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Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

NCDC places Nigeria at ‘moderate risk’ of Ebola

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has placed Nigeria at ‘moderate risk’ of Ebola outbreak as Guinea battles the contagion.

Suspected Islamists kill 10 people with knives, machetes in Congo

Men armed with knives, machetes and pick-axes killed 10 people in an overnight attack on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a witness and a local rights group said on Tuesday, blaming a Islamist militia.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU calls for release of colleague kidnapped a year ago

Addressing newsmen during the peaceful procession at the main gate of the University of Calabar, Chairman ASUU, UNICAL, Dr Edor John said the Union and its members feel neglected and scourged with the way and manner the matter was being handled by security agencies.

Oyo violence: 20 buried in Ibadan

At least 11 people have been buried on Sunday in the aftermath of Friday’s altercation between Hausa and Yoruba traders at Shasa Market in Akinyele Local Government Area, Oyo State.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 7, 2018 a health worker waits to handle a new unconfirmed Ebola patient at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola treatment centre (ETC) in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo. – Photographers for Agence France-Presse scooped up four nominations on February 20, 2019 in the prestigious 2019 World Press Photo of the Year Award, with the winners to be announced at a gala event in April. Kinshasa-based shooter John Wessels bagged two nominations in the General News – Singles category for including a picture taken of a Congolese health worker waiting for a suspected Ebola patient. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP)

Guinea reports eight Ebola cases including three deaths

Eight people have tested positive for the Ebola virus in southeastern Guinea and three of them have died, Guinean health authorities said, the first possible resurgence of the disease there since the world’s worst outbreak in 2013-2016.

Tony Momoh laid to rest at Grail land in Lagos

The remains of former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh, was on Thursday interred on Grail Land, Iju Hills, Lagos State, under strict observance of COVID-19 protocols.
The father of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Chief Arthur Okorie Uzoma Okowa, is dead.

Delta governor to hold private burial for deceased father

Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed appreciation to Nigerians for their condolences and show of love on the passing of his father, Sir Arthur Okorie Okowa.

Tony Momoh to be buried Thursday as Grail Movement rolls out funeral guidelines

The remains of former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh, who passed on in Abuja last week, will be interred on Grailland, Iju Hills, Lagos on Thursday, February 11, 2021, it has been announced.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia seals five hotels for violating coronavirus protocols

About five hotels located within Aba North council area, Abia State have reportedly been sealed by the COVID-19 monitoring team in the area. Newsmen gathered the team led by one Barr. Nkoro sealed the hotels...
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.

Bandits kill 24, injure others in Kaduna communities

Twenty-four people have been killed, while several others sustained injuries following separate attacks on communities in Birnin Gwari and Kajuru Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
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Kwara government reclaims Ile Arugbo land as court strikes out Senator Saraki’s case

Kwara State Government on Tuesday got a legal green light to proceed with the building of the state secretariat on the controversial Ile Arugbo land in Ilorin, with the court striking out the case instituted by the former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, challenging the government’s take over of the land.

16 killed, 6 missing in Abia, Akwa Ibom boundary clash

16 persons have been reportedly killed while 6 others are still missing following a boundary clash between the Usaka Ukwu, Azunchai, Ekpiri Ala-Ala, Ariam Elu Elu communities in Ikwuano council area of Abia State and their Nkari and Obot Akara neighbours in Ini and Obot Akara council areas of Akwa Ibom State.
The Ghanaian Minister of Information, Kojo Nkrumah, on Sunday, defended the $1m trade levy and other regulations imposed on Nigerian traders in Ghana, noting that Nigeria had equally issued executive orders preventing foreigners from getting jobs which Nigerians can do.

Ghanaian government clarifies ban on funeral, weddings

Ghana's Information Minister-designate Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has clarified the decision of the President to ban funerals and weddings as part of measures to deal with the coronavirus.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police demand prosecution of DSS operatives for murder

The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Olawale Olokode, has asked the Department of State Services, Osun Command, to produce the DSS officers, who allegedly killed a police officer in the state, Rauf Fawale.

