Govt inaugurates panel of inquiry for Alanonugwa, Odekpe crisis

IN A bid to ensure sustainable peace among communities in the state, Gov. Obiano has inaugurated an eight- member  panel of inquiry to look into Alanonugwa and Odekpe communal crisis, both from... Read more »

Lawmakers call for fencing of Nkpor nursing institute

ANAMBRA State House of Assembly has appealed to the state government to reconstruct the perimeter fencing of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Nkpor. This is to help to improve security within the... Read more »

FG condemns reopening of worship centres indicts govs for COVID-19 spread

THE Federal Government has cautioned governors to rethink their decision to lift ban on congregational, adding that the Coronavirus pandemic was still much with us. Secretary to the Government of the Federation... Read more »

Elections to hold despite pandemic – INEC

INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved a policy to conduct elections despite the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria. INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus... Read more »

COVID-19: Nigeria’s toll rises above 7,000 as states record 339 new cases

NIGERIA reported 339 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing its total infections to 7,016.   The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control stated this in a tweet via its official... Read more »

Auto crash kills two, injures 12 in Anambra

AN AUTO crash that killed two persons along Onitsha-Owerri Expressway also fatally injured 12 others around Ihiala in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State today. An eyewitness said the crash occurred... Read more »

PTF decries high purchase of hydroxychloroquine by Nigerians

THE Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has decried the rate of purchase of hydroxychloroquine by Nigerians.   While addressing reporters in Abuja yesterday, Chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha, warned the citizens... Read more »

Customs seize suspected hard drugs worth N1b in Lagos

Comptroller of Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Olugboyega Peters, with some senior officers at the Command Headquarters in Lagos.   The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has... Read more »

Passenger plane carrying 98 people crashes in Pakistan

A PAKISTANI passenger plane with nearly 100 people on board crashed into a residential area of the southern city of Karachi today. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane was close to landing... Read more »

10 family members test positive for COVID-19 in Kaduna

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State today said that out of the 18 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the state, 10 were members of the same family. El-Rufai stated this in... Read more »

Immigrations arrests 24 Togolese, Nigerians at Ogun border

OPERATIVES of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) have arrested 14 Togolese nationals and 10 Nigerians at Ajilete and Ilase border posts in Ogun State.   The Service Public Relations Officer, Sunday James,... Read more »

FG, states partner on economic stability plan

MEMBERS of the National Economic Council rose from their first virtual meeting today with a resolution to ensure a more effective synergy between the Federal Government and the sub-nationals especially in matters... Read more »

WHO records highest daily number of COVID-19 cases

THE World Health Organisation has said it had registered a new daily record number of COVID-19 cases as it quickly neared the “tragic milestone” of five million total infections.   UN agency’s... Read more »

Man U’ FC lose £28m to COVID-19

MANCHESTER United’s English striker Marcus Rashford arrives onto the pitch to warm up for the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Manchester United   The coronavirus pandemic has cost Manchester... Read more »

COVID-19: Nigeria records breakthrough in producing cheaper testing kits

THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has successfully validated the first phase of the viral Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) extraction which would enable local production of cheap testing kits for COVID-19.  ... Read more »

COVID-19: Trump sends 1,000 ventilators to Nigeria

UNITED States President, Donald Trump has said that he has sent 1,000 ventilators to Nigeria to help save lives from the COVID-19 pandemic. Questioned on his claim of enough ventilators to share... Read more »

COVID-19 may increase school drop-outs, girl-child enrolment ― Minister

MINISTER of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, says the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to affect girl-child education and increase number of school drop-outs in the country.   Mrs Tallen expressed her concern on... Read more »