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Yaounde Central Prison, where Takang is held, was the worst hit, according to the data. The prison did not reply to requests for comment.

Coronavirus stalks cells of Cameroon’s crowded prison

On the morning of April 24, Fritz Takang became so breathless he could barely walk across the cramped cell he shared with 60 inmates at the main prison in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde.
Babajide Martins has emerged Director, Lagos State Office of Public Defender, following his appointment by the State Ministry of Justice.

Babajide Martins emerges new head of Lagos public defender office

Babajide Martins has emerged Director, Lagos State Office of Public Defender, following his appointment by the State Ministry of Justice.
A man wears a face mask as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 as he walks along a street in Hong Kong on April 21, 2020.

China’s maneuvering spells turbulence for Hong Kong – analysts

Analysts are predicting that China’s recent high-profile posturing over Hong Kong signals a bumpy political future for the semiautonomous city and the likely return of mass protests.
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UBA announces board appointments

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has announced the appointments of Aisha Hassan-Baba and Kenneth Orji as Non-Executive Directors on the Group’s Board.

Demolition of Senator Saraki’s house unacceptable – Arewa group

Leading Arewa group, Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), has condemned the recent demolition of the ancestral home of late Dr Olusola Saraki by the Kwara State government, saying it is dirty and downright unacceptable.
The Obi of Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Obi (Prof.) Chukwuka Okonjo, has joined his ancestors.

Ex-Minister Okonjo-Iweala’s father passes on at 91

The Obi of Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Obi (Prof.) Chukwuka Okonjo, has joined his ancestors.

Shell, SAP offer free ICT training to Nigerian graduates

Ten Nigerian graduates of business and information technology disciplines have completed a one-year specialised digital training and certification in financial accounting and project management while another set of 10 beneficiaries have commenced their training cycle in the programme sponsored by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) in collaboration with SAP Nigeria.g

Ecobank appoints Nana Abban as consumer banking chief

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has appointed Nana Araba Abban as Group Head, Consumer Banking with immediate effect.

MTN appoints ex-minister, ex-revenue chief, ex-NBA president as board members

Telecommunications firm, MTN, has notified the Nigeria Stock Exchange of a substantial change in its board structure. Pioneer board chair, Pascal Dozie, is stepping down along with five other directors.

Former President al-Bashir adviser is the face of Sudan protests

Former presidential adviser Ghazi Salah al-Din is emerging as the leader of the movement seeking to remove Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from power.
Aisha Ahmed Lemu

President Buhari mourns Aisha Lemu, describes her as ‘Repository of Knowledge’

President Muhammadu Buhari has described late Aisha Ahmed Lemu as “a repository of knowledge whose depth of scholarship was overwhelming and enviable.”
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Diamond Bank appoints Dele Babade acting chairman

Diamond Bank has announced the appointment of Mr. Dele Babade as its acting chairman.

Ex-Ohanaeze President Dozie Ikedife passes on

A former President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Dozie Ikedife, who died Tuesday night will be buried today.

Emeka Anyaoku calls for unity, integration of African states

Former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has called for the unity and integration of African states in order to advance development among Africans.
Idris Kutigi

Justice Idris Kutigi passes on in London

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, 79, is reported to have died in a London hospital.
Expectations are high among Ekiti indigenes following the inauguration of Dr Kayode Fayemi as the new governor of the state on Tuesday.

Expectations rise as Kayode Fayemi takes over in Ekiti

Expectations are high among Ekiti indigenes following the inauguration of Dr Kayode Fayemi as the new governor of the state on Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld assent to five bills on constitution amendment passed by the national assembly.

President Buhari accepts Kemi Adeosun’s resignation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday accepted the resignation of the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa calls for calm amid clashes

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe called for calm on Wednesday as opposition supporters clashed with police in central Harare ahead of the announcement of this week’s presidential election results.

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This was made known by the Secretary to State Government, SSG, Mr Emmanuel Ekuwem during the routine covid-19 press briefing held in Government House, Uyo on Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Akwa Ibom reopens hotels, reduces curfew hours to 10pm-6am daily

The Akwa Ibom state government has announced the reopening of hotels and leisure centers even as the curfew hours have been reduced from 8 pm to 10 pm to 6 am daily.

Bristow Helicopters fires 100 pilots, engineers over coronavirus effect on operations

Bristow Helicopters has announced the sack of about 100 pilots and engineers following the devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic on its operations and finances. The announcement comes barely 24 hours after Air Peace announced the sack of about 70 pilots citing the pandemic’s effect on its finances.
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Okwesilieze Nwodo: We will join Nnamdi Kanu to fight for Biafra if South East...

Following the call by an elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassi, for Igbo presidency in 2023, the former national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, has declared that Ndigbo would join Nnamdi Kanu, to seek Biafra secession from Nigeria if South-East does not produce the president of the country in 2023.
Eden Hazard has reportedly vowed to return to Chelsea one day after he’s done with his time at Real Madrid.

Eden Hazard considered a doubt for Manchester City game

Eden Hazard is unlikely to start Real Madrid’s Champions League tie against Manchester City, and could miss out altogether.

Tonnie Iredia: Lai Mohammed has hijacked NBC chief’s powers

Professor of Broadcast Management and Media Law, Tonnie Iredia, says the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has hijacked the duties of the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission hence the hasty review of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.