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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers governor reveals identity of coronavirus index case

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has revealed the identity of the COVID-19 in the State.
babajide sanwo-olu

Lagos orders partial closure of banks

The governor also asked banks and other financial institutions to prioritise online channels for their services to the public, adding that only essential and key senior staff should be allowed to work in the office during the restriction period.
The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.

Insecurity: Senate wants police decentralized

The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.
Separately, the country's ruling Sovereign Council on Monday decided to close all airports, land and sea border crossings, except to humanitarian aid, spokesman Mohammad al-Fakki Suleiman told journalists.

Coronavirus: Sudan declares state of emergency, restricts travel

Sudan's top security body, the Security and Defence Council, "decided today to announce a state of medical emergency in the country to tackle the coronavirus," it said in a statement, without giving further details.
Gbenga Omotoso

Lagos government denounces list of restricted routes for Okada, Tricycles

It re-emphasised that government had not taken a definite action on the operations of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles, popularly known as Keke Marwa on some routes across the State.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

Federal government acquires helicopter gunships to tackle insecurity

The federal government has taken delivery of two fighter helicopters to boost the ongoing fight against insurgency and banditry in the country.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo governor, security chiefs meet, strategise to combat farmer-herder clashes

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed that his administration is firming up strategies with relevant security agencies to tackle cases of farmer-herder clashes in the state.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

Lagos: We’re rethinking ban on operation of okada, tricycles

The Lagos State Government will not be taking definitive action against illegal operations of commercial motorcycles and tricycles on restricted routes across the State, it was learnt on Monday.
Antonio Guterres

UN urges warring nations to exercise restraint, renew dialogue

The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has sent a clear four-point message to world leaders.
I am really angry to see that everybody wants to talk about Libya and very few people want to talk about the Libyans, what happens to the Libyans, Ghassan Salame said after a two-hour meeting with the UN Security Council.

Foreign meddling in Libya raises ire of UN special envoy

The United Nations special envoy to Libya on Monday said he was "angry" at foreign interference in the war-torn country, saying Libyans have "suffered enough."
FILE - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at the State Department in Washington, Dec. 19, 2019.

Donald Trump threatens to strike Iranian cultural sites

People gathered in Tehran on Monday to mourn top general Qassem Soleimani, as his replacement vowed to take revenge for the U.S. airstrike that killed him, and U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to hit Iranian cultural site if Iran does retaliate.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the recomposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board after a forensic audit of the organization.

President Buhari clarifies on directives to withdraw military operations

President Muhammadu Buhari has clarified earlier directives on gradual withdrawal of military operations in some volatile spots that have experienced the return of peace, beginning from the first quarter of 2020.
Qasem Soleimani

Top Iran commander killed in US strike on Baghdad

Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed Friday in a US strike on Baghdad’s international airport, Iran and the US confirmed, in the most dramatic episode yet of escalating tensions between the two countries.
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised the support of his administration for creative industry with a view to making the sector achieve a sustainable economic status. 4

Governor Sanwo-Olu: We’ve weakened kidnappers’ capability in Lagos

Security strategies put in place by Lagos State government has yielded fruits with the reduction in the spate of crime in the state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed on Tuesday.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Boko Haram, ISWAP attacked Northeast 27 times in 14 days – military

Troops repelled 27 attacks from Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the Northeast within two weeks, the military said on Monday.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced Russia and China on Saturday after the two countries vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution on allowing cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria.

US top envoy slams Russia, China for opposing Syrian aid resolution

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced Russia and China on Saturday after the two countries vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution on allowing cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria.
Banigo

Rivers deputy governor condemns raping, killing of women by pirates

Dr Ipalibo Harry Banigo, the Rivers State Deputy Governor, has condemned the criminal acts and the backdrop of incessant attacks on Seafarers on the Port Harcourt-Onne-Bonny route leading to the loss of lives, properties and the raping of women by sea pirates in the coastal waters.

Governor Ortom urges federal government to close land borders to stop foreign herders

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has called on the Federal government to close land borders to check the uncontrolled influx of foreign herders into the country.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm death of 22 in Sokoto bandits’ attack, foil ambush

The Police in Sokoto on Thursday confirmed the death of 22 villagers in the state following sporadic shooting by suspected bandits in Gangara community.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River suspected coronavirus case tests negative

Confirming the report to newsmen on phone Thursday night, Edu said the case from UCTH that went viral on the various social platform came out negative.

President Buhari’s daughter rejoins family after self-isolation

The daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari who went on self-isolation after returning from the United Kingdom, UK, two weeks ago has rejoined the family.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus hits 51 of 55 nations of Africa

Malawi recorded three cases, on Thursday, as the number of cases in Africa struck 6,940 with 278 deaths and 567 recoveries as of 8.30p.m.

WHO concerned as coronavirus accelerates in Africa

With more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.