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Nigerian male sprint sensation, Divine Oduduru, has revealed the passion to make his late dad proud has been the motivation for his blistering for on the track this season.

Oduduru launches foundation, donates palliatives to orphanages

Nigeria’s record holder in the men’s 200m, Divine Oduduru, has launched his Foundation in the country while reaching out to the needy in his community.
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has reaffirmed his administration’s readiness to partner youths in the state to improve on governance and its structures.

Governor Okowa: We’ll partner youths to improve governance

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has reaffirmed his administration’s readiness to partner youths in the state to improve on governance and its structures.
A worker fills a car's tank at the CO-OP petrol station in Cairo, Egypt April 2, 2020. REUTERS-Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Strike over oil sector deregulation not necessary – expert

A don, Prof. Wumi Iledare, on Monday, said that there was no need for organised labour to embark on strike over the deregulation of the downstream oil sector.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 5

Senate: 1976 local government reform responsible for insecurity in Nigeria

The Senate has attributed the continued insecurity across the country, particularly in the Northern part of the country to vacuum of intelligence gathering at the grassroots created by the 1976 local government reform.

General Akinrinade: Nigerian government shouldn’t monopolise security structure

Retired military officer, General Alani Akinrinade, has said security architecture should not be exclusively control by the Federal Government, as efforts to secure the nation should be community driven rather than using a centralized structure.

Anambra guber: No individual can produce PDP candidate – chairman

Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra, on Tuesday said no individual can influence emergence of its candidates with the returned power structure of the party to the people.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Proposed constitutional review, waste of resources – Northern elders

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has described proposed Constitutional review by the National Assembly as a waste of resources and energy.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo guber: Unity Forum dissolved in support for Governor Akeredolu

Members of the Unity Forum of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State have officially dissolved the body and blended into the campaign team of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC condemns killings in Southern Kaduna, advocates community policing

The National Human Rights Commission NHRC has strongly condemned the incessant killings and wanton destruction of properties in various communities in Southern Kaduna, Kaduna state and some other parts of the country charging the Police and other law enforcement agencies to sit up and stop the blame game so as to bring the perpetrators to book.

Edo guber: PDP aspirant steps down for Godwin Obaseki

Ahead of Friday’s governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State, a frontline aspirant of the party, Mr Gideon Ikhine, has stepped down from the race for Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

Coronavirus: Nigeria issues fresh directives to banks, offices

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, has asked banks and offices to start adjusting their structure, as the federal government ponders lifting restrictions.

Oba of Benin warns subjects stop taking communal cases to security agencies

The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, on Tuesday cautioned cit­izens to stop taking commu­nal cases already registered in the palace to security agen­cies, urging them to exercise patient pending the lifting of the lockdown order by the state government.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

Nigeria: People with over N5, 000 in bank won’t get palliatives

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, stated this while briefing State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigeria provides N102 billion intervention in healthcare sector – minister

The Federal Government has provided N102.5 billion in resources for direct interventions in the country’s healthcare sector, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, has said.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo governor invokes Quarantine Act, firms up response to coronavirus

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has signed the Quarantine Regulations pursuant to Section 8 of the Quarantine Act, the Public Health Law and other legislation, as the state firms up its response framework to the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Lawan: We can no longer tolerate killing of Nigerians

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the leadership of the National Assembly will no longer tolerate the unnecessary killing of Nigerians by criminals threatening the security of the country.
The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it will begin reviewing past acquisitions made by big tech companies, including Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft.

Amazon, Google, and Facebook ordered to turn over evidence for far-reaching FTC merger review

The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it will begin reviewing past acquisitions made by big tech companies, including Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana advises Southwest governors to enact laws for operation of Amotekun

Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has advised governors in the South West Nigeria to enact laws to legitimize Operation Amotekun.

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Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.

Oil prices slide in lockdown-driven rout

Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.
Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property

Osun government says 14 local councils affected by looting

Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property
Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.

Eva Longoria joins as co-lead on digital detox comedy ‘Unplugging’

Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia asks looters to return stolen medical equipment

A statement by the Commissioner for Information in the state, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, stated that the hoodlums who hijacked the otherwise peaceful #EndSARS protests took away vaccines, X-ray machines, sterilizers, air conditioners, fans, and other equipment as well as disposables and consumables carted away.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC demands end to medical tourism by government officials

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday called for an end to all forms of medical tourism especially by elected and appointed government officials.