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FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, who had earlier gone on self-isolation in line with the protocols of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has tested negative to coronavirus.

FCTA commences fumigation of Abuja markets, parks to fight coronavirus

The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, took the sensitisation awareness campaign to Gwarinpa market, where she appealed to traders to vacate the market for the period of the fumigation exercise.

I don’t think twice before killing – cultist

A 32-year-old suspected cultist, Ahmed Kabiru, has told operatives of Anti-Cultism Unit, Lagos State Police Command that he usually does not give it a though before killing his perceived foes.
A man passes by Nigerian movie billboards at a cinema in Lagos. [Cristina Aldehuela-AFP-Getty Images]

Why Nigerians living abroad love to watch Nollywood movies

The Nollywood industry – which came to life in the early 1990s – is often seen as a natural heir to the Nigerian TV series which had already produced roughly 14,000 feature films in the previous decade
Fan favourite, ‘Living in Bondage’ snagged the most awards at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

2020 AMVCA: ‘Living in Bondage’, ‘God Calling’, ‘Ratnik’ sweep awards

Fan favourite, ‘Living in Bondage’ snagged the most awards at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

Mallam Sanusi not disturbed over dethronement – village head

The village Head of Loko, Nasarawa State, Ahmed Sabo, has said Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi is not disturbed about his dethronement as the Emir of Kano.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Group petitions President Buhari, security agencies over alleged hijack of Amotekun

A coalition of groups under the aegis of Yoruba Appraisal Forum, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the National Assembly, as well as security agencies alleging that the South West Security outfit, Amotekun, has been hijacked by unknown persons.

I have supplied over seven AK47 rifles to criminals – gun-runner

A suspected gun-runner, Adamu Numan, who sold firearms to criminal gangs disclosed that he had supplied over seven AK47 rifles to bandits, robbers and kidnappers.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

Muhammad Sanusi: I have accepted whatever Allah decides

The dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, says he accepts his removal as the will of Allah (God).

Open grazing: Benue court sentences Fulani herder to one-year imprisonment

A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, has sent a Fulani herder, Muhammad Abdullahi, to one-year imprisonment.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Coronavirus increases ninefold in 24 hours

As coronavirus was said to have increases ninefold within the last 24 hours globally, the Nigerian authorities had made significant progress in ensuring that the pandemic had not spread in the country.

Nigerian university partners with government to save indigenous languages

Worried by the growing case of extinction of Nigerian languages, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Centre is to partner with Federal Government to save indigenous languages.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Southern Kaduna: We’ve suffered greatest social disruption, economic deprivation, insecurity under Governor El-Rufai

The Southern Kaduna people have expressed concern that since the inception of Mal. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai’s government in 2015, Adara people and indeed Southern Kaduna communities have suffered the greatest social disruptions, economic deprivations and insecurity.

Tipper crushes community leader to death in Ogun

A community leader, Mr. Wale Edun, has been reportedly killed by a tipper driver at Iyana-Iyesi area of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, Ogun State.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

Former corps member threatens to sue NYSC over unpaid debt

An ex-corps member identified as Boboye Olaribigbe has demanded N260 million from the National Youth Service Corps.
Plans by the management of the Voice of America (VOA) have reached an advanced stage to set up its North-East Regional Reporting centre in Gombe for easy reach on members of the public who are listeners of the station particularly its Hausa service.

Voice of America to set up North-East regional station in Gombe

Plans by the management of the Voice of America (VOA) have reached an advanced stage to set up its North-East Regional Reporting centre in Gombe for easy reach on members of the public who are listeners of the station particularly its Hausa service.

Boko Haram leader threatens minister, mocks president in new video

Factional leader of Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened to ‘‘deal’’ with the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, for allegedly threatening to disrupt the activities of the sect by blocking their communication lines.
Following his victory in the House of Representatives rerun election in Tudun Wada-Doguwa federal constituency of Kano State, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa has been reinstated as the Leader of the House of Representatives.

My father left over 40 children at 86 – Reps leader

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, has condemned those who criticised him for showing off his four wives and 27 children on the floor of the chamber, warning that it was against his private life.

N3.1 billion fraud trial: How Senator Suswam pressured me to change my statement –...

The fourth prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of a former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, on N3.1bn corruption charges, Abubakar Umar, on Monday told the Federal High Court in Abuja how the former governor and his defence team tried to influence him to change his statement to one that was favourable to the defendant.

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Shehu Abdullahi: We will defeat this virus together

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Dillian Whyte: Anthony Joshua pretending he wanted all-British fight

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One of Nigeria’s leading sex therapists, using a special herb known as Kayanmata, Oji Oghenetejiri, has declared unapologetically that most women have sexual problems.

Many women have sexual problems – sex therapist

One of Nigeria’s leading sex therapists, using a special herb known as Kayanmata, Oji Oghenetejiri, has declared unapologetically that most women have sexual problems.
Manchester City star, Riyad Mahrez, has split from his wife — and is now dating the daughter of a Real Housewives of Cheshire star.

Manchester City won’t sell Riyad Mahrez – reports

The French champions have been heavily linked with a move for the Algerian winger, but City have no intentions of offloading the 29-year-old who joined them from English Premier League rivals Leicester City in 2018.