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South Africa has begun an lockdown that will be patrolled by the military and will see any disobeying the rules heavily punished

South Africa begins ‘unprecedented’ military-patrolled lockdown

South Africa came under a nationwide military-patrolled lockdown on Friday, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus across the continent.
Governor Nasir El- Rufai has revealed that former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II is heading to Lagos to be with his family after leaving Awe, a town in Nasarawa State where he has been confined to since last Tuesday.

Governor El-Rufai: Mallam Sanusi going to Lagos, El-Rufai reveals

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has revealed that former Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi II, is heading to Lagos to be with his family after leaving Awe, a town in Nasarawa State where he has been confined to since last Tuesday.

CDD urges Nigeria to remove barriers to gender equality

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on the Nigerian government to address the systemic barriers plaguing women’s rights in the country.

Truck drivers block highway to protest ‘over taxation’

Hundreds of truck drivers on Tuesday blocked the Onitsha-Enugu expressway to protest alleged imposition of taxes, intimidation and violation of court judgement by the agents of Anambra State government.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Stakeholder, experts identify challenges to implementation of AFCFTA

Ahead of the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in July, the Nigeria’s industrial sector has identified the need for the country to address current market challenges to ensure its gets benefits of the agreement.
A Nigerian senator, Bulus Amos, representing Gombe South Senatorial District, on Thursday said he has approved the appointment of 118 constituency aides.

Gombe senator appoints 118 constituency aides

A Nigerian senator, Bulus Amos, representing Gombe South Senatorial District, on Thursday said he has approved the appointment of 118 constituency aides.

2023: Continuous voters registration to commence soon – INEC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo state, Mr. Mutiu Agboke, says the continuous voters’ registration would soon commence.
Authorities in southern India have demolished two luxury lakeside apartment complexes that were built in violation of environmental rules.

India demolishes Kerala skyscrapers over environmental violations

Authorities in southern India have demolished two luxury lakeside apartment complexes that were built in violation of environmental rules.
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PDP: President Buhari’s administration uncoordinated, ill equipped for governance

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the attack against it by the Presidency in defence of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was a confirmation that President Muhammadu Buhari had abandoned governance to engage in threnody for the APC.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Shi’ites: Federal government ‘planning to kill’ Ibraheem el-Zakzaky in detention

Members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Bauchi zone, have raised an alarm, alleging that the Nigerian government wants their leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky to die in detention.
A group of protesters under the aegis of Guardian of Democracy Initiative on Friday, stormed the premises of the Federal High Court, venue of the ongoing trial of #RevolutionNow convener Omoyele Sowore.

Court summons AGF Malami, DSS chief over Omoyele Sowore’s detention

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Director-General of the Department of Security Sevice (DSS), Lawal Bichi, should appear in court on December 23, over the arrest and detention of Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

FRSC warns motorists against traffic violation

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday, warned motorists against violation of traffic rules and regulations, before, during and after Christmas celebration and other festivities.

ECOWAS court dismisses Nnamdi Kanu’s $800 million claim against President Buhari

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has dismissed a suit brought by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, alleging torture, assault, inhuman treatment and the violation of his property rights by the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
A civil society organisation, the Open Justice Initiative, OJI, has petitioned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, asking him to investigate the leadership tussle in the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON.

CSO petitions SGF, wants ALGON elections probed

A civil society organisation, the Open Justice Initiative, OJI, has petitioned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, asking him to investigate the leadership tussle in the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON.

Bauchi asset recovery committee indicts former governor

The Bauchi State Funds and Asset Recovery Committee has indicted the immediate past governor, Muhammed Abdullahi Abubakar, for ‘‘mismanagement of state funds and violation of his oath of office during his tenure’’.
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Tribunal: Atiku Abubakar, PDP petition valid

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has held that the petition by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, seeking to nullify President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election was validly and competently filed.

Xenophobia: What President Buhari’s special envoy told South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Envoy to South Africa expressed “concern at recent events in South Africa” during a meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa, the latter’s spokesperson has said.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Businessman drags EFCC, NCAC, others to court for freezing his 12 bank accounts

A 54-year-old man, on Monday, sued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) over an alleged unlawful freezing of his thirteen bank accounts.

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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commenced the distribution of bags of rice, beans and Vitamin C to indigent families to cushion the stay-at-home order aimed at tackling the spread of Coronavirus. 5

Nigeria struggles towards shutdown as virus fears grow

The normally bustling markets have thinned out and the notoriously clogged roads are eerily free: Lagos is lurching towards shutdown as Nigeria tries to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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.

Lagos confirms eight new virus cases

Prof. Akin Abayomi, the State Commissioner for Health, made this known on his Twitter handle
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC supports minister on prison decongestion

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has supported the call by Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, for decongestion of Correctional Centres to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Taraba shuts down borders, bans travel in and out of state

Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has banned travel in and out of the state with effect from Sunday, March 29th until further notice.

US: Emergency visa for medical professionals with approved H, J petitions

The United States Embassy in Nigeria says the recent emergency visa appointment for medical professionals is only for individuals with approved H or J petition.