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Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa records more coronavirus deaths, 11 new infections

Dr Jones Stowe, the Director of Public Health and member of state COVID-19 Task Force who gave the update in a statement on Monday in Yenagoa, said the new death brought the total number of deaths in the state to 16.
Sergio Ramos

Diego Simeone: Real Madrid get more penalties because they attack more

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique and club president Josep Maria Bartomeu have suggested Madrid, who sit four points clear of the Catalan giants at the top of La Liga, are benefiting from favourable decisions from referees.
At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that roiled Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Haacaaluu Hundeessa, police said.

Uneasy calm in Ethiopia after protests, official death toll doubles

More than 166 people were killed during anti-government protests in Ethiopia last week, the government said on Sunday, as the capital and other hotspots remained closely guarded by security forces and a blanket Internet shutdown entered its sixth day.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom approves tax holiday for tax payers

Akwa Ibom state government has approved a tax holiday for all categories of tax payers in the state in a bid to cushion the adverse effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on people and businesses.

Kogi guber: PDP heads for Supreme Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the Appeal Court judgement on the Kogi governorship election delivered on Saturday as a travesty of justice.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Kwara records 16 new coronavirus cases, discharges 4 patients

The Kwara State Government says 15 more people have tested positive for COVID-19, while four patients have twice tested negative and discharged.
More than 80 people have been killed in protests in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region during protests following the killing of a popular singer, a regional police commissioner told the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation on Wednesday.

Over 150 killed in Ethiopia protests

At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that roiled Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Hachalu Hundessa, police said Saturday.

Four dead after explosion in Turkish fireworks factory

Four people were killed and around 100 injured in an explosion that rocked a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey on Friday, the Turkish health minister said.
Heavy rains in southern Japan have triggered flooding and mudslides, killing at least two people, while more than a dozen are missing and many others stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said on Saturday.

Heavy rains trigger floods and mudslides in southern Japan

Heavy rains in southern Japan have triggered flooding and mudslides, killing at least two people, while more than a dozen are missing and many others stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said on Saturday.
The Dubai Police Force, United Arab Emirates, has revealed how it arrested Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi.

Ray Hushpuppi faces 20 years in US prison

The United States Department of Justice, Central District of California, Friday said Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, 37, popularly known as Hushpuppi on Social Media, made a court appearance in Chicago Friday, and will be transferred to Los Angeles, where his trial for conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars in cybercrime proceeds would begin in the coming weeks.
Residents of the FCT, Abuja may require more education on how best to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) as most of them are not observing the recommended personal hygiene in spite the daily rise in the positive cases.

FCT residents shun face masks, health protocols

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja may require more education on how best to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) as most of them are not observing the recommended personal hygiene in spite the daily rise in the positive cases.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC demands new petrol price reversal

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has kicked against the new fuel price of N143.8 announced by the Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) on Wednesday, saying “this might just be the last straw that would break the camel’s back.”
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook to voting registration links to top of News Feed for all US voters

Facebook will pin a box with information about voter registration on the top of the News Feed for every US user who is of voting age starting tomorrow, July 3rd, the company announced today.
The Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo (SAN), says members of the National Assembly cannot stop the selection process of the 774,000 Special Public Works Programme jobs.

774,000 jobs: Festus Keyamo’s outburst, display of rascality – senator

Anambra senator, Ifeanyi Ubah, had described the outburst of the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, at the National Assembly on Tuesday, as a display of rascality.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Nigeria named co-chair of 30-member UN poverty eradication forum

Nigeria has been named interim co-chair of the Alliance for Poverty Eradication launched by the United General Assembly on Tuesday.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Akwa Ibom communities lament NDDC neglect

The oil-producing communities of Eastern Obolo in Akwa Ibom State have lamented that the region has been neglected and marginalised despite contributing most of the oil revenue in the state.
Osun State has recorded two new cases of coronavirus and discharged two other patients.

Global coronavirus deaths top half a million

The death toll from COVID-19 surpassed half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave.

Namibian boy teaches Chinese language to youngsters

Porterico Van Wyk, a 13-year-old Namibian boy, is a great believer in the importance of learning different languages. For the past few weeks, Van Wyk has been teaching other youngsters how to speak Chinese.

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INEC: Edo guber campaigns have started officially

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has lifted the ban on campaigns by political parties ahead of the Sept. 19 governorship election the state.

Arik, Aero, Dana, others begin Lagos-Abuja flights Wednesday

Nigeria’s airspace will roar back to life on Wednesday as six domestic carriers are set to resume flights after more than three months of shut down.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment facilities at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa April 24, 2020. Jerome Delay-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

President Ramaphosa urges South Africans to keep distance from elderly

People with underlying medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, renal disease, asthma and chronic respiratory disease are more vulnerable to developing severe complications and dying from coronavirus, Ramaphosa said, citing data from the Department of Health.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa records more coronavirus deaths, 11 new infections

Dr Jones Stowe, the Director of Public Health and member of state COVID-19 Task Force who gave the update in a statement on Monday in Yenagoa, said the new death brought the total number of deaths in the state to 16.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

Ondo SDP begs with police to shut down party secretariat

The Acting Chairman of the Ondo State chapter of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr Dele Thomas, has pleaded with the Inspector-General of Police to instruct the state commissioner of police to seal up the party secretariat in the state.