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The Senior Pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, Chris Okotie

COVID-19: Okotie condemns CAN’s social distancing guidelines for churches

“Social distancing in the Church of Jesus Christ is tantamount to blasphemous infidelity,” Mr Okotie said.

Melee Kolo Kyari, NNPC GMD

INTERVIEW: Nigeria doesn’t need PIB to deregulate oil sector – NNPC GMD

Mele Kyari also speaks about Nigeria’s high cost of oil production and what is being done to reduce it.

Infograph showing cases of coronavirus in Nigeria as at 31st May, 2020

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 307 new cases, total exceeds 10,000

There was a decline in the number of infections reported on Sunday (307) compared to the number reported on Saturday (553).

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye

Adeboye reacts to killing of UNIBEN undergraduate

The cleric said the RCCG management would cooperate fully with the police to unravel the crime and arrest the perpetrators.

Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19

INTERVIEW: Coronavirus: We’ve made recommendations to Buhari on schools, religious houses – PTF

The PTF members met with the president on Sunday.

Colonel Abubakar Dangiwa Umar

Umar to Buhari: You’ll destroy Nigeria with lopsided appointments

The lopsidedness in Mr Buhari’s appointment, Mr Umar said, is more glaring in the leadership of the nation’s security services.

Bangladesh on map. [Photo Credit: Operation World]

Despite surge in COVID-19 deaths, Bangladesh reopens offices, transport

“We are gradually returning to normalcy as the lockdown is lifted,’’ Health Ministry official, Nasima Sultana, told a news conference in Dhaka on Sunday.

National president of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi in an interview with Premium Times

ASUU Strike: FG calls for talks with lecturers

The minister said that the ASUU strike was all about the disagreement on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

Air Peace

Coronavirus: Air Peace airlifts 312 Indians from Nigeria

On May 28, Air Peace evacuated 301 Chinese from Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara govt slashes RoW fee for telecom firms

The Kwara State government slashes the fee from N5,500 per linear metre to N1 per kilometre of fibre.

Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigerian foreign minister says South Africa must act decisively.

Coronavirus: Chinese medical team still in Nigeria – Officials

The Chinese embassy and CCEG say the medical team is still very much in Nigeria.

Market women used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Around the World in 80 Clicks]

Bayelsa residents paid highest prices for rice, garri in April – NBS

Prices of food items differ from state to state with Bayelsa recording the highest prices for rice, garri, fish (tilapia fish and iced sardine), maize and tomatoes.

Police officer

Policeman goes berserk, shoots at colleagues, kills sergeant

The killer police officer has been arrested, the police authorities said.

COVID-19: Coronavirus [Photo: Mayo Clinic]

Medical doctor dies from COVID-19 in Jigawa

Nasir Adam was until his death a medical officer at the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State

Buhari and ministers

For Nigeria’s economic growth, Buhari should focus on human capital, open govt – Report

The report, published by Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), examined the economic policies of the Buhari-led administration since it flagged off in 2015.

Coronavirus File Photo

Major health stories published last week

Nigeria had recorded over 250 deaths from coronavirus by the end of the week, but the federal government says more deaths have been recorded in hospitals from fear of the virus

Road Safety Corps marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi

FRSC approves promotion of 10 Assistant Corps Marshals, 32 Corps Commanders

FRSC Corps Marshal directs decoration of affected officers in their respective Zonal Commands.

Wife of Governor of Benue State, Dr. (Mrs.) Eunice Ortom (middle) flanked by Executive Director, North, Fidelity Bank Plc, Alhaji Hassan Imam (left); other officials of the Bank and Head, Eunice Spring of Life Foundation, Mr. Umele Emmanuel (right) during the presentation of N10m as COVID-19 Support from the Bank, in Makurdi. Benue State.

COVID-19: Fidelity Bank Partners ESLF To Cater For Less Privileged In Benue

Mrs Ortom thanks Fidelity Bank for the gesture, promising that the foundation would make judicious use of the financial support.

Late George Floyd. PHOTO CREDIT: NYTimes]

George Floyd’s Murder: Protesters besiege U.S. cities

President Donald Trump has been criticised for his comments about the protesters.

COVID-19: Coronavirus-Information [PHOTO: usembassy.gov]

Weekly Review: Nigeria’s COVID-19 situation worsens; cases, deaths increase, recoveries reduce

The number of people who recovered from coronavirus in Nigeria also reduced for two consecutive weeks.

Person smoking cigarette used to illustrate the story

WNTD2020: Nigeria, other African countries must do more to protect youth from tobacco – Groups

The 2020 World No Tobacco Day is themed ‘Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use.’

Minister of Communication, Dr Isa Ali Pantami

ICT contribution of 14.07% to Nigeria’s GDP unprecedented – Pantami

The minister said the improved ICT contribution to GDP was evidence of the success of government’s policies.

President Muhammadu Buhari at a Federal Executive Council meeting

SERAP writes Buhari, seeks details of govt loans since 2015

The organisation is also urging him to: “set up an independent audit of all loans.”

Kidnapped CAN chairman regains freedom

The police said four suspects have been arrested.

FILE: Doctors dressing up for their shift [PHOTO: THEWILL]

As Nigeria battles coronavirus, resident doctors issue 14-day strike notice

“NARD calls on the federal and state governments to provide adequate personnel protective equipment such as N95 respirators, gloves etc. to all health workers.”