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A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Emmanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an impassioned COVID-19 speech in the U.S. on Monday.

Hydroxychloroquine is cure for coronavirus – Nigerian doctor

A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Emmanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an impassioned COVID-19 speech in the U.S. on Monday.
The United States Navy has awarded a Nigerian officer, Lieutenant Victor Agunbiade, its medal of commendation for his meritorious service.

US Navy honours Nigerian officer for accountability

The United States Navy has awarded a Nigerian officer, Lieutenant Victor Agunbiade, its medal of commendation for his meritorious service.
Seventeen states and Washington, DC have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s policy that would prevent international students who are taking online courses from remaining in the US.

16 US states sue Donald Trump administration over new student visa guidelines

Seventeen states and Washington, DC have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s policy that would prevent international students who are taking online courses from remaining in the US.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

US woman held hostage by internet fraudster in Nigeria rescued

A US woman lured to Nigeria on a promise of marriage and held for more than a year by an internet fraudster, has been rescued, police said on Sunday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

American lady locked up in Lagos hotel for 16 months rescued

Police operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Ogun State Annex, have successfully rescued an American citizen who was confined in a Lagos hotel where she was held against her wish for over a year.
Operatives of the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja have arrested three suspects; Samson Inegbenesun, 30; Blessed Junior, 32 and Muhammed Zakari, 36, all male from Uromi in Edo State, for cyber-related offences including advance fee fraud, money laundering and romance scam. The suspects were arrested in Uromi, following investigations into suspected fraudulent online procurement and supply of COVID-19 protective mask, received through the INTERPOL NCB Wiesbaden, Germany.

Interpol Abuja arrest three cybercrime suspects, whose activities extend to Europe

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja, have arrested three suspects; Samson Inegbenesun, 30; Blessed Junior, 32 and Muhammed Zakari, 36, all male from Uromi in Edo State, for cyber-related offences including advance fee fraud, money laundering and romance scam. The suspects were arrested in Uromi, following investigations into suspected fraudulent online procurement and supply of COVID-19 protective mask, received through the INTERPOL NCB Wiesbaden, Germany.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

IMF, World Bank to hold fall meetings virtually due to coronavirus

The IMF and World Bank Group announced Thursday that their annual fall meetings will be mostly virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Lamido Yuguda, has stated that the capital market has a lot of potentials for growth and development of Nigeria post COVID-19 and beyond.

New SEC chief Lamido Yuguda assumes office

The Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Lamido Yuguda, has stated that the capital market has a lot of potentials for growth and development of Nigeria post COVID-19 and beyond.
In celebration of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, Google has produced a video Doodle set to the first verse of the poem “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often called “The Black National Anthem.”

Google Doodle celebrates the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth

In celebration of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, Google has produced a video Doodle set to the first verse of the poem “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often called “The Black National Anthem.”
A young boy holds a 'Justice' sign as he peers outside the window of a car passing protesters marching through downtown for a third night of unrest May 31, 2020, in Richmond, Va.

Man shot dead by police in Louisville amid George Floyd protests

A man has been shot dead by law enforcement officers in Louisville on the fourth night of unrest following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd, local media reports.
Angry protesters took to the streets over the treatment of minorities by law enforcement[Carlos Barria-Reuters]

George Floyd: Minnesota governor to fully mobilise National Guard

The governor of Minnesota has said he plans to fully mobilise the state's National Guard and promised a massive show of force to help quell civil unrest following days of protests over the police killing of George Floyd.
Thousands of protesters ignored a curfew and vows of forceful police response to take to the Minneapolis streets for a fourth straight night, as the anger stoked by the police killing of George Floyd spread to more cities across the U.S.

Thousands ignore Minneapolis curfew as US protests spread over killing of George Floyd

Thousands of protesters ignored a curfew and vows of forceful police response to take to the Minneapolis streets for a fourth straight night, as the anger stoked by the police killing of George Floyd spread to more cities across the U.S.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

World leaders react as Donald Trump considers in-person G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump said he was considering conducting the upcoming G7 summit in Camp David, indicating he would want an in-person meeting rather than a teleconferencing session.

President Buhari appoints acting BOA chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Alwan Hassan as the new acting managing director for the Bank of Agriculture.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigeria receives $311 million Abacha loot from US, Jersey

Malam Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation confirmed this on Monday in a statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations at his office, Dr Umar Gwandu.
US President Donald Trump has fired a fresh salvo at the World Health Organization, accusing its chief of siding with China and “politicising” the coronavirus pandemic while repeating his threat to freeze the UN agency’s funding.

Donald Trump: US will bill China more than $160 billion for coronavirus damage

President Donald Trump has said the US will bill China a substantial amount for damages caused by the coronavirus.
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.

World Bank approves debt relief for poor, vulnerable countries

The World Bank on Friday approved debt relief for the poor and vulnerable member-countries of its International Development Agency (IDA) as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a devastating toll on the global economy.

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The Chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area, Babatunde Oke, is dead.

Lagos loses second council boss in two months

The Chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area, Babatunde Oke, is dead.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose

Ayo Fayose: I’ll send ex-President Obasanjo back to prison if I become president

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has vowed to send the former president Olusegun Obasanjo back to prison for all his alleged grievous infractions committed against Nigeria if he becomes president.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

President Buhari: Weapons, aircraft from US, China, Jordan coming

Nigeria is expecting to take delivery of military weapons and aircraft from Jordan, China and the United States to reinvigorate its anti-terror war, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday. The meeting also agreed that poverty and youth unemployment are at the root of the nationwide security challenges, and needed to be addressed with greater vigour by all tiers of government.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria’s foreign minister recovers from coronavirus

Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday announced that he has recovered from COVID-19.
Obadiah Mailafia

DSS invites Obadiah Mailafia over comment on Boko Haram-serving governor’s link

The Department of State Services (DSS), has invited a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and stakeholder in Southern Kaduna, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, to its Jos office over the comment he made recently about a Northern governor being the commander of Boko Haram.