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Police nab robbery suspect, recover gun in Imo State 

Written by on 28 May 2020

The Police in Imo State have arrested an armed robbery suspect, Maduabuchi Duru. He was arrested on May 25, at Ubomiri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state in possession of a locally-made pistol. The Police Spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, made it known on Thursday that the suspect was arrested by […]

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[COVID-19] Kogi rejects NCDC result, insists state still virus free

Written by on 28 May 2020

The Kogi State Government has rejected the two cases reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). On Wednesday, the State Commissioner for health, Dr. Saka Haruna Audu, in a press statement described the claim as a fallacy. He said, “Kogi State till this very moment is COVID-19 free. We have developed the full […]

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Buhari writes Reps, request fresh $5.513bn loan

Written by on 28 May 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives to request for the approval of fresh external borrowings totaling $5.513bn. Buhari, in the letter read by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on Thursday, said the funds were for 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical projects, and some states […]

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[Children’s Day] Seyi Makinde reassures Oyo Children of his Commitment to Free, Quality Education

Written by on 27 May 2020

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has reassured the children of the state of his administration’s commitment to ensure free and quality education. This is as he felicitated with children in Oyo State on the occasion of the 2020 Children’s day. The Governor who spoke through the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, […]

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Police rescued Kidnapped siblings in Ebonyi State

Written by on 27 May 2020

The Police Command in Ebonyi State has rescued two siblings, aged five and 10, who were abducted from their home in Abakaliki at gunpoint. The Command Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Loveth Odah, made this known in an interview on Wednesday in Abakaliki. He alleged that the kidnappers robbed the mother of the siblings of […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria records breakthrough as NCDC validates viral RNA extraction

Written by on 22 May 2020

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has successfully validated the first phase of the viral Ribonucleic Acid extraction which should enable local production of cheap testing kits for coronavirus. The validation took place on Thursday in the laboratory of the National Biotechnology Development Agency in Abuja. The Director-General of NABDA, Prof. Alex Akpa, told the […]

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COVID-19: Buhari bars govt officials, others from paying Sallah homage

Written by on 22 May 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari said that in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus, there is no need for government officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim and Christian religious leaders, and children to pay him Eid-el-Fitr homages at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He explained that his decision was in compliance with the safety measures put […]

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Covid-19: We ‘ve released 3,751 inmates so far -NCoS

Written by on 21 May 2020

The Nigerian Correctional Service said it has released 3,751 inmates comprising convicts and awaiting trial persons who met the criteria set by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy. President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the release of the inmates as part of measures to decongest the custodial centers and curb the spread of COVID-19. […]

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COVID-19: 40 health workers discharged in Kano

Written by on 21 May 2020

Kano State has discharged forty out of the fifty health workers that got infected with COVID-19 at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano. The government said the discharged persons tested negative for the virus upon treatment at the state isolation center. This was contained in a statement by the Assistant Director, Information and Public Affairs […]

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COVID-19: China denies Trump’s accusation

Written by on 21 May 2020

China offered a low-key rebuttal to the United States President Donald Trump’s accusation of mass killing on Thursday, with a foreign ministry official insisting the country did its best to protect lives during the pandemic. Tensions between the US and China have been on the rise as the deadly coronavirus, which first surfaced in the […]

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