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Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

JIFORM makes case for home-grown solution

The Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) has charged nations to look inward for solutions for Covid-19 instead of waiting endlessly for proposed vaccine.
Gov. Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe has that the North East region was going through a hard time but it will bounce back.

Yobe governor approves N200 million monthly to pay retirees benefits

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni said the sum of N200 million has been earmarked every month for payment of entitlements to retirees of the state civil service.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

NFF celebrates sports minister at 54

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, who clocks 54 on Friday.
DJ Cuppy, the celebrity daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, has landed first-of-its-kind deal with Apple Music as the music platform launches its first radio show in Africa.

Apple announces DJ Cuppy as their first African Radio Host

DJ Cuppy, the celebrity daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, has landed first-of-its-kind deal with Apple Music as the music platform launches its first radio show in Africa.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Journalist suspended for requesting salary on social media

A journalist with the Imo State government has been suspended indefinitely from her job for taking to Facebook to request her three months unpaid salary and the wages of her co-workers.
Peter Odemwingie has admitted missing Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations winning team in 2013 remains his only regret as he retires from football.

Peter Odemwingie: British media don’t care about the truth, but sensational stories

Former West Brom and Stoke City forward, Peter Odemwingie, has slammed the British media for their obvious lack of interest in the truth but sensational stories that will go viral.

Akwa Ibom eases lockdown, makes public wearing of face masks compulsory

The announcement, which formed part of the governor’s statewide broadcast on Saturday, comes more than 30 days after Akwa Ibom State government put social and business activities in the state on hold in order to check the spread of covid-19.

Arewa Youths: IPOB leader inciting crisis ahead of 2023 presidency

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, on Saturday accused Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of inciting crisis between the North and Southwest.
The Executive Chairman, Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (PSUBEB), Prof. Mathew Sule, has urged parents to monitor and ensure active participation of children on the radio and television learning introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plateau children encouraged on radio/television learning

The Executive Chairman, Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (PSUBEB), Prof. Mathew Sule, has urged parents to monitor and ensure active participation of children on the radio and television learning introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic period in the state.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says the idea of random testing for COVID-19 in the state is a waste of government resources.

Akwa Ibom re-opens markets for three days weekly

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state government has relaxed the closure of markets in the state for three days in a week.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

May Day: Atiku Abubakar sacks 46 staff

Forty-six staff of Gotel Communications, a media outfit owned by Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, have been sacked by the organisation.
The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

Nigeria: Our online learning based on NERDC approved curriculum

THE Federal Government has clarified that the online learning programme introduced for schools in response to COVID-19 pandemic is based on the approved curriculum by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC).
Days after Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai announced a 30-day total lockdown in the state, the Kaduna state government has relaxed its lockdown order.

Governor El-Rufai: Coronavirus no respecter of persons

Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State has warned that coronavirus was not a friend to anybody and could strike where it was least expected.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

Bauchi children to benefit from UNICEF TV/Radio education programme

The government of Bauchi state, through the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), in collaboration with United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has rolled out plans to educate children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through radio/television programmes.
The chairman of the Northern Broadcast Media Owners Association (NBMOA), Dr. Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, revealed this saying the shut down would affect about 40 radio and television stations spread across the Northeast, Northwest and North Central, which collectively employ about 40,000 personnel in such fields as engineering, journalism, administration and marketing.

Private broadcast stations cry for help

The chairman of the Northern Broadcast Media Owners Association (NBMOA), Dr. Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, revealed this saying the shut down would affect about 40 radio and television stations spread across the Northeast, Northwest and North Central, which collectively employ about 40,000 personnel in such fields as engineering, journalism, administration and marketing.
With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leading the way, President Donald Trump has been putting his imprint on the federal judiciary for generations to come - AP

US Senate majority leader under fire by state governors

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has come under fire of state governors following his suggestion that states whose finances are depleted by the coronavirus epidemic could declare bankruptcy.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor threatens to attack journalists with ‘koboko’

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, yesterday, barred the correspondents of Vanguard and The Sun newspapers, Peter Okutu and Chijioke Agwu, respectively from entering Government House and government facilities in the state for life.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Coronavirus: Nigeria working on advocacy campaigns in local languages – minister

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has revealed that the Federal Government is working on a public enlightenment and advocacy campaign to reach Nigerians with information on how they can protect themselves and avoid contracting the disease.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.