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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.

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).

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.

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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

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

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

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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.’

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.”

Convergence 2020: African thinkers, innovators, researchers discuss continent’s future

“Many security operatives in many countries in Africa engage in battles with their own compatriots rather than external forces, the paradigm has to shift,” he said.

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50 journalists to lose job to robots at Microsoft

According to local media reports, those affected are contract employees working as curators for the company’s news website, MSN.

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo: ITV.com]

More Nigerian youth at risk as govt fails to tackle illicit tobacco trade

An alliance between a tobacco multinational and a federal government agency fuels illicit tobacco trade which, in turn, increases tobacco use among young people, tobacco control advocates say.

Nigeria records 553 coronavirus cases — highest daily figure yet

Twelve deaths were recorded as the total number of cases gets close to 10,000.

NNPC Towers

Buhari reconstitutes NNPC board

The reconstitution followed the expiration of the term of the board members appointed in 2016.

Empty street in Abuja during lockdown

Amidst COVID-19 lockdown, Nigeria sees increased sexual and gender violence

Activists say lockdowns have forced vulnerable persons to stay more closely to their attackers, fuelling attacks.

File photo of IPOB members demonstrate[Photo credit: NAN]

50 years after Biafra War, coronavirus causes ‘low-key’ commemoration

The event is marked every May 30 mostly by pro-Biafra sympathisers and many Igbos in remembrance of the brutal civil war.

President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

COVID-19: Trump ‘cuts off’ relationship with WHO

President Trump earlier suspended U.S. funding of the WHO.

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Price of rice, eggs, yam increased in April — NBS

The NBS said the prices were collected in all the 774 local governments and the FCT from over 10,000 respondents.

The Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem. [PHOTO CREDIT: Thisday Live]

Buhari extends appointment of Dongban-Mensem as appeal court acting president

Mrs Dongban-Mensem was sworn in as acting court of appeal president by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, on March 6.

The Niger Delta Development Commission [Photo Credit: Nsima ekere]

NDDC shuts down operations, directs officials to go into self-isolation

The sudden closure of the NDDC headquarters has been attributed to the reported death of its director.

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Nigerian Navy redeploys 110 senior officers

The redeployment affected 110 senior officers, consisting 33 Rear Admirals and 77 Commodores.

Abubakar Malami [Source - The Guardian, Nigeria]

P&ID: Nigeria traces $9.6 billion financial hit back to $390,000 in alleged bribes

Last year, the British court authorized P&ID to seize more than $9.6 billion of Nigeria’s foreign assets — more than the West African country’s annual health and education budgets combined.

Sheraton Abuja

COVID-19: Nigeria may use schools, hotels as isolation centres – Minister

Mr Ehanire said Nigeria currently has over 112 treatment and isolation centres in the 35 states and FCT with over 5,000 beds.

Secretary to the Government, Boss Mustapha. [PHOTO CREDIT: Channels TV]

Nigeria records more deaths from other diseases than COVID-19 – SGF

“Of course, the guidelines for dealing with patients presenting COVID-19 like symptoms are available,” the SGF said.

Festus Keyamo, Minister of State Labour and Employment [Photo: Pulse.ng]

Federal govt releases details of programme to employ 774,000 Nigerians

Politicians will be allowed to pick not more than 10 per cent of beneficiaries who will be paid N20,000 each monthly.