope with losses from the coronavirus pandemic, both sides announced on Monday.

Lufthansa agrees on bailout with German government

The German Government and Lufthansa have agreed on a much-anticipated bailout deal to help the airline cope with losses from the coronavirus pandemic, both sides announced on Monday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says schools will remain closed until a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is ready.

Philippines president wants schools closed until vaccine is ready

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says schools will remain closed until a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is ready.

INEC to test electronic voting machine in pilot scheme

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to pilot the use of electronic voting machines at the earliest time possible towards full introduction of electronic voting in major elections in 2021.