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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps canvasses reopening of one airport in each zone

The House of Representatives has charged the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 to consider reopening of at least one airport in each geopolitical zone of the country.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said this in Maiduguri on Sunday while reacting to allegations that his men failed to respond to call to bomb the insurgents when the attack was going on.

NAF chief meets senior officers over insecurity

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, has met in Kaduna with air components commanders, instructor pilots and other pilots as well as the General Officer Commanding 1 Division Headquarters Nigerian Army on operations in the North West and North Central against banditry, cattle rustling and other crimes.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has lifted the ban on congregational prayers in Mosques and Churches placed to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Governor Matawalle purchases 200 Hilux vans

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has purchased 200 Hilux vans as part of measures to tackle the menace of banditry, kidnapping, insecurity bedevilling the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

70-year-old found dead on Ondo farm

Tragedy hit the ancient town of Orin Akoko in the Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State following the death of a 70-year-old man, Mr Raphael Osayintuyi.
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President Buhari reconstitutes NNPC Board

Members of the new Board include Mohammed Lawal (North West), Tajudeen Umar (North East), Adamu Attah (North Central), Magnus Abe (South-South), Stephen Dike (South East), and Pius Akinyelure (South West)
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 commiserates with victims of Sokoto attack, orders fierce military operation

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with families who lost loved ones in an attack by bandits in Sabon Birni Local Government, Sokoto State, praying for the quick recovery of those that sustained injuries.
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Nigeria’s president orders military crackdown as bandits kill 70 in Sokoto

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday ordered a “fierce” military operation against bandits in Sokoto State.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina inaugurates community policing advisory committee

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has inaugurated the state Community Policing Advisory Committee as part of efforts to fight criminality through a bottom-top approach in the state.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Military eliminates 599 terrorists, bandits, rescues 236 victims

The Military high command says the Nigerian troops have killed over 188 terrorists in the North East, 411 bandits in North West and Central and rescues 236 victims in various operations in 21 days.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ebonyi assemblyman’s brother found dead in car boot

The younger brother of an Ebonyi House of Assembly member has been found dead in his car boot along the Abakaliki/Afikpo expressway.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Military kills 200 bandits in Katsina, 35 terrorists in Borno

The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) on Sunday said that the air component of its Operation Hadarin Daji has neutralised about 200 armed bandits in Katsina State.
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Nigerian military air strikes in Katsina, Zamfara kill 135 ‘bandits’

The military said, yesterday, that air strikes conducted by the air force on several bandits camps located in forests of Katsina and Zamfara states wiped out the camps, killing no less that 135 bandits.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said this in Maiduguri on Sunday while reacting to allegations that his men failed to respond to call to bomb the insurgents when the attack was going on.

CAS: ‘Operation Harbin Daji’ will flush out bandits in Katsina

Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has assured Katsina State residents that the Nigeria Air force ‘Operation Harbin Daji’ against bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers and armed robbers would be different.
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NAF deploys special forces, additional platforms to boost ongoing operations in Katsina

Authorities of the Nigerian Airforce on Friday said that following President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on the launch of a major crackdown against bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements in Katsina and other States in the North West of the Country, the NAF on 22 May 2020, injected Special Forces (SF) operatives and deployed additional platforms to Kastina State.

Presidency: No discrimination against any state

The Presidency says no state will suffer any such discrimination in dealing with security and all other matters on account of their political differences with the government at the centre.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Governor Udom: 68 suspected ‘coronavirus patients’ intercepted in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom Government says it has intercepted 68 suspected COVID-19 patients at the border, invading the state.
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Kwara blames rise in coronavirus cases on influx of travellers from Lagos, North West

Kwara state government has attributed the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state to the influx of people from Lagos and North Western states to Ilorin, the state capital despite the ban on inter- state travels.
Governor Seyi Makinde disclosed this, saying that one confirmed COVID-19 patient was discharged after receiving his second negative test result.

Oyo confirms two new cases of coronavirus

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Tuesday, announced that the State has recorded another two new cases of confirmed coronavirus.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
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.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
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

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.