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Doctors Call Off Strike, as Governors' Forum Broker Truce

[This Day] Abuja -The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) has brokered a truce between the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the federal government leading to the former calling off its strike which commenced at the beginning of the week. (AllAfrica)

Ruling Party Crisis - Edo State as Background for Tinubu, Oshiomhole, Amaechi Fight

[Premium Times] It is clear by now that Adams Oshiomhole's suspension may not put Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the path to peace. (AllAfrica)

PDP Screens Obaseki for Edo Governorship Election

[Premium Times] Ahead of its primary election scheduled to hold on Thursday, June 25, the PDP on Saturday screened Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, a new entrant vying for the party's ticket to contest the September 19 governorship poll. (AllAfrica)

A Government's Aversion to Criticism

[This Day] Last week's attack on Prof. Ango Abdullahi by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina and the arrest of Nastura Sharif over a protest in Katsina have further exposed the presidency's aversion to criticisms. (AllAfrica)

Miners Fault Buhari's Plan On Economic Diversification

[This Day] Abuja -The Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari administration's plan to diversify the economy, saying its approach to diversification is one-sided. (AllAfrica)

How Buhari Administration's Sustainability Plan Will Boost Economy - Osinbajo

[Premium Times] Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic globally, the Buhari administration will not relent in its efforts towards improving the country's healthcare infrastructure and economy, while creating more jobs for millions of Nigerians in different sectors, supporting small businesses, local production and manufacturing, as well as extending the social safety net for the most vulnerable in society, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. (AllAfrica)

Curbing Gender Violence in Nigeria

[This Day] All stakeholders must do more to support the women and girls in danger (AllAfrica)

Fresh Fears As Residents Jettison Face Masks

[Vanguard] Experts cite poor enforcement of guidelines, warn of more difficult days ahead (AllAfrica)

With COVID-19, Nigeria's Balance of Trade Dwindles

[This Day] For two consecutive quarters, Nigeria's trade balance has been in the deficit. The largest economy in Africa recorded a trade deficit to the tune of about N139billion in first quarter of 2020 with imports component of trade at about N4.22trillion while export stood at about N4.08trillion. The National Bureau of Statistics has attributed the dismal performance to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation's economy. (AllAfrica)

Who Pays Back Nigeria's Debts?

[This Day] Once again, Nigeria has a debt problem. Fourteen years after former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his economic team led the country to exit the debt trap of the 1980 and 1990s, Nigeria is once again wallowing in a second debt trap with absolutely no idea of how to exit. Nosa James-Igbinadolor looks at how and why Nigeria got there. (AllAfrica)

Edo 2020 - a Test Case for 2023 Meltdown

[This Day] The battle between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his estranged godfather, Adams Oshiomhole, in the Edo State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress has snowballed into a national crisis threatening the very existence of the party with eyes of all belligerents firmly fixed on 2023. (AllAfrica)

Killing the Broadcast Industry Softly

[This Day] The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the federal agency that regulates -- and strangulates -- the broadcast industry in Nigeria, always gets away with murder. If you ask me its major contribution to the development of broadcasting in the 21 years of our democracy, I can only remember the frequent imposition of sanctions on broadcast stations for violating some rules and regulations, mostly political, with the NBC usually trying to please the government of the day. They have also been granting licenc (AllAfrica)

Edo 2020 - Obaseki's APC Exit Boosts My Electoral Chance - Ize-Iyamu

[Premium Times] The major aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said the voluntary exit of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the party will boost his chances of becoming the next governor of the state. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Records 19 New Coronavirus Deaths

[Premium Times] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 661 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 19, 808. (AllAfrica)

Pandemonium At the Altar

[This Day] Nigeria's tradition of unruly political behaviour has begun rehearsing for a major roadshow well ahead of the 2023 open display. Suddenly, the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has erupted in a crisis long foretold. The daggers are out. The targets are marked. And the lines of the imminent engagement are clear. (AllAfrica)

Agip Ramps Up Shore Reclamation Efforts in Niger Delta

[This Day] Abuja -The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and its Joint Venture (JV) partners, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Oando Oil Limited have ramped up efforts meant to recover part of the receding shoreline in the Niger Delta. (AllAfrica)

Govt to Collaborate With States to Domesticate Child Rights Act

[Premium Times] Together with state governments across the county, and all other stakeholders, the Buhari administration is working harder to deal decisively with the problem of rape and gender-based violence in Nigeria, because every form of sexual assault "are blemishes on the collective humanity and dignity of Nigerians as a people and a Nation." (AllAfrica)

Obaseki - Putting UI On the Spot

[This Day] Despite University of Ibadan's recent clarification that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State was an alumnus of that venerable institution, controversies over the latter's certificate line-up are scaling up, culminating in his jumping ship to PDP, as his former party, the APC, disqualified him at its governorship primary screening. Louis Achi looks at some of the key issues surrounding the muddle. (AllAfrica)

COVID-19 - Enugu Assembly Shut After Member's Death

[Premium Times] The speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Edward Ubosi, has ordered the total shutdown and fumigation of the assembly complex. (AllAfrica)

Insecurity - Not Enough to Talk Tough!

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, met with security chiefs on Thursday, where according to reports, he talked tough and warned his security chiefs he would not take any more excuses but results as the security situation in the country deteriorates. (AllAfrica)

Fulani Herdsmen Taking Over Edo Farmland, Forest, Group Alleges

[This Day] Benin City -OgbaKha-Edo, a Benin socio-cultural group, yesterday lamented the activities of Fulani herdsmen in different parts of Edo State, alleging that they were taking over farmland and forest illegally. (AllAfrica)

A 'Good Setback'

[Premium Times] Back to English Literature class in secondary school, we were taught what an oxymoron was: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. That is why we want to examine the 'good setback' the Buhari government has given Nigeria, taking her back 60 years, according to the PDP. (AllAfrica)

COVID-19 - Ogun Suspends Plan to Reopen Churches, Mosques

[Premium Times] The Ogun State Government has rescinded its decision to reopen places of worship for religious activities. (AllAfrica)

Atiku, PDP Demand Release of CUPP Spokesman

[Premium Times] Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have condemned the arrest of Ikenga Ugochinyere, the spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) by the police and demanded his immediate release. (AllAfrica)

Edo 2020 - Obaseki's Loyalists Say They Remain in APC, Oshiomhole Stands Suspended

[Premium Times] The leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State say Adams Oshiomhole remains suspended from the party. (AllAfrica)

Updated - PDP Grants Waiver to Obaseki

[Premium Times] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted a waiver to its new entrant, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to take part in the party's activities. (AllAfrica)

Buhari Authorises N19.67 Billion for Completion of East-West Road

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate release of N19.67 billion to ramp up efforts in completing sections I-IV of the East-West Road project by 2021. (AllAfrica)

APC Crisis Is Good for Nigeria

[This Day] Fredrick Nwabufo writes that our political system needs a rebirth. (AllAfrica)

Governor Emmanuel Appoints Works Commissioner As Chief of Staff

[Premium Times] Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has appointed Ephraim Inyang-eyen, the state's Commissioner of Works, as his Chief of Staff (CoF). (AllAfrica)

Why Oyo Is Seeing Surge in Coronavirus Cases - Governor

[Premium Times] Governor Seyi Makinde says the recent rise recorded in the number of coronavirus cases in Oyo State is due to more tests being carried out in the state. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Will Get Over N/East Crisis - Buhari

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the nation would surely put the troubles in the North-east in order and move ahead. (AllAfrica)