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The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese in Anambra State, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor, has faulted the decision to shut down churches in the name of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Anglican communion faults Anambra burial law

The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese in Anambra State, Rt. Rev Samuel Ezeofor has faulted with several sections of the Anambra State burial law, which came into effect on May 9th last year.
Kidnap

Late former Edo Speaker’s wife, driver abducted by gunmen

Her husband, Zakawanu Garuba, who died yesterday at Abuja after a brief illness, was being taken home to Auchi for burial when the widow, her three children and the aged mother of the late former Speaker encountered the gunmen at Kabba junction in Kogi State.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Rivers locks down Bonny, Onne communities

The Rivers State Government has expressed deep worry that the state could gradually become the next epicentre of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with a rising number of positive cases of the pandemic.
Frank Mba

Police deny reports of torture of suspected criminal who died in custody

The Nigeria Police has de­bunked reports published by some media organisations and some social media platforms that a 47-year-old Olaoluwa Bo­larinwa who was arrested in connection with robbery activi­ties in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, was tortured to death by mem­bers of the Inspector General of Police Special Tactical Squad (IGPSTS) while in their custody at Itele area of Lafenwa, Ogun State.
Victor Osimhen says Lille Metrople have picked vital lessons from Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League 3-0 away defeat to Ajax Amsterdam and are already looking forward to their next group game against Chelsea.

Victor Osimhen arrives in Lagos for father’s funeral

“He is around. He came in today. He came with some Eagles players. They landed in Lagos (private wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport),” a source said.

Kano elders express concern over the efforts in combating coronavirus

A citizens and civil society initiative, “Kano against Covid-19” has expressed concern over the ongoing fight against the COVID 19 in the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Panic grips residents where Asiwaju Tinubu’s dead CSO lived

Following the public announcement by the All Progressives Congress, APC, National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu that his Chief of Staff, Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, Lateef Raheem, died of COVID-19 complications, there has been serious panic among the residents of Maplewood Estate, Lagos Island, where the deceased lived until his death.
Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

Senator Kwankwaso writes Presdent Buhari over ‘mysterious deaths’ in Kano

Worried by the waves of sudden deaths that hit Kano, the former governor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal government to order an independent expert team to probe the cause of the deaths in the state.
The Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdulazeez Garba-Gafasa, has called on the state government to urgently constitute a committee of professionals to investigate the reported mass deaths in the state.

Kano Speaker wants mass deaths investigated

The Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdulazeez Garba-Gafasa, has called on the state government to urgently constitute a committee of professionals to investigate the reported mass deaths in the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Danjuma Kashimu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Magama-Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger, in Saturday’s bye-election.

Anambra APC urges governor to set up coronavirus test centres

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has advised Governor Willie Obiano to expedite action and set up COVID-19 test centres across Anambra state to enable citizens to access the facilities to ascertain their status.
Police forces at an Egyptian village were forced to use tear-gas to break up crowds and arrest dozens on Saturday protesting the burial of a doctor who died from the coronavirus.

Fearful Egyptians disrupt burial of coronavirus victim — video

Egyptian police arrested a dozen people and fired tear gas in a Nile Delta village Saturday, as a crowd protested the burial of a COVID-19 victim, a security source said.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Lockdown: Ebonyi partially restores religious, funeral activities

The commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji, disclosed this on Tuesday night, after the executive council meeting in Abakaliki.
In continuation of its renewed efforts to provide more critical infrastructure in the state, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the execution of development projects worth over N2.5 billion.

Enugu orders workers to stay at home

Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has directed workers to stayed at home as measure to contain the dreaded Coronavirus in the state.
Eze Israel Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu’s kinsmen declare IPOB members personae non grata at parents’ burial

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra have been declared personae non grata at the burial of the parents of Nnamdi Kanu, their founder.

Police confirm murder of 34 persons by bandits in Zamfara

The police in Zamfara have confirmed the killing of 34 persons following an attack in Tungar Kafau and Gidan Wawa communities in Shinkafi Local Government Areas of the state.
Plateau Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB)

Teachers Day: Plateau SUBEB intensifies search for quality primary education

When Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark World Teachers’ Day last week, Prof. Mathew Sule, Executive Chairman, Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), had one concern in his heart – the quality of education in Plateau’s primary schools.

WHO: ‘Unsafe burial’ of woman triggered new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The death and unsafe burial of a 65-year-old woman in Mangina in Democratic Republic of Congo was the critical event that set alarm bells ringing in the latest Ebola outbreak in late July, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland massacre haunts Monday’s elections

Thirty-four years later, Ellis Ndlovu still cannot bear to look at the tree in the schoolyard where Zimbabwean soldiers killed her son.

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Mikel Arteta expects difficult January transfer window

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the club do not have much room to manoeuvre in the January transfer window and may have to offload players before they can add to the first-team squad.

Qatar supports Nigerian Armed Forces, Police with $1 billion

The Republic of Qatar has released $1billion to provide scientific equipment and build an ultra-mordern hospital for officers and men of the Armed Forces including the transformation of Nigerian Police training schools and colleges.
Interpol has issued a notice to police forces around the world about various scams that have sprung up which take advantage of the Corronavirus (COVID-19).

Interpol raises the alarm over fake coronavirus vaccines

The International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has alerted Nigeria, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, and 190 other countries of threat from organised criminal groups during the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, including fake vaccines and the theft of supplies.
Ovie Omo-Agege

Senator Omo-Agege: Why National Assembly cannot produce new constitution for Nigeria

Deputy President of Senate Ovie Omo-Agege has declared that the National Assembly has no power to replace the current constitution with new one.
England, Nigeria and Canada are in a three-way tussle for the services of Fikayo Tomori, with the Chelsea centre-half’s impressive displays putting him on Gareth Southgate’s radar.

Newcastle United target Fikayo Tomori loan move

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle are considering making a loan move for Tomori, however the Magpies expect to face competition from other clubs domestically and from overseas.