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Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Anglican Bishop: Coronavirus a blessing in disguise

Rt. Revd Manasses Okere, Bishop, Anglican Diocese, Isiukwuato in Abia, has said that the Coronavirus pandemic was a blessing in disguise as it created room for domestic church to thrive.
A presidential candidate at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, Dele Adesina, has called for the cancellation of the exercise.

NBA presidential candidate alleges fraud, wants election result cancelled

A presidential candidate at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, Dele Adesina, has called for the cancellation of the exercise.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Troops destroy wanted Benue militia leader’s hideout

The Nigerian Military said on Sunday night that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke acting on credible human Intelligence traced wanted Benue Militia leader and kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza alias “Gana” to a hideout in Tse-Audu village in Akate ward, Donga LGA of Taraba state but noted that he and his gang members escaped a dawn raid before they could be caught.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

ISOPADEC: Forensic audit uncovers N12.3 billion unaccounted funds

A forensic audit report on the financial records of Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, ISOPADEC, yesterday, disclosed that N12.3 billion spent by the commission cannot be accounted for between 2007 to 2020.
Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

Ooni: Nigeria will overcome coronavirus pandemic

Ogunwusi, who admitted that the pandemic was still ravaging the country, urged Nigerians to always observe laid down precautionary measures and avoid circulation of fake news.
A former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Alhaji Zakawanu Garuba, has passed on.

Former Edo speaker Zakawanu Garuba passes on

Garuba, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who was speaker between 2007 and 2009, died in Abuja in the early hours of yesterday, July 18 after a brief undisclosed illness at the age of 54.
The deputy governor and chairman Kwara state Covid-19 Technical Committee, Mr Kayode Alabi, expressed the appreciation while receiving two motorised modular fumigators from the Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, to assist the government in the battle against the spread of coronavirus.

Kwara receives modular fumigators from Ooni

Kwara State government has expressed gratitude to organisations and individuals for contributing to its fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Ondo issues one-month ultimatum for removal of corpses from morgues

Ondo State Government has given residents one-month ultimatum to remove their corpses from government mortuaries across the state so as to decongest the morgues.

Man jailed five years for trafficking 18-year-old girl to Libya for prostitution

A 66-year-old man was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State, for trafficking an 18-year-old lady to Mali for forced labour and prostitution.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Soldiers kill second most wanted kidnap kingpin in Benue, recovers weapons

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers on internal security operations in Benue state have killed the leader of a notorious kidnap group Terugwa Igbagwa aka Orjondu.

Kogi medical doctors reject salary cut

Members of the Kogi State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have vowed not to accept the proposed cutting of salaries of its members and other healthcare workers by the Kogi Government.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun: Two coronavirus deaths are Lagos returnees

Osun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu and the Special Adviser to Governor on Public Health, Olasiji Olamiju on Wednesday appeared before the State House of Assembly to brief the lawmakers on efforts made by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola led administration in curtailing the spread of the dreaded virus otherwise called COVID19.
The State Government of Osun says it has conducted fresh 167 Coronavirus tests, out of which 12 returned positive.

Osun confirms 12 new cases of coronavirus

The State Government of Osun says it has conducted fresh 167 Coronavirus tests, out of which 12 returned positive.
The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 368,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Global coronavirus deaths top 170 000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 170 000 people globally, close to two-thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday at 09:35 (GMT).

UN: Global hunger could double due to coronavirus blow

The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
Scott Morrison

Coronavirus: Australia premier throws weight behind virus inquiry

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday threw his weight behind calls for an international inquiry into China’s initial response to the coronavirus and its origins.

Kogi community demands protection, justice over incessant killings

Following the rise in number of incessant killings by hoodlums in the area, people of Omala Local Government Area of Kogi state have called on Governor Yahaya Bello and security agencies to unravel those behind the killings and bring them to book.
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.

Ondo explosion: Minister to announce NASRDA’s findings

The National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, is investigating the cause of the blast that led to destruction of no fewer than 100 houses in Eleyowo village on the Akure-Owo highway near the Akure Airport, Ondo State and will soon make its findings public, the Agency’s head of media and corporate communications, Mr. Felix Ale told this magazine on Monday.

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