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Adams Oshiomhole speaking at the APC Secretariat

Edo, Ondo governorship forms N22.5m – APC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had in February, fixed the governorship election in Edo for September 19, while that of Ondo State was fixed for October 10.

Oladipupo Diya in the report [Photo: Dailypost]Oladipupo Diya [Photo: Dailypost]

Oladipo Diya’s wife, Folashade, is dead

“President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with former Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya, over the passing of his wife …,” an aide said.

Members of the House of Representatives at a Special plenary on Tuesday 28/4/2020 (Photo: Speaker’s Office)

Coronavirus: Reps urge FG to sponsor experts to Madagascar, Senegal

The green chamber also asked the government to set aside a ₦15 billion emergency fund for tertiary institutions in the country.

The Nigerian Senate Plenary [PHOTO CREDIT: @NGRSenate]

Presidency replies Senate over military operation to tackle bandits

“While today’s Senate resolution is perfectly in order, it is important to state that in his duty as Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari has already approved the commencement of this operation.”

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Femi]

Gbajabiamila inaugurates committee on COVID-19

The committee on COVID-19 is to serve as a link between the task force and the National Assembly, and with the Nigerians.

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Ex-Valencia Coach Hector Cuper gutted as NFF moves to stick with Rohr

The Argentine coach was hoping for a breakdown in negotiations between the NFF and Rohr.

Federal Character Commission

Buhari’s nominee for Federal Character Commission job is dead

James Kolo, from Kwara State, was nominated alongside 37 others on April 28 as members of the Federal Character Commission (FCC).

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus at the coronavirus press conference in Geneva

Coronavirus: WHO calls for funding amidst new U.S. threat

Mr Ghebreyesus called on nations to invest in strengthening and implementing the many tools available.

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus at the coronavirus press conference in Geneva

Coronavirus: Less than 20% of worst affected populations may have antibodies — WHO

The organisation cautioned that majority of the world population remain susceptible to contracting the coronavirus unless world leaders “act fast in getting a vaccine.”

New Moon used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: AboutIslam.net]

Eid-il-Fitr: Look out for new moon Friday, NSCIA urges Muslims

The NSCIA also felicitated with Nigerian Muslims for observing the Ramadan of 1441 AH.

Nigerian navy ship

Nigerian Navy foils pirates’ attack on Chinese ship – Official

The official said the rescued crew members, comprising Chinese, Ghanaians and Ivorians, were attacked by pirates off the coast of Cote d’Ivoire.

Federal High Court Headquarters, Abuja

Federal High Court releases new practice direction, adopts virtual proceedings

The new practice direction provides that proceedings can only be held virtually with the consent of the parties and their counsel.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Geoffrey Onyeama

COVID-19: CBN, NNPC move to save evacuees in Lagos, Abuja

The Foreign Affairs Minister says the fund to cover the cost of evacuees’ feeding and accommodation is over N1 billion.

COVID-19: Yar’Adua family donates food, protective items to Abuja administration

Items donated by the Yar’Adua family include 1000 pieces of face masks, 13,000 pieces of surgical masks, 100 cartons of macaroni, 100 bags of semovita and 100 bags of rice.

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COVID-19: Kwara govt fumigates Unilorin

The university is among other public places fumigated by the committee on COVID-19.

Theophilus Danjuma

T.Y. Danjuma meets Buhari at Aso Villa

Mr Danjuma did not speak to State House correspondents on the outcome of his meeting with the president.

Mr Kufre Carter

Court suspends journalist’s ‘excessive’ bail conditions

The attorney-general of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Nwoko, told PREMIUM TIMES the state government is appealing the ruling.

President Muhammadu Buhari [PHOTO: Presidency]

COVID-19: Buhari says governors should work with presidential task force

Mr Adesina, also in a short post via his verified twitter handle on Monday, said no presidential broadcast was planned.

Emirates Airlines (Photo Credit: twitter.com)

Coronavirus: Emirates reportedly plans to cut about 30,000 jobs

An Emirates spokeswoman said that no public announcement has been made yet by the company.

Professor Ibrahim Gambari

Gambari’s appointment excites Governors – Fayemi

The forum also expressed its readiness to work with Mr Gambari for the progress and development of the country.

Abuja Airport

No guidelines for flights resumption yet – FAAN

The agency said it would release the post-COVID-19 travel guidelines via its official communication medium at the appropriate time.

Engr. Terhemba Nongo, Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)

How reforms in free zones can strengthen Nigeria’s economic growth- Investors

The officials demand other fundamental regulatory changes in the sector.

Late Edet Akpan

Ex-NYSC director-general is dead

Mr Akpan, a retired major general, died Friday morning in his home in Uyo.

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Facebook buys GIPHY, to integrate platform into Instagram

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Axios said the California-based tech giant was paying $400 million.

Sadiya Umar-Farouq [PHOTO: Vanguard]

N-Power beneficiaries to get April stipend next week – Minister

The minister says the payment process “has reached the final stage”.