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A member of the Police Service Commission, (PSC), Barrister Rommy Mom, has faulted House of Representatives for its moves to strip the Commission of recruitment and training powers and domiciled them with the Nigeria Police Force.

Rommy Mom faults House of Reps’ moves to strip police commission of powers

A member of the Police Service Commission, (PSC), Barrister Rommy Mom, has faulted House of Representatives for its moves to strip the Commission of recruitment and training powers and domiciled them with the Nigeria Police Force through a bill amending the Nigeria Police Act, which passed the third reading.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League clubs vote to return to training Tuesday

Premier League clubs have voted for a return to training on Tuesday in a much-needed boost for football to resume following weeks of talks amid the coronavirus.
Chelsea made unsuccessful attempts to sign Neymar from Santos ahead of his move to Barcelona, it has emerged.

Neymar: I’m training hard to come back strong for PSG

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar says that he is “training hard” to return to action in prime shape, despite being unclear when he might be needed again.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

President Buhari to set unveil new chief of staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Professor Agboola Ibrahim Gambari as the new chief of staff.
Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has banned the shaking of hands by players in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Tanzanian coaches condemn players’ beach training sessions

Coaches in Tanzania have criticised the habit of footballers congregating at beaches and training together.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Post-coronavirus economy will be tech driven – Kwara governor

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Saturday said that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the country to come to terms with the reality of migrating to a full IT driven economy.
Italian Serie A club Sampdoria on Friday said four of its players have tested positive for coronavirus, one day after forward Manolo Gabbiadini was also confirmed to have caught the virus.

Parma: No training until we get health clearance

Parma will not resume training until ‘there is a health protocol backed by everyone’, despite their region allowing them to do so on May 4.
Amnesty International

Amnesty International raises alarm over Nigerian health workers

Amnesty International (AI), on Friday urged the Nigerian authorities to ensure that health workers in the frontline of COVID-19 response have access to protective equipment.
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged Muslims to regard the Eid-el-Maulud period as an opportunity for sober reflection and a time to demonstrate love.

Workers’ Day: Plateau governor assures workers of training, prompt payment of salaries

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has assured workers of continuous efforts to build their capacities, through training and retraining programmes, as workers mark the annual International Workers’ Day on May 1.
Lagos State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, says Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is committed on actualising the vision of making Lagos one of the top five African cities of choice to invest, live, work and recreate as a tourist destination.

Lagos partners bank to improve civil service

The Lagos State Government, in collaboration with Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, recently organised an online training programme for civil servants in the state.

NITDA licenses Digital Encode for data protection

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has licensed consulting and integration firm, Digital Encode, to provide training, auditing and consulting services throughout the country, in line with the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation, NDPR, principles.
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

President Buhari to effect governors’ lockdown decision Monday

He explained that the chief executives made their position known on Friday to enable the federal government to put in place necessary arrangements for compliance.
Lagos State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, says Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is committed on actualising the vision of making Lagos one of the top five African cities of choice to invest, live, work and recreate as a tourist destination.

Webinar: Lagos holds evolution series training for civil servants

The Lagos State Government has commenced another round of virtual training for its workforce with the theme “Evolution Series: A New Generation of Public Service”.
West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady believes the Premier League season should be declared ‘null and void.’

Karren Brady: Premier League return date still not clear

West Ham chief executive Karren Brady claims the Premier League’s return date is still unclear despite hopes the top-flight season can restart in June.
A renowned medical laboratory scientist and researcher, Dr. Casmir Ifeanyichukwu, has faulted the claim by the Federal Government that Nigeria has the capacity to carry out 1,500 COVID-19 tests per day.

Medical lab scientist differs with government on coronavirus testing capacity

A renowned medical laboratory scientist and researcher, Dr. Casmier Ifeanyi, has faulted the claim by the Federal Government that Nigeria has the capacity to carry out 1,500 COVID-19 tests per day, as announced by President Mohammadu Buhari in his lockdown extension speech presented on Monday.
FILE PHOTO- Chad's President Idriss Deby arrives to attend a summit on the situation in the Sahel region in the southern French city of Pau, France, January 13, 2020. REUTERS-Regis Duvignau--File Photo

Chad’s troop deployment and the anti-jihadist campaign in the Sahel

Chadian President, Idriss Deby Itno, has threatened to end the deployment of his troops beyond national borders, a move freighted with potential consequences for the campaign against Islamist insurgents in the Sahel.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Nigerian military denies killing of civilians in airstrikes in Borno

The Defence Headquarters has refuted alleged reports of killing of civilians in an airstrikes of Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) at Shokotoko Village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno.
“We will not forget that when the epidemic raged in China, the Russian people took the lead in extending a friendly hand to us,” said Hao Huilong, leader of the Chinese expert group and vice chairman of the CPPCC Heilongjiang Province.

Coronavirus: Chinese medical experts to help Russia

“We will not forget that when the epidemic raged in China, the Russian people took the lead in extending a friendly hand to us,” said Hao Huilong, leader of the Chinese expert group and vice chairman of the CPPCC Heilongjiang Province.

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