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Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB)

AfDB: Why my detractors are after me – Adesina

Mr Adesina, in a memo, accused the petitioners of “acting in concert with others outside the AfDB system.”

The president of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina

AfDB Allegations: Adesina insists on innocence, demands justice

Mr Adesina said there are attempts to tarnish his image and that of the bank.

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

COVID-19: Nigeria temporarily suspends evacuation of citizens abroad

Evacuees would no longer undergo the 14-day government monitored quarantine if they test negative from their countries of residence.

Broadcast journalist, Rotimi Jolayemi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook page of Rotimi Jolayemi]

Groups demand release of journalist remanded for ‘insulting’ Nigerian minister

Several rights activists and groups have called for Mr Jolayemi’s release.

WHO

FIFA, WHO, European Union launch campaign against domestic violence

The trio said the stay-at-home measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have put women and children at greater risk of abuse.

Nigeria’s Information minister, Lai Mohammed said Nigerians not cooperating over measures to stop the Coronavirus spread

Nigeria to amend National Endowment for Arts law

An official said this move will ameliorate the negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the creative industry.

President Donald Trump

Trump threatens social media shutdown amid checks from Twitter

Mr Trump took to his twitter page to announce threats of regulation and a possible shutdown of social networking platforms.

Esida International Schools

COVID-19: Nigeria considers morning, afternoon classes for schools resumption

“Until we are sure that our children can go to school and return safely without taking COVID-19 home, we are not ready to take the risk of opening schools.”

Mr Kufre Carter

SSS releases Nigerian journalist Kufre Carter

The continued detention of the journalist by the SSS after he was granted bail by the court had attracted outrage.

Gernot Rohr

NFF renews Rohr’s contract, says Nigeria must win next AFCON

Rohr has been in charge of the Super Eagles since 2016 but he is yet to win any silverware.

The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, is consulting stakeholders on other measures to halt Covid-19

Obaseki to Oshiomhole: APC will pick governorship candidate in Edo, not Abuja

“It is hilarious to hear that a so-called consensus candidate for the party in Edo State governorship election was selected in Abuja.”

NBC logo used to illustrate the story

COVID -19: NBC fines three radio stations

The three stations fined were Adaba FM and Breeze FM, all in Akure, as well as Albarka FM, Ilorin.

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

In 2019, Lagos, Rivers, FCT, Ogun earned more than other 33 states combined — NBS

Lagos State alone accounted for about N400 billion of this figure. almost one-third of the total internal revenue of all the states and Abuja.

Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate

May 27: Senate President celebrates the Nigerian child

The senate president, however, expressed concern that Nigeria was still heavily burdened with a high number of out-of-school children.

The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, is consulting stakeholders on other measures to halt Covid-19

Edo 2020: Whether it’s direct or indirect primaries, I will win, Obaseki says

Mr Obaseki admitted the role his friend-turned-political rival, Mr Oshiomhole, played in his ascension to his position as the governor but faulted his ways of running the party affairs.

Winnifred Oyo-Ita

Alleged Fraud: EFCC lawyer’s absence stalls Oyo-Ita’s trial

On March 23, the EFCC arraigned Mrs Oyo-Ita on an 18-count charge of N3 billion graft.

President Donald Trump

Twitter issues fact check of Trump’s tweets for first time

The label says “Get the facts about mail-in ballots,” and then redirects users to news articles and a bulleted list refuting Mr Trump’s claims.

Abba Kyari

Buhari neither ceded power to Abba Kyari, nor cancelled his appointments – Presidency

When he was alive, Mr Kyari was accused by several officials including the First Lady Aisha Buhari and National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno of usurping presidential powers to take certain actions.

Nigerian Army

Boko Haram, Nigerian military repeatedly violate children’s rights – Amnesty International

Nigerian military subjects children to torture in prolonged, unlawful detention, the report states.

The president of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina

EXCLUSIVE: AfDB ‘whistleblower’ allegations against me false — Adesina

“Every single one of the 16 allegations against me in the disclosure remains unsubstantiated. I have not violated the Code of Conduct.”

Infographics showing the number of cases of coronavirus in Nigeria as at 26th May,2020

Nigeria records 276 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

Nigeria records one of its highest daily death figures since the beginning of the outbreak.

President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila [PHOTO CREDIT: speakergbaja on IG]

NASS suspends holiday to consider 2020 revised budget

The lawmakers had suspended legislative activities for two weeks to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr.

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich [PHOTO: Bavarian Football Works]

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich extend lead with crucial win over Dortmund

This win over Dortmund had helped Bayern take a big step towards the title.

NDDC

Forensic Audit: National Assembly padded 2019 NDDC budget with over 500 fake projects – Acting MD

“We discovered that after NDDC forwarded its budget to the National Assembly Committees on NDDC, what was sent back to the commission was no longer recognisable,” the acting managing director said.

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa [Photo: Vanguard]

Herders/Farmers Crisis: Delta victims compensated after PREMIUM TIMES report

The government and the victims confirm payments have been made.