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COVID-19 : Nigeria’s Records 587 New Cases, Total Cases Now 17,735

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC on Wednesday reported 587 new cases of COVID-19, pushing the nation’s total infections towards to 17,735 NCDC in a tweet stated that the country has now confirmed at least 17,735 cases of the novel coronavirus with 469 deaths and 5,967 recovered patients. Nigeria is currently in the second phase of easing its lockdown …

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BREAKING: Nigeria records eight new cases, total number of Cases now 232

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced eight new cases of COVID-19. It said five of the cases are in Lagos, two  in the FCT and one in Kaduna State. In a tweet on its verified Twitter handle on Sunday evening, NCDC said: “As at 09:30 pm 5th April there are 232 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in …

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Nigeria Confirms 20 New COVID-19 Infections, Total Cases now 210

tal number of confirmed cases in the country to 210. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed this in a tweet on Friday, hours after it confirmed six cases of coronavirus in Osun State. A breakdown of the latest figure shows that 11 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Lagos, while three cases were confirmed in the Federal Capital …

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President Buhari Signs COVID-19 Regulations 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared COVID-19 a dangerous infectious disease. This according to Femi Adesina the special adviser to the President, is in line with the exercising of the powers conferred on Buhari by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and all other powers enabling him …

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COVID-19: FGN Approves Immediate Release Of N15bn to Lagos State, NCDC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate release of N15 billion to the Lagos State government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to tackle the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. In a series of tweets on Thursday, the President explained that the approval followed the extensive briefings he received recently on the state of the nation, …

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Coronavirus: U.S. overtakes China, Italy as world’s worst-hit by COVID-19

The United States overtook China and Italy on Thursday as the world’s worst-hit country by the raging coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. took the morbid distinction after new 14,336 confirmed cases were added. The record figure shot the country to the top of the table with 82,547 cases. China where the pandemic began late last year has 81,285 cases. Italy, the …

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Need For State Police In Nigeria

Nothing better justifies the need to now collectively push for the establishment of state police in Nigeria than the current security challenges facing the country and for which the police now seems overwhelmed. It is now common knowledge that the security of life and properties of the citizens remains a cardinal objective of setting up a government.

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Nigeria: Alcatel set to launch OneTouch Idol 4

The specifics of Alcatel’s OneTouch Idol 4 and Idol 4s has been revealed to the Nigeria market after its world launch. OneTouch Idol 4 will be the smaller of the two handsets. The smartphone will feature 5.2-inches display with 1080 × 1920 pixels screen resolution.

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Nigeria struggles as Buhari wrangles with budget, naira

When Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari finally swore in his cabinet in November, nearly six months after taking office, he hoped to shake off his nickname “Baba Go Slow”.

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Germany signals interest in Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas

Nigeria’s quest to expand its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market into Europe received a major boost on Thursday as a visiting German trade delegation indicated the country’s burgeoning desire for Nigeria’s gas supply.

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$3.9bn Fine: MTN hires top US attorney to challenge Nigeria

MTN Group has hired a former top United States law enforcement official to help challenge a $3.9 billion fine imposed by Nigeria for failing to disconnect unregistered users, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

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Ezeugo rules out Nigeria from AFCON 2017

Former Nigerian international, Emeka Ezeugo, has declared that the Super Eagles should forget their qualification for Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Nigeria and Italy Sign Agreement On Police Training And Logistics Supply

Nigeria and Italy on monday signed an agreement on intelligence sharing, capacity building and provision of logistics that will enhance the operations of the Nigeria Police Force. The signing of the agreement was witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Italian Prime Minister, Mr Matteo Renzi, in the State House in Abuja on Monday. In a statement issued by a …

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ELDEE DA DON STORMS NIGERIA FOR BIG HIT?

It seems YBNL boss, Olamide’s wish will be granted after he publicly announced that he badly wished to have a song with singer, Eldee Da Don, who had announced some months back that he is retiring from music.

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Osinbajo represents Nigeria at Davos World Economic Forum

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be attending this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to represent Nigeria at the annual global event.

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Pipeline sabotage: Nigeria loses N500m daily

As security agencies intensify the search for culprits behind the act, it has been established that the weekend’s attack on the Nigeria Gas Company’s pipeline connected to Chevron Nigeria Limited’s facility at Escravos, will impact negatively on the Olorunsogo NIPP plant (capacity 600MW), and other Power Plants.

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CHAN: Nigeria thrash Niger 4-1

Nigeria beat their neighbours Niger 4-1 in the African championship Chan in Rwanda. Moses Okoro opened the scoring for Nigeria just after half-time, before Elvis Chisom Chikatara, coming on as a substitute in the 57th minute, scored a hat-trick.

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Switzerland, Nigeria begin talks over return of $300m Abacha loot

Authorities in Switzerland are in talks to arrange the return to Nigeria of $300 million confiscated from the family of its former military ruler, Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s foreign minister said.

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Nigeria-Cameroon submarine cable system goes live

MainOne, a leading telecoms and network services provider in West Africa, has announced that the high capacity Nigerian-Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroun has been completed and went live last month. The new submarine cable system will address increasing demand for reliable broadband connectivity in Cameroun, and is a key component of the country’s strategic …

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Iraq bans poultry imports from Nigeria, other countries

Iraq has extended a ban on imports of frozen and live poultry products to cover two dozen countries, including Nigeria, China and South Africa, the government said on Sunday.

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EFCC Raids Home of Former Customs Boss

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday searched the Abuja residence of the immediate Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Inde Dikko.

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Boko Haram kills Scores in Cameroon

Members of the Boko Haram sect killed more than 100 people during an attack on the north Cameroon town of Fotokol, murdering residents inside their homes and in a mosque, a local civic leader said on Wednesday. “Boko Haram entered Fotokol through Gambaru early in the morning and they killed more than 100 people in the mosque, in the houses …

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3 Chad soldiers, 123 Boko Haram fighters killed in Cameroon

Three soldiers and 123 Boko Haram militants were killed when the Islamist group attacked a Chadian army contingent in northern Cameroon, the Chadian military said Friday. Twelve soldiers were wounded in the attacks staged by the Islamists on Thursday and Friday near the border town of Fotokol, according to a military statement read out on national television. Chad sent a …

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Okonjo-Iweala attacks Soludo, says he’s Nigeria’s worst CBN governor ever

The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Wednesday took the former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Chukwuma Soludo, to the cleaners over his criticism  of President Goodluck Jonathan’s management of the country’s economy, saying his comments amounted to committing “intellectual hara-kiri”. The Minister, who spoke through her Special Adviser on Media, Paul Nwabuikwu, accused Mr. Soludo of single-handedly mismanaging the …

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Chad joins Cameroun in fight against Boko Haram

The dreaded Boko Ha­ram terrorist group have freed two dozen hostages after a mass abduction by its militants in Cameroon, as Chad prepared Mon­day to engage in the in­ternational battle against the extremist group. Twenty-four of the 80 people taken hostage by Boko Haram in the north of Cameroon Sunday were released as Cam­eroonian armed forces pursued the Islamist ex­tremists, …

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Ghana President advocates for Multi-National Force to fight Boko Haram

Ghanaian President John Mahama on Friday said West African leaders would next week seek authority from the African Union to create a multi-national force to fight Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist insurgents. Any such force will represent the most robust international response yet to the militants who have killed thousands over the last year in their campaign for an Islamic caliphate. …

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Chad-bound plane detained by Nigeria has ‘AK-47s, bullet proof vests’ found on board

A Russian airplane intercepted by Nigerian authorities Saturday on its way to neighbouring Chad, was transporting a large cache of AK47s and bullet proof vests, and other items, the News Agency of Nigeria has reported. Security operatives at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on Saturday seized the plane which landed at the airport at about 2a.m. as a …

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State of Jersey to return £315 million Abacha loot to Nigeria

The State of Jersey, the biggest territory in the Channels Island, is set to return to Nigeria £315 million stolen by a former military head of state, Sani Abacha. The Ballif of Jersey, Michael Birt, stated this at a dinner in honour of Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Dalhatu Tafida, during a State visit to the Island. Mr. Birt, …

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Nigeria terminates U.S. military training as relations between both nations worsen

The animosity between the Nigerian government and its American counterpart has deepened with the Nigerian government cancelling a plan to have the United States military train a battalion of the Nigerian army to confront the extremist Boko Haram sect. Nigerian officials did not provide reasons for the decision Monday, but the United States government said it regretted the move. “At …

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EXCLUSIVE: Boko Haram sacks entire Nigerian Army battalion, confiscates all arms, ammunition

The terrorists arrived suddenly at 4:00 p.m. that ill-fated Wednesday, November 5, catching the Nigerian soldiers and their commanders off-guard. As they invaded the headquarters of the 174 Battalion, Abadan Local Government Area of Borno State, located close to the Nigerian border with Niger, the Boko Haram insurgents, in hundreds, began to shoot sporadically in all directions. According to witnesses, …

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