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Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

Agboola Gambari: The challenge of being a Nigerian and public servant

It is tough being a Nigerian. Every aspect of the Nigerian life, from the existential to the political is charged with presumptions and assumptions and suspicion. Buying anything on the street attracts deep anxiety; appointing anyone to any position draws deep skepticism. And all these are to be expected in a state whose foundation was laid on historical animosity and current distrust.g

Nigeria police officer dies of coronavirus

The deceased who was said to be a chief superintendent of police (CSP), is the second victim of the disease in the state.
Contrary to viral reports on social media platforms indicating that Kupa Medical Centre, Ajao Estate, Lagos had admitted two COVID-19 patients, the management of the hospital has debunked the allegations, saying no such incident took place.

Lagos hospital denies admitting coronavirus patients

Contrary to viral reports on social media platforms indicating that Kupa Medical Centre, Ajao Estate, Lagos had admitted two COVID-19 patients, the management of the hospital has debunked the allegations, saying no such incident took place.
GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike on Monday declared that he and other relevant stakeholders have no excuse for not keeping Rivers state safe from cultism and all forms of criminality even under the stress of the fight against Coronavirus.

Governor Wike: No excuse for not securing lives of Rivers people

Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday declared that he and other relevant stakeholders have no excuse for not keeping Rivers state safe from cultism and all forms of criminality even under the stress of the fight against Coronavirus.
The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Saturday recorded first death from COVID-19.

Lagos State University teaching hospital records first coronavirus death

According to sources at the hospital, before the death which occurred at the Ayinke House, the condition of the patient was earlier suspected to be a case of puerperal sepsis with a high index of suspicion for COVID-19.
Africans in southern China’s largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as the country steps up its fight against imported infections.

African community targeted in China virus crackdown

Africans in southern China’s largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as the country steps up its fight against imported infections.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Nigerian driver on the run after testing positive for coronavirus

A Commercial Driver who has tested positive to the pandemic COVID-19 has escaped from the Isolation Centre in Bida, Niger State and now on the run.
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has reaffirmed that no criminal will have a place to stay in the state which he governs with the kind of strategy that is being put in place by the state government in curbing and wiping out crimes in the state.

Governor Abiodun: Why I did not sack civil servants employed by Senator Amosun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has said the need to do what was right and in keeping with the convenant he made with his creator to serve the people diligently, made his administration not to disengage those employed at the twilight of the last administration.
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Coronavirus: Oyo expresses high level of preparedness

Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashir Bello, has disclosed that the state government is on a high level of preparedness for any possible outbreak of coronavirus in the state.
Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, said the arrest of Rob Macaire was a “flagrant violation of international law’’.

British ambassador to Iran arrested in Tehran

Britain’s ambassador to Iran has been arrested in Tehran during protests outside a university, the UK Foreign office has said.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency: President Buhari not sleeping on duty

The Presidency on Monday described as unfair the comment by the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Rt. Rev. Fr. Stephen Mamza, describing President Muhammadu Buhari as ”sleeping on duty as Commander-in-Chief.”

General Buratai acknowledges power of media, urges restraint

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday acknowledged the power of the media, saying it has the ability to either stabilise or distabilise situation in any given security environment.
At least nine people have been injured, one seriously, when a driver deliberately ploughed his car into crowds celebrating New Year's Eve along a famous street in Japan's capital, Tokyo, according to police and media reports.

Nine injured as car rams into New Year’s crowd on famed Tokyo street

At least nine people have been injured, one seriously, when a driver deliberately ploughed his car into crowds celebrating New Year's Eve along a famous street in Japan's capital, Tokyo, according to police and media reports.
Carlos Ghosn

Auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn may get bail after Japan’s detention extension fails

Former Nissan Motors Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn could soon be freed on bail after a Japanese court on Thursday threw out a bid by prosecutors to extend his detention, in a move nearly as unexpected as the auto tycoon’s sudden arrest.
Maren Ueland was fond with her throat cut, according to reports (Facebook)

Morocco links suspect in tourists’ killing to armed group

A man arrested on suspicion of the killing of two female tourists from Norway and Denmark in Morocco's Atlas Mountains belongs to an armed group, a prosecutor has said.

Man allegedly cuts wife’s hand suspecting she stole his N13,000

A 50-year-old man, Olusola Ojewole, allegedly cut his wife’s hand with cutlass on the suspicion that she stole a N13,000 he had kept in the house.

Uganda accuses EU parliament of meddling in its internal affairs

Uganda’s government on Monday accused the European Union Parliament of meddling in its internal affairs after the legislator passed a resolution deploring the alleged torture of opposition politicians in the East African country.

Senator Mark cautions PDP against imposition of candidates

Former Senate President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Senator David Mark, has clamoured for rancour free Congresses as party faithful elect delegates for the 2019 polls later this month.

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UAE paid for tickets, test fees for Nigerian evacuees – NIDCOM chief

The United Arab Emirates authorities paid for the flight tickets and coronavirus testing for some Nigerians evacuated from the country on Wednesday, the head of the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said .

PDP demands Ibrahim Magu’s prosecution for ‘fraud’

The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the prosecution of the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, over alleged fraud.
Veteran Nigerian actor, Zack Orji, says he is saddened by the increasing rate of divorce in the country.

Zack Orji: No marriage is perfect

He said: “I believe that a lot of people go into marriage without being prepared to make the necessary sacrifice, so at the slightest provocation, they are ready to opt out and that is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s supposed to be a union for life. For better for worse.”

Court declines to stop probe of Senator Okorocha by EFCC, Imo government

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, declined a request by former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for an interim injunction to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and panel of inquiry that was set up by the state government, from further investigating alleged financial infractions he committed while in office.

Nigerian government postpones 2020 WASSCE indefinitely

This was announced by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while speaking to State House Correspondents the weekly Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.