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BREAKING: Reps To Grill Lai Mohammed, Investigate Legality Of Twitter Ban

The House Representatives are set to invite the Minister of Culture and Information, Lai Mohammed, and investigate the legality of the Twitter ban by the Federal Government. The decision was reached on Tuesday during the plenary. Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila during the plenary said the House recognizes that Twitter is a very important means of communication. According to …

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Insecurity: About Least 200 Islamiyya Students Kidnapped In Niger again!

At least 200 students of an Islamiyya school located at Tegina in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been abducted. One person was shot dead while another lays critically injured after gunmen carried out the kidnap operation at about 4:30pm on Sunday. A resident of the area Zayyad Mohammed confirmed the incident to Channels Television via telephone. Mohammed …

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Meet the new Nigeria’s envoys-designate

After months of delay, President Muhammadu Buhari finally endorses ambassadorial postings, which include the country’s first female ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Uzoma Emenike. As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expected to expedite actions on their resumption, Read profiles of some of the envoys. Nigeria is set to have its first female ambassador to the United States of America. …

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UNILORIN researchers recommend pineapple in COVID-19 management

A team of researchers at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) have established the capacity of Bromelain derivable from pineapple fruits in the management of COVID-19 cases. According to the University of Ilorin Bulletin issued on Monday, the discovery is in conjunction with Prof. Bamidele Owoeye, the Head, Department of Physiology, and Mr Ahmed Bakare, a PhD candidate at the university. …

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Corruption: AGF Otunla and Abdullahi Dikko refund N8.2billion

To avoid prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC), two retired top civil servants, Accountant-General of the Federation, Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla, and an ex-Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Inde Dikko have disclosed how they refunded N8.2billion loot to the treasury. Otunla, AGF between 2011 and 2015, and companies linked …

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Nigerians Warms to Stay Off Northern Cyprus schools

Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has alerted and warned Nigerian parents against sending their children to universities in Northern Cyprus over the incessant killings of Nigerians. According to her, it was too risky to send children to the schools there as Nigerian students had been killed there mysteriously without any conclusive investigations carried out. Dabiri-Erewa said …

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Resident Doctors Threaten Strike Action Over Unpaid COVID-19 Allowance Amongst Other Demands

The National Association of Resident Doctors on Saturday issued a 14-day ultimatum to the government to address some of their pending demands, including the non-payment of COVID-19 inducement allowances. If the demands are not met by the end of the ultimatum, the doctor’s union threatened to embark on an industrial strike. The doctors issued the warning at a press briefing …

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Edo and Ondo gov polls: INEC to recruit 38,887 officials

In build up for the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states, the Independent National Electoral Commission says it will recruit and deploy 38,887 officials for the two states’ elections. The commission noted that the ad hoc staff would respectively serve as Returning Officers, Local Government Area Collation Officers, Registration Area Collation Officers, Supervisory Presiding Officers, Presiding Officers, Assistant …

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Police re-organisation: PMB approves New Zonal Commands

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a major re-organisation of Nigeria Police Force, creating a full-fledged intelligence unit cut out of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, and five new zonal commands, among other structural changes. “Mr President approved that the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) be excised from the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) to be a full-fledged Department to be headed …

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IGP Repeals Order On Movement Of Essential Workers and Media

The Inspector-General of Police has rescinded an order restricting the movement of essential workers amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Earlier on Tuesday, Channels Television reported on how essential workers were restricted from moving within Lagos at the beginning of the 8 pm curfew imposed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. According to security officials enforcing the order, health workers …

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Buhari Appoints Prof. Ibrahim Gambari As New Chief Of Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed renowned diplomat and former Minister of External Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha announced the appointment before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. Following his appointment, Professor Gambari has arrived at the Presidential Villa for the …

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Covid-19: Nigeria Records 386 New Cases, Total Infections Now 3,912

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 386 new COVID-19 cases in the country, taking Nigeria’s total cases to 3,912. This is the highest number of new cases recorded in a day. Of the 386, the NCDC said in a tweet, 176 were reported in Lagos, 65 in Kano, 31 in Katsina, 20 in the FCT, and 17 …

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PMB Appoints Former IGP Suleiman Abba, Chairman BoT of Nigeria Police Trust Fund

Pursuant to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Establishment Act 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of retired Inspector-General of Police, Barrister Suleiman Abba, CFR, Mni, as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund. The President also approved the appointments of the following as Executive Secretary and members of the Board respectively: Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto – …

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Petrol Depot Price reduced to N108, Diesel N164

Following removal of fuel subsidy on premium motor spirit (PMS) otherwise called petrol, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) has announced reduction in the ex-depot price for petrol and automotive gas oil (AGO), otherwise called diesel. The new ex-depot price for petrol is now N108 per litre for the month of May while ex-depot price for diesel is now N164 …

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Nigeria is airlifting its Citizens in UAE on Wednesday, UK on Friday, US next Monday – Minister

The number of Nigerians in foreign countries anxious to return home is almost 4000. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, gave the figure on Monday at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Onyeama, who said the country currently lacked the capacity to accommodate those willing to return, asked them to exercise more patience just as …

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COVID-19: It is Premature to Relax Lockdown — Nigerian doctors

•Ask government to learn from Ghana’s experience The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on Friday spoke against the decision of the Federal Government to relax the stay-at-home order. The umbrella body of Nigerian doctors described the move as premature and can potentially expose more Nigerians to the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. The association warns that the country could experience a bounce in …

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COVID-19: Figures of Infected health workers rise from 40 to 113 in one week

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie  Ehanire, on Thursday, revealed that 113 health workers had been infected with COVID-19. Ehanire, who disclosed this at the press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja,  said they included workers in the public and private health facilities. He, therefore, reiterated his advice to health workers that it was dangerous to …

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About 40 Health Workers Tested Positive For COVID-19 —Minister of Health

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says about 40 health workers have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. Dr Ehanire disclosed this on Thursday during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He, therefore, appealed to medical workers in the frontline of the COVID-19 fight to always protect themselves while …

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Tribute to Abba Kyari by Mamman Daura

BY MAMMAN DAURA Coronavirus is a law, yet lawless unto itself. As of yesterday it has claimed 183,424 lives worldwide and 28 Nigerians. One of those lives lost was Malam Abba Kyari’s, Chief of Staff to the President. Malam Abba succumbed to complications after contracting and recovering from Coronavirus a week today. Malam Abba Kyari was a man blessed with …

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Nigerian Governors Agree On Two-Week Inter-State Lockdown

The 36 state governors in Nigeria have recommended a two-week national inter-state lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country. This decision was taken during a meeting of the governors on Wednesday, a day after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed 117 new coronavirus cases in the country with total infections rising to 782. Chairman of the …

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Ramadan: Sultan Asks Muslims To Look Out For Moon

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed Nigerian Muslims to look out for the moon of Ramadan 1441 AH from today. Ramadan is the ninth month in Islamic Calendar and the compulsory fasting month in Islam. Abubakar gave the directive yesterday in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, …

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COVID-19: 26% Of Nigeria’s Cases are From ‘Unknown Source’ – NCDC

Twenty-six per cent or 203 of the 782 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria as of April 21 are from unknown sources, according to a report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The NCDC’s situation report for Tuesday also showed that 27 per cent or 210 of the cases in the country involved people with travel history, 35 per …

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Covid-19: WAEC and NECO remain postponed indefinitely – Minister

 The Nigerian government has reiterated the indefinite postponement of this year’s West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO) due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Both examination bodies had earlier announced the postponement of their exams. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made the stance of the government known at the daily Presidential …

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Buratai’s Super-Camp attacked by Boko Haram

Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday attacked the Army Special Super Camp at Ngamdu, a border town between Borno and Yobe states where the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has relocated, to launch a final onslaught on the terrorists. The attack occurred barely 72 hours after Gen. Buratai sent a message to defeat the insurgents within a …

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FCT Residents Deny Receiving Money, Expose Discrepancy In Government Welfare Claims

Nigerians living in Abuja, the country’s capital, who are intended beneficiaries of the COVID-19 palliatives, have denied receiving any amount of money or relief materials from government. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Farouq, had said 2.6 million vulnerable persons benefited from the Federal Government’s cash transfer intervention programme. She said 11 million households have been identified …

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BREAKING: Boko Haram Terrorists Burn Houses, Loot Shops In Adamawa Village

Boko Haram terrorists have attacked a village in Adamawa State, destroying residential buildings and looting shops. The terrorists attacked Kirchinga under Madagali Local Government Area of the state on Monday night, razing no fewer than five houses. A source told SaharaReporters that the terrorists in large numbers arrived the village in pickup vans and motorcycles at about 4:00pm. The Boko …

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President Buhari orders Customs to release 150 trucks of seized rice to 36 states

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered distribution of 150 trucks of rice seized by Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to the 36 states of the federation. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists at a news conference in Abuja on Monday. The news conference was on the fiscal stimulus measures in …

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COVID-19: Reps Seek Two-Month Free Power Supply To Nigerians

Members of the House of Representatives are set to consider a fresh Stimulus Bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for two months to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Speaker of the House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila, in a statement issued on Saturday, noted that the proposed Bill will help in boosting the economy …

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FG Approves Use Of Stadiums, NYSC Camps As Isolation Centres

The minister of Youth and Sport, Sunday Dare stated that the Federal Government has approved the use of four stadiums in the country as isolation centres in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. These include the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos; Liberty Stadium Ibadan; M.K.O Abiola Stadium, Abuja and Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. Also, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) …

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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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