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The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Troops destroy wanted Benue militia leader’s hideout

The Nigerian Military said on Sunday night that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke acting on credible human Intelligence traced wanted Benue Militia leader and kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza alias “Gana” to a hideout in Tse-Audu village in Akate ward, Donga LGA of Taraba state but noted that he and his gang members escaped a dawn raid before they could be caught.
One video calling application that has witnessed a boom in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is Zoom.

Zoom removes Giphy from its chat feature

Zoom has temporarily disabled the integration of GIF platform Giphy in its chat feature, the company said in a blog post. “Once additional technical and security measures have been deployed, we will re-enable the feature.” Zoom didn’t offer any specifics beyond that on Giphy’s removal.
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Oil falls as fears of second coronavirus wave take hold

Oil prices fell on Wednesday as potential OPEC+ plans to deepen supply cuts were overshadowed by demand concerns exacerbated by a possible second wave of coronavirus infections as countries ease lockdowns.

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.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Soldiers kill second most wanted kidnap kingpin in Benue, recovers weapons

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers on internal security operations in Benue state have killed the leader of a notorious kidnap group Terugwa Igbagwa aka Orjondu.
Sam Ohuabunwa

PSN demands investment in research, strong healthcare system to tackle coronavirus, pandemics

To mark the World Malaria Day, experts have reiterated the need for Nigeria to develop stronger and robust healthcare systems which can withstand pressure in the face of any pandemic such as COVID-19 through improved budget and invest­ment in infrastructure, espe­cially health research.
On Friday, Apple and Google revised their ambitious automatic contact-tracing proposal, just two weeks after the system was first announced.

Apple, Google pledge to shut down coronavirus tracker when pandemic ends

On Friday, Apple and Google revised their ambitious automatic contact-tracing proposal, just two weeks after the system was first announced. An Apple representative said the changes were the result of feedback both companies had received about the specifications and how they might be improved. The companies are also releasing a “Frequently Asked Questions” document, which rehashes much of the information already made public.

PSN: Malaria infection risk factor for increase coronavirus fatality

As the world marks this year’s World Malaria Day, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, has identified malaria infection as one risk factor that would increase the case fatality of COVID-19 even as it noted that about 97 per cent of the country’s population was at risk of malaria infection.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, alerted Nigerians to be mindful of fake chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets currently in circulation.

NAFDAC: Fake chloroquine tablets now in circulation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, alerted Nigerians to be mindful of fake chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets currently in circulation.

NAFDAC raises the alarm over fake chloroquine tablets from China

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday alerted Nigerians on the circulation of fake chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

NAFDAC alerts Nigerians on circulation of fake Chloroquine 250mg tablets

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday alerted Nigerians on the circulation of falsified chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

NAFDAC chief orders chloroquine manufacturing

Prof Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, PhD, FAS, Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has ordered manufacturing of Chloroquine, an old antimalarial, for emergency stock for possible clinical trial treatment of of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Benue governor apologises to pensioners over failure to pay arrears

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday apologised to pensioners over government’s inability to pay pension and gratuities arrears.

Oil prices tick higher after inventories dip

Crude oil prices edged slightly higher Thursday after the Christmas holiday, as a weekly inventory report indicated a bigger-than-expected decline in stockpiles for oil.

Oil falls as US-China trade deal prospects dim

Oil prices fell on Wednesday as prospects for a trade deal between the United States and China faded, weighing on the outlook for the global economy and energy demand.

Nigeria’s unity: Federal government needs to address perceived marginalisation – study

A new study has revealed that Nigerians still find it hard to cooperate and work with each other for the good of the nation.

Appeal Court upholds Benue PDP Reps member’s election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, on Friday affirmed the election of Dr Richard Gbande of the PDP as member representing Katsina-Ala/Ukum/Logo Federal Constituency in Benue.
Some tomato farmers in Benue have called on the state government to mop up surplus tomatoes in markets across the state to curb wastage.

Benue tomato farmers lament wastage, call on government for solution

Some tomato farmers in Benue have called on the state government to mop up surplus tomatoes in markets across the state to curb wastage.

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Nigeria’s Victor Moses and teammates at Inter Milan are willing to accept pay cut as the Serie A outfit plan to reduce salaries due to the coronavirus crisis, according to the Italian agency ‘ANSA’,

Victor Moses in as Inter Milan name Europa League final squad

Victor Moses has been named in Inter Milan squad for the final stages of the 2019-20 Europa League while Kwadwo Asamoah has been excluded.
At least a dozen people have been killed over the weekend due to storms with heavy rains and landslides in South Korea.

Heavy rains in South Korea kill at least a dozen people

At least a dozen people have been killed over the weekend due to storms with heavy rains and landslides in South Korea.

UNICEF: Breastfeeding still best for mothers, babies

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to celebrate this Year’s World Breastfeeding Week starting from August to 7th, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has urged mothers to continue to breastfeed their babies while observing all necessary safety and hygiene precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NDDC audit: Senator Kalu asks National Assembly to focus on missing funds

Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, has said that the ongoing audit of the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), should focus on missing funds rather than projects awarded and completed by contractors.

Medical expert tasks Nigerians on hepatitis test

Dr Olumuyiwa Balogun-Oluwa, the Deputy Medical Director of Ijede General Hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos State, has advised Nigerians to go for hepatitis test to ensure early detection of the virus.