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Mr Abdulaziz Mashi Abdulaziz, Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), disclosed this to newsmen while providing an updates on preparedness for Coronavirus (COVID19), and Lassa Fever in the Country, on Friday in Abuja.

Coronavirus: Nigeria releases N386 million to 2 health agencies

The Federal Government has released N386 million to two health agencies to strengthen Coronavirus, (COVID19), preparedness in the country.

Federal, states, local governments share N647.35 billion for January

The Federal Government, States and Local Government Councils have shared a total of N647.353 billion from the Federation Account Revenue for January 2020.

Professor advises government on ways to improve power supply

Prof. Sylvester Egwu, of Howard University, has called on the Federal Government to resolve challenges impeding improved electricity supply in the country

NCDC confirms 70 deaths from Lassa fever

A total of 70 people died from 472 confirmed cases of Lassa fever out of 1,708 suspected cases in 92 Local Government Areas of 26 States of the Federation within the first six weeks of 2020.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

VAT: States, local councils to get more allocation from February – AGoF

Mr Ahmed Idris, Accountant-General of the Federation, says States and Local Government Councils will receive additional funds from February following the implementation of the 7.5 increase in Value Added Tax (VAT).
Adams Oshiomhole

Protesters ask APC chairman Adams Oshiomhole to resign

Following the heavy blow dealt on the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State last week, the APC Young Stakeholders have called on the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, to forsake his position with immediate effect.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police faults media reports of ‘herdsmen killings’ in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has faulted media reports that eight persons were killed in series of renewed attacks by persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in Uwheru kingdom of Ughelli North local government area of Delta State describing it as moves by some individuals to cause apprehension in the state.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Military burning villagers’ houses, detaining innocent people in Northeast

Amnesty International, on Friday, alleged that the Nigerian military is deploying unlawful tactics, including the forcible displacement and detention of villagers in its purported fight against insurgency in the North-East.

Bayelsa guber ruling: Supreme Court has listened to voice of reason – PDP

The Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lauded the judgment of Supreme Court sacking the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon.
The newly appointed Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, says he has adopted a three-point aggressive and purposeful strategy to rebrand the scheme.

NHIS: Federal, state health insurance scheme to come under one roof

The Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof Mohammed Sambo, on Wednesday, said the enrolees of the NHIS and the State Supported Health Insurance Scheme would come under one roof to ensure a central coordinating system.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Chamber expresses concern at increasing attacks on ships crews

The International Community must respond to this threat to the lives and wellbeing of seafarers by supporting Nigeria in bringing a swift resolution to this intolerable situation.
Over 300,000 job seekers have applied for the 5,000 vacancies advertised by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

NDLEA seizes 10.5 tons of illicit drugs in Maiduguri

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Borno State Command has uncovered 10.522 kilograms of compressed cannabis sativa also known as “wee wee” allegedly concealed in a warehouse in Maiduguri.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in Gaduwa, Abuja on the 9th of January 2020. 8

Lassa fever now in 27 states – minster

The Minister for Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said about 27 states of the federation have recorded cases of Lassa fever as at the last count.
President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Friday to participate in the 5th Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

President Buhari leaves for AU Summit, state visit to Ethiopia Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja, on Friday, to attend the 33rd Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
NLC

NLC: Only 17 states have commenced payment of new minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that only 17 of 36 states have so far commenced the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage for civil servants in their employment.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

Okada ban: FRSC cautions motorists against overloading

The Zone RS2 Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) comprising Ogun and Lagos States has advised motorists against overloading following the ban and restriction of commercial motorcycle (Okada) and Tricycle (Keke) in Lagos.

Police burst ‘one chance’ robbery syndicate in Enugu

The Police in Enugu State has nabbed a syndicate that specialises in loitering around bank premises with vehicles with intent of picking up bank customers and robbing them.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Insecurity: Senators, Rep members ask President Buhari to fire service chiefs

Worried over the escalating security situation in the country, the House of Representatives, yesterday asked service chiefs to immediately resign their offices or be sacked by President Muhammed Buhari.

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Cyriel Dessers looking forward to Super Eagles’ Call up

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DEONTAY WILDER was rushed to hospital after losing to Tyson Fury in their heavyweight title rematch amid concerns of a burst eardrum.

Defeated Deontay Wilder rushed to the hospital over ‘burst eardrum’ — video

The Bronze Bomber did not show up for his press conference after being taken to a local facility to be checked over.
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Asisat Oshoala celebrates another Barcelona hat-trick

Nigerian forward Asisat Oshoala is delighted with her exploits for Barcelona Feminine after bagging a hat-trick on Saturday.
Thich Quang Do, a dissident Buddhist monk who has effectively been under house arrest since 2003 and was nominated multiple times for the Nobel Peace Prize, has died aged 93.

Nobel Prize nominee dies at 93

Thich Quang Do, a dissident Buddhist monk who has effectively been under house arrest since 2003 and was nominated multiple times for the Nobel Peace Prize, has died aged 93.
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Tyson Fury: The king has returned to the top of the throne

After knocking out WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder to claim his belt, new WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury said the ‘King has returned.”