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Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, bringing the total to 22 cases.

Lockdown: Nigeria releases 70,000MT of grains to nationals

The Federal Government Wednesday announced that it has released 70, 000 metric tonnes of grains from the Strategic National Reserve to alleviate the sufferings of many low-income earners whose sources of livelihood have been cut off by the two-week lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Senator Kalu’s co-convict gets bail to treat tuberculosis, cancer

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday granted post-conviction bail to a former Director of Finance and Account at the Abia State Government House, Jones Udeogu, who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment last year December.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

Niger governor goes into self-isolation

The Niger State governor, Abubakar Bello, has gone on self-isolation as a result of his attendance of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum’s meeting on March 18.

Bauchi governor begins self-isolation after meeting Atiku Abubakar’s infected son

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, says he met and shook hands with Mohammed, the son of former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.
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.

Coronavirus: Nigeria cancels visas issued for 13 countries

The Federal Government yesterday announced the cancelation of visas already issued to citizens or travelers from 13 countries with over 1,000 cases of COVID-19, known as Coronavirus.
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Those scheming against my office are wasting their time – APC organising scribe

Barrister Emmanuel Ibediro, National Organising Secretary (NOS) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised those seeking to undermine his office under the cover of the raging leadership crisis rocking the party to face other meaningful endeavours.

I have supplied over seven AK47 rifles to criminals – gun-runner

A suspected gun-runner, Adamu Numan, who sold firearms to criminal gangs disclosed that he had supplied over seven AK47 rifles to bandits, robbers and kidnappers.

Unemployment: ITF empowers 200,000 youths under NISDP scheme – DG

The Federal Government Monday applauded the efforts of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) in tackling youth unemployment in Nigeria just as the agency said it has equipped over 200, 000 citizens with skills for employability and entrepreneurship.
Head coach of Sudanese Premier League side Hilal Al-Fasher, Azeez Mohammed, is confident after applying to the NFF for Nigeria’s U17s – the Golden Eaglets top job

I’m qualified for Golden Eaglets job – Sudan-based coach

Head coach of Sudanese Premier League side Hilal Al-Fasher, Azeez Mohammed, is confident after applying to the NFF for Nigeria’s U17s – the Golden Eaglets top job.

N3.1 billion fraud trial: How Senator Suswam pressured me to change my statement –...

The fourth prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of a former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, on N3.1bn corruption charges, Abubakar Umar, on Monday told the Federal High Court in Abuja how the former governor and his defence team tried to influence him to change his statement to one that was favourable to the defendant.
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Senate to invite police chief over rising insecurity

President of the the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has said the Ninth Senate will summon the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to brief the upper chamber on efforts in progress to address the escalating cases of insecurity in the country.

Nigeria doing everything to stop US visa ban – minister

This was disclosed by Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, in an interview with Reuters in London yesterday. He said Nigeria had no warning from Washington that it could be added to the list of countries subject to a travel ban, adding that such a move would be “hasty” and send the wrong signal to investors.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Governor Bala Mohammed: What happened to Emeka Ihedioha could have happened to me

The governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has described Supreme Court’s sack of former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, as a “very sad development”.
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Governor Bala Mohammed: Sacking of Emeka Ihedioha unsettled me momentarily

Gov. Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State said on Tuesday that the sacking of Imo Governor Emeka Ihedioha by the Supreme Court rattled him momentarily as he had feared same fate might befall him.

Bauchi governor not bed-ridden in UK – aide

The Bauchi State Government has dispelled rumours that Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed is bed-ridden in the United Kingdom and would not be back soon enough to resume his duties.
Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya

DSS parades suspect behind Buhari’s fake wedding video

The Department of State Service (DSS) has arrested and paraded a 32-year old man, Kabiru Mohammed, suspected to be behind the fabrication and dissemination of a fake wedding video depicting President Muhammadu Buhari wedding the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed and her Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development counterpart, Sadiya Farouq.
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TCN: Nigeria the cheapest place to generate electricity in West Africa

Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Mr. Usman Mohammed, weekend stated that Nigeria was currently the cheapest country for the generation of electricity in West Africa
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court remands Mompha’s accomplices in prison over ‘$7m internet fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Thursday arraigned the duo of Kayode Phillip and Hamza Koudeih before Justice Muslim S. Hassan of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a 25-count charge bordering on conspiracy and money laundering.

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Four Nigerians detained in Cotonou over coronavirus quarantine fees

Four Nigerian returnees have been detained by soldiers in Cotonou, the Benin Republic after being quarantined for 14 days in a hotel in the West African country for refusing to pay N900, 000 each for the accommodation facility.

Lockdown: Court sentences 17 Lagos residents

The police in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned additional 17 residents who flouted the stay-at-home order of the state government.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari grants presidential pardon to some inmates

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted pardon to some inmates of the Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service, NCoS,.
The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Nigerian returnees from Ivory Coast arrive Seme border

The much-awaited 67 Nigerians resident in Ivory Coast on Wednesday arrived at Seme Border Post in a luxurious bus with registration number Osun XA 240 EJG.
Real Madrid is set to announce the signing of a midfielder as they set the stage to unveil Reinier Jesus Carvalho a player they signed from Flamengo in the Brazilian Serie A.

Real Madrid agree 10-20% salary cut for players

Real Madrid's first team will take pay cuts of between 10 and 20 per cent to compensate for the club's loss of income during the coronavirus pandemic, the Merengue confirmed on Wednesday.