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Dana Air offers aircraft, resources to support efforts against virus

To support Federal Government’s efforts at curtailing the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria, Dana Air has offered its resources, aircraft and crew.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) leaders at Alafa Yagayaga on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno.

Military neutralises several terrorists, destroys logistics facilities in Sambisa

The Defence Headquarters has disclosed that several Boko Haram Terrorists have been neutralised in air strikes executed by the Air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole at Valangide in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz Abdullahi Mashi, on an inspection visit to Port Health facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, said that any suspected case must be presented for relevant test in line with the global practice on disease emergency control and prevention.

Nigeria receives Jack Ma’s preventive, treatment commodities from China

The Federal Government on Wednesday received a cargo aircraft load of commodities for prevention and testing for coronavirus, from Jack Ma.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Mohammed Atiku denies shaking hands with Bauchi governor

The son of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, has accused the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, of lying about how he contracted coronavirus.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Ministry makes clarifications on international flights’ restriction

As Nigeria joins the world in efforts to contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, the Federal Ministry of Aviation has made clarifications on the restriction of international flights to Nigeria, James Odaudu, Director Public Affairs in the Ministry stated this in a statement.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) leaders at Alafa Yagayaga on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno.

Insurgency: NAF completes in-country PDM, Avionics upgrade of Alpha Jet

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reactivated and inaugurated another Alpha Jet aircraft after Periodic Depot Maintenance (PDM).
Hawaii’s governor has instituted a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine starting Thursday of all people travelling to the state as part of efforts to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Hawaii to quarantine all arrivals to the state for 14 days

Hawaii’s governor has instituted a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine starting Thursday of all people travelling to the state as part of efforts to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Pius Adebola Adesanmi

Canadian university remembers Pius Adesanmi

Nigerian-Canadian professor, Pius Adesanmi, remains irreplaceable one year after his death, says his former employer, Carleton University, Canada.

Passengers protest Aero’s flight delay, unprofessional conduct

Passengers in their hundreds have protested at the local wing of the Nnamidi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja against flight delay and unprofessional conduct by the Aero Contractors.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has neutralised no fewer than 10 bandits at Sububu Forest area in Zamfara .

Scores killed as NAF raid Sambisa forest

The dreaded Boko Haram Islamic Sect once more suffered heavy casualties as the Nigerian Air Force fighter jets their hideouts in Bula Koroge on the fringes of the Sambisa forest in Borno State.
Professor Akin Abayomi, Lagos state commissioner for health at an isolation ward of Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital

Coronavirus: We were given false information – Lagos commissioner

Professor Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, has disclosed that some of those who boarded the same flight with the Italian coronavirus patient have not been quarantined as they gave out false information.
The Nigeria Air Force (NAF), says it has established an aircraft hangar at the 105 Composite Command, Maiduguri, to enhance its operations in the counter-insurgency campaign in the northeast.

Insurgency: NAF sets up aircraft hangar in Maiduguri

The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) says it has established an aircraft hangar at the 105 Composite Command, Maiduguri, to enhance its operations in the counter-insurgency campaign in the northeast.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has received another batch of 116 Nigerians, who volunteered to be repatriated back to Nigeria from Libya.

NEMA receives another batch of 116 Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has received another batch of 116 Nigerians, who volunteered to be repatriated back to Nigeria from Libya.
Multiple rockets hit near the US embassy in Iraq’s capital early Sunday, an American military source said, the latest in a flurry of attacks against US assets in the country.

Rocket attack hits near US embassy in Iraq capital – US military source

Multiple rockets hit near the US embassy in Iraq’s capital early Sunday, an American military source said, the latest in a flurry of attacks against US assets in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said the military will be re-professionalized and re-equipped to meet the growing exigencies of security in the country, assuring Nigerians that the promise of ending terrorism would be realised.

President Buhari: We will re-professionalize, re-equip military

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said the military will be re-professionalized and re-equipped to meet the growing exigencies of security in the country, assuring Nigerians that the promise of ending terrorism would be realised.
Dubai International Airport on Wednesday said it recorded a 3.1 per cent decline in its 2019 passenger traffic.

Dubai airport records lower passenger traffic in 2019

Dubai International Airport on Wednesday said it recorded a 3.1 per cent decline in its 2019 passenger traffic.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

Boko Haram: US announces fresh $40 million aid to Nigeria

The United States has announced an additional $40 million (N14 billion) aid to Nigeria to address the humanitarian crisis arising from decades of the Boko Haram insurgency.
The number of deaths from the new coronavirus outbreak in China has climbed to 170, with the virus now spreading to every province in the country, state media reported on Thursday.

Coronavirus: WHO mulls emergency as death toll rises to 170

The number of deaths from the new coronavirus outbreak in China has climbed to 170, with the virus now spreading to every province in the country, state media reported on Thursday.

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Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Abuja lockdown frustrating – residents

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.

Uber pledges 10 million free rides and deliveries for workers affected by coronavirus

Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Coronavirus: Nigeria able to test between 500 and 1000 a day – NCDC

Nigeria will be able to test up to 1000 suspected cases of coronavirus by the end of this week, the NCDC has said.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria confirms four new coronavirus cases, toll rises to 139

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, has announced four more new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), making the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria rise to 139.

Somali governor killed in bomb blast

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of the Nugaal region in northeastern Somalia has been killed in a suicide bomb blast claimed by the al-Shabab armed group, police said on Monday.