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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian government mulls policy on zero rating for educational websites

Federal Government says it is considering a new National Policy for zero rating on educational websites to allow for consumption of contents without charges, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, on education sector.
New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera canceled its entire upcoming season on Wednesday and said it would remain closed until September 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a sign of the continuing struggles for live entertainment.

New York’s Metropolitan Opera to remain closed for another year

New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera canceled its entire upcoming season on Wednesday and said it would remain closed until September 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a sign of the continuing struggles for live entertainment.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

NCAA vows to revoke airlines’ licences for non-compliance with virus protocols

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has vowed to revoke the licence of domestic airline operators over non-compliance with the COVID-19 protocols of the Federal Government.

Hoteliers, tourism operators reject electricity tariff hike

Operators in the hospitality industry in the country, including hotel owners and tourism operators Friday rejected the September 2 electricity tariff hike by the federal government.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Imo Okada riders get last warning over restricted areas

The Imo state government yesterday set up an enforcement team to stop motorcycle operators from operating in the government restricted areas within the state capital after 14 days ultimatum issued to them had elapsed.
The Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, made the disclosure when the President, Public Transport Owners of Nigeria Association (PTONA), Mr. Isaac Uhunwagho, led the association’s National Executive Committee and Trustees to pay her a courtesy call in Abuja.

Nigerian government sets up committee to disburse N10 billion palliative for transport operators

Ministry of Transportation has constituted a committee to draw up guidelines for the disbursement of the Federal Government‘s N10 billion palliative for road transport operators and workers.
Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria’s recession will be short-lived – minister

This came as the Federal Government, yesterday, said despite the N2.3 trillion Economic Stimulus Plan put in place to contain impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the economy, there is the possibility that the third quarter, 2020 (Q3’20) Gross Domestic Product, GDP, growth rate will be negative, while the economy will relapse into a recession.
The Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, made the disclosure when the President, Public Transport Owners of Nigeria Association (PTONA), Mr. Isaac Uhunwagho, led the association’s National Executive Committee and Trustees to pay her a courtesy call in Abuja.

Nigerian government approves N10 billion as palliatives for transport operators

The federal government on Wednesday disclosed that it has approved a N10 billion survival fund for transport workers and operators in the country.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

NCAA warns pilots, airlines of thunderstorm, insists on strict compliance

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has alerted airline operators and pilots of occurrence of thunderstorm phenomenon over Nigerian airports since the beginning of the rainy season in the country.

Lagos Assembly proposes N20 million licence fee for lottery, betting operators

The Lagos State House of Assembly says a bill that will make operators of lottery, pools and betting in the state to pay N20 million as licence fees to the state government is underway.
The Lagos State Government regulations for ride-hailing services such as Bolt and Uber will take effect on August 20.

Lagos to begin operational enforcement on Bolt, Uber, taxis on August 20

The Lagos State Government regulations for ride-hailing services such as Bolt and Uber will take effect on August 20.
It was a lucky escape on Tuesday for 10 passengers onboard a boat to Lagos Island when it suddenly capsized.

How 16 passengers died in Badagry boat accident – survivor

Moruf Kelani, a survivor of the July 29 boat mishap in which 16 passengers drowned on Badagry waterways, has blamed the tragic incident on greed by boat operators and regulatory officials.
Huawei

Huawei to stop smartphone chip production due to US sanctions

Chinese telecom giant Huawei said production of its most advanced smartphone chips would stop in September due to US sanctions, causing a “huge loss”.
The Lagos State Waterways Authority has impounded engines of six passengers’ boat operators in its renewed efforts to sanitise waterways to prevent boat mishaps.

Mishaps: Lagos arrests six boat operators, impounds engines

The Lagos State Waterways Authority has impounded engines of six passengers’ boat operators in its renewed efforts to sanitise waterways to prevent boat mishaps.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos PDP asks governor to replace LASWA boss over boat mishaps

The Peoples Democratic Party has asked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to sack the management of Lagos State Waterways Authority over recent boat mishaps which occurred in the state.

10 escape death as boat capsizes in Lagos

Alhaji Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Acting Coordinator in Lagos State, who made this known in a statement, said, “10 passengers were rescued live when their boat capsized.

Lottery operators protest in Lagos court

The protest is in connection with a lottery operations case involving a former Ogun Senator Buruji Kashamu, on the propriety of licensing with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC: $37.8 billion needed to close financing gaps for universal social protection

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says 37.8 billion dollars will be needed as Global Fund for Universal Social Protection for the first five years to close financing gaps

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Johnny Depp will be awarded the Camerimage Award for “an actor with unique visual sensitivity” at the EnergaCamerimage Film Festival. “Minamata,” starring Depp, will be the closing film of the 28th edition of the event.

Johnny Depp to be honored at Camerimage, ‘Minamata’ to Open Film Festival

Johnny Depp will be awarded the Camerimage Award for “an actor with unique visual sensitivity” at the EnergaCamerimage Film Festival. “Minamata,” starring Depp, will be the closing film of the 28th edition of the event, which focuses on cinematography.
Producers on the projects include Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo, who is presenting Huang Junxiang’s creature feature Prisoners Of The Pacific; acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle, who is reteaming with Jenny Suen on comedy Peaches; and Camille Gatin (The Girl With All The Gifts), who is producing Wang Haolu’s adaptation of Alastair Reynolds’ short story Fellow Travellers.

Macao film festival unveils line-up for Iffam Project Market

International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) has unveiled the 14 projects that have been selected for this year’s edition of the IFFAM Project Market (IPM).
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has continued to stand firm on his belief that his side have not yet wrapped up the Premier League title, despite going 19 points clear at the top of the table.

Liverpool boss hails innovative FC Midtjylland, Danish players

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is full of admiration for tonight's Champions League opponents FC Midtjylland.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claim that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency. 15

Looting: I forgive my accusers – minister

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq, says she has forgiven those who accused her of hiding COVID-19 palliatives meant for the poor.
Police Commands across Nigeria have begun making arrests after widespread looting, arson and vandalisation of public and private property across the country by a mob which took advantage of legitimate protests against police brutality to unleash mayhem across the country.

Police arrest suspects over looting, arson and vandalisation across Nigeria

Police Commands across Nigeria have begun making arrests after widespread looting, arson and vandalisation of public and private property across the country by a mob which took advantage of legitimate protests against police brutality to unleash mayhem across the country.