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Nigerian government ignoring our complaints of maltreatment of Nigerians in China – groups

A group of concerned Nigerians, Council of Nigerian Citizens in China, CNCC, has said the Federal Government is not serious about complaints of maltreatment of Nigerians in China.
Air Peace airline has taken delivery of a new ERJ-145 aircraft to help boost its domestic and regional operations.

India celebrates first direct flight from Nigeria

The government of India celebrated the first direct flight from Nigeria when the nation’s major carrier, Air Peace, airlifted 312 of its citizens from the Murtala Muhammd International Airport (MMIA), Lagos to Kochi.
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Nigeria pays $11 million as ransom to kidnappers in four years

The security architecture in Nigeria has once again come under the spotlight after a new report said the Nigerian Government and citizens have handed over N4 billion ($11 million) to kidnappers for ransom in the last four years.
Osun State has recorded two new cases of coronavirus and discharged two other patients.

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases exceed 8,000

Nigeria confirmed 229 new cases of Covid-19 late Monday, bringing the total to 8,068, including 233 deaths and 2,311 recoveries.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into law the Finance Bill 2019 (now Finance Act), which among other objectives, seeks to increase government revenue while supporting struggling small businesses in Africa’s largest economy.

Nigeria’s economy grow by nearly 2 percent in Q1 despite lockdown

Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.87% on a year-on-year basis in the first quarter of 2020 despite many economic contractions around the world, a new by National Bureau of Statistics report has shown.

Canada denies Nigerian carrier Air Peace right to evacuate nationals

The Canadian government has denied Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, the right to evacuate Nigerian citizens stranded in the North American country.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly

Senator Shehu Sani blasts Nigerian government for charging returning nationals

Former Senator from Kaduna, Shehu Sani, has reacted as Nigerians returning home due to coronavirus pandemic are told to offset their two-week quarantine bill on arrival.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

SGF: Nigeria did not request for Madagascar herbal medicine

The Nigerian government has said it did not request for COVID-Organics, a herbal medicine used by Madagascar to treat COVID-19 patients.
Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

Nigeria pays nationals on scholarship abroad

Mr Emeka Nwajiuba, the State Minister for Education, has said that Nigerians on scholarship abroad have been paid through their various Embassies.

NITDA chief advocates for a ‘digital first’ strategy in coronavirus recovery plan

The webinar themed “Dealing with Coronavirus: Digital First Perspective,” was another in a series of virtual seminars held by the Nile University of Nigeria in its quest to ensure that its non-classroom educational activities (similar to its regular lectures) are not disrupted by COVID-19.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

Aliko Dangote donates N1.5 billion to Nigeria/UN coronavirus basket fund

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has donated N1.5 billion ($3.8 million) to the ‘Nigeria/United Nations COVID-19 Basket Fund’ to boost the fight against the novel coronavirus disease.

US: Fresh $319 million Abacha loot in Britain, France

Barely a week after helping to repatriate $311m (N118bn) stolen by the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, the United States says there is a separate $319m (N121bn) Abacha loot in the United Kingdom and France.

US: $152 million Abacha loot in Britain still under litigation

The United State Government, has said aside from the $311 million Abacha loot returned to the Nigerian government last week, another separate $152 million is still in active litigation in Britain.

My coronavirus anecdotes and the dangers ahead

This is a piece around and about what I have seen about Coronavirus in Nigeria, from a sociological perspective, and not a report of any pathogenic experience. It has been more than a month since the Federal Government placed Lagos and Ogun states, and the Federal Capital Territory on a lockdown on account of the spread of COVID-19 in those three parts of the country.

JAMB remits N3.5 billion in 2020

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has made an interim remittance of N3.5 billion to the federal government’s purse after the conduct of its 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja - NCDC - Coronavirus - Covid-19 -- 1

Nigeria to test two million people for coronavirus in three months

To intensify the efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 virus, the Nigerian government has set a target of testing two million people in the next three months.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to expose corrupt leaders in the north.

IPOB leader kicks against alleged fresh loans request from IMF, World Bank, AfDB

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, kicked against further lending by foreign lenders to the Nigerian government, saying it breaches the organic law of Nigeria.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has advised Nigerians to exercise restraint in accepting and disseminating information on alleged maltreatment of Nigerians and by extension Africans living in China.

PTF: Hotels unwilling to accommodate returning Nigerians to protect brands

The Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has said its effort to get accommodations for Nigerians stranded abroad on account of the coronavirus pandemic was being frustrated as it could not find a space that would take all 2,000 of them.

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Ugandan to lose $1.6 billion in tourism earnings as a result of coronavirus

Uganda will lose $1.6 billion a year in earnings from tourism as visitors stay away due to the impact of the coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni said.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Senegal postpones school restart after teachers test positive for coronavirus

Senegal has postponed the restart of schools until further notice after several teachers tested positive for the new coronavirus, the education ministry said late on Monday.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

How music legend Majek Fashek passed on

Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5:45pm. He was aged 71.

Olivier Giroud explains decision to extend Chelsea stay

Olivier Giroud has opened up on his decision to extend his stay at Chelsea, outlining his plans to "keep winning trophies" and show Frank Lampard "he can count on me".