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Nigeria governors meet Wednesday on quick way out of coronavirus effects

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum says it will meet on Wednesday to review the situation of COVID-19 pandemic in various states, and as well find paths for a quick way out of the effects of the pandemic.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 1

Lockdown: House of Reps condemns extrajudicial killings, rights abuse

The House of Representatives has condemned the spate of extrajudicial killings and human rights abuses especially by security operatives in the enforcement of the lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari and governors.
The House of Representatives has enjoined the authorities to encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of Covid-19 ailments in the country.

House of Reps urges use of locally made herbs for coronavirus treatment

In a bid to ensure the wellbeing of the citizenry, the House of Representatives has enjoined the authorities to encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of Covid-19 ailments in the country.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.4

President Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of 42 career ambassadors-designate

The Senate on Tuesday received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of 42 career Ambassadors-designate.
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Federal, states, local governments receive N1.95 trillion from FAAC in first quarter

Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), yesterday, stated that the Federal, states and local governments received N1.95 trillion from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) in the first quarter of 2020.
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has warned workers in the state that the coming months will not be easy despite the health challenges already posed by the global pandemic COVID-19.

Abia government orders quarantine of dead man’s relatives, mourners in Umuahia

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the Ministry of Homeland Security to without delay ensure that everyone in a compound of a community in Umuahia South Local Government of the state and the home town of a man believed to have died in Kano of Coronavirus, and aall the mourners who visited the family be quarantined.
The Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of Nigeria Police, Abia State Command headed by Johnbull Obioguru at the weekend rescued two kidnap victims at Amauzo, Okpolu Umuobo Community near Aba, the commercial capital of Abia State.

Police rescue two kidnap victims, recover SUV in Abia

The Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of Nigeria Police, Abia State Command headed by Johnbull Obioguru at the weekend rescued two kidnap victims at Amauzo, Okpolu Umuobo Community near Aba, the commercial capital of Abia State.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate bill proposes N2 million fine for transporting corpse without permit

If the ‘Bill on Protection against Infectious Diseases 2020’ presently in the Senate is signed into law, anyone found transporting a corpse of someone who died of infectious disease would pay a fine of N2 million.
Former Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Monday Onyekachi Ubani, has reacted to the Supreme Court’s nullification of the conviction of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Monday Ubani: Supreme Court verdict on Orji Kalu right, sound

Former Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Monday Onyekachi Ubani, has reacted to the Supreme Court’s nullification of the conviction of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.
The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, has warned police officers and men to shun unprofessionalism while enforcing restriction orders to check spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Police close Enugu motor park abetting illegal boundary crossing

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu state, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, has closed Ugwuoba Garki Modern Motor Park close to the Ugwuoba/Amansi land boundary of the state on Enugu-Oji River-Awka Federal Highway.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

N7.65 billion fraud: Supreme Court orders fresh trial of Orji Kalu, others

The Supreme Court has set aside the December 5, 2019 judgement of the Federal High Court, Lagos, in which former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, convicted and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment over N7.2billion fraud.
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has warned workers in the state that the coming months will not be easy despite the health challenges already posed by the global pandemic COVID-19.

Abia begins active coronavirus case search in 17 councils

The Abia Government says it has embarked on active case search in all its 17 local government areas to ensure that cases of COVID-19 and other related diseases are reported timely.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

EFCC: Supreme Court ruling on Orji Kalu a technical ambush

The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 2

Nigeria records 386 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria, on Friday, recorded 386 cases of COVID-19, its highest daily figure since the country recorded its first case in February.
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 5

Enugu records new case of coronavirus, two discharged, seven active

Enugu has recorded another confirmed positive case of COVID-19, making it the 9th patient recorded in the State.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Supreme court lawfully quashed Senator Kalu’s conviction – SAN

Mr Abiodun Owonikoko, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), yesterday said that the Supreme Court lawfully quashed the conviction and 12-year imprisonment of former Abia State Governor, Dr Orji Uzor-Kalu.

Man jailed five years for trafficking 18-year-old girl to Libya for prostitution

A 66-year-old man was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State, for trafficking an 18-year-old lady to Mali for forced labour and prostitution.

Itse Sagay: Supreme Court judgment on Orji Kalu’s trial a setback

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, has expressed his displeasure at the Supreme Court’s judgment nullifying the trial of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, and others, who were in December convicted and sentenced for a N7.1bn fraud.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.