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Former militants give seven-days ultimatum to Ondo governor to pay their entitlements

Former militants under the aegis of ‘Action Crocodile Group’ have given the Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu seven-day ultimatum to settle their entitlements.
Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II marks 94th birthday with no fanfare

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 94th birthday on Tuesday, but the traditional gun salute was called off this year because of the coronavirus crisis.

Nigerian government urged to convert isolation centres into hospitals after defeat of coronavirus pandemic

A clergyman, Isaac Idahosa, has urged the federal government to convert all isolation centres across the country into hospitals after the defeat of the coronavirus pandemic.
The church of Prophet Ilias is illuminated during the Good Friday procession of the Epitaphios, held without worshippers near the port town of Lavrio about 75 kilometers south of Athens on April 17, 2020.

Lockdown weighs heavily on Orthodox Christians during Easter

For Orthodox Christians, this is normally a time of reflection and mourning followed by joyful release, of centuries-old ceremonies steeped in symbolism and tradition.
The first 14-day lockdown was instituted by Governor Udom Emmanuel to commence on April 3rd and expired on 5 pm of Thursday, April 16th just before the state chief judge, Justice Godwin Abraham, announced the extension of the lockdown by another 14 days as well as inaugurating a special court for the trial of offenders of Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations, 2020.

Akwa Ibom lifts lockdown order for two days

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has again directed that the ongoing lockdown order aimed at curtailing the spread of COvid-19 pandemic be carefully lifted on Friday and Saturday this week to enable residents re-stock foodstuffs and any prescribed medications.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT discharges seven more coronavirus patients

The Federal Capital Territory has discharged seven additional patients from its coronavirus isolation and treatment centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada.
The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has visited soldiers in the North East to get a first hand information on the ambush by terrorists on troops on March 22.

Boko Haram: General Buratai says he’ll remain on frontline until ‘final defeat’

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has admitted that the Boko Haram fight has lingered for too long and that the army is poised to root them up within a very short time.
Controller, Owerri Correctional Services, Mr. Chris Okoye appreciating the kind gesture of Governor Uzodimma to the Services. With him and the Special Adviser (Special Duties), to the governor, Chinasa Nwaneri (second left) and the Chief Press secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor, Mr. Oguwike Nwachuku.

Governor Uzodimma fetes inmates, extends palliatives to orphanage homes — in pictures

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has extended palliatives to inmates of Owerri and Okigwe Correctional Services to alleviate their difficulties at this period of economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Governor Ayade: It’s dangerous to protect lives ignoring livelihoods

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, has warned that since there will be life after the COVID-19 pandemic, there was the need for government to protect not just lives but also livelihoods.
Abia on Monday began a state-wide fumigation of major markets, state and local government secretariats.

Abia begins fumigation of markets, public facilities

Schools, stadia as well as public buildings and roads in major towns and cities will also be fumigated..
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic continued to train in Sweden with Hammarby, the club he part owns, with his future in Italy in the balance. 4

Zlatan Ibrahimovic shrugs off coughing fit, trains with Swedish side Hammarby

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic trained with Swedish club Hammarby as the global soccer shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic continues, and a brief bout of coughing didn’t appear to trouble him as he practiced his shooting.
Petroleum Minister Timipre Marlin Sylva said Nigeria is taking the shaving as a result of the 9.7m barrels output cut reached by OPEC+ on Sunday.

Minister: Nigeria pegs oil output at 1.412 million barrels per day

Nigeria is set to peg its daily oil output at 1.412 million barrels per day from the average 1.87mbd.

Oba of Benin charges religious leaders to practice what they preach

The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has called on Christian leaders across the country to always practice what they preach.

Coronavirus: NUJ commends Nigerian health workers

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) described as outstanding and courageous, the excellence and professionalism so far demonstrated by Nigerian medical doctors, nurses and other health workers in managing the Coronavirus pandemic since the case was reported in the country.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor orders arrest of monarchs

Umahi also ordered the arrest of the coordinators of the Ohaukwu West and Ikwo East development centres, Stephen Ogenyi and Mr Ekuma Emmanuel, respectively, both in Ohaukwu and Ikwo LGAs over the two incidents.

NSCIA: Significance of Easter more compelling under coronavirus

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) says the significance of Easter is more compelling now that the world is facing the consequences of Covid-19.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said a decision on whether to extend the nationwide shutdown and state of national emergency, declared in late March, will be made on April 20.

New Zealand, Australia: Too early to ease coronavirus restrictions

Officials in New Zealand and Australia, hailed globally for their early signs of success in combating the spread of the coronavirus, said on Monday it is too soon to start easing social distancing rules or reopening their economies.
Although there were signs even during childhood that God would use him, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Reedeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG was not born a saint.

Pastor Adeboye: Don’t relax too soon, we’re not out of the woods yet

With positive cases of Covid-19 rising by the day across the globe, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has warned against carelessness in the handling of the pandemic.

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Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has dismissed reports making the rounds that the immediate past administration spent about N100bn for the construction of the state Airport.

Appeal Court reserves judgment in Bayelsa deputy governor’s certificate forgery suit

The Court of Appeal on Friday reserved judgment in Bayelsa deputy governor’s alleged certificate forgery suit.

Nigeria deports 10 Egyptians, seven Sri-Lankans

The Federal Government has approved the deportation of 10 Egyptians and seven Sri-Lankans with immediate effect.

Julianne Moore says she’s never been asked to return for a ‘Jurassic’ Sequel

Julianne Moore’s Dr. Sarah Harding from The Lost World. First off, it’s Julianne Moore we’re talking about here. Any ensemble would benefit from her being part of it! But on top of that, the character made a big impression in the film franchise and also has knowledge, experience and holds tight to certain principles that could be of great value given the state of the world in Dominion.
Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is set to be sidelined until at least the middle of next month after he was withdrawn from Brazil’s squad to face Bolivia and Peru in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Gabriel Jesus adds to Manchester City’s injury woes

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is set to be sidelined until at least the middle of next month after he was withdrawn from Brazil’s squad to face Bolivia and Peru in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

Super Eagles now to play Algeria, Tunisia in October friendly games

Reigning African champions Algeria have replaced Cote d’Ivoire as the opponents of the Super Eagles in the first of two international friendly matches arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation to be played in Austria in October.