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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Synergy critical in managing Nigeria’s border

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says renewed efforts will be channeled towards improving synergy among agencies involved in border management.

Governor Umahi: Thee deaths, 24 health workers coronavirus infection in Ebonyi frightening

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has described the death of three health workers due to COVID-19 and infection of 24 others in the state as frightening.
French President Emmanuel Macron is due to set out his response to 150 recommendations from a citizens’ convention on climate change.

France’s Emmanuel Macron to decide on climate moves after Green city hall wins

The centrist president is expected to set out his first steps toward the “economic, green and social” recovery that he promised after the coronavirus epidemic.
This was revealed when a team from the Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) led by its Chairman, Hon Israel Ajibola Famurewa, joined the concluding part of data gathering and physical assessment tour done round the nine federal constituencies of the state by top government officials held at Ijebu-Ijesha high school on Friday.

Osun to implement review of schools’ reclassification policy ahead of resumption

The Government of Osun State says that it has concluded plans to implement the review of the reclassification policy of state schools which it had approved earlier.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

PTF submits report to President Buhari this week

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said President Muhammadu Buhari would receive this week, its recommendations regarding the next steps of the country’s National Response to the pandemic.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF writes President Buhari, seeks removal of EFCC chief

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has recommend to President Muhammadu Buhari the sacking of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
The helicopter that crashed into a Los Angeles hillside killing NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, was not equipped with vital software that alerts pilots when aircraft are too close to the ground, officials said.

Kobe Bryant pilot tried to clear fog before chopper crash – probe

The pilot in the helicopter crash that claimed the life of NBA legend Kobe Bryant told air traffic controllers he was trying to climb out of heavy fog just before the doomed chopper slammed into a hillside, preliminary findings showed on Wednesday.

JNI calls for resignation of security personnel, urges government to take decisive action

Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of JNI, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has called for the resignation of erring security personnel over the rise in insecurity in the country.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC cautions business firms against undermining regulatory activities

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned business firms against undermining its regulatory activities but to take advantage of its ease of doing business platforms.

Ogun NMA, resident doctors knock governor over comment on strike

The Nigeria Medical Association, Ogun State chapter and the South-West caucus of the Association of Resident Doctors, on Monday, attacked the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, for berating doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF: States can take steps to open schools, places of worships

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Sunday said it has no problem with state governments that ordered reopening of places of worships.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

PTF: President Buhari to decide on worship centres’ reopening today

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Sunday met with President Muhammadu Buhari and discussed the next phase of reopening of sectors in the country.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Akwa Ibom people will resist kidnappin­g, political killings – governor

Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has said that the people would resist any attempt by individuals or groups to return them to the evil years when kidnapping and politically mot­ivated killings brou­ght untold fears to the land.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF: President Buhari to receive report Sunday

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has said President Muhammadu Buhari, would receive more recommendations from the PTF on Sunday.
The International Basketball Federation on Tuesday published recommendations on returning to basketball in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FIBA releases guidelines for basketball’s return

The International Basketball Federation on Tuesday published recommendations on returning to basketball in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

President Buhari bars ministers from removing heads of agencies, stipulates new procedure

President Muhammadu Buhari has restrained Ministers from directly removing Heads of Agencies and Parastatals they supervise stipulating a multi-layered procedure for such removal.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

Football with fans will be back soon – UEFA chief

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is confident “good old football with fans will come back very soon” despite the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Governor Akeredolu: Ondo will soon have cure for coronavirus

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said that the state may soon have its own cure for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NCF not a political party yet – spokesman

The newly formed National Consultative Front (NCF) has said it was yet to metamorphosed into a political party but remains a meeting of like minds to chart a way of getting the country out of the wood.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, whose appointment was confirmed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, also reiterated her commitment to giving focal and priority attention to capacity building.

Nigerian government warns civil servants against flouting coronavirus guidelines

The Federal Government has warned federal civil servants against flouting the workplace guidelines put in place to flatten the curve of coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Former Enugu SSG Samson Ukpabi passes on

A former Secretary to Enugu State Government and former Rector Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna Prof Samson Ukpabi is dead.
US President Donald Trump looks on as he hosts the 2020 “Salute to America” event in honor of Independence Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 4, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

US Sunbelt mayors push back against Trump’s virus optimism

US Sunbelt mayors warned Sunday that their cities are at risk of being overwhelmed by a surge of coronavirus cases as they pushed back against US President Donald Trump’s attempt to minimize the gravity of the spreading virus.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Ondo governor appoints two new aides

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the appointment of Mr Oluwole Moneyin and Mrs Charity Thiti, as Special Assistants on special duties and women mobilisation respectively.