WORLD NEWS

Sheikh Hasina to Lead Global Leaders at CVF Event_Ada Nkong

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is to chair the virtual climate vulnerable forum leaders event to be cohosted by the Global center on adaptation tomorrow at 7.00pm. A release signed by MD Tohidul Islam ,Senior Information officer of Bangladesh ministry of foreign affairs stated that as current president of CVF, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be… Continue reading Sheikh Hasina to Lead Global Leaders at CVF Event_Ada Nkong

EDUCATION

Buhari Approves Special Salary Scale for Teachers,Increases Years of Service to 40_Ada Nkong

Pressident Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale for teachers. Minister of education,Adamu Adamu who represented the President at the 2020 world teachers day celebration in Abuja said this is to encourage teachers to do more. Adamu also disclosed the President's approval to increase the years of service of teachers from 35 to 40.

WORLD NEWS

Trump and Wife Melanie Test Positive for Coronavirus_Ada Nkong

Following test carried out on President Donald Trump and wife Natalie after a close ally tested positive for coronavirus,President Trump Thursday tweeted that himself and his wife have tested positive but will get over this together. Melanie also said her husband and her had tested positive but are doing fine. Critics have made reference to… Continue reading Trump and Wife Melanie Test Positive for Coronavirus_Ada Nkong

ECONOMY

NLC,TUC Suspend Strike Action_Ada Nkong

Following a protracted meeting between labour leaders and the Federal government Sunday evening, the proposed strike action that should have started today has been called off. Our correspondent reports that the new electricity Tariff which is part of Labour's grievance has been suspended for two weeks and a committee set up to review the tariff.… Continue reading NLC,TUC Suspend Strike Action_Ada Nkong

POLITICS · WORLD NEWS

Trump Insists Biden Take Drug Test Before Debate_Ada Nkong President Donald Trump demanded Sunday that his Democratic rival Joe Biden take a drug test either before or after the pair’s first debate on Tuesday, in his latest salvo against his opponent’s mental acuity. “I will be strongly demanding a Drug Test of Sleepy Joe Biden prior to, or after, the Debate on Tuesday night,” Trump tweeted. “Naturally, I will agree to take one also. His Debate performances have been record-setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly. Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy???” he continued, without offering any evidence for the claim. the US President said Sunday the Senate will “easily” confirm his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the election, despite furious Democratic opposition to his bid to steer the court rightward for years to come. Trump has nominated Barrett, a darling of conservatives for her religious views, to replace the late liberal justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a lifetime seat on the top court, potentially impacting some of the most partisan issues in America, from abortion to gun rights to health care. His decision to push her nomination through just weeks before the tense and potentially disputed November 3 election, in which polls show he is the underdog, has galvanized Democrats, who are calling for the decision to be made by the winner of the vote. His election rival, Democrat Joe Biden, has led the charge. “The Senate should not act on this vacancy until after the American people select their next president and the next Congress,” Biden said Saturday, just moments after Trump announced Barrett’s nomination. But Trump expressed confidence Sunday in an interview with “Fox & Friends.” “I think we’re going to have it done easily before the election,” he said. “I think it would be nice to do. Get it out of the way,” he continued, adding: “We have plenty of time.” Barring a huge surprise, Republican senators, who have 53 out of 100 votes in the upper house of Congress, are expected to confirm Barrett. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, has already announced that a vote will be held “this year.” Source: Channels TV

ELECTIONS · POLITICS · WORLD NEWS

Trump retweets Russian propaganda about Biden that US intel agencies say is intended to influence 2020 election_Femi Ehiabhi

President Donald Trump on Sunday night retweeted Russian propaganda about former Vice President Joe Biden that the US intelligence community recently announced was part of Moscow's ongoing effort to "denigrate" the Democrat ahead of November's election. Late Sunday, Trump amplified a tweet that contained audiotapes of a 2016 conversation between Biden and then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko --… Continue reading Trump retweets Russian propaganda about Biden that US intel agencies say is intended to influence 2020 election_Femi Ehiabhi

HEALTH · RELIGION

Review your stand on no weekday worship, Oyedepo advices Sanwo-Olu_Femi Ehiabhi

Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo has decreed that the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu should allow churches to also open on weekdays in the state. In Lagos, churches only open on Sundays and mosques on Fridays. But Oyedepo, on Sunday during worship service at Canaanland, Ogun State berated the Lagos State Government… Continue reading Review your stand on no weekday worship, Oyedepo advices Sanwo-Olu_Femi Ehiabhi

ECONOMY · FINANCE · HEALTH

COVID-19: States to get $2.5m performance-based grants for tax relief_Femi Ehiabhi

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Sunday said that each state government would receive USD2.5 million performance-based grants for implementing tax relief programmes for individual taxpayers and businesses to mitigate COVID-19 impact. The forum disclosed this in a statement issued by the Head, Media and Public Affairs of NGF Secretariat, Mr Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, in Abuja… Continue reading COVID-19: States to get $2.5m performance-based grants for tax relief_Femi Ehiabhi

HEALTH

Covid-19: 325 new cases in Nigeria_Femi Ehoabhi

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported three hundred and twenty-five (325) new cases of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The health agency at exactly 11:26 pm on Saturday night, August 15, confirmed the new cases in on its official account on the microblogging site, Twitter. The development brings the overall confirmed cases of the dreaded… Continue reading Covid-19: 325 new cases in Nigeria_Femi Ehoabhi