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Two killed in Anambra cult war

Police spokesman in Anambra, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said operatives had been drafted to the scene to prevent further breakdown of law and other.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Official: Abductors of Chinese expatriates demand N10 million ransom

The gunmen who kidnapped two Chinese expatriates at a gold mining site in Osun State, on Monday, have demanded a ransom of N10 million for their release.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Gunmen abduct two Chinese expatriates in Osun

The expatriates, Zhao Juan (33) and One Wen (50) were abducted at a mining site located Okepa/Itikan village in Ifewara, Atakumosa-West local government area of the state on Monday.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct Chinese expatriates in Osun, shoot guards

Osun state Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the abduction of two Chinese expatriates, Zhao Juan, 33, and one Wen, 50 at a mining site in 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 begin manhunt for abductors of three passengers in Osun

Police and local hunters have commenced a manhunt for abductors of three passengers including one simply identified as Usman, said to be a brother of Seriki Hausa of Iyere town, along Ife-Ilesa Expressway in Osun State.
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Seriki’s brother, two others abducted in Osun regain freedom

The younger brother of Seriki of Hausa Community, identified as Usman, and two others abducted along the Ilesha/Ife expressway have regained freedom.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Osun: Police intensify efforts to rescue three kidnapped persons

The Police Command in Osun on Monday said it was intensifying efforts to rescue the three travelers kidnapped in Ife-Ilesha, Osu, Atakumosa West Local Government Area 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.

Kidnappers release three Chinese miners in Osun

The police in Osun has confirmed the release of three Chinese miners kidnapped at Akere near Ifewara in Atakumosa West Local Government Area.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Policeman killed, three Chinese expatriates abducted from mining site in Osun

Following a misunderstanding that broke out between some labourers and some expatriate at a mining site in Osun State, three Chinese expatriates have been reportedly kidnapped.
Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola disclosed this on Saturday.

Osun eases lockdown in four local councils

The Osun government has approved easing of lockdown imposed on four local government areas in the state to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun locks down four local councils

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Saturday ordered a total lockdown of four local government areas of the state to curtail community spread of COVID-19.
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday disclosed that the state has recorded its first coronavirus death.

Osun arrests 10 Chinese, one Ghanaian for ‘illegal mining’

Fifteen days after 27 illegal miners were arrested in Osun State, another 10 Chinese and a Ghanaian have been arrested after raids on four mining sites in the state.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Osun records two new coronavirus cases

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, who disclosed this in a statement in Osogbo on Sunday, noted that the two new cases were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, (NCDC) last night.
NERC Chairman, Prof. James Momoh,

Nigeria to halt extended power cuts during coronavirus lockdown

The federal government has made arrangements to ensure that prolonged power outages are reduced in the country throughout the period of the current lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Another WHO staff tests positive for coronavirus in Bauchi

Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwani Mohammed, who disclosed this to newsmen in a telephone interview, said that the victim is a female security guard whose samples was taken Monday and had returned positive for the coronavirus.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria urges residents to use face masks at public gatherings

The federal government has urged Nigerians to use face masks or improvised cloth mask at public places where social distancing may not be practicable.
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Lagos discharges nine more coronavirus patients

The Lagos State government, on Tuesday, announced the discharge of nine more Coronavirus patients, having tested negative twice for the virus.
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Nigeria: Fake coronavirus vaccine on sale in Kano

“You must ignore the Vaccine being hawked in Kano which is called ‘COVID19 Vaccine’. It is yellow in color, it’s not certified by anybody, please don’t patronize the hawkers,” Nigeria’s information minister Lai Mohammed said during the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19 briefing.
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President Buhari writes chief justice over decongestion of custodial centres

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent measures towards the speedy trial of cases and decongestion of custodial centres in the country in view of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Nigerians still travelling long distances at night despite lockdown

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Police Command, has threatened to seal all motor parks in the nation’s capital if the operators fail to obey the covid-19 Presidential Lockdown Order.
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Ooni of Ife plans to donate N144 million modular fumigators to 36 states

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has concluded plan to donate modular fumigators, estimated at N144 million to the 36 states of the federation.
As the inks flow in tributes to Abba Kyari by those who loved and despised him, let us not forget that Abba was much misunderstood and often maligned.

Notable African figures who have died of novel coronavirus complications

Africa, the continent that was last to confirm cases of coronavirus now has more than 20,000 cases. As of Tuesday, according to Worldometer, the continent has 24,501 confirmed cases, 1,167 deaths, and 6,531 recoveries.

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UNESCO, Japan inaugurate project to empower women in three states

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

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JAMB bans parents from entering UTME venues

The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, has ordered all CBT Centres across the country not to allow parents/guardians into the registration hall again.
Ahmed Musa trained with Kano Pillars for the first time since rejoining the club on Monday morning.

Ahmed Musa will honour Kano Pillars away games by flight – club chairman

Nigeria international and former Leicester City winger, Ahmed Musa, will only honour Kano Pillars’ away games by flight because of his safety according to the club chairman Surajo Yahaya.
Big Brother Naija 2019 winner, Mercy Eke, has opened up concerning rumours that she tested positive for COVID-19.

Mercy Eke: No man is responsible for my success

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