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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.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Why we copied from Singaporean Act to draft infectious disease bill

The Speaker House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, has justified copying from Singaporean law to draft the infectious disease bill submitted for the consideration in the House.
Kingsley Chinda, a member of the House of Representatives from Obio-Akpor Federal Constituency of Rivers State, has expressed disappointment over the tardy and insincere response of the government to the current state of insecurity in the land.

PDP caucus leader calls for rejig of infectious diseases bill

The Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, has called for a rejig of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila’s controversial infectious diseases Bill, saying that the contents of the Bill are draconian in nature, with various sections grossly abusing the constitution and rights of citizens.
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 urge ban on open worship

Barely two hours after the Federal Government imposed a travel ban on 13 high-risk coronavirus infested countries, the House of Representatives has also mandated it to ban open worship and other public gatherings until further notice.
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French player suspended for five years for purposefully losing in match-fixing scandal

Nice-Matin report that a former Fréjus/Saint-Raphaël player was today in Paris found guilty of having played a key role in the fixing of a French 3rd division match in 2014, in actions that benefitted a number of still to be identified bettors.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 10, 2019 the Facebook logo is seen on a phone in this photo illustration in Washington, DC. – A “tsunami” of political disinformation is pounding Facebook users with the US presidential election still a year away, online activist network Avaaz said in a report released on November 6, 2019. An analysis by the NGO of the top 100 bogus news stories about US politics that went viral on Facebook in the 10 months ending October 31 showed that politically tinged false news got more than 158 million views. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP)

Singapore invokes ‘fake news’ law over Facebook post

Singapore political figure Brad Bowyer on Monday corrected a Facebook post questioning the independence of state investment firms following a government request, in the first use of the country’s new “fake news” law.

Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, William Troost-Ekong storm Singapore for Brazil friendly

Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi and William Troost-Ekong were mobbed by cheerful Singaporean fans on their arrival at the team’s Fairmont Hotel base, Singapore on Thursday morning.
Singaporean Jansen Foo has been appointed as the referee for the prestige international friendly match between Nigeria and Brazil taking place in Singapore on Sunday, 13th October 2019.

Singaporean referee Jansen Foo to handle Brazil vs Nigeria friendly

Singaporean Jansen Foo has been appointed as the referee for the prestige international friendly match between Nigeria and Brazil taking place in Singapore on Sunday, 13th October 2019.
Chinese authorities have declined to renew the press credentials of a Beijing-based Wall Street Journal reporter, effectively expelling a journalist who extensively covered President Xi Jinping and Communist Party politics.

China denies visa, expel Wall Street Journal reporter

Chinese authorities have declined to renew the press credentials of a Beijing-based Wall Street Journal reporter, effectively expelling a journalist who extensively covered President Xi Jinping and Communist Party politics.
Samson Siasia has vowed to clear his name after world governing body FIFA banned him yesterday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.

FIFA ban: My legal team preparing my defence – Samson Siasia

Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia on Saturday appealed for calm over news of his life ban from the game by world football governing body FIFA on Friday.
Samson Siasia has vowed to clear his name after world governing body FIFA banned him yesterday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.

FIFA ban: I’ll clear my name – Samson Siasia

Samson Siasia has vowed to clear his name after world governing body FIFA banned him yesterday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.
Vietnam confirmed the haul and also announced a separate seizure of 8.3 tonnes of pangolin scales from 'an African country' in the northern Haiphong port

Vietnam seizes five tonnes of pangolin scales from Nigeria

Vietnam police have seized more than five tonnes of pangolin scales stashed in a cashew shipment from Nigeria, the government said Friday.

FIFA bans eight players, agent for life over match-fixing

FIFA issued eight-lifetime bans to current and former players and an agent on Wednesday after they were found guilty of match manipulation.
Singapore and Malaysia's transport ministers said the two countries have set up a committee to review the 1974 airspace agreement [Tim Chong-Reuters]

Singapore, Malaysia agree to end months-long airspace dispute

Singapore and Malaysia have reached an agreement to end their months-long airspace dispute, the transport ministers of the two neighbouring countries said in a joint statement on Saturday.

Woman convicted for forcing maid to hurt self with hot water

A Singaporean woman was found guilty Friday of abusing her Myanmar maid, including forcing her to pour hot water onto herself and to drink water laced with floor cleaner.

Oil falls amid market slide ahead of OPEC meeting

Oil prices fell along with weak stock markets on Thursday, but trading was tepid ahead of a meeting by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Singapore Airlines to reclaim world's longest airline route: On October 11, 2018, Singapore Airlines new Airbus A350-900ULR will go into service between Singapore and New York. The 19-hour trip will become the world's longest non-stop flight route. Airbus

Passengers ready for World’s longest flight

Passengers, some excited and others apprehensive, were getting ready to board the world’s longest commercial flight on Thursday — a marathon 19 hours in the air between Singapore and New York.
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Ministry: Water sector open to foreign investors

The Federal Government has said that the country’s water sector was open to foreign investors with the potential of shoring up the country’s economy.

Civil service rules need to be updated – PSIN chief

Dr Abdul-Ganiyu Obatoyinbo, the Administrator of the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN), says there is need to amend the rules of civil service in Nigeria in line with global best practices.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
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

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.