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According to Jatto Adams, General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, the clarifications sought by NPA was to get full details of the incident for record purposes.

NPA: We did not contradict NCDC over coronavirus cases

The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has said that it did not contradict the statement by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, that six cases of covid-19 were found on a vessel but only sought clarifications.
Retired South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh, 31, said he has been struggling with the disease for the last 14 days.

South African Olympic gold medallist battling coronavirus

Former Olympic swimming champion Cameron van der Burgh has said he has been battling the new coronavirus for the last two weeks and that athletes who continue to train for the Tokyo Games are exposing themselves to “unnecessary risk”.
Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, bringing the total to 22 cases.

Nigeria: Coronavirus causality has underlying illness, died of complications

The Federal Government said the 67 years old Nigerian, who was the first person to die of COVID-19 early Monday morning, had an underlying illness and died due to complications.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

APC crisis: President Buhari consults stakeholders

President Muhammadu Buhari will today make a final decision on the meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled for Tuesday next week.

CBN: No ban on domiciliary accounts deposits

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that it has not prohibited the acceptance of foreign currency cash deposits by Deposit Money Banks.

Presidency: Repatriated funds’ll be utilised as agreed

The Presidency, on Friday, said that all the repatriated funds to the country have been earmarked for identified critical projects across the country in accordance with the agreement.
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NSA accuses Abba Kyari of ‘unwarranted meddlesomeness’

The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), has blamed the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, for the failures in the war against insurgency.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court adjourns trial of Jumoke Akinjide, others over alleged N650 million fraud

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos has adjourned until January 17, 2020 for continuation of trial in the alleged N650million fraud case involving Jumoke Akinjide, a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and two other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), namely: Senator Ayo Adeseun and Olanrewaju Otiti.
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APC drags Adamawa media houses before NBC

The Adamawa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has petitioned the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), accusing some media houses in the state of not giving it right of reply.
Ten infant deaths have been reported for the month of December in a hospital in the Bundi district, Rajasthan in western India.

Ten infants die in Indian hospital

Ten infant deaths have been reported for the month of December in a hospital in the Bundi district, Rajasthan in western India.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari pledges to leave office in 2023

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he will leave office in 2023.
Gay Rwandan gospel singer Albert Nabonibo says he will learn to live with those who reject him. iStock

Thousands call for same sex marriage in China

Legalising same-sex marriage was among the top suggestions made by the Chinese public to lawmakers tasked with amending the civil code, a spokesperson for the top legislative body said.
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Senate begins consideration of President Buhari’s $29.9 billion loan, refers to committee

The Senate has begun the consideration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s request of 2016-2018 External Borrowing to the tune of $29.96 billion to be spent by the Federal Government to execute key infrastructural projects.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Governor Sule, Senator Al-Makura deny friction over alleged inherited debts

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and his predecessor, Sen. Umaru Al-Makura, have denied rumours of a rift between them over alleged inherited debt.
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Senate screens Pius Odubu, Bernard Okumagba, 12 others for NDDC Board

The Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs Thursday screened President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees for the Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Renowned cancer specialist, Professor Aderemi Tajudeen Ajekigbe, died four months after he found that he had prostate cancer. And it was stage four prostate cancer, which is often incurable, when it hits men.

Cancer specialist killed by stage four prostate cancer

Renowned cancer specialist, Professor Aderemi Tajudeen Ajekigbe, died four months after he found that he had prostate cancer. And it was stage four prostate cancer, which is often incurable, when it hits men.

Lagos-Ibadan rail: CCECC pledges to fix community roads, bridges on rail line

The China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) has assured residents living on the Lagos-Ibadan rail corridor that it would implement its welfare and primary infrastructure obligations before the completion and handing over of the project.

INEC: We only experimented with server but not for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday said that results of the 2019 general elections were not transmitted electronically to its server, stressing that the Commission only experimented the technology during some staggered elections held in 2018.

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NATO ministers to discuss coronavirus response, warn against aggression

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US beefs up military on Mexico border over coronavirus concerns

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John Obi Mikel helped Trabzonspor edge their fierce rivals Fenerbahce with a 2-1 win in a Turkish Super Lig match on Saturday.

Mikel Obi in talks with Brazilian side Botafogo

It is not easy for Mikel, but Yahoo Sports suggests that he could be closing in on a deal with the Brazilian team.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Virologist urges Nigeria to expand coronavirus test capacity

Dr Solomon Chollom, a Jos based Virologist, has called on the Federal Government to increase testing capacity for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.