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President Donald Trump

UN rejects U.S. bid to extend Iran arms embargo

The United States had sought an indefinite extension of the arms embargo on Iran

Chris Ngige. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sahara Reporters]

Nigeria’s Labour ministry denies complicity in human trafficking

The ministry says it cannot be “held responsible for the huge numbers of Nigerians trafficked through the Nigerian borders every year.”

President Paul Biya

UN ‘strongly condemns’ rights abuses in Cameroon

UN says it is ready to work with all stakeholders towards a political solution to the crisis in the North-West and South-West of Cameroon

Barca’s Pique calls for wholesale changes after “shameful” defeat

“We cannot afford to compete like this because it’s not the first, the second or the third time that something like this has happened”

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, at a press briefing on the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria

Council approves health care provision fund guideline

The 2020 Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), Guideline is aimed at expanding the fiscal space for health and shifting financial resources to the frontlines of care

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

INEC seeks collaboration for electoral transparency

INEC says it wants to deepen the use of technology in the Nigerian electoral process

Former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers)

P&ID Scandal: Adoke drags Malami before London court

Adoke is seeking an order for the redaction of certain witness statements attributed to Mr Malami in the P&ID trial.

After meeting with representatives of e-hailing taxi services, we amicably resolved issues around regulations that affect their operations in the state.

Lagos govt, e-taxi hailing operators ‘agree’ on new regulations

The enforcement of the new regulations will now take off from August 27, 2020 instead August 20 initially announced by the Government.

Nigerian Coronavirus Chart

Nigeria records 17 new deaths from COVID-19

A total of 973 people have now died from the virus in Africa’s most populous country.

Dr Wale Babalakin

UNILAG Crisis: Real reason we removed Ogundipe as VC – Babalakin

Wale Babalakin defended the removal of Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as vice-chancellor of UNILAG.

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

UNILAG acting VC speaks on crisis

On Wednesday, the university governing council controversially removed the erstwhile vice-chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich [PHOTO: TW: @FCBayern]

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich (LIVE UPDATES): German, Spanish rivalry reignited

This is the penultimate quarterfinal game of the Champions League

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha

Nigeria to recover €5.5 million Abacha loot from Ireland

The money had been frozen in a Dublin-based bank account by Ireland’s anti-graft agency, Criminal Assets Bureau, in 2014.

Oluwatoyin Ogundipe [Credit: UNILAG website]

Committee of Vice-Chancellors condemns ‘removal’ of Unilag VC

The committee also condemned the appointment of an acting vice chancellor for the university outside the university’s three deputy Vice-Chancellors.

DR Congo

Four killed in plane crash in DR Congo

The governor of South Kivu province in DR Congo says the small plane crashed late Thursday killing all four on board.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus: World records 50,000 deaths, over 1 million cases in five days

The global tally of confirmed cases of the virus has exceeded 21 million.

NJC recommends 22 judges to Buhari for appointment to Supreme Court, others

The National Judicial Council has recommended 22 judges to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment to the Supreme Court and other courts.

Advisory council wades into crisis rocking Nigerian writers union

The ‘council of elders’ explain why they are backing one of the factions.

Nigerian Customs Officials

Customs officer, suspected smuggler killed in Oyo

The clash started when customs officers allegedly chased a smuggler, believed to be an indigene, into the town.

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

UPDATE: Nigeria’s unemployment rate rises to 27.1% – NBS

The new rate is an increase from the 23.1% unemployment rate recorded in the third quarter of 2018, the last of such report.

Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe Vice Chancellor. University of Lagos UNILAG [NAN]

UNILAG Crisis: Ogundipe moves to challenge ‘removal’ in court

The UNILAG Senate and its staff unions also declared support for Mr Ogundipe.

Lai Mohammed and NBCLai Mohammed and NBC

Hate Speech: Nigerians tackle NBC, Minister over new code, fine on radio station

The government’s decision to fine Nigeria Info 99.3FM N5 million over an interview has outraged Nigerians.

COVID 19: An Infograph showing latest coronavirus cases in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s coronavirus infections exceed 48,000

Ten deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of fatalities so far to 966.

FILE: L-R: Secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Lagos State, Elder Israel Akinadewo; Chairman, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola and Vice Chairman, CAN Lagos State, Rev. Emmanuel Oguntoshin during a press briefing by CAN at the Chapel of Christ The Light, Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Insecurity: CAN declares August 23 day of intercessory prayer

CAN says it called the intercessory prayer to tell God in one accord to have His way and do His will in Nigeria.

Laziz vegetable Oil [PHOTO: shaupz.com]

Regulator shuts vegetable oil factory in Nigeria over expired products

“The Commission discovered unreasonably large and inexplicable inventories of Laziz salad cream, Laziz mayonnaise, Laziz vegetable oil in sachets, and Laziz Thousand Island salad cream.”