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The Benue State House of Assembly has been shut indefinitely to allow members and staff to undergo COVID-19 screening and treatment.

Benue Assembly suspends plenary for members to undergo coronavirus tests

The Benue House of Assembly has suspended its plenary sessions to allow lawmakers and members of staff to subject themselves to COVID-19 screening.

Delta begins coronavirus active case search in 6 local council areas

Delta State Government on Monday said it had begun active case search in six local government areas in a bid to check community transmission of COVID-19 in the state.

Ondo guber: I’ll defeat consensus candidate from unity group – Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, yesterday, vowed to defeat the consensus candidate that emerged from the Unity Forum.

Rivers, Ondo make U-turn on lockdown relaxation

Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Saturday backed down from their relaxation of the lockdown they had imposed on their states to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Nigerian Correctional Service, Oyo State Command, says it no longer accepts new inmates into any of its facilities in the state to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Oyo correctional service no longer accepting inmates – official

The Nigerian Correctional Service, Oyo State Command, says it no longer accepts new inmates into any of its facilities in the state to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Lockdown: Ebonyi partially restores religious, funeral activities

The commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji, disclosed this on Tuesday night, after the executive council meeting in Abakaliki.
Mr Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, said in a statement that the bill would be transmitted to the State House of Assembly for legislative scrutiny after which it would be passed into law.

Ondo: Measures to curb spread of coronavirus still in force

Worried by the non-compliance to its precautionary measures against COVID-19, the Ondo state government yesterday said that the total ban on all political, social and religious gatherings in the State remained in force.
Pioneer Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Hon. Nduka Irabor, has opened up on several challenges facing the Nigeria Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

John Obuh: NPFL players don’t need to travel during breaks

Former Nigeria youth coach, John Obuh, said players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) need orientation on the risks they face when they travel by road during breaks.
Alhaji Munir Sanusi, the chief of staff to the Emir of Kano, has confirmed the receipt of the query issued to Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Kano state government.

Emir Sanusi and the conspiracy of Northern oligarchy

His background in Islamic Studies at a leading Islamic University in Khatourm, the capital of Sudan, should have ordinarily perverted critical reasoning in him, paradoxically, the recently ‘deposed’ Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 11, frantically utilized Islamic knowledge as an intellectual instrument to illuminate the dark sides of his society.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

House of Reps moves to curb underage drinking

The House of Representatives has urged the National Orientation Agency to begin public enlightenment and awareness campaigns aimed at discouraging liquor stores, from selling alcohol children less than 18 years.

Ondo PDP tackles governor over daughter’s wedding in Mauritius

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo state yesterday said the conduct of the wedding of the daughter of governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Mauritius was a vexatious display of insensitivity by the governor towards the difficult challenges currently being faced by citizens of the state.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Police arrest 1,151 high profile suspects in two months

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has said a total of 1,151 high profile suspects had been arrest across the country between September and October, this year.
Chris Isiguzo

Nigeria drifting towards anarchy – NUJ chief

Worried on the prevailing insecurity in the country, the President of Nigeria Union of journalists (NUJ), Mr Chris Isiguzo, has called on the Federal government to overhaul the nation’s security architecture to guarantee the safety of lives and property.

Governor Akeredolu orders arrest of Fulani vigilante group

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, yesterday, ordered the Police to arrest anyone or group parading itself as Fulani Vigilante in any part of the state.
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WHO issues guidelines to prevent dementia

The number of people with dementia worldwide is expected to triple in the next 30 years, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

NERDC calls for promotion of online safety practices

The Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) has called for the promotion of online safety practices for the development of the nation.

FCT Hajj board begins orientation for 2019 intending pilgrims

The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board will commence the first phase of its education and orientation programme for the 2019 intending pilgrims on April 13.

Afenifere group calls for electronic voting, fresh voters register

Yoruba socio-political group Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) on Sunday advocated implementation of electronic voting in the country before the next general elections.

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Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Northern education commissioners back federal government on reopening of schools

The commissioners made this known in a communique issued in Kaduna on Saturday, after a virtual meeting to consider school reopening and other issues to strengthen the education sector.

Kogi reassures on security of lives and properties

Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, gave the assurance in a statement on the recent killings by unknown gunmen in the state.
Kelechi Iheanacho has refused to fault the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for disallowing his goal against Norwich in last night’s premier league encounter.

Brendan Rodgers: Kelechi Iheanacho can shoot himself out of Jamie Vardy’s shadow

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers believes Kelechi Iheanacho has the potential to replace Jamie Vardy as the Foxes’ main striker.
Inter have demanded €90 million plus Arturo Vidal on a permanent basis as well as Antoine Griezmann on loan from Barcelona, in return for Lautaro Martinez according to a report aired moments ago by Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset.

Barcelona agree personal terms for Inter striker as transfer faces another hurdle

Barcelona have agreed personal terms to sign Inter striker Lautaro Martinez but could only fund a transfer by selling Philippe Coutinho.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is set to miss their Champions League game against Real Madrid next month, Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

Man City striker out of Real Madrid Champions League clash

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is set to miss their Champions League game against Real Madrid next month, Pep Guardiola has confirmed.