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Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria: Banks, ATMs will function during lockdown

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, has stated President Muhammadu Buhari has allowed for skeletal operations in the financial system and money markets during the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun.
Police and army officers patrol streets following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Rabat, Morocco March 23, 2020. Reuters-Youssef Boudlal

Morocco to spend $200 million to brace health system for coronavirus

Morocco will spend an initial 2 billion dirhams ($200 million) to help its health system cope with the coronavirus outbreak, the finance ministry said on Friday as the number of confirmed cases in the country rose to 333.
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Experts urge Nigerians to buy basic needs amidst panic buying

For fear of possible lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, Ibadan residents, on Wednesday, trooped to markets in the metropolis to stock up foodstuffs.
Spotify’s always billed itself as a platform for creators, so today, it announced that it’s going to help artists in need.

Spotify to let artists link out to personal donation pages

Spotify’s always billed itself as a platform for creators, so today, it announced that it’s going to help artists in need. The company will allow creators to link out to donation pages, whether it’s their own, a friend’s, or just an organization’s.

Bank sensitises students on money usage in Nasarawa

Access Bank Plc has taken its Global Money Week sensitisation campaign to Nasarawa State to educate students on how to use money to transform their communities.

Lagos to review law on money lending

The Lagos State Ministry of Home Affairs said government was planning to review the Law on money lending activities in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

I watched my girlfriend die after stabbing her – suspect

Fleeing 22-year-old Daniel Okocha, who allegedly stabbed his lover, Nkechi Agwor, to death, over suspicion that she was cheating on him, has been arrested in his hideout by detectives at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Yaba Lagos.

Man commits suicide after warning his children about women

A retiree of a five-Star hotel in Lagos, Afolabi Taiwo, has allegedly committed suicide.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Societies, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has advised the Nigerian and South African governments to work together in solving animosity between the two countries occasioned by xenophobic attacks against Nigerians resident in South Africa.

My aides stole money from my room during vacation – senator

The senator representing Osun Central, Ajibola Basiru, said some of his aides entered his bedroom and stole an undisclosed amount of money when he was on vacation.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

EFCC hands over N2.6 billion recovered loot to Kwara governor

The Zonal Head, Economic and Financial Crime Commission [EFCC] in Ilorin, ACP Isyaku Sharu, Tuesday handed over N263,327,800.00 [Two hundred and sixty-three million, Three hundred and twenty-seven thousand and Eight hundred naira only] cash out of N5B allegedly looted by top government officials of the last administration in the state through their cronies to the Governor of Kwara state Mallam Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman in his office.

Man sentenced to death for armed robbery in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, on Monday, sentenced a 21-year-old man, Isa Abdulkareem, to death by hanging.
The United States (U.S.) recently announced the arrest of scores of Nigerians and few other nationals involved in what the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) described as the largest internet fraud ever committed in the country.

US jury indicts three Nigerians over theft of $348,000

Three Nigerians have been indicted by a US federal grand jury in Bismarck, North Dakota, after investigators said they stole $348,000 from a Dickinson company through a complicated computer fraud scheme.

BFIG: BPE frustrating Supreme Court verdict on ALSCON

BFIG Group has once again accused Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) of lining its path to taking possession of Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) with thorns.
Torch-bearing veteran singer Zaaki Azzay has alleged that the Nigerian music industry as of today, is driven by investments from drug barons and Internet fraudsters also known as Yahoo Boys.

Zaaki Azzay: Drug barons, Yahoo boys taking over Nigerian music industry

Torch-bearing veteran singer Zaaki Azzay has alleged that the Nigerian music industry as of today, is driven by investments from drug barons and Internet fraudsters also known as Yahoo Boys.
Nigerian ace rapper Eedris Abdulkareem, who was recently dragged before the police for reportedly beating up his landlord, whom he accused of sexual harassment, has taken a swipe at the popular actress, Mercy Aigbe.

Eedris Abdulkareem shades Nollywood actress over failed marriage

Nigerian ace rapper Eedris Abdulkareem, who was recently dragged before the police for reportedly beating up his landlord, whom he accused of sexual harassment, has taken a swipe at the popular actress, Mercy Aigbe.
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Idah Peterside has recounted how the unquenchable hunger for money and fame led him into the horrible world of occultism.

Idah Peterside: How I slept with virgins to initiate them into occultism

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Idah Peterside has recounted how the unquenchable hunger for money and fame led him into the horrible world of occultism.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

Insecurity: MURIC urges police to sustain raid on criminal hideouts

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has urged the police to sustain efforts aimed at uprooting criminal hideouts in the country following the successful raid at Kuduru forest in Kaduna state where about 250 criminals were killed.

Minister: Nollywood movies promotes money rituals, encourages kidnapping

Without a doubt, one of the common themes in Nollywood is money rituals. While such stories could be entertaining, especially with the mystical manipulations embedded in them, Minister of Works and Housing and former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, during the week asked moviemakers to stop telling such stories, because, according to him, money ritual is a myth.

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria records 23 new cases of coronavirus

For the second time today, the total number of coronavirus cases have increased by 23, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control can confirm.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO: Coronavirus cases will soon reach one million globally

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic will soon reach one million globally.
Lockdown commenced in Delta state Wednesday with markets and major shops complying in Warri south , Uvwie local government areas.

Warri residents comply with coronavirus lockdown

Lockdown commenced in Delta state Wednesday with markets and major shops complying in Warri south , Uvwie local government areas.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (in blue) on Saturday with Service Commanders monitoring compliance with the closure of markets across the state to check spread of coronavirus in Port Harcourt.

Coronavirus lockdown: Better to stay hungry to be alive than die eating – Rivers...

Governor Nyesom Wike Wednesday appealed for patience and support of tense Rivers state populace to defeat Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the impact of State Government preventive orders bites harder on the people.
Harry Kane is recovering well from an ankle injury

Harry Redknapp warns Harry Kane could leave Tottenham over lack of trophies

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has warned that Harry Kane would not be content to stay at the North London club unless they begin to challenge for silverware.