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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Nine feared killed, two policemen missing in attacks on two Benue communities

Nine people were reportedly killed in early hours of Wednesday in separate attacks in two communities in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State by people suspected to be local militia groups.
Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, said this in her message to commemorate the World TB Day.

WHO: Africa now has over 10,000 coronavirus cases, 500 deaths from 52 out of...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa says there are so far 10,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) with over 500 deaths reported in 52 out of 54 Africa countries.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits back over coronavirus criticism

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes footballers are an ‘easy target’ after they have come in for criticism during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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UN: Effect of coronavirus pandemic on Nigeria still unclear

The United Nations, UN, has expressed concerns about the effect and true magnitude of the spread of coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, saying it was yet unclear.

Excravos river suffers pollution as communities accuse Shell

Ugborodo communities in Warri south West local government area, Delta state have accused Shell of massive pollution of the Excravos river, thus destroying fishing nets valued at several millions of naira.

Groups provide relief material for vulnerable Nigerians

More groups have donated food, relief materials to vulnerable Nigerians in recent times to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Premier League chiefs are now working towards restarting the season on June 1.

Premier League season suspended indefinitely after crisis talks

It comes after the 20 Premier League clubs took part in a video conference call to try and plan a way forward as to when to start and how the season should be played out.
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APC hails Governor Obiano’s order for production of three million facemasks in Anambra

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Anambra State, has hailed Governor Willie Obiano, for ordering the production of three million local masks, and approving 10 percent tax refund to businesses in the state to cushion the effect of COVID-19 on businesses in the state.

IOCs, indigenous firms, others scale down operations

The International Oil Companies, IOCs, indigenous oil companies and servicing firms have further scaled down their operations as the price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade has fallen from $23.42 to $22.20 per barrel in the global market.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo governor invokes Quarantine Act, firms up response to coronavirus

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has signed the Quarantine Regulations pursuant to Section 8 of the Quarantine Act, the Public Health Law and other legislation, as the state firms up its response framework to the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Residents of parts of Port Harcourt were forced off the streets on Tuesday by security personnel as Gov. Nyesom Wike imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in parts of the state.

Coronavirus curfew: Port Harcourt residents forced off streets by security personnel

Residents of parts of Port Harcourt were forced off the streets on Tuesday by security personnel as Gov. Nyesom Wike imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in parts of the state.
Antarctica has experienced its first heatwave with scientists expressing fears about the long-term damage to animals, plants and ecosystems.

First heatwave recorded in Antarctica

Antarctica has experienced its first heatwave with scientists expressing fears about the long-term damage to animals, plants and ecosystems.
At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

Troops overrun bandits, release kidnapped victims in Zamfara

The defence headquarters said the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji deployed in Zamfara has continued to close in on the bandits in the state.
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PDP expresses shock, apprehension over ‘strange explosion’ in Akure

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday expressed apprehensions and shock over the strange explosion that rocked a suburb of Akure, Ondo state, injuring many compatriots and destroying numerous houses on Saturday morning.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday ordered the closure of all markets in the state except food markets and those selling essential commodities due to rise in coronavirus cases. 4

Lagos rolls our economic stimulus, targets 200,000 households

Few days after the Lagos State Government issued a stay-at-home directive to residents, in order to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled economic stimulus package for the indigent and the most vulnerable in the society.
The Lagos State Government on Monday said two foreign nationals suspected to be infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) have tested negative.

College seeks decentralisation of testing centres

As Nigeria continues its battle against coronavirus, the College of Nigerian Pathologists, CNP, has called for decentralisation of testing centres in the country.
Former minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has decried the standard of living in Onitsha, proposing that the creation of an Area Planning Commission will help make the city a modern one comparable to Kigali, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Former minister urges politicians to take the lead in fight against coronavirus

A Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, has called on politicians (irrespective of party affiliation) to use their campaign structures to spread awareness about the dreaded novel coronavirus as part of efforts to prevent the pandemic from spreading to our villages and local communities.
Rio Tinto said on Tuesday operations at its mineral sands mine in South Africa will be halted and activity in Quebec, Canada will slow down due to government directives in both countries to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Virus-control measures to hit Rio Tinto operations in South Africa, Canada

Rio Tinto said on Tuesday operations at its mineral sands mine in South Africa will be halted and activity in Quebec, Canada, will slow down due to government directives in both countries to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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Nigeria records 22 new coronavirus cases, total now 276

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Wednesday evening that fifteen of the cases are Lagos, four in FCT, two in Bauchi and one is Edo
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Chinese medics can’t attend to our patients – Nigerian doctors

Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Coronavirus: Doctor’s death in Katsina causes panic in Kogi

There was palpable panic on Wednesday in Kogi when the news of the death of a medical doctor in Katsina who was an indigene of the state filtered into the state.

NUPENG seeks justice over killing of Abia petrol station worker

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has expressed outrage over the killing of one of its members, Chibuisi Chikezie Okameme, aged 26, a petrol station worker in Abia State, on April 5.
Residents of parts of Port Harcourt were forced off the streets on Tuesday by security personnel as Gov. Nyesom Wike imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in parts of the state.

Rivers governor dares federal government, declares Carveton helicopters ‘persona non grata’

The Rivers State Government has shut down Carveton Helicopters in the state for endangering the lives of Rivers people over what it tagged as “suspicious operation of the company in the state.”