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Charles Idahosa: I nominated Taiwo Akerele as chief of staff, he betrayed Governor Obaseki

Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information in Edo State on Wednesday said Taiwo Akerele, former Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki, is a betrayer who failed to justify the confidence reposed in him by his principal.

FCTA rejects plan for online resumption by private schools

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has rejected the plan for online resumption of the 2019/2020 third term by private school owners in the territory.
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PDP faults President Buhari’s third presidential broadcast, says he offered no solution

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his third COVID-19 address on Monday noting that he offered no solution to protect Nigerians from the pandemic.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has confirmed the index case of Covid -19 in the state, saying it is not a death sentence.

Governor Okowa: Why I partially lifted total lockdown

The governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, announced the partial lifting of total lockdown within the state effective from Thursday, April 30th 2020.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has confirmed the index case of Covid -19 in the state, saying it is not a death sentence.

Delta lifts lockdown, face masks now compulsory

Delta State Government on Tuesday lifted the lockdown in the state while directing that social distancing should be maintained to curb the spread of COVID-19.
18 people were arrested at a private party on Sunday amid the coronavirus lockdown in Nairobi, Kenya.

18 Naked people arrested at a private party amid coronavirus lockdown

Police said the party-goers were naked all naked at the time of the arrest that took place in Hurliqueen Courts apartment at the Jamhuri area of Nairobi.
Pan African housing development financier, Shelter Afrique through its foundation, the Shelter Afrique Foundation, has donated relief materials to 3000 low-income earners in Abuja.

Foundation donates palliatives to low-income earners in Abuja

Pan African housing development financier, Shelter Afrique through its foundation, the Shelter Afrique Foundation, has donated relief materials to 3000 low-income earners in Abuja.

NMA source for N500 million to procure PPEs for members

Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has begun search for N500 million to procure Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) and other infection control consumables for its members in private health care facilities to enable them contain and manage COVID-19 outbreak.
Carlo Ancelotti is an admirer of Everton talent Moise Kean but believes the striker needs time to settle in the Premier League.

Everton ‘appalled’ after Moise Kean throws coronavirus lockdown party

Moise Kean is in big trouble with Everton after the striker reportedly flouted coronavirus lockdown measures.
NECA’s Director-General, Mr Timothy Olawale, who made the call on Tuesday in Lagos, called for more specific and direct business sustainability schemes, to save the private sector.

NECA calls for more stimulus to businesses for sustainability, jobs protection

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has urged the Federal Government to take more decisive action on stimulus to businesses for sustainability and protection of jobs.

NMA begs Nigerians to save lives of health workers

With over 40 doctors and other healthcare workers testing positive to COVID-19, Nigerian Medical Association, NMA has appealed to Nigerians to help save the lives of doctors and other health workers by disclosing their medical history as well as reporting to approved isolation Centres by the government for COVID-19 treatment.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC warns against extension of coronavirus lockdown

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned of likely social unrest if the current lockdown imposed on some states to curb the spread of COVID-19 is further extended.
Aminu Bello Masari

Two more Katsina councils shut as coronavirus spreads

Two additional local government areas of Mani and Jibia in Katsina State have been locked down following a confirmed COVID-19 positive case recorded in each of the councils.
The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has condemned in strong terms the reported invasion and forced entry into the Abuja residence of the Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Ishaku Dickson, by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

Lockdown: Taraba shuts down mosques, churches

Taraba State government has again directed that all mosques and churches in the state be shut down. The government also directed that all commercial activities in the state should remain shut in order to prevent its citizens from contracting the deadly Coronavirus.
Nigerian Dental Association - NDA

NDA: 80% of private dental clinics shut for lack of safety kits

The Nigerian Dental Association, NDA, has raised the alarm that over 80 per cent of private dental clinics have shut down due to their inability to procure the requisite safety kits due to the Coronavirus disease outbreak even as it appealed to the Federal Government to provide Basic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to all private and public dental facilities to enable practitioners to sustain the delivery of emergency dental services to Nigerians as well as prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease through such procedures.
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Suspected herdsmen storm Benue community, kill one, shoot scores

Suspected armed herdsmen, yesterday afternoon, reportedly hacked and killed a middle-aged man, Titus Nyitar, raped a woman in the presence of her husband and shot several others in three villages of Mbawa Council Ward in Guma Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue State.
As part of its contribution to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) hashanded over four completed solar hybrid mini grid plants in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states, respectively.

REA electrifies four coronavirus health facilities with solar hybrid mini grids

As part of its contribution to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) hashanded over four completed solar hybrid mini grid plants in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states, respectively.
Dangote Group founder Aliko Dangote

Coalition set to distribute food items to 1.7 million vulnerable people in 774 local...

The private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID-19) has concluded plans to distribute food items to at least 1.7 million vulnerable people in Nigeria to complement governments’ effort s in cushioning the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

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Forbes removes Kylie Jenner from billionaires list

The Reality Tv star, Make-up business mogul, and influencer has been accused by Forbes of inflating the size of her business and success.

NMA: President Buhari should issue order for unfettered access into Kogi

Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has sent a “Save Our Soul” message to President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue the people of Kogi state from pending major health crisis that may be possibly caused by undetected COVID-19 pandemic.
The Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly is expected to emerge on Friday, during the first sitting of the 6th assembly in the state.

Gombe Assembly passes local government joint project bill

The Gombe State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of a joint project development agency and other matters related thereto.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

Donald Trump sends national guard to Minneapolis to stop protesters

US President Donald Trump has sent in National Guard to Minneapolis to help restore peace and tranquility in the city.
General view outside of Arsenal’s Training Ground in London Colney after manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus and their Premier League match against Brighton on Saturday has been cancelled. Reuters-Paul Childs-File Photo

Arsenal sure of signing Nigeria forward from Club Brugge

Arsenal are favourites to sign Club Brugge forward, Emmanuel Dennis, but they are not alone.