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Transfer: Barcelona in Talks with Man United over Defender deal

Manchester United have been offered Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann in exchange for Victor Lindelöf. Barca are looking to take advantage of Raphael Varane's move to Old Trafford, which has seen Lindelöf drop down the pecking order.

Elon Musk becomes richest person in the world

Elon Musk just became the richest person in the world, with a net worth of more than $185 billion, according to CNBC calculations. Thursday's increase in Tesla's share price pushed Musk past Jeff Bezos, who had been the richest person since 2017 and is currently worth about $184 billion. Musk's wealth surge over the past year marks the fastest rise to the top of the rich list in history — and is a dramatic financial turnaround for the outspoken entrepreneur who just 18 months ago was in the headlines for Tesla's rapid cash burn and his personal leverage against the company's stock. Musk started 2020 worth about $27 billion, and was barely in the top 50 richest people. Tesla's rocketing share price — which has increased more than ninefold over the past year — and his generous pay package have added more than $150 billion to his net worth. Amazon's share price has remained more subdued due to the potential for increased regulation from Washington. Musk passed

11yr old Naomi speaks at the International conference on behalf of all children

Naomi Oloyede is an 11year old girl from Nigeria. She travelled to Vienna, Austria in October 2019 to take part in the International Conference "Educating for the Rule of law" At the high-level opening, Naomi addressed over 300 leaders, policymakers and educators and on behalf of all children, urged them to make the world a better, safer and more inclusive place.  "We want to grow up in a place where there is peace and where rule of law is respected."

Neco Exams To Commence October - FG

The Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) will begin on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the ministry of education yesterday Meanwhile, the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for JSS 3, which is also conducted by NECO, will commence on August 24 and end on September 7, 2020. Source: Cable News

Lagos Airport Records Aircraft Collision

There was uproar at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, recently after two airplanes collided at the international wing of the airport.  An Airbus A330-243 owned by Middle East Airlines with registration number OD-MEA, ran into a Boeing 777 airplane with registration number TC-LJC operated by Turkish Airlines.  Sources at the airport said the Turkish cargo flight was parked at the international airport apron when the Middle East airbus ran into it.  “The Turkish cargo flight was parked at the tarmac when the MEA airbus ran into it l, ripping off part of the empennage of the aircraft. “The MEA flight was taxiing when it happened,” the source said.  The MEA airbus, which had been boarding passengers since 12:00pm, had to disembark every passenger on board. Another source at the scene of the incident said the Middle East Airline and others had been carrying out commercial operations under the disguise of evacuation flights. "These people have been running commercial f

Kayode Fayemi Tests Positive To COVID-19

Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi has tested positive for COVID-19. The governor who confirmed his status on his twitter handle said this was his third COVID-19 test. The Governor however, did not indicate his next line of action which may be isolating himself and handling over the affairs of the state to his deputy 

Fraud: Hushpuppi Denied Access To Bail

Suspected international fraudster, Raymond Abbas, aka Ray Hushpuppi, has been denied bail by a court in the US Northern District of Illinois. The court ruled that the self-acclaimed billionaire Gucci master, who has over 2.5m followers on Instagram, will remain in detention until his trial this year over money laundering allegations. Hushpuppi will be transported to Los Angeles by the United States Marshall Service and will not be allowed to stay with his girlfriend’s uncle in Homewood, Illinois. The trial is slated to be held in Los Angeles where the case was filed rather from Chicago where the investigation is being handled. Source: Channels News

Robbers Attack Bank In Kogi, Many Feared Dead

Some group of armed men suspected to be robbers attacked a bank yesterday in Kogi State. According to reports, the robbers invaded the bank few minutes after closing hour, shooting sporadically and killing many customers and staff in the process. An unspecified number of people were said to have been shot dead in a bank robbery attack in Isanlu, Kogi West Senatorial District. The robbers were said to have succeeded in the operation and carted away a huge amount of money. The total number of money carted away as well as the level of damage and casualties are yet to be ascertained. Source: Sahara

Nigerians Will Enjoy Stable Electricity By 2023

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has said that Nigerians will enjoy 11,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity by 2023 according to the cable. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Friday, the minister said the feat will be achieved through the Siemens AG power deal. In 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari signed a power project deal with Siemens AG, Germany-based firm, to deliver 7,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid by 2021. “Following an agreement with German company Siemens in July 2019 to boost power supply in Nigeria, the stage is set for the perennial power problem to become a thing of the past,” the minister said. “Under the three-phase agreement, Nigerians will enjoy 7,000 megawatts of reliable power supply by the end of 2021 (phase 1), 11,000 megawatts by the end of 2023 (phase 2) and 25,000 megawatts in the third phase. “To put things in perspective, Nigeria’s current power generation capacity is more than 13,000 megawatts, but only an av

