Naija News

COVID-19: ‘We’re running against time with no laboratories, ventilators’ – NCDC

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 is running against time because Nigerians want to return to normal life. He also explained that Lagos State has more testing capacity than Kano State because the first COVID-19 outbreak happened in Africa’s largest commercial city. […]

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Endeavour honours founders of Kobo360

  Endeavour, a leading global movement for high-impact entrepreneurship, has honoured the founders of Kobo360, Obi Ozor and Ife Oyedele as Endeavor Entrepreneurs. Kobo360 is a digital logistics platform that uses big data and agile technology to reduce friction and improve efficiency in the African logistics ecosystem. Managing Director, Endeavor in Nigeria, Gihan-Mbelu, explained that […]

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Lagos Auditor-General calls for amendment of financial management law

  The Lagos State Auditor-General, Mrs. Helen Deile, has presented the Audited Financial Statements for 2019 to the State Permanent Secretary and Accountant-General, Dr. Abiodun Muritala. While making the presentation on Tuesday, Deile noted that the report submitted for audit did not only show an improvement on previous years finances for the state, but conformed with basic International Accounting Principles and recommendations by International […]

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Lagos State partners Microsoft to train 18,000 teachers

  In a bid to improve the quality of teachers through the adoption of global best teaching and learning practices in the state’s education system, Lagos State Government has partnered Microsoft to train 18, 000 teachers on the Microsoft office suite. According to Lagos State’s Commissioner for Education  Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, the ministry decided to use the […]

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Crude oil prices drop, geopolitical tension deepens

Brent crude dropped slightly to 0.17%, trading at $36.18 by at 6 am Nigerian time. U.S’s West Texas Intermediate crude futures also lost about 0.35%, at $34.23 a barrel. Crude oil prices have been under pressure after America’s President Trump’s economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said the Chinese were making “a big mistake” with national security laws enacted in Hong Kong.  What these means for Nigeria; The country’s foreign […]

Foreign hub

Adesina steps aside as AfDB president for fresh probe

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina is expected to step back as the president of African Development Bank after the board supported an independent probe as requested by the U.S. The U.S. treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin rejected an internal investigation that cleared Adesina of allegations of favouritism. Bloomberg, quoting two persons familiar with deliberations on the matter reported […]

Naija News

Edo Guber: Pastor Ize-Iyamu clears air on ‘receiving endorsement from Buhari, Tinubu, Oshiomhole

Pastor Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG) has debunked reports that he has received an endorsement from the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, National leader Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the election. Ize-Iyamu who spoke to newsmen after he picked his nomination form at […]

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Akeredolu lifts ban on religious gathering as Ondo records second COVID-19 death

The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has ordered the resumption of religious activities in the state Governor Akeredolu gave the order on Wednesday in Akure, Ondo State, during the weekly media briefing on COVID-19 in the state. Disclosing that the state has recorded its second COVID-19 related death, Akeredolu stated that churches will only […]

Foreign hub

French govt bans use of hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19 patients

The French government on Wednesday banned doctors from administering hydroxychloroquine in treating patients with COVID-19 in the country. The ban was implemented when the French government canceled a decree allowing hospitals, doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine on patients, Reuters reports. The announcement which was made by the France Ministry of Health’s official bulletin said the ban […]

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Nigerian govt officials under fire over rivalry, leak of memos

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Professionals Forum has told civil servants and appointees of President Buhari Muhammadu in Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs) to exhibit professional conduct. They made the call on Wednesday in reaction to the circular warning government workers to stop the leak of memos to the public. Nigeria’s Head of Civil Service, Folasade Yemi-Esan, […]

Foreign hub

Twitter exec in charge of effort to fact-check Trump has history of anti-Trump posts

Twitter’s “Head of Site Integrity” Yoel Roth boasts on his LinkedIn that he is in charge of “developing and enforcing Twitter’s rules,” like the one that led Twitter to slap a new “misleading” warning label on two of President Trump’s tweets concerning mail-in balloting on Tuesday. However, Roth’s own barrage of anti-Trump, politically charged tweets […]

Entertainment

#SoCynthiaMorganLied: Nigerians drag singer after Jude Okoye reveals contract

Nigerians on Twitter are currently dragging dance hall queen, Cynthia Morgan after Jude Okoye released copies of the contract between the singer and his record label, Northside Entertainment. The contract between her and Jude Okoye revealed that she lied about the content of the contract. Cynthia Morgan in an Instagram live video, with Ex-Miss Globe […]

football sports

Mourinho gives injury updates as Tottenham prepare to play Man Utd

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said all his players have recovered from injury. Speaking to Sky Sports, Mourinho, however, admitted the players will struggle to play to their maximum due to the lack of match time. Before the COVID-19 break, Spurs had a number of injury issues, including Harry Kane’s hamstring problem, Heung-Min Son’s […]

Entertainment

Cobhams Asuquo gets top UN appointment

The United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has appointed award-winning Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter, Cobhams Asuquo, as its National Ambassador. Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Nigeria Representative, announced this in a statement on Wednesday. He said that the appointment made the artist UNICEF Nigeria’s first National Ambassador in the last 15 years. Asuquo would help raise […]