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The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Public affairs analysts express concern over insecurity in Oyo

Federal and state governments in Nigeria have been called upon to wake up quickly to tackle the security challenges facing the nation in the hands of those terrorising the country.
ONDO state police command has confirmed that the explosion was caused when a truck conveying explosives to a quarry company in Edo state exploded at the airport junction area.

Ondo explosion: Minister to announce NASRDA’s findings

The National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, is investigating the cause of the blast that led to destruction of no fewer than 100 houses in Eleyowo village on the Akure-Owo highway near the Akure Airport, Ondo State and will soon make its findings public, the Agency’s head of media and corporate communications, Mr. Felix Ale told this magazine on Monday.

Forest fire kills 18 firefighters in China

A forest fire in southwest China killed 18 firefighters and one other person, Chinese state broadcaster, CCTV, reported on Tuesday.

Gani Adams: South-West under attack

Aare Ona Kakanfo, Gani Adams, has called on the Federal Government to launch a probe into the recent explosion in Eleyowo area of Akure, Ondo state and other recent ones in the Southwest part of the country.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo denies Atiku Abubakar’s infected son attended PDP rally in Ibadan

The Oyo State government has denied the widely spread reports that the son of Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, infected by the Coronavirus, attended last week’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Southwest zonal unification rally, held in Ibadan to welcome some defectors back to the party, describing the reports as false.
The death toll in last Sunday’s pipeline explosion at Abule Ado area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria has reached 23.

Death toll in Lagos pipeline explosion hits 23

The death toll in last Sunday’s pipeline explosion at Abule Ado area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria has reached 23.
The Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Adeola Odedina, revealed the training was not just to make the state a food basket, but to also tackle unemployment so that youths be self employed and be able to feed themselves and their families.

Lagos, Ogun partner to train 3,000 youths in agriculture

In a bid to make Southwest food basket of the nation, Ogun and Lagos States have partnered to train over 3000 youths on tomatoes, chili pepper, garment value chain, and many others
Many people have been feared dead and over 70 houses destroyed in Sunday’s pipeline explosion which rocked Abule Ado area of Ojo, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Many dead, buildings destroyed in Lagos explosion

Many people have been feared dead and over 70 houses destroyed in Sunday’s pipeline explosion which rocked Abule Ado area of Ojo, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
A might pipeline explosion that shook several houses rocks Abule Ado area of Ojo, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Sunday morning.

Mighty explosion rocks Lagos

A mighty pipeline explosion that shook several houses rocks Abule Ado area of Ojo, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Sunday morning.
The Director, Vehicle Inspection Service, (VIS), Engr. Akin George Fashola, said that there was an agreement among participants that a period of six weeks be given all stakeholders involved in haulage movement to revalidate their documentation and put their vehicles in a proper working condition, failure of which such vehicles would be impounded by the VIS.

Lagos issues ultimatum for removal of rickety vehicles from roads

The Lagos State Government has issued six weeks ultimatum to articulated vehicle owners to put their vehicles in order and obtain necessary documents or have them impounded.
Cameroon's Incumbent President Paul Biya, of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement party, wait to casts his vote during the Presidential elections in Yaounde, Cameroon. Sunday Alamba-AP Photo.

President Biya announces partial parliamentary elections in Cameroon

Cameroon will organise partial parliamentary elections in some parts of its crisis-plagued two English speaking regions on Sunday March 22, President Paul Biya decreed Friday as Parliament readied for a statutory session.
South Korea’s total number of novel coronavirus cases — the largest outside China, where the disease first emerged — approached 6,000 on Thursday as authorities reported 145 new infections.

Coronavirus cases hit 100,000 as China exports dip

The number of cases from the new coronavirus topped 100,000 worldwide as official data Saturday showed a significant hit to Chinese exports after the deadly outbreak brought much of the country to a halt.
A closed toll gate of the Jiujiang Changjiang bridge leading to Hubei province, is seen in Jiujiang in China’s central Jiangxi province on March 6, 2020. – China reported 30 more deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on March 6, with fresh infections rising for a second straight day and 16 new cases imported from overseas. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)

China may soon lift quarantine on virus-hit Hubei province: official

China may soon lift the quarantine imposed on the province at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak which has been under lockdown for more than a month, a senior government official hinted Friday.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Bill to establish Southwest commission scales second reading at Senate

A bill that seeks to establish South West Development Commission (SWDC) has scaled second reading at the Senate.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Amotekun set for take off

Following the passage of the bill by the lawmakers, the six governors in the zone are expected to simultaneously sign the document into law, thus paving the way for the establishment of Amotekun Corps in their domains.
The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) faction loyal to the late Dr Frederick Fasehun has said the president, Prince Dele Osibote, was removed because he derailed from the organisation’s principle.

Prince Dele Osibote derailed from OPC rules – faction

The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) faction loyal to the late Dr Frederick Fasehun has said the president, Prince Dele Osibote, was removed because he derailed from the organisation’s principle.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Nigeria needs new constitution to forestall another war – ex-president

The agitation for a new political order and arrangement in Nigeria got a new convert in former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo: We need a new constitution in Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday, canvassed a new constitution for the country as against an amended one.

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Nigeria records 22 new coronavirus cases, total now 276

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Wednesday evening that fifteen of the cases are Lagos, four in FCT, two in Bauchi and one is Edo
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Chinese medics can’t attend to our patients – Nigerian doctors

Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Coronavirus: Doctor’s death in Katsina causes panic in Kogi

There was palpable panic on Wednesday in Kogi when the news of the death of a medical doctor in Katsina who was an indigene of the state filtered into the state.

NUPENG seeks justice over killing of Abia petrol station worker

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has expressed outrage over the killing of one of its members, Chibuisi Chikezie Okameme, aged 26, a petrol station worker in Abia State, on April 5.
Residents of parts of Port Harcourt were forced off the streets on Tuesday by security personnel as Gov. Nyesom Wike imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in parts of the state.

Rivers governor dares federal government, declares Carveton helicopters ‘persona non grata’

The Rivers State Government has shut down Carveton Helicopters in the state for endangering the lives of Rivers people over what it tagged as “suspicious operation of the company in the state.”