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FG lifts ban on interstate travels

Written by on 29 June 2020

The Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on interstate travels with effect from July 1, provided such journeys are made outside curfew hours. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja on Monday. Mustapha said, “I am pleased to […]

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FG approves the reopening of schools for graduating students

Written by on 29 June 2020

The Federal Government on Monday announced that students in graduating classes in primary and secondary schools are allowed to resume classes in preparation for the various examinations. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja on Monday. He said expected […]

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I built three rooms with Abiola’s money Ajunwa

Written by on 18 June 2020

Olympic gold medallist, Chioma Ajunwa, says she built a three-room apartment with a cash gift from late businessman and politician, Moshood Abiola, in 1991. Speaking with our correspondent on her fond memories of the late philanthropist, police officer Ajunwa said the 24-karat gold the fallen Pillar of Sports in Africa also gave her after winning […]

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Nigeria Governors Forum agree to declare state of emergency on rape

Written by on 11 June 2020

The Nigeria Governors Forum(NGF) has agreed to declare a state of emergency on sexual and gender-based violence against women and children. They also renewed commitment to ensuring that offenders face the full weight of the law. This was contained in a communique signed by the Chairman of the NGF, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, after the forum’s […]

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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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