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Lockdown: Enugu monarch-elect donates food to communities

The traditional ruler-elect of Ubogidi/Ozara proposed autonomous community in Nsukka local government area, Enugu state, Chief Samuel Asadu, has shared food items to households in Ubogidi/Ozara and Edem Ani communities to help them cushion the effects of the lockdown in the country due to dreaded coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.

DSS seizes 1,207 bags of rice, others in Adamawa

In its move to ensure the success of federal government’s diversification of Nigeria’s economy from oil to agriculture based, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has in conjunction with the Department of State Services (DSS) initiated a robust anti-smuggling drive.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Public affairs analysts express concern over insecurity in Oyo

Federal and state governments in Nigeria have been called upon to wake up quickly to tackle the security challenges facing the nation in the hands of those terrorising the country.
Herdsmen

Suspected herdsmen kill father, son, one other in Ondo

No fewer than three persons including a father and his son were reportedly murdered in the farm by herdsmen in Arimogija community, Ose council area of Ondo state.
An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.

Police reveal source of Ondo explosion

A truck loaded with dynamite exploded on the Akure-Owo Expressway on Saturday, destroying a school, a church and some houses.
ONDO state police command has confirmed that the explosion was caused when a truck conveying explosives to a quarry company in Edo state exploded at the airport junction area.

Police reveals cause of Akure explosion

Ondo state police command has confirmed that the explosion was caused when a truck conveying explosives to a quarry company in Edo state exploded at the airport junction area.
The government made the disclosures through the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) Dr Akin Fagbemi while showing to the press, a recovered truck from robbers at the Akinyele area of the state.

Oyo to shut its borders over coronavirus

Oyo State Government has revealed that it may likely impose travel restrictions at the State’s entry points, as part of measures for containing the Coronavirus pandemic in the State.
There was panic on Tuesday at the posh Games Village in Abuja following the evacuation of a woman and her three children suspected to have flauted the 14-day self-isolation directive.

UK returnee, kids evacuated in Abuja

There was panic on Tuesday at the posh Games Village in Abuja following the evacuation of a woman and her three children suspected to have flauted the 14-day self-isolation directive.
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
Security and emergency personnel at the scene of Abule Ado explosion in Lagos on Sunday said they were yet to ascertain what caused the explosion which claimed one life and destroyed hundreds of property.

Lagos explosion: 25 die, 70 houses, vehicles destroyed

About 25 persons were believed to have died and over 70 houses de­stroyed in the gas explosion which oc­curred in the Abule Ado area of Lagos on Sunday. Several vehicles were also destroyed.
A might pipeline explosion that shook several houses rocks Abule Ado area of Ojo, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Sunday morning.

Houses collapse as explosion rocks Lagos

Some residents of Lagos State were on Sunday morning thrown into confusion following an explosion.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Lawan: Nigeria needs proper planning to overcome development challenges

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has said that for the six geo-political zones in the country to surmount developmental and infrastructural challenges, the Federal Government must follow thorough with National Planning to address issues of deficits.

Bayelsa homeowners protest planned demolition of houses by Nigerian Navy

Houses owners in Okoria community in Agudama-Epie, a suburb in Yenagoa, have protested against the alleged planned demolition of their property by the Central Naval Command.
Buba Galadima

AMCON takes over Buba Galadima’s houses, company over ‘N900 million debt’

Houses and a company linked to a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Buba Galadima, were on Tuesday seized by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) over an alleged N900 million debt.
More revelations have continued to pour in over the unfortunate Boko Haram terrorists attack on the Garkida community in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Friday.

One soldier confirmed dead in Boko Haram attack on Garkida

The 23 Armoured Brigade of the Nigerian Army has confirmed that one soldier died while another was wounded as troops of 232 Battalion of the brigade engaged Boko Haram insurgents who attacked Garkida on Friday.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi airport: Indigenes threaten legal action against government over illegal demolition

Ebonyi State indigenes under the auspices of Human Rights Defenders of Nigeria (HURIDE), state chapter, has threatened legal action against the State government over the illegal demolition of homes in Ezza North LGA of the state for the Airport project without exhausting all due processes.
A non governmental organisation, Search for Common Ground has called for mopping of fire arms in Kogi State.

Group calls for mop up of firearms in Kogi

A non governmental organisation, Search for Common Ground, has called for mopping of fire arms in Kogi State.

Former Senate president accused of destroying farmland in Ebonyi

A former president of the Nigerian Senate, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, has been accused of destroying a commercial farmland at Amagu, Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. A former president of the Nigerian Senate, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, has been accused of destroying a commercial farmland at Amagu, Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

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The government’s expression is coming after the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, assured on his verified Twitter handle that he was going to engage the Chinese Government over the allegations immediately.

Nigeria summons Chinese envoy over allegations of maltreatment of nationals in China

The government’s expression is coming after the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, assured on his verified Twitter handle that he was going to engage the Chinese Government over the allegations immediately.
The Shell companies in Nigeria have presented eight vehicles to the governments of Lagos and Rivers States to support the efforts at contact tracing and treatment of novel coronavirus disease cases.

Shell equips three hospitals, provides eight vehicles

The companies, comprising: The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company and Shell Nigeria Gas, also joined other players in the oil and gas industry to support the Federal Government with $30 million to stop the spread of the deadly disease.
Nyesom Wike

Rivers relaxes restrictions for Easter celebrations, others

The Rivers State Government has temporarily relaxed the restrictions on large religious gatherings to enable Christians carry out their religious obligations during the Easter Period.

ADC berates Lagos governor over inadequate palliatives for residents

The Lagos State chairman, African Democratic Congress (ADC), Olayiwola Abisoye, has berated the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for not putting in place adequate palliative measures and appropriate stimulus packages before rolling out the stay-at-home order over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo extends curfew over coronavirus

The Oyo State Government on Thursday extended the curfew imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.