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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code. 2

VP Osinbajo urges destination countries to insist on repatriation of illicit funds

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged leaders of destination countries to insist on repatriation of illicit funds and proceeds.
Minister of Canadian heritage Steven Guilbeault commented: “With this measure, we are responding to the needs of Canadian audiovisual producers who are severely affected by the pandemic. We will save jobs and continue to encourage creativity in this industry. Our government is proud to support the Canadian film and television industry, which plays an important role in the social, cultural and economic development of our country.”

Canada offers $37 million fund for virus-hit film productions

The government of Canada has launched a fund to make up to $37m (c$50m) available to compensate Canadian productions for COVID-19-related filming delays.

Oil palm growers commend President Buhari, central bank for empowering small holder farmers

The Oil Palm Growers Association of Nigeria (OPGAN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for empowering smallholder farmers under the Anchor Borrower Programme (ABP).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Inspector extorting motorcyclist to face trial in Lagos

The Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Command, Thursday, ordered the immediate orderly room trial of an inspector caught in a widely circulated picture extorting a motorcyclist.
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Yiaga Africa trains AMAC councillors on legislative practices, governance

Yiaga Africa, a civil society organisation, on Thursday trained the councillors representing the 12 wards of the legislative practices, governance (AMAC), on legislative practices and governance.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Imo police chief dismisses 11 policemen, investigates 19 others for corruption

The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Isaac Akinmoyede, has dismissed 11 policemen in the state for corruption.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Plateau still tops as NCDC confirms 239 new virus cases, 10 deaths

Plateau State has continued to lead in the number of Coronavirus Disease infections in the country as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed 239 new cases in the country.
People ride on a boat past A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S branded shipping containers stacked at the Ladol free trade zone port in Lagos, Nigeria, on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Ladol, a logistics hub for the offshore oil industry in Lagos, Nigeria, is mulling a stock-market listing and corporate bonds to expand its facilities and get more business from major production companies. Photographer: George Osodi/Bloomberg

NCMDLCA: Cumbersome system in ports hinders trade facilitation

Mr Lucky Amiwero, President, National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA), on Saturday said that cumbersome and archaic system in the ports hindered trade facilitation.

PDP chides House of Reps for halting probes

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has chided the leadership of the House of Representatives for halting the ongoing probes into alleged corruption in a number of federal government agencies.
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EFCC admits some of its officials are corrupt

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has admitted that some of its officials are corrupt.
Masari spoke in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he held with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

CISLAC commends President Buhari for signing CAMA into law

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 into law.
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UNICEF: 70% babies not exclusively breastfed in Borno

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decried the attitude of Borno State mothers to breastfeeding, noting that more than 70 per cent of babies in the state are not exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of life.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria losing 20,000 women annually to poor breastfeeding – minister

To this end, the government has recommended early initiation of breastfeeding within an hour of birth, exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, continued breastfeeding up to two years of age or beyond, and introduction of appropriate complementary food as from six months.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

PDP members ask ICPC to investigate Governor Obaseki

Some members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) under the aegis of Concerned Edo PDP Stakeholders have petitioned the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) over alleged diversion of state funds by Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Group trains agric officers on practices of organic agriculture

The Ibadan GO Organic Multipurpose Cooperative Society, in collaboration with Nigeria Go Organic Project is training agricultural officers, extension officers, producers, among others on the principles and practice and entrepreneurship in organic agriculture.
United States Army soldiers can no longer use TikTok on government-owned phones following a decision to ban the app.

ByteDance ‘reaches’ deal to sell TikTok American operations

TikTok parent company ByteDance has reportedly agreed to sell its American operations to prevent the Trump administration from banning it in the US, according to Reuters.
Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said an armed group appeared in the hills of western Bujumbura-Rural province last week and engaged in several clashes with police.

Burundi arrests local administrators for robbing residents

Police in Burundi have arrested 12 people, including local administrators, on charges of robbing residents returning from neighbouring Tanzania, a police spokesman said.
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NDDC: Senator Akpabio should step down for investigation – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to step down and allow investigation into alleged fraudulent practices at the Commission.

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Nigerian security forces are struggling to contain increasing cases of looting on government-run warehouses across the country, in the latest incident of unrest following widespread, youth-led protests against police brutality.

Nigeria seeks to halt looting amid fury over ‘food warehouses’

Nigerian security forces are struggling to contain increasing cases of looting on government-run warehouses across the country, in the latest incident of unrest following widespread, youth-led protests against police brutality.
Villarreal coach Javi Calleja has heaped praises on Nigerian international, Samuel Chukwueze, and his teammates following their hard-fought win over Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Super Eagles star helps Villarreal extend unbeaten run vs Cadiz

Samuel Chukwueze was in action as Villarreal played out a 0-0 draw against Cadiz in Sunday’s La Liga game.
The Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Sunday, discovered a hidden camera at the Lekki Toll Gate, Admiralty Circle, in Lagos.

Ex-Lagos governor discovers mystery camera at Lekki toll gate

The Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Sunday, discovered a hidden camera at the Lekki Toll Gate, Admiralty Circle, in Lagos.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Schools in Ibadan reopen after protests

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed schools in Ibadan to resume normal academic activities from Monday.
Goals from James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams ensured Carlo Ancelotti’s side became the final club to lose a game this season.

Southampton end Everton’s unbeaten run with 2-0 win

Everton remain top of the standings with 13 points and a healthier goal difference than city rivals and reigning champions Liverpool.