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2020-09-18 03:41:33.0

WHO Warns Of Alarming COVID-19 Spread In Europe

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned of alarming rates of transmission of Covid-19 across Europe and cautioned against shortening quarantine periods as countries in the region scrambled to find ways to reduce infections without resorting to new lockdowns.

The WHO’s regional director for Europe, Hans Kluge said a September surge should serve as a wake-up call for all of us.


2020-09-18 03:38:57.0

Israel’s Normalization Deal Being Considered By Five More Countries

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Thursday said that five more countries are seriously considering striking a normalization deal with Israel after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed accords this week.

Meadow while speaking to reporters on Air Force One on the flight that carried President Donald Trump to a campaign rally in Wisconsin, would not identify the five nations.


2020-09-18 03:37:07.0

Israel’s Normalization Deal Being Considered By Five More Countries

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Thursday said that five more countries are seriously considering striking a normalization deal with Israel after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed accords this week.

Meadow while speaking to reporters on Air Force One on the flight that carried President Donald Trump to a campaign rally in Wisconsin, would not identify the five nations.


2020-09-18 03:35:08.0

U.N. Food Chief Urges Billionaires To Step Up To Help World's Starving

U.N. food chief David Beasley called on the world’s billionaires on Thursday to step up to help save some 30 million people he said are at risk of dying if they don’t receive help from the World Food Programme.

Beasley told the U.N. Security Council that Globally some 270 million people were headed toward the brink of starvation and WFP hopes to reach 138 million people this year.


2020-09-18 03:32:28.0

Nigerian Government Says COVID-19 Vaccines Will Not Be Available Until Next Year

Nigerian Government has cautioned Nigerians to be careful during this COVID-19 pandemic era, adding that vaccines will not be available until 2021.

the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire while speaking during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday in Abuja, asked the citizens to adhere to the non-pharmaceutical interventions.


2020-09-18 03:30:20.0

Federal Inland Revenue Service Rakes N438bn From Non-Oil Tax Revenue In July

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) said that it collected N490 billion in tax receipts in July, with a sum of N438 billion, representing 89% came from Non-oil receipts.

The revenue agency in a statement on Thursday explained that the significant drop in oil revenue to N52 billion, representing 11%, is due to the global shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic which led to a significant cut in crude oil production by oil-producing nations.


2020-09-18 03:27:29.0

Nigerian Government Orders Account Holders To Fill Self-Certification Forms

The Federal Government has directed all account holders in the country to obtain and fill self-certification forms in line with the Income Tax Regulations 2019.


2020-09-18 03:22:31.0

Nigerian Petroleum Corporation Records N20.36bn Trading Surplus in July

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said on Thursday that it recorded an increased trading surplus of N20.36 billion in July 2020 compared to the N2.12 billion surplus in June 2020 in its operations.

NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, in Abuja, explained that the details of the figures were captured in the July 2020 NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR).


2020-09-18 03:19:04.0

Nigerian Government Launches Central Database For Recovered Stolen Assets

The Federal Government has launched a central database for the management of recovered assets.

The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami during the launch on Thursday, in Abuja, said all the assets that have been recovered by the Federal Government are now tied to specific projects.


2020-09-18 03:17:17.0

Nigerian President Signs Nigeria Police Bill 2020 Into Law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020 into law.

The President in a memo dated September 16, 2020 in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, communicated his assent to the Bill to the National Assembly, through the Clerk of the legislature.


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  • WHO Warns Of Alarming COVID-19 Spread In Europe

  • Israel’s Normalization Deal Being Considered By Five More Countries

  • Israel’s Normalization Deal Being Considered By Five More Countries

  • U.N. Food Chief Urges Billionaires To Step Up To Help World's Starving

  • Nigerian Government Says COVID-19 Vaccines Will Not Be Available Until Next Year

  • Federal Inland Revenue Service Rakes N438bn From Non-Oil Tax Revenue In July

  • Nigerian Government Orders Account Holders To Fill Self-Certification Forms

  • Nigerian Petroleum Corporation Records N20.36bn Trading Surplus in July

  • Nigerian Government Launches Central Database For Recovered Stolen Assets

  • Nigerian President Signs Nigeria Police Bill 2020 Into Law