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In its effort to curtail the spread of a deadly new virus, Coronavirus, the Chinese government has expanded travel restrictions for two more cities, Huanggang, Ezhou after the Wuhan city was put in lockdown.

Coronavirus: China expands travel restrictions to more cities after 580 cases confirmed

In its effort to curtail the spread of a deadly new virus, Coronavirus, the Chinese government has expanded travel restrictions for two more cities, Huanggang, Ezhou after the Wuhan city was put in lockdown.

NAFDAC alerts on use of paracetamol for food preparation

Following recent alert by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on the use of paracetamol tablets in food preparation, some Lagosians have expressed shock and disappointment.

Fire guts old market in Sokoto

The Sokoto Fire Service has confirmed a fire outbreak which gutted part of the old market in Sokoto which destroyed about 20 shops.

Family kicks as 10-year-old dies after being rejected at Bauchi university teaching hospital

The family of a 10-year-old boy, Ismail Ibrahim, has berated the management of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, following the refusal of a doctor to attend to the minor, who was knocked down by a car at the Buzaye village along the Bauchi-Jos Road.

Low turn out as schools resume for second term in Oyo

Some public and private schools in Ibadan on Monday recorded low turn out of students and pupils on the first day of resumption for the second term academic calendar.

Schools in Osun resume second term academic session

Public and private schools in Osun on Monday resumed for the second term academic session after observing three weeks holiday for the celebration of Christmas and New Year.

Gas explosion: DPR to dislodge, prosecute unlicensed retailers

The Department of Petroleum Resources on Sunday, vowed to clampdown on any illegal gas retailers across the 23 Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, adding that operators of gas not licensed by the agency risk prosecution.
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Kwara: How Ilorin land was hijacked by Olusola Saraki

Kwara State government has revealed how plots of land meant for public use was hijacked by the late politician, Dr Olusola Saraki.

Labour set for showdown with Ekiti government, state hospital management over ‘planned mass sack’

The alleged plan by the management of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) has created panic and palpable fear among the workers.
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Religious intolerance: MURIC blasts CAN over attack on Sultan

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has attacked the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, for its recent attack on the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police assure of security during Christmas

In view of the forthcoming Xmas and New year celebration, the Ogun State Police Command has assured residents of the state that the Command was putting in place a robust security arrangement in order to ensure hitch free celebration.
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National Assembly leadership called out over unpaid severance allowance

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Mohammed Sani-Omolori, have been asked to resolve the payment of severance allowances of legislative aides of the 8th National Assembly (NASS).
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Thousands call for same sex marriage in China

Legalising same-sex marriage was among the top suggestions made by the Chinese public to lawmakers tasked with amending the civil code, a spokesperson for the top legislative body said.

Yuletide: Police ban use of fireworks

The Police Command in Enugu State has reiterated its ban on use of fireworks this Yuletide.

Experts advise governments to use capital market for infrastructure funding

Private and public sectors experts have advised governments at all levels to use the capital market to bridge funding gap and develop much-needed infrastructure.

Police: Robbers’ new strategy to rob bank customers

The police in Ebonyi have said they had uncovered a new strategy used by criminals to rob bank customers.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 5, 2019, police chase down a couple wearing facemasks in the central district in Hong Kong. – Some of them have lost their jobs, suffered life-changing injuries and even been forced into exile. But six months into Hong Kong’s demonstrations, pro-democracy protesters say they aren’t backing down. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP) / TO GO WITH HongKong-China-politics-unrest,FOCUS by Su Xinqi and Yan Zhao

Hong Kong protesters vow weekend rally and ‘last chance’ for leader

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Friday vowed to hold another massive rally over the weekend and warned the city’s pro-Beijing leader not to think a recent lull in violence means public anger is weakening.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Governor El-Rufai: I never attempted to stop EFCC from investigating me

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that he had never at any time prevented the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from performing its functions as widely misreported.

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Lassa fever: NMA faults Nigeria’s preparedness for disease outbreaks

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has described the recent outbreak of Lassa fever across the country as a reflection of the abysmally low level of preparedness in handling infectious diseases, especially viral hemorrhagic fever, at all levels of healthcare delivery.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

MURIC: Amotekun should not target any group for victimization

THE Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) yesterday advised the South-west states Governors that the new security organization code name Amotekun should not lean towards any religion or target any ethnic group for victimization.

PANDEF: Federal government should overhaul security architecture

Pan Niger Delta Forum, the South-South regional group in it’s reaction, said the Federal Government should immediately overhaul the nation’s security architecture and apparatus.
China has sent 450 military medical staff, including professionals who have experience in the fight against SARS or Ebola, to the novel coronavirus hardest-hit city of Wuhan.

China sends medics to Wuhan as coronavirus death toll rises to 80

Hundreds of medics are being sent to help deal with a rising number of cases of the new coronavirus in China’s central metropolis of Wuhan, health authorities said on Monday.

Full list of no-go areas for motorcycles, tricycles in Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Monday banned okada and tricycle riders in six Local Governments, nine Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, major highways and bridges in the state.