Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has constituted a nine-man Taskforce Committee to find ways of improving power supply in all parts of the state.
Mr Ismaila Misilli, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Governor,disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Gombe.
He stated that the committee had Abdullahi Gwarzo and Mohammed Hinna as Chairman and Secretary respectively.
“The committee is to among others, ascertain the current level and capacity of power transmission, determine the adequacy or otherwise of electric feeder pillars in the state.
“Other terms of reference of the Taskforce include; Assessing the performance of all transformers with reference to imposed load and current power ratings.
“Ascertaining causes of frequent transformer failures and proffering solutions for onward transmission to relevant bodies,” he stated.
According to him, the committee is also to determine the root causes of inadequate electricity supply to rural areas and suggest solutions to the situation.
“Recommend ways of ensuring proper state government oversight in billing, quotation and maintenance of low tension transmission lines.
“It is also to come up with ways to strengthen trilateral relations between the State Government, Jos Electricity Distribution Company Plc and Transmission Company of Nigeria.”
Misilli also said the governor had approved the constitution of a committee on the Review and Restructuring of the State Civil Service.
He stated that the committee was mandated to review the structure and functions of the existing Ministries, Departments and Agencies,(MDAs) and harmonise them to avoid overlap of functions and responsibilities.
Edited Dada Ahmed
Delta govt. to put necessary measures in place for schools’ resumption – Commissioner
The Delta Government on Monday said necessary measures would be put in place before academic activities could resume in the state.
The state Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, made this known at a media briefing held in Government House Annexe, Warri.
Aniagwu said that government would among other things fumigate the schools before students resumed.
“Schools might not resume in the next one week. We will put all measures in place before children will be allowed to resume academic activities.
“We will fumigate the schools to ensure safety of our children. So schools might not resume in the next one week,” he said.
The commissioner said that the state government had upscaled its healthcare facilities.
He said that the state now had six isolation centres with two donated by corporate bodies.
The commissioner said that amid the challenges of the global pandemic, the state government was still committed to building a stronger Delta through infrastructure development.
The commissioner said that the state government was committed to regional security outfit.
Aniagwu, however, urged the people of the state to continue to support the government to enable it deliver on its promises.
The commissioner was accompanied by Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa and some government aides.
Indian gov’t approves 9.33 billion USD relief for small businesses, hikes MSP for farmers
The Indian government Monday cleared a 9.33 billion United States dollars debt scheme to help stressed micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and approved a new definition for these units.
“Approval for provisioning of Rs 20,000 crore (2.66 billion United States dollars) as subordinate debt to provide equity support to the stressed MSMEs. This will benefit 2 lakh stressed MSMEs,” reads a statement issued by cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA).
“Approval for equity infusion of Rs. 50,000 crore (6.67 billion United States dollars) for MSMEs through Fund of Funds (FoF). This will establish a framework to help MSMEs in capacity augmentation. This will also provide an opportunity to get listed in stock exchanges.”
Both the decisions were part of the government’s relief package, which was announced by federal finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman last month to support the battered economy in wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday launched the technology platform CHAMPIONS, a one-stop-shop solution of the MSME Ministry that would attempt to make smaller entrepreneurships evolve and grow by solving their grievances. The acronym CHAMPIONS stands for Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength.
This information and communications technology-based system has been set up to help the MSMEs in the present difficult situation and also to handhold them to become national and international champions, an official statement said.
Government says MSMEs are the backbone of Indian economy. As per official estimates, MSMEs have a crucial role to play in building a stronger and self-reliant India. “These small economic engines have a huge impact on the country’s GDP-making a contribution of 29 percent. They contribute to almost half of exports from the country. Additionally, more than 110 million people are employed in the MSME sector,” official data reveals.
The government has also approved to hike the minimum support price of 14 Kharif crops. The hike will increase farmers’ profit by 50 to 83 percent. Kharif crops are the crops that are sown before monsoon in India.
