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Lagos Assembly service commission promotes 103 staff

The Lagos House of Assembly Service Commission (LAHASCOM) has promoted 103 officers and urged the newly promoted management and senior staff to be good ambassadors in the discharge of their responsibilities.

AU, African leaders urged to fast track high-speed rail project

African Union, AU, and leaders of the continent have been urged to fast track implementation of the high-speed rail to support the implementation of the continental free trade area.
The State Gov. Seyi Makinde, made this known via his official Twitter, @seyiamakinde on Saturday.

Oyo launches state-wide initiative against coronavirus

The Oyo State Government has launched a statewide containment and decontamination response initiative to curtail the spread of COVID-19 across the state.
Graham Ivan Clark, 17, was arrested Friday in Tampa, where the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office will prosecute him as an adult. He faces 30 felony charges, according to a news release.

Florida teen arrested as mastermind of Twitter hack

A Florida teen was identified Friday as the mastermind of a scheme earlier this month that commandeered Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls and scammed people around the globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin. Two other men were also charged in the case.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has expressed concern over the increasing cases of rape and other violence against women and girls in Africa, describing it as alarming.

FIDA: Gender budgeting, key to achieving gender equality

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Lagos State Chapter, has called for the implementation of gender budgeting, arguing that it is key to the achievement of gender equality and a part of the National Action Plan on Resource Allocation for Gender.

NAF: 11 female officers undergoing training as pilots

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, says the Nigerian Air Force is committed to empowering its female officers just as it empowers their male counterparts.

Anambra health insurance agency registers 86,000 beneficiaries

The Executive Secretary, Anambra State Health Insurance Agency, Dr. Simeon Onyemaechi, says the agency has registered about eighty-six thousand persons who are currently enjoying the benefits of the scheme in the State.

Bauchi parents engage their wards in online training to check idleness

Some parents in Bauchi have enrolled their wards to undergo online training programmers as part of efforts to keep them busy and enable them learn new trades, checks have revealed.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

IMF, World Bank to hold fall meetings virtually due to coronavirus

The IMF and World Bank Group announced Thursday that their annual fall meetings will be mostly virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A 400 level student of the Department of Biology, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State, Oluwatomilola Idris Mustapha, has written the name of the University on the world map as he defeated other participants from across the world to clinch the 2020 Tei Kaihau Social Entrepreneur Award at the just-concluded virtual Global Enterprise Experience Challenge held in New Zealand.

TASUED student wins $4,000 global social entrepreneur award

A 400 level student of the Department of Biology, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State, Oluwatomilola Idris Mustapha, has written the name of the University on the world map as he defeated other participants from across the world to clinch the 2020 Tei Kaihau Social Entrepreneur Award at the just-concluded virtual Global Enterprise Experience Challenge held in New Zealand.
After initially postponing it from June to September, organizers have now canceled Computex 2020 due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The show will miss a year, like many other tech conferences that were planned for 2020.

Computex 2020 canceled by organizers

After initially postponing it from June to September, organizers have now canceled Computex 2020 due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The show will miss a year, like many other tech conferences that were planned for 2020. The next Computex event is slated for June 1st through 5th, 2021.

Nigeria: No online registration for 774,000 jobs

The Federal Government says there is no online portal for unemployed youths to register for its 1,000 jobs per Local Government Area.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senator Lawan: Why privatisation of power sector must be reviewed now

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for the immediate review of the privatization exercise of the power sector by previous administrations.

Digital literacy: NOUN to begin virtual training

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is to offer free virtual training programme on some selected digital short courses from May 4, to enhance academic activities.
Facebook has announced it’s adding an option that will let creators charge viewers to watch live streams on the platform.

Facebook to allow artists charge fans to access their live streams

Due to the global pandemic, many artistes’ shows have either been postponed to new dates or indefinitely. But fortunately, their inability to tour is gaining a new way for them to make money during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE: Corporate virtual meeting must comply with best practices

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has stated that its guidance on virtual board, committee, and management meetings for stakeholders was designed in order to ensure that companies comply with best practices while adopting virtual meeting to foster their business interests.
NHS England has announced 866 further deaths of people who had tested positive for Covid-19.

WHO: Dead bodies of coronavirus patients not infectious, cremation not necessary

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that except in cases of haemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola, Marburg and cholera, dead bodies are generally not infectious.
FILE - A volunteer receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle, March 16, 2020.

China recruits volunteers for phase two coronavirus vaccine trial

Barely a week after Chinese scientists finished injecting an experimental coronavirus vaccine into their first group of volunteers, official news outlets reported Thursday that a second batch of participants was being recruited.

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Akwa United striker Michael Ohanu has called it quit with the club and joined another Nigeria professional football league side Kwara United.

Michael Ohanu rejoins Kwara United from Akwa United

Akwa United striker Michael Ohanu has called it quit with the club and joined another Nigeria professional football league side Kwara United.
Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard hails Leon Balogun

Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard said his side are lucky to have Nigeria international Leon Balogun in the team.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen is confident Barcelona will bounce back.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen not world-class – Bayern chief

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has declared that Barcelona shot-stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is not yet a world-class goalkeeper.
Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos (right) scores the only goal of the game from Éver Banega’s cross. Ina Fassbender-Reuters

Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk reach Europa League semi-finals

Sevilla midfielder Lucas Ocampos headed a late goal to snatch a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers as they reached the Europa League semi-finals on Tuesday.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Governor Wike dissolves task force on illegal street trading, motor parks

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Tuesday dissolved the state Task Force on Illegal Street Trading and Motor Parks.