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Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has warned parents against allowing their wards to patronize private tutorial centres during the period of schools closure.

Lagos partners Microsoft to train 18, 000 teachers – commissioner

Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, Commissioner for Education, Lagos State, said the state government had partnered Microsoft to train 18, 000 teachers to enhance computer literacy towards achieving a world best teaching and learning practices.

Ilorin emir confirms appointment of Ambassador Gambari as President Buhari’s new Chief of Staff

A retired diplomat, Ibrahim Gambari, has been appointed Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, according to presidential sources and the Emir of Ilorin, Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

President Buhari attends virtual ECOWAS Summit

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari today (Thursday) in Abuja via teleconference participated in the Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS).
The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, has suspended the Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi.

Former REA chief Damilola Ogunbiyi assumes duty at UN

Immediate-past Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi, has assumed duty at her new job at the United Nations.
The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, has suspended the Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi.

Former REA boss Damilola Ogunbiyi to tackle energy

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All, Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi, on Wednesday pledged to work towards finding a solution to global energy poverty.
Mr James Roscoe, the UK Ambassador on General Assembly Matters to the United Nations, stated this at a UN Security Council meeting on peace and security in West Africa, in New York on Monday.

UK supports youth empowerment against terrorism in Nigeria with $78 million

The United Kingdom says it is currently supporting initiatives to increase economic opportunities for marginalised youth in northern Nigeria with development funding worth nearly 50 million dollars (N15 billion).
Nigeria may face another $2.3bn fine in arbitration in France over an alleged breach of contract on Mambilla Hydroelectric project.

China: We won’t fund Mambilla power until Nigeria settles legal dispute

The Chinese government has asked Nigeria to settle the legal dispute over the $5.8 billion Mambilla power failing which it would not provide the funds for the project.

INEC tasks UNDP on implementation of support programme

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to resuscitate the implementation of its Support to Democratic Empowerment (SDE) Phase 1, in Nigeria.
The Chinese government has pledged to fund the office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Prof. Tijjani Muhammad Bande, for the next one year, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed on Wednesday. 2

President Buhari: We will honour all agreements with China

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday assured that Nigeria is ready to provide counterpart funding on all agreements reached with China for the provision of infrastructure that directly improves the livelihood of Nigerians.

Taliban threatens to disrupt Afghan presidential election

The Taliban on Tuesday threatened to disrupt the upcoming Afghan presidential election by attacking campaign events, even as peace talks to end the 18-year war is making progress.

IPAC: UN encouraging autocracy in Africa

A coalition of 91 registered political parties on Sunday described as treacherous the position of the United Nations on the number of political parties, saying it was encouraging autocracy in Africa.

UN envoy: Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar offensive on Tripoli ‘sounded like a coup’

The United Nations’ top envoy for Libya has said that renegade General Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup when he issued an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).

Election: UN sues for calm, patience among Nigerians

The United Nations (UN) has sued for calm and patience among Nigerians, as they head to the polls today to vote in the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Election: UN envoy cautions politicians against hate speech, acrimony

Special Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel, Ambassador Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has called on politicians to avoid hate messages and the politics of acrimony that may undermine peaceful conduct of elections, as well associal and national cohesion.
Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas. UN Photo

UN sees increased prospects for peaceful, credible elections in Nigeria

The United Nations has said that there are increased prospects that the forthcoming general election in Nigeria will be peaceful and credible.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN chief urges peaceful, credible elections in Nigeria, others

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for peaceful, inclusive and credible elections in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari says it is a “matter of concern” that terrorism and violent extremism have continued to threaten the peace of West Africa.

Muhammadu Buhari: Our efforts on peace, security in West Africa yielding results

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, said his efforts at combating terrorism and violent extremism in West Africa have started yielding results following the dousing of tension and restoration of peace in Guinea Bissau, Togo and Mali.
Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas. UN Photo

West Africa: Shining example of peace, democracy in Africa – UN

The United Nations has described the West African region as shining example of peace consolidation and democracy on the continent making the positive role of ECOWAS recognised.

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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

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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.