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Imo: Police arrest murder suspect declared wanted in 2019

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command have apprehended a murder and robbery suspect, Chukwuemeka Nnane, 31, for alleged involvement in criminal activities.

Student hacked to death in Nasarawa

A student, Yusuf Isah Adi, has been hacked to death with a cutlass in Ugah area of Lafia, Nasarawa State.
Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Cross River demolishes buildings of suspected kidnappers

The Cross River State government has demolished four buildings in Calabar South owned by suspected kidnappers who have been declared wanted by the state government.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Two robbery suspects in gun battle with police arrested in Onitsha

The Anambra state police command has arrested two suspected armed robbers at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, the commercial city of the State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police deny alleged clash with soldiers in Ebonyi

The Police Command in Ebonyi, has denied alleged media reports of clash between policemen and soldiers on Thursday in Abakaliki.
The Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of Nigeria Police, Abia State Command headed by Johnbull Obioguru at the weekend rescued two kidnap victims at Amauzo, Okpolu Umuobo Community near Aba, the commercial capital of Abia State.

Police rescue two kidnap victims, recover SUV in Abia

The Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of Nigeria Police, Abia State Command headed by Johnbull Obioguru at the weekend rescued two kidnap victims at Amauzo, Okpolu Umuobo Community near Aba, the commercial capital of Abia State.

Tension as policeman kills soldier in Delta community

There is pandemonium in Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi council area of Delta state, as a soldier, attached to the Joint Task Force, JTF, Bomadi Division, Thursday, was shot dead by a policeman attached to SARS.
Gilead Sciences's remdesivir would be the first treatment to pass such a test against the virus, which has killed more than 218,000 people since it emerged late last year.

Company says drug proved effective against coronavirus in US study

Gilead Sciences's remdesivir would be the first treatment to pass such a test against the virus, which has killed more than 218,000 people since it emerged late last year. Having a treatment could have a profound effect on the global pandemic, especially because health officials say any vaccine is likely a year or more away.
Singer David Adeleke, otherwise known as Davido, has postponed his ongoing ‘A Good Time’ North American Tour due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in more than 50 countries.

Davido to donate proceeds of new song to coronavirus research

Nigerian music star, David ‘Davido’ Adeleke, says he would donate all the proceeds from his new song to support international fashion house, Dolce & Gabbana’s Coronavirus Research Fund.
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Suspected killer of Reuben Fasoranti’s daughter tests positive for coronavirus

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Sunday morning disclosed that one of the recently arraigned suspects in the murder of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, Pa Fasoranti’s daughter has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors Standing Committee has elected Mustapha Isah as Acting President of the Guild, to fill the vacant position of Mrs Funke Egbemode as President, upon her appointment and acceptance of offer as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.

Guild of Editors demand end to journalists’ harassment in Ebonyi

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, has noted with deep concerns, the persistent harassment of journalists in Ebonyi State on the orders of the state power brokers, including the Governor of the State, Mr David Umahi.
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WHO: No evidence people who survive coronavirus are immune

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday that there is no evidence that people who test positive for the new coronavirus and recover are immunised and protected against reinfection.
The newly-deployed Police Commissioner to Ogun State, Kenneth Ebrimson, on Wednesday, resumed office in the state with a promise to respect human right and dignity in the course of his job.

Police vow to crush ‘one million boys’ in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has vowed that it would crush miscreants, including the so called ‘One Million Boys’ perpetrating evil in Lagos State and al­legedly said it would soon commence same in Ogun State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Kogi: Police arrest three suspected kidnappers, rescue victim

Officers of the Kogi State Police Command, on Thursday, rescued one Hadiza Seidu, from suspected kidnappers operating along the Okene axis of the state.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors Standing Committee has elected Mustapha Isah as Acting President of the Guild, to fill the vacant position of Mrs Funke Egbemode as President, upon her appointment and acceptance of offer as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.

Guild of Editors demands end to harassment of journalists by Ebonyi government

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has issued a statement demanding an end to the harassment of journalists by the Ebonyi State government.
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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.
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Ebonyi council chief orders arrest of journalist

The Police in Ebonyi State have arrested Vanguard reporter, Mr. Peter Okutu, on the orders of a local government chairman.

Microsoft launches ‘Plasma Bot’ to recruit coronavirus survivors to help treat sick ones

Microsoft is launching a self-screening tool for people to check whether they qualify to donate their plasma in the hopes of creating a treatment for those with COVID-19, according to a company blog post. The tool is part of the company’s work with a group called the CoVig-19 Plasma Alliance.

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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.
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Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

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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.