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Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Union demands life insurance, N100, 000 special coronavirus allowances for health workers

The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals, NUAHP, on Wednesday, demanded life insurance scheme and immediate payment of N100, 000 special coronavirus allowances to all health workers at the frontline of the war against the disease as presently done to other health workers globally.

NGE condemns attack on newspapers delivery personnel

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, has condemned in strong terms Sunday’s harassment of drivers of newspapers distribution vans by overzealous security agents in some states.

Historiography and tale of two Awe towns

The recent deposition of Emir Lamido Sanusi II has thrown up many issues both locally within the Kano metropolis and nationally and surely will be a topic for discussion for some time to come.
World Council of Churches, WCC, general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and WCC moderator, Dr Agnes Abuom, have urged people and churches to give highest priority to “doing whatever we can do to protect life” and “ask churches not to have public services tomorrow as this can become hubs of transmission of the virus” and to follow strictly the rules and guidelines from authorities based on WHO guidelines.

World Council of Churches urges Christians to pray at home

World Council of Churches, WCC, general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and WCC moderator, Dr Agnes Abuom, have urged people and churches to give highest priority to “doing whatever we can do to protect life” and “ask churches not to have public services tomorrow as this can become hubs of transmission of the virus” and to follow strictly the rules and guidelines from authorities based on WHO guidelines.
The Supreme Council of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), has ordered authorities in all its Districts and Assemblies with over 50 members to split their services to ensure a safe and hygienic environment during services

CAC council orders big congregations to split service

Following instructions by various states across the federation that large gatherings be avoided to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Supreme Council of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), has ordered authorities in all its Districts and Assemblies with over 50 members to split their services to ensure a safe and hygienic environment during services and in compliance with the social distance rule.

South African trade unions dig in for fight over public sector wages

South African trade unions are digging in for a fight over public sector wages, after they rejected the government’s latest attempt to renegotiate a previously agreed pay increase for the fiscal year starting in April.

Coronavirus: Anglican church stops communion from one cup

The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has stopped the use of one cup for the sharing of wine during Holy Communion as one of the steps to stop the spread of the dreaded coronavirus.
The Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Cab Operators Association, popularly known as Yellow Taxi-Eko Cab, on Tuesday unveiled EkoCab Mobile App to promote transit system in the state.

Lagos taxi/cab operators unveil EkoCab mobile app

The Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Cab Operators Association, popularly known as Yellow Taxi/Eko Cab, on Tuesday unveiled EkoCab Mobile App to promote transit system in the state.

NUPENG lauds House of Reps for initiating bill to criminalise casualisation of workers

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has commended the House of Representatives for initiating a bill to criminalise casualisation of workers in Nigeria.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: We’ll defeat Coronavirus like we did Ebola

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has advised Nigerians to take their personal hygiene serious, noting that God who defeated Ebola virus will surely put Coronavirus to an end.

Group kicks against agency for ‘repentant’ Boko Haram terrorists

The Guild of Public Affairs Analysts of Nigeria (GPAAN), has warned against plans by the Senate to create an agency for the education, rehabilitaton, deradicalisation and integration of repentant insurgents in the country.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

PDP, others drum support for Amotekun in Lagos

Stakeholders at Lagos Assembly Public Hearing on Amotekun Bill, including opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday pledged their support for the establishment of the security outfit in the state.

CAN declares January 21 as National prayer day for Christian persecution

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared 21 January of every year as the CAN National Day of Prayers for the persecuted Christians in Nigeria in honour of the late CAN Chairman in Michika Local Government of Adamawa State, Reverend Lawan Andimi, and other victims of terror and herdsmen attacks.
An Abuja High Court yesterday finally declined to join the names of President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi to a case of financial misappropriation brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Abuja court frees NFF chief over financial misappropriation

An Abuja High Court yesterday finally declined to join the names of President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, to a case of financial misappropriation brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

$9.5 million theft: Court rejects EFFC’s request to join NFF supremo, scribe as defendants

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday ruled that Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick and general secretary, Muhammed Sanusi would remain as witnesses in the alleged mismanagement of $9.5m FIFA grant meant for football development.
Sierra Leone head coach, Sellas Tetteh, has announced a provisional list of 43 players to commence preparations for next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles, Leone Stars clash in Asaba

The 15,400-capacity Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, will host next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, the Nigeria Football Federation has announced.
The Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba will host next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles, Leone Stars to clash at Stephen Keshi Stadium – NFF

The Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba will host next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.
The Rivers State government has sealed the secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Labour leaders warn Governor Wike sealed secretariat, minimum wage

National leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, have advised Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to reopen the secretariat of the state council of NLC without further delay and not try their patience.

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A swarm of desert locusts flies over a ranch near the town of Nanyuki in Laikipia county, Kenya, February 21, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner-File Photo

East Africa locust swarms gather as coronavirus curbs delay pesticides

Coronavirus-linked flight restrictions are hampering efforts to wipe out locust swarms on the verge of devastating crops in eastern Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus lockdown: Over 100 arrested, arraigned in Rivers

Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus.
Cameroon and Abia Warriors Goalkeeper Charles Tambe was reportedly shot in Apata area of Ibadan, Nigeria by hoodlums on Friday morning.

Abia Warriors goalkeeper shot, hospitalised in Ibadan

Cameroon and Abia Warriors Goalkeeper Charles Tambe was reportedly shot in Apata area of Ibadan, Nigeria by hoodlums on Friday morning.
Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

Coronavirus lockdown: Security agencies, task force should treat Nigerians with dignity – Reps deputy whip

The Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha on Friday urged security agencies and Task-Force set up by Federal and State Governments to treat people with dignity and respect as it is needless to stop people from getting coronavirus by harassing and shooting at them.
Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.

Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic

Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.