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Access Bank Plc has urged its customers and the general public to disregard social media report of its shutting 340 branches nationwide.

Access Bank denies closing branches

As the structure of the lockdown has been relaxed, the branches will be reopened in a phased approach and with adherence to physical distancing guidelines.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Boko Haram: Police officers’ wives protest, demand husbands’ redeployment

Wives of police officers fighting Boko Haram in the North-East have told the Federal Government to immediately redeploy their husbands from the battling round.

Kano emir, Sultan, Ooni want fathers of Almajiri children arrested

The Emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi, and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, said yesterday that parents of Almajiri children should be arrested and not their children, for constituting a nuisance to the society. Sanusi also called for enactment of laws by state governments to tackle injustices in marriages.
Following his victory in the House of Representatives rerun election in Tudun Wada-Doguwa federal constituency of Kano State, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa has been reinstated as the Leader of the House of Representatives.

My father left over 40 children at 86 – Reps leader

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, has condemned those who criticised him for showing off his four wives and 27 children on the floor of the chamber, warning that it was against his private life.
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Kogi guber: PDP caution Governor Bello, APC against ethnic politics

Ahead of the November 16 Kogi State governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) to refrain from playing the ethnic card, and instead, get ready to face the consequences of the “serious issues of poor governance it foisted on the people of the state since 2016.”

Governor Bello: Over 55% of voters for President Buhari are women

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has revealed that well over fifty-five percent of the electorate who won the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election for President Muhammadu Buhari were women.

Kogi guber: Governor Bello hails minister’s contribution to APC victory

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has commended the contributions of the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, to the victory of All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015 and 2019 general elections.
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Cleric: Why most marriages are breaking up

Dr Daniel Onyemachi, Founder and Senior Pastor of Deeper Life Christian Centre, Singapore, says many marriages are breaking up because some men have left the responsibilities of catering for their families for their wives.

Police, vigilantes intimidated us into kidnapping – Repentant bandits

Some repentant bandits in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara, on Monday, explained why they took up arms against the people of the area.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

AFAN: Central bank anchor-borrower a loan scheme, not a free package

All Farmers Association (AFAN), Kaduna State has cautioned farmers on the CBN Anchor-Borrower Programe, saying it is a loan scheme meant to empower Nigerian farmers.
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Egypt imam warns against polygamy an ‘injustice’ for women

The grand imam of Egypt's top Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, has said polygamy can be an "injustice for women and children".
US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were locked in fierce fighting as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” in eastern Syria on Sunday, a war monitor said.

US backed SDF bombards IS in Syria in final push

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were locked in fierce fighting as they pressed the battle against the last shred of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” in eastern Syria on Sunday, a war monitor said.
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Saudi Arabia creates app to track women’s movement

Saudi Arabia has created an application that allows male guardians to track and prevent women from travelling due to the rise in the number of women recently fleeing the ultra-conservative kingdom.

House of Reps wants dialogue with Boko Haram to end insurgency

The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the executive to immediately commence negotiations with Boko Haram terrorists towards the cessation of hostilities and release of abducted citizens.
Lazio fans' flyer calls for women to avoid Stadio Olimpico's Curva Nord

Italian FA investigates Lazio ‘ultras’ call to ban women

The Italian FA has opened an investigation into calls from Lazio 'ultras' to ban women from part of the club's Olympic Stadium in Rome.

PDP alleges fresh plot to arrest Senators Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has uncovered a fresh plot to arrest Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.
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UN deputy chief takes message of hope to South Sudan

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed took a message of hope and peace to the conflict-torn South Sudan, saying the world will not give up on forging peace for the country.

Nigerian troops rescue 33 Boko Haram family members

The Nigerian military says its troops rescued 33 Boko Haram family members, including wives and children, during an operation in northeast Borno State.

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Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO fears ‘silent’ virus epidemic unless Africa prioritises testing

Africa has so far been spared the worst impact of the coronavirus, but the World Health Organisation is worried the continent could face a “silent epidemic” if its leaders do not prioritise testing for it, a WHO envoy said on Monday.
During a session with the club's media, Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo was surprised to receive a call from legend Andy Cole.

Manchester United fans sad over Odion Ighalo transfer update

Manchester United fans will be sad if Odion Ighalo leaves the club this summer.
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Report: Only 18% of NNPC’s 6,621 staff strength are women

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it currently has 6,621 staff strength both at its headquarters and across all its subsidiaries, division and offices nationwide.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

Boris Johnson: Britain to reopen thousands of shops as eases coronavirus lockdown

Britain will reopen thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.
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NDDC: Nobody is against forensic audit – Group

Contrary to the claims by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) that vested interests are against the Forensic Audit ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in October last year, the Niger Delta Renaissance Coalition (NDRC) has restated that all well-meaning Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and persons across the Niger Delta region and beyond support the long-desired forensic audit.