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The Federal Fire Service on Wednesday put out the fire that gutted the top floors of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (Treasury House) Central District Area of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

Ohanaeze: Treasury House fire an attempt to conceal stolen coronavirus fund

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, has called for a forensic investigation into the remote cause of the fire at the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, on Wednesday.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Group warns Arewa, Ohanaeze Youth to stop meddling in politics of Abia North

A coalition of Abia North Community Youths Organizations, (ANCYO), has warned the Ohanaeze Youths Council (OYC) and the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, (AYCF) to steer clear of the politics of Abia North or be prepared for a showdown.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Centre chides coronavirus taskforce on inter-ethnic cohesion

The Centre for Social and Inter-Ethnic Cohesion, CENSIC, has chided the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, over its indifference to multi-ethnic compositions of the country.
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
The United States (U.S.) recently announced the arrest of scores of Nigerians and few other nationals involved in what the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) described as the largest internet fraud ever committed in the country.

FBI arrests 13 Nigerians over $30 million cyber fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, has arrested thirteen Nigerians, over alleged $30 million money laundering scheme in the United States.
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.

Chamber urges Nigerian government to support completion of fair complex in Enugu

The Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) has appealed to the Federal Government to support the completion of the Enugu International Trade Fair complex to boost Nigeria economy.

ECA: Nigeria cannot survive without fundamental restructuring

Founder of Igbo Youth Movement (IYM) and Secretary of the Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA), Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, has said that no amount of constitutional amendment would save Nigeria now, warning that the political class should stop exploiting the country’s ethnic and religious divisions in order to sustain their false narrative that Nigeria can survive without fundamental restructuring.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

Group: President Buhari marginalising Southeast in major appointments

A group, League of Patriotic Nigerians, alleged marginalisation of South East in appointments by the federal government, saying the development was against the federal character principle of 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.
Edwin Ezeonu, the ex-husband of Nollywood actress Ngozi Ezeonu has accused her of marrying off their daughter without his consent.

Nollywood actress Ngozi Ezeonu’s ex-husband makes shocking accusations

Edwin in an interview with newsmen accused his ex-wife of trampling on his right and honour as a man, describing his daughter’s traditional wedding in Delta State as an abomination as he was kept in the dark throughout the whole process.
Igbo Presidency project in exchange for Ruga settlements is not only a huge joke but total fallacy, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro President-General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has said.

Ohanaeze tells Miyetti Allah to enlist members in military to fight insurgency

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has advised the leadership of Miyetti Allah to use the opportunity of Nigerian Army recruitment exercise to enlist its members in the army instead of threating to establish their own security outfit across the country.
“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.
Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Six abducted in Calabar in less than two weeks

One of the abducted, David Ugwu, a lecturer at the University of Calabar, was reportedly whisked away from his residence along Atimbo. Another victim, Maurice Archibong, an accounting staff with the Nigerian Chronicle Newspaper, was kidnapped by gunmen last Sunday night, while Chief Desmond Oko, an Igbo businessman, was picked up on last Tuesday night.

Jimi Agbaje: I’m not APC’s mole

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate in the 2019 General Elections, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has debunked allegations that he was a mole of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the polls.
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.

IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu’s parents burial has re-united old alliances

The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) obviously still feeling triumphant over the success of the burial of the parents of their leader, Eze Israel and Lolo Kanu, have said that the burial has re-united old alliances and paved the way to unity among the Igbo and their neighbours.

ADF rejects community policing plan for South-East

The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) has rejected a community policing proposal for the South-East region.

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The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Easter: Police to continue enforcement of restriction order

The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday said the social restriction order would continue during the Easter celebration in states where the order had been in ordered.
FILE - A volunteer receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle, March 16, 2020.

China recruits volunteers for phase two coronavirus vaccine trial

Barely a week after Chinese scientists finished injecting an experimental coronavirus vaccine into their first group of volunteers, official news outlets reported Thursday that a second batch of participants was being recruited.
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.
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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.