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Table Tennis: Oshonaike sets African record, qualifies for seventh Olympics

Fellow Nigerian, Offiong Edem, also qualifies for the Tokyo Olympics.

House of Representatives. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of the house of reps]

Reps summons BOA over repayment N81bn anchor borrowers loan

The House of Representatives wants BOA to clear issues on the bank’s inability to recover the N81 billion loan disbursed to farmers.

Nigerian musician, Naira Marley. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Naira Marley]

Alleged Internet Fraud: Naira Marley counter’s EFCC documents in court

Naira Marley’s trial for his alleged involvement in credit card fraud continued on Friday.

A medical staff member takes the temperature of a man at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in China on Jan. 25. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images

10 myths about coronavirus – WHO

To check misinformation and fake news about coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has exposed 10 myths about the viral disease.

R-L: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folasade Jaji and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, during a press briefing on the first case of Coronavirus in the State at Lagos House, Marina, on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Lagos coronavirus patient ‘in stable condition’ – Sanwo-Olu

Although he tested positive to the virus, the patient is yet to show any respiratory symptoms

Osagie Ehanire

Coronavirus: Why infected Italian was not detected at Lagos airport – Minister

The health minister said contact tracing has begun for those who may have had contact with the Italian.

NHRC

Civic groups urge Nigeria’s rights commission to act on “anti-democratic” bills

The groups said they were concerned with “deliberate attempts by the State to close the democratic space…”

EFCC Officials

EFCC detains blogger over “fake” Twitter post

The blogger had apologised for his false post.

Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

Coronavirus: What Buhari govt must not do – Atiku

Mr Abubakar called on the federal government to be proactive in its approach to the coronavirus

WADATA PLAZA, Abuja, National secretariat for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

PDP blames Buhari for coronavirus in Nigeria

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Nigerian government in the early hours of Friday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country.

Coronavirus [PHOTO CREDIT: FDA]

Italian infected with coronavirus earlier visited Ogun — Official

The federal government releases N386 million to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Port Health Services to strengthen preparedness to combat Covid-19.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Lagos begins identification process

The Federal Ministry of Health on Thursday confirmed that an Italian national, who entered Nigeria on February 25, had tested positive to COVID-19.

Amotekun, a model of community policing started by South-West governors [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

South West Houses of Assembly reject Miyetti Allah’s request to join Amotekun

The Amotekun bills have been passed and lawmakers say they had no reason to include MACBAN or respond to their demand.

Femi Falana

Falana challenges governors to demand return of billions missing from federation accounts

Mr Falana says although the constitution provides that Nigeria shall be a federal republic, the political elites ruling the country have preferred to retain the distorted version of the constitution bequeathed by the military.

Lai Mohammed

Why Boko Haram targets Christians — Lai Mohammed

The minister said although Boko Haram has also not stopped attacking Muslims, it seems to now “have a deliberate policy of attacking Christians.”

Senate in Plenary

EXPLAINER: Inside details of bill seeking to create state police across Nigeria

The piece outlines the details of the state police bill proposed by Ike Ekweremadu.

Doctors moving a Coronavirus patient [Photo: AFP]

Coronavirus: Nigerian universities on red alert

“With our respective large population of staff and students, we must not leave anything to chance,” a vice-chancellor said of the coronavirus.

The Murtala Mohammed International Airport

Emergency simulation exercise holds at Lagos airport

The exercise is aimed at ascertaining the level of preparedness of the airport in real-life emergency situations.

The senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani

Legislation cannot end street begging in Northern Nigeria – Shehu Sani

Mr Sani said arresting and jailing beggars amounts to hiding the problems of the northerners and not solving them.

National Economic Council (NEC) [Photo: NAN]

NEC receives updates on Nigeria’s handling of coronavirus, Lassa fever

An official said testing facilities across the country have been activated for coronovirus and “all state governments have been told to have a level of preparedness”.

House of Reps. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of the house of reps]

House to investigate Julius Berger, others over ‘contract monopoly’

The committee was also tasked to ascertain the capacity of the company to deliver the projects.

Iran's vice president, Massoumeh Ebtekar, has tested positive to the coronavirus disease. [PHOTO CREDIT: Metro]

Iran’s Vice President tests positive to coronavirus

The country currently has the highest death toll from the virus outside China, which is the epicentre for the disease.

Coronavirus in China (Photo Credit: Medscape)

Nigeria records first Coronavirus case

Nigeria becomes the third African country to record a case of Coronavirus after Egypt and Algeria

Ighalo-Ole

Ighalo scores first goal for Manchester United

Ighalo’s magic moment came in the 34th minute.

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed. [Photo credit: Guardian Nigeria]

N614bn Bailout: FG begins deducting from states’ allocations

The federal government extended the conditional budget support facility to the 35 states in 2017.