NCWS calls on Edo Govt. to fish out killers of UNIBEN undergraduate
The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has called on Edo Government to ensure that killers of Vera Omozuwa, a 100-level Microbiology student of University of Benin (UNIBEN) are brought to book.
The President NCWS, Mrs Laraba Shoda, made the call in statement on Monday in Abuja.
The 22-years-old undergraduate was gang-raped and had her head smashed with a fire extinguisher by unidentified assailants inside a Pentecostal church in Ikpoba Hill in Benin, Edo, where she had gone to read.
The victim was attacked on May 13; she died on May 31 at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
Shoda, who condemned the action, said such act should not be condoned in the society.
According to her, the news of death of Omozuwa, a 100-level Microbiology student of UNIBEN is shocking and disheartening.
“This goes a long way to show how bad our society has become. People no longer have the fear of God to have raped a girl in a church and murder her.
“We are facing many social vices on top of the current COVID-19 pandemic which is already hard on everyone, compounding it with inflicting additional pain on any families and the society is simply wicked.
“I am calling on all well-meaning Nigerians to join hands in condemning this act, it can happen to anyone.
“It is high time that government at all levels strengthened our security operatives. Our core values of know your neighbours should also be activated to help curb some of these vices,” she said.
Shoda commiserated with the bereaved family on the loss of their daughter and prayed to God to grant her soul peaceful rest.
Edo Gov Poll: INEC set up dedicated portal for form submission
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has set up a dedicated portal through which political parties contesting for Edo governorship scheduled for Sept 19, will submit the nomination forms of their candidates.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Monday, during the first virtual consultative meeting of the commission with leaders of political parties.
Yakubu, however, warned political parties against changes in the date for the conduct of their primaries for the election, as the portal would be automatically shutdown on the scheduled dates.
“Party primaries for the nomination of candidates for the Edo Governorship election begin tomorrow. Already, some political parties have invited the commission to monitor their primaries which must be conducted from 2nd to 27th June 2020.
” This time around, the submission of nomination forms will be done online for which a dedicated portal has been set up.
“Let me therefore warn political parties that intend to field candidates for the election to strictly adhere to these dates as well as the new online procedure for filing of nominations. Any party that operates outside these dates will only have itself to blame.
“The portal will automatically shutdown on the scheduled date and at the fixed hour. The Legal Department and ICT will brief this meeting on the new procedure,” Yakubu said.
The chairman advised parties on the need to conduct rancour-free primaries, and to avoid acts of thuggery, brigandage, vote-buying and other sundry violations of the Electoral Act.
Yakubu also directed parties that opted for direct primaries to provide the commission with the list of their registered members, while those going for indirect primaries must also provide INEC with the list of their delegates.
“As we monitor the conduct of party primaries, we will pay particular attention to your compliance with the law and to consider sanctions so that the unruly behaviour of some party supporters is not carried forward to the main election.
“At the same time, I wish to appeal to political parties that opt for direct primaries to avail us with the register of members to be used for the election from Ward to Local Government and State levels for the effective discharge of our monitoring responsibilities under the law.
“Those that opt for indirect primaries should similarly make available to the commission, the list of delegates for the election. Doing otherwise will amount to going into an election without the voters’ register.
“The commission makes available to each political party, the complete register of voters before every major election. We expect political parties to reciprocate for their primaries,” he said.
Yakubu disclosed that the commission had already carried out the first out of the 14 activities it lined up for Edo governorship election, as the notice for the election (Form EC60A) had been pasted in its Edo state office.
The INEC chairman, who stressed the need for a national conversation around the frequency of bye-elections in Nigeria, said in the month of May 2020 alone, five members of State Houses of Assembly passed on.
He added that since December 2019, a period of six months, twelve members of the National and State Houses of Assembly had similarly passed on.
“This is in addition to the resignation of two Senators from Bayelsa who have since been sworn-in as Governor and Deputy Governor of the state.
“The cost of conducting these bye-elections to the commission, the security agencies, political parties and candidates, election observers, the media, litigations (both pre-election and post-election) and disruption of activities as a result of the restriction of movement on election day is enormous.
