229 new cases take Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections beyond 8,000 mark

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Monday confirmed a total number of 229 new coronavirus cases in the country via its Twitter handle. This brings the total for Nigeria to 8,068 with 2,311 discharges and 233 deaths.  According to…

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases now 6,401 with 226 new infections

Nigeria has recorded 226 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, bringing the country’s total to 6,401. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on Tuesday night, tweeting that 131 of the new cases are in Lagos, 25…

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise by 338

Nigeria has recorded 338 new cases of the novel coronavirus. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said this brings the country’s total to 5,959. The NCDC tweeted Sunday night that of the new cases, Lagos accounts for 177, Kano…

Plateau man to die by hanging for beating mother to death (Punch)

A Plateau High Court sitting in Jos has sentenced a 24-year-old man, Godwin Banchir, to death by hanging for beating his 65-year-old mother to death. Justice Daniel Longji pronounced the sentence after finding Banchir guilty of killing his mother. The…

Yellow fever: Nigeria, partners target 26.2m people for vaccination (Nation)

No fewer than 26.2 million People are expected to be vaccinated in the second round of the yellow fever campaign, it was learnt. The campaign is taking place as Nigeria experiences a yellow fever outbreak. Since its start in September…

14 killed, many injured in fresh Plateau attack (Punch)

Tragedy struck again on Sunday night with over 14 persons feared dead in two separate fresh attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Jos South and Bassa Local Government Areas of Plateau State. The killings came at the time when the…

Security: FG, governors explore decentralisation of policing in Nigeria

Short of constitutional amendment, the Federal Government and state governors have resolved to explore how the operations of the Nigeria Police can be decentralised in order to improve the level of policing and security in the country. “This is one…

Nigerian development tragedy: the affliction of image deficit and the way out -Magnus Onyibe

Our dear country seems doomed to remain mired in negative publicity. That is even as headlines heralding horrific events like  gruesome murders of civilians by herdsmen ,  suicide bombings by religious insurgents like Boko Haram and mind-boggling sums of public…

In defence of the Fulani in our midst -Reuben Abati

State of the nation: In the last two weeks, over 200 persons in Plateau State were reportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen, 45 villages were ransacked and sacked and those villages we are told have been taken over by Fulani, and…

A human life is worth more than a cow – Phillip Okon

The time has come for President Muhammadu Buhari to put a stop to the murderous activities of the Fulani herdsmen. There is no other way of saying this. It is heartening to see that Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Buhari’s Vice President,…

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