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NCC absolves minister of involvement in office space allocation controversy

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says its Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, is never involved in the process of offer of office allocation to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) at its Complex.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Ooni celebrates Rauf Aregbesola at 63

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has congratulated the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on his 63rd birthday, describing him as an epitome of loyalty.
The Federal Government on Sunday impounded an aircraft belonging to a British company, FlairJet, for operating commercial flights into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos despite the ban on such flight operations in Nigerian airports.

Nigeria impounds British aircraft in Lagos, begins probe

The Federal Government on Sunday impounded an aircraft belonging to a British company, FlairJet, for operating commercial flights into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos despite the ban on such flight operations in Nigerian airports.

Doyin Okupe reveals drugs used to cure his coronavirus

Former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has revealed drugs used to treat him while he battled COVID-19.

Doyin Okupe, wife recover from coronavirus

A former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, says he and his wife, Aduralere, have just been discharged after spending about two weeks in an isolation ward in Sagamu, Ogun State, for Covid-19 treatment.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police officer killed by hit-and-run driver in Lagos

An officer of the Nigeria Police Force has been killed by a hit-and-run driver at Marwa, along Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.
Lafarge Africa on Friday announced the retirement of Mr Mobolaji Balogun as the chairman of the company effective June 4.

Mobolaji Balogun retires as Lafarge Africa chairman

The company said this in a statement by Mrs Folashade Ambrose-Medebem, Director, Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development, posted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) website.
Babajide Martins has emerged Director, Lagos State Office of Public Defender, following his appointment by the State Ministry of Justice.

Babajide Martins emerges new head of Lagos public defender office

Babajide Martins has emerged Director, Lagos State Office of Public Defender, following his appointment by the State Ministry of Justice.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Select National Assembly staff to work two days weekly – clerk

The management of the National Assembly has foreclosed the possibility of all Assembly workers resuming duties next week, saying only selected staff would be allowed to work for two days every week.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this on Monday via Twitter.

May Day: Senator Sirika regrets deplorable conditions of workers

Senator Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, has expressed regret over the unpleasant conditions of workers and the reduction in the wages of staff in the Nigerian aviation industry occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken the world by storm.
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged Muslims to regard the Eid-el-Maulud period as an opportunity for sober reflection and a time to demonstrate love.

Workers’ Day: Plateau governor assures workers of training, prompt payment of salaries

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has assured workers of continuous efforts to build their capacities, through training and retraining programmes, as workers mark the annual International Workers’ Day on May 1.
Kabir Bala, a professor, has formally taken over as the new Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, with a passionate appeal to all staff of the institution to unite and work hard for the advancement of the university.

Prof. Kabir Bala takes over as new ABU vice-chancellor

Kabir Bala, a professor, has formally taken over as the new Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, with a passionate appeal to all staff of the institution to unite and work hard for the advancement of the university.

DPR donates protective equipment to Lagos

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has donated Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) to Lagos state government to support its efforts in the management of the Corona virus pandemic in the state.

Two fuel tankers, one truck involved in accidents in Lagos

Less than 24 hours after the Ogba fuel mishap, two oil tankers and one Dangote truck were on Thursday involved in lone accidents in Lagos.

NMA debunks rumour of 70% members absconding in Kano

Nigerian doctors, under the auspices of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has on Wednesday debunked claims that 70 per cent of their members have absconded their duties in Kano state.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

Nigeria’s national grid collapse plunges generation to 2,983MW

The national electricity grid system suffered collapse early Wednesday, but was restored shortly by the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, leaving power generation at 2,900 megawatts afterwards.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

House of Reps resume Tuesday, approve media organisations for coverage of activities

House of Representatives will resume plenary tomorrow, Tuesday one month after its forced adjournment prompted by coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
Gov. Simon Lalong in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Wednesday in Jos, said the roadmap was to brainstorm on economic recovery strategies for the state.

Plateau sets up post-coronavirus economy road map

The Plateau state government have set up a post COVID-19 economy road map for the state, as part of efforts to cushion the impact of the pandemic on the state’s economy.

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The Director, Centre for Infectious Diseases Research, Bayero University, Kano, Professor Isa Abubakar has expressed worry over the decline in the number of samples being supplied to the state epidemiology team for coronavirus tests.

FCT confirms 14 new cases of coronavirus, one death

The Federal Capital Territory has confirmed that 14 new cases of coronavirus disease have been recorded in Abuja.

NHRC: Most govt officials are ignorant of human rights

The Ebonyi state coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr. Christopher Onyekachi, says most government officials are ignorant of human rights.
Mexico City moves into the second day of its reopening as national officials warn the capital remains at maximum risk for COVID-19 after two months of restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.

Mexico City moves ahead with reopening with new protocols

Mexico City moves into the second day of its reopening as national officials warn the capital remains at "maximum risk" for COVID-19 after two months of restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.
People visit a beach, as Tunisia relaxes some of its lockdown rules while keeping other restrictions in place, as preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in La Marsa near Tunis, Tunisia May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Angus McDowall

Tunisia to open sea, air and land borders on June 27

Tunisia will open its sea, land and air borders on June 27, authorities said on Monday, in hopes of rescuing its tourism industry as the coronavirus pandemic comes under control.
South African Rand coins are seen in this photo illustration. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

South African rand falls as risk appetite wanes on US protests, Sino-US tensions

The South African rand fell against the dollar in early trade on Tuesday, amid growing concerns over U.S.-China tensions and rising violent protests across the United States.