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The election tribunal in Kogi state has, on Friday, sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district.

Senator Melaye: One of Kogi coronavirus cases is known to me

Senator Dino Melaye from Kogi State has said that the Covid-19 case in the state is real and authentic.
DJ Cuppy, the celebrity daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, has landed first-of-its-kind deal with Apple Music as the music platform launches its first radio show in Africa.

Apple announces DJ Cuppy as their first African Radio Host

DJ Cuppy, the celebrity daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, has landed first-of-its-kind deal with Apple Music as the music platform launches its first radio show in Africa.
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

Africa registers nearly 4,000 new coronavirus cases in one day

A total of 3,998 people tested positive for coronavirus in Africa in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally of cases to 115,346, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday.
Lord Patten of Barnes says Britain has been cosying up to China in the mistaken belief that it would pay off economically. TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER JACK HILL

Chris Patten: China has betrayed Hong Kong

China has betrayed the people of Hong Kong so the West should stop kowtowing to Beijing for an illusory great pot of gold, said Chris Patten, the last governor of the former British colony.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Lagos doctors to end strike after curfew harassment complaint remedied

Nigeria’s largest medical union ordered its members in the commercial capital Lagos to go back to work on Thursday, ending a strike over alleged police harassment of doctors as they travelled to and from work during a night curfew.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest man who ‘killed’ cousin over land deal in Edo

The police in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, have arrested a young man identified as Endurance Eshegbai over the killing of his cousin, Usman Abdul Lateef, who was declared missing since May 13.
Senator Abdullahi Adamu has called on Nigerians to join hands in supporting the Federal Government to overcome the lingering security challenges in the country.

Senate moves to ensure food security to avert emergency crises

The Senate on Tuesday commenced legislative work on a critical bill to ensure food security for Nigeria with the establishment of the Food Reserve Agency to avert any form of emergency food crises in the future.
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday disclosed that the state has recorded its first coronavirus death.

Osun arrests 10 Chinese, one Ghanaian for ‘illegal mining’

Fifteen days after 27 illegal miners were arrested in Osun State, another 10 Chinese and a Ghanaian have been arrested after raids on four mining sites in the state.
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 3

Delta discharges index coronavirus case, two others

Chief Medical Director of the Teaching Hospital, Dr. Onome Ogueh who confirmed the discharged cases in a statement, thanked the DELSUTH COVID-19 response team for their commitment in the treatment and care of the patients in spite of the inherent dangers.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Group faults timing of NDDC probe by Senate

A Non Governmental Organisation, the Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative, has faulted the Senate probe of the accounts of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as an affront to the ongoing forensic audit of the Commission.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Amotekun agency not South west police – Ekiti chairman

Chief Akin Aregbesola, chairman Ekiti State Security Network, clarified the security role of Amotekun today, saying it is a spy agency.
As the coronavirus cases in Lagos State near 1000, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, opens a new 118-bed Isolation Center in the Gbagada area of the state.6

Lagos shuts hotel, night club In Badagry

The Lagos State Government has shut two facilities in Badagry West LCDA of the state for contravening new guidelines issued by the government to operators of hotels, clubs, and other entertainment outfits in the state.

Coronavirus diagnosed naval rating escapes from treatment centre to smoke hemp

A Naval Rating who tested positive of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic in Delta State, Saturday escaped from the State treatment centre at the State University Teaching Hospital Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of the State after threatening those working at the centre with a knife.
France is integrating new AI tools into security cameras in the Paris metro system to check whether passengers are wearing face masks.

France using artificial intelligence to check whether people are wearing masks on public transport

France is integrating new AI tools into security cameras in the Paris metro system to check whether passengers are wearing face masks.
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 expects economy to contract by 3.4 percent in 2020

Nigeria’s economy is projected to contract by 3.4%, government officials said on Tuesday, as dwindling oil revenues and the new coronavirus forced the country to cut budget plans for a second time to assume a lower petroleum price of $20 per barrel.
Senator Dino Melaye (APC - Kogi West)

Senator Melaye files suit against infectious diseases bill

Former senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has filed a lawsuit at a Federal High Court in Abuja against the infectious diseases bill titled ‘Control of Infectious Diseases Bill 2020’,

Bauchi community tackles construction company over pollution

Residents of Birshin Fulani village in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State have accused a construction company, Triacta Nigeria Limited of polluting their environment while blasting a rock located in the area for gravels and cracking their buildings.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Bauchi to establish coronavirus testing laboratory

Worried by the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state coupled with the rigours of going to Abuja for testing, Bauchi State Government has declared that it will soon establish its own testing laboratory.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
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

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.