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A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

What you should know about the coronavirus

A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana advises Southwest governors to enact laws for operation of Amotekun

Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has advised governors in the South West Nigeria to enact laws to legitimize Operation Amotekun.

Raymond Dokpesi opens defence in N2.1 billion alleged fraud charge

Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications Plc, on Tuesday, at the Federal High Court Abuja, opened his defence in the alleged N2.1 billion fraud charge, preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

Governor Akeredolu: Amotekun not for ethnic agenda

The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Sunday, stressed that the region’s newly launched security outfit codenamed, ‘Operation Amotekun’ was to complement the efforts of the conventional internal security agencies in the region.

Jay-Z sues Mississippi’s prison system for poor living condition

Rap superstar Jay-Z filed a lawsuit against the Mississippi Department of Corrections Tuesday on behalf of nearly 30 prisoners, claiming inmates are being subject to inhumane, violent and unconstitutional conditions that have led to the death of five people over the last two weeks.

Ondo university set for social media festival

All hands are on deck at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State to organise a first of its kind Social Media Gathering, together creative minds and students in and outside the state.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

Governor Sanwo-Olu: We’ll justify confidence Lagosians reposed in us

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday said his administration will work hard to justify the confidence Lagosians have in his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) by voting and retaining it as the ruling party in the state.

Anchor borrowers’ programme: I will make sure farmers pay back loans – RIFAN chief

The Chairman of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, Nasarawa State Chapter, Alhaji Abbas Ramallan, has urged its members to repay the farm inputs loan they received under the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme.

Niger: Police recover N16.6 million from crime suspects in 2019

The Niger State Police Command says it recovered over N16.6 million from different crime suspects across the state in 2019.

FIRS gives seven days notice to tax defaulters

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has served a seven-day notice to tax defaulters across the country.
A fire incident occurred at the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja on Monday, officials said.

FIRS begins nationwide crackdown on tax defaulters

In what may be termed an aggressive move to swell government’s revenue, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it will begin a nationwide tax enforcement exercise on recalcitrant tax evaders on Wednesday, December 18 (today).

Lagos revenue agency shuts nine companies

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) in its enforcement activities, has shut nine companies and hospitality firms over alleged failure to remit N21.59 million consumption taxes to the state government.
Ambulances from Ha Tinh province are seen while allegedly carrying some of the bodies of victims on 39 deaths on a truck container in UK, leave Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam November 27, 2019. REUTERS-Stringer

Remains of all 39 lorry death victims returned to Vietnam

The remains of all of the 39 migrants found dead in a lorry in England last month after being trafficked into the country have been returned to Vietnam, the government said in a statement on Saturday.
Medical Director of National Obstetric Fistula Centre, Ningi, Bauchi State, Dr. Umar Ibrahim, says the North-East region has the highest number of obstetric complications in the country.

Centre: We treat over 400 obstetric fistula patients yearly, but resources are scarce

Medical Director of National Obstetric Fistula Centre, Ningi, Bauchi State, Dr. Umar Ibrahim, says the North-East region has the highest number of obstetric complications in the country.

Forensic accountant cautions against sensationalism

An international forensic accountant, Prof Emmanuel Emenyonu, has cautioned the public against being swayed by unproven allegations.

NEMA: Nigeria requires N3 trillion to combat disasters

About N3tn would be required to curb and respond to disasters across Nigeria by 2020, the National Emergency Management Agency announced on Friday.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari felicitates with Nigerian Tribune at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the board, management and staff of the Nigerian Tribune Newspapers on its 70th anniversary.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

T-bills: Investors storm equities market after central bank ban

Following the ban of individuals and small firms from investing in treasury bills by the Central Bank of Nigeria, investors poured money into shares instead, which boosted the market capitalisation of equities by N245bn.

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IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has fully embraced the possibility of fighting Oleksandr Usyk in 2020.

Anthony Joshua receives huge pay to fight Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua has been approached by Saudi Arabia to stage a mega-fight with the winner of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, according to AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn. Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr in December out in the Gulf state to win back his world titles.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Amotekun: Federal government, South West governors agree

The Federal Government and Governors of the South West States yesterday reached and agreement that legal framework should be put in place on the establishment of the regional security outfit, Amotekun.
Senator Hope Uzodinma as Governor of Imo State

Governor Uzodinma: I feel excited being part of National Economic Council

The Newly sworn in Imo Governor, Chief Hope Uzodinma, says he feels excited and encouraged being part of the National Economic Council (NEC).
Zambia Minister of Tourism and Arts, Mr Ronald Chitotella, Sierra-leone Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Dr Memunatu Pratte, and Nigeria Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed at the 11th Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa in Madrid, Spain on Thursday

Lai Mohammed: Creative Industry the fastest growing sector of Nigerian economy

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says Creative Industry is the fastest growing sector of the Nigerian economy in terms of business opportunities, employment generation, earnings as well as entertainment.
Abubakar Malami

AGF: Femi Falana’s U-turn vindicates federal government’s stance on Amotekun

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said the U-turn made by legal icon, Mr Femi Falana, justified Federal Government’s stance that the establishment of the operation of “Amotekun” was illegal.