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Onyema Nwachukwu, acting director for defence information, DHQ

DHQ: No massacre in Benue

The Defence Headquarters has dismissed report of an alleged massacre by the military in Konshisha area of Benue, following the killing of 11 troops by bandits.
A Spain-bound suspected drug trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry, arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos on Easter day, Sunday 4 April 2021, has excreted a total of 113 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.750kg with a street value of N423m.

Man excretes N423 million cocaine at Lagos airport

A Spain-bound suspected drug trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry, arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos on Easter day, Sunday 4 April 2021, has excreted a total of 113 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.750kg with a street value of N423m.
South Africa recorded 235 deaths on its roads during the Easter holiday, figures released by the Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday showed.

South Africa: 235 people killed in road accidents during Easter holiday

South Africa recorded 235 deaths on its roads during the Easter holiday, figures released by the Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday showed.
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Gunmen abduct family of five in Ondo

Family of five who are on holiday for the Easter festivity in Ondo state have been kidnapped in Ajowa Akoko area of the state.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

WHO: Coronavirus infections may surge during Easter, Ramadan

World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Ahmed al-Mandhari has warned of a possible surge in coronavirus infections in the Middle East region during the Islamic month of Ramadan and the Easter holiday.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has intercepted 21.9kg of Cocaine.

Easter: Abuja airport records high traffic

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Friday witnessed increased traffic due to huge number of passengers travelling to different parts of the country to celebrate Easter.
Officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State on Thursday rescued eight kidnap victims during an operation in the state capital.

Easter: NSCDC deploys 1220 personnel in Benue

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Benue State Command says it has deployed 1220 Personnel across the state to maintain peace and order as well as provide strong surveillance on every National Critical Assets and Infrastructure before, during and after the Easter Celebrations.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) said it has begun the implementation of the revised service-based reflective tariff as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

Easter: IBEDC assures customers of hitch-free services

The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has assured customers across its network of its commitment to ensure quality services during the Easter break.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn is aiming to have around 60 per cent of the country’s population vaccinated against the coronavirus by the end of summer 2021.

Vaccination alone cannot stop coronavirus – German minister

A third wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections has hit Germany and it will not be stopped by vaccinations alone, the German Health Minister, Jens Spahn, said on Friday.
To assist air passengers have seamless trips, EgyptAir has announced two-in-one package for its esteemed customers comprising of a 50% discount to all travel destinations served by the airline.

EgyptAir declares 50% discount, extra baggage for Easter Holiday

To assist air passengers have seamless trips, EgyptAir has announced two-in-one package for its esteemed customers comprising of a 50% discount to all travel destinations served by the airline. In addition, the airline has also offered one extra piece of luggage at no extra cost for passengers flying both on Business and Economy Classes.
In this Handout photo made available by the University Hospital in Bonn (UKB) medical staff transport one of two Italien patients who are infected with Covid-19 upon arrival at the University Hospital in Bonn, western Germany from Bergamo, Italy on March 28, 2020. (Photo by Felix Heyder / University Hospital in Bonn (UKB) / AFP)

Italy reports lowest number of new coronavirus deaths in three weeks

Over the past 24 hours, Italy recorded 431 coronavirus-related fatalities, the lowest daily death toll in three weeks, officials said on Sunday as the country celebrated a subdued Easter holiday.
The United States became the first country to report more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day, marking a grim milestone as huge swathes of the globe celebrated the Easter holiday weekend under lockdown from home.

US reports highest daily virus toll as billions mark Easter in lockdown

The United States became the first country to report more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day, marking a grim milestone as huge swathes of the globe celebrated the Easter holiday weekend under lockdown from home.

Easter: EEDC assures South East zone of improved, steady power supply

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has assured people in the South East zone of the country of improved, steady power supply during Easter.
However, in reliving this joyous holiday, you can leave it up to Africa’s customer-centric brand, itel Mobile to up the ante on what it truly means to have an Eggciting Easter filled with love and goodies. 1

In Pictures: itel Mobile celebrates ‘Eggciting’ Easter Fiesta with customers nationwide

Easter is certainly a magical time to spend quality time with family, eat lots of food, relax, and for most of us, enjoy that extra time off work. However, in reliving this joyous holiday, you can leave it up to Africa’s customer-centric brand, itel Mobile to up the ante on what it truly means to have an Eggciting Easter filled with love and goodies.

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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.

Eid-el-Fitr: Police deploy 4,500 personnel in Nasarawa

The Police Command in Nasarawa says it has deployed 4,500 personnel to ensure hitch-free Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.
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Nigerian government appoints new coordinator for NG-CARES support unit

The Federal Government has appointed Dr Abdulkarim Obaje, as the National Coordinator, Federal CARES Support Unit, Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES).
The APC stated this on Sunday in Abuja in a statement issued by the National Secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe.

APC: PDP unfit to attack President Buhari’s anti-graft campaign

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has slammed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for its attempt to rubbish the anti-corruption credentials of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, following the decision of the administration to begin a “routine administrative probe” of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA.
Officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kaduna State on Thursday rescued eight kidnap victims during an operation in the state capital.

Eid-el-fitr: NSCDC deploys 1,855 personnel to beef up security in Ondo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command, says it has deployed 1,855 personnel to beef up security during the Eid-el-fitr celebrations.
Edo government has announced dissolution of the Governing Council of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma.

Edo governor dissolves AAU governing council, appoints new acting vice chancellor

Edo government has announced dissolution of the Governing Council of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma.

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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police: Jigawa records 35 rape cases in four months

The police n Jigawa State on Wednesday said they recorded 35 rape cases in the state between January and April this year.

Cash transfer officers charged to enrol vulnerable households in Enugu

National enrolment officer of the Conditional Cash Transfer, Mr Shimang Shikfu, has tasked the Enugu State Cash Transfer Unit officers to enrol the “poorest of the poor and vulnerable households” into the scheme to eradicate poverty.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN: South-east unwilling to access credit facilities

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has expressed worry over the show of indifference by those in the South-east in accessing several credit facilities made available by the apex bank.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has called on Christian leaders not to relent in praying for Nigeria to overcome its challenges. Fayemi made the call when he received the Southwest Zonal Executives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on a courtesy visit on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti.

EndSARS: Fayemi receives report, sets up complaints centre

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has received final reports from State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into allegations of Human Rights Violation Against Police Officers including officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other Persons.

Tipper drivers protest in Ondo

Tipper drivers in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Saturday blocked major roads in the town to protest the burning of their trucks by commercial motorcycle operators popularly known as Okada riders.