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Nine-year old boy drowns in well in Kano

A nine-year-old boy, Abdul’aziz Bala, on Wednesday drowned in a well at the Sharada Quarters of Kano.

NURTW charges members to be alert to coronavirus protocol

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Otun-Ekiti branch, Ekiti State, on Wednesday charged its members to abide by the prescribed protocol towards curbing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Lagos conducts over 55,000 coronavirus tests

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday said Lagos State had tested a total of 55,152 samples for COVID-19 pandemic as at July 14.

WAEC expresses willingness to partner NSCDC in Kaduna

The Kaduna Zonal Office of West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has expressed willingness to partner with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State, to protect the sanctity of its examinations.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC: $37.8 billion needed to close financing gaps for universal social protection

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says 37.8 billion dollars will be needed as Global Fund for Universal Social Protection for the first five years to close financing gaps
“We measure direct peptides coming from the virus, not the genetic material,’’ Andrea Sinz, who worked on the study, explained.

German pharmacists develop gargle test to detect coronavirus

Pharmacists at Germany’s University of Halle-Wittenberg have developed a way of detecting small amounts of coronavirus in gargling solution, a technique which could be used for testing.
Kanye West has reportedly dropped out of the 2020 presidential race less than two weeks after announcing his bid for the White House.

Kanye West ‘drops out’ of 2020 presidential race

Kanye West has reportedly dropped out of the 2020 presidential race less than two weeks after announcing his bid for the White House.

12 doctors recover from coronavirus at Unilorin teaching hospital

Dr Lanre Olosunde, the President of Association of Resident Doctors, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) Chapter, says 12 doctors who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.
A handout satellite image shows a closeup view of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia June 26, 2020. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via REUTERS

Ethiopia starts filling Grand Renaissance dam – minister

Ethiopia has started filling the Grand Renaissance dam, a giant hydroelectric project it is building on the Blue Nile, its water minister said on Wednesday, a day after talks with Sudan and Egypt on the issue became deadlocked.
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.

DHQ: Troops kill six bandits, foil attempt to rustle livestock in Katsina, Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says troops of Exercise Sahel Sanity have killed six bandits and foiled their attempts to rustle livestock in Katsina and Zamfara States between July 13 and July 14.

Network appeals for more test kits to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission

Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) on Wednesday called for more test kits to prevent deaths of pregnant women and babies as a result of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

Immigration to establish border community committee in Cross River

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Cross River has express its readiness to establish the Immigration Border Community Relations Committee in all border communities in the state.

Kano lawmakers recommend castration as punishment for rape

The Kano State House of Assembly has began a process to further amend the State’s Penal Code amendment (No.12), law of 2014 to provide for castration as punishment for rape in the state.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate wants age limit scrapped for job seekers

The Senate on Wednesday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity to set up a Committee to review the age limit for job seekers in the country to allow competent applicants to be employed by the ministries, departments, and agencies of government.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

UN warns of dangerous drop in vaccinations during COVID pandemic

Levels of childhood immunisations against dangerous diseases such as measles, tetanus and diphtheria have dropped alarmingly during the COVID-19 pandemic, putting millions of children at risk, United Nations agencies said on Wednesday.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari4

President Buhari mourns first female combat helicopter pilot

The President in a statement on Wednesday signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, extolled the virtues of the first female combat helicopter pilot in the history of the Nigerian Air Force.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna to upgrades ICT infrastructure in schools

The Kaduna State Government has reiterated its commitment to improve Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in its tertiary institutions to boost education.
The European Commission, on Wednesday, unveiled plans to clamp down on aggressive corporate tax planning regimes that distort the level playing field of the EU’s single market.

EU plans clampdown on ‘harmful’ tax systems to aid recovery

The European Commission, on Wednesday, unveiled plans to clamp down on aggressive corporate tax planning regimes that distort the level playing field of the EU’s single market.

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The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.

IFAB announces five substitutes to be allowed next season

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.

Nine-year old boy drowns in well in Kano

A nine-year-old boy, Abdul’aziz Bala, on Wednesday drowned in a well at the Sharada Quarters of Kano.

NURTW charges members to be alert to coronavirus protocol

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Otun-Ekiti branch, Ekiti State, on Wednesday charged its members to abide by the prescribed protocol towards curbing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja - NCDC - Coronavirus - Covid-19 -- 1

Lagos conducts over 55,000 coronavirus tests

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday said Lagos State had tested a total of 55,152 samples for COVID-19 pandemic as at July 14.

WAEC expresses willingness to partner NSCDC in Kaduna

The Kaduna Zonal Office of West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has expressed willingness to partner with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State, to protect the sanctity of its examinations.