Monday, April 6, 2020

Lagos Tracing 2,293 Contacts as Community Transmission Increases

Lagos State Government has said it was tracing 2,293 persons of interest amid community transmission increase of COVID-19. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, in a press briefing

COVID-19: Chinese Doctors must Undergo Laid-down Protocol – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday said that the Chinese medical personnel coming to Nigeria to assist in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic must

COVID-19: Kano Extends Stay at Home Order by Two Weeks

Kano state government has directed civil servants to continue the stay at home order for another two weeks beginning from Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The Governor announced this on Monday

Naira Marley in Custody, Sets to be Charged to Court— Lagos Police

The Lagos State Police Command on Monday announced that musician, Azeez Fashola also known as Naira Marley is now in its custody. The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala

Funke Akindele, Husband Sentenced to 14-Day Community Service, a Fine of 100 Thousand Naira

Celebrity actress, Funke Akindele, and her musician husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, have been sentenced to three weeks of community service for violating the Lagos State’s lockdown order to check the

COVID-19: Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, Loses Mother

Manchester City have confirmed their manager, Pep Guardiola’s mother, has died from coronavirus. In a statement on Twitter, the club said: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the

Social Distancing Violation: Funke Akindele, Husband Plead Guilty

Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, AbdulRasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz, have pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of hosting a gathering of over 20 persons, contrary

Alleged Rape, Assault: NAWOJ Urges Fast, Unbiased Probe of Kogi Commissioner

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has called on the Kogi State Government to ensure accelerated and unbiased investigation of the alleged act of assault and rape committed by

Coronavirus Cases in Africa Hits 8,596— WHO

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Africa has reached 8,596 with 383 deaths.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, said this in

Tiger Tests Positive for COVID-19, Six Other Big Cats Exhibiting Symptoms in New York Zoo

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the US Department of Agriculture. The tiger, named Nadia, was said to have

COVID-19: IAEA Donates €80,000 Worth of Medical Equipment and Supplies to...

Nigeria has received a donation of medical equipment and supplies worth €80,000 from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to assist in its fight...

Minister Refuses to Disclose Drugs Used in Treating Coronavirus Patients

Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, has said that he will not disclose the name of the drug used in treating COVID-19 patients in the...

Gbajabiamila Salutes Oshiomhole at 68

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has congratulated the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on his...

Sanwo-Olu Charges Lagosians on Social Distancing as Lagos Discharges 4 COVID-19...

Lagos State has discharged additional four coronavirus patients, bringing the total number of discharged persons in the state to 23. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed disclosed...

COVID-19: Four More Cases Discharged in Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Friday disclosed that four more Coronavirus patients have been discharged after they tested negative twice. This brings to the total...

Malnourished Children Call on Govt not to Neglect them Amidst...

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that is shaking the world and Nigeria along with it, Federal and State Governments have been called upon to also remember...

FG Tasks Governors on Provision of 300-Bed Space Facilities to Tackle...

The Federal Government has called on State governors to provide, at least, 300-bed space facilities in their respective state in case of upsurge in...

Google to Publish World User Location Data to Help Governments Tackle...

Google has announced that as from Friday, it will be publishing users’ location data around the world to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness...

My Goals, My Shortcomings as Borno’s governor By Prof. Babagana Umara...

All praise be to Almighty for giving us good health and strength to preside over the governance of our dear state. I salute our...

COVID-19: Akeredolu Constitutes Palliatives Committee

Concerned by the enormous burden imposed on the populace arising from the various measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, the...

Agency Calls for Scientific Investigation of Akure Explosion

Following the explosion which occurred at Ilu Abo, near Akure in Ondo State, the Director General of the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency, Dr Abdulrazaq...

Atiku Distances Self from Fraudulent Website Requesting People’s Bio-Data for Cash 

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has dissociated himself from a website purportedly asking members of the public to apply for financial palliative from him...

COVID-19: Couple Names Twin Babies Corona and Covid

An Indian couple has named their newborn twins as Corona and Covid, names connected with the pandemic raging in the world. For the couple based...

Bandits Kill 22 People in Sokoto

Twenty-two people were reportedly killed by bandits that attacked Dangara village in the Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State on Wednesday night The...

Covid-19: I Hope to Recover Soon, Says Atiku’s Son, Muhammed

Mohammed Atiku, son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who tested positive for coronavirus, has sent a message to Nigerians from the isolation centre. Muhammad...

Buhari Appoints Medical Directors for Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar and FMC Jalingo

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Medical Directors for Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State, and Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, Taraba State. They...

Coronavirus: Buhari’s Daughter Reunites with Family after Isolation

One of President Muhammadu Buhari's daughters, who recently returned from the United Kingdom, has reunited with the family after being in self-isolation for two...

Omo-Agege Condemns Killing of Youth in Warri, Demands Thorough Investigation

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has condemned the alleged gruesome killing of Joseph Pessu by men of the Nigerian Army...

Breaking: Lagos Discharges 11 COVID-19 Patients

Lagos State Government has discharged another 11 coronavirus patients from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, after recovering from the virus.  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who made...

COVID-19: Oyetola Signs Osun Emergency Prevention Regulations, Violators Risk Six-month Imprisonment

In a bid to enforce the lockdown order with a view to preventing the spread of Coronavirus in the state, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, on...

COVID-19: Osun Records Six New Cases

Osun State Government on Thursday confirmed that six more Ivory Coast returnees tested positive for coronavirus. Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, confirmed that all...

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...

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