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A police convoy believed to be carrying Rwandan genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga arrives at the Paris courthouse where Kabuga is due to appear for an arraignment hearing, France, May 19, 2020. REUTERS-Gonzalo Fuentes

Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga brought before French court

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga was arraigned before a French public prosecutor on Tuesday, three days after police swooped on his hideout in a Paris suburb, ending a 26-year manhunt.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm abduction of Benue businessman

The Police Command in Benue on Sunday confirmed the abduction of Mr. Emmanuel Nwankwo, a businessman.

Raymond Dokpesi: When did malaria becomes coronavirus?

Businessman and founder of DAAR Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, who was discharged alongside a member of his family from isolation centre in Abuja on Thursday after being cured of COVID-19 had expressed doubt that he was really infected with the virus.

Foundation donates face masks, rice to Ebonyi communities

As the people and residents of Ebonyi State await both federal and state relief to cushion the hardships of the COVID-19 lockdown, an NGO, Golden-Julius Foundation (GJF) has stepped in to distribute over 2,000 bags of rice and other food items worth millions of naira to the indigent and disadvantaged people in the Nguzu and Ebiri communities of Afikpo South local government area.

Abuja community protest as police ‘kill’ businessman

There was a violent protest in the Karmo area of Abuja on Monday following the alleged killing of a businessman, Solomon Eze, by a police officer.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

First batch of stranded Nigerian nationals depart US for Abuja

The first batch of Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is on their way back home.
Lesotho's Thomas Thabane speaks during an interview with Reuters at State House in the capital Maseru, file. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko-File Photo

Lesotho’s murdered first lady agreed to divorce on day she died – sources

Hours before she was shot dead on the outskirts of the capital, Lesotho’s former first lady, Lipolelo Thabane, made a surprising decision.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

CACOVID to distribute 70,000 loaves of bread to Lagos residents

The Private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has commenced the distribution of 5000 loaves of bread per day for the next 14 days to individuals and families in different locations in Lagos State.

NBA advises lawyers to count cost before going out

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikorodu Branch, Lagos, has advised lawyers to count the cost before hitting the streets, as the Federal Government gets set to ease lockdown.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Six ‘kidnapped’ in Cross River amid lockdown

A former board member of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, FNPH, Princess Filia Henshaw, an Igbo businessman, Chief Odinka Odinka, CEO Odinka Electrical and Electronics and four others were allegedly abducted in Calabar, Cross River State.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

Kebbi governor pledges quality educational infrastructure

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi says his administration is committed to the provision of necessary infrastructure to schools towards achieving quality education.
President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described the late Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, as an experienced lawyer and banker.

US: Abba Kyari played key role in return of $300 million Abacha loot

The United States government has described the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, as a dedicated public servant and respected interlocutor for the American government.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Nigeria’s accountant general loses dad

The announcement was contained in a statement made available to the media on Wednesday by the spokesperson of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Henshaw Ogubike.

Coronavirus: Group urges African governments to mobilise against tobacco industry

Tobacco multinationals are using the COVID-19 crisis to engage in activities that either help clean their image or challenge governments for restricting or banning the sale of tobacco products, the African Tobacco Control Alliance has said.

Governor Badaru: How Jigawa’s index case contracted coronavirus

The governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru, on Sunday, provided more information on how the first case of coronavirus was contracted in the state.

Air Peace chief dismisses presidential ambition

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, has dismissed the insinuation that he is nursing a presidential ambition towards 2023, insisting he is a businessman without any political ambition.
The Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Mr Ene Okon, has ordered the immediate removal of Close Circuit Television installed by unknown persons around Isiama Afara Ukwu Umuahia ahead of the burial of Eze Israel Kanu and his wife, Sally.

CP: Policeman who killed Abia businessman was drunk

Following the incident where a businessman, Ifeanyi Arunsi, was killed at Ebem Ohafia, weekend, Abia State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ene Okon, has confirmed that the killer policeman acted under the influence of alcohol when he committed the act.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm killing of another Abia businessman

Police Command in Abia on Saturday confirmed the arrest of an unnamed police operative for killing one Mr Friday Arunsi, a middle-aged businessman at his Ebem Ohafia community.

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Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA, WHO, EU launch campaign to help domestic violence victims amid coronavirus lockdown

FIFA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission have announced the #SafeHome campaign designed to support women and children at risk of domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
Meng Wanzhou

Canadian court disappoints Huawei over CFO’s case

A Canadian court ruled against Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Wednesday in her extradition case to the US on fraud charges.
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 .

Military airstrike kills 30 bandits in Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed no fewer than 30 bandits and destroyed their logistics store in air strikes conducted on Tuesday in Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos conducts assessment to revitalise 329 primary healthcare

As part of efforts geared towards the revitalisation of Primary Healthcare, the Lagos State Government has carried out a comprehensive assessment of no fewer than 329 Primary healthcare centres in the State.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Trading resumes after Eid-el-Fitr celebration with 0.07% growth

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened trading on Wednesday after the public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration with a marginal growth of 0.07 per cent.