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Mr Kufre Carter

Nigeria’s SSS refuses to free journalist granted bail by court

The journalist was arrested on April 27 when he went to the SSS office on the invitation of the security agency.

Tukur Buratai and the troops.

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army ‘secretly trying’ soldier who criticised service chiefs on social media – Source

Mr Abdullahi faces disciplinary action following his social media outburst over the tenures of the service chiefs.

COVID-19: Coronavirus-Information [PHOTO: usembassy.gov]

Weekly Review: Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases increase 22%, fewer persons recover

According to data from the NCDC, 7,526 cases have been confirmed in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Ifiekporo River

INVESTIGATION: NDDC paid millions for non-existent, abandoned Delta water projects (1)

Seven projects listed as ‘completed’ were not executed, five were abandoned, five were completed and still in use, while three were completed but are no longer functional.

Eid-el-Fitr: Buhari, Gbajabiamila, Ugwuanyi, Inuwa, others felicitate with Muslims

The Eid-el-Fitri is celebrated by Muslims globally to mark the end of the Ramadan fast.

Nigeria's COVID-19 update 23/05/2020

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 265 new cases, zero death

Lagos recorded the highest daily figure of cases reported with 133 infections.

The 110-bed Isolation Center at Mobolaji Johnoson, Stadium, Onikan, Lagos Island, constructed by the Lagos State Government and Guaranty Trust Bank, unveiled on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Coronavirus: Recoveries in Lagos above 700 — Official

The state records 45 new recoveries.

Governor Muhammad Badaru (

COVID-19 : Amidst rapid community transmission, Jigawa lift ban on religious gathering

The development is coming after Mr Badaru warned that the state may record 20,000 COVID-19 cases if the pandemic spirals out of control.

Patient receiving attentive care. [PHOTO: LUTH]

At Lagos teaching hospital, workers mistreated for years get pay cut despite coronavirus risk

After enduring dismal pay for over a decade, a class of LUTH contract staff are asked to forego half of their salaries, a cut that reverts to 2009 rates.

A group photo of President Buhari and Ministers

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari restrains ministers from disciplining, removing heads of agencies

The new policy protects heads of agencies from draconian ministers but may delay or prevent sanction for abuses.

President Muhammadu Buhari signing 2020 budget

Buhari signs Executive Order on financial autonomy for state legislature, judiciary

Mr Malami maintained that the implementation of financial autonomy of the state legislature and state judiciary would strengthen the institutions at the states.

sound sultan

INTERVIEW: Why young Nigerian singers focus on lewd, raunchy songs – Sound Sultan

Sound Sultan also speaks about his hit song, MATHEMATICS, and his new album.

Coronavirus File Photo

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 245 new cases, 10 deaths on Friday

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 7,261 while the death toll from the virus reached 221.

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole. [PHOTO CREDIT: ThisdayLIVE]

Edo Governorship: APC crisis deepens as NWC approves direct primary

The Edo State primary has been slated for June 22.

muslims praying used to illustrate the story

Coronavirus: The governors approving large gatherings for religious reasons

Despite the continued rise in the number of infections and deaths from the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, some state governors are bowing to religious pressure to lift bans on religious gatherings.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: Lagos begins discharge of patients with one negative test

This is the first set of patients to be discharged without two consecutive negative readings as noted in the ministry’s update.

MALABU: Shell-and-Eni

UPDATED: MALABU: Nigeria suffers setback as Shell, Eni escape $1bn UK bribery suit

A judge says the English case has both the same essential facts and parties as a parallel proceeding in Italy also brought by the Nigerian government over the Malabu deal.

Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19

COVID-19: PTF warns as Nigerians buy hydroxychloroquine in large quantities

He said through the surveillance system set up by the PTF, it had received reports that Nigerians had been purchasing hydroxychloroquine in large quantities.

Keshi and his technical crew with coach Houdonou standing next to Amokachi

Amidst corruption allegations, fresh look at Keshi’s 2014 Super Eagles World Cup squad

Rightly or wrongly, pundits have continued to question Keshi’s yardstick for selection of his final squad to the World Cup in Brazil.

Coronavirus Update

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 7,000

Nine people were confirmed dead from the virus on Thursday.

Resource competition, not ethnoreligious persuasions, main cause of farmers, herders conflict – Report

The report also highlights other factors that cause the violence.

Nigeria's finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed [PHOTO: Pulse.ng]

Nigeria’s economy will definitely go into recession – Finance Minister

“In any case, we will go into recession but what we are trying to do is to make sure that it is shallow so that we will quickly come out of it come 2021.”

A food market in Ibafo in Nigeria’s Ogun State. The effects of COVID-19 on food systems will be keenly felt in poorer countries. [Photo - The Conversation]

UPDATED: Nigeria inflation hits two-year high — NBS

All-item inflation on a year-on-year basis was highest in Bauchi, Sokoto, and Plateau while Edo, Abuja, and Kwara recorded the slowest rise.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Curfew: Lagos doctors end sit-at-home strike

The Lagos State police on Tuesday night arrested several essential workers, including medical doctors.

muslims praying used to illustrate the story

Coronavirus: Say your Eid prayers at home, Sultan-led JNI tells Nigerian Muslims

“Eid-el-Fitr congregation in the outskirts of towns and cities should be temporarily suspended.”