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More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The All Progressives Congress (APC0 has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP0 to steer off its appeal to the Supreme Court asking for a review of the apex court’s judgment on the Zamfara Governorship election.
A report by the United States Government suggests that security operatives in Nigeria intimidated voters, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and election observers during the 2019 general elections.
The recent reaction of the sacked governor of Imo state, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, to the Supreme Court confirmation of Senator Hope Uzodimma as the duly elected governor of Imo state, was at best a self-deluding inglorious voyage totally blind to the truth, and at worst a hate speech.
The Police Command in Niger says it is ready to provide adequate security for the conduct of the bye-election for Magama/Rijau federal constituency in the state scheduled for March 14.
Police Command in Enugu State has announced the restriction of human and vehicular movements in the state on Saturday, Feb. 29, for Local Government Elections.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that there is need to fix the Nigeria Police and restore public confidence in the Force.
Hundreds of truck drivers on Tuesday blocked the Onitsha-Enugu expressway to protest alleged imposition of taxes, intimidation and violation of court judgement by the agents of Anambra State government.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has called for a review of existing laws on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions rather than formulating new ones.
President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision not to run in Burundi's elections in May has come as a surprise.
Electricity workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) have threatened to resume its suspended industrial action if the Federal Government failed to implement the agreement they signed last month within two weeks.
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, in Akwa Ibom state, has expressed disappointment over the disruptions reported in Ukana West (Ward 11), Units 5, 8, and 9 as well as Ikpe Annang (Ward 5), Unit 12 in Essien Udim local government Council during Saturday re-run election.
An election observer group, YIAGA Africa, has announced the deployment of 114 local observers to four states ahead of the rerun elections.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has indicated that neither intimidation nor propaganda will make him change his decision declaring Rivers a Christian state.
While hailing the release of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki and Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, Labour leader, Comrade Issa Aremu, has said they must prove their innocence of the charges against them.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says adequate mechanism has been in place to tackle cases of intimidation and harassment of students in tertiary institutions.
Nigerian duo, Emmanuel Dennis and David Okereke, have been crowned champions of Belgium after Club Brugge were named as league champions and the rest of the season voided no thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The immediate past governor of Ogun, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, has donated N25 million to support the state government in its ongoing efforts at checking the spread of the coronavirus in the state.
Saudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina on Thursday, extending measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 1,700 people in the kingdom and killed 16.
The Nigerian authorities must adopt a rights-respecting approach and give clear instructions to security agencies not to abuse their powers as the nation tightens its effort to tame the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty International, a non-governmental organisation, has said.
The crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic will stop the “unhealthy” inflation of player wages and transfer fees in football, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wrote in an editorial published on Thursday.
The Chairman and Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil LTD, Modupe and Folorunsho Alakija, have donated N1 billion to support Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19.
Nigeria international Anthony Nwakaeme came very close to moving to coronavirus-hit China.
Rivers united FC coach Stanley Eguma has stated that he is unperturbed by the possible effects of the Covid-19 break on the momentum of his team following a break that happened at a time when the Port Harcourt based side had hit a form that has gotten them to second on the league table just four points behind league leaders Plateau United.
Katsina United FC coach Henry Makinwa has expressed indifference to the issue of the possible effects of the Covid-19 induced hiatus on the league stressing that the effects of such break on teams would be generic rather than been specific to some teams and as such nothing to brood over.
Growth in private sector credit in South Africa in February quickened to 5.09% year-on-year from 5.01% in January, central bank data showed on Monday.