Friday, April 3, 2020

COVID-19: Buhari Orders Prompt Payment of Salaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning to ensure that Nigerian civil servants get their salaries paid promptly. Buhari...

Saudi Arabia Imposes 24-Hour Curfew on Mecca, Medina

Saudi Arabian authorities have extended curfew restrictions on Islam’s two holiest cities to 24 hours to stem the spread of coronavirus. This was due to...

Buhari Mourns Emir of Jere

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with government and people of Kaduna State over the passing of Emir of Jere, Dr Sa’ad Usman. President Buhari urged...

Buhari Hails Awujale of Ijebu Land on 60th Coronation Anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Awujale of Ijebu Kingdom, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, on his 60th anniversary on the throne. The respected monarch...

Philippines Ambassador Dies of Coronavirus 

The Philippines’ ambassador to Lebanon, Bernardita Catalla, has died of coronavirus on Thursday, according to a statement.  Philippines’ department of foreign affairs in the statement...

Bauchi State Backtracks on Lockdown Order

Bauchi State Government has suspended the restriction of movement of people in the 14 days of the lockdown of the state. The State Deputy Governor,...

Obey Lockdown Order to Curb COVID-19, LASEMA Tells Lagos Residents

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has charged Lagos residents to obey the lockdown order to curb coronavirus spread. Oke-Osanyintolu said...

NILDS DG Congratulates Akanbi as KWASU VC

The Director General, National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Prof. Abubakar O. Sulaiman, has congratulated Prof. Mohammed Mustapha Akanbi, SAN, on his...

Poor Power Supply: Gbajabiamila Meets Ministers, CBN Gov, NERC over Protest...

The Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday met with the Minister of Power, Mr. Saleh Mamman, and the management...

Circulating Torture Videos Work of False News Propagators— DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has dismissed some video clips circulating on social media where-in soldiers were torturing civilians while allegedly implementing the COVID-19 stay at...

COVID-19 Lockdown: Markets to Open between 10:00am and 2:00pm Daily –...

The Federal Government has announced that all markets in states where a lockdown was imposed (Lagos, FCT and Ogun) will be allowed to open...

Coronavirus has Humbled me, Says Immigration Boss, Babandede  

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, has described as a humbling experience his isolation over the coronavirus infection. Babandede, who spoke from...

Ondo Closes Borders with Neighbouring States, Declares 3-Day Fasting Period

Ondo State government on Wednesday has ordered the closure of its borders  with Ekiti, Osun, Kogi and Edo States. The government also ordered the closure...

Global Covid-19 Infections Near 1 million

At least 915,525 infections including 45,719 deaths have been recorded in 187 countries and territories globally, as at the end of Wednesday. There are currently...

Coronavirus Kills Six-Week-Old Baby in US, Youngest Victim in the World

A six-week-old infant has been said to be the youngest patient to die from the coronavirus anywhere in the world. Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut’s...

You’re a Mere Fiction Writer – Presidency Attacks Wole Soyinka

The Presidency has urged Nigerians to ignore the opinion of Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on its response to the spread of covid-19 in...

COVID-19 Update: Nigeria Records 23 New Cases

Nigeria has recorded 23 new cases of Coronavirus, taking the total number of infections to 174. Nine cases were discovered in Lagos State, the epicenter...

COVID-19: Organisers Cancel Wimbledon First Time Since 1946 

The All England Club have cancelled this year's Wimbledon due to the COVID-19 pandemic which is ravaging globally.  The decision to cancel this year's grass...

COVID-19 Test Laboratories in Nigeria Becomes Seven; Six Still in Progress

Nigeria now has seven Coronavirus test laboratories, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.  According to the centre, the activation of Virology Laboratory of...

FG Begins Disbursement of N20,000 to 5,000 Nigerian Households

The Federal Government om Wednesday commenced payment of N20, 000 each to five thousand beneficiaries of its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme in the...

Emir of Jere, Sa’ad Usman, is Dead

The Emir of Jere in Kagarko Local Government of Kaduna State, Dr. Sa’ad Usman, is dead. The deceased, who had been battling with an ailment...

Buhari Mourns Author of Brighter Grammar, Phebean Ogundipe

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the family of Ogundipe to mourn Phebean Ogundipe, the author of legendary English textbook, Brighter Grammar and co-author of Practical English, who...

Coronavirus Kills 13-Year-Old Boy, Youngest Victim in UK

A13-year-old boy in London has been said to be the UK's youngest known victim of the novel coronavirus. King'sCollege Hospital in Camberwell, south London, said in a statement...

Gov. Abdulrazaq Appoints Akanbi as KWASU VC

Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara has approved the appointment of Prof. Mustapha Mohammed-Akanbi as substantive Vice Chancellor of the State University, Malete. Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo,...

NMA Committe Advocates Life Insurance for Medical Personnel

The Chairman of the National Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof Titus Ibekwe ,has sought life insurance...

COVID-19: Osun Records 9 New Cases, Edo Records 2 as Total...

As at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, twelve new cases of COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria with 9 in Osun, 2 in Edo and...

Lockdown: National Human Rights Commission Warns Security Agencies against Right Violations

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has warned security agencies against any form of torture in enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown directives issued by the...

Coronavirus Kills Former Olympique Marseille Boss, Pape Diouf

Former Olympique de Marseille president, Pape Diouf, has died of coronavirus contamination. AFP quoted a family source who confirmed Diouf’s death on Tuesday night. Diouf, 68,...

Don to World Leaders: Tackle Climate Change Before It Turns Catastrophic like...

As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 34,000 people globally, an academic,  Prof. William Moomaw, has called the attention...

Nigeria Army Directs Tailors to Produce Face Masks for Soldiers

The Nigerian Army has directed its tailors to produce face masks for soldiers and their families as part of the preventive measures against the...

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