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COVID-19 Lockdown/Restrictions: FG warns violators

      … plans to reach 11m people nationwide for palliatives       Violators of the Federal Government’s restrictions following a lockdown of some states and the Federal Capital...

COVID-19 Social Distancing : Police Nab Deviant Masquerader In Ogun

  For violating the federal and state governments’ directives on social distancing and public gatherings, a masquerader who came out in the intense heat of...

COVID-19 Lockdown: NNPC says its loading depots ‘ll remain operational

  …assures of nationwide product availability, seamless supply In line with the Presidential directive. the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced measures to guarantee seamless...

COVID-19 claims Europe returnee, bringing fatalities in Nigeria to 2

      A second death has been recorded in Nigeria from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire. Announcing this on Monday during...

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Lockdown: President Buhari signs COVID-19 Regulations 2020

  President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared coronavirus a dangerous infectious disease. President Buhari Monday signed...
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Unubiko Foundation donates hand sanitizers to Abam communities in Abia, mounts radio enlightenment

Unubiko Foundation, a non-governmental organization, has heeded the clarion call of government for support in the fight against COVID-19 by providing about 10,000 bottles...

Oyo state Gov Makinde tests positive for coronavirus

Oyo state governor Seyi Makinde has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.   " I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I...

FG Declares Anambra, Bayelsa, Ekiti, Delta lockdown illegal

The federal government has declared the lockdown of Anambra, Bayelsa, Benue, Delta, Ekiti, Osun, that has left travelers in agony as illegal. SGF Boss Mustapha...

Covid -19 : Shun scaremongers, fear epidemic, polytechnic rector tells Nigerians  

  As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the world, Nigerians have been urged to refrain from scaremongering and `` epidemic of fear ’’ and...

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Business

Fidelity Bank In Upward Swing, Posts Pre-Tax Profit Of N30.4Bn in 2019

  With a good performance record, Fidelity Bank Plc has announced a profit-before-tax of N30.4 billion representing growth by 21...

World Bank, IMF call on bilateral creditors to suspend debt payments from poor countries

  The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund, with immediate effect, have called on all official bilateral creditors to suspend debt payments from International...

Covid-19: Nigeria’s Bankers’ Committee/CBN inject N3.5trn into economy

    … announces extra lending from banks by companies, individuals In response to the impact of COVID-19 on global and the Nigerian economy, monetary and fiscal...

Ease of Doing Business: Osinbajo hails World Bank ranking of Nigeria,  urges commitment for sustainable growth

  Impressed with the progress Nigeria has recorded in the Ease of Doing Business and its position in the World Bank rankings, Vice- President Yemi...

Fidelity Bank Receives Delegation From Bank of Beirut

  The  Managing Director of Bank of Beirut Sophoklis Argyrou, during the week paid a courtesy to Fidelity Bank Plc and the delegation was received...

Reps laud NIRSAL MD, endorse agency’s agribusiness development drive

  Buoyed up by NIRSAL’s efficient service delivery, the House of Representatives has lauded efforts to reposition the risk-management agency as a major driver of...

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COVID-19 Lockdown : Winners’ Chapel donates ambulances, safety kits, food to Lagos, Ogun States

    Living Faith Church Worldwide  a.k.a Winners’ Chapel International has donated ambulances, test kits, personal protective device (PPE) to the...

 NAFDAC approves Chloroquine mass production after clinical trials in China

  For possible clinical trial treatment of COVID-19 patients, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)...

29-year-old newspaper suspends print edition after its reporter contracts COVID-19 

      After one of its reporters tested positive for the coronavirus, Viet Nam News, the country’s largest English-language newspaper, has suspended...

COVID-19: UCH CMD, Prof. Otegbayo, Nigeria Immigration CG, Babandede test positive 

  Latest report about the COVID-19 pandemic confirms that the Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Prof....

What triggered Akure explosion, by Gov. Akeredolu

  The multiple explosion which occurred about two kilometres to Akure Airport in the wee-hours of Saturday was triggered by...
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Health

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 NAFDAC approves Chloroquine mass production after clinical trials in China

  For possible clinical trial treatment of COVID-19 patients, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved mass production of...

Epidemic of Fear: Addressing Misinformation and Panic in Infectious Disease Outbreaks – Dr. Oreh

  By Dr Adaeze Oreh A few weeks ago,Masaka,the last patient receiving treatment for Ebola, the deadly viral haemorrhagic disease was discharged in the Democratic Republic...

Groom’s death few hours to wedding shocks, grieves bride, families, church

  A bride, families and church in Jos, Plateau State, have been thrown into grief following the sudden death of a groom, Samuel Yarling few hours...
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Sports

Paolo Maldini, son test positive for coronavirus

  AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini and forward Daniel Maldini have both tested positive for Covid-19. Milan hadn't previously had any players affected by Covid-19,...

Tokyo Olympics will go ahead, says Japan’s prime minister

    Japanese Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe said that the Olympics will take place as scheduled in Tokyo this summer.   “We will overcome the spread of the...

Premier League and EFL suspended until 3 April at earliest

  All league football in England has been suspended until at least 3 April as a result of the spread of coronavirus. All Premier League games,...

Coronavirus: Champions League, Europa League postponed

  All Uefa competitions, including Champions League and Europa League matches due to be played next week, have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The...

Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi tests positive for coronavirus

    Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has tested positive for coronavirus.   “Callum displayed symptoms similar to a mild cold on Monday morning and has not been at...

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta tests positive for coronavirus

  Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus. In a statement the club said Arsenal employees who have had recent close contact with...

World News

Japan-bound aircraft carrying COVID-19 medical supplies crashes in Philippines, 8 on board feared dead

  A Japan-bound plane conveying coronavirus medical supplies from the Philippines has crashed after taking off, killing all the eight people on board, a report said. The aircraft, bound for Haneda, Japan, crashed at Manila International Airport in the Philippines. It had reportedly...

