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PDP warns against plot to foist emergency rule in Rivers

The main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on security agencies in the country to pay special attention to development in Rivers State focusing on possible security challenge of disturbing dimension.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the State recorded one case of COVID-19 on Friday.

Oyo approves construction of four ultra-modern bus terminals

The Oyo State Executive Council, on Tuesday, approved the award of the contract for the construction of four Ultra-modern Bus Terminals to be located in Iwo Road, Challenge, New Ife Road, and Ojoo.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC states adopt policy framework on child nutrition

The decision was reached as part of their determination to put the issue of child nutrition on the front burner and develop an enduring framework that would not only address the challenge of child nutrition within the shortest time possible, but also ensure that access to food by all vulnerable households is reasonably guaranteed at all times.
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).

Two coronavirus patients die in Osun

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola who disclosed this on Sunday said that two patients that tested positive for the virus died at the weekend at the Ede and Ile-Ife isolation centres.

Nine killed in fresh attack on Plateau community

Gunmen have again struck in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing no fewer than nine persons including a pregnant woman in Hurra village of Irigwe chiefdom.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 07, 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. – The counters are reset: the Democratic Republic of the Congo will have to wait at least another 42 days before proclaiming the end of the Ebola epidemic in the east of the country, where a new case was registered on April 10, 2020, after 52 days of a respite which maintained the hope of an exit from the epidemic on April 13, 2020. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP)

Experts: Ebola outbreak in DRC still public health threat

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is still a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), a group of public health experts, advised the World Health Organisation on Tuesday.
Following concern that no fewer than 25 health workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, are in self isolation to monitor for possible contacting COVID-19 as a result of their contact with a patient who was said to have died of the virus, the hospital has said it has so far received three patients, who have been confirmed positive for the virus.

University of Benin teaching hospital confirms three coronavirus cases

Following concern that no fewer than 25 health workers at the University of Benn Teaching Hospital, UBTH, are in self isolation to monitor for possible contacting COVID-19 as a result of their contact with a patient who was said to have died of the virus, the hospital has said it has so far received three patients, who have been confirmed positive for the virus.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Nigerian authorities must uphold human rights in fight to curb coronavirus

The Nigerian authorities must adopt a rights-respecting approach and give clear instructions to security agencies not to abuse their powers as the nation tightens its effort to tame the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty International, a non-governmental organisation, has said.

NAQS: How Nigeria can avoid becoming next epicentre of coronavirus pandemic

Nigeria must break the chain of the spread of COVID-19 in the country to avert the likely scenario of being the next epicentre of the pandemic due to her large population size.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in Gaduwa, Abuja on the 9th of January 2020. 3

Lassa fever: NCDC confirms 14 deaths in 7 states

A total of 82 cases of Lassa fever including 14 deaths have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, NCDC.

Court dissolves 15-year-old marriage in Ibadan over distrust, battery

A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Wednesday dissolved the 15-year- old marriage between one Abiodun Oluwale and husband, Oladipo, over distrust and incessant battery.
The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, has suspended the Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi.

Former REA boss Damilola Ogunbiyi to tackle energy

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All, Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi, on Wednesday pledged to work towards finding a solution to global energy poverty.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Residents upbeat as Oyo government lights up Ibadan for Christmas

In recent times, Ibadan is coming alive again, unusually bubbling for Christmas as the streets, roundabouts and strategic areas in the ancient city are lightened up for the Yuletide season.
Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki has named a 23-man squad that will face Mali in the Nelson Mandela Challenge in October.

Bafana Bafana coach names squad to face Mali in Mandela Challenge

Bafana Bafana head coach Molefi Ntseki has named a 23-man squad that will face Mali in the Nelson Mandela Challenge in October.
Housemate, Seyi Awolowo, has won the Veto Power of chance badge in the ongoing BBNaija season four.

#BBNaija: Seyi becomes Head of House

The Challenge which was in two rounds, saw all the Housemates vying for the coveted position of HoH, but only one person could clinch it.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC arrests banker for allegedly stealing N137 million

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office, has arrested one Kehinde Olumide Agbabiaka, a sales agent of Fidelity Bank Plc.
Ike emerged the winner of this week’s Veto Power Game of Chance, after a rigorous game of shapes and cards.

BBNaija: Ike becomes VPH, a win for Team Enigma

Before the business of the Veto Power Challenge, Big Brother dissolved team Cruisetopia and The Icons. The result of this birthed two new teams in the House – team Enigma and The Legends.
BBNaija

BBNaija: Mercy, Ike win N2 million ‘Munch it’ challenge

The gangster couple of the ‘Pepper Dem’ house Mercy Eke and Ike Onyema won two million Naira in the ‘Munch It’ challenge.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.