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The United States set a one-day record with over 1 million coronavirus diagnostic tests being performed, but the country needs 6 million to 10 million a day to bring outbreaks under control, according to various experts.

US sets new single day virus infections record

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 across the US on Friday — a record one-day increase in infections as the virus surges again, according to a Reuters tally.
The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has set up an Education Endowment Fund worth N6billion.

NEDC to build molecular labs in northeast states

The MD/CEO of the commission, Mohammad Goni Alkali, said this yesterday, during a working visit to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Headquarters in Abuja. According to him, the commission has earlier equipped a molecular laboratory in Bauchi and has since commenced operation in which several COVID-19 tests were conducted successfully.

Gani Adams: Terrorists now occupy Oyo community

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, yesterday raised the alarm over the activities of armed terrorists, which he alleged are now occupying Kishi, North-west area of Oyo State as well as the vast old Oyo National Park in the state.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

General Buratai: Nigerian Army competent to tackle insurgency

The Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai has disclosed that the Nigerian Army is professionally committed to combating insurgency without jettisoning the constitution in discharging its responsibilities.

WAEC: We have 45 days to release results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said it plans is to release the results of the just-concluded school-based West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) within 45 days after the exam has ended.
DR Congo’s civil aviation authority chief has been suspended after authorising a Google internet balloon to overfly the territory “without notifying the government,” an official said on Wednesday.

Congo’s civil aviation chief suspended over Google internet balloon flight

DR Congo’s civil aviation authority chief has been suspended after authorising a Google internet balloon to overfly the territory “without notifying the government,” an official said on Wednesday.

UN condemns use of schools as isolation centres, IDP camps, military bases

The United Nations has condemned the repurposing of schools for use as markets, military bases, isolation centres and camps for internally displaced persons, IDPs, saying schools must remain safe places free of conflict and violence.
3. Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, sympathised with the victims of flooding in Ibadan, saying the menace would be curtailed upon completion of the ongoing projects in the state in the next 18 months.

Oyo farmers urge Governor Makinde to revitalise Ikere dam to boost food production

The South-West President of Tomato Growers Association of Nigeria, Mr Bamidele Ajani, has appealed to the Federal and Oyo state governments to revitalise the Dam located in Ikere, Oyo state to boost farming.
6. 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 lauds impressive Norwegian support at ambassador’s farewell

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight at the progress made in Nigeria-Norwegian relations in the last four years.

Nurse abducted by ISWAP regains freedom

A nurse abducted by ISWAP terrorist group in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, earlier this year, has been rescued by troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force.
The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has set up an Education Endowment Fund worth N6billion.

Senate commends NEDC achievements

The Nigerian Senate Committee on Special Duties on Friday commended the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) for its “outstanding performance” in the area of humanitarian intervention.
A Zuba Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker charged for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother in a sex toy shop in Abuja.

Senator Abbo calls for more funds to Northeast for upkeep of IDPs

Mr Ishyaku Abbo, the Senator representing Adamawa (North), has urged the Federal Government to channel more funds to the Northeast for the feeding and upkeep of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in the region.
Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum, Thursday, inaugurated the Tukur Buratai Institute for War and Peace built as part of the concerted efforts to overcome the challenges of insurgency in the Northeast.

Governor Zulum inaugurates Tukur Buratai Institute for War and Peace

Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum, Thursday, inaugurated the Tukur Buratai Institute for War and Peace built as part of the concerted efforts to overcome the challenges of insurgency in the Northeast.

Amnesty: At least 1,100 villagers killed in Nigeria this year

More than 1,100 villagers have been killed this year by armed gangs in several states across central and northwest Nigeria, where raids have escalated, Amnesty International said in a report Monday.
Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has commended the people of the state for their cooperation and support in the national effort against the COVID 19 pandemic in the state.

Kebbi offers financial assistance to 2 ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters reunited with families

Two former Boko Haram fighters recently released by the Federal Government have been reunited with their families in Kebbi State.
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.

Nigeria: World powers deny us weapons to fight insurgency

The Federal Government has appealed to the world powers not to be weighed by unsubstantiated arguments to deny the country vital platforms and weapons to fight insecurity.
Vietnam’s total automobile sales in the first seven months of this year stood at 131,248 units.

Vietnam’s auto sales down in seven months

Vietnam’s total automobile sales in the first seven months of this year stood at 131,248 units.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with members of Nigeria Governors Forum Security Council and heads of security agencies at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari, governors call for joint strategy to end conflicts

President Muhammadu Buhari and State Governors on Tuesday ended their meeting on the state of the nation’s security with call for a joint strategy to bring various conflicts to an end within time limits.

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#EndSARS: Governor Bello warns hoodlums to stay clear of Kogi

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Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.

Virtual sessions stay after pandemic – ECOWAS Court

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Voters in the Seychelles elected a new president as Wavel Ramkalawan defeated the incumbent in his sixth leadership attempt.

Seychelles opposition wins presidency for first time in 43 years

The Seychelles elected an opposition candidate as president for the first time since 1977, authorities announced on Sunday, and winner Wavel Ramkalawan reaffirmed a pledge to hike the minimum wage after COVID-19 stifled the tourism-dependent economy.
Liam Neeson’s thriller “Honest Thief” repeated as the winner of a subdued domestic box office with $2.4 million at 2,502 locations.

Liam Neeson thriller ‘Honest Thief’ tops quiet U.S. Box Office again

The Open Road release declined 44% from its opening frame and has taken in $7.5 million in its first 10 days in North America. The distributor added screens in New York state following New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to give movie theaters outside of New York City permission to reopen at reduced capacity starting on Oct. 23.
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Moscow to assist Zimbabwe in overcoming consequences of EU, US sanctions

Russia will enhance investment cooperation with Zimbabwe and promote the African country’s socio-economic development to help it overcome the consequences of U.S. and EU sanctions, an official said on Sunday.