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The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Troops destroy wanted Benue militia leader’s hideout

The Nigerian Military said on Sunday night that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke acting on credible human Intelligence traced wanted Benue Militia leader and kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza alias “Gana” to a hideout in Tse-Audu village in Akate ward, Donga LGA of Taraba state but noted that he and his gang members escaped a dawn raid before they could be caught.
Dejan Lovren thinks Liverpool’s squad unity and experience sees them well set to fight for silverware again this season after lifting the Champions League last campaign.

Dejan Lovren departs Liverpool for Zenit St. Petersburg

Croatian defender Dejan Lovren has left Premier League champions Liverpool for Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg.
2 .Steven Gerrard has revealed what new signing and Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun will add to Glasgow Rangers.

Leon Balogun: Why I joined Rangers

“On a personal note my best friend, my oldest friend, was a huge Jorg Alberz supporter. That’s how I first got in touch with Rangers – because of my best friend and The Hammer. So it’s a proud moment for both of us, we never really saw it coming, but it’s immense.”
Pep Guardiola has labelled the much-maligned David Luiz an exceptional player ahead of Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal.

Pep Guardiola lauds David Luiz, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal transformation

Pep Guardiola has labelled the much-maligned David Luiz "an exceptional player" ahead of Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Governor Wike vindicates Buharists

It came like a bolt out of the blue early this week, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, issued an advertisement, which went in a completely different direction compared to what he had always said of President Muhammadu Buhari.
World champion Lewis Hamilton labelled Bernie Ecclestone as “ignorant and uneducated” on Friday after the former F1 supremo claimed that “black people are sometimes more racist than white”.

Lewis Hamilton blasts Bernie Ecclestone over ‘black people more racist than white’ view

World champion Lewis Hamilton labelled Bernie Ecclestone as “ignorant and uneducated” on Friday after the former F1 supremo claimed that “black people are sometimes more racist than white”.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Lagos now overwhelmed, hospitals, isolation centres are filled up – doctors

The Lagos branches of the Nigerian Medical Association and the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria have reacted to the idea of treating asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in their homes.
A protester takes part in a demonstration over George Floyd's death in police custody outside the Third Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Protest in US for second night over police killing of black man

Demonstrators clashed with police and set a store alight during a second night of protests in the US city of Minneapolis Wednesday over the killing of a black man by an officer who held him to the ground with a knee on his neck.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Essential workers suffer as police disregard exemption

Essential workers in Lagos, including doctors and journalists, were, last night, stopped from going about their duties by the Police, in enforcement of the curfew imposed by the Federal Government to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

Bundesliga restart gives hope to other leagues – Schalke coach

The resumption of the German Bundesliga next weekend amid the COVID-19 crisis will give hope to other European leagues that they can also successfully return, according to Schalke 04 coach David Wagner.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

NCDC: Another lockdown most likely if Nigerians don’t observe social distancing

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the federal government might be forced to implement another lockdown if Nigerians do not comply with social distancing measures, leading to a new explosion of infections.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

NCDC: It will take a while for Nigerians return to normal lives

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says it will take a while before normalcy is fully restored in the country.
A governorship aspirant in the just-concluded People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in Bayelsa State, Mr Keniebi Okoko, has rallied support for the governorship candidate of the party, Senator Douye Diri, urging all party members to focus on the November 16 governorship election.

Former Bayelsa guber aspirant Keniebi Okoko dies in Lagos hospital

The entire Ijaw nation was thrown into mourning Wednesday, following the death of 42-year-old businessman, politician and philanthropist, Mr Keniebi Okoko, in a Lagos hospital after a failed surgery.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has revealed why Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria in Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals game at Cairo International Stadium.

Super Eagles coach defends decision on his reliance on foreign-based players

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has defended his decision on his over-reliance on foreign-based players.
Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has explained why her husband celebrated his birthday which led to social gathering amidst coronavirus pandemic.

Funke Akindele: Naira Marley, others were in my house before lockdown

Hours before her arrest, actress Funke Akindele, aka, Jenifa, said her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz; and singer Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, were in her house before the lockdown order from the Federal Government.
Former Marseille president, Pape Diouf, has died aged 68 after contracting coronavirus, the club have announced.

Coronavirus: Abedi Pele pays tribute to Pape Diouf

Three-time African Footballer of the Year Abedi Pele has released a statement paying tribute to Pape Diouf.
Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (L) and Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (R) tap hands ahead of the UEFA Champions league Group E football match between Liverpool and Napoli at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on November 27, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Liverpool left to wait and wonder after virus strikes

Liverpool could have been crowned Premier League champions on Monday for the first time in a generation. Instead the stadium will be silent and the streets empty.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Coronavirus should not be politicised – UNGA chief

President of the UN General Assembly, Ambassador Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has advised against politicisation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

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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-Kabir: Police record zero crime in Niger

The Police Command in Niger on Monday said it recorded no crimes during and immediately after the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations in the state.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Ondo doctors suspend strike

Medical doctors in Ondo State, under the auspices of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, have suspended their industrial action.
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Constituents laud ex-Speaker Dogara’s defection to APC

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the constituency of a former Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have commended his defection to the party.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra governor signs N114.9 billion 2020 revised budget

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Monday, July 27th signed into law, the revised appropriation bill of N114.9 billion for the year 2020. The budget themed, ‘‘Accelerating Infrastructural Development and Youth Entrepreneurship’’ has a total reduction of N22.2bn from the original budget of N137.1bn, translating to a 16 per cent reduction.
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu workers resume full work after four months

In total observation of the NCDC recommended protocols, all categories of Enugu State workers resumed work Monday after four months Covid-19 induced forced holidays.