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New figures from Iran’s Health Ministry on Saturday suggest the country’s daily count of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to fall. Just 50 new virus-related deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on Saturday, down from daily highs of more than 700 in mid-March. Over the same period the country confirmed 1,520 new coronavirus cases, though the majority did not need to be hospitalised, the spokesman told...

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Traders at Glorious Market, Independent Market, Progress Market and Haruna Street Market in Onitsha have cried out to the Anambra Government to save their shops from being submerged by gully erosion. The President General of the markets, Chief Eric Uwaoma, made the call while conducting newsmen round the portions of the markets in the commercial city on Wednesday. According to Uwaoma, if urgent action is not taken, the shops of about 4000 traders in the markets will...

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AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd), newly appointed Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), assumed duty on Wednesday with a promise to be fair to all. Muhammed, who was received by directors of the agency at its Abuja headquarters, said he would focus on repositioning the Agency to meet its statutory mandate, promising to collaborate with relevant stakeholders. He called on the staff of the agency to remain committed to their work and ensure team...

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In spite of the lockdown still in place, dozens of fans of the singer, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, were at the premises of an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court to show support for their idol, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN reports that the fans, also known as Marlians and no fewer than 200, came to show massive support for Marley who was to be arraigned on Wednesday alongside a politician, Babatunde Gbadamosi...

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A bill for a law to make provision for Urban and Regional Planning has scaled through second reading at Enugu State House of Assembly. The bill aims to restore the original master plan of the state and attracted contributions and support of the lawmakers during plenary in Enugu on Tuesday. In his lead debate, the leader of the House, Mr. Ikechukwu Ezeugwu, member representing Udenu constituency, said that the bill would complement the frantic efforts...

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Ekiti State Government says it is ready to rejuvenate its forest reserves across the 16 local government areas of the state by planting of one million trees toward aggressive afforestation. The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Gbenga Agbeyo, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado Ekiti. Agbeyo, who decried the current situation of the various forest reserves in the state, said most of them had been devastated and...