Thursday, April 2, 2020

Coronavirus: Buhari’s Daughter Reunites with Family after Isolation

One of President Muhammadu Buhari's daughters, who recently returned from the United Kingdom, has reunited with the family after being in self-isolation for two weeks. Her mum, Mrs Aisha Buhari,

Omo-Agege Condemns Killing of Youth in Warri, Demands Thorough Investigation

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has condemned the alleged gruesome killing of Joseph Pessu by men of the Nigerian Army enforcing the stay at home order

Breaking: Lagos Discharges 11 COVID-19 Patients

Lagos State Government has discharged another 11 coronavirus patients from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, after recovering from the virus.  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who made the announcement on Thursday noted

COVID-19: Oyetola Signs Osun Emergency Prevention Regulations, Violators Risk Six-month Imprisonment

In a bid to enforce the lockdown order with a view to preventing the spread of Coronavirus in the state, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday, signed  Diseases (EmergencyPrevention) Regulations 2020.

COVID-19: Osun Records Six New Cases

Osun State Government on Thursday confirmed that six more Ivory Coast returnees tested positive for coronavirus. Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, confirmed that all the 127 returnees had been

COVID-19: Buhari Orders Prompt Payment of Salaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning to ensure that Nigerian civil servants get their salaries paid promptly. Buhari gave the directive on Thursday

Saudi Arabia Imposes 24-Hour Curfew on Mecca, Medina

Saudi Arabian authorities have extended curfew restrictions on Islam’s two holiest cities to 24 hours to stem the spread of coronavirus. This was due to the fact that the number

Buhari Mourns Emir of Jere

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with government and people of Kaduna State over the passing of Emir of Jere, Dr Sa’ad Usman. President Buhari urged them to find solace in

Buhari Hails Awujale of Ijebu Land on 60th Coronation Anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Awujale of Ijebu Kingdom, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, on his 60th anniversary on the throne. The respected monarch on Thursday becomes one of

Philippines Ambassador Dies of Coronavirus 

The Philippines’ ambassador to Lebanon, Bernardita Catalla, has died of coronavirus on Thursday, according to a statement.  Philippines’ department of foreign affairs in the statement said the official's death was

FG to Refund Expenditure on Federal Roads to State Govts

Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, on Thursday, pledged the commitment of the Federal Government to refund expenditure on the...

Buhari Sympathises with Britons over Terrorist Attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Wednesday’s terrorist attack near the United Kingdom Parliament Building at Westminster, London. The President, who sympathized with the British Prime...

Senate Approves $500m Eurobond to Fund 2017 Budget

The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to raise additional $500 million eurobond from the international capital market to take care of the...

Senate Committee Praises Shittu on ICT University

The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has been commended by Senate Committee on ICT and Cyber-Crime for his initiative on the proposed establishment...

1.8bn People Exposed to Unsafe Water Sources Globally- UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says no fewer than 1.8 billion people across the world are at risk of contracting cholera for drinking...

Buhari mourns General Abisoye

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of Major-General Emmanuel Abisoye (Rtd) who died last week at the age of 81. The late retired...

Alleged N400m Fraud: Metuh Asks Court to Suspend Trial

The former spokesman of the PDP, Olisah Metuh, has asked the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, to suspend hearing in his matter, pending a...

Reps Urge FG to Revive Primary Healthcare Centres in Nigeria

The House of Representatives on Wednesday in Abuja urged the Ministry of Health to ensure that all primary healthcare centres in the country are...

Senate Calls for ‘Unfit’ Hameed Ali’s Resignation

The Senate has declared Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd), as unfit to hold the office. The lawmakers, therefore, asked...

Sanusi Commends Med-view Airline for Extending Flight Operations to Kano

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II on Wednesday commended the management of Med-view Airline for extending its domestic flight operations to Kano State. Sanusi...

Scottish Parliament to Approve Plan for Second Independence Vote

Scotland’s devolved parliament is expected to approve First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s plan to open formal talks with the British Government on holding a second...

Women’s Achievements, Scandal Top Google Searches

Google said on Wednesday that achievements, contributions and a scandal involving women, topped the list of internet searches last week. Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications...

Multiple blasts kills 8 in Maiduguri

At least nine lives were lost in Maiduguri  Borno state capital as five suicide bombers attacked in the we early hours of Wednesday killing four persons...

US Identifies 10 Terrorists’ Target Airports 

The United States Government on Wednesday announced its readiness to enhance security procedures for passengers at certain points of departure airports to the U....

Ali Fails to Appear at Senate, Chamber Meets Closed-door

The Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd), on Wednesday, failed to appear before the Senate, contracy to a directive of the...

Why I Won’t Appear Before Senate on Wednesday – Ali

The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd), said on Tuesday that he would not honour the Senate invitation on...

Niger Delta Contractors Get Ultimatum to Return to Site

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has issued fresh directives towards the implementation of current administration’s new vision for the Niger Delta. Osinbajo issued the directives at a...

Mock Marriages among Students may Dampen North’s Enrollment Drive of...

Against the background of the scandal that rocked Sa’adu Zungur Special School, Bauchi where students engaged in mock marriage, the Kafin Madaki Old Students...

Senate Probes N298m SUV Linked to Saraki

The Senate has commenced investigation into an allegation that an armoured Range Rover car seized by the Nigeria Customs Service belongs to the President...

Gov Ahmed Reiterates Commitment to Improve Education

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara on Tuesday reiterated the commitment of his administration to improve the quality of education at all levels in the...

Court Suspends Trial of Col. Nicholas Ashinze over Media Publication

The Federal High Court Abuja, on Tuesday suspended the ongoing trial of Col. Nicholas Ashinze until the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) puts...

Massive Road Construction to Boost Wheat, Rice Production — Ganduje

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State said on Tuesday that the massive roads construction in the state would boost wheat and rice production. Ganduje told...

INEC to Seek SIECs’ Collaboration on Distribution of Uncollected 7.8m PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it was considering collaboration with States Independent Electoral Commission (SIECS) to effectively distribute 7.8 million uncollected Permanent...

Xenophobia: 5 Nigerians Attacked in S/Africa Again

The Nigeria Union in South Africa, on Tuesday said five Nigerians had been attacked in Polokwane, Limpopo Province of that country in renewed xenophobic...

NASS, Presidency Cooperation Panacea for National development- Senate Leader

The National Assembly and the Presidency will continue their mutual cooperation for the development of the country and the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s...

Buhari Receives Goodwill Calls from Egyptian, Gambian, Ghanaian Leaders

The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, called Tuesday to wish President Muhammadu Buhari good health after his extended medical break in London. The Egyptian...

We Must Probe Dino Melaye’s Certificate Scandal- Ndume

Former Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, has called on the Upper Chamber to investigate the certificate scandal involving Senator Dino Melaye. An...

Buhari Condemns Wanton Killings, Commiserates with Benue

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Benue State on the recent attack on a market in Zaki Biam by...

OPERATION ‘AURE’: The Northern Military Counter-Rebellion of July 1966 (3 of...

By: Nowa Omoigui​​ Misunderstanding and Suspicion Indeed, misunderstandings and suspicions in Ibadan and Kaduna led to the deaths of Major S. A. Adegoke (who was accused...

CAF President Steps Down as Madagascar Senate Leader

Newly elected Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad has stepped down as Vice-President of the Madagascar Senate. Ahmad, who is also the Madagascar...

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