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The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned any attempt to pay the legislators of the 9th National Assembly a whopping sum of 19.8 billion naira as welcome package.

Arewa CF, Governor El’Rufai facilitate with Muslims, urge peace

Emmanuel Yawe, the National Publicity Secretary of the forum said in a statement issued Friday that the forum prayed for the blessings of Allah as the portion of all Muslims and Nigerians during the festive period.

Eid-el Kabir: PDP House of Reps caucus urge Muslim faithful to pray for peaceful...

The People’s Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives has urged urged Muslim faithful in the country to use the occasion of this year’s Eid el Kabir celebration to pray for peaceful coexistence.

Eid-el-Kabir: IPMAN urges Nigerians to imbibe spirit of sacrifice

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has enjoined Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice exemplified by the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong

Governor Lalong greets Muslims at Eid-El-Kabir

Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Simon Bako Lalong, has rejoiced with Nigerian Muslims on the occasion of another Eid-el-Kabir, urging them not to allow the impact of the Corona virus pandemic to demoralise their faith.

Foundation donates foodstuff to vulnerable persons in Sokoto

No fewer than 3,000 vulnerable persons received food stuff and cash donations in Sokoto on Thursday by the Attahiru Bafarawa Foundation, an NGO, for the Friday Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd.) said this at the bilateral meeting of ministers of defence of the two countries in Abuja.

Eid-el-Kabir: Defence minister advocates collective efforts against insecurity

The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), has called on Muslim Ummah to use the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir to promote peaceful co-existence and collective effort towards addressing security challenges in the country.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 14, as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base Kaduna.

Governor Bello: Tolulope Arotile’s death, national tragedy

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has described the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile as a shocking and devastating national tragedy.
No fewer than 201 health workers have tested positive to Corona disease since the outbreak of the pandemic in Edo state.

201 health workers test positive for coronavirus in Edo

Okundia who reaffirmed government’s commitment towards the protection and welfare of the state’s health workforce, especially frontline workers who are putting their lives on the line to support the government’s efforts at containing the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, urged them to ensure safety precautions are taken when treating any patient.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Eid: Sokoto governor felicitates with Muslims, salutes health workers

The Governor of Sokoto State Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has felicitated with Muslims as they celebrate Eidel Fitri.

Wayne Rooney: Park was just as important to Manchester United as Cristiano Ronaldo

Wayne Rooney has said that former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung was just as crucial to the club's success as Cristiano Ronaldo, with the South Korean's willingness to sacrifice himself for the team as a whole critical to lifting titles.
‘Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. It’s clear that hand washing and social distance are the two biggest things to do.’ Vladimir Gerdo-TASS

Old people in U.S. complain of discrimination amid pandemic

On the good days, Bonnie Reed believes that, for the first time in a long time, just about everyone is united for a common cause – to protect society’s most vulnerable citizens against the coronavirus.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Asiwaju Tinubu: How central bank can boost production, investment

To lift the Nigerian economy into prosperity, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) must seize the advantage of the coronavirus pandemic-induced crisis to lower the interest rates with a view to boosting domestic production and investment.
US President Donald Trump answers a question during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. – Trump ordered the suspension of evictions and mortgage foreclosures for six weeks as part of the government effort to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Donald Trump hits George Bush for failing to support him during impeachment

US President Donald Trump on Sunday struck out at former President George W. Bush, who in a video called for compassion and solidarity over the coronavirus pandemic.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC urges governments not to deduct workers’ salaries

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged federal and state governments to neither stop nor deduct workers’ salaries amidst the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: It’s regrettable Muslims can’t gather for Ramadan

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has expressed regrets that Muslims in the state and across the country cannot observe Ramadan the way they have been used to over the years.
The immediate past Kano State Commissioner of Works and Infrastructural Development, Engr Muazu Magaji, who was relieved of his appointment following alleged unguarded utterances he made against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, has finally cleared the air of what he actually meant.

Why I ‘celebrated’ Abba Kyari’s demise – ex-Kano commissioner

The immediate past Kano State Commissioner of Works and Infrastructural Development, Engr Muazu Magaji, who was relieved of his appointment following alleged unguarded utterances he made against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, has finally cleared the air of what he actually meant.
Lado Suleja, an All Progressives Congress member representing Guevara-Suleja-Tafa Federal Constituency of Niger State, stated this in a radio interview in his constituency.

Coronavirus: We were forced donate our salaries – Reps member

A member of the House of Representatives from Niger State has stated that he and many other colleagues were coerced into donating two months salaries to the fight against COVID-19.

Churches empty as Christians observe Easter at home in Ekiti

Residents of Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, and other major towns on Sunday complied with the government’s restriction order on religious gatherings by observing Easter at home.

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UK urges firms to stockpile medicines before Brexit

The UK government has urged medicine suppliers to build up stockpiles to prepare for possible border disruptions when Britain severs ties with the European Union at the end of the year.
In a letter dated July 31 and seen by Reuters on Tuesday, Budget Minister Jean-Baudouin Mayo instructed the finance minister to move to implement the decision taken at last week’s cabinet meeting.

Congo to suspend value-added tax exemption for mining imports

Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has decided to suspend the value-added tax (VAT) exemption on mining companies’ imports in an effort to bolster state revenue, the budget minister said.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

PAGMI: CBN’s purchase of locally produced gold’ll boost foreign reserves

The Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative, PAGMI, has assured that Central Bank of Nigeria’s purchase of locally produced gold will boost the nation’s foreign reserves.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Jigawa: Police record low crime rate in six months

The Police Command in Jigawa on Tuesday attributed the successes recorded in the low crime rate in six months to crime preventive strategies adopted and efficient service delivery.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo, service chiefs, others meet over insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Nigeria’s security chiefs as the security situation worsens across the country.