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Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

General Buratai tasks military commanders on loyalty to democracy

The Nigerian Army has charged its officers and men to ensure absolute loyalty to democratic governance, calling on unit commanders of the force to continue to provide leadership and work towards making their personnel understand the need to uphold the tenets of military professionalism.
The green light for drugmaker Regeneron came after REGEN-COV2, a combination of two lab-made antibodies, was shown to reduce Covid-19-related hospitalizations or emergency room visits in patients with underlying conditions.

US approves Regeneron antibody treatment given to Donald Trump

A Covid-19 antibody therapy used to treat President Donald Trump was approved by the US drug regulator on Saturday for people who aren’t yet hospitalized by the disease but are at high risk.
Ryan Lochte has been suspended until July 2019 by the US Anti-Doping Agency. Michael Sohn-AP

Ryan Lochte banned 14 months for anti-doping violation

Six-time Olympic gold medallist Ryan Lochte has been suspended 14 months for an anti-doping violation after he received an intravenous infusion, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced on Monday.

Ango Abdullahi: 12 million northern kids out of school

Professor Ango Abdullahi, former Vice Chancellor of the premier northern university, the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has said that there are about 12 million out-of-school children in Nigeria, most of who are from the northern part of the country.

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Female serial fraudster jailed for visa fraud

An Akure Magistrate Court has sentenced a female serial fraudster, Owolabi Omolola, to two-year imprisonment for defrauding one Ayodele Ayeni to the tune of N460,000.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF denies receiving bribe in NDDC administrator’s appointment

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has described as “fictitious and malicious” reports that he was bribed in respect of the appointment of a sole administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The global death toll from COVID-19 has now crossed two million.

Coronavirus death toll crosses two-million mark

The numbing figure was crossed just more than a year after the coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The number of dead, compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to the population of Brussels, Mecca, Minsk or Vienna.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Friday that travel corridors into the nation would be closed to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Britain to require coronavirus tests for visitors to prevent new strains

At a news briefing at his residence, Johnson said that effective Monday at 4 a.m. Britain time, all travelers into the country must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours and then self-quarantine for 10 days. They can take another test after five days and leave quarantine if that test is again negative.

Plateau university lecturers declare indefinite strike

Pamson said, “We have just held our congress where our members unanimously agreed to proceed on strike immediately. We have already secured the approval of NEC to embark on local strike action at Plateau State University if the state government fails to meet our demands.”