“There is no election season in Nigeria any longer. The commission is busy conducting elections all-year round between one general election and another.
“This often diverts our attention away from reform, innovation, peer learning and planning for the consolidation of our electoral process.
“The commission is going to open a discussion with stakeholders and the National Assembly for necessary reforms toward more cost-effective and democratic options,” he said.
” For undertaking elections in normal period has never been easy, and definitely will not be less daunting this season.
“It is in the light of this, we, the political parties will want to commend INEC for the bold step it has taken to come up early with a well-heeled policy on conducting elections in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.
” Indeed, the measures outlined to tame the scourge in the document is realistic, exhaustive, health-sensitive, safety-induced and in tune with reality of the times.
“Our checks so far show that globally, INEC is the first national election organising body to have done this, not even USA, India, Pakistan has codified effort to respond maximally, politics-wise to the pandemic in an enclosed one-all document as it did. And this was done swiftly!
“It is also gratifying to note that the document received wide commendation across board and is now being referenced. And last week we commended the commission via a plethora of media for its effort.
“From high-end issues as health and safety concerns, legal matters, election planning and implementation to elections operations to materials handling, staff management and ad hoc recruitment
” Placement to logistic, transportation and passenger management to queuing arrangement in polling units, crucial areas in pre and post election preparation and management were properly captured,” he said.
Nzenwa, however, called on INEC to be ready, and willing to review some aspects of the policy document regarding concerned misgivings by stakeholders who strongly felt that some of its provisions might not be feasible when it was lifted from paper for implementation.
He expressed the resolve of IPAC to work with INEC in deepening engagement with all stakeholders, especially the electorate by properly informing them about their roles and responsibilities during election in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.
He urged INEC to ensure that minimal discomfort was imposed on voters and other stakeholders in its quest to ensure that the nation had credible and acceptable polls during the Edo, Ondo and other by-elections.
Court bars Edo Govt, Gov. Obaseki from prosecuting Oshiomhole
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained the Edo Government and Gov Godwin Obaseki from arresting and prosecuting the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole.
NAN reports that a panel of inquiry set up by the state government headed by Justice J.U Oyomire, had in a white paper indicted Oshiomhole and recommended that criminal proceedings be commenced against him.
Oshiomhole, in an Ex parte motion, through his counsel, Mr Ehiogie West- Idahosa, asked the court to stop his arrest and prosecution on account of the report.
The Edo government, however through its counsel Mr Alex Ejeiseme, SAN, went to the court with a preliminary objection to stop the ex parte order from being heard.
Ejeiseme argued that since he was challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the matter, the court must determine the issue of jurisdiction before entertaining any other application.
He agreed that he had not been served the applicant’s processes, but that he responded based on an online version he had printed.
Following listening to arguments by parties, Justice Ahmed Mohammed ordered respondents in the matter not to take any decision on the matter pending the determination of the issue of jurisdiction.
”An interim order is hereby made restraining the prosecution of the applicant pursuant to the report submitted to the 1st to 3rd respondents or any white paper, pending the determination of the issue of jurisdiction raised in the 1st to 4th respondents’ notice of preliminary objection, the judge said.
The court also directed Oshiomhole’s counsel to serve all the respondents his processes within 48 hours.
Also named as respondents in the suit are the Attorney- General and Commissioner of Justice for Edo, Justice J.U Oyomire, Inspector-General of Police and the Department of State Services.
Justice Mohammed later adjourned the matter until June 17.
COVID-19: Group urges Bauchi govt. to increase allocation to agric sector
A group of NGOs under the aegis of Bauchi State Public Financing in Agriculture Budget Committee has urged the state government to increase its allocation to agriculture due to the effects of COVID-19 to boost farming.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NGOs are: Small Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON), Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative (FAWOYDI), with the support Actionaid Nigeria.
Others are: Rahma Women Development Programme (RAHMA), Media, Women Empowerment Initiative Nigeria (WEIN), Bauchi State Network of Civil Society and Association of Small scale Agro Producers in Nigeria (ASSAPIN).
