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Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, who is facing money laundering charge, on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that $9.7million and £74, 000.00 the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, found in his house in 2017, were part of monies people gave to him as gifts.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC alerts motorists on imminent diversion on Lagos 3rd mainland bridge

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, says diversion and safety precaution are imminent, owing to the emergency rehabilitation on the third mainland bridge in Lagos.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Minister extols Nigeria’s security as top success story

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has identified security as a major success so far recorded by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration since the past five years.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigerian government frees 7,813 inmates to curb coronavirus spread in correctional centres

The federal government says 7,813 inmates have so far been released from the Nigeria Correctional Service Centres across the country since the outbreak of COVID-19 to curb the spread of the virus among inmates.

Nigerians urges government not to open sporting facilities

A section of sports enthusiasts have called on the government to extend the lockdown on sporting facilities across the country due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigerian government frees 7,813 inmates in 18 states, FCT

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, said it has released a total of 7, 813 inmates from various Correctional Centers since the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF Malami: Inmates on death row may get life

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), said on Tuesday that the Federal Government was planning a process of commuting the death penalty of condemned inmates with over 10 years on death row to life imprisonment.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Closure of churches no longer acceptable

The Christian Association of Nigeria has warned state governments that have failed to allow the reopening of churches to address the situation.
A member of the House of Representatives representing Denge-shuni/Bodinga/Tureta federal constituency, Dr. Shehu Balarabe Kakale, has urged Federal Government to give same recognition of certificate to the Quranic education students, popularly known as Almajiri.

Reps member urges government to equate Quranic education with WAEC certificate

A member of the House of Representatives representing Denge-shuni/Bodinga/Tureta federal constituency, Dr. Shehu Balarabe Kakale, has urged Federal Government to give same recognition of certificate to the Quranic education students, popularly known as Almajiri.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senators urge government to rename Ibadan Airport after Abiola Ajimobi

Nigerian Senators on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to immortalise former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, by renaming the Ibadan Airport after him.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Sports ministry denies appointing new AFN chief

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has denied appointing Mr. People S.Y Pepple as Director-General for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), warning the sporting public, MDAs and law enforcement agencies not to do business with him.

WAEC: 1.5 million candidates to write May/June 2020 WASSCE in 5 weeks

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Tuesday revealed that about 1, 549, 463million candidates are expected to write the May/June 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) scheduled to start first week of August nationwide and in three countries.
Following the listing of Bauchi among high-risk states for the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Bala Mohammed has said that he would welcome a federal lockdown if it becomes necessary.

We will welcome federal lockdown – Bauchi governor

Following the listing of Bauchi among high-risk states for the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Bala Mohammed has said that he would welcome a federal lockdown if it becomes necessary.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps summons NNPC, NLNG over illegal $1.05 billion withdrawals

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged illegal withdrawal of funds from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited amounting to $1.05bn by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
Ibrahim Magu

SERAP asks Nigerian government to prosecute held EFCC chief or release him immediately

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the Federal Government to charge embattled acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, “with a recognisable criminal offence” or release him “immediately”.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that ‘want to destroy the state.’

Governor Wike: No one should tell me how to spend N78 billion refund

The governor who announced that part of the seventy-eight billion Naira refund from the Federal government will be used to set up a cancer centre in Rivers State, wondered why his appreciation message to President Muhammadu Buhari was politicized.

WAEC to release fresh 2020 WASSCE timetable

The West African Examination Council is set to release a fresh timetable for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government worried over rising cases of coronavirus among VIPs

The Federal Government has expressed concern over the high rate of positive cases of the coronavirus disease, especially among top government officials.

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

NCDC rules out elderly, symptomatic coronavirus patients from home care

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has ruled out elderly patients and those with severe symptoms from home care treatment for COVID-19.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police order arrest of fake coronavirus taskforce in Anambra

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang, has ordered the arrest of illegal task force teams claiming to be enforcing COVID-19 measures including wearing of face masks in the state.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Governor Badaru: Jigawa power transmission substation set for inauguration

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa says the 96 megawatts capacity Gagarawa power transmission substation is set for inauguration in three weeks time.
Ibrahim Magu

Presidency: Ibrahim Magu’s probe shows anti-corruption fight is real

The Presidency on Saturday said those who hold the belief that the ongoing investigation of the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, is an indication of the administration’s failing anti-corruption fight have missed the point.

NGO distributes palliatives to physically changed

Lola Cater for the Needy Foundation, an Abuja-based non-governmental organisation, has distributed some palliative materials to the People Living With Disabiluties (PLWDs) in Karamajiji, Abuja.