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Chimamanda Adichie’s father has died

Professor James Nwoye Adichie, the father of Nigeria’s award winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie has died. He was 88 years old. According to a statement by Chucks Adichie,  made on behalf of the family, the late professor, passed on on Wednesday June 10, 2020. funeral arrangements will be announced in due[Read More…]

Perpetrators of Borno, Katsina Killings will be brought to Justice – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured residents of Katsina and Borno states that the recent attacks that left several dead will be thoroughly investigated and perpetrators brought to justice In his Democracy Day broadcast to the nation, the President said the killings were sparked by the restrictions to curb the spread[Read More…]

Democracy Day: President Buhari pledges to sustain Nigeria’s democracy

As Nigeria marks it’s 21st anniversary of uninterrupted democracy, President Muhammadu Buhari says the country will continue to sustain the tenets of democracy in line with the vision of its founding fathers. The president made the remark in a nationwide broadcast to the nation on Friday, June 12. He praised[Read More…]

COVID-19: Infections exceed 14,000 in Nigeria

Nigeria recorded its highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases 681 new infections, bringing the country’s total to 14,554 on Thursday According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos state reported more than half of the new cases with 345 infections. Rivers state came second with 51 new cases.[Read More…]

COVID-19 Update: Nigeria’s number rises to 13,873 as Bauchi Governor blames Cross River for it’s misfortunes

 409 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Nigeria taking the country’s total confirmed tally to 13,873. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the new cases were spread across 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). A tweet put out by the NCDC late on Wednesday[Read More…]

Senate will consider the revised 2020 budget on Thursday

The Senate will consider the revised 2020 budget on Thursday . The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said this on Wednesday during plenary after the Committee on Appropriation laid the report on the 2020 revised budget. “Tomorrow, we can receive and consider the report to ensure that we don’t[Read More…]

81 people buried after insurgents’ attack on Borno village

81 civilians have been buried after the attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in the northern part of Borno on Tuesday. Governor Zulum made the disclosure on Wednesday while addressing newsmen at the scene of Tuesday’s massacre in Felo village, Gubio LGA. Making the emotional announcement, the governor also confirmed[Read More…]

Health workers in Nassarawa go on strike over lack of PPE, welfare

Resident doctors and other health workers at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia on Tuesday embarked on a seven-day warning strike to press for adequate provision of Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) and improved welfare. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the striking health workers included the National[Read More…]

Nigeria needs over $182M to ‘sustain lifesaving aid’ says WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) says over 182 million dollars (N68 billion) is needed to “sustain lifesaving aid” to Nigeria over the next six months. WFP’s senior spokesperson, Ms Elisabeth Byrs, stated this on Tuesday, according to a report by the United Nations. The report said “help and funding are[Read More…]

Borno Governor reallocates empty Estate to Internally Displaced Persons

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has revoked all allocations of houses that have remained unoccupied at Indimi Estate for more than a year, in Bama Local Government Area. Professor Zulum said since it was obvious that those given the houses do not need them, internally displaced persons, many of[Read More…]