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Policemen wearing face masks warn drivers on the road between Codogno and Casalpusterlengo, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, February 23, 2020. REUTERS-Guglielmo Mangiapane.

Coronavirus: EU orders quarantine for staff who travelled to Northern Italy

EU institutions, on Tuesday, ordered staff who travelled to areas of Northern Italy hit by an outbreak of coronavirus to stay at home for two weeks.

2023: Governor El-Rufai backs return of presidency to southern region

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday said the 2023 presidency should go to Nigeria’s southern region.
Guinness World Records had given the certificate to Chitetsu Watanabe on February 12. The organisation and the funeral home handling his services confirmed Tuesday he had died Sunday. No cause was given.

World’s oldest man, who said secret to longevity was smiling, dead at 112

A Japanese man who received his certificate as the world’s oldest man with a raised fist and big smiles earlier this month has died at 112.
Carabinieri officers near Codogno, the centre of the outbreak in Italy. Antonio Calanni-AP

Coronavirus: Five dead, over 200 infected in Italy

Italy on Monday reported five deaths and more than 200 coronavirus cases, amid growing anxiety about the spread of the virus in the heart of Europe.
Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi ll sounded a warning to northern Nigerian leaders on Monday, saying the region is at the verge of destroying itself, if the leadership attitude does not change.

Emir Sanusi: The North will destroy itself

Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II sounded a warning to northern Nigerian leaders on Monday, saying the region is at the verge of destroying itself, if the leadership attitude does not change.
Heavy rain and strong winds are continuing to lash much of the UK as Storm Dennis shut down roads and railways and led to warnings of “life-threatening” floods in south Wales.

UK grapples with severe floods, death toll expected to rise

Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks’ worth of rain in some places. One woman swept away by the floodwaters was feared dead.
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70-year old woman killed by ritualists in Ondo

A 70-year-old grandmother, Sidikat Jimoh, has been murdered by suspected ritualists in Ogbagi Akoko in Akoko North West council area of Ondo state.

Kano: Bashir Tofa, others move for new political order

Presidential candidate of the defunct National Republican Convention, NRC, and elder statesman in Kano State, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, weekend, informed that he and others were strategizing to chart a way forward for the state, including giving it political directions in future elections.
Heavy rain and strong winds are continuing to lash much of the UK as Storm Dennis shut down roads and railways and led to warnings of “life-threatening” floods in south Wales.

UK issues rare ‘danger to life’ warning

Storm Dennis swept across Britain on Sunday with the army drafted in to help deal with heavy flooding and high winds, officials warning it could be “life-threatening” in South Wales.

Read full address of Bishop Kukah at funeral of slain seminarian

Homily of His Lordship Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi at Good Shepherd Seminary Kaduna (11th February 2020)

Bishop Kukah: Nigeria not worth dying for

Bishop Mathew Kukah, the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Tuesday, attacked President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he has introduced nepotism to the military and relegated national interest to the background.

World Bank: 87% Nigeria’s poverty rate in North

The North accounted for 87 per cent of all the poor people in Nigeria in 2016, the World Bank has disclosed in a new report.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.

Northern elders pass vote of no confidence in President Buhari

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) on Sunday has passed a vote of no confidence in the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.
An armed group attacked a police post in northern Benin near the frontier with Burkina Faso, where several jihadist groups operate, leaving at one officer wounded, police and residents said on Sunday.

Gunmen attack Benin police post near Burkina border

An armed group attacked a police post in northern Benin near the frontier with Burkina Faso, where several jihadist groups operate, leaving at one officer wounded, police and residents said on Sunday.
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CAN: Insecurity can be curbed when leaders are united

Ongoing insecurity in Nigeria can be curbed only when credible leaders who have the capability and are willing to unite the country and its people without any form of discrimination are enthroned.

2023: Niger Delta group seeks legislation on power rotation

A political pressure group, Niger Delta Youth Coalition (NDYC), has called for legislation that would enthrone political zoning systems and power rotation as part of the county’s law.

Embassy: First US citizen dies of coronavirus in Wuhan

A U.S. citizen in Wuhan, China, has died from the new coronavirus, officials at the American Embassy in Beijing said Saturday.
Watford centre-back, Craig Cathcart, is looking forward to meeting up with his former team-mate Odion Ighalo when the Hornets play Manchester United in the Premier League later this month.

Watford defender eager to face Odion Ighalo as Manchester United striker

Watford centre-back, Craig Cathcart, is looking forward to meeting up with his former team-mate Odion Ighalo when the Hornets play Manchester United in the Premier League later this month.

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APC reports Zamfara Radio to NBC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Mauricio Pochettino has calmed fears that Tottenham ace Dele Alli will not be fit enough for the Champions League final, after the midfielder was subbed at half-time during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.