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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to remand Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team, in the Nigerian Correctional Service’s centre pending the determination of the case.

Kinsmen disagree with Senator Ndume over Abdulrasheed Maina’s whereabouts

Kinsmen of former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, have disagreed with Senator Ali Ndume for saying he does not know their son’s whereabouts.
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APC chairman ‘stabs’ woman leader in Oyo

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogbomoso South Local Government Area of Oyo State, Mr. Kamorodeen Abisoye, has allegedly stabbed the woman leader of the party, Mrs. Felicia Ogunleke.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: How IGP called, ordered me to leave Edo on eve of election

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, called him on the telephone on the eve of the Edo State governorship election last week and ordered him to leave the state immediately.

Divers rescue five as bus plunges into river in Ebonyi

Divers have rescued five persons from the Akaeze-ukwu River in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi as a ‘608’-model bus plunged into it on Friday evening.

NSCDC personnel abducted his daughter from my house – witness tells court

A prosecution witness, Musa Msheli, on Wednesday in a Dutse Grade I Area Court in Abuja, alleged that a defendant, Luka Usman, abducted his five-year-old daughter from his house.
Malam Wada Maida, Chairman, Board of Directors of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), is dead.

NAN board chairman Wada Maida passes on at 70

Malam Lawal Sale Maida, a member of his family, who confirmed this to newsmen, said that Maida died in Abuja on Monday. He was aged 70.
United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheik Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan checks his phone during the 10th International Institute for the Strategic Studies in Manama, Bahrain, December 6, 2014. (AP Photo-Hasan Jamali-File)

Telephone calls between UAE, Israel ring for the first time

Telephone calls began ringing Sunday between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, marking the first concrete step of a U.S.-brokered diplomatic deal between the nations that required Israel to halt plans to annex land sought by the Palestinians.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Abdulrasheed Maina released from prisons custody after nine months

Recall that Maina, who was arraigned before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Oct. 25, 2019, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside his son, Faisal, and firm, Common Input Property and Investment Ltd., had been in detention at the orders of the judge pending his perfection of bail.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Coronavirus may reach peak in Lagos by August – commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, said on Thursday that the state may experience the peak of coronavirus by August.

Zambia asks China to cancel its debt

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has asked Chinese President Xi Jinping for some “debt relief and cancellation” in a telephone conversation between the two leaders.

FRSC has powers to enforce traffic rules on all public roads, judge rules

Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has the powers to enforce traffic rules on all public roads.

FRSC can impound vehicles on all public roads – court

The Federal High Court in Abuja has affirmed the powers of the Federal Road Safety Corps to enforce traffic laws on all public roads in Nigeria and impound violators’ vehicles.
Fans of juju music icon, Ebenezer Obey, were gripped with apprehension on Saturday, July 4, 2020, as news spread on the Internet that he had passed away.

Ebenezer Obey: I’m alive and well

Legendary juju musician, Ebenezer Fabiyi, aka Ebenezer Obey, on Monday appreciated his fans home and abroad for their concern over the death rumour which made the rounds on July 4.

Armed thugs invade FMC Lokoja

Armed political thugs on Wednesday invaded the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, carting away cash, laptops, and telephone handsets, among others.

Six die in Benue communal clash

No fewer than six people were killed and several houses burnt on Sunday in a renewed communal crisis between Bonta community in Konshisha (Tiv land) and Ukpute community in Oju Local Government Areas (Igede land) of Benue State.
Russia registered another humongous number of coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000.

Benue index case discharged

Idoko-Okpe, who arrived in Nigeria from the United Kingdom on March 22, protested that a positive COVID-19 test result, which led to her being taken to the Benue State Isolation Centre in Makurdi on March 27 and subsequently to the National Hospital in Abuja, did not belong to her.
Former Schalke youth player Hiannick Kamba, 33, was reported to have been killed in a car crash on a trip to his home country in 2016.

Footballer presumed dead found alive in Germany

Former Schalke youth player Hiannick Kamba, 33, was reported to have been killed in a car crash on a trip to his home country in 2016. His club mourned and paid tribute to him.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Enugu, Ebonyi record new cases of coronavirus

According to a statement from the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Emmanuel Obi, explained that “the new case is a 39-year-old who used to live and work in Lagos.

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Ondo governor approves second term inauguration committee

Ahead of his inauguration for the second term in office, Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday approved the setting up of a 25-member committee.
3. At least 27 police stations were incinerated last week in Lagos, after violence erupted across the commercial hub as a fallout of the military shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki.

#EndSARS: Lagos government directs MDAs to forward list of destroyed properties

Sequel to the recent unrest in Lagos State which resulted in wanton destruction to some government properties, items, and valuables, the state government on Friday directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to send the list of all affected properties, items and other valuables in their domain.
Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.

Liberia launches new national carrier ‘Lone Star Air’

Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.
John Nkengasong, Africa's Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), speaks during an interview with Reuters at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Africa CDC warns of possible second wave of virus infection

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.
Ms Comfort Lamptey, UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria, gave the commendation during the launch of activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UNSCR 1325 in Abuja.

UN lauds Nigeria for implementing programmes on women

The United Nations (UN) has commended the Federal Government on the implementation of its (UN) Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 programmes on women, peace and security in Nigeria.