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Barely a year after the Ministry of Aviation debunked the claim that it ordered the relocation of agencies’ headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, the Ministry has once again directed the parastatals to move their corporate headquarters to the capital city.
The Police Command in Kaduna on Thursday confirmed the abduction of the Vice-Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC), Kaduna State chapter, Shu’aibu Idris-Lauge, and his daughter.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated three additional laboratories, bringing the total number of laboratories in the country to 23.
The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said that there are now 60,657 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 53 countries across Africa.
No fewer than seven patients died of coronavirus-related complications in Kano and Ogun states on Friday.
According to data obtained from the World Health Organisation, no fewer than 4,012 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ghana.
A statement by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, said positive COVID-19 test results have been recorded from seven local government areas, comprising of Giwa, Igabi, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Makarfi, Soba and Zaria.
The statement signed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, also said seven Covid-19 cases have been recorded in seven local government areas of the state, namely: Giwa, Igabi, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Makarfi, Soba and Zaria.
A 66-year-old man was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State, for trafficking an 18-year-old lady to Mali for forced labour and prostitution.
The Supreme Court in Abuja on Friday nullified the conviction and sentencing of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, for corruption because the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Liman, lacked the powers to deliver judgment in Kalu’s trial as at the time he did.
The Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC) has said that the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 54,027 in the past 24 hours in 53 countries across the continent.
The United Nations on Thursday more than tripled its appeal to help vulnerable countries combat the spread and destabilising effects of the coronavirus pandemic, asking for $6.7bn to help 63 nations, mainly in Africa and Latin America.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers on internal security operations in Benue state have killed the leader of a notorious kidnap group Terugwa Igbagwa aka Orjondu.
Up to 190,000 people in Africa could die of coronavirus in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, the World Health Organisation warned on Thursday.
International Labour Organisation, ILO, has said the COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures across the globe will increase poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers by 56 percent in low-income countries.
The United Arab Emirates authorities paid for the flight tickets and coronavirus testing for some Nigerians evacuated from the country on Wednesday, the head of the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said .
The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the prosecution of the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, over alleged fraud.
He said: “I believe that a lot of people go into marriage without being prepared to make the necessary sacrifice, so at the slightest provocation, they are ready to opt out and that is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s supposed to be a union for life. For better for worse.”
The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, declined a request by former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for an interim injunction to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and panel of inquiry that was set up by the state government, from further investigating alleged financial infractions he committed while in office.
This was announced by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while speaking to State House Correspondents the weekly Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Iyaganku, Oyo State, on Monday ordered a 20-year-old bricklayer, Sodiq Raifu, who allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl, remanded in police custody, pending legal advice.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, says no fewer than 109,823 beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme are now business owners.
Cuba on Wednesday partially reopened its borders to international tourists in keeping with measures adopted by the government as part of the country’s post–pandemic recovery plan.
The Appeal Court in Abuja, on Wednesday fixed July 16 to hear an appeal filed by former Rivers All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman Caretaker Committee, Isaac Ogbobula.
Heavy rains in southern Japan have triggered flooding and mudslides, killing at least two people, while more than a dozen are missing and many others stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said on Saturday.