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Nigerian, Turkish presidents discuss stronger economic ties

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have discussed how to build stronger economic ties with both countries.
Some Financial Economists have expressed great concerns on the minor influence that the Nigeria-China currency swap had on the country’s economy, three years after.

Economists evaluate Nigeria-China currency swap

Some Financial Economists have expressed great concerns on the minor influence that the Nigeria-China currency swap had on the country’s economy, three years after.Some Financial Economists have expressed great concerns on the minor influence that the Nigeria-China currency swap had on the country’s economy, three years after.
Sensing the negative reactions that greeted his recent meeting with some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to allegedly dissolve the leadership of the party from the ward to the state level in order to accommodate his loyalists who came from the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reportedly beaten a retreat.

Governor Obaseki: No record of Indian coronavirus variant in Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Friday said there was no record of Indian COVID-19 variant in the state, as was speculated on social media.
National Electoral Board of Ethiopia Chairperson Birtukan Mideksa addresses a news conference on the upcoming election in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 8, 2021. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri-File Photo

Ethiopia postpones June 5 parliamentary elections

Ethiopia has postponed parliamentary elections due on June 5, the country’s electoral body said on Saturday, adding it did not foresee a delay of more than three weeks
Sensing the negative reactions that greeted his recent meeting with some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to allegedly dissolve the leadership of the party from the ward to the state level in order to accommodate his loyalists who came from the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reportedly beaten a retreat.

Coronavirus: Edo government bans pool parties, limits social gatherings

The Edo State Government says the ban placed on pool parties and large gatherings in the state is still in place.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa governor pardons 17 inmates

The Jigawa State Governor Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar has given pardon to 17 convicted persons based on the recommendation of the State Committee on Prerogative of Mercy under the leadership of Dr Aisha Warshu Haruna (Mrs.)
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari charges spiritual leaders to unite, fight terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, charged religious leaders of all faiths and backgrounds to unite and support the fight against terrorism, kidnapping, banditry, and COVID-19 pandemic.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO chief: Second year of pandemic to be ‘far more deadly’

“We’re on track for the second year of this pandemic to be far more deadly than the first,” the World Health Organization’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference, adding: “I understand why some countries want to vaccinate their children and adolescents, but right now I urge them to reconsider and to instead donate vaccines to Covax.”
The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died.

CDC: People vaccinated against coronavirus can go without masks indoors, outdoors

People fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under certain circumstances, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 53 new coronavirus infections

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 53 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 165,612.

Ilorin emir urges Nigerians to adopt measures against coronavirus

The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has urged Nigerians to always adopt preventive measures and protocols of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to check the third wave of deadly virus.
The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS

Coronavirus lab leak theory cannot be ruled out – scientists

The origin of the novel coronavirus is still unclear and the theory that it was caused by a laboratory leak needs to be taken seriously until there is a rigorous data-led investigation that proves it wrong, a group of leading scientists said.
Ahead of the penultimate Group L fixture for the TOTAL African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Squirrels of the Republic of Benin, the Football Association of the hosts, the Fédération Béninoise de Football and their coach, Michel Dussuyer, have received some discomforting update.

NFF supremo: Super Eagles will be kept busy in coming months

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has confirmed that the Super Eagles will be kept busy with international friendly games ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
A petition to cancel the Tokyo Olympics with more than 351,000 signatures was submitted to the city’s governor on Friday, with its organiser urging officials to “prioritise life”

Petition to cancel Olympics submitted in Tokyo

A petition to cancel the Tokyo Olympics with more than 351,000 signatures was submitted to the city’s governor on Friday, with its organiser urging officials to “prioritise life”.
FILE PHOTO - A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS-Yuriko Nakao-File Photo

World Bank: Coronavirus reduced remittance to Nigeria by 28% in 2020

The bank also said remittance flows fell for sub-Saharan Africa by 12.5 per cent, according to its Migration and Development Brief 33 Phase 11, ‘COVID-19 Crisis Through a Migration Lens,’ published on Thursday.
Hope Uzodinma

Eid-el-Fitr: Imo governor urges Muslims to spare some time for the needy

The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, yesterday asked Muslims in the country to use the opportunity of the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr, to assist the needy in society.
The contact, as at Wednesday, have spent thirteen days in the isolation center and, according to the State Health Commissioner, Tomi Coker, they will soon be declared free of the virus.

