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A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: Group declares Nigeria high risk country

Nigerian Thoracic Society has declared Nigeria a high risk country for Coronavirus epidemic ravaging some parts of China.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

Professor Okolie: IPOB expressing Igbo problems on a faulty foundation

The national president of Nigerian Political Science Association, NPSA, Prof. Aloysius-Michael Okolie, has said that the agitations by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, for secession is built on a faulty foundation.

Hoodlums destroy 100 shops in Lagos community

Hundreds of businessmen and women, whose shops are located in the Alakuko and Dalemo areas, which are border communities in Lagos and Ogun states, were shocked on Wednesday as hoodlums destroyed the properties.

Customs impounds millions of naira insecticide in remote Kano village

Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have stormed a warehouse holding pirated insecticides worth millions of naira in a remote village in Kano State.
Supporters of Shiite Hezbollah terror group watch a speech by its leader Hasan Nasrallah, broadcast on a screen, in the Lebanese capital Beirut's southern suburbs, January 5, 2020. (Anwar Amro-AFP)

US army to ‘pay price’ for killing Qasem Soleimani – Hezbollah chief

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday said the US army will “pay the price” for killing top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and a senior Iraqi commander in a drone strike.
Sunderland AFC owner Stewart Donald has decided to sell the club

Stewart Donald set to sell Sunderland amid supporter protest campaign

Sunderland finally broke a nine-match winless run dating back to 2 November over the weekend, but that has not distracted the Black Cats supporters from voicing their dismay at owner Stewart Donald.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Journalist jailed in Benin over Facebook post

Benin sentenced an investigative journalist to 18 months in prison on Tuesday for comments he posted on social media, his lawyer told AFP.

Aisha Falode lauds sports minister’s adopt campaign initiative

Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, has commended the on-going initiative under the Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare, adding it would help the further development of sports in the country.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria far behind in poverty eradication

While speaking on the topic: “Managing the Dynamics of Nigeria’s Advancement: The Socio-Economic options,” Osinbajo said “there are two issues and I’m glad that by the response of discussants, the two issues stood out. One is the environment for local and foreign investments and second is eradicating poverty.”
Alhaji Suleiman Umar, the National Programme Manager of Popular Farms Mills in Kano State says the company is targeting to process 1.5 million tonnes of Paddy Rice per annum in the country.

NIDO: Modular rice mills a boost to SMEs

The President of Nigerians in the Diaspora (Asia Group), Prof. Emenike Ejiogu, has described the introduction of the modular rice milling machine into the nation’s market as “a blessing to the rice value chain and a boost to the small scale sector of the economy.”
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Ohanaeze speaks on allegations against Air Peace chief

Igbo lobby organisation Ohanaeze Ndigbo has weighed in on the criminal indictment of Nigerian businessman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace Airlines, Allen Onyema, by the US Department of Justice.

Allen Onyema: How I made my fortune to start Air Peace

When the news broke over the weekend that Allen Onyema had been indicted in the United States for multi-million dollar fraud, a question that echoed amongst Nigerians was how he moved from relative obscurity to become one of the biggest players in Nigeria’s aviation sector in just about half a decade.
Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino believes the decision to award Liverpool a late penalty in 2-1 defeat at Anfield was ‘soft’.

Harry Redknapp: Tottenham players got Mauricio Pochettino the sack

Harry Redknapp slammed Tottenham’s players for “massively under-achieving” and turning in “relegation form” to leave Mauricio Pochettino out of a job.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: They gave him a false sense of hope

After the Supreme Court threw out the legal challenge by Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the February 2019 presidential poll last week, two things flashed across my mind. One was a song, the other, a quote from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which I’d read over 40 years ago.
At last, the Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the 2019 budget presented to it by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in February.

Local economy in Lagos threatened by foreign nationals – lawmakers

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have raised the alarm over commercial activities by some players and producers considered inimical to existence and growth of local markets and entrepreneurship in the state.
Closed Nigerian border without any activity

Border closure: Importers urge foreign companies to establish in Nigeria

Some cross-border businessmen on Sunday say they were discussing with companies from Cote d’Ivoire to establish branches in Nigeria to retain their patronage.
Senator Smart Adeyemi

Kogi guber: We’ll resist PDP rigging machine – Senator Adeyemi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it will resist the rigging plans of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 state governorship election.

250 Nigerian businesses for economic forum in Russia

The Presidency says about 250 Nigerian business interests will participate in the African Business Forum, which will bring together African and Russian business leaders in Sochi, Russia, between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25.

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Kogi commissioner calls for cultism eradication

The Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Ojo Jones, has charged all heads of institutions in the state to intensify action in eradicating cultism in schools as directed by the Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello.
Coach of Kwara united FC Abdullahi Biffo has stated that the Ilorin based side won’t be adversely affected by the poor start by Delta Force after taking over the Delta based side slot in the Premier League.

Kwara United unfazed by Enyimba’s form and pedigree

Kwara United FC Coach Abdullahi Biffo has stated that his side will be unfazed by the form and pedigree of their opponent ahead of today’s NPFL match day 13 rescheduled fixture at the Enyimba stadium.
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CCB probes CJN, NJC, Delta judiciary, others for ‘child trafficking’

The Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, has commenced probe on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, the National Judicial Institute, the Delta State Judiciary and others over an alleged child trafficking and illegal adoption of children in Delta State.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said- “I strongly condemn the recent killings of civilians, including women and children in the North-West of Cameroon on 14 February 2020.”

Commonwealth chief condemns killings in Cameroon

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has issued a statement in response to an attack on a village in north-west Cameroon on 14 February which left 23 people dead, the majority of them children.

Customs chief fails to appear before Senate panel again

The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, has failed to appear before the Senate Committee on Public Accounts despite several summons.