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COVID-19: Nigerian drug stores hike hydroxychloroquine price to over N50,000

The Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission says it is investigating the matter.

A Public School

Abuja authorities announce school resumption for exit students

Students in JSS3 and SS3 are expected to return to school to begin preparation for their final examinations.

EFCC secures final forfeiture of N827.6 million from NDDC contractors

Flank Power Resources Limited and GMFD Ventures Limited allegedly collected money and abandoned contracts.

Federal Internal Revenue Service (FIRS)

70% of revenue shared between federal govt, states in July from tax — FIRS

“Only 30 per cent of revenue shared in July among the three tiers of government came from revenue generating-agencies like the NNPC) and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)”.

Farm produce

Prices of tomatoes, rice, yam, eggs increase in June — NBS

Food prices generally rose in June across the country

SSS Officials

Illegally detained lawyer sues SSS DG for flouting court judgment

Gabriel Ogbonna has spent over three months in the custody of the State Security Service (SSS) despite a court order for his release

President Muhammadu Buhari

Planned protest over corruption in NDDC, others ‘ill-advised’ — Presidency

A presidential spokesperson says the plan is an attempt to “stampede” the administration.

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

Nigerian govt asks schools to communicate reopening dates to parents

The government says most schools will reopen on Tuesday while others will continue to fine tune their preparations in the coming days for reopening.

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

Malabu Scandal: Judge chides EFCC over delay in filing amended charges against Adoke

Justice Ekwo refused EFCC’s request for a stand down and adjourned the matter to August 4, for the continuation of trial.


Chamber of Commerce lists draconian NIPOST guidelines that must be removed

A courier operator must contribute to the postal fund, could be compelled to render free services and must not deliver certain items weighing below 0.5kg.

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

EXPLAINER: CBN’s new GSI Policy: What bank customers need to know

The GSI policy will facilitate improved credit repayment culture in the country and reduce non-performing loans.

Sample coronavirus test [PHOTO: Euronews] hospital COVID-19

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 304 new cases, lowest in two weeks

The latest update of 304 cases is lower than the 386 cases recorded on Saturday, and the 462 and 481 reported on Thursday and Friday.

Incident scene of the angry man scantily dressed, standing on the bonnet of the FRSC’s patrol vehicle.

FRSC demotes officers, prosecutes tricycle rider involved in assault

The unclad rider, who was reportedly arrested for driving against traffic, also destroyed the agency’s patrol vehicle.

President Muhammadu Buhari

SERAP asks court to compel Buhari to publish loans taken since 2015

The group further asked the court to order President Buhari to publish the names of countries and bodies that have given the loans to Nigeria.

Ahmed Kuru, Managing Director, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON)

Why AMCON must recover N5 trillion debt – CEO

“If at sunset AMCON is unable to recover the huge debt of over N5trillion, it becomes the debt of the Federal Government of Nigeria for which taxpayers’ monies will be used to settle.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

World Breastfeeding Week: WHO, UNICEF advocate enhanced skilled counselling for nursing mothers

“Breastfeeding counselling can help mothers to build confidence while respecting their individual circumstances and choices.”

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

World Hepatitis Day, COVID-19 pandemic, others dominate health stories last week

Nigeria recorded its lowest cases of COVID-19 infections in two weeks on Saturday

LATE FLYING OFFICER TOLULOPE OLUWATOYIN SARAH AROTILE - (1995 - 2020). [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of the Nigerian Air Force]

July Review: First female pilot, Buhari’s associate, ex-ministers, other prominent Nigerians who passed away

While some of them died of COVID-19, some died of undisclosed ailments, while the cause of some could not be ascertained. Only Ms Arotile was involved in an accident that claimed her life.

Lagos State Isolation centre Onikan [PHOTO CREDIT: The Africa]

COVID-19 Weekly Review: Nigeria records more recoveries, fewer infections, deaths

In the past month, the figures have been fluctuating, which suggest that Nigeria is not close to flattening the curve of the pandemic.0

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amechi (PHOTO CREDIT: @ChibuikeAmaechi)

China Loan: Nigeria will pay back in 20 years – Amaechi

Mr Amaechi said the country has started repaying its loans, including those taken by the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

Mamman Daura

Governor’s convoy attacked, Daura rejects zoning, other major political news last week

Godswill Akpabio also named lawmakers who allegedly got NDDC contracts.

Local miners

REPORTER’S DIARY: A day with Amotekun, illegal Chinese miners in Osun

A PREMIUM TIMES reporter joined the southwest regional security outfit for a raid.

Infograph showing the cases of Coronavirus across Nigeria as at 1st Aug,2020

Coronavirus: Nigeria records lowest number of cases in two weeks

Almost half of the new infections (150) on Saturday were found in Abuja.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, addressing Lagosians on the gradual easing of COVID-19 lockdown, at Lagos House, Marina, on Saturday, August 1, 2020. With him (L-R): Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Rabiu Olowo, Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso.

Lagos reopens churches, mosques as COVID-19 cases decline

The Lagos government also directs the reopening of schools. Night clubs and cinemas are to remain closed.

Arsenal and the FA Cup [PHOTO CREDIT: @goal]

Aubameyang scores twice as Arsenal win 14th FA Cup

Arteta is the first person to win the FA Cup with Arsenal as both captain and manager.