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Kwara college speaks on discovery of 2,000 fake certificates

The Kwara College of Education, Ilorin, says the college is yet to uncover how more than 2,000 fake certificates of the school were used to secure employment with various government agencies in the state.

10 Customs officers contracted coronavirus at Lagos ports – comptroller

The Controller of the Apapa Customs Command of the Nigerian Customs Service, Comptroller Mohammed Abba-Kura, on Thursday, said ten of his officers contracted the COVID-19 disease and were treated at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

NASENI produces disinfectant sprayers, ventilators

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has assured of its commitment to invest more in manufacturing of Disinfectant Sprayer Tunnels (DST) to boost fights against COVID-19.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari urges end to violence against children

As Nigeria joins the international community to celebrate the Day of the African Child, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the commitment of government to protect children from sexual violence, domestic abuse and exploitation.

Drug abuse causes mental health problems – expert

Dr Oyedun Rotimi, a consultant psychiatrist at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe, has warned youths against abusing drugs and substances, to forestall mental health problems.

ExxonMobil presents ambulances, other items to support coronavirus response

Mobil Producing Nigeria, an ExxonMobil affiliate, and operator of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation/Mobil Producing Nigeria Joint Venture has presented two ambulances, 20 additional vehicles and medical supplies to various state governments and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, to assist in the nation’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has renamed its Postgraduate Hall after Senator Joseph Waku, the late Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, who died on February 3, 2019.

FUTA researchers recommend cocoa-zobo-ginger beverage as immune system booster

The cocoa-zobo-ginger beverage with high antioxidant potential was developed by the FUTA researchers from blends of Hibiscus sabdariffa (zobo) and ginger blends and natural cocoa powder.

NMA warns against lockdown ease

The Nigerian Medical Association has warned the federal government against easing the lockdown order, stressing that doing so even in phases was very premature.
Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has inaugurated a sixty-six member palliative committee as part of the efforts of his administration to cushion the effect of COVID-19 in the state.

Bauchi appoints emir, 65 others as members coronavirus palliative committee

Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has inaugurated a sixty-six member palliative committee as part of the efforts of his administration to cushion the effect of COVID-19 in the state.
Governor Godwin Obaseki, while on self-isolation, keeps himself busy as he awaits the result of his COVID-19 test.

Governor Obaseki: Edo may witness significant increase in coronavirus cases

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has said with 11 confirmed cases as at Wednesday, April 8, evidence shows that the number of COVID-19 cases in the State is likely to increase significantly in the next few weeks.
Following concern that no fewer than 25 health workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, are in self isolation to monitor for possible contacting COVID-19 as a result of their contact with a patient who was said to have died of the virus, the hospital has said it has so far received three patients, who have been confirmed positive for the virus.

Panic at University of Benin teaching hospital over blunders on tests

Fear has gripped health workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, Edo State, over alleged medical blunder made by some physicians at the hospital in the result of the tests conducted on two suspected COVID-19 patients sent to Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, ISTH, in Edo State.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA to enforce cessation of movement over coronavirus

In a bid to stem the spread of the Coronavirus Disease, the Federal Capital Territory Administration will enforce the cessation of movement order placed on the FCT by President Muhammadu Buhari to the letter. =
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers closes all borders

In a move to check the spread of coronavirus to Rivers State, the State Government on Wednesday announced that air , sea and land routes into the state will be closed to traffic, beginning 6pm, Thursday, March 26, 2020.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers shuts all air, land, sea borders indefinitely

Governor Nyesom Wike has declared all Rivers state borders shut indefinitely, barring movement in and out of the state from Thursday to guard against Corona Virus.
President Donald Trump declared a federal state of emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the US. The move frees up additional funding that will allow the government to address the effects of the pandemic.

Donald Trump seeks approval of malaria drug for use against coronavirus

US President Donald Trump on Saturday called for malaria drug chloroquine to be approved for use against the novel coronavirus.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Coronavirus: Sokoto cancels trade fair inauguration

Sokoto State Government has cancelled public inauguration of 2020 International Trade Fair organised by the Sokoto Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (SOCCIMA).
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Coronavirus: Kano approves emergency hotlines

The Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has urged citizens to use the emergency hotlines provided by the Ministry of Health in case of any eventuality.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Commission tasks National Assembly on water resources bill

The Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Commission (NIWRC), has urged National Assembly to ensure quick passage of the Water Resources Bill to enhance revenue generation and create job opportunities in the country.

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In view of this, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Imohimi Edgal, wishes to reaffirm to the general public that the State government directives will be vigorously enforced.

Police arrest five for rape in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Fredrick Nnudam, disclosed this in a statement, Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Champions League and Europa League last-16 venues confirmed by UEFA

UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.

DisCos advocate CBN-funded massive roll-out of meters to address power challenge

Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC confirms 17 political parties for Ondo guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 17 out of the 18 registered political parties will be contesting the October 10, 2020 Ondo state governorship election.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

FIDA, NCWS, others fault Governor Ayade over Justice Ikpeme

International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria; Women in Politics and National Council for Women Society, Nigeria, among others civil society organisations, have described the refusal of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and members of the state House of Assembly to confer Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state, as gross injustice.