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President Buhari Signs COVID-19 Regulations 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared COVID-19 a dangerous infectious disease. This according to Femi Adesina the special adviser to the President, is in line with the exercising of the powers conferred on Buhari by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and... Continue Reading →

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SERAP Condemns Bill Seeking Immunity For Lawmakers

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the passing of a bill seeking to give leaders of federal and state legislatures immunity from prosecution for corruption. SERAP in a statement issued by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare on Tuesday, said the move is tantamount to ripping up the nation’s constitution. The organization, therefore,... Continue Reading →

We Are Confronting Infrastructure Deficit Head-On – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government will continue to invest heavily in the provision of infrastructure in a bid to confront the deficits facing the country. President Buhari during a working visit to Ondo State to commission some projects on Tuesday stated that Nigerians have been starved of adequate infrastructure due to... Continue Reading →

Turmoil In Malaysia As Prime Minister Resigns

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned Monday in a move analysts said appeared to be an effort to form a new coalition and block the succession of leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim. The shock move followed weekend political drama that saw an attempt by Anwar’s rivals within his own “Pact of Hope” coalition — which stormed to... Continue Reading →

Huge Rally For Trump As US President Arrives India

US President Donald Trump arrived in India on Monday for a lightning visit featuring a huge rally at the world’s biggest cricket stadium and other high-profile photo opportunities, but likely short on concrete achievements. Trade tensions have grown between the world’s two biggest democracies as Trump’s “America First” drive collides with fellow protectionist strongman Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s... Continue Reading →

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, China Considers ‘Complete Ban’ On Wildlife Trade

China’s top legislative committee on Monday began deliberating a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the country’s deadly coronavirus outbreak. The official Xinhua news agency said the proposal was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC). “It aims to completely ban the... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus Puts ‘Fragile’ Global Recovery At Risk – IMF

The deadly coronavirus epidemic could put an already fragile global economic recovery at risk, the IMF warned Sunday, as G20 financial chiefs voiced “real concern” over its economic ripple effects. Global growth was poised for a modest rebound to 3.3 percent this year, up from 2.9 percent last year, International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said after... Continue Reading →

Democrats Worry As Sanders Wins In Nevada

Bernie Sanders’ landslide victory in Nevada’s Democratic nominating contest has scattered his moderate challengers and injected his White House campaign with a fresh burst of momentum as he drives into the next crucial battlegrounds. With his strong result Saturday, the Vermont senator demonstrated an ability to broaden a coalition beyond the narrow limits of leftist voters,... Continue Reading →

400 Exotic Cars: Reps Move To Block Smuggled, Refurbished Vehicles

The House of Representatives has begun a process of preventing refurbished and smuggled from being supplied cars to it as the lawmakers have placed orders for the supply of 400 units of Toyota Camry 2020 model. The House had resolved to acquire Toyota Camry 2020 model for members as official cars, otherwise called utility vehicles.... Continue Reading →

It’s A Miracle I’m Bayelsa Gov — Diri

The Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, on Sunday said it was a miracle that he was the governor of the state. He stated that he lost hope of being the governor following the victory of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Mr. David Lyon, and the judgment of the Court of Appeal. He spoke to journalists... Continue Reading →

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