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The Benue State House of Assembly has been shut indefinitely to allow members and staff to undergo COVID-19 screening and treatment.

Benue Assembly passes infectious diseases bill

Benue State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the Benue State Highly Infectious Diseases (Emergency, Prevention and Management) Bill, 2020.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Gunmen abduct Kano assemblyman’s daughter

Gunmen on Sunday stormed the residence of the lawmaker representing Dambatta Constituency in the Kano State House of Assembly, Murtala Musa, and abducted his daughter.
People attend Ash Wednesday mass inside the Church of the Assumption in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria February 26, 2020. REUTERS-Nyancho NwaNri-File Photo

Lagos residents express mixed feelings over suspended opening of churches, mosques

Some Lagos residents on Friday expressed mixed reactions over the suspension of the opening of churches, mosques and events places by the Lagos State Government to curb the rising number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

SGF disagrees with NCDC chief, urges Reps to amend Quarantine Act

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with the Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Representatives to amend the Quarantine Act.

Jigawa: Anxiety as 100 die mysteriously in 10 days

There is anxiety in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State, following the mysterious death of over 100 persons. The victims were suspected to have died from complications related to COVID-19.
Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu is delighted to play his competition match for his new Aladalah football club in Saudi Arabia on Friday.

Super Eagles midfielder admits missing football

Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu says he’s frustrated with life without football and missing doing his job.
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.
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.

Minister: These are trying times in Nigeria

With COVID-19 pandemic creating fears in the seat of power, the Presidency and Nigeria power circle, the Federal Government declared on Thursday that these are really trying times in our nation.
Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus disease.

Minister: Abba Kyari receiving treatment in secured facility

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday hinted that the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, is receiving treatment in a secured facility in Nigeria having contracted the Covid-19.
The two cases in Burkina Faso are that of a couple. The West African country’s health minister, Claudine Lougue, said the wife had recently returned from France.

Coronavirus: Burkina Faso confirms first two cases

Burkina Faso has confirmed its first two cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the second death from the disease in Africa was recorded in Morocco on the same day.
Fatemeh Rahbar, 55, was a conservative MP and had recently been elected to the parliament from the capital Tehran, the agency said.

Iranian lawmaker dies of coronavirus

An Iranian lawmaker died from the novel coronavirus on Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported, one of several officials to succumb to the illness in the epidemic-hit country.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Nigeria realised $104 million from film, music in 2019 – minister

Nigeria’s creative industry has been described as the fastest growing sector of the economy with $53 million and $51 million accrued last year from film and music respectively.
“The Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit 2020, a component of the Airshow programme… will not take place this year,” a statement by organiser Experia Events said.

Singapore cancels aviation conference over coronavirus scare

Singapore has cancelled a major international aviation conference scheduled on the eve of next week’s Singapore Airshow because of the global health scare over China’s deadly coronavirus.
Winners have emerged at the 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed: People who use music must pay for it

The Federal Government says as the nation heads into year 2020, “the successful commercialisation of the Creative industry” will be its number one priority.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google celebrates World Teachers’ day with doodle

Newsmen report that Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures.
Silverbird Group will soon unveil some young beautiful women with potential that will promote the image of Nigeria positively within and outside the country.

Silverbird Group set to hold 2019 edition of MBGN pageant

Silverbird Group will soon unveil some young beautiful women with potential that will promote the image of Nigeria positively within and outside the country.
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Microsoft helps LinkedIn launch live video streaming service

The social network is launching a new LinkedIn Live service to its 600 million users, allowing people to live stream video content.

MultiChoice adds four Nigerian channels to DStv

NTA News 24, NTA 2, NTA Parliamentary and Pop Central are now available to DStv customers with Premium, Compact +, Compact, Family and Access packages in Nigeria .

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Former Super Eagles coach edges closer to becoming Stade Malien boss

Former Super Eagles coach Augustine Eguaveon is a few details away from becoming the coach of Malian club Stade Malien.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it had deployed no fewer than 1,500 of its personnel to provide security during the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election.

FRSC: Six killed, three injured in multiple accident in Niger

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger has confirmed the death of six persons in a multiple accident that occurred on the Lapai-Agaiye-Bida road on Tuesday.
Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen scored his first Serie A goal in Napoli’s 4-1 demolition of Atalanta at the weekend.1

Victor Osimhen wanted to score first Serie A goal against Juventus – brother

Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen scored his first Serie A goal in Napoli’s 4-1 demolition of Atalanta at the weekend, but the former FIFA U-17 World Cup top scorer wanted to open his goal account against Juventus in the controversial match that the Partenopei lost in the boardroom.
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Juventus suspend youth sector activities due to virus cases

Juventus have ‘precautionarily decided to temporarily suspend the activity of the youth sector’ following some cases of Covid-19 among their academy players.
The peaceful protest is fast yielding results with the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and setting up a judicial panel of enquiry by state governments.

#EndSARS: Attacks on protesters dangerous, unconstitutional – CSOs

A coalition of civil society organisations has condemned the attacks launched against protesters, demanding an end to police brutality and all related abuses nationwide.