29-year-old newspaper suspends print edition after its reporter contracts COVID-19 

      After one of its reporters tested positive for the coronavirus, Viet Nam News, the country’s largest English-language newspaper, has suspended its daily print.  The newspaper announced...

High Number of Chinese Tourists Responsible for Italy’s Coronavirus Woes – US Task Force

  Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, said Thursday that Italy has been impacted particularly badly by the...

British Prime Minister  Boris Johnson Says Tests Positive For Coronavirus

  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has in a dramatic style announced he is suffering from coronavirus. Johnson said he had tested positive for the disease...

US Embassy, State Department Scramble to Arrange Flights For Stranded Citizens in Nigeria

  The United State's Mission in Nigeria has urged all citizens stranded in the country to enroll in the Smart traveler Program to get up...

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Entertainment

Davido says his fiancé Chioma has coronavirus

  Music star Davido said Friday that his fiancé has tested positive for the coronavirus. He made the announcement on his Twitter page. Hey everyone ! I...

COVID-19 : LASG raises fears of more cases in  Lagos, orders attendees at Eko Hotel AMVCA to self-isolate now

Worried by possible fresh cases of the virulent Coronavirus in Lagos State, the State Government has alerted residents that attendees at a recent African...

Music Star Seal Reveals He Suffered From Anxiety, Panic Attacks

  The 57-year-old has had a glittering career spanning three decades  - but admits he still worries. Nigerian born musician, singer and song writer Seal, became famous...

News From MDAs

Coronavirus: No Villa shutdown lurking, says Presidency

  Denies banning of some media houses Says no need to panic   The Presidency on Wednesday has given reason this week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC)...

Minister Enjoins Nigerians To Maintain Safety Procedures Against Covid-19

The Honourable Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uche Sampson Ogah has enjoined Nigerians and his beloved people of Abia State to...

Buhari approves appointment of 16 permanent secretaries 

  President  Muhammadu Buhari has given approval  for  the   appointment  of  new Permanent Secretaries to replace Permanent Secretaries from 16 states to replace those who will retire in...

Investigation

Septuagenarian Lagos chief strips himself of insignia, engages in free-for-all

      A septuagenarian traditional chief, who breached the rules of decorum of his office and threw punches at some men in the open, has been...

Ticket hoarding, racketeering, inflation, over crowded train…the hassles of Rigasa train station

It was a Sunday morning, and I needed to catch-up with the 10 a.m train from Kaduna to Abuja. I left for the Rigasa...

Maryam Uwais changed her mind about resignation, persuaded to stay in SIP

  The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment Programmes (SIP) Maryam Uwais may have changed her mind about resigning in wake of the...

Oil & Gas

COVID-19 Lockdown: NNPC nods uninterrupted petrol supply

  …says it has robust stock and supply plans, warns against panic buying The nation’s petroleum industry leader, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has advised...

NNPC, Upstream operators, announce N11bn intervention to combat COVID-19

  An intervention fund of N11 billion ($30 million) has been announced by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and 31 players in the upstream...

FG cuts oil benchmark to $30 per barrel for Budget 2020

The Federal Government on Wednesday proposed the reduction of oil benchmark from $57 to $30 per barrel which it projected  for 2020 Finance Act. The Minister of...
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Columnist

How Different These Times Are – Senator Babafemi Ojudu

Woke up this morning and  ruminated over all we did as journalists under President Ibrahim Babangida and Gen. Sani Abacha. I was prompted to do...

The Corona Virus Challenge, Nigeria and Other Responses by Reuben Abati 

  The biggest threat to our collective humanity today is not the suspected threat of a Third World War, but a corrosive, debilitating, murderous pathogen...

Saraki vs. Abdulrazaq: “O to ge” by Reuben Abati 

      ON January 24, at the Federal High Court in Ilorin sitting over the matter of Asa Investment vs. Attorney General of Kwara State, counsel representing the...

New Electricity Tariffs: Questions by  Reuben Abati  

  The Buhari administration has given Nigerians a most unusual and disturbing New Year Gift, in the form of a proposed increase in electricity tariffs,...
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Crime

Alleged N3bn fraud: Ex-HOS, Oyo-Ita, gets N100m bail

  A temporary reprieve came for a former Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, and two others, who were hauled up before a...

Two men arraigned in court for spitting on traffic police

    For allegedly spittling on a traffic police on duty, two men have been apprehended and hauled up before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Surulere,...

Octogenarian-woman in fatal plunge from four-storey house

    Amid a depressed atmosphere, an octogenarian-woman violently bade the world a goodbye as she punged headlong from a four-storey building in Awada area of...

In Ekiti, man faces trial for sex romp with pregnant she-goat 

  After his arrest and interrogation, a 22-year-old man, Sunday Ogaji, who allegedly had sex romp with a pregnant she-goat in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti capital,...

Articles & Opinion

Nigeria Ports Authority: From a failed government agency to a bastion

  Swinging from failure file to an emerging better run, biggest and efficient regional ports in Sub-saharan Africa, the story of a hitherto ailing and...

Alleged NCAC financial infractions: Who is lying?

    By TOMO  AKOSA     Since its creation in 1975, the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) – Nigeria’s foremost public agency charged primarily with the...

Paper Presentation: DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

By Prince Clem Ikanade Agba   I am pleased to be here with you as a Guest of Honour at this National Conference. I have been intimated to the goal of this conference, which...

Buhari is ignoring Nigerian judges, we must not let him get away with it

By Kolawole Olaniyan   President Muhammadu Buhari’s government record on the rule of law is chilling. Since assuming power on May 29, 2015, Mr Buhari has...