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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”.

Dele Momodu

Buhari felicitates with Dele Momodu at 60

Mr Buhari wishes Mr Momodu greater contributions to the further emancipation of Nigeria in the years and decades to come.

Traders at IBB way on 14th, May 2020.

Coronavirus: Kano traders relocate to residential areas to beat lockdown

The traders have moved their shops to Fagge where they are now doing brisk businesses in disregard of the physical distancing rules.

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We’re implementing new VAT rate, not raising prices — MultiChoice

Multichoice says the adjustment will see DSTV premium subscription rate move from N15, 800 to N16,200 …

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How we’re assisting Nigeria to avert food crisis — World Food Programme

Some 7.9 million people in Nigeria are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2020, but WFP warns that the coronavirus crisis could double that figure.

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No conclusion yet on ‘strange’ deaths in Kano

No fewer than 150 people were feared dead in the state, prompting investigations to determine whether the deaths were related to COVID-19.

Babachir Lawal

Grass Cutting Scandal: Ex-SGF Babachir’s trial adjourned

The trial was to continue today, May 14, but could not.

Raymond Dokpesi recovers from coronavirus (Photo Credit: AIT NEWS)

Raymond Dokpesi recovers from coronavirus

Mr Dokpesi was discharged with two of his grandchildren as other family members await their test results.

Maritime Academy, Oron (Photo Credit: Official Facebook Page)

Maritime workers suspend planned nationwide strike

The workers say they were angered by the arrest and detention of 20 dockworkers in BUA/PTOL terminal in Port Harcourt Port, Rivers State by the Governor Wike Rivers State Task Force on enforcement of COVID – 19 lockdown order

Arik Air

Court orders Arik Air to pay passenger N10m over delayed flight

The judge also warned other airline operators to respect the rights of passengers.

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School reopening in South Korea uncertain as infections involving teachers, students rise

The education ministry has been weighing the risks faced by schoolchildren when they physically attend school and interact with teachers and peers.

A Nigerian Police station.

Man rapes, impregnates own teenage daughter – Police

“He was said to have forced her to bed by threatening to kill her with a machete.”

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Nigeria’s seed council certifies 81,000 metric tons for farming season

The official said the council will be working with others to implement “an array of actions to keep the sector breathing in the midst of the crisis”.

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

COVID-19: PTF condemns recycling, sharing of face masks

The team also said sharing of face masks was unhealthy.

Professor Ibrahim Gambari speaking with Journalist

Gambari: Tinubu, Inuwa, Gbajabiamila others congratulate Buhari’s new Chief of Staff

Mr Tinubu described him as a renowned diplomat, statesman and scholar who has served Nigeria in many important positions.

Professor Ibrahim Gambari

Official Bio-data of Ibrahim Gambari, President Buhari’s new COS

Mr Gambari replaces Abba Kyari, who died from coronavirus complications last month.

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

Reps probe N230 billion abandoned projects

Some of the abandoned projects came as a result of the relocation of the capital city Abuja in 1990, from Lagos.

Atlantic Hall

Parents kick as Atlantic Hall imposes N175,000 monthly fee for online learning

At an emergency PTA meeting held via Zoom on Tuesday, parents hit hard at Atlantic Hall management for being exploitative.

NNPC Towers: P&ID and the Petroleum ministry signed the contract here

NNPC made N211.6 billion from sale of petrol products in February – Official

The report said about 1.7 billion litres of white products were sold and distributed by the PPMC in February.

Coronavirus: PPDC wants more openness in procurement

Nigeria’s procurement agency, BPP, shared a guideline on the conduct of public procurement activities by ministries, departments, and agencies.

Twitter

Twitter ready to allow employees work from home ‘forever’ – Spokesperson

Twitter said offices would remain closed until at least September, “with very few exceptions.”

The United Nations General Assembly (Photo Credit: Bashir Ahmad on Twitter)

Coronavirus: Compromise text aims to break UN Security Council deadlock

For seven weeks, the 15-member council has been deadlocked by a feud between China and the U.S.

House of Representatives

Reps condemn repatriation of Almajiri from northern states

The lawmakers urge the Northern Governors Forum to rescind their decision on banning almajiri system of education.

President Donald Trump

COVID-19: U.S. govt working to send ventilators to Nigeria — Envoy

Ambassador Leonard said the U.S financial assistance to Nigeria for the fight against COVID -19 is now $32.8 million, up from $21.4 million in April.