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A civil society organisation, the Open Justice Initiative, OJI, has petitioned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, asking him to investigate the leadership tussle in the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON.

SGF: Newspaper vendors exempted from government restrictions

Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, has said that Media, including Newspaper Vendors, are exempted from Federal Government’s restrictions in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the restriction of movements in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja and Lagos, which are the hardest hit by coronavirus in the country.

Senator Melaye: President Buhari’s lockdown orders, outside his constitutional powers

Dino Melaye, former senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide broadcast.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Nigeria converts youth service camps, stadia to isolation centres

The Federal Government says four stadia in the country will be used as isolation centres in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Minister: Nigeria on verge of community spread of coronavirus

The federal government raised the alarm on Thursday that Nigeria was on the verge of reaching the level of community spread of COVID-19, asking for collective efforts to stop it immediately or there could be exponential rise in cases in the days ahead.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for the reduction in the price of the petroleum products. Speaking to the State House Correspondents today in Abuja after visiting the President with former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, who is the new Deputy National Chairman, South, the APC boss said he came to felicitate with Mr. President on his giant strides.

Comrade Oshiomhole presents APC deputy chairman Senator Ajimobi to President Buhari

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for the reduction in the price of the petroleum products.
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.

Building collapse: Minister urges builders to be involved during construction

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Monday charged members of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) to endeavour to intervene at the time of construction of any building in any part of the country as a proactive step to stem the incidence of building collapse and consequent loss of life and property.

Senator Suswam: Why Nigerian politicians, leaders should spend time in prison

Sen. Gabriel Suswam (Benue East) has suggested that some leaders and politicians should be allowed to spend a day or two in prison to be better leaders and politicians.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Minister: Developments around coronavirus will determine new dates for national sports festival

The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says a new date for the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) will be announced based on developments around the COVID-19.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Diri Douye, have just held a meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 1

Bayelsa governor visits President Buhari in Aso Rock — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Diri Douye, have just held a meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Coronavirus: Senate president wants more test centres established

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has lamented the inadequate presence of test centres across the country for the detection of the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Nigeria postpones national sports festival indefinitely over coronavirus

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the postponement of the National Sports Festival due to Coronavirus pandemic.
APC scribe Victor Giadom has described the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC Governors Forum in postponing the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting indefinitely as commendable. 4

How anti-Oshiomhole APC governors lost bid to oust national chairman

The Pro-Oshiomole governors in All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday beat their anti-Oshiomole counterparts to the game and turn the table to secure the suspension of today contentious Emergency National Executive Committee meeting.
Olubunmi Adetunmbi, the senator representing Ekiti north, has commended Abubakar Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, over his handling of an incident involving President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.

Senator commends Kebbi governor over handling of Argungu festival’s incident

Olubunmi Adetunmbi, the senator representing Ekiti north, has commended Abubakar Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, over his handling of an incident involving President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.
The Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Monday terminated the Assumpta-Port Harcourt road contract over the abandonment of the project by the contractor handling it.

Governor Uzodinma: We won’t allow Adams Oshiomhole to be humiliated out of office

The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has alleged that those pushing for the ouster of the embattled APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, are working for the main opposition and “some leaders of the ruling party”.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigeria: University lecturers strike illegal

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has described the ongoing warning strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as illegal.
Fulani herdsmen

Group asks herdsmen to leave Delta community

A group in Delta State, South-South Nigeria, has asked herdsmen to immediately leave a community in the state because of deadly clashes with farmers.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate receives petition over journalist killed during Shiite protest

The petition, which was brought to the floor during the start of plenary by Senator Abba Moro (PDP – Benue South), was referred by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions.

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Senator Amosun donates N25 million to Ogun state

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Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Mecca, Medina

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.
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Amnesty: Nigerian authorities must uphold human rights in fight to curb coronavirus

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.
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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Coronavirus crisis to end ‘unhealthy’ spending in football

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.