“We noticed the downward review of funding of inputs to farmers in the state and we are pleading with the government to reconsider it to assist more farmers in this farming season.
“We are also appealing to the government to make provisions for credit and loan schemes to assist farmers, if we must avert the looming food crisis occasioned by COVID-19,” she said.
Atiku solicited prompt release of the funds and involvement of smallholder women farmers and other key stakeholders in the budgeting process.
She urged the government to establish a local produce buying and transportation network for smallholder farmers to ensure food supply and income generation.
According to her, the partial lockdown has made it difficult for farmers to access markets to sell their produce,” she said.
Namibia new central bank governor assumes duties
Namibia’s new central bank governor, Johannes Gawaxab officially started duty on Monday following his appointment by President Hage Geingob on April 21.
On assuming duty, Gawaxab said that he believes the central bank’s mandate is more than delivering on traditional roles such as monetary policy, and financial stability, but it is also about delivering on an economy that provides prosperity to Namibia.
“Therefore, I aim to look at how best do we complement the collaborations between the monetary policy and fiscal policy authorities to bring economic prosperity to Namibia,” said Gawaxab.
Gawaxab is the third governor of Bank of Namibia since it was founded on July 16, 1990.
COVID-19: Ondo state records 2 new deaths- Gov. Akeredolu
Akeredolu confirmed this on Monday on his twitter handle.
According to him, today, we recorded three new cases and unprecedented number of deaths from COVID-19 in Ondo state.
“Two of the new cases passed on at University of Medical Science Teaching Hospital (UNIMED) in Ondo town this morning.
“The 3rd case is currently at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Akure undergoing treatment”Akeredolu said.
The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the number of cases in the case has increased to 28 in all, as at June 1, 2020.
Gov Lalong congratulates deputy speaker @56
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau, has congratulated the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase on his 56th birthday.
Lalong, in a congratulatory message by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Monday in Jos, described the deputy speaker as a compassionate politician.
He eulogized Wase as one of the dedicated, loyal and patriotic sons of Plateau State, who had continued to serve the State and the nation with integrity and excellence.
“The Rt. Hon. Ahmed Wase is a consummate politician and a reliable ally who puts the interest of his people above personal gains.
” He has used his influence to promote the cause of Plateau State by putting up strong arguments and lobbying for the good of the State at the National Assembly,” he said.
Lalong recalled that Wase, recently, led a delegation of all elected National Assembly members from Plateau State who donated some money to the Plateau State COVID-19 Endowment Fund.
He said the deputy speaker had also personally donated palliatives to the State and many people in his constituency, apart from executing constituency projects which have touched the lives of the people positively.
Lalong appreciated the Deputy Speaker for supporting the programmes and projects of his administration and prayed for more years of peace, good health and progress for him.
He also urged him not to relent in his efforts and continue to remain humble, loyal and selfless, while maintaining the good reputation he had built for himself over the years.
