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Belarus reports first coronavirus case

People the student had been in contact with since their arrival on February 22 had been placed in quarantine in the hospital for infectious diseases in the capital Minsk, it added in a statement.

Panic as gunmen attack travellers near Kaduna train station

There was confusion on Sunday night when suspected gunmen attacked travellers along Airport Link Road near Rigasa railway station in Kaduna State.

PDP demands Adams Oshiomhole’s prosecution over Bayelsa violence

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to immediately order the arrest of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for questioning and prosecution, for incitement. =
Hundreds of travellers including police and military personnel are currently stranded at the Kiama Bridge end of the East-West Road.

Bayelsa: Many stranded as APC supporters set bonfire on Kiama Bridge

Hundreds of travellers including police and military personnel are currently stranded at the Kiama Bridge end of the East-West Road.
The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

Terror as jihadists target key northeast Nigeria road

The bus driver sensed straight away that he and his six passengers were in trouble when the gunmen, dressed in Nigerian army uniforms, stopped their vehicle at a checkpoint.
China has confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus as the number of cases soared and authorities Tuesday said a fourth person had died.

South Korea on high alert amid possible human-to-human spread of new coronavirus

South Korea’s Quarantine Authorities on Tuesday said they are ratcheting up efforts to contain a new type of Chinese coronavirus amid reports that the virus can spread among people.
The Cross River Government has destroyed over 100 illegal shops including containers erected within the premises of the popular Etim-Edem Park in Calabar metropolis.

Cross River government demolishes illegal structures in Etim-Edem Park

The Cross River Government has demolished over 100 illegal shops including containers erected within the premises of the popular Etim-Edem Park in Calabar metropolis.
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. 3

NCDC: Nigeria can deal with coronavirus

The National Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday said Nigeria’s laboratory capacity could deal with the new coronavirus if it found its way into the country.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram abducts seven travellers near Maiduguri

Gunmen believed to be members of Boko Haram ambushed vehicles travelling along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway and abducted seven travellers, a witness said.
All victims of the White Island volcanic eruption have now been identified, New Zealand police said today, as they formally named two Australians and an American among the deceased.

Last of New Zealand volcano victims identified

All victims of the White Island volcanic eruption have now been identified, New Zealand police said today, as they formally named two Australians and an American among the deceased.

Minister: Foreign airlines won’t be allowed to treat Nigerians with disdain

The Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, has said that no foreign airline operator will henceforth be allowed to treat Nigerian travellers with disdain.
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National Assembly directs FERMA to compile list of dilapidated federal roads

A joint committee of the National Assembly, on Wednesday, directed the Managing Director of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Nurudeen Rafindadi, and other directors of the agency to go and compile a list of all the dilapidated federal roads in the six geo-political zones of the country.

Gunmen kill one, kidnap primary school headteacher, four others in Kaduna

Bandits suspected to kidnappers have abducted five persons, including a school headteacher and killing one person in two separate attacks on villages in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
The Federal Government has urged tourists and travellers to be careful wherever they notice the presence of Nigerian crossdresser Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju, popularly known as Bobrisky, mostly as it concerns sharing of public facilities, including toilets.

Federal government warns tourists, travellers against Bobrisky

The Federal Government has urged tourists and travellers to be careful wherever they notice the presence of Nigerian crossdresser Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju, popularly known as Bobrisky, mostly as it concerns sharing of public facilities, including toilets.
President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Friday after a three-day official visit to South Africa.

President Buhari charges Nigerians in South Africa to live decent, dignified lives

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Pretoria, South Africa, charged Nigerians in the country and all others in the Diaspora to be law abiding, live decent and dignified lives and also respect constituted authorities of their host countries.
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Gunmen storm school in Kaduna, abduct schoolgirls, teachers

Armed men have abducted six schoolgirls and two teachers after raiding a private secondary school in Kaduna State.

Stakeholders lament deplorable state of federal roads, urge government intervention

Some stakeholders have lamented the deplorable state of federal roads in their respective areas, saying the situation is adversely affecting the socio-economic lives of the people.
United Kingdom airline British Airways will resume direct flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending services to the South Asian nation over security concerns, the carrier has announced.

British Airways pilots to strike for three days in September

British Airways pilots on Friday said they will strike for three days in September in a dispute over pay, in a move that could affect tens of thousands of travellers.

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Greece boosts border patrols as Turkey says will release refugees

Greece on Friday boosted border patrols after Turkey said it would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe, officials said.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope cancels more official appointments over cold

Pope Francis postponed his official appointments Friday and was working from home, the Vatican said, a day after cancelling a scheduled appearance at mass because of “a mild ailment”.
Luigi Di Maio said ‘jackals’ speculating on masks and disinfectant would be severely punished. Francesco Fotia-AGF-Rex-Shutterstock

Italy urges tourists not to cancel trips because of coronavirus outbreak

Italy urged tourists spooked by the new coronavirus Thursday not to stay away, but efforts to reassure the world it was managing the outbreak were overshadowed by a sharp rise in case numbers.

NGO adopts first primary school in Ilorin with N100 million development fund

A non-governmental organization in Ilorin, Kwara state, Waziri Gobir Foundation, has offered to adopt the first primary school in Ilorin Emirate, Okesuna Local Government Education Authority School A and B, Ilorin.
​Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has pleaded with the Premier League club to cancel his contract when the season ends so that he can join Turkish club Besiktas on a permanent basis this summer.

Goalkeeper begs Liverpool to cancel contract to pave way for free move to Turkish...

​Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has pleaded with the Premier League club to cancel his contract when the season ends so that he can join Turkish club Besiktas on a permanent basis this summer.