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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.
After an ambush by insurgents which killed over 90 of its soldiers last week, the Chadian military has eliminated dozens of Boko Haram terrorists in a retaliatory operation.

Chadian troops batter Boko Haram terrorists, Abubakar Shekau consoles fighters

After an ambush by insurgents which killed over 90 of its soldiers last week, the Chadian military has eliminated dozens of Boko Haram terrorists in a retaliatory operation.
FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, who had earlier gone on self-isolation in line with the protocols of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has tested negative to coronavirus.

FCTA commences fumigation of Abuja markets, parks to fight coronavirus

The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, took the sensitisation awareness campaign to Gwarinpa market, where she appealed to traders to vacate the market for the period of the fumigation exercise.

I don’t think twice before killing – cultist

A 32-year-old suspected cultist, Ahmed Kabiru, has told operatives of Anti-Cultism Unit, Lagos State Police Command that he usually does not give it a though before killing his perceived foes.
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
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, on Friday said Twitter blocked the accounts of Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez, who heads the country’s presidential commission on the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Twitter blocks accounts of Venezuelan vice-president who deals with combating covid-19

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, on Friday said Twitter blocked the accounts of Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez, who heads the country’s presidential commission on the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

Muhammad Sanusi: I have accepted whatever Allah decides

The dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, says he accepts his removal as the will of Allah (God).

Open grazing: Benue court sentences Fulani herder to one-year imprisonment

A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, has sent a Fulani herder, Muhammad Abdullahi, to one-year imprisonment.

Experts train 8000 youths on agribusiness in Kwara

A group of young agribusiness experts in Kwara State has disclosed that it trained over 8,000 unemployed youths in the last two years.
Rapper Snoop Dogg apologized on Wednesday for an obscenity-laced tirade in which he appeared to threaten attacking a CBS news anchor over an interview about late basketball star Kobe Bryant.

Snoop Dogg apologizes for threatening TV anchor

Rapper Snoop Dogg apologized on Wednesday for an obscenity-laced tirade in which he appeared to threaten attacking a CBS news anchor over an interview about late basketball star Kobe Bryant.

Iwo monarch laments failure of Yoruba language

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, Saturday lamented the failure of Yoruba language to evolve with the current trends and assert its identity among respectable languages in the world.
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.
Qatar and FIFA published Tuesday the first jointly issued legacy planning strategy ahead of a football World Cup, with pledges on labour and LGBT rights alongside protections for activists and journalists.

Qatar, FIFA publish World Cup rights pledges

Qatar and FIFA published Tuesday the first jointly issued legacy planning strategy ahead of a football World Cup, with pledges on labour and LGBT rights alongside protections for activists and journalists.
The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has expressed concerned over the attacks by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Afenifere, Ohaneze, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Middle Belt Group and their allies on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on his recent statement on Sharia.

Sharia: Muslim lawyers knocks CAN, HURIWA, others over attacks on CJN

The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has expressed concerned over the attacks by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Afenifere, Ohaneze, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Middle Belt Group and their allies on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on his recent statement on Sharia.

Doyin Okupe: Why North may rule Nigeria forever

Doyin Okupe, a former spokesperson on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has hinted that the North may rule Nigeria forever.
FC Nantes coach Christian Gourcuff has described the club’s summer loan signing from Levante, Moses Simon, as an important creative player who will help improve his team this term

Moses Simon reveals ‘bizarre’ reason for leaving Levante

Super Eagles forward Moses Daddy Simon has revealed the reason behind his temporary switch to French Ligue 1 side Nantes FC on a season-long loan from Spanish La Liga outfit Levante.

WAEC releases 2019 WASCCE private candidates results

West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced the release of the results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates, 2019-Second Series.
They recount tales of Viking raids, Norse history, kings and gods- a priceless collection of mediaeval manuscripts, bequeathed by an Icelandic scholar to the University of Copenhagen in the 18th century, that Iceland now wants back.

Denmark and Iceland clash over priceless mediaeval manuscripts

They recount tales of Viking raids, Norse history, kings and gods: a priceless collection of mediaeval manuscripts, bequeathed by an Icelandic scholar to the University of Copenhagen in the 18th century, that Iceland now wants back.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Chinese doctors must be quaratined

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with the largest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York Times reports.

New York increases fine for violating social distancing guidelines to $1,000

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
The countries according to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland.

Nigeria declares April 10, 13 as Easter holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano coronavirus fund raising committee hits N400 million

The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Street To School Initiative, has unveiled a newly renovated ultra-modern Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) for residents of Surulere Community in Agbado-Oke-Odo, Lagos

Japan donates $236, 000 for humanitarian mine action in Northeast

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.