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The State Gov. Seyi Makinde, made this known via his official Twitter, @seyiamakinde on Saturday.

Oyo governor inaugurates another isolation centre in Ibadan

The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, inaugurated an upgraded 10-bed space Agbami Isolation Centre in Jericho, Ibadan for the COVID-19 patients.
The new features include Animated Stickers, QR codes that can be used to add new contacts, and a dark mode for the service’s desktop client.

WhatsApp announces contact-adding QR codes, animated stickers features

WhatsApp has announced a collection of new features that are coming to the Facebook-owned messaging service in the coming weeks. We’ve already heard about a few of them, like QR codes, that can be used to quickly add new contacts or animated stickers, thanks to their appearance in beta versions of WhatsApp. But now their existence is official, and we know they’ll be out of beta soon.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos lawmakers demand renaming of buildings, streets named after colonial masters

The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to direct the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture to liaise with the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice to look at the Listed Sites (Prevention) Law, 2015, with a view to removing all vestiges of slave trade and colonialism.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook ramps up efforts to curb ‘hateful content’ in ads

Facebook said Friday it would ban a “wider category of hateful content” in ads as the embattled social media giant moved to respond to growing protests over its handling of inflammatory posts.

UN: World has failed to protect 1 billion children from violence, sexual abuse

The world has failed to protect around one billion children from are physical, sexual or psychological violence, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned.

WHO, UNICEF urge mothers to sustain breastfeeding despite coronavirus fears

The World Health Organisation and its sister agency, UNICEF, have encouraged women to continue to breastfeed during the pandemic, even if they have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection.
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 demands reinstatement of sacked refineries’ workers

The House of Representatives has asked the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to reinstate the 470 workers allegedly sacked by the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited and the Warri Refining and Petro-Chemical Company.
The State Chairman of the Council, King Dandeson Jaja, speaking on behalf of the council in Port Harcourt wondered why the IGP would unilaterally lift the ban on the Presidential order restricting interstate movement of trucks and other vehicles.

Rivers monarchs accuse IGP of reversing presidential lockdown order

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to reverse the order of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) on the movement of agricultural produce, livestock, goods and services in Rivers State.
A special train possibly belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen in a satellite image taken over Wonsan, North Korea on April 23, 2020 [File- Planet Labs-38 North-Handout via Reuters]

Uncertainty surrounds Kim Jong Un’s health status, his train spotted at resort town

As the health status of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, continues to generate controversy, a train likely belonging to North Korea’s leader has been spotted at a resort town in the country’s east, satellite imagery showed, amid conflicting reports about Kim Jong Un’s health and whereabouts.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

CDHR urges Nigerian government provide palliatives, protective equipment for police

Comrade Yinka Folarin, Secretary Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), has urged the federal government to provide palliatives, welfare package, hazard allowance and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the police in view of the fact that they are very important in enforcing the lockdown for fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
The US, which is the WHO’s biggest contributor, accused the organisation last week of “mismanaging” the COVID-19 crisis, drawing ire from Beijing as both countries spar over the deadly virus.

China to give WHO $30 million more after US freezes funds

China announced Thursday it will give another $30 million to the World Health Organization to help in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, days after Washington said it would freeze funding.

JAMB releases 2019 provisional admission list of successful candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has published the 2019 provisional matriculation list of admitted candidates on the official website of the board.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers frees 22 Exxon Mobil staff, backs down on prosecution

Rivers State Government has released 22 Exxon Mobil staff arrested April 16 for alleged violation of the State Executive Order restricting movement across her borders in the fight against Corona Virus.
Nyesom Wike

Rivers: Why we are against Carveton’s operations

The Rivers State Government at the weekend explained that its actions against the Carveton Helicopters was mainly to protect the health of residents against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC warns corps members against peddling fake news

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Thursday, warned Corps members against peddling fake news especially in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NMA warns Nigerian health workers to be wary of protective equipments from China

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, on Thursday, reaffirmed its position concerning the arrival of Chinese experts in Nigeria, calling on health professionals in Nigeria to be wary of what they described as ‘uncertified Personal Protective Equipment’, PPE, from China.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP tells Nigerians to hold President Buhari responsible for possible coronavirus upsurge over arrival...

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday tasked Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible should there be an upsurge in the rate of COVID-19 infection and death in the land following the Wednesday’s arrival of a medical team from China.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Coronavirus death: Lagos begins manhunt for contacts

The race to trace the contacts of a man who died of coronavirus in Lagos on Friday began yesterday. His coronavirus status was unknown because his friend who took him to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Thursday unconscious didn’t disclose it.

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Jose Mourinho has omitted Manchester United from his list of candidates for a top-four Premier League finish, while including Sheffield United and Wolves in the final running.

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham are building for ‘five years time’ as he encourages fan ‘realism’

Jose Mourinho says that Tottenham are building for "five years' time" and that fan "realism" will be needed as they negotiate their way through a transition period.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 02, 2018 Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara walks at the field during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Bayern Munich and Ajax Amsterdam in Munich, southern Germany. - Thiago Alcantara suffers from an ankle injury since the narrow German cup win against SV Roedinghausen on October 31, 2018 in Osnabrueck, western Germany. Despite starting with 11 internationals, Bayern scraped past fourth-tier Roedinghausen 2-1 in the second round tie as Thiago was carried off late on. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

Report: Manchester United join the race for Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara

The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has showered praise on the former Barcelona midfielder after Liverpool’s Premier League win against Aston Villa.
As a result of the recent global economic challenges resulting from COVID-19 pandemic and the crash in the prices of crude oil, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced a number of measures to mitigate the imminent reduction in monthly FAAC allocations from the federation account.

Ogun orders residents to relocate from river channels

The Ogun State Government on Sunday ordered residents living along river channels to relocate with immediate effect to avoid the ravages of flood.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State 2

Kebbi conducts free registration for N-Power applicants

The Kebbi Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has approved the beginning of free registration for the Federal Government’s N-Power programme, for the unemployed youth in the state.
Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn said on Sunday that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, as he had been in contact with a person, who had tested positive.

Mississippi house speaker tests positive for coronavirus

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn said on Sunday that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, as he had been in contact with a person, who had tested positive.