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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wears a protective mask after a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan April 17, 2020. Kiyoshi Ota-Pool via REUTERS

Japanese premier pledges swift aid to areas affected by torrential rains – reports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to swiftly implement an aid package for the country’s areas hit the hardest by the recent landslides and floods driven by torrential rains.
Lion Heart Genevieve Nnaji

Oscar 2021: Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso named Academy members

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Film director, Akin Omotoso, have been selected as members of the 2020 class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Japan has said it will approve the antiviral drug, Remdesivir, to treat coronavirus patients on Thursday.

Japan to approve drug for coronavirus treatment on Thursday

Japan has said it will approve the antiviral drug, Remdesivir, to treat coronavirus patients on Thursday.
The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.

Zamfara: Coronavirus killed Emir of Kaura

Coronavirus complications took the life of the Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara, Alhaji Ahmad Asha, the Zamfara Government has said.

PDP: Supreme Court can’t reverse self on Zamfara

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday insisted that the Supreme Court has no option than to dismiss the pending application by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to review its judgment on the Zamfara State governorship election matter.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in Japan has recorded 70 more cases of Covid-19, as China’s death toll edges past 1,660. Franck Robichon-EPA

Coronavirus: Two former passengers from Japan cruise ship die

Two elderly former passengers from the coronavirus-wracked Diamond Princess died Thursday, Japanese authorities said, as fears mount for those who have left the ship after testing negative for the virus.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in Japan has recorded 70 more cases of Covid-19, as China’s death toll edges past 1,660. Franck Robichon-EPA

88 more people test positive for coronavirus on Japan cruise ship

An additional 88 people have tested positive for coronavirus on a quarantined cruise ship off the Japan coast, the health ministry said Tuesday.
Runners, some wearing masks, compete on Sunday in a marathon in Kumamoto city, western Japan. AP

Tokyo marathon cancelled over coronavirus

Organisers said Monday they are cancelling the amateur portion of the Tokyo marathon, affecting around 38,000 runners, on fears about the spread of the new coronavirus in Japan.
The Diamond Princess docked in Yokohama. More than 200 Australians who have been quarantined on the ship will be flown by Qantas charter flight to a former workers’ camp outside Darwin. Anadolu Agency-via Getty Images

99 more coronavirus cases confirmed on cruise ship in Japan

Japan’s Health Ministry said on Monday that 99 more people on a quarantined cruise ship in the port of Yokohama have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases on the vessel to 454.
[FILE] Medical staff clad in protective gear prepare to provide care for suspected coronavirus patients onboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 7, 2020. Another 41 people on a cruise ship quarantined off Japan have the new coronavirus, the country’s health minister said on February 7, confirming more on board will now be tested for the illness. Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP

Six new coronavirus cases found on Japan cruise ship

Six more people on a cruise ship off Japan are found to have the new coronavirus, the government said Sunday, bringing the number who have tested positive on board to 70.
A Japanese man with a suspected coronavirus infection has died in hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the Japanese foreign ministry said Saturday.

Japanese with suspected coronavirus infection dies in China

A Japanese man with a suspected coronavirus infection has died in hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the Japanese foreign ministry said Saturday.
In the latest round of an unusually public spat between host city Tokyo and the International Olympic Committee over the 2020 Games marathon, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike on Friday demanded detailed reasons for moving the race to northern Japan.

Tokyo to ‘strengthen testing’ for coronavirus before Olympics

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike promised Sunday to implement “thorough measures” to protect people from the deadly coronavirus in the run-up to this summer’s Olympic Games.

Governor Yari’s convoy attacked by aggrieved APC members

Seven aggrieved governorship hopefuls, including the deputy governor, Ibrahim Wakkala, had organised a rally in Gusau on Sunday, where a multitude of their supporters turned out to receive them.

Senator Marafa: Why Governor Yari should resign

Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum, Senator Kabiru Marafa, yesterday said that the Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari was supposed to resign as a governor if he has conscience for saying that he had resigned as the Chief Security Officer of the State.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara governor inaugurates APC elders committee

Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara on Friday inaugurated a 46-member Elders’ Committee to reconcile aggrieved members of All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state.

Zamfara acting government commends joint military operations

Zamfara Acting Governor Ibrahim Wakkala has commended the joint military operations in fighting armed bandits in the state.
Abdullahi Shinkafi

Zamfara banditry claims 3,000 lives, gulps N17 billion – official

The ongoing banditry in Zamfara State has claimed over 3,000 lives with the state government spending some N17bn in the past seven years on fighting the problem.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara: We have spent over N17 billion on security

The Secretary to the Government of Zamfara State (SSG), Prof. Muhammad Shinkafi, has disclosed that the state government has spent over N17billion in its quest at finding lasting solution to the lingering insecurity issue that has been ravaging the state in recent times.

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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 arrest father over ‘incarceration’ of 30-year-old son

The Police Command in Kano, says it has arrested a father, Aminu Farawa, for allegedly incarcerating his 30-year-old son, Ahmed Aminu, for seven years without proper feeding and medication.
The transportation commissioner, Frederick Oladeinde, made this known at the 2020 ministerial press briefing held in Lagos.

Lagos reverses 10% service charge for trips in e-hailing platforms

Lagos State Commissioner for Transport, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, hinted that the state government has reversed the plan to impose 10 per cent service charge on every trip made through e-hailing platforms like Uber and Bolt, just as the commencement date for the implementation of the levies to be imposed on the operators was moved by a week to August 27, 2020.
On the podium are Governor, Obaseki (left) and Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu (right), acknowledging cheers from his supporters in Ward 7, Agbede, Etsako West Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo State, during the party campaign rally in Edo North Senatorial District.

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki urges electorate to stay to defend their vote

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has urged the electorate in the state to go out and vote massively on the Sept 19, governorship election.

Premier League breaks silence on Newcastle takeover collapse

Premier League CEO Richard Masters has said Newcastle's proposed new owners turned down the league's offer of independent arbitration regarding their takeover bid, resulting in the collapse of the club's sale.
Alex Otti

Former Abia governorship candidate dumps APGA for APC

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State in 2015 and 2019 elections, Alex Otti, has declared for the All Progressives Congress (APC).