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Coronavirus: Nigerian military set to deploy 80 medical doctors

As part of efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian military is set to deploy 80 medical personnel to complement the number of health workers fighting the virus.

DHQ: Military ready to enforce presidential restriction order in Lagos, Abuja, Ondo

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said the Nigerian armed force is ready to enforce President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on the restriction of movements following the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ondo States to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana writes court over ‘plot to arrest’ Omoyele Sowore

A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has petitioned the Federal High Court in Abuja over an alleged plot by the federal government to re-arrest Omoyele Sowore, publisher of SaharaReporters, over his report on the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, testing positive for coronavirus.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno governor announces N23.5 million for families of 47 fallen soldiers

Borno Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday at Maimalari military barracks in Maiduguri, announced the sum of N23.5 million as cash support for families of 47 soldiers killed by Boko Haram last Sunday in Yobe state.
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.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

Speaker Gbajabiamila seeks more proactive Nigerian military

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has advocated for a more proactive Nigerian military in tune with the prevailing global realities.

Terrorism: Group urges UK, US to assist Nigeria

A group, Coalition of Civil Rights Groups in Nigeria has sought the assistance of the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Repentant bandits aided rescue of kidnapped NYSC members

The Nigeria Police have said the successful rescue attempt of four National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members was accomplished through the collaborative efforts of the repentant bandits and Nigerian Military personnel.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has lamented the under-utilisation of the capacity of police lawyers.

IGP: Bandits in North-west are Boko Haram, ISWAP members

The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has declared that bandits in North-west are Boko Haram and ISWAP members.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria promoting human rights, reintegrating ex-terrorists – minister

The federal government on Wednesday said it was committed to promoting and protecting human rights in the country devoid of discrimination.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

President Buhari tasks military on strategies against ISWAP threats

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Nigerian military to re-examine strategies towards defeating the Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the North East.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate introduces bill to create agency for repentant Boko Haram members

The Senate on Thursday began moves to establish an agency that would see to the rehabilitation, deradicalisation and integration of repentant insurgents in the country.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Military burning villagers’ houses, detaining innocent people in Northeast

Amnesty International, on Friday, alleged that the Nigerian military is deploying unlawful tactics, including the forcible displacement and detention of villagers in its purported fight against insurgency in the North-East.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Maiduguri blamed the leaders of Borno communities for not doing enough in terms of cooperation with the military to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

President Buhari blames Borno leaders for unending Boko Haram attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Maiduguri blamed the leaders of Borno communities for not doing enough in terms of cooperation with the military to end the Boko Haram insurgency.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram attacks Borno after President Buhari’s visit

Hundreds of residents of Jiddari Polo general area of Maiduguri metropolis have fled their homes into the city following sporadic shootings suspected to have been masterminded by Boko Haram sect.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) leaders at Alafa Yagayaga on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno.

Nigerian Airforce neutralises key Boko Haram leaders

The Nigerian military has said that its sustained onslaught against terrorist locations in the Northeast by the Air Force under the auspices of Operation Rattle Snake III has recorded another major success with the neutralisation of some key Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) leaders at Alafa Yagayaga on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
The Ohanaeze Youth Council on Saturday warned the Abia State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ene Okon, to ensure that his men stayed away from the burial of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents.

Ohanaeze youths warn police to stay off Nnamdi Kanu parents’ burial

The Ohanaeze Youth Council on Saturday warned the Abia State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ene Okon, to ensure that his men stayed away from the burial of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Femi Adesina: Nigeria would have been dead, gone

Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, has said that Nigeria would have been dead and gone if not for the election of his principal in 2015.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Chinese doctors must be quaratined

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with the largest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York Times reports.

New York increases fine for violating social distancing guidelines to $1,000

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
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.

Nigeria declares April 10, 13 as Easter holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano coronavirus fund raising committee hits N400 million

The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Street To School Initiative, has unveiled a newly renovated ultra-modern Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) for residents of Surulere Community in Agbado-Oke-Odo, Lagos

Japan donates $236, 000 for humanitarian mine action in Northeast

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.