Ogun assures residents of quality health care

Ogun State Government on Thursday assured residents of qualitative health care delivery, in spite of the dwindling revenue occasioned by the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Explosion of deaths from infectious diseases looms in Africa over coronavirus

African countries are at potential risk of suffering an explosion of deaths from malaria, measles, and other infectious diseases as a result of the surging COVID-19 cases
Liverpool are joint-top at the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur, following their 3-0 win over Leicester City on Sunday.

Premier League to renew £5 billion TV deal

The English top-flight sought and secured government approval in principle to roll over its existing rights agreement with Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport.
FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker tends to a patient at a temporary ward set up during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, January 19, 2021. Phill Magakoe/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

South Africa’s coronavirus death toll much higher than official tally – report

A South African report into excess deaths over the past year suggests more than 133,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19, far more than the official tally of nearly 55,000.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River enumerates poor households

The Cross River State Government has commenced a comprehensive enumeration of all poor and vulnerable households across the state.
Israeli troops massed at Gaza’s border on Thursday and Palestinian militants pounded Israel with rockets in intense hostilities that have caused international concern and touched off clashes between Jews and Arabs in Israel.

Israeli troops mass at Gaza border amid rocket fire, air strikes and clashes in...

Israeli troops massed at Gaza’s border on Thursday and Palestinian militants pounded Israel with rockets in intense hostilities that have caused international concern and touched off clashes between Jews and Arabs in Israel.

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Nigerian, Turkish presidents discuss stronger economic ties

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have discussed how to build stronger economic ties with both countries.
Juan Cuadrado celebrates with teammates after scoring Juve's second goal. Getty

Seria A: Juventus end Inter’s 20-match unbeaten run

Juan Cuadrado scored twice, including a late penalty, as Juventus beat Inter Milan 3-2 to keep their Champions League hopes alive on Saturday in a game in which both teams finished a man down.
Kannywood actress, Ummi Ibrahim, has confirmed rumours that she once dated former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida.

Kannywood actress: General Babangida was my boyfriend

Kannywood actress, Ummi Ibrahim, has confirmed rumours that she once dated former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida.
A former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, has called on Nigerians to support the Nigeria Police in its relentless efforts to tackle the recurring security challenges in Nigeria.

Ex-IGP Ibrahim Idris urges Nigerians to support police

A former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, has called on Nigerians to support the Nigeria Police in its relentless efforts to tackle the recurring security challenges in Nigeria.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Killers of security operatives in Rivers arrested

Governor Nyesom Wike has announced the arrest of some of the gunmen allegedly responsible for recent spate of killings of security operatives in different parts of Rivers State.

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Fake EFCC operatives arrested while executing ‘court order’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Thursday, arrested a gang of three fake EFCC operatives in Lagos State.

Serial killers nabbed in Osun reveal shallow graves they buried their victims in Benue

Two suspected notorious criminals who abduct, kill and bury their victims in shallow graves have been apprehended by the police in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Edo: Police arrest 54 suspects for various crimes

The Police Command in Edo said on Monday that it had arrested 54 suspects for various crimes and offences in the last one week.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police warn native doctors against providing criminals with charms

The Police Command in Ebonyi has warned native doctors against providing criminals with charms to perpetrate criminal activities in the state.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa governor pardons 17 inmates

The Jigawa State Governor Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar has given pardon to 17 convicted persons based on the recommendation of the State Committee on Prerogative of Mercy under the leadership of Dr Aisha Warshu Haruna (Mrs.)