- AfDB: We’ll oppose undue interference – APRA
- Ado-Ekiti LG tackles over-population in markets
- 64th Anniversary: Navy donates food, palliative items to communities in Abuja
- Okei-Odumakin raises concern as COVID-19 cases cross 10,000 line
- Nigerian Army Medical Corps gets new Acting Corps Commander
- Sanitation: FCTA issues 7 days ultimatum to illegal mechanics
- Delta govt. to put necessary measures in place for schools’ resumption – Commissioner
- Nigeria yet to reach ‘peak’ of COVID-19 cases – PTF
- At least 5 soldiers killed in ambush in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region
- COVID -19: Youth group inaugurates e-clinic in Kano
- Indian gov’t approves 9.33 billion USD relief for small businesses, hikes MSP for farmers
- Latvia to fuel economic recovery with 2 bln euros over next 2 years
- Violence, vandalism erupt in United States city over death of George Floyd
- Kwara CP warns residents against impostors
- Sri Lanka reports 11th COVID-19 death as total cases rise to 1,639
- NCWS calls on Edo Govt. to fish out killers of UNIBEN undergraduate
- Pakistani capital to impose fine up to 18 USD on general public for not wearing mask
- Immigration boss warns against extra charges on passports
- COVID-19 lockdown: Lagos court sentences 730 violators to community service
- Edo Gov Poll: INEC set up dedicated portal for form submission
- Kenyan farmers mark global milk day amid calls for adoption of climate-smart animals
- Unilorin VC congratulates AbdulRazaq on 1-yr in office
- Court sentences man to death for killing own father
- Iraq reports highest 429 daily new COVID-19 cases, 6,868 in total
- Google tackling misinformation on COVID-19
- SDP approves caretaker committee for Ondo State chapter
- 1st LD: UK COVID-19 deaths top 39,000 as another 111 patients die
- Nigeria’s bourse resumes trading in June with 0.19% growth
- Additional 18,000 households to enjoy conditional cash transfer in Bauchi State – Official
- Edo APC Primaries: Obaseki visits Aso Villa, seeks Buhari’s blessing
- Moody’s downgrades India’s sovereign rating, maintains negative outlook
- Senate raises concern over high cost of crude oil production in Nigeria
- WHO says it hopes to continue collaboration with United States
- Court bars Edo Govt, Gov. Obaseki from prosecuting Oshiomhole
- Singapore reports 408 COVID-19 cases
- Man in court for alleged criminal trespass, theft
- Tanzania’s anti-graft body arrests 6 over election bribe
- UK COVID-19 deaths top 39,000 as another 111 patients die
- Chinese medical experts awarded by Serbia for assistance in fighting COVID-19
- Mozambican president launches national independence celebration
- Namibia’s beef exports to international markets not affected by COVID-19
- SH edits -FG extends gradual easing of lockdown by 2 weeks
- Tanzanian universities reopen on cautious note over COVID-19 pandemic
- Somalia confirms 47 new COVID-19 cases as tally hits 2,023
- COVID-19: Ekiti inaugurates 400-testing capacity mobile laboratory
- London to offer COVID-19 risk assessments to Black, Asian and minority ethnic workers: mayor
- COVID-19 : Oyetola commends group for donating protective items to Osun
- Sharp downturn in UK manufacturing continues in May: survey
- COVID-19: South African-based firm donates palliatives to vulnerable in FCTA
- Public vote on Russian constitutional amendments set for July 1: Putin
- Russia says NATO increases military activity near its borders
- FrieslandCampina WAMCO records 40,000 litres daily fresh milk collection
- England primary schools partially reopen as half parents still wary
- Man, 45, bags 15-year jail term for raping his tenant’s niece
- I-G deploys investigation aids to unravel death of UNIBEN female student
- Japan’s corporate profits book sharpest dive since 2009 amid global pandemic
- Hotels, archaeological sites and museums reopen in Cyprus
- 1st LD: New Ebola outbreak reported in northwest DR Congo
- Africa’s COVID-19 cases over 144,700 – WHO
- Cuba condemns United States terrorism, political manipulation
- Myanmar extends entry restrictions for travellers to June 15 to contain COVID-19 spread
- Minister tasks lawmakers on ending violence against women, girls
- Roundup: Turkey enters “new normal” of lifting anti-coronavirus restrictions
- Belgium’s iconic Atomium building reopens to public
- COVID-19: Navy inaugurates 40 bed space isolation centre in Lagos
