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Breaking: Health Ministry Confirms First Case Of Coronavirus In Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed the first case of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria. The health minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire, confirmed the case in a statement issued in the early hours of Friday, February 28, 2020. According to the statement, the case involves an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and just […]

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No officer has right to check your phones, Police tell Nigerians

A former Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, Dolapo Badmus, has said that officers of the Nigeria Police Force have no business with the mobile devices of Nigerians, adding that officers engaging in such an act are harassing the citizens. Badmus stated this while speaking at the ongoing Social Media Week 2020 in Lagos […]

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No proper screening of passengers for Coronavirus at Nigerian airports, says Senate

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, indicted the Federal Ministry of Health for not putting serious measures in place to prevent the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria. He, therefore, urged the Senate Committee on Primary Health Care to further liaise with the Ministry to intensify screening of passengers at the nation’s airports […]

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Ozomma Awards For Excellence; Creating Opportunities For Igbo Kids In Germany (Photos)

The Ozomma Awards for excellence is an annual event instituted by Ozomma, with maiden edition held in February, 2015, on his birthday. The annual event is in promotion of Igbo language and good behavior among kids in Munich, Germany. Through the awards, Igbo language school was established last year in Munich, Germany. Among the guests, […]

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Forget Igbo Presidency in 2023; It would be difficult for any Igboman to win the election, MASSOB tells South-East

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has told  the South-East  people not to contest the  2023 presidential poll. MASSOB said it would be difficult for any Igboman or woman to win the election. Speaking on the  telephone  with Punch correspondent on Wednesday, MASSOB  Director of Information, Sunday Okereafor, said  the […]

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Fr. Mbaka speaks again…

Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (Amen), Rev. Fr. Ejke Mbaka has said those who plot to destabilise Nigeria would receive dire punishment from God. In his homily, yesterday at the weekly prayer at the Umuchigbo Nike Enugu state adoration ground he berated those blaming the present government for the harrowing experience Nigerians […]

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Nigerian soldier shoots 4 colleagues, self dead

A Corporal of Nigerian Army serving at the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Army Super Camp 15, located at Malam Fatori, Borno State, has opened fire on colleagues killing four and injuring two others before killing himself. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, in a statement, said the sad incident took place […]

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I’ll appeal this bad judgement against my client, says Metuh’s lawyer

Abel Ozioko, counsel to Olisa Metuh, says he is ready to appeal the judgment of the federal high court in Abuja which sentenced his client to 39 years in prison. Okon Abang, the trial judge, had convicted Metuh, a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on seven counts of money laundering. On counts […]

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SERAP Condemns Bill Seeking Immunity For Lawmakers In Nigeria

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the passing of a bill seeking to give leaders of federal and state legislatures immunity from prosecution for corruption. SERAP in a statement issued by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare on Tuesday, said the move is tantamount to ripping up the nation’s constitution. The organization, therefore, […]

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Bill Seeking Immunity For Lawmakers From Prosecution Scales Second Reading In Nigeria

A bill seeking to extend immunity to cover Presiding Officers of Legislative Institutions has scaled second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill which was sponsored by Representative Odebunmi Olusegun was supported by the majority of the lawmakers who say it is important to safeguard the sanctity of the National Assembly. In supporting the […]

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Breaking: Court sentences Metuh to seven years imprisonment

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, to seven years imprisonment on corruption charges regarding his activities preceding the 2015 presidential election which his party lost. Justice Okon Abang delivering judgment at the proceedings which lasted over six hours convicted Metuh […]

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PDP to demand Buhari’s removal by Supreme Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Monday it will ask the Supreme Court to reverse its judgment which ratified the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The opposition party is also set to challenge the apex court judgment that revalidated the election of Governors Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Abdulahi Ganduje (Kano), Aminu Masari (Katsina) and Adegboyega […]

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‘Nigerian Government not recording calls, others’ – Minister

The Federal Government has described as fake, the news suggesting  that all devices are now connected to the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy’s systems for the commencement of the recording of phone calls and monitoring of all social media platforms and fora. The malicious message also further discourages citizens from sharing any messages or […]

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Catholics in Nigeria to wear black on Ash Wednesday

Catholics across Nigeria will wear black attires on Ash Wednesday as a sign of mourning and solidarity with the victims of kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country. A statement of the Catholics Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), to be read at masses across Catholic churches on Wednesday, said the church is aware of […]

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Abacha Loot: Nigerian Government Denies Planning To Pay Bagudu $100m

The Nigeria government has denied reports that it is planning to hand over about $100 million of the money looted by former Head of State, Sani Abacha, to the governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu. In court papers filed before the District Court for the District of Columbia in Washington DC, as reported by Bloomberg, […]

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Nigerian government releases N386 million to fight Coronavirus

The Federal Government has released N386 million to two health agencies to strengthen Nigeria’s preparedness to combat Coronavirus (COVID19). The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Mr Abdulaziz Mashi Abdulaziz,  told reporters in Abuja that  the amount was released by the government in two batches. He said: “While the first batch of N71 million […]

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Edo Police apologise for slapping SUG President

Police in Edo State have tendered unreserved apology to students of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, for slapping the President of the Student Union Government (SUG), Osamagbe Eghobamien. The apology followed a protest by students of the institution, during which they blocked the busy Benin/Auchi highway, took to streets of Ekpoma town and later sat […]

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Nigerian Pastor on deliverance mission dies in his sleep, a day to the exercise

A pastor who is to perform deliverance on a family in Anambra State has died in his sleep, a day to the exercise. It was gathered that the pastor was invited to Anambra from Warri, Delta State. A member of the family, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Punch correspondent that the development was […]

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