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13 Imo lawmakers test positive for COVID 19

Thirteen out of the 37 members of the Imo State House of Assembly have tested positive for COVID-19. Although details of the lawmakers were not readily available, one of the lawmakers had previously been announced as COVID-19 positive prompting the Speaker, Chiji Collins, to shut down the assembly complex for fumigation. Imo third COVID-19 case, …

Anambra assembly shut for three weeks over COVID-19 fear

The Anambra House of Assembly was on Tuesday forced to adjourn plenary for three weeks to allow fumigation of offices and surroundings of the assembly complex, as fear of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic heightened in the state. The resolution for a break was reached at an executive session, and was announced by Speaker of the House, …



COVID-19: Oyo modifies resumption date for students as teachers resume June 29

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has modified the resumption date for Primary six, Junior Secondary School III and Senior Secondary School III students in the state. The Task Force, which rose from a two-and-a-half-hour meeting on Monday, reviewed the state of preparedness of the schools ahead of the planned resumption. Nurses protest as 15 …

Ezekwesili, others tasks FG on women education

A former Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili; Country Representative, Nigeria -Malala Fund, Ms. Crystal Ikanih-Musa, and a human rights lawyer, Ms. Mary Izobo, have urged the Federal Government to take more positive actions on women and girl child education in the country. They made the call during a virtual discussion (webinar) hosted by Ms. …

Nurses protest as 15 health workers test positive for COVID-19

Nurses in Ondo State on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest against what they called increasing cases of COVID-19 just as they accused the government of not doing much to help them. Daily Trust gathered that ten nurses and five doctors, as well as other health workers in the state, contracted the virus within the last …

Akeredolu denies giving lawmakers N10m each to impeach deputy

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has denied report that he was inducing the state lawmakers with N10m each to impeach his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, who recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Mr Tope Okeowo, the Deputy Chief Press Secretary, had earlier on Tuesday alleged that 26 lawmakers of the state House of …

Benue villagers desert homes over communal clash

Villagers at the bordering communities of Konshisha and Oju Local Government Areas of Benue State on Tuesday deserted their homes following renewed crisis over land dispute. Locals told our correspondent that fresh crisis in the affected areas began after a farmer from one of the border villages went to farm on a disputed piece of …



Tennis Star, Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19

World Tennis number one, Novak Djokovic, has tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday and apologised to all individuals who contracted the virus after playing in an exhibition tournament he organised. Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, Croatia’s Borna Coric, and Viktor Troicki have previously tested positive after playing in Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition tournament in Serbia and …

COVID-19: Kaduna Assembly directs compulsory test on members

The Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Alhaji Yusuf Zailani has directed all workers of the Assembly, including  lawmakers to submit themselves for compulsory coronavirus tests. This was made known to journalists by the Deputy Chairman House Committee on Health, Mr Ali Kalat, on Tuesday in Kaduna. Saudi Arabia lists six conditions for …

Benue records first COVID-19 death

Benue State has recorded the first death from COVID -19. Our correspondent gathered that the incident occured on Monday. Why Nigeria is not recording many COVID-19 deaths COVID-19: Nigeria announces 675 new infections, death toll now 525 A daily update as posted by a member of the State Action Committee on Coronavirus, Bemgba Iortyom, indicated …

COVID-19: Gov. Ugwuanyi grants relief, incentives to taxpayers

In furtherance of his administration’s efforts in cushioning the effect of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic on residents of Enugu State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has granted tax relief and incentives to taxpayers in the state. The governor’s decision was contained in a statement by the Chairman of the Enugu State Internal Revenue Service, Prince Emeka …
COVID-19: Gov. Ugwuanyi grants relief, incentives to taxpayers

EFCC drags illegal Indian oil dealer to court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Lagos on Tuesday, arraigned one Rahul Pathania, an Indian, and a vessel, M.V. Bount, before Justice Rilwan. M. Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State. He was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on illegal dealing in petroleum products. The defendant was arrested …
EFCC drags illegal Indian oil dealer to court

Ondo election: Guns, dangerous weapons being displayed openly – APC aspirant cries out ahead of primary

Olaide Owolai Adelami, one of the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirants for the forthcoming Ondo State election, has raised the alarm over rising security threats in the state ahead of the party’s primary. The governorship aspirant expressed his concerns in a statement issued by the Adelami Lamilaka Campaign Organisation on Tuesday in Abuja and …
Ondo election: Guns, dangerous weapons being displayed openly – APC aspirant cries out ahead of primary

Court stops Abiodun from demoting 75 coronet Obas appointed by Amosun

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta has on Tuesday, ordered the reinstatement of the of the 75 coronet Obas, who were demoted by Governor Dapo Abiodun. The Obas, DAILY POST recalls, were appointed by former Governor Ibikunle Amosun at the twilight of his administration. But on assumption of duty, Abiodun set up a …
Court stops Abiodun from demoting 75 coronet Obas appointed by Amosun

Ondo Deputy Gov, Ajayi accuses Akeredolu of bribing lawmakers with N10m each for his impeachment

The embattled Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, on Tuesday, accused Governor Oluwarotimi Akerdolu of plans to impeach him. The Deputy Governor accused his boss of giving out N10 million each to entice lawmakers in a bid to meet the requirement of two-third majority in order to carry out the impeachment on him. Ajayi …
Ondo Deputy Gov, Ajayi accuses Akeredolu of bribing lawmakers with N10m each for his impeachment

How Jonathan’s Minister, Turaki allegedly diverted money for youth programme – EFCC witness

The trial of former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, began on Tuesday, before Justice Inyang Ekwo, of the Federal High Court, Abuja. The first prosecution witness narrated how money meant for sensitization and enlightenment of Muslim youth on hate speech and religious intonation was allegedly diverted by Turaki. Turaki …
How Jonathan’s Minister, Turaki allegedly diverted money for youth programme – EFCC witness

COVID-19: NFF reveals plans to end Nigerian football league season

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed that discussions are being held as to how to end the 2019-20 domestic league season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The League Management Company (LMC) had proposed a four options to end the league, including a Point-Per-Game (PPG) method after the Federal government announced that it had no …
COVID-19: NFF reveals plans to end Nigerian football league season

Niger Police arrest suspected bandit in possession of AK49 rifle

The Police in Niger State have arrested a man suspected to be an armed bandit, with an AK49 rifle. The suspect is allegedly one of the criminals involved in the rain of terror on communities in Sarkin-Pawa, Shiroro Local Government Area of the state. The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP. Wasiu Abiodun made this …
Niger Police arrest suspected bandit in possession of AK49 rifle

Deployment of personnel at APC secretariat for maintenance of order – Police

The Nigeria Police Force, NPC, on Tuesday confirmed that it deployed its personnel to the National Secretariat of the All Progressive Congress in Abuja. It also said the deployment was a proactive move by the Force to maintain peace and ensure there is no breakdown of law and order at the Secretariat. EFCC spokesman, DCP …
Deployment of personnel at APC secretariat for maintenance of order – Police

Man remanded for allegedly raping two girls in Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates‘ Court, on Tuesday, remanded one Taiwo Odetunde in a custodial center for allegedly raping two girls, aged 13 and 14. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Adefumike Anoma, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered that he be remanded pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public …
Man remanded for allegedly raping two girls in Ekiti

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