Man crushed to death during task force raid in Lagos

A middle-aged man was crushed to death in Bolade, Oshodi area of Lagos, yesterday, during a stampede caused by commercial bus drivers, who were trying to evade arrest by policemen attached to the Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit.

Politicians, herdsmen top insecurity actors in Delta – report

Stakeholders in Delta state have identified politicians as the most powerful actors involved in conflict, violence and insecurity in the state and herdsmen with backers in the Police and Army, as key actors in law-breaking.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Abia panel orders police to release slain man’s corpse for burial

The Chairman of the Abia State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, retired Justice Sunday Imo, has ordered the police to immediately release of the corpse of late Mr Chinaka Ahamefula to his family for burial.

Family: We’ll bury Jerry Rawlings in Anlo state

The Agbotui and Allied families of former President Jerry John Rawlings have insisted that he will be buried in Anlo, which is in sharp contrast to government’s announcement.
A member of the Jigawa state house of assembly representing Kafin-Hausa constituency, Hon. Adamu Babban Bare (APC) is reported dead.

Jigawa assemblyman Babban Bare passes on

The Chairman House Committee on information, Hon. Aminu Zakari Tsubut, who disclosed the news in Dutse, said the house received with great shock the demise of one of their patriotic and selfless members in the person of Hon. Adamu Babban Bare.
A former military administrator of Lagos State, Ndubuisi Kanu, has passed away.

Lagos governor: We will give Ndubuisi Kanu a befitting burial

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday disclosed the readiness of the state government to give former Military Governor of the State, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd) a befitting burial.
A former military administrator of Lagos State, Ndubuisi Kanu, has passed away.

Lagos sets up committee for Ndubuisi Kanu’s burial

The Lagos State Government has set up a four-member committee to ensure a befitting burial for former military governor of the state, retired Rear Adm. Ndubuisi Kanu.
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Two police inspectors, one other die in Kogi accident

The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Solomon Aghure, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Lokoja.

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Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

NUJ calls for Sheikh Gumi’s arrest

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Friday, called for the arrest of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for saying journalists are criminals for calling bandits criminals.
Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, an energy expert, has commended the Federal Government on plans to make available 600,000 gas cylinders in the country as part of effort to drive Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) penetration.

Nigerian government to launch new pricing framework for gas operations

The chairman of National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the federal government will launch a new pricing framework to regulate operations in the gas sector.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) jokes with Raul Jimenez (right), who visited Wolves while training

Wolves boss ‘confident’ Raul Jimenez will return this season

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is "totally confident" Mexico striker Raul Jimenez will be back from his fractured skull before the end of this season.

OPC nabs four ‘kidnappers’ in Ibarapa

The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Oyo State said yesterday that it arrested four suspected Kidnappers in the Ibarapa, area of the state.
“Now countries are still pursuing deals that will compromise the COVAX supply,” WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward told a briefing. “Without a doubt.”

WHO: Countries threaten global COVAX vaccine supply by making own deals

Countries seeking their own vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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The Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data Initiative, ARDI, has expressed satisfaction with the confirmation of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa by the Senate as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Timi Frank urges new EFCC chair not to disappoint youths

A political activist, Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the new executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, to make the positive overhaul and transformation of the agency his cardinal goals.
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EFCC charges two bank staff over N197.2 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has slammed a 21-count charge against two female staffers of Access Bank Plc.
The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, on Saturday, said that the forum and the traditional rulers in the region supported the decision of the National Economic Council that state governments have statutory jurisdiction over forest reserves

Southwest governors declare support for NEC decision on forest management

The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Saturday, said that the forum and the traditional rulers in the region supported the decision of the National Economic Council (NEC) that state governments have statutory jurisdiction over forest reserves.
Jimmy Lai arrives at the West Kowloon magistrates for one of his many court appearances. Anthony Wallace-AFP-Getty Images

Hong Kong court says Jimmy Lai’s bail denied because risk of further offences

A Hong Kong court said on Tuesday its denial of bail for media tycoon Jimmy Lai, the most high-profile person charged under a new the national security law, was due to the risk of his committing further offences.
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

Fish farmers applaud Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence as WTO head

The National Fish Association of Nigeria (NFAN) has congratulated Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala over her emergence as the Director-General, World Trade Organisation (WTO).