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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Osun police nab fraudster over virus relief scam

Osun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man in Osogbo for impersonating the state government to swindle unsuspecting citizens of the state under the guise of providing social relief during the stay-at-home period.

Two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Nigeria

Two Chinese expatriates working in Ebonyi State have been kidnapped.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Onslaught against bandits gaining momentum in Zamfara

The renewed onslaught against armed bandits in Zamfara by the military under Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) is gaining momentum and has disorganised the hoodlums.

Historiography and tale of two Awe towns

The recent deposition of Emir Lamido Sanusi II has thrown up many issues both locally within the Kano metropolis and nationally and surely will be a topic for discussion for some time to come.
At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

Troops overrun bandits, release kidnapped victims in Zamfara

The defence headquarters said the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji deployed in Zamfara has continued to close in on the bandits in the state.
Demand for products like hand sanitisers, face masks, and cleaning wipes have spiked since Friday when Africa’s most populous nation confirmed its first case of coronavirus.

Kwara residents use hand sanitiser to wash mouth, body

Some residents of Kwara State now use hand sanitisers as mouthwash and to rub on their bodies as prevention against COVID-19 infection.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Plateau confirms suspected case of coronavirus

The Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nimkong Ndam, said on Sunday a suspected case of coronavirus has been recorded in Jos North local government area of the state.

Returnee Nigerian ‘assaults’ health workers for asking him to self-isolate

A Nigerian man who returned to the country from London has allegedly assaulted some health workers who insisted he must observe self-isolation as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus. =
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Police rescue abducted council chairman’s mum

Operatives of the Operation Puff Adder of the Bayelsa State police command have rescued an 80-year-old mother of the chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Area, Mr Uroupaye Nimizuoa, Madam Beauty Nimizuoa.

Kaduna arrests two clerics for conducting Jumat service

Kaduna State government has arrested two clerics for conducting Friday congregational prayers in two communities of Kaduna North local government area, in violation of the curfew imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
ONDO state police command has confirmed that the explosion was caused when a truck conveying explosives to a quarry company in Edo state exploded at the airport junction area.

Ondo: 13 people injured in Akure explosion

Although personnel of the Police and the Army say they are still battling to unravel the cause of Saturday morning’s bomb explosion at Ilu Abo, in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, they have however confirmed that it was an accident.

Father kills son for beheading mother in Enugu

The rustic Iheaka community in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State, Wednesday, thrown into confusion as a man, Cyril Ugwu, allegedly beheaded his son, Kenneth Ugwu, who had earlier killed his mother for ritual.
Hundreds of passengers have been stranded at the Abia/Rivers State border at Oyigbo are of Oyigbo local government area of Rivers State as a the closure of the Rivers State borders ordered by Governor Nyesom Wike as a means of curtailing the spread Coronavirus pandemic into the state comes into effect.

Travelers stranded in Rivers over coronavirus lockdown

Hundreds of passengers have been stranded at the Abia/Rivers State border at Oyigbo area of Oyigbo local government area of Rivers State as a the closure of the Rivers State borders ordered by Governor Nyesom Wike as a means of curtailing the spread Coronavirus pandemic into the state comes into effect.

PDP chieftain rejects governor’s appointment

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River, Yibala Inyang, has rejected his appointment as a special assistant to Governor Ben Ayade on agriculture.

Reps member urges Ibadan Disco to end over six months of blackout in constituency

The Member representing Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency of Osun State, Honourable Busayo Oluwole Oke, has appealed to the Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), to facilitate the immediate restoration of electricity supply to Esa Oke town in Obokun Local Government area of Osun State which had been in total darkness for six months.
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Gunmen kidnap man after forcing wife to cook jollof rice

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have reportedly kidnapped a man simply identified as Mr Joseph after allegedly forcing his wife to cook jollof rice for them in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo tells civil, public servants to stay off work for two weeks

As part of measures put in place by the Oyo State Government to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, the government on Wednesday directed civil and public servants in the employment of the state, local governments and Local Council Development Areas to stay off work for two weeks.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Ondo appoints 16-year-old as king

A 16-year-old Prince, Oloyede Adeyeoba, has been approved by the Ondo state government as the Arujale of Okeluse in Ose local government area of the state.

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Marcus Rashford cleared to step up rehabilitation

Manchester United have cleared striker Marcus Rashford to step up his rehabilitation from a back injury that has kept him out of action since January.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Osun police nab fraudster over virus relief scam

Osun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man in Osogbo for impersonating the state government to swindle unsuspecting citizens of the state under the guise of providing social relief during the stay-at-home period.
A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Shehu Koko representing Maiyama-Koko-Besse Federal Constituency of Kebbi State made the plea in a statement made available to journalists on Monday.

Reps member calls for suspension of utility bills

As part of efforts to ameliorate the socio-economic hardship being faced by Nigerians in the fight against the deadly coronavirus, the federal government has been urged to extend her palliative to include suspension of payment of electricity and water bills for the ordinary Nigerians for two months.
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Afenifere: President Buhari should have given Nigerians enough time to prepare for lockdown

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari should have given the residents of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja enough time to prepare before announcing the lockdown of the states.
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FAO urges countries to keep food chain alive, avoid crisis

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, Monday, urged governments in countries affected by the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic to keep the food chain alive in order to avoid the food crisis.