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NNPC shutdown supply over ‘pipeline leakage’

Following the pipeline leakage at Satellite Town in Lagos, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Saturday, said it has shut down the supply and is currently evacuating petroleum product from the line.

NSCDC deploys 250 personnel to enforce government directives in Anambra

The Anambra State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, says it has deployed 250 of its personnel to move into the state and enforce the recent order by the state governor, Willie Obiano.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

Niger governor goes into self-isolation

The Niger State governor, Abubakar Bello, has gone on self-isolation as a result of his attendance of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum’s meeting on March 18.
The LASBCA General Manager, Mrs Abiola Kosegbe, made this known in a statement issued in Ikeja on Wednesday by Mrs Adetayo Akintoye-Asagba, the agency’s spokesperson.

Lagos to enforce 20 workers restriction order at construction sites

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) is set to begin enforcement of restriction of the number of construction workers on sites in the state to 20 people.
Experienced winger and former Nigeria international Felix Ogbuke has rejoined Enugu Rangers six months after he was considered surplus for requirement and eased out by the Coal City Flying Antelopes.

Official: Rangers players get 10 days break

Management of Rangers International FC has approved a Ten days break for its players following the suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
An accredited journalist covering the United Nations headquarters in New York has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

UN correspondent tests positive for coronavirus

An accredited journalist covering the United Nations headquarters in New York has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Octogenarian jumps to death in Anambra

He said: “At about 5:20pm of today 17/03/2020, there was a distress call at Awada Police Station that one Ilione Victoria ‘f’ aged about 85yrs allegedly jumped to her death from the balcony of an apartment on the 3rd floor in a four storey building where she stayed with her daughter at No 18 Ilodibe Street, Awada.”
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Kidnappers abduct ex-Western state director’s daughters, demand N100 million

Kidnappers have abducted daughters of the late Director of Sports in the defunct Western State, Chief Emiola Adesina, and demanded N100m ransom before their release.

‘Herdsmen’ attack c member in Ondo

A member of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Sola Oguntade, was reportedly attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Araromi area of Oba-Ile in Akure North area of Ondo State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Seven Ghanaians arrested in Lagos for drug trafficking

The Lagos state police command has arrested seven Ghanaians for drug trafficking in the Abule-Egba area of the state.
Anene Sewuese Catherine

Five killed as Benue communities fight over fish pond

No fewer than five persons were reportedly killed in a fresh communal clash between Alla and Egba communities in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.
Liberian national police spokesperson, Moses Carter, and Voinjama police spokesperson, James Taylor, both told CPJ in phone interviews that they could not comment on details of the case.

Liberian journalist arrested over Facebook posts

Liberian authorities should drop the police investigation into journalist Kaluba Akoi’s work and allow him to cover the news freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday.
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Gunmen kidnap Delta socialite, his father, friend

Gunmen have kidnapped an Asaba-based socialite, Mr. Elvis Ojeogwu, his father and a family friend in his hometown, Obior, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta.
Kidnap

One dead, six others kidnapped in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Police Command one Monday said one person was killed and six others kidnapped by unknown gunmen in three communities in Shagari Local Government Area of the state.

Bayelsa homeowners protest planned demolition of houses by Nigerian Navy

Houses owners in Okoria community in Agudama-Epie, a suburb in Yenagoa, have protested against the alleged planned demolition of their property by the Central Naval Command.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Imo guber: Coalition reveals next action against Supreme Court

A coalition of leaders of conscience in the country, under the aegis of the Third Force Movement in Nigeria has vowed to drag the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the United Nations, UN, United States of America, United Kingdom, African Union, European Union among others, over its refusal to review the judgment that sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the Imo State Governor.
Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya

DSS denies going after Premium Times editor, says it’s needless sensationalism

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied reports that its officials visited the home of a Premium Times editor over a story published by the online newspaper on the presidency.
This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display at the Smart China Expo at Chongqing International Expo Center in southwest China's Chongqing. - AFP PHOTO - STR - China OUT

Google, Amazon limit employees’ travel because of coronavirus fears

Google is preventing employees from traveling to Italy, Iran, Japan, and South Korea because of outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, Business Insider reported. Amazon is asking employees to defer all nonessential travel, a spokesperson confirmed, which includes domestic travel within the US.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari asks governors to nominate doctors, nurses for training on coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed state governors to nominate doctors and nurses in their various domains for training on COVID-19.

President Buhari’s aide Abba Kyari speaks from quarantine

Six days after testing positive for coronavirus, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has spoken from his quarantine over his status.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday presented cheques to nine beneficiary communities of the World Bank-supported projects.

Yobe governor closes boundaries, urges traders not to hike food prices

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has ordered the closure of the state’s boundaries from Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Nigeria to provide ‘relief materials’ for residents in Abuja, Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has donated 17 items to support the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada to combat Coronavirus in the country.

NNPC hands over medical equipment to UniAbuja teaching hospital

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has donated medical equipment meant to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada, the Federal Capital Territory.