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NUPENG scribe wants Lagos government’s intervention in petroleum tanker drivers’ strike

Mr Adebayo Hassan, Secretary, National Union of Petroleum and National Gas Workers (NUPENG), Sango-Ota Chapter, has appealed to the Lagos State Government {LASG} to urgently intervene in the strike by the Petroleum Tanker Drivers that started on Monday.

JAMB considers new date for 2020 admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Sunday, said that it is considering a new date, for the commencement of 2020 admission exercise.
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NUC begins assessment of universities ahead resumption

The National Universities Commission (NUC) said it is collecting data from universities to assess their readiness for resumption of academic activities.

Former CBN director urges government to intensify efforts to strengthen nation’s economy

Dr Titus Okunrounmu, a former Director, Budgetary Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has called on the Federal Government to redouble efforts in developing the economy in order to stabilise the nation’s exchange rate.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wears a protective mask after a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan April 17, 2020. Kiyoshi Ota-Pool via REUTERS

Japanese premier pledges swift aid to areas affected by torrential rains – reports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to swiftly implement an aid package for the country’s areas hit the hardest by the recent landslides and floods driven by torrential rains.
A presidential candidate at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, Dele Adesina, has called for the cancellation of the exercise.

NBA presidential candidate alleges fraud, wants election result cancelled

A presidential candidate at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, Dele Adesina, has called for the cancellation of the exercise.

Court sentences man to prison for stealing water tank

A Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, on Monday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Akintunde Segun, to one year imprisonment for stealing a water tank belonging to the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).
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 set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
Nigeria’s first COVID-19 mobile testing booth has been launched in Ota, Ogun State. The booth was designed by the founder of the Flying Doctors, Dr. Ola Brown.

Ogun makes coronavirus test compulsory for resuming boarding students

The Ogun State government says SSS 3 students who are resuming next week must undergo COVID-19 tests before they can be re-admitted into boarding houses.

Vice-chancellor applauds government over reopening of schools for exit classes

The Vice-Chancellor, Trinity University, Lagos, Prof. Charles Ayo, has commended the Federal Government for reopening schools for students in exit classes to take public examinations.

Eid-el-Kabir: FRSC advises motorists against speeding

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun has advised motorists against speeding during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration to reduce road traffic accidents in the state.

Eid-el-Kabir: FRSC advises motorists against speeding in Ogun

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun has advised motorists against speeding during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration to reduce road traffic accidents in the state.
It was gathered that the victim, who was reportedly taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-aba Abeokuta, died on Saturday.

FMC Abeokuta clears air on pregnant lady’s demise

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, has cleared the air over the death of a pregnant woman, Josephine Olayemi Odufowo­ra, whose father, Babajide Olayemi, attributed to alleged negligence of the hospital.
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.

Former central bank chief commends MPC on MPR retention

Dr Titus Okunrounmu, a former Director, Budgetary Department of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has commended the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for retaining the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 12.5 per cent.

PCN seals 38 pharmacies, 271 patent medicine stores in Ogun

The Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PCN) on Friday said it had sealed 38 pharmacies and 271 patent medicine shops across Ogun.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC warns personnel against collecting bribe from motorists

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, has warned its personnel to desist from collecting bribe from motorists in the state.

Court dismisses church application in N1.4 billion land suit

An Ogun State High Court in Ota has okayed a lawsuit laying claim to 13 acres out of a total of 508,996 acres of land belonging to the Registered Trustees of the World Mission Agency Inc, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel International, and its founder, Bishop David Oyedepo.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Former ANAN president tasks Nigerian government on revised 2020 budget

Dr Samuel Nzekwe, a former President, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), has advised the Federal Government to ensure full implementation of the revised 2020 budget.

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The Executive Director of NFVCB, Mr Adebayo Thomas, made the call in an interview on Sunday in Abuja.

NFVCB seals off illegal drive-in cinemas in Abuja

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has sealed off illegal drive-in cinemas in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Maurizio Sarri slammed a “messy” performance as Juventus fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Udinese on Thursday night to miss the chance to seal the Serie A title for the ninth time in a row.

Maurizio Sarri sack costs Juventus €20 million

Juventus have confirmed the sacking of manager Maurizio Sarri following their elimination from the UEFA Champions League by French side Lyon. The sack decision cost Old Lady €20m.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

French privacy watchdog opens preliminary investigation into TikTok

France’s data privacy watchdog CNIL said on Tuesday that it has opened a preliminary investigation into Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok after it received a complaint.
Chief Basil Ejidike, Chairman of the APC in Anambra addressing newsmen in Awka on Monday. [NAN]

APC accuses Governor Obiano of ploy to muscle down traditional rulers in Anambra

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Anambra chapter, has pleaded with Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra to reinstate Traditional Ruler Peter Uyanwa of Ukwulu community of Dunukofia Council Area of the state.
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Stanbic IBTC Bank reacts to Ascon Oil story

The management of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC (“the Bank”) has reacted to a publication by various online media, which purports to indicate that Ascon Oil Limited (“Ascon”) ‘retook possession’ of a property along Lekki Admiralty Way, pursuant to an alleged Court Order issued in their favour.