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Zamfara spends N2.9 billion on Ramadan foodstuffs

Just a few days into Ramadan, the Zamfara government says it has spent at least N2.9 billion to provide “essential commodities,” which most likely include foodstuffs, to residents.
FILE PHOTO - Anti-coup protesters burn a Chinese flag in Yangon, Myanmar April 5, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Eleven killed as Myanmar protesters fight troops with handmade guns, firebombs – media

Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar fought back with handmade guns and firebombs against a crackdown by security forces in a town in the northwest but at least 11 of the protesters were killed, domestic media reported on Thursday.
Following Governor Ben Ayade’s order for Search of the Looted items & Police Inspector General’s order for all police units to put an end to looting/destruction of lives & property and restore peace & order, the security operatives in Calabar, Cross River State on Monday began a house-to-house search for the looted items.

Security operatives begin house-to-house search to recover looted items in Cross River

Following Governor Ben Ayade’s order for Search of the looted items & Police Inspector General’s order for all police units to put an end to looting/destruction of lives & property and restore peace & order, the security operatives in Calabar, Cross River State on Monday began a house-to-house search for the looted items.
The executive governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has urged Nigerian students, irrespective of religious affiliation, to continue working for the unity, peace, and progress of the country.

Official: Hoodlums attack, chase away contractors repairing Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

The Ogun State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ade Adesanya, says contractors repairing the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway have stopped work after being attacked by hoodlums.

SOKAPU: Fulani militia killed 33 in fresh Southern Kaduna attack

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union has said that contrary to the claim by the police, 33 persons were on Wednesday and Thursday killed by Fulani militia in some villages in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River orders five truckloads of almajiris back to destination

Cross River State government on Thursday ordered five truckloads of almajiris including other passengers from the northern part of Nigeria back to its destination.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF Malami donates food items to indigent families in Kebbi

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Friday donated ten truckloads of assorted food stuff to over five thousand indigent households in Kebbi.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Coronavirus: Bayelsa yet to begin palliatives distribution

Bayelsa State Government is yet to commence the distribution of donations from corporate bodies and individuals, to cushion the effect of the stay-at-home directive imposed to check the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
A security guard controls a crowd queuing outside a bank on March 23, 2020, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. – On March 23, 2020, Zimbabwe announced a first COVID-19 coronavirus related death. (Photo by ZINYANGE AUNTONY - AFP)

Zimbabwe begins coronavirus lockdown

Zimbabwean authorities on Monday began enforcing a three-week lockdown in its fight against the spread of coronavirus after the disease left one person dead and infected six others.

Enraged outcry as police free ‘dubious real estate developer’

The police have arrested a popular real estate developer Lively-Hood Homes owners of De-villa home, Dr FELIX NWORGU, for defrauding residents of alleged lands sold at APO in Omagwa and Etche in Rivers state.

How Senator Melaye escaped from policemen enroute Lokoja

Embattled All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Senator Dino Melaye, who represents Kogi West in the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly, yesterday, escaped from the custody of the Nigeria Police Force, en route Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.

Ogun community raise the alarm over dredging around electric towers

A major disaster could happen any moment in Bun village, along Shimawa Road, in the Shagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

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Ahmadu Fintiri

Stakeholders praise Adamawa governor over positive healthcare initiatives

As the world marks International Nurses Week, the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has been praised for initiatives to recruit nurses, build hospitals across the geo-political zones in the state and for policies that has changed the general atmosphere of healthcare delivery in the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor: We are fighting two wars in South East

The Chairman of South East Governor’s Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has said the people of the zone are fighting two separate wars.
Kevin Akpoguma today scored his first-ever goal in the Bundesliga after 67 appearances in the German top league.

Super Eagles’ Kevin Akpoguma scores first-ever Bundesliga goal

Kevin Akpoguma today scored his first-ever goal in the Bundesliga after 67 appearances in the German top league.
American actress Tawny Kitaen who appeared in “Bachelor Party” and provocative 1980s rock videos, has died in California.

American actress Tawny Kitaen dies at 59

American actress Tawny Kitaen who appeared in “Bachelor Party” and provocative 1980s rock videos, has died in California.
Commissioner for Education, Bernard Ikegwuoha, who disclosed this in a statement, said that any student that had registered for the 2021 WAEC/NECO/NABTEB Examinations and does not have or possess verifiable evidence of BECE certificate, will not be allowed to sit for the 2021 WAEC/NECO/NABTEB.

Imo government bars non holders of junior school certificate from sitting for SSCE

Imo State Government has barred students not holding the Junior Secondary School Certificate from sitting for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, SSCE.

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FILE PHOTO: A woman wears a protective face mask due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Murtala Mohammed International airport in Lagos, Nigeria March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Nigeria bans travellers from India, Brazil, Turkey over coronavirus fears

Nigeria will ban travellers coming from India, Brazil and Turkey because of concerns about the rampant spread of coronavirus in those countries, a presidential committee said on Sunday.

African Union hails US for ‘remarkable’ leadership on vaccine waiver

The Africa Union's health watchdog on Thursday praised the United States' support for a waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines as a "remarkable expression of leadership".
Zinedine Zidane doesn’t intend on resigning as Real Madrid coach but that doesn’t mean his future at the club is safe according to a report in Marca.

Arsene Wenger backs Zinedine Zidane for France job

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has thrown his weight behind Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, as a possible next strategist of the France national team.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bayelsa APC crisis deepens as faction opens parallel secretariat

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State yesterday took a deeper dimension with the Hon Ebierien Fala Itubor-led faction opening a new secretariat in the state capital.
Israeli police keep guard during clashes with Palestinians at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, amid tension over the possible eviction of several Palestinian families from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Turkey accuses Israel of ‘terror’ over Palestinian clashes at Al-Aqsa

Turkey criticised Israel and accused it of unleashing “terror” on Palestinians after Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque late on Friday.