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Deregistration of 74 Political Parties, Court Upheld INEC Decision

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has upheld the power of the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deregister political parties which failed to comply with the provision of the law particularly section 225 A of the 1999 constitution as amended.

President Buhari Seeks Fresh $5.513bn Loan Approval For National Assembly

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The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari is seeking approval from the National Assembly, for a fresh $5.513bn external loans.

Ahead 2023: PDP Sliding In Fresh Crises In Most States

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As the year 2023 is fast approaching, jostling for control of the party structure in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is threatening to tear the party apart from as political actors in states like Plateau, Kaduna, Ekiti, Ogun and many more states have commenced scheming ahead of time.

Nigeria Disease Agency Increases Coronavirus Testing Labs To 28

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has added two new molecular laboratory centres to its testing facilities across the country, increasing the number from 26 to 28.

Coronavirus: Nigeria Toll Now Hit 8,733 And 254 Fatalities

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has on Wednesday recorded an additional 389 new cases of the dreaded coronavirus pushing the toll now to 8,733.

Hydroxychloroquine Not Safe For COVID-19 Patients - WHO

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A clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine as a means of treatment for COVID-19 has been temporarily suspended by the World Health Organization, WHO. The move by WHO followed new data suggesting that the drugs increase mortality among patients.

Following the expiration of the appointment of members of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Board, which commenced in 2016,  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the board.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the ongoing Mambila power plant project, upon completion, will provide power to over 10 million households. Buhari made the disclosure in an article in Newsweek Magazine, saying the factors hindering the power plant project have been sorted since the ruling of the International Court of Arbitration in Paris, France.

Immediate-past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru has died. This was disclosed by Mele Kyari, the current GMD of Corporation. In his words, "My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru,

FG To Punish Workers Caught Leaking Official Documents On Social Media

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The Federal Government has made it clear it may no longer go easy on staff and officials caught leaking official documents on social media without authorization. In a circular marked HCSF/109/S.1/120 titled 'Unauthorized circulation of official documents/information on social media,'  the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr FolasadeYemi-Esan, said recent unauthorized disclosure of official documents on social media which amounts to gross acts of misconduct and punishable as contained in the Public Service Rules was becoming embarrassing and therefore unacceptable.

Twitter Introduces New Reply Feature

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Popular microblogging and social networking service Twitter is introducing a new feature that will allow users to decide who can reply to their tweets. The new reply feature will change how users can interact with Twitter; Unlike before, anybody can reply to anybody on Twitter as long as their profile wasn’t private or blocked, but now, a user can decide who to allow replies from.

Google App' Joins The Dark Mode Clique, Firm Commences Roll-Out Of eSIM

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The Google mobile app has joined the 'Dark Mode Clique' with starting with its mobile app and this will only be available on Android and iOS 13 devices. This update is coming a year after the tech giant other apps like Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Fit have been accustomed to the theme.

Italian football league, Serie A has on Friday confirmed June 20, 2020 as return date with matches in hand after a three-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said.

EPL Sets June 17 As Resumption Date

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Premier League Shareholders has agreed to a new provisional restart date for the 2019/20 season of Wednesday 17 June, provided that all safety requirements are in place. Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal postponed due to the Carabao Cup final, will now take place on 17 June, followed by a full match round beginning on Friday 19 June.

Transfer: Real Madrid Set To Offer Four Players To Man Utd In Swap Of Pogba Deal

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Real Madrid in a bid to acquire unsettled midfielder  Paul Pogba from  Manchester United is ready to offer four players to seal the deal.

Forbes magazine on Friday dropped American reality TV star and Cosmetic business owner, Kylie Jenner from its Billionaires list, accusing the entrepreneur of "inflating the value of her cosmetics business for years."

DJ Cuppy Becomes First African To Host Apple Radio Show

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DjCuppyDaughter of Nigerian billionaire FemiOtedola, singer, and producer has recently conquered another milestone in her music career.  Apple Music, one of the leading companies in the world has just launched its first radio show in Africa on Sunday with DJ Cuppy as its host.

Universal Music Group (UMG) has on Tuesday announced that its hip hop record label, Def Jam launched an African division, Def Jam Africa in South Africa and Nigeria, representing Afrobeat and hip hop talents.

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus global pandemic, there have been discussions about how Africa has been able to relatively contain the spread of the virus. Analysts have cited inadequate medical equipment, health facilities and compared same with other continents that boast of better systems.

Salah Khashoggi, the son of the murdered Saudi Arabian Journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who died in a controversial manner has told his father’s killers that he and his brothers have forgiven them. The statement was obtained from his tweet that reads;

Cyclone Amphan has on Wednesday struck eastern India and Bangladesh, leaving a trail of destruction to property and killing of over 80 people, forcing residents to evacuate their homes, an official disclosed.

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