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Ikoku Five: Court remands four ex-police officers in correctional centre over mechanic’s death

A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Port Harcourt has remanded four dismissed police officers in the custody of Port Harcourt Correctional facility over the death of an auto mechanic, Chima Ikwunador, while in police custody.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced a “phased reopening” of the country, with the resumption of international flights from August 1 as well as the lifting of internal travel restrictions.

Schools in Kenya to remain closed until 2021

Kenya on Tuesday declared that its school year was considered lost because of the coronavirus pandemic, and primary and secondary pupils would return to class next January.

WAEC: 1.5 million candidates to write May/June 2020 WASSCE in 5 weeks

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Tuesday revealed that about 1, 549, 463million candidates are expected to write the May/June 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) scheduled to start first week of August nationwide and in three countries.

Angola agrees to comply fully with oil cuts after OPEC pressure – sources

Angola has agreed with OPEC to comply fully with a global pact on supply curbs and will compensate for previous overproduction by cutting more from July to September, two OPEC sources said.
5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers to the coronavirus pandemic.

France begins to sideline Huawei from mobile networks

France’s decision to give only temporary security approval for fifth-generation mobile equipment shows the government intends to gradually sideline Huawei Technologies Co., a majority party lawmaker said.

WAEC to release fresh 2020 WASSCE timetable

The West African Examination Council is set to release a fresh timetable for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.

Ohanaeze: Ndigbo not leaving Nigeria for anybody

The umbrella organisation for all Igbo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday said that Ndigbo will not leave Nigeria for anybody as they are part owners of Nigeria whose forebears got independence for Nigeria.
Bad news for President Trump and his younger brother, Robert Trump, who has been trying to block an unflattering tell all book by the President's niece, Mary Trump, that Simon & Schuster is set to publish in July.

Donald Trump’s niece to release memoir on July 14

Donald Trump’s niece will release her unflattering book on the US president on July 14, her publisher announced Monday, after a judge lifted a temporary ban on publication.
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Edo guber: Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s confession shows he is unfit to be governor ― PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the confession by the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the September 19 Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is a vindication of the position of the APC former national chairman, that he is unfit to hold office as governor of the state.
Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

Minister: WAEC exam starts in August 4

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, says the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations will take place between August and September.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Governor Ganduje: We’ll isolate Nyesom Wike, win Edo election before he recovers

Chairman of the National Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress APC for the Edo state Governorship Election, Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, of Kano State has said the party would do everything possible to win the election, disclosing how the APC would place Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers state in an isolation centre and win the election before he recovers.

Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife TV channel to go off DSTV

Mo Abudu made this known via social media when she uploaded that all shows on EbonyLife TV will have all its full series uploaded on EbonyLife ON, a digital video-on-demand (VoD) service available on iOS stores and Google.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje: PDP only interested in Edo treasury

The Chairman of the All Progressive Congress National Campaign Council, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party took the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, in because he is in control of the state treasury.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has said that $15.3million, which is part of the money Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodberry stole, was stashed away in a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet.

FBI: $15.3 million stolen by Hushpuppi’s ally Woodberry from US companies may not be...

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has said that $15.3million, which is part of the money Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodberry stole, was stashed away in a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet.
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APC inaugurates campaign council for Edo guber today

A-49-member Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje led high-level National Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 19 Edo State Governorship Election will be inaugurated today.
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Alberto Lingria

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on target as Milan severely dent Lazio title hopes

Veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, starting his first match since the coronavirus stoppage, converted a penalty to help AC Milan to an emphatic 3-0 win at Lazio on Saturday, severely denting the Serie A title hopes of their ragged opponents.
TIMAAS General Manager-Commandant Bright Chinedu Ikokwu, who made the disclosure in Aba at the weekend, said that the agency would not take kindly to motorists who would want to bribe his men.

Abia traffic agency sacks over 10 personnel for bribery

Over 10 personnel of the Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency of Abia State (TIMAAS) were sacked for bribery, in addition to a sizeable number suspended for other acts of indiscipline, in the first quarter of 2020, the agency says.

President Buhari, APC killing Nigerians with taxes – PDP chairman

National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has chided President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, for what he called the overburdening of Nigerians with taxes and tariffs since assuming office in 2015.

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The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

2023 Presidency: Ndigbo should exercise caution – minister

As the clamour for a President of Igbo extraction in 2023 continues to gather momentum, the Minister of State, Education, Hon Emeka Nwajiuba, has urged the South East to exercise caution in its quest or campaign for the “Igbo Presidency”.

Ikoku Five: Court remands four ex-police officers in correctional centre over mechanic’s death

A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Port Harcourt has remanded four dismissed police officers in the custody of Port Harcourt Correctional facility over the death of an auto mechanic, Chima Ikwunador, while in police custody.

14 bodies recovered from River Benue after Sunday’s boat mishap

The Benue State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the recovery of a total of 14 bodies from River Benue following last Sunday’s tragic boat mishap that claimed the lives of 26 youths in Makurdi.
The three months moratorium on loans to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) granted by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is a reprieve of about N410 million, it was learnt yesterday.

Lagos kicks off jobs initiative programme for youths

The Lagos State Government says it has kicked off the “Jobs Initiative Lagos Programme” for youths in eight Lagos-based tertiary institutions.

Rainstorm destroys 2,600 IDPs’ shelters in Borno

Rain storm has destroyed no less than 2,600 makeshift tents and caused severe flooding in three temporary camps meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri.