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Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Federal government yesterday extended the ease of lockdown in the country by another four weeks, saying coronavirus was now in 536 of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

High turnout of students as schools resume for exit class in FCT

There was a high turnout of students as schools resumed in Abuja following the Federal Government’s directive that schools should reopen for students in exit classes.
National Universities Commission (NUC),

NUC begins assessment of universities ahead resumption

The National Universities Commission (NUC) said it is collecting data from universities to assess their readiness for resumption of academic activities.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Troops destroy wanted Benue militia leader’s hideout

The Nigerian Military said on Sunday night that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke acting on credible human Intelligence traced wanted Benue Militia leader and kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza alias “Gana” to a hideout in Tse-Audu village in Akate ward, Donga LGA of Taraba state but noted that he and his gang members escaped a dawn raid before they could be caught.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest two over alleged raping of minors in Adamawa

Police in Adamawa has arrested two suspects for alleged raping of two minors in Jambutu, Yola North Local Government Area of the state.
Taraba State Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku

Tiv-Jukun crisis: Ishaku constitutes commission of inquiry

Following the persistent and lingering crisis between the Tiv and Jukun in parts of Taraba State, Governor Darius Ishaku on Monday constituted a seven-man commission of inquiry to examine the issues surrounding the crisis and proffer lasting solutions.

Nigerian government inaugurates governing councils of 13 universities

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has inaugurated the governing councils of 13 federal universities in the country.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ absolves personnel as Tiv leaders accuse troops of raping their women

The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, on Saturday denied allegation of leaders of Tiv people in Taraba State under the aegis of Tiv Cultural and Social Association (TCSA) accusing Nigerian military personnel deployed in Taraba State of raping their wives and daughters and also destroying their properties in the name of manhunt for bandits in Southern Taraba.
A suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, Hamisu Wadume, as been re-arrested.

Court rejects ‘kidnap kingpin’ Wadume’s bail application

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, rejected the bail applications filed by the suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, popularly called Wadume, and six others.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Troops eliminate bandits, arrest kidnap kingpin in Taraba, Benue

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have eliminated four armed militia men at Rafin Kada in Wukari Local Government Area and Yojaa in Donga Local Government Area of Taraba.
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano quarantines 431 almajirai from Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara

Kano State Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi Kiru, has said the state has quarantined no fewer than 431 almajirai before they would be evacuated to their respective states.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria: 10 die of coronavirus in Kano, Ogun, three other states

No fewer than seven patients died of coronavirus-related complications in Kano and Ogun states on Friday.
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 orders arrest of blogger, others over ‘defamation’

Taraba state police command has arrested Mr Miracle Mark, a Taraba based blogger, and others for alleged defamation of character, following a complaint against the accused by the state governor Darius Ishaku.

Taraba group seeks federal government’s intervention in Tiv/Jukun crisis

The Tiv Cultural and Social Association, Taraba state has called on the Federal Government to urgently intervene in the recurrent Jukun, Tiv conflict which has rendered thousands homeless in southern Taraba.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria records 148 new coronavirus cases, total now 2,950

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday recorded 148 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 2,950.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

NCDC: Another lockdown most likely if Nigerians don’t observe social distancing

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the federal government might be forced to implement another lockdown if Nigerians do not comply with social distancing measures, leading to a new explosion of infections.
The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.

Zamfara emir dies in isolation

The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill eight bandits in Katsina gun battle

No fewer than eight bandits and two villagers were killed when bandits attacked Zamfarawa village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

NAF commissions 114 medics, as President Buhari demands absolute loyalty to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday reminded the military of their sacred duty to protect Nigerians irrespective of ethnic or religious backgrounds.

Rotary organises free hepatitis, liver screening for Abuja community

The Rotary Club of Abuja, District 9125, on Saturday, organised free hepatitis “B and C” screening as well as Liver Scan for residents of Piwoyi, a suburb located on the airport road, Abuja.
Folasade Yemi-Esan

HoS: Nigerian government to transform civil service with technological innovations

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it has commenced aggressive deployment of technological innovations to transform the nation’s public service sector to effectively discharge its mandate to the nation.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: No real pastor will engage dangerous thugs to subvert will of electorate

Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, has challenged Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state to reconcile the pious posture he bandied on national television on Saturday morning, with the directives he gave to known political thugs in a video that went viral recently.