- Japan begins coronavirus antibody tests on 10,000 people
- COVID-19: Group urges Bauchi govt. to increase allocation to agric sector
- Passenger trains resume service in BiH
- Association seeks justice over rape, murder of UNIBEN student
- Portugal celebrates Children’s Day with messages of hope
- Group asks court to compel DSS, IGP to investigate Omo-Agege
- Insecurity: Nigerian Army inaugurates ‘Operation Accord’
- COVID-19: 50 awaiting trial inmates released in Plateau
- Kenya says Chinese-built railway to blossom cities, open new markets
- Buratai lays foundation for construction of Nigeria army reference hospital in Maiduguri
- Tanzania plans to increase annual sisal production to 120,000 tonnes by 2024
- Netherlands reopens restaurants, cinemas as COVID-19 death toll remains low
- Zambian children head back to school after COVID-19 shutdown
- Edo commissioner condemns rape, murder of UNIBEN student
- Thailand authorities further ease up anti-pandemic measures
- Roundup: Coronavirus cases rocketing in South Asia as India becomes 7th worst-hit country due to COVID-19
- Israel discovers 1,800-year-old marble faucet with lion’s face
- COVID-19: Bello orders lockdown of Kabba-Bunu LGA over index case
- Normal life gradually return in Kuwait
- New Ebola outbreak declared in northwest DR Congo
- Commentary: China determined to further open up despite COVID-19 epidemic
- 3 PKK members killed in southeastern Turkey
- La Liga president admits match times could change in hot weather
- Colosseum monument in Rome reopens
- Possible second wave of COVID-19 may hit harder in Finland: policy group
- COVID-19 cases in Myanmar rise to 228
- S.Africa schools to re-open on June 8
- New Oyo state CP assumes office
- Nasarawa SSG indicted over project scam, to refund over N248.5m
- FG to empower 77,400 young farmers on agric business
- PPPRA reduces PMS pump price to N121.50 per litre
- Union Berlin complete permanent move for on-loan Buelter
- Atomium reopens to the public in Brussels
- Career: Unilorin trains children on anchoring radio talk show
- S.Africa tourism sector welcomes opening up of domestic market from lockdown
- France to further unwind anti-coronavirus lockdown
- Immunisation ongoing in Kwara inspite of COVID-19-Official
- Restrictions on tourism travel starts to ease: UNWTO
- Music industry hits pause to reflect as United States protests rage
- BRT boss gives reason for queues at Ikorodu bus stations
- Facebook, Red Cross launch digital campaign against COVID-19
- Mongolian PM calls for synergizing efforts for child protection
- Cambodian PM says 256 factories suspended due to COVID-19, affecting over 130,000 workers
- Intervention fund: Neimeth emerges best performing stock in May
- China calls for further support to WHO, rejects United States exit
- Court remands security man for alleged defilement of a 9-year-old girl
- COVID-19: Ex-Unilorin Director tasks FG on research fund
- Ukraine enters third stage of quarantine release
- Benue LG polls: PDP Chairman says party’s victory not a surprise
- Yobo takes part in first Super Eagles’ technical crew meeting
- COVID-19: Nigerian scientists working on preventive vaccines , call for assistance
- Namibia new central bank governor assumes duties
- Ethiopia’s COVID-19 cases reach 1,257 as 85 more confirmed
- Portugal’s public debt rises to 262.1 bln euros in April
- Makinde inaugurates mega plaza, promises to boost Oyo economy
- Birthday: Delta Speaker felicitates with Dame Okowa
- It’s weird playing without fans, but good to be playing again —- Kvitova
- Mongolia to establish another int’l children’s camp
- London mayor urges Britain to extend Brexit transition
- Kyrgyz security services detain active member of extremist organization
- Navy distributes palliatives to 500 households in Kaduna
- 3 men appear in court for alleged impersonation
- Bandits kill District Head in Katsina state
- Ghanaian president announces gradual easing of COVID-19 measures to restore socio-economic activities
- Ogbeh drums support for Adesina’s 2nd term as AfDB President
- Malaysia records 10 days without new COVID-19 deaths
- Why illicit drug trade persists in Nigeria– Stakeholders
- Rep lauds Buhari over appointment of Obioma as NECO Registrar
- Commentary: The coming suffocation of the American dream
- Vietnam records no new COVID-19 cases, 14 more patients cured
