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Virus crisis shines light on troubled North Africa health care

The coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on shortcomings in health care in several North African countries, even as governments moved quickly to announce restrictions to limit the spread of the virus.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo proposes new city layout in Iyekogba axis

Edo government says it will expand the Benin City-Iyekogba axis in ward 2, of Orede Local Government Area (LGA) for proper planning of communities in the area.

KOWA Party faults INEC deregistration

The deregistration of 74 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission amounted to “political assassination”, KOWA Party said on Friday.
Timothy Owoeye

Osun Assembly suspends Osogbo South council chairman

Osun State House of Assembly has suspended the embattled Chairman of Osogbo South Local Council Development Area over gross misconduct.

Thugs kill suspended Imo councillor

A suspended councillor, Ahamefule Maduabuchi, was on Monday shot dead by unidentified thugs at Umundugba, the headquarters of Isu Local Government Area of Imo State, as he was trying to resume duty.
Nigeria Police

Six arrested over murder of Kogi PDP women leader

Barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the police to arrest the killer of the Women Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Ochadamu, Ofu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi State, Mrs. Salome Abu, the state Police Command has announced the arrest of six suspects in connection with the murder.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo APC crisis: Police should investigate Owan mayhem – Abdul Oroh

Former House of Representatives member Abdul Oroh has urged the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to investigate allegations of invasion and disruption of lawful Assembly by some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State.
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Councillor remanded in prison for allegedly stripping woman in public

A local lawmaker in Akwa Ibom state, has been remanded in prison for allegedly assaulting a woman and stripping her naked.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office has arraigned a Councillor, Theophilus Madami on a two-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining by false pretence before Justice Mohammed Tukur of the State high court in Kaduna State.

Kaduna councillor remanded over N11 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office has arraigned a Councillor, Theophilus Madami, on a two-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining by false pretence before Justice Mohammed Tukur of the State high court in Kaduna State.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bayelsa guber: Senator Amange dumps PDP for APC

A bigwig of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Senator Nimi Amange, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kebbi council poll: 800 aspirants jostling for top offices – APC spokesman

The All Progressive Congress (APC) of Kebbi State has disclosed that over 800 aspirants have shown interest to contest for the Chairmanship and Councillor’s positions in the state’s 21 local government areas in the October 26 local government elections.

NCC: Telecoms infrastructure vandalism affecting service

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the spate of vandalism of telecoms infrastructure across the country has resulted in slowing the pace of growth of services.
Uduak Nseobot

Akwa Ibom councillor ‘beats woman, forces her to walk naked’

A local councillor in Akwa Ibom state has appeared before a state High Court in Uyo for allegedly assaulting a woman and stripping her naked in the public.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

EU, UNICEF renovates health facilities in Kebbi

The European Union (EU) through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday handed over a renovated Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Bachaka community to the Kebbi State Government.

Hajj: Jigawa government urges intending pilgrims to guard luggage against drug syndicates

Alhaji Yakubu Mohammad, Hadejia Zonal Officer, Jigawa Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board, has advised the state 2019 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, to always guard their luggage against drug syndicates.
Nigeria Police

Police officer, girlfriend arrested over death of housemaid in Katsina

A Divisional Police Officer in Mashi, Katsina State, SP Garba Talawai, has been arrested along with his girlfriend, Sadiya Danyaya, over the death of the latter’s 16-year-old housemaid.

Elections: Gombe councillor sent to prison for vote-buying

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office, on March 28, 2019 secured the conviction of Ishiyaku Garba, Councillor of Bolari East, Gombe, who was arraigned before Justice Sa’ad Moh’d of a State High Court, on a three-count charge bordering on bribery.
MALIBU, CA - NOVEMBER 11: A wildfire burns at the Salvation Army Camp on November 10, 2018 in Malibu, California. The Woolsey fire has burned over 70,000 acres and has reached the Pacific Coast at Malibu as it continues grow. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images/AFP

Fire guts N1 million grains in Jigawa

Grains worth over N1 million were on Saturday evening destroyed by fire which gutted six silos at the Rugar Gagare-Musaiwa in Karanka Ward, Birniwa Local Government Area of Jigawa.

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La Liga players have been told it should be normal for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

Javier Tebas: La Liga players should expect coronavirus wage cuts

La Liga players have been told it should be "normal" for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.
“In a few weeks, Africa and our neighbours could be facing the same enormous challenges that we here in Europe are currently facing,” said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday.

EU to help Africa, others fight coronavirus with €15 billion

The European Union is set to give 15 billion euros’ (16.3 billion dollars’) worth of support to Africa and other regions of the world for their efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Barcelona legend Ronaldinho has been caught with an “altered” passport in Paraguay, the country’s Interior Ministry has confirmed. The star, along with his brother, is now being held by police at a hotel in Asuncion.

Ronaldinho released from Paraguayan prison

Former Barcelona superstar Ronaldinho has been released from a Paraguayan prison after just 32 days over forged documentation.
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Kidnapped Bauchi governor’s brother released

Mr Adamu Mohammad, an elder brother to Gov. Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State, who was kidnapped by unknown armed gunmen has been released.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria records 16 more coronavirus cases as total confirmed cases hit 254

Nigeria has announced 16 more cases of COVID-19, the virus that has killed six people so far in the country.