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Sokoto judiciary financial autonomy bill passes second reading

A bill for a law to provide for the establishment of the Sokoto State Judiciary Financial Autonomy has passed second reading at the state House of Assembly.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto confirms new cases of coronavirus

The Sokoto State Government has confirmed that three new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the state with four more patients discharged after showing full recovery from the virus.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Why Supreme Court nullified Senator Kalu’s conviction

The Supreme Court in Abuja on Friday nullified the conviction and sentencing of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, for corruption because the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Liman, lacked the powers to deliver judgment in Kalu’s trial as at the time he did.

Bauchi community tackles construction company over pollution

Residents of Birshin Fulani village in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State have accused a construction company, Triacta Nigeria Limited of polluting their environment while blasting a rock located in the area for gravels and cracking their buildings.
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.
Worried by the rise in banditry in parts of the state in the last two months, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has declared an all-out war on the armed criminals terrorising the state.

Govenror Sani-Bello pardons 46 inmates in Niger

Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello has granted an unconditional pardon to 46 inmates in various Correctional Centres in the state.
The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.

Zamfara emir dies in isolation

The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.
Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, died in his Ibadan, Oyo State residence early Tuesday after a protracted ailment, family sources told the press.

Richard Akinjide’s death a big blow to legal profession – lawyers

Some lawyers in Lagos, on Wednesday, described Chief Richard Akinjide’s passing as a big blow to the legal profession.
NERC Chairman, Prof. James Momoh,

Nigeria to halt extended power cuts during coronavirus lockdown

The federal government has made arrangements to ensure that prolonged power outages are reduced in the country throughout the period of the current lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Another WHO staff tests positive for coronavirus in Bauchi

Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwani Mohammed, who disclosed this to newsmen in a telephone interview, said that the victim is a female security guard whose samples was taken Monday and had returned positive for the coronavirus.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria urges residents to use face masks at public gatherings

The federal government has urged Nigerians to use face masks or improvised cloth mask at public places where social distancing may not be practicable.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Lagos discharges nine more coronavirus patients

The Lagos State government, on Tuesday, announced the discharge of nine more Coronavirus patients, having tested negative twice for the virus.
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Nigeria: Fake coronavirus vaccine on sale in Kano

“You must ignore the Vaccine being hawked in Kano which is called ‘COVID19 Vaccine’. It is yellow in color, it’s not certified by anybody, please don’t patronize the hawkers,” Nigeria’s information minister Lai Mohammed said during the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19 briefing.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed prompt payment of salaries to all employees. 4

President Buhari writes chief justice over decongestion of custodial centres

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent measures towards the speedy trial of cases and decongestion of custodial centres in the country in view of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Nigerians still travelling long distances at night despite lockdown

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Police Command, has threatened to seal all motor parks in the nation’s capital if the operators fail to obey the covid-19 Presidential Lockdown Order.
Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

Ooni of Ife plans to donate N144 million modular fumigators to 36 states

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has concluded plan to donate modular fumigators, estimated at N144 million to the 36 states of the federation.
As the inks flow in tributes to Abba Kyari by those who loved and despised him, let us not forget that Abba was much misunderstood and often maligned.

Notable African figures who have died of novel coronavirus complications

Africa, the continent that was last to confirm cases of coronavirus now has more than 20,000 cases. As of Tuesday, according to Worldometer, the continent has 24,501 confirmed cases, 1,167 deaths, and 6,531 recoveries.

NSCDC distributes face masks to officials, embarks on more production

Checks by newsmen on Tuesday revealed that the face masks were the first batch produced and they were distributed to the officials on April 20, as part of effort to combat the spread of Covid-19 in work environment.

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Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has banned movement between local governments in the State, whilst also relaxing the State lockdown for three days to enable citizens to restock their houses.

Governor Lalong: I will return total peace to Plateau before leaving office

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has promised to ensure that total peace returns to the state before his tenure expires in 2023.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government releases guidelines for schools’ resumption

The Federal Government has released guidelines ahead of the planned resumption of schools at every level in the country but failed to disclose the dates.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Nigerian government arraigns 10 ‘pirates’ over hijacked fishing vessel

Ten alleged pirates who hijacked a fishing vessel, named FV Hai Lu Feng II, belonging to Haina Fishing Company, were on Monday arraigned by the Federal Government.
Manchester City has won the battle to host the reverse fixture of the round of 16 against Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium after facing some uncertainty to play the match in England.

Former Super Eagles coach congratulates Manchester City after CAS overturned European ban

Former Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh is happy with the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn the two-year Champions League ban handed down to Manchester City by UEFA.
Super Eagles striker Henry Onyekuru continued his impressive run of game games as he featured for his Turkish side Galatasary against Besiktas on Sunday.

Super Eagles striker linked with new Turkish club

Fanatik reported that Fener chieftains are determined to supplant their arch-rival in the transfer market and remain undeterred despite coach Fatih Terim’s plans to come up with important roles for Mert Hakan Yandaş and Henry Onyekuru in the new season structure.