India to ease lockdown rules as coronavirus cases decline to lowest in two months

India reported 114,460 new coronavirus infections on Sunday (June 6), the lowest in two months, while the death toll increased by 2,677, as parts of the country prepared to ease movement restrictions. India has the world’s second-largest number of coronavirus…

*New APC nomination fee for Lagos LG poll outrageous, says group (ThisDay)*Sanwo-Olu: Lagos completed 1,097 school projects in two years (Nation)

New APC nomination fee for Lagos LG poll outrageous, says group (ThisDay) The new nomination guidelines for Lagos local government poll aspirants by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is drawing criticisms from different quarters. One of such is coming from…

India gifts Nigeria 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The government of India has donated 100,000 doses of  COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria. A consignment of 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines, manufactured at the Serum Institute of India, was delivered to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), according…

Pakistan to India: ‘Time to bury the past’ for regional peace

Pakistan’s military chief Thursday advocated a “stable” relationship with archrival India, saying unsettled disputes between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors are “dragging the region back to the swamp of poverty and underdevelopment.” Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa told a conference of…

India goes after Rihanna over farmers’ protest, says her tweet ‘irresponsible’

India has accused “foreign individuals” and celebrities of “sensationalism” after a tweet by pop superstar Rihanna, extending support to protesting farmers, drew global attention. Hours after the singer’s tweet, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg and the US vice president’s niece…

India to export COVID-19 vaccines

India will begin exporting locally-made coronavirus vaccines within a fortnight of their launch, a foreign ministry official has told the BBC. The official dismissed reports that India would ban exports of vaccines it is producing to meet local demand. India…

*Police arraign 4 for allegedly stealing gold, money worth N5.4m (Vanguard)*Lagos State Assembly confirms Sanwo-Olu’s nominees (Guardian)

Police arraign 4 for allegedly stealing gold, money worth N5.4m (Vanguard) Four men, who allegedly broke into an apartment and stole valuables worth N5.4 million, were, on Tuesday, arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The defendants, Daniel Odey,…

*Hit-and-run bus driver kills LNSC officer in Lagos (Guardian)*Two robbers nabbed while sleeping in stolen car (Punch)

Hit-and-run bus driver kills LNSC officer in Lagos (Guardian) The Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC), Ejigbo, Lagos State, has warned the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to fish out the commercial bus driver who killed one of its…

*Police arrest 18 protesters, journalists in Lagos (Punch) *Police explain death of man in custody (Guardian)

Police arrest 18 protesters, journalists in Lagos (Punch) Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested 18 protesters, including four journalists, during a protest against the hike in the pump price of fuel and electricity tariff in the country.…

UK records highest daily toll of coronavirus since May

The UK recorded its highest daily total of new coronavirus cases since May, while India broke its own troubling related world record — with another 90,632 residents confirmed overnight to have the disease. The United Kingdom announced Sunday that it…

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