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Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, signed the Oyo State Security Network Agency Bill 2020 for the establishment of Amotekun Corps into law.

Oyo trains 600 civil servants on digitization

Aimed at equipping its workforce with digital skills, the Oyo state government, on Tuesday, began three days training for 600 civil servants in the state.
Taiwan's government said on Sunday that an elderly Taiwanese woman who was part of a tour group in Egypt was likely infected with the COVID-19 virus while there last month and unlikely the source of infection of 12 Egyptian crew on a Nile cruise.

Egypt ‘likely source’ of coronavirus in Taiwan patient – doctors

Taiwan's government said on Sunday that an elderly Taiwanese woman who was part of a tour group in Egypt was likely infected with the COVID-19 virus while there last month and unlikely the source of infection of 12 Egyptian crew on a Nile cruise.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate: Electoral Bill 2020 will inject better ideas into electoral system

The Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the ongoing review of the Electoral Law will inject better ideas into the country’s electoral system.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate moves to establish national agric fund

Moves by the Senate to establish the National Agricultural Development Fund to provide finance to support strategic aspect of agricultural development in Nigeria.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP: Why Nigeria needs to improve funding of research, innovation

In order to build local capacity to compete favourably with scientifically advanced economies, there is an urgent need to refine processes for funding research and innovation in the country, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

We feel we’re together when you’re with us – Catholic Bishop tells VP Osinbajo

In a candid review of the security situation in the country and a down-to-earth observation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s disposition to matters of faith, and passion for the people, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Lordship, the Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama has commended the Vice President’s demonstration of love and solidarity with Nigerians including the Church at all times.
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UBA posts N89.1 billion profit after tax in 2019

United Bank of Nigeria (UBA) Plc has posted a profit after tax of N89.1 billion for the financial year ended Dec. 31, 2019.
Vatican officials are calling for stricter ethical standards on the development of artificial intelligence, with tech giants IBM and Microsoft being the first companies to sign its new initiative.

Catholic Church proposes AI regulations that ‘protect people’

Vatican officials are calling for stricter ethical standards on the development of artificial intelligence, with tech giants IBM and Microsoft being the first companies to sign its new initiative.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football in the wake of England players suffering abuse in Bulgaria.

FIFA chief announces his vision for the period up to 2023

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, has announced his vision for the period up to 2023 on the day of the fourth anniversary of his election.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje: Rice production hits all time high in Kano

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has disclosed that his administration boosts local rice production to 3 million tonnes a year to meet the people’s demands on rice consumption.

Bode George: Insecurity concerns me more than 2023 presidential poll

Ex-Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has said he is more concerned about the security problems in the country than contesting the 2023 presidential election.

Imo renames college after late Senator Uwajumogu

The Imo State government has renamed the Imo State College of Education, Ihitte Uboma after the late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu as a way to mortalizing him for his service to the state.

Skill G innovation STEM centre berths in Abuja

A privately-owned Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM, and Artificial Intelligence centre, the first of its kind in Nigeria, has been set up.
Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)

MAN urged to leverage technology to play in fourth industrial revolution

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, (MAN) has been advised to leverage on Smart technology for the country to be a player in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Kogi commissioner calls for cultism eradication

The Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Ojo Jones, has charged all heads of institutions in the state to intensify action in eradicating cultism in schools as directed by the Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello.

IOM, Nigeria to partner on diaspora matters

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) have expressed readiness to work together on Diaspora matters.
Apple said the return to normal operations for its outlets and production lines had been slower than expected. Mark Schiefelbein-AP

IPhone global supply to reduce due to coronavirus outbreak

As China and the world continue to battle the scourge of the ongoing Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, iPhone producers have said the production and sales of the product will be “temporarily constrained”.
Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs Yetunde Arobieke,

LSETF, USADF award grants to 11 vocational training centres

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), in partnership with the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), has awarded grants to 11 Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) following the successful completion of the due diligence and project development phases of the LSETF-USADF Employability Programme.

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A man walks past an NBA logo at an NBA exhibition in Beijing, China October 8, 2019. REUTERS-Jason Lee

Adam Silver: No NBA decisions likely until May

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he thinks it will be at least May before any decision can be made about resumption of the 2019-20 season that was shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 10,000 in Africa

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 10,075 in Africa and the death toll reached 487, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Tuesday.

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital sets up panel to probe death ‘suspected coronavirus patient’

Following announcement on Monday that wife of the controversial patient who died at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital on the 3rd of April, Alhaji Muhideen Obamomo Jimoh, has tested positive for coronavirus which implied that the deceased may have also died from the deadly disease, the management of the hospital has set up a ten-member panel headed by Prof E. O Afolayan with Mrs. O.O Olu-bolaji as secretary.
Simon Lalong

Plateau declares six days total lockdown for fumigation

Plateau State Government has directed a total lockdown of the state from 12 midnight of Thursday, April 9, 2020 to 11pm of Wednesday, April 15, to enable it carry out a state-wide fumigation across the 17 local government areas of the state to contain the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.
Member representing Ajaokuta Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Idirissu Lawal, has called for expansion of the country’s industrial base.

Kogi Reps member donates relief materials to communities

Member representing Ajaokuta Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Idirissu Lawal, has called for expansion of the country’s industrial base.