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Apparently to thank him for the peaceful outcome of the just concluded Edo state Governorship Election, newly re-elected governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, Friday paid an appreciation visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari vows to check ‘greed of a callous few’

President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the need for all arms of government to deploy resources to address the common needs of all citizens rather than the greed of a callous few.
The Antonov An-26 aircraft crashed while trying to land during a training exercise, the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Ruslan Khomchak, said in a statement.

Military plane crashes in Ukraine killing 22 cadets

A military transport plane, carrying air force cadets, crashed and burst into flames near a highway in north-eastern Ukraine on Friday evening, killing at least 22 people on board, officials said.
Chu Maoming

China remains largest supplier of global anti-epidemic items – envoy

With nationwide efforts, China has basically controlled the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, successfully resumed work and school and has gradually brought its economy back on track, were the words of Chinese Consul General in Nigeria, Chu Maoming.

China eases travel restrictions for 36 European countries

China has eased entry restrictions for nationals from 36 European countries, months after thousands were left stranded when the country closed its borders and slashed flights to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Eid-El Kabir: NUJ tasks Muslims on prayer against insecurity

As Muslims celebrate Eid-El Kabir, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Council, has called for prayers for the security and peace of the territory and the country at large.

Agric ministry give reasons for seizing of donkey skin in Nigeria

The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services, an arm of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, has explained its invasion of donkey skins processing camps across the federation and seizing the same from owners.

Third Mainland Bridge: We’re observing traffic situation – commissioner

Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, has said the true test of road user compliance with the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge would be accessed on Monday.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Nigerian government urged to send new PIB to National Assembly to drive oil sector...

Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, former Chairman, Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) has urged the Federal Government to send the new Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to the National Assembly.
The House of Representatives has reiterated its resolve to probe into the allegation of mismanagement of over N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta development commission (NDDC).

House of Reps flays delay in 2nd Niger Bridge, Abuja-Kano, Lagos-Ibadan Road projects

The House of Representatives Committee on Works at a public hearing in Abuja on Thursday flayed the delay in completing the Second Niger Bridge as well as the Abuja-Kano and Lagos-Ibadan Road contracts awarded to Julius Berger Nigeria Plc.
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
Visitors are seen at the entrance of Gold Reef City and casino. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa to reopen casinos and cinemas despite coronavirus spread

South Africa will allow casinos and cinemas to reopen and restaurants to resume sit-down meals on Monday in a further easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions despite a sharp rise in infections.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, sends his heartfelt thanks to party members for their overwhelming support for his candidature during the primary election on September 4 in Yenagoa

Bayelsa APC congratulates David Lyon over appointment into national caretaker committee

The Bayelsa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has congratulated His Excellency, Chief David Lyon, on his well deserved appointment into the APC caretaker Committee/Extra ordinary convention planning Committee as Vice Chairman, South South Zone.
Members of The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) keep watch as South Africa lifts a lockdown lasting two months, to try to revive the economy amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Soweto, South Africa June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa partly lifts lockdown to try to fix battered economy

South Africa partly lifted a two month-old coronavirus lockdown on Monday, letting people outside for work, worship, exercise or shopping, and allowing mines and factories to run at full capacity to try to revive the economy.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

Nigeria to continue clinical trial of chloroquine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it will continue chloroquine clinical trials for COVID-19 treatment despite the temporary suspension of the drug test by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 1

Senate to establish food reserve agency

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.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate begins amendment of Nigeria’s local content law to strengthen economy

The Senate has commenced amendment of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010, following the consideration of a bill seeking to boost local content and strengthen the nation’s economy.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

May Day: Kogi NLC demands implementation of new minimum wage

The Kogi State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Onu Edoka has demanded for the implementation of the new minimum wage noting that the union will henceforth not entertain any justification for salary reduction especially at the Local Government and Primary School Levels.
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.

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The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said that the Nigerian economy has lost over N700 billion to the #EndSARS protests over the last 12 days.

Lagos curfew: #EndSARS protesters agree to stop road blockage

The leaders of the #EndSARS protesters along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway have said they will lift the blockage along the expressway for vehicles to be able to move into Lagos by 2pm (today).
Former France goalkeeper and deputy director of Montpellier’s training centre, Bruno Martini, has died at 58.

Former France goalie Bruno Martini passes on

Former France goalkeeper and deputy director of Montpellier’s training centre, Bruno Martini, has died at 58.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

#EndSARS: Three killed in Ibadan

At least three people have been shot dead during a clash between thugs and police in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Tuesday, witnesses say.
Thibaut Courtois has insisted Real Madrid are always the favourites for the Champions League while expressing his confidence that the Blancos can conquer Europe again in 2020-21.

Thibaut Courtois: Real Madrid are always favourites for the Champions League

Thibaut Courtois has insisted Real Madrid are "always the favourites" for the Champions League while expressing his confidence that the Blancos can conquer Europe again in 2020-21.
The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expelled about 80 students for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2018-2019 academic session.

Kaduna university introduces essay competition to promote literary education

The Kaduna State University (KASU) has introduced essay writing competition to promote literary education and enhance creativity of its undergraduate students.