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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.

COVID-19: Nigerian government receives second Batch medical supplies of UN basket fund

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has joined other stakeholders to receive 2nd Batch Medical Supplies purchased with UN Basket Fund for COVID-19 Response on behalf of the Federal Government.
A worker attempts to remove a plaque on the wall outside the US Consulate in Chengdu, southwestern China.

China takes over closed US consulate in Chengdu

The American flag was lowered at the US consulate in China’s Chengdu city on Monday and Chinese authorities entered the building, as Beijing carried out a Cold War-style retaliatory closure of the mission.
Seoul Central District prosecutors received a criminal complaint against Kim Yo Jong from a Seoul-based lawyer and had started an investigation, a spokeswoman told AFP.

South Korean prosecutors begin probe into Kim Jong Un’s sister

Seoul prosecutors have opened an unprecedented probe into North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister over Pyongyang’s blowing up of a liaison office last month, officials said Thursday.
Sunday 12th July was a black Sunday for residents of Adeke community and environs in Benue State. After Church service on that day, 26 youths all members of the Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA in the village lost their lives in a hydro disaster. Five of the dead, including a triplet were members of the same family.

Benue boat mishap kills triplets, 23 others

Sunday 12th July was a black Sunday for residents of Adeke community and environs in Benue State. After Church service on that day, 26 youths all members of the Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA, in the village lost their lives in a hydro disaster. Five of the dead, including a triplet were members of the same family.

Armed thugs invade FMC Lokoja

Armed political thugs on Wednesday invaded the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, carting away cash, laptops, and telephone handsets, among others.
Oyo Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan has put to rest the speculations of rift between him and Governor Seyi Makinde.

My relationship with Governor Makinde remains cordial – deputy

Oyo Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan has put to rest the speculations of rift between him and Governor Seyi Makinde.

China says US infected by ‘political virus’, ties pushed to brink of ‘Cold War’

China said Sunday that relations with the United States were “on the brink of a new Cold War”, fuelled in part by tensions over the coronavirus pandemic, as Muslims around the world celebrated a muted end to the holy month of Ramadan.
Workers are seen underground South Africa's Gold Fields South Deep mine in Westonaria, 45 kilometres south-west of Johannesburg, South Africa, file. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko-File Photo

South Africa mining firms work together against coronavirus as mines reopen

South African mining companies are setting up shared quarantine facilities for miners testing positive for COVID-19 and are discussing other ways to cooperate, as the vital national industry gradually restarts operations halted since late March.
Bayern Muninch's Manuel Neuer during training despite most sport being cancelled around the world as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID19) continues. REUTERS-Andreas Gebert

Hope mixed with worry and uncertainty as football reawakens

Football is re-awakening amid the COVID-19 pandemic but the sense of hope at teams which have started training is mixed with worry over whether it might be too soon and the uncertainty of how to keep players safe.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Nigeria secures release of 60 nationals imprisoned in Tanzania

The Nigerian Government has finalized arrangement for the release of 60 out of the 73 Nigerians imprisoned in Tanzania.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra traces 29 potential contacts of coronavirus index case

The Anambra State Government on Monday said it had established contact with 29 persons including health workers, relations, friends and business associates of the COVID-19 index case in the state.
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Commissioner: 29 persons quarantined in Anambra, awaiting coronavirus test

29 persons consisting of health workers, relations and business partners of the COVID-19 index case in Anambra State have been quarantined and are waiting to be tested, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, has revealed.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is 'waiting' for Real Madrid to launch a formal offer for his services, according to Mathias Pogba, who claims 'anything can happen' before the Spanish transfer deadline on September 2.

Paul Pogba demands ceasefire between Mino Raiola and Ed Woodward

Relations between United’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and Raiola were reported to have completely broken down after the agent made a number of inflammatory and unnecessary comments about the club and Pogba’s future.
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University of Abuja suspends 24 students indefinitely

The Vice-Chancellor of University of Abuja, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, has approved the suspension 24 students indefinitely for their alleged involvement in cultism.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari commends Abuja Chamber for scaling up economic diplomacy

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) for scaling up economic diplomacy and establishing bilateral relations with other countries.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned terrorism and violent extremism in Libya, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Mauritania as well as some countries in East Africa.

President Buhari: Nigeria, Ethiopia relations will give concrete effect to AfCFTA

President Muhammadu Buhari has noted Nigeria and Ethiopia relations would give concrete effect to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display at the Smart China Expo at Chongqing International Expo Center in southwest China's Chongqing. - AFP PHOTO - STR - China OUT

Google commends Nigeria for introducing online safety in schools’ curriculum

As Nigerians join the rest of the world to mark the 2020 Internet Safety Day, Mrs Seember Nyager, Policy and Government Relations Manager, Google, on Tuesday commended the Federal Government for introducing online safety in schools’ curriculum.
President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, described Nigeria-Canada relations as very cordial, expressing his desire to further strengthen bilateral ties. The Nigerian leader met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the margins of the 33rd AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President Buhari, Trudeau meet, discuss Nigeria-Canada relations

President Muhammadu Buhari, Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, described Nigeria-Canada relations as very cordial, expressing his desire to further strengthen bilateral ties.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps uncovers abandoned power projects worth over N156 billion

The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Biafra group warns Miyetti Allah against operating security outfit in South-east, South-south

The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Saturday, warned Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure not to allow the Fulani Security group to operate in the Southeast and Southsouth to avoid bloody confrontation by both groups.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Governor El-Rufai: South should produce next President

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas.

LAWMA arrests 13 cart pushers for environmental laws violation

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.