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Covid-19: Decongest prison nationwide, CJN orders Chief Judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday, ordered the Chief Judges of the judiciaries of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory to take urgent steps towards ensuring speedy trial in criminal cases and prison decongestion. He urged them to, for...

COVID-19: HOW Foundation feeds Isiokpo Community

In an effort to curb the spread of the deadly Corona Virus pandemic, and to further support the government in making living easier for the masses, a non-governmental organization, Herbert Onyewumbu Wiwge, (HOW) Foundation, has put smiles on the faces of thousands of...

Nigeria did not ask for Madagascar COVID-19 remedy – Boss Mustapha

The Federal Government has said that it did not request for the Madagascar herbal remedy for COVID-19 but that the Government of Madagascar had donated to African countries “in the spirit of African brotherly love”, sending the West African consignment to Guinea Bissau. The Secretary...

Nigeria in-talks with Canada to evacuate Nigerians affected by Pandemic

Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has admitted that the Canadian Government denied landing rights to Air Peace Airlines scheduled for evacuation duty on grounds that the airline does not have a license to undertake commercial flights to Canada. The planned evacuation of over 200...

COVID-19: FG launches solidarity support fund

The Federal Government on Thursday launched the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) – an initiative of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), the Global Citizen, and other partners, designed to provide additional support for the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund will enable...

Nigeria’s president appoints ex-UN diplomat chief of staff

ABUJA - Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Ibrahim Gambari as his new chief of staff, secretary to the government said on Wednesday. Gambari was Nigeria’s minister for external affairs during Buhari’s military regime from 1984 to 1985, and later became an under-secretary-general at the...

23,000 Refugees Flee Nigeria Into Niger – UN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that an estimated 23,000 persons in the northwestern part of Nigeria, have been forced to seek safety and security in Niger in the last one month (April) due to the violence in the region. According...

IG orders probe of E-Money, withdraws police escort

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the probe of the Chairman, Five Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo aka E-Money, over his flamboyant lifestyle and flagrant abuse of police escorts, The PUNCH has learnt. Okonkwo, who is the brother to musician, Kingsley Okonkwo aka K-Cee,...

Buhari Appoints Prof Ibrahim Gambari As New Chief Of Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, as his new Chief of Staff. Gambari, from Kwara State was the Minister of External Affairs between 1984 and 1985. A professor of repute and a global citizen, the 78...

Nigeria President Buhari Directs Presidential Task Force To Pick Up Madagascar’s Herbal Cure For Coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to pick up Madagascar’s herbal drug –COVID Organics – from Equatorial Guinea. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, made this known on Monday. Mustapha said Nigeria’s consignment had been sent to Equatorial...