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    By Florence Onuegbu The Lagos State Government says it will identify and punish anyone undermining welfare programme aimed at cushioning the effects of the lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known on Saturday at Lagos House, Marina, while briefing newsmen on the update of COVID-19 lockdown in the state. According to Sanwo-Olu, when the - More
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    By Muhammad LawalThe Kebbi Police Command has apprehended nine members of a vigilante group, popularly known as Yansakai, for allegedly killing seven persons in an attempt to rustle their cows and sheep in Zuru area of the state. The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, who made this known in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday, said the suspects were arrested for criminal conspiracy and - More
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    The daily pace of new coronavirus infections and deaths in Spain slowed again on Saturday as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is expected to announce a new extension to lockdown measures that have confined most Spaniards to their homes for three weeks. The total death toll rose to 11,744 – the world’s second highest – on Saturday from 10,935 the day before. The Health Ministry - More
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    The Presidential Task Force for the Control of Coronavirus (Covid-19), says it is yet to  receive any money from the funds donated by the private sector towards the fight against Covid-19 pandemic. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, a member of the committee and the Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this on Friday when he appeared on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum to give update - More
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    The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested six notorious armed robbery suspects operating within the state for some months now. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement on Friday that the members of the armed gang were arrested from March 24 within the state. Ndukwe said that the command recovered one AK-47 rifle with number 12097; three live - More
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    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the rising spate of fake news and misinformation, in spite of repeated caution by government, is distracting the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).The minister stated this in Abuja when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum to give an update on government’s efforts toward containing the pandemic.He said that the government is - More
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    By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with renowned academic and prolific writer, Prof. Olufemi Obafemi, on his 70th birthday, April 4, 2020. Buhari congratulated him for distinguished career and contributions to nation building. The President, in a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday, noted that Obafemi’s contributions had earned him numerous recognitions and awards within, and - More