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Coronavirus Updates Health NAN

COVID-19 : Adamawa government shuts all public, private schools

Adamawa Government has directed all schools to close down academic activities on Friday, March 27 as a preventive measure against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to the state. The directive was contained in a statement by the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Wilbina Jackson and made available to journalists on Thursday in Yola. Read more

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NAN News

Alleged N54.3m fraud: Court fixes May 14 for continuation of John Umesi trial

An FCT High Court Maitama on Monday fixed May 14 for continuation in the trial of a Deputy Director of the National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) John Umesi, charged with N54.3 million fraud. Umesi was on Oct. 3, 2019, re-arraigned before Justice Jude Okeke, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Read more

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Emir Sanusi to Beggars: If you must beg, beg govt not individuals

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Saturday called on people who beg for alms or other forms of assistance from individuals and relatives to instead direct their begging to the government. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sanusi made the call at the National Conference on Alarammomi (Qur’anic Teachers) organised by Read more

No land for herders in Edo, go to Sambisa for Ruga settlement, Obaseki tells FG/newsheadline247
NAN Politics

Edo: Ex-NNPC boss plots to unseat Obaseki, reels out nine-point agenda

Chris Ogiemwonyi, a former Group Managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has rolled out his nine-point agenda that would serve as major pillars of development blueprint if elected as next Governor of Edo. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Ogiemwonyi, a former minister of State for Works, stated this on Saturday Read more

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Health NAN

Coronavirus Alert: WHO deploys experts to support Nigeria’s response plan

An official of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dhamari Naidoo, says the agency has deployed a team of experts to support Nigeria’s response plan on coronavirus. Ms Naidoo, WHO’s Nigeria Technical Officer in Health Emergency Programme, said this at a meeting to build the capacity of journalists on how to report coronavirus on Friday in Read more

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Reps member Mutu remanded over alleged N320 million fraud

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) and Gas Resources, on Monday, appeared in a Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged graft of N320.1 million. Mutu was arraigned before Justice Folashade Giwa-Ogunbanjo on 11-count charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). While the EFCC is the plaintiff, the lawmaker, Read more

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CAN commends FG over release of Sowore, Dasuki

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has commended the Federal government for ordering the release of former National Security Adviser (NSA), retired  Col. Sambo Dasuki, and the leader of #RevolutionNow Movement, Mr Omoyele Sowore. The President of  CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle,  expressed the view in a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant, Media Read more

newsheadline247.com/Lagos-Ibadan Rail: Amaechi detects ‘compromise of standards,’ halts construction
AGENCY REPORT NAN

Lagos-Ibadan Rail: Amaechi detects ‘compromise of standards,’ halts construction

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday, ordered stoppage of work at Omi-Adio Railway Station under construction of Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line over alleged compromise of standards by the contractor. Mr Amaechi gave the directive when he got to the station during his monthly routine inspection tour of the ongoing project which he Read more

NAN News

Nigerian lawmakers tackle ECOWAS MPs over border closure

Nigerian representatives at the ECOWAS Parliament have berated Members of Parliament from its West African neighbours over unfriendly criticisms over the decision of Nigeria to close its borders. Reacting to questions and comments from the MPs who criticized the border closure, Hon. Idris Wase who leads the Nigerian delegation said that the critics of the Read more