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Lagos State Government on Wednesday embarked on strict enforcement of COVID-19 safety protocols on staff and visitors at the state’s Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, as part of measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

Lagos enforces ‘no face mask, no entry’ into Alausa secretariat

Lagos State Government on Wednesday embarked on strict enforcement of COVID-19 safety protocols on staff and visitors at the state’s Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, as part of measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos raises alarm as many civil servants test positive for coronavirus

The memo addressed to all Accounting Officers, said they should come up with duty rosters to stem the outbreak of COVID-19 in their respective Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs.
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NDLEA suspends applicants’ screening due to coronavirus

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has suspended the ongoing screening of applicants for recruitment due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

VON chief lauds President Buhari for halting electricity tariff hike

The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has lauded President Muhammad Buhari for halting electricity tariff hike in the country.

Bishop Kukah: General Gowon deserves an apology from British MP

Matthew Kukah, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, says Yakubu Gowon, former head of state in Nigeria, and his family deserves an apology over claims that he looted the public treasury.
AU Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat

UN, AU reiterate commitment to Sudan, as joint mission ends operations

The United Nations Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission have reiterated their commitments to continue to support Sudan consolidate peace as the AU-UN hybrid peacekeeping mission in the country’s Darfur region ended its operations on Thursday.
Cardi B and her former manager agreed to an amicable split, resolving a years-long $25 million dispute.

Cardi B, ex-manager resolve $25 million case

In April of 2018, Klenord Raphael, sued Cardi for $10 million dollars, claiming he was fired in a breach of contract after discovering her in 2015. He also alleged defamation, according to PEOPLE.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

Amotekun denies killing University of Ibadan student

The Commandant of the Southwest Security Network in Oyo State, otherwise known as Amotekun, has denied reports that its operatives killed a student of the University of Ibadan last Sunday.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: Rivers APC swears in excos, vows to take over state

Speaking in Port Harcourt yesterday after the inauguration of other state party executives and the local government chairmen for the 23 LGAs in the state, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Party, Isaac Abbot-Ogbobula, said that the decision of the party has brought to end all legal issues against the leadership of the party in the state.

NAS: Corruption existential threat to Nigeria

The NAS Capoon, Mr Abiola Owoaje, who stated this in a press statement titled ‘Rekindling Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption: Options for Fresh Strategy’ on the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day has therefore listed measures to be taken by the Federal Government if it is serious to tackle corruption in the country.
Cardinal George Pell will learn whether his appeal against child sex abuse convictions has been successful Tuesday when Australia’s High Court hands down its judgement.

Australian media trial over Cardinal Pell reporting to continue in January

An Australian court on Friday dismissed eight out of 87 contempt of court charges against media on their reporting of ex-Vatican treasurer George Pell’s 2018 conviction for child sex assault.
US President-elect Joe Biden says he will not immediately end the phase one trade agreement with China or roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

NYT: Joe Biden will not immediately end phase one China trade deal

US President-elect Joe Biden says he will not immediately end the phase one trade agreement with China or roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

IPOB opts for restructuring, sends memorandum to National Assembly

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has disclosed that it sent a memorandum to the National Assembly, requesting for devolution of powers and a restructure of Nigeria into six autonomous regions.
‘The Milkmaid’ was voted by seven of nine voting-NOSC members. NOSC stated that three members were considered ineligible, due to their affiliation with some of the films in competition, in line with the Academy’s rules.

Nigeria submits Boko Haram-inspired movie ‘The Milkmaid’ for Oscars

The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) has picked ‘The Milkmaid’ as the country’s submission to the International Feature Film category of the 2021 Oscars.
(FILES) This file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US online news and social networking service Twitter displayed on computers’ screens. – Twitter said July 28, 2020 it had withdrawn a video retweeted by President Donald Trump in which doctors made allegedly false claims about the coronavirus pandemic, after Facebook took similar action. “Tweets with the video are in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. We are taking action in line with our policy,” a Twitter spokesperson said, declining to give details on how many people had watched the video.The video was also removed by Facebook on Monday evening, said a company spokesperson, explaining that the footage shared “false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19.” (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

#EndSARS: SERAP seeks probe of ‘false posting’ on ministry’s Twitter

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has asked the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, to probe false posting on the ministry’s official Twitter handle of court proceedings in a lawsuit against him and the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC.

#EndSARS: Court adjourns suit on attacks on media freedom

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed “to probe false posting on the Ministry’s official Twitter handle of court proceedings in a lawsuit against him and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

#EndSARS: Minister mocks CNN over clarification of ‘massacre’ tweet

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has excoriated Cable News Network (CNN) for exhibiting panic over its reports on the Lekki Toll Gate incident by seeking to clarify its tweet some 35 days later where it denied it never attributed the death toll of 38 to Amnesty International.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

#EndSARS: Nigerian government tasks NBC, media to change narrative on Lekki shooting

The Federal government has tasked the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and local media in Nigeria to change the narratives on the alleged massacre of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020.

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Thai government files royal insult complaint against opposition figure over vaccine criticism

Thailand’s ministry of digital economy and society will file a criminal complaint of defaming the country’s monarchy against banned opposition politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the ministry said on Wednesday.
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 1,617 new cases of the CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. Nigeria records 1,617 new COVID-19 infections, 14 more deaths.

NCDC, Lagos approves lab as coronavirus testing centre

Harley and Rainbow Laboratories, which has been licenced and accredited by the Lagos State Government and Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has been approved to offer specialised laboratory tests, including COVID-19 PCR tests to the public, especially travellers.