- French automakers’ sales halve in May due to coronavirus lockdown
- COVID-19: Ondo state records 2 new deaths- Gov. Akeredolu
- COVID-19 pandemic delays arrival of RoRo vessel at Rivers Port
- Autocrash: Commercial motorcyclist dies in Anambra
- Community Service: NYSC members evacuate blocked drainages in Yobe
- Uganda reports 40 new COVID-19 cases as tally rises to 457
- Portugal’s industrial production down 25.9 pct in April amid pandemic
- Speedster Rabada committed to playing for South Africa
- COVID-19 lockdown restrictions eased in Manila, the Philippines
- Iran ready to send more fuel to Venezuela: spokesman
- Police arrest 69 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers in Adamawa
- Alleged cheating: Court grants businessman N800,000 bail
- Bayelsa records 9 new cases of COVID-19, total confirmed number 21
- Edo Guber: Ex-lawmaker advocates direct primary election for APC
- Lithuania lifts self-isolation rule for travellers from 24 countries
- Egyptian hotels start to operate at 50 percent capacity
- National Gallery Singapore launches online festival for children to play, learn with art
- Africa’s anti-COVID-19 war hampered by misinformation, stigma – Charity
- Indian auto companies May sales cowed down by COVID-19
- Africa’s anti-COVID-19 war hampered by misinformation, stigma, NGO
- Alleged incest: Court remands man pending bail application
- Police arrest 2 persons over death of three in Akinyele LGA
- Saudi Arabia to pump 13.3 bln USD into banking system
- Foundation reiterates commitment to educational support to orphans, vulnerable children
- Kuwait records 27,762 COVID-19 cases, 220 deaths
- Namibia’s first COVID-19 patients recover after 79 days in hospital
- Turkey’s iconic Grand Bazaar reopens amid COVID-19 normalization
- Zimbabwean film industry makes Netflix debut with ‘Cook off’
- South Australia set for space industry boom in wake of COVID-19 pandemic
- India’s meteorological department says depression over Arabian sea may intensify into severe cyclone
- Palestine accuses Israel of paralyzing industrial zone for Palestinians in East Jerusalem
- Coronavirus can cause drug abuse – NDLEA Spokesman
- Africa’s anti-COVID-19 war hampered by misinformation, stigma: charity
- Queens Park Rangers chief appalled by Championship restart plans
- Gov Lalong congratulates deputy speaker @56
- Lithuania lifts self-isolation rule for travellers from 24 countries
- Manchester United extend Ighalo loan until January 2021
- Spain receives no foreign tourists in April over COVID-19 lockdown: report
- Fiji launches environment week to celebrate World Environment Day
- 2 friends docked over alleged car theft
- Edo APC: Former Speaker seeks Buhari intervention
- Iran reports 2,979 new COVID-19 cases, 154,445 in total
- Court fixes June 15 for definite hearing in Melaye’s suit against Infections Disease Bill
- Spotlight: Aussie police call on public to help fight racist abuse
- Britain reopens markets and some schools as lockdown eases
- Malaysia records 10 days without new COVID-19 deaths
- Anti-racism demonstrations held in several New Zealand cities
- Nigerian military says scores of Boko Haram militants surrender
- Fourth night of riots in Denver as peaceful daytime protests turn destructive
- Tomato price to drop as farmers approach surplus period
- 1st LD Writethru: Gunmen kill two senior officials in NW Nigeria
- 2 injured, many abducted in Ebonyi, Abia clash -Police
- News Analysis: Israel, Iran reportedly trade cyber-blows as part of ongoing tensions
- APC primary: Steer clear of Ondo politics, group tells Gov. Fayemi
- Ukraine’s COVID-19 cases exceed 24,000
- Namibia’s first COVID-19 patients recover after 79 days in hospital
- How Ebonyi director labour initiative works for development
- Stop abusing painkillers or risk infertility – Gynaecologist warns
- COVID-19: Catholic bishops appeal to bilateral and multilateral groups on economic recovery
- Osun Govt. warns forest poachers against hunting in government reserves
- Afghanistan reports 545 more COVID-19 cases
- COVID-19: Maize farmers urge govts to address challenges of 2020 farming season
- Kano conducts 4,735 COVID-19 samples test
- COVID-19 cases in Philippines surge to 18,638 with 552 newly reported cases
- Stimulus package for Australian builders to create jobs following coronavirus slowdown: PM