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Benue governor confirms third coronavirus case

Exactly one week after recording its second case, Benue State has recorded a third COVID-19 case in the person of Mrs Rebecca Apedzan, a third republic House of Representatives member and former commissioner in the state.
Nyesom Wike

Rivers governor issues new directives to coronavirus taskforce

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has directed officials of the Local Government Task Force to identify hotels operating during the lockdown for demolition, following the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country.
The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, has commenced testing for COVID-19 in Rivers State.

UNIPORT teaching hospital commences testing for coronavirus

Speaking, Prof. Henry Ugboma, the Chief Medical Director of UPTH, stated that two Polymerase Chain Reaction, PCR, machine used for testing COVID 19 are in the facility ready, thanking the FG in collaboration with Shell SPDC for supporting the hospital with the medical equipment.
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has ordered the closure of largest beef and livestock market in the State located in the Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt indefinitely.

Governor Wike: Senior police officer sabotaging lockdown in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused a Deputy Commissioner of Police in the state of sabotaging the lockdown imposed on the state to check the spread of the coronavirus in the state by issuing illegal letters to companies to operate.
The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.

Zamfara emir dies in isolation

The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.
Governor Nyesom Wike acted illegally by suspending the chairman of Abua-Odua local Government Council, the Civil Rights Council said.

Rivers: Full congregation not allowed in churches on Easter Sunday

The Rivers State Government has reversed its decision to allow churches in the state hold services on Easter Sunday.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Coronavirus: Benue commences distribution of hand sanitisers

The Benue State Action Committee on Coronavirus has commenced the distribution of hand sanitizers to the 23 local government areas of the state.

Four herdsmen arraigned for open grazing in Benue

The Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Makurdi, on Tuesday, granted bail to four herdsmen who were arraigned for violating the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of Benue State.

Fire guts Benue Market

An early morning inferno on Monday razed part of the Otukpo Main Market in Otukpo, township, Benue State.

Benue governor apologises to pensioners over failure to pay arrears

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday apologised to pensioners over government’s inability to pay pension and gratuities arrears.
Anene Sewuese Catherine

Abducted catholic priest regains freedom in Benue

Benue State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the release of Rev. Fr. David Echioda, a priest of Catholic Diocese of Otukpo, who was abducted on March 1 in Ado Local Government Area of the state.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate to hasten passage of bills rejected by President Buhari

The Senate will fast-track the passage of bills passed in the eight Senate but not signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said .

Benue council polls: Otukpo protests emergence of PDP candidate

Concerned members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Otukpo Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State have condemned the modalities that led to the emergence of George Alli as the consensus candidate for the party election in the local government.

Senator Mark’s Benue residence gutted by fire

There was a minor fire outbreak at the residence of David Mark, former senate president, at Otukpo in Benue state, on Thursday.
The 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship teed off on Wednesday at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, with Ugandan Irene Nakalembe dictating the pace.

Nigeria Ladies Open: Nigerians’ hospitality crucial to Ugandans’ golfing success – winner

Uganda’s Irene Nakalembe, winner of the 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship, on Saturday in Abuja explained the reasons behind her success and that of Ugandan ladies in golf in Nigeria.
Pope Francis on Saturday formally announced the appointment a priest of Makurdi Diocese, Revd Fr. Stephen Beba as “Chaplains to His Holiness” with the title of Monsignor.

Pope appoints Makurdi diocese priest as ‘Chaplains to His Holiness’

Pope Francis on Saturday formally announced the appointment a priest of Makurdi Diocese, Revd Fr. Stephen Beba as “Chaplains to His Holiness” with the title of Monsignor.
Sonny Echono

Federal government establishes health science varsity

Federal Government, yesterday, announced the establishment of Federal University of Health Sciences (FUHS) Otukpo.

Police: We didn’t release ‘Baby Awka’ on Anambra governor’s orders

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, John B. Abang, yesterday, cleared the air on the controversy surrounding the release of a chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ozo Emeka Agwumadu (a.k.a Baby Awka) and three others arrested for alleged sponsorship of cultists in Awka.

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Demolition: Bayelsa cautions residents against fraudsters

Landlords and traders in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital have been urged to be mindful of fraudsters promising to protect their illegal structures from removal by the security sub-committee, of the state task force on COVID-19.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari salutes Soun of Ogbomoso at 94, Edwin Clark at 93

According to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said the almost five-decade reign of the monarch has witnessed peace, prosperity and development, with natives and settlers alike in Ogbomoso enjoying the amity that has attended the time of the respected Oba.
The FBI and the Minneapolis Police Department are investigating the arrest of a black man who died after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by an officer’s knee, in an episode filmed by a bystander and denounced by the mayor on Tuesday.

FBI to investigate how black man died after being pinned by officer

The FBI and the Minneapolis Police Department are investigating the arrest of a black man who died after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by an officer’s knee, in an episode filmed by a bystander and denounced by the mayor on Tuesday.
Facebook is renaming Calibra, the digital wallet it hopes will one day be used to access the Libra digital currencies, Novi.

Facebook renames Calibra digital wallet Novi

Facebook is renaming Calibra, the digital wallet it hopes will one day be used to access the Libra digital currencies, Novi. In a blog post the company said that the new name was inspired by the Latin words “novus” and “via,” which mean “new” and “way,” respectively. Novi Financial is the new name of the Facebook subsidiary that will develop the company’s digital wallet.
Microsoft is offering hackers up to $100,000 if they can break the security of the company’s custom Linux OS. The software giant built a compact and custom version of Linux last year for its Azure Sphere OS.

Microsoft highlights steps to drive Nigeria’s digital transformation

Microsoft has identified digital transformation as a means for social and economic development in Nigeria, just as it’s an opportunity for every Nigerian citizen and business to achieve more, in a presentation.