Nigeria records 182 new cases, total nears 9,000

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday rose to 8,915 as 182 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control...

Ogun unveils guidelines for ‘reopening economy’

The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has released the guidelines for reopening the state’s economy on Monday. Mr Abiodun disclosed this in an address...

Fire razes crowded Cameroonian prison

A fire tore through an overcrowded maximum security prison in Cameroon’s port city of Douala on Thursday leading to the hospitalisation of three prisoners...

BEfore you crucify Dr Pantami, by Oluwakemi Ola

For some days now, there have been cocktails of media blitzkrieg on the altercations between the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora...

Nigerian govt rallies support for Adesina

The Nigerian government has rallied support for the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina. A letter by the Nigerian Minister of Finance, Budget...

COVID-19: Nigeria may use chools, hotels as isolation centres

The federal government will consider using schools and hotels as isolation centres for COVID-19 patients if the need arises, an official said. The Minister of...

FG dissolves governing councils of two universities

The federal government has approved the dissolution of the governing councils of two universities in the country. The universities are the University of Port Harcourt,...

Reps to investigate breaches in interstate travel ban

The House of Representatives has asked its relevant committees to liaise with security agencies to investigate the reports of breaches in interstate travel ban. This...

COVID-19: 29 health workers tested positive, recover in Jigawa

The Jigawa State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), on Thursday, said 29 health workers who tested positive for coronavirus in the state...

Ex-Gov Alao-Akala heads committee to reconcile APC members in Oyo

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has inaugurated its reconciliation committee constituted to reconcile all aggrieved members in the state. The committee, led...

Nigeria records more deaths from other diseases than COVID-19

Nigeria has recorded more deaths from hospitals’ refusal to attend to patients with other illnesses than from COVID-19 virus, the Secretary to the Government...

28 states at risk of flood

No fewer than 102 local government areas in 28 states are at risk of flooding, according to the 2020 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO), released...

Abia declares COVID-19 patient wanted

The Abia State Government has declared wanted a man it said disappeared after testing positive for COVID-19. The government said the man, Emmanuel Ononiwu, had...

8.5 million Nigerians suffering from hearing impairment – Expert

The President of the Speech Pathologists and Audiologists Association in Nigeria (SPAAN), Julius Ademokoya, a professor, says no fewer than 8.5 million Nigerians are...

Osun CJ releases 13 inmates of Ile-Ife Correctional Centre

The Chief Judge of Osun, Adepele Ojo, on Thursday freed 13 inmates of the Kosere Correctional Centre, Ile-Ife. Mrs Ojo freed the inmates while leading...

Why Buhari signs Executive Orders

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, says the recently signed Presidential Executive Orders are aimed at complementing the...

Programme to employ 774,000 Nigerians starts October, Minister announces

The federal government has unveiled the details of its plan to employ at 1,000 persons from each of the 774 local government areas in...

Buhari reacts as ’50 killed’ in fresh attacks in Sokoto

Armed attackers on Sunday and Wednesday invaded Sabon Birnin Local Government Area of Sokoto State and killed over 50 people as they celebrated Eid...

Tunde Demuren marks 4th wedding anniversary with Toolz

Tunde Demuren took to Twitter to declare his love for his wife, Toolz, to mark their 4th wedding anniversary. Sharing a photo taken on their...

NSE All-Share Index down 0.22 per cent

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) trading indices on Thursday lost N29 billion or 0.22 per cent, with market capitalisation closing at N13.115 trillion compared...

Edo inaugurates 300-bed isolation centre, molecular lab

The federal government has applauded the Edo State Government as the state inaugurates a 300-bed isolation centre and molecular laboratory in Benin. Inaugurating the facilities...

Nigerian govt opens technical bid to monitor implementation

The Federal Ministry of Justice on Thursday opened technical bids for Consultancy Service to monitor the implementation of Abacha loot III. The News Agency of...

Obasanjo rallies support for Adesina

A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged African leaders to rally round and support Akinwunmi Adesina, the embattled president of African Development Bank...

Africa’s COVID-19 cases hit 123,000 – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday reported that COVID-19 cases in Africa as of May 26 had risen to over 123, 000. The WHO...

DJ Cuppy to host Apple Music’s first African radio show

Apple Music, the world second largest audio streaming provider has named the musician daughter of billionaire, Femi Otedola, Florence Otedola, who is popularly known...

CBN slashes interest rate, MPR, to 12.5%

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday reduced the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) to 12.5 per cent, from 13.5...

We did not ask Adesina to step down for probe —-...

The Bureau of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday denied asking the bank’s President, Akinwumi Adesina, to step...

Japan confirms 63 new COVID-19 cases amid new cluster concerns

Japan’s Health Ministry and local authorities said there were 63 new COVID-19 cases confirmed nationwide, with 21 detected in Kitakyushu in the south western...

COVID-19: Ebonyi quarantines 206 returnees

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has announced that 206 returnees are currently being held at the 40 withholding quarantine centres for COVID-19 spread...

Father Mbaka joyful as Enugu governor inaugurates 13km road

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Thursday, amid jubilation, inaugurated the 13-kilometre Nike Lake Junction-Harmony Estate-Amorji Nike- Adoration Pilgrimage Centre –Orie Emene road,...