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Okey Bakassi: How coronavirus has rendered me jobless

Popular Nigerian comedian, Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule, aka Okey Bakassi, has said covid- 19 has rendered him and his colleagues in the entertainment industry jobless.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye

NAFDAC: Status of federal government’s rice to Oyo not known

The Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has said the agency does not know the status of the 1,800 bags of rice given to the Oyo State Government by the Federal Government.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

Presidency clears air on reopening of schools

President Buhari had ordered a gradual relaxation of the lockdown starting from Monday next week but was silent on the reopening of schools.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has conducted training for some of its flight nurses and aircrew to build their capacity for airlifting wounded soldiers from battlefields. 3

Nigerian Airforce to airlift coronavirus patients

Nigerian Air Force has configured its C130 aircraft to airlift coronavirus patients to isolation centres.

Eko Disco chief lauds governments’ efforts against virus pandemic

The MD/CEO of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Engr. Adeoye Fadeyibi, has commended the Federal and Lagos State Governments for their tireless efforts in containing the spread of the novel COVID-19, which has now become a global pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would take necessary measures to isolate Nigerians from the consequences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on the economy. 4

Nigeria reduces number of journalists covering presidential villa activities

The Presidency on Tuesday reduced the number of journalists covering activities at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
RRS chief Olatunji Disu this morning forced the management of Victorious Army International Church to comply with the Lagos State Government’s directive limiting gathering to 50 persons to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the State 6

Lagos: RRS force church to comply with government restriction directive

Commander, Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS0, DCP Olatunji Disu, this morning forced the management of Victorious Army International Church to comply with the Lagos State Government’s directive limiting gathering to 50 persons to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the State.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Court affirms Senator Diri as Bayelsa governor, dismisses Timi Alibe’s application

A Federal High Court on Tuesday affirmed Governor Douye Diri as the authentic Governorship Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Bayelsa state.
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II

Ousted Emir Sanusi moved from Loko to another location

Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi II, the ousted Emir of Kano, has been moved from Loko in Nasarawa state to an undisclosed location.

Hadiza Usman: I didn’t sleep my way to become NPA boss

The managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Usman, has denied having a romantic relationship with the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, saying no such affair helped her clinch the NPA top job.
Eedris AbdulKareem

Eedris Abdulkareem: Why Burna Boy needs to apologize

Veteran Nigerian music act, Eedris AbdulKareem, has accused Grammy-nominated artiste Burna Boy of “stealing” Fela’s song and “stealing” from Afrobeats to make his career without giving credits.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Federal government wants broadcasting outfits to prioritise disability matters

The Federal Government will soon mandate public broadcasting outfits to pay special attention to issues that concern people living with disabilities, Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has said.
Ibanga Isine, a journalist with the Next Edition newspaper, has won the 2019 Nigerian Investigative Journalist of the Year Award given by the Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ).

Winners emerge in Wole Soyinka Investigative Journalism awards

Ibanga Isine, a journalist with the Next Edition newspaper, has won the 2019 Nigerian Investigative Journalist of the Year Award given by the Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ).
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen kidnap nine in Abuja

Nine persons, including a 12-year-old boy have been abducted in Pegi community, a resettlement area in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Rauf Aregbesola

Former Osun governor urges Nigerians to live within their means

Former Osun State Governor and minister-designate, Raul Aregbesola, on Wednesday said the country has remained stagnant due to the free money it has been living on.
Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has commended female military and police officers for what she regarded as excellent display

Aisha Buhari breaks silence on rape allegation against Coza pastor

Wife of Nigeria President Aisha Buhari has dropped a comment on the rape allegations against Pastors and religious leaders in the country.

Nnamdi Kanu: There’ll be fire if Miyetti Allah ventures into Igboland

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has described as shameful and shocking the demand of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) to be allowed to establish vigilante group in Igboland, saying that will amount to a robber issuing notice of attack and one keeping quiet.

Heavy rain renders many homeless in Osun community

Many Residents of Kuta community in Ayedire Local Government area of Osun State are now homeless following a downpour that destroyed their houses and other valuables.

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The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has reacted to claims making the rounds that COVID-19 and Malaria are similar.

Nigeria records 229 new coronavirus cases, total now 8068

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night confirmed 229 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Nigerian government threatens to dismiss workers leaking official documents

The Federal Government has threatened to dismiss officers caught leaking official documents on social media.
Bash Ali

Nigerian government forecloses involvement in Bash Ali’s novelty bout

The Federal Government has foreclosed any involvement in the novelty boxing match (Guinness World Boxing Project), being promoted by former World Cruiserweight Champion, Bash Ali.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN seeks roundtable over reopening of churches, mosques in Ogun

The Ogun Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for a meeting between leaders of religious groups and the state government to discuss modalities for the reopening of worship centres.
Yves Jean-Bart, president of the Haitian Football Federation, attends a hearing last week. Dieu Nalio Chery-AP

FIFA suspends Haiti football president accused of rape

FIFA on Monday suspended the president of Haiti’s football federation for 90 days pending an investigation into allegations he sexually abused teenage girls at the country’s national training centre.