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NDLEA clarifies stand on drug integrity test for intending couples

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has shed light on the “drug integrity test” for intending couples.

NCC notifies Nigerians on internet scam

The Nigerian Communications Commission has notified Nigerians on the increasing incidents of fraud across various internet platforms, especially on social media networks.
President Yoweri Museveni announced this Monday night in a televised address.

Uganda mandates online bloggers register with government ahead of election

Authorities in Uganda say bloggers and others publishing or broadcasting online must register with authorities, drawing criticism from some who see it as an attack on free speech ahead of next year’s election.

POS, Mobile transactions volume hits four-year high in Nigeria

According to the Principal Lead MasterCard Advisors for Sub-Saharan Africa, Bola Asiru, “POS transaction volume along with mobile transactions (Interscheme) value, reached four years high with N416 billion and N275 billion transactions in July respectively.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Nigerian government tackles cyber-attacks through upgraded ICT facility

In its effort to adequately tackle cyber-crime and cyber-attack in Nigeria, the Federal Government has upgraded facilities at the Computer Emergency Response and Readiness Team Centre under the supervision of the National Information and Technology Development Agency.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raised more than $364 million in August, reportedly breaking the record for monthly campaign donations even though his fundraising efforts were largely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Joe Biden campaign raises $364 million, breaks Barack Obama’s record

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raised more than $364 million in August, reportedly breaking the record for monthly campaign donations even though his fundraising efforts were largely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he will remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to fight injustice.

Zamfara APC crisis: Governor Buni’s leadership has declared war on us – Senator Marafa

A faction of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara state, led by Senator Kabir Marafa, has alleged that the interim national leadership of the party led by Yobe state governor, Mallam Mai Mala Buni, has declared war on them.
Mr Tunji Ajuloopin, lawmaker representing Ekiti-Isin-Irepodun-Oke-Ero Federal Constituency, has distributed laptops and Ipads to 200 participants of his digital training programme in Omu-Aran, Kwara.

Lawmaker distributes laptops, Ipads to 200 beneficiaries in Kwara

Mr Tunji Ajuloopin, lawmaker representing Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency, has distributed laptops and Ipads to 200 participants of his digital training programme in Omu-Aran, Kwara.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Recruitment: Ekiti police command announces dates for screening

The Ekiti State commissioner of police, Tunde Mobayo, has announced the dates for physical and credential screening of people of the state, particularly indigenes for constable cadre into the Nigeria Police Force.
Joe Biden promised Thursday to end the “darkness” of Donald Trump’s presidency in a speech accepting the Democratic nomination with an impassioned call for unity and a return to optimism.

Joe Biden: Donald Trump’s performance unforgivable

Joe Biden promised Thursday to end the “darkness” of Donald Trump’s presidency in a speech accepting the Democratic nomination with an impassioned call for unity and a return to optimism.
The Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has approved the appointment of Mr Obini Onuchukwu as the Acting Registrar of Federal Polytechnic Oko, in Orumba North Local Area of Anambra State.

Oko federal polytechnic gets acting registrar

The Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has approved the appointment of Mr Obini Onuchukwu as the Acting Registrar of Federal Polytechnic Oko, in Orumba North Local Area of Anambra State.

Gombe commissioner, others react to death of ex-NAN Boss

Alhaji Ibrahim Kwami, Gombe State Commissioner for Information has expressed great sadness at the news of the passing on of Malam Wada Maida, the former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria.
Stephen Donnelly

Ireland has no plans for more lockdowns – minister

Ireland’s Health Minister says he has not discussed with his public health team about implementing other local lockdowns as the government’s intention remains to lift two-week restrictions in the counties of Kildare, Offaly and Laois.
Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients.

Philippines president in isolation to guard against coronavirus – aide

President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines, on Monday went into isolation to keep him safe from COVID-19, his spokesman, Harry Roque, said after a cabinet member tested positive for the virus.
People walk past a mobile phone shop displaying lucky telephone numbers for sale in Hong Kong. Many Asian cultures consider certain numbers -- such as eight -- as good fortune Mike CLARKE AFP-File

‘Lucky’ Chinese phone number fetches $300,000 at online auction

A “lucky” mobile phone number has sold for a whopping 2.25 million yuan ($300,000) after hundreds of people vied online for the right to use the apparently auspicious string of digits.
Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients.

Philippines delays start of school year as virus surges

The Philippines delayed Friday the start of the school year by another six weeks to October as the country battles surging coronavirus infections and prepares to turn classrooms into quarantine facilities.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

Diezani Alison-Madueke: ‘Yahoo’ boys have become role models

A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says societal values have disintegrated to the extent that online fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo boys’ have become role models in Nigerian society.
Manal Abdel Samad resigns after public protests in Lebanon. AFP-Getty Images

Lebanon information minister quits over port blast

Lebanon’s information minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday quit, in the first cabinet resignation since a deadly port blast killed more than 150 people and destroyed swaths of the capital.

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Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo election: Atiku Abubakar congratulates Governor Obaseki

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has congratulated Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his victory in the governorship election held in the state on Saturday.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo election:Governor Obaseki expecting Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s phone call – aide

Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, has said that candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is set to concede defeat and congratulate the governor on his triumph in Saturday’s gubernatorial poll, any moment from now.
The Emir of Zazzau, in Kaduna State, Alh Shehu Idris has died in his palace at the age of 84.

President Buhari mourns deceased Emir of Zazzau

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and grief over the death of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Rainstorm: Kwara governor sympathises with affected families

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has commiserated with families whose dwellings and properties were affected by Saturday night’s rainstorm in different parts of the state.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Edo election: Governor Okowa congratulates Godwin Obaseki on his re-election

Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated his Edo counterpart, Mr Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, on their re-election.