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The Standard Organization of Nigeria has presented the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certification to Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing company.

Innoson: We’re ready to produce ventilators, other medical equipment

Nigerian auto manufacturer Innoson said on Monday that it was ready to convert its assembly lines to start producing critical medical equipment that may be in short supply as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.
Ford Motor Co said on Monday it has decided to temporarily halt vehicle and engine production at its factories in India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus.

Ford decides to halt production in India, South Africa on coronavirus impact

Ford Motor Co said on Monday it has decided to temporarily halt vehicle and engine production at its factories in India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus.
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

Report: FIRS collected N338.1 billion tax in January 2020

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in January 2020 collected tax revenue of N338.1 billion as against a tax target of N620.2 billion.
Hassan Rouhani said Sunday Iran extends its “hand of friendship and brotherhood” toward cooperating with regional nations.

Hassan Rouhani: Iran will win against ‘unwelcome guest’ coronavirus

Iran will weather the challenges of the coronavirus, said President Hassan Rouhani on Friday during a speech to mark the Persian New Year, Nowruz.
The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS-Lucy Nicholson

Coronavirus: Netflix suspends production of shows, movies

Netflix has halted production of its original shows and movies amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Demand for products like hand sanitisers, face masks, and cleaning wipes have spiked since Friday when Africa’s most populous nation confirmed its first case of coronavirus.

Official: Nigeria considers forex restriction for importation of hand sanitisers

Hand sanitizers and other anti-viral protective and hygiene products may soon be included in the list of items the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has banned from accessing foreign exchange for their importation.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate: Finance Act amendment bill, 10 others scale second reading

The Finance Act amendment bill transmitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration and passage scaled second reading on the floor during plenary on Wednesday.
There is no other way to get food to this starving hamlet in South Sudan. There are no roads, and the snaking Nile is miles away.

Peace guarantees no meal in starving South Sudan

The villagers hear the distant roar of jet engines before a cargo plane makes a deafening pass over Mogok, dropping sacks of grain from its hold to the marooned dust bowl below.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, inspecting projects at Bama Barracks on 31st Dec. 2019

General Buratai: Nigerian Army will emerge victorious against enemies of our national peace, security

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says Nigerian army in collaboration with sister services will emerge victorious against enemies of national peace and security.
A picture taken in Zagreb on March 3, 2020, shows protective face masks designed by Croatian designer Zoran Aragovic. - Triggered by coronavirus epidemic he designed mask of cotton in his distictivepop art style. (Photo by Denis LOVROVIC - AFP)

Croatian designer launches ‘cheerful’ coronavirus mask line

Inspired by the global scare over the novel coronavirus, a Croatian fashion designer has launched his own “cheerful” collection of virus masks.
Coronavirus- A person wearing a face mask. David Mercado-Reuters

Coronavirus: WHO begs firms to ramp up production of protective equipment

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus and asked companies and governments to increase production by 40%.
Workers walk past a pile of limestone at the Dangote Cement mine in Obajana village in Nigeria's central state of Kogi November 8, 2010. REUTERS-Akintunde Akinleye-File Photo

Dangote Cement to start exports from Congo, Nigerian exports decline

Dangote Cement said on Wednesday it planned to start exports from its Congo Republic plants to neighbouring states, while its Nigerian exports fell 41% in 2019 when Nigeria’s government closed its borders.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

NNPC to double Nigeria’s domestic gas supply, export fuel by 2023

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is to expand its domestic gas footprint with the delivery of the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) II to double capacity from 1.1 billion standard cubic feet of gas to 2.2 BSCF.
The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph N Ari, said the Fund is battling criminality and other security challenges in the country using skills acquisition.

We’re battling criminality, poverty with skills acquisition – ITF chief

The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph N Ari, said the Fund is battling criminality and other security challenges in the country using skills acquisition.
Seplat Petroleum Development Company

Seplat: Our intervention’ll increase power generation by 1,200mw

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc has said the Assa North-Ohaji South (ANOH) gas and condensate processing plant in Imo State slated to commence operations in 2021, will further boost the power generation in Nigeria by over 1,200 megawatts.
Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal has urged franchisees operating in the red meat value chain in the State to put in place necessary protocols in order to ensure that their meat is wholesome and fit for human consumption.

Lagos set to launch maiden Eko City farmers’ market

A new farmers’ market where Lagosians can buy fresh farm produce at farm gate prices will open at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) next Sunday.
Mr Tony Attah, the Managing Director-Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) and the Vice President, Bonny Gas Transport, while bemoaning the slow pace of NLNG development.

NLNG: Train 7 construction, installation to be executed locally

In an effort to deepen local content in the petroleum industry, the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), on Monday disclosed that the entire installation and construction works of its train 7 project would be executed in Nigeria.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Federal government to issue N25 billion new green bond

The Federal Government is finalising arrangements to raise about N25 billion through its third green bond issuance.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm death of 22 in Sokoto bandits’ attack, foil ambush

The Police in Sokoto on Thursday confirmed the death of 22 villagers in the state following sporadic shooting by suspected bandits in Gangara community.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River suspected coronavirus case tests negative

Confirming the report to newsmen on phone Thursday night, Edu said the case from UCTH that went viral on the various social platform came out negative.

President Buhari’s daughter rejoins family after self-isolation

The daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari who went on self-isolation after returning from the United Kingdom, UK, two weeks ago has rejoined the family.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus hits 51 of 55 nations of Africa

Malawi recorded three cases, on Thursday, as the number of cases in Africa struck 6,940 with 278 deaths and 567 recoveries as of 8.30p.m.

WHO concerned as coronavirus accelerates in Africa

With more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.