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Washington may impose sanctions on China over a new proposed law on security in Hong Kong, White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said Sunday.

US may impose sanctions on China over Hong Kong

Washington may impose sanctions on China over a new proposed law on security in Hong Kong, White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said Sunday.

FBI chief orders internal review of Michael Flynn investigation

Christopher Wray, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), said on Friday he has ordered an internal review of the investigation into President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Raymond Dokpesi directs AIT to stop airing own claims on coronavirus

The founder of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, has directed the management of a subsidiary of his company, AIT, to stop airing comments he and his son, Paul Dokpesi, made about coronavirus.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari renews pledge to end security challenges

President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed his commitment to deploy resources to combat security challenges causing sorrows and trauma to Nigerians.
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 orders forfeiture of N510 million belonging to ex-NAF chief

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court on Monday granted an order of interim forfeiture of N510m belonging to former Commander, Presidential Air Fleet (PAF), Air Vice Marshall Uko Ebong.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

265 Nigerians to be evacuated from Dubai

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that an Emirates Airlines is scheduled to evacuate 265 Nigerians from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Tuesday, at the weekly PTF briefing on COVID-19, said the first set of Nigerians anxious to return to the country would be evacuated soon.

Nigeria evacuates stranded nationals from Wednesday

The Federal Government will commence evacuation of Nigerians stranded abroad from Wednesday, The Nation can authoritatively report.
Mohammed Monguno

Niger Delta leaders warn against plot to blackmail NSA, Amnesty Programme committee

Community leaders in the Niger Delta have warned against a plot to blackmail and discredit the National Security Adviser, General Babagana Monguno, retd, as various interest groups jostle for the position of coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed shock over the death of Mallam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Abba Kyari burial: Why aides were turned back from Aso Rock – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday explained that standard protocol was behind the decision by security officials stopping attendees of the burial ceremony of the late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, from entering the State House.
Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff, The Presidency

Now that Abba Kyari is dead

On January 18, 2020, when I first read of the new coronavirus on the BBC website, my heart missed a beat because of what China means to the world. The headline was: “New virus in China ‘will have infected hundreds’.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

Lockdown: Nigeria considers options for trade, education

The Nigerian government is considering ways to put the country’s education and economy back on track despite the spread of the coronavirus disease.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari extends coronavirus lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, Abuja — full speech

President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country.
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.
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

Omoyele Sowore alleges plot to re-arrest him over coronavirus report

Rights activist and publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, has accused the Nigerian government of plotting to detain him over his report on the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, testing positive for COVID-19.

Dansukigate: Witness tenders more evidence of how ex-NSA’s aide transferred millions to bank accounts

Prosecuting witness, Hassan Seidu, during the continuation of trial in-chief, in the ongoing trial of Nicholas Ashinze, former aide to ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, told Federal High Court, Abuja, presided by Justice Okon Abang, how the Commission was able to recover exhibit (i) 43 and (i) 44, containing alleged money transfers and lists of beneficiaries and their account numbers in the course of investigation.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Presidential committee on the impacts of Covid-19 on Nigeria’s economy to ensure that investments and the business of government continue to run without hitches.

President Buhari: Why I have not revisited IDPs camps

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday disclosed why he is yet to revisit Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps since last year August.
The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.

Insecurity: Senate wants police decentralized

The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.

Police, Customs, NSCDC get radio licences

The Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Customs Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps are among 52 organisations that have just been granted radio licences by the National Broadcasting Commission.

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The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has reacted to claims making the rounds that COVID-19 and Malaria are similar.

Nigeria records 229 new coronavirus cases, total now 8068

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night confirmed 229 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Nigerian government threatens to dismiss workers leaking official documents

The Federal Government has threatened to dismiss officers caught leaking official documents on social media.
Bash Ali

Nigerian government forecloses involvement in Bash Ali’s novelty bout

The Federal Government has foreclosed any involvement in the novelty boxing match (Guinness World Boxing Project), being promoted by former World Cruiserweight Champion, Bash Ali.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN seeks roundtable over reopening of churches, mosques in Ogun

The Ogun Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for a meeting between leaders of religious groups and the state government to discuss modalities for the reopening of worship centres.
Yves Jean-Bart, president of the Haitian Football Federation, attends a hearing last week. Dieu Nalio Chery-AP

FIFA suspends Haiti football president accused of rape

FIFA on Monday suspended the president of Haiti’s football federation for 90 days pending an investigation into allegations he sexually abused teenage girls at the country’s national training centre.