Cancel Africa's Debts, Buhari Tells Financial Organizations

President Muhammadu Buhari has again called on developed countries and international financial institutions to cancel the debts of ‘’needy countries’’, especially in Africa, to enable them reverse the devastations of COVID-19 to the human race. He made the call yesterday in a virtual meeting tagged ‘’High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond’’, convened by Canada, Jamaica and the Secretary-General of the United Nations. More than 50 Heads of State and Government as well as heads of international organisations participated in the High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond. Buhari, who said global solidarity was the hope for humanity, implored major nations to provide free additional resources through an international consensus to assist poor countries fight the coronavirus pandemic. He cautioned major nations against adopting a ‘’me first’’ and ‘’every man for himself’’ attitude and warned that the c

NCDC HQ Shutdown Over Death of Director

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has suddenly shut down its office for two weeks after the death of Ibanga Bassey Etang, the acting executive director of finance. There are fears that he might have contracted the coronavirus as the NDDC has issued a memo approving the shut down of the commission for two weeks. Silas Anyawu, who signed the memo on behalf of the management, wrote: “I am directed to inform all staff that management has approved that the commission be shut down for two weeks from today 28 May 2020. “Consequently, all activities in the commission including ongoing matters are hereby shut down for the time being. “Members of staff are to ensure that all electrical appliances in their offices are switched off before leaving the premises. “The head security is by this memo directed to work out modalities to ensure the safety and security of the commission while director, the administration is requested to fumigate and decontaminate the entire offices

Ondo To Open Worship Centers On Friday

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has ordered worship centres to resume activities Friday, the nation reports. The religious activities, according to Governor Akeredolu, are to be guided and syndicated throughout the state. Akeredolu said the religious activities were asked to resume after consultation with religious leaders and other relevant stakeholders in the state. The Governor noted that mosques are to hold only Friday Jumat services while churches would hold services on Sundays only. He warned religious leaders and administrators to ensure strict compliance with the social and physical distancing in the places of worship while water and soap must be provided at all entries into the centres or halls of worship. Akeredolu said all worshippers and workers inside the centres and within the premises must wear face masks and the premises decontaminated before and after the services. According to him, “I wish to stress that Government has placed appropriate m

Kano Workers Threaten Strike Over Reduced Payment

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on seven days warning strike in Kano over the State Government deduction of workers Salary from the month of May over the COVID-19 pandemic. According to reports, the Kano State Government had deducted workers salary in the month of May attributing it to COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, most of the workers were baffled when they collected their May salary only to discover that about 20% was deducted from their take-home pay. Addressing reporters on Wednesday, Kano NLC Chairman, Comrade Kabiru Ado Minjibir said the state government with the action violated the existing minimum wage law 2019 which is a product of tripartite committee agreement sent to the legislature by the executive body and sign by President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari. Comrade Kabiru Ado Minjibir said that labour rejected any plans by Kano State government to continue deducting workers Salary in subsequent months on claims of fighting COVID-19. T

Minimum Wage: FG Honors Agreement, As Corpers Receive #33,000

The earlier signed and approved minimum wage by the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari has been honored. Today, corp members throughout the federation have started receiving alert of #33,000 which serve as an increase to the former #19,800 earlier received as their allawee. Earlier, NYSC Director General had assured corpers of the implementation of the new minimum wage this week. Disclaimer:  No part of this news should be reprinted without the permission of the editor.

We can't stop Xenophobic attacks, South African defense Minister pledges

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, South Africa’s Defence Minister said on Monday that the attacks against foreigners in South Africa were planned by criminals and that government can’t prevent it. Mapisa-Nqakula who said this in an interview with eNCA, a local channel described South Africa as an angry nation and insisted that the government can’t prevent the ongoing violence. “The reality is that we have an angry nation. What’s happening can never be prevented by any government,” she said. According to her the death of two people during a clash in Johannesburg CBD on Sunday Sept. 8, could have been avoided but that it was well orchestrated by criminal elements. She however, said the xenophobic attacks were not politically motivated. “People are saying some heads of state decided not to attend WEF; we should be talking about why this whole thing is coinciding with the World Economic Forum,” Mapisa-Nqakula said. She said: “People are saying it is xenophobic attacks but it is not the first time w