Coronavirus: US, Australia, others close borders

Countries around the world have closed their borders to arrivals from China, as officials work to control the rapid spread of the coronavirus. The US and Australia said they would deny entry to all foreign visitors who had recently been in China, where the virus first emerged in December. Earlier, countries including Russia, Japan, Pakistan

Policeman who shot man dead commits suicide in Lagos cell

A policeman, identified as Eze, has reportedly hanged himself in a cell at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba. Our correspondent exclusively gathered that the cop, who was attached to a Dangote factory, was arrested after he allegedly shot dead a man. “He was brought to the state CID for investigation and prosecution.

Boko Haram: Chad Republic withdraws troops from Nigeria

The recent decision by Chad to withdraw its troops assisting Nigerian Soldiers in the fight against Boko Haram under the aegis of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) may not be unconnected with the closure of borders by the Federal Government, The Nation has learnt. Although highly placed Military source claimed the Chadian troops were

“As at 2015, our economy was in such perilous state but thanks to farmers” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to embrace farming as it will ensure food security which in turn, will improve the security situation in the land. He made the appeal on Saturday while delivering the goodwill message at the 2019 Farmers’ Day in Obie, Rivers State, organised by Nigerian Agip Oil Company. The president acknowledged

Army vows to flush out criminals in Kogi

The Nigerian Army on Friday began a Field Training Exercise, tagged ”EX AYEM AKPATUMA 11” and vowed to flush out criminals from their various hideouts across Kogi State. The exercise AYEM AKPATUM II will be conducted simultaneously in Kogi Taraba, Nassarawa and Benue States from Nov. 1 to Dec. 23. Maj. Nick Ejeh, the Intelligence

CBN spends N113.56b to print naira in two years

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) spent N113.56 billion to print naira in two years, a report has said. The report from the Currency Operations Department of the CBN said the regulator spent N64.04 billion on printing banknotes in 2018 and N49.52 billion in the corresponding period of 2017 bringing the total to N113.56 billion

You will pay duties if your luggage is worth more than N50,000 – Customs DG

The Nigeria Customs Service has reemphasized that passengers passing through any Nigeria international airports can only be allowed to go through with goods or items with only N50,000 or less current market value. This clarification was made by the  Public Relations Officer of the Service, DC  Joseph Attah on behalf of the  Comptroller-General of Customs.

Principal sacked for underfeeding students in Bauchi

Bauchi State Ministry of Education has sacked the Principal of Hasan Usman Katsina Unity College for under-feeding his students. A statement by the Commissioner for Education, Dr Aliyu Tilde, said the sacked Principal along with two storekeepers were found serving the food of 350 students to over 1,200 students last weekend in spite of the

Ogun customs seize 2,251 bags of rice

Despite the closure of the border, the Ogun 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has said it intercepted 2,251 bags of 50kg foreign rice smuggled into the country in September. It said the rice came in through illegal routes in communities at Idiroko border in the Ipokia Local Government Area of the state. The

Two Boko Haram repentants enrol in NOUN

The Chairman of Council of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Peter Okebukola noted in a recent press conference that two repentant of the insurgent group, Boko Haram have decided to enrol for degree programmes in the institution. At the press conference, Okebukola said the Council of the institution had approved the recommendation of

I won’t withdraw my child from public school because of kidnappers – El-Rufai

Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State has said that his child will remain in public school in spite of the ‘invasion’ of the state by kidnappers and Boko Haram elements. El-Rufa’i gave the assurance in a chat with newsmen on Friday in Abuja. On Wednesday, Kaduna witnessed the abduction of six students and two teachers at the