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Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off

Advertisements for more than 400 brands, including Coca-Cola and Starbucks, are due to vanish from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site.

Court sentences Airtel official to five years in prison over N2.2 million fraud

A Magistrates’ Court in Igbosere, Lagos, on Tuesday sentenced a customer service representative of Airtel Nigeria Ltd, Jeremiah Mustapha, to five years in correctional centre, for facilitating a N2.2 million fraud.
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has affirmed that said the progress of any nation depends on the development of its youth.

APC crisis: Yobe governor promises justice to all members

The new Caretaker Committee Chairman of APC, Mai Mala Buni, has pledged to do justice to every party member and ensure the ensure the current challenges were amicably resolved.
Taraba State Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku

Taraba governor launches 100-bed capacity isolation centre

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday launched a 100-bed capacity isolation and treatment centre at the state NYSC Orientation Camp in Jalingo.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has continued his good run of form between the sticks as he kept his fourth consecutive clean sheet in the league when Kaizer Chiefs ran out 2-0 winners against Chippa United in an ABSA Premiership clash at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday.

Daniel Akpeyi not going to Europe – agent

Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi won’t be leaving South Africa club Kaizer Chiefs for any club in Europe, according to the keeper’s representative, Mohammed Lawal.
President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone

AfDB: Sierra Leone assures Akinwumi Adesina of support

President Julius Maad Bio of Sierra Leone has assured President of African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, of his support and that of his country.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria warns as residents buy hydroxychloroquine in large quantities

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned Nigerians against large purchase of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, saying the drug had not been certified for use.

UNFPA: Nigeria records 12,000 new cases of fistula yearly

The United Nations (UN) Population Fund (UNFPA), says Nigeria records 12,000 new cases of Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF), yearly.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps queries health minister on whereabouts of Chinese doctors

Lawmakers at the House of Representatives have questioned the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, demanding activities and whereabouts of the Chinese doctors.

CACOVID strengthens Rivers, Enugu against coronavirus

The private sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) yesterday strengthened the fight against the scourge with the handover of fully equipped isolation centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and donation of beds & accessories in Enugu, Enugu State.
A popular pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, has berated Nigerian pastors that complied with the government’s ban on large gatherings because of coronavirus.

Chris Oyakhilome faults pastors for consenting to closure of churches

A popular pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, has berated Nigerian pastors that complied with the government’s ban on large gatherings because of coronavirus.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Bauchi to establish coronavirus testing laboratory

Worried by the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state coupled with the rigours of going to Abuja for testing, Bauchi State Government has declared that it will soon establish its own testing laboratory.

African Union inaugurates coronavirus response situation room in Nigeria

The African Union (AU) Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC), on Monday inaugurated a response situation room in Nigeria to boost the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

Gombe prepares 10-year development plan

Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, on Friday constituted a steering committee for the preparation of the state’s 10-year development plan.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, has urged Nigerian youths to be actively involved in the fight against corruption in the country.

150 prison inmates set free in Delta

As part of measures to curb the spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic and further decongest Custodial centres in Delta State, 150 inmates were in the last one week set free by the State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro from the Warri, Agbor, Sapele, Kwale and Ogwashi-Uku Custodial centres.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU supports UN with €1.2 million for coronavirus response in Nigeria

The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday announced that it received EUR 1.2 million from the European Union for the provision of lifesaving preparedness and response activities for COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to- “declare the life pension edict-law 2019, passed by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) null and void.

Abuja residents protest proposed location of infectious disease cemetery

Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have protested against an alleged decision by the authorities to site a cemetery for COVID-19 victims and other infectious diseases close to their residences.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi to inaugurate squadron on coronavirus

The Kogi State Government has constituted a Squadron to help tackle Coronavirus and Lassa Fever to ensure the prevention and containment in the state.

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Edo guber: Governor Ganduje heads 49-member APC campaign council

The Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has been appointed by the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to chair the Party’s high-level National Campaign Council for the Edo State Governorship Election.
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.

Enugu records 66 new cases of coronavirus

The Enugu State Government announced 66 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 327.
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

EU opens borders to 15 countries, excludes Nigeria, others

The Council of the European Union has opened its borders to 15 countries, excluding Nigeria.
It comes amid heightened tensions over the killing of the top Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani, by the United States in Baghdad.

Iran asks Interpol to help arrest Donald Trump for killing Qassem Soleimani

Iran said Monday it has called for Interpol to help arrest President Donald Trump and 35 other US officials for the January killing of its top general in an American drone strike.

Enugu council chairman promises to ensure adequate security, welfare of workers

The new Chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Mr Comas Ugwueze, has promised to give priority to the protection of lives and property and workers’ welfare.