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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Policeman allegedly kills man in Abia

A Police Inspector who reportedly shot dead a civilian, along Ururuka Road, Ogbor Hill, Aba, Abia State, has been arrested by the Police.

JAMB de-lists nine CBT centres for examination misconduct

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has de-listed nine Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres from the list of approved centres in the just concluded 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Governor Oyetola briefing journalists at the Government House in Osogbo

Governor Oyetola: How Osun helped Nigeria avert coronavirus disaster

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun said the state government helped the country to avert what could have been a major disaster from the COVID-19 pandemic with the way it handled the issue of the 117 returnees from Ivory Coast to the state.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed on Sunday the death of another Nigerian from COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to five.

Nigerian doctors tackle government over invitation of Chinese medical experts

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, and National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, yesterday rejected plans by the Federal Government to invite Chinese doctors into the country, describing it as an embarrassment to their members and health workers in the country.
Governor Oyetola briefing journalists at the Government House in Osogbo

Osun coronavirus index case tests negative, discharged

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced that the state has discharged its first patient of COVID-19 in the state from the hospital after testing negative twice.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola: 25 of Cote d’Ivoire returnees not from Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, says 25 of the 127 people who returned to the state from Cote d’Ivoire recently are not indigenes of the state.
The missions gave the assurance in New York during a collaborative meeting between the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, and the new Nigerian Consul-General in Atlanta, Mrs Aishatu Musa.

Consul General: Three Nigerians die of coronavirus in America

The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Benaoyagha Okoyen, has confirmed the death of three Nigerians from the Coronavirus Disease in the United States.

Groups provide relief material for vulnerable Nigerians

More groups have donated food, relief materials to vulnerable Nigerians in recent times to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Abia coronavirus lockdown taskforce impounds vehicles, tricycles

Several vehicles and tricycles were on Saturday impounded by the Abia State Joint Taskforce on Enforcement of lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic.g
Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

Coronavirus lockdown: Security agencies, task force should treat Nigerians with dignity – Reps deputy whip

The Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha on Friday urged security agencies and Task-Force set up by Federal and State Governments to treat people with dignity and respect as it is needless to stop people from getting coronavirus by harassing and shooting at them.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia to impound vehicles defying restrictions

Abia State government has directed the Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency, TIMAAS and the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to impound vehicles who defy the order on the restriction of movement in the state.

Benue governor undergoes coronavirus test

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Thursday morning, finally took the coronavirus (COVID-19) test in order to ascertain his status.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus-positive man escapes from isolation centre

A commercial driver who tested positive to coronavirus in Niger State has escaped from the isolation centre in Bida where he was being managed.
Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Tuesday, gave out balls of take-away Eba and soup as coronavirus palliative.

Abia governor distributes garri, soup as coronavirus palliative

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Tuesday, gave out balls of take-away Eba and soup as coronavirus palliative.

Abia to close land borders Sunday

Following the recommendation of the state’s inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 based on situational reviews, Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has approved the closure of all the state’s land borders with effect from 4am on Sunday, 29th March, 2020.
The Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Mr Ene Okon, has ordered the immediate removal of Close Circuit Television installed by unknown persons around Isiama Afara Ukwu Umuahia ahead of the burial of Eze Israel Kanu and his wife, Sally.

Police confirm arrest of three ‘kidnappers’ in Abia

The Police Commissioner in Abia, Mr Ene Okon, on Saturday confirmed the arrest of three persons suspected to be kidnappers at Obikabia community in Obingwa Local Government of the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue kidnapped 80-year-old mother of Bayelsa council boss

The 80-year-old abducted mother of the Chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Council Area, Bayelsa State, Madam Beauty Nimizuoa, has been rescued twenty one days after her abduction.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Osuji, told newsmen in Umuahia that the South African went to a hospital in Aba and was treated of malaria, adding that he is now hale and hearty and had returned to work.

Abia, hotel deny South African engineer had virus

Following the stampede at the Hotel du Golf, Aba, Abia State on Friday over the suspected case of a foreigner with the dreaded Coronavirus, the state government and the management of the hotel have categorically denied that a white South African lodging in the hotel is infected with the virus.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Chinese doctors must be quaratined

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with the largest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York Times reports.

New York increases fine for violating social distancing guidelines to $1,000

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
The countries according to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland.

Nigeria declares April 10, 13 as Easter holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano coronavirus fund raising committee hits N400 million

The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Street To School Initiative, has unveiled a newly renovated ultra-modern Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) for residents of Surulere Community in Agbado-Oke-Odo, Lagos

Japan donates $236, 000 for humanitarian mine action in Northeast

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.