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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Societies, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has advised the Nigerian and South African governments to work together in solving animosity between the two countries occasioned by xenophobic attacks against Nigerians resident in South Africa.

Osun APC National Assembly caucus cancels lecture to celebrate progressive governance

A lecture organised to mark what was called the 10th anniversary of progressive governance in Osun State has been cancelled by the organisers following the interventions of the party leaders at the national level.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

#EndSARS: Nigerian government reaches out to Britain over ‘sanction threat’

The Federal Government on Wednesday said that it has reached out to the British Government over the threat by the British Parliament to impose sanctions on Nigeria’s officials over their roles in the #EndSARS protests.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Minister: Youths Nigeria’s greatest assets

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that alrhough Nigeria is blessed with crude oil and other natural resources, the value and potentials of the country’s youths are far higher than them.

Recession: The worse may be possibly over – Lagos chamber

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says the nation’s economic contraction of 3.62 per cent of the third quarter against the 6.1 per cent of the second quarter of the year may indicate that the worst is over.
‘Gratitude’ is both Timaya’s most anticipated new album and his most unique collection yet. The 15-track piece is his 7th studio offering, and it sees him take center-stage of his rock-solid artistry with no guest features.

Timaya shares hacks of wholesome life in ‘Gratitude’ album

‘Gratitude’ is both Timaya’s most anticipated new album and his most unique collection yet. The 15-track piece is his 7th studio offering, and it sees him take center-stage of his rock-solid artistry with no guest features.
The Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance, published every two years, gives each country’s government a score according to criteria including anti-corruption measures, protection of civil liberties and caring for the environment.

Nigeria declines in Mo Ibrahim governance index

The 2020 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has ranked Nigeria 34 out of 54 countries.

ICPC urges Nigerians to unite against corruption

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has called for national unity in the fight against corruption and other sharp practices in the country.
Kylian Mbappé has told Paris Saint-Germain he intends to leave the club at the end of the 2020-21 season.

Barcelona former director reveals they could have signed Kylian Mbappé instead of Ousmane Dembélé

Javier Bordas, former Barcelona sporting director, revealed that the club had the chance to sign PSG striker Kylian Mbappé for €100m, but they went for Ousmane Dembélé instead.
Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.

Report: Neymar not in a rush to sign new contract deal with PSG

The report mentions that Neymar’s representatives have already been notified by PSG of its goal in jumpstarting contract talks. The two sides have agreed to meet soon to further discuss the framework of a possible extension agreement.
One of America’s top government scientists, Anthony Fauci, has issued an urgent plea for a change in US policy on the coronavirus, drawing a sharp rebuke from the Trump administration in the final days of a hard-fought election campaign.

White House, US top doctor clash over virus ahead of election

One of America’s top government scientists, Anthony Fauci, has issued an urgent plea for a change in US policy on the coronavirus, drawing a sharp rebuke from the Trump administration in the final days of a hard-fought election campaign.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

Senator Abaribe: My life is full of coincidences

Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abia South, said Monday that his life has been full of coincidences in the cause of fighting for what is right.
Ex-President Barack Obama has applauded Joe Biden’s choice of Senator Kamala Harris as a running mate in this year’s United States Presidential Election scheduled to hold in November.

Barack Obama: Kamala Harris more than prepared for VP job

Ex-President Barack Obama has applauded Joe Biden’s choice of Senator Kamala Harris as a running mate in this year’s United States Presidential Election scheduled to hold in November.
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.

Hypertension, diabetes commonest among coronavirus patients who died in Lagos – IDH chief

The Medical Director of the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, Dr. Bowale Abimbola, has disclosed that the majority of the people who died of COVID-19 complications in Lagos have hypertension and diabetes even as he disclosed that most male individuals come down with a very severe form of the infection.

My coronavirus anecdotes and the dangers ahead

This is a piece around and about what I have seen about Coronavirus in Nigeria, from a sociological perspective, and not a report of any pathogenic experience. It has been more than a month since the Federal Government placed Lagos and Ogun states, and the Federal Capital Territory on a lockdown on account of the spread of COVID-19 in those three parts of the country.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF: We’ve agreed to use patients from Nigeria for clinical trial of coronavirus vaccine

Nigeria has signified interest to be part of global trial test of the vaccines developed for the treatment of coronavirus, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 disclosed on Monday.

Louis van Gaal slams Manchester United chief Ed Woodward

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has “zero understanding of football”.

2018: Nine banks to meet new central bank dividend payout policy – report

The SBG Securities (Pty) Limited of South Africa, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Standard Bank Group, has projected that about nine commercial banks in Nigeria would be able to pay dividends this year, despite the adjustment to the dividend payout policy issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently.

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Manchester City’s Spanish coach Josep Guardiola gestures during the UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Olympiakos and Manchester City, on November 25, 2020 at Georgios-Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus, near Athens. AFP

Manchester City ease into Champions League last 16

Manchester City booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League but there were more concerns for Pep Guardiola over his side’s lack of ruthlessness in a 1-0 win at Olympiakos on Wednesday.
President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to take over from President Donald Trump, but his transition team isn’t getting the level of cybersecurity support usually provided by outgoing administrations, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Joe Biden urges Americans to be safe during holiday, fight coronavirus pandemic

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday pleaded with Americans to take steps to remain safe as COVID-19 cases surge on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday and pledged again to make combating the pandemic a top priority when he takes office in January.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Group rejects South-South governors desire to control NDDC

A Niger Delta group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD), has condemned the desire of South-South governors to control the affairs of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

UNIOSUN student commits suicide

His post on WhatsApp reads: “Often time I ask myself, Why do people commit suicide? Perhaps because they’ve got no one to encourage, motivate or guide them or because they felt there is no solution to whatever problem they are going through. Perhaps they forgot there’s more to enjoy when there’s life (hope) is not lost”.
The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.

US visitors from developing nations to pay thousands in visa bonds

The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.