Coronavirus

The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo governor tests positive for coronavirus

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Kano plans palliative for journalists

Kano State Government says it will initiate palliative measures for media practitioners to enable them discharge their duties in the event of lockdown occasioned by Coronavirus pandemic.
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UBA donates N28.5 million to Plateau to fight coronavirus

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation on Monday donated N28.5 million to Plateau Government as part of efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the International Criminal Court of anti-Semitism on Sunday over its chief prosecutor’s plan to pursue a war crimes probe in the Palestinian Territories.

Israeli premier to enter quarantine after aide tests positive for coronavirus

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will go into quarantine as one of his advisors was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the prime minister’s office said on Monday.

UN peace ambassador lauds Bayelsa initiatives on coronavirus check

United Nations Peace Ambassador, Arc. Miebi Bribena, has hailed proactive measures so far taken by the Bayelsa State government at preventing the spread of Coronavirus.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Nigerians brace for lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

Over 20 million Nigerians on Monday scrambled to prepare for lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggled to curb the spread of coronavirus.
As a result of the recent global economic challenges resulting from COVID-19 pandemic and the crash in the prices of crude oil, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced a number of measures to mitigate the imminent reduction in monthly FAAC allocations from the federation account.

Ogun postpones lockdown directive till Friday

The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, disclosed this on Monday, in his address to the people of the state shortly after inspecting 128-bed isolation centres located within the premises of HID Awolowo Model School, Ikenne Remo.
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CISLAC, Transparency International demand total accountability of coronavirus intervention fund

A civil society organization, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, in conjunction with Transparency International, TI, Monday called for accountability in the use of COVID-19 intervention fund in the country.
The United Arab Emirates has launched a drive-through coronavirus testing facility as part of the Gulf state’s efforts to fight the disease, the Abu Dhabi government’s media office announced.

ORA: Yoruba race well prepared to find cure for coronavirus

With the entire world under the siege of Coronavirus pandemic, a Yoruba socio-cultural group, Oodua Redemption Alliance (ORA), has said the Yoruba race is more than prepared to get the cure for the virus.

DHQ: We have one virus case in armed forces

The Defence Headquarters on Monday conformed the report that one of its personnel had contracted the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Many residents of Kaduna today, shunned the stay-at-home order by the state government barely after one week it was issued. They contended that they were unable to endure the pangs of hunger and had no alternative than to defy the order. They are ignoring the presence of security operatives and found their way to foodstuffs market located at Bakin Dogo, in Kaduna North local government.

Kaduna residents shun stay-at-home order, storm foodstuff markets

Many residents of Kaduna today, shunned the stay-at-home order by the state government barely after one week it was issued. They contended that they were unable to endure the pangs of hunger and had no alternative than to defy the order. They are ignoring the presence of security operatives and found their way to foodstuffs market located at Bakin Dogo, in Kaduna North local government.
A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Shehu Koko representing Maiyama-Koko-Besse Federal Constituency of Kebbi State made the plea in a statement made available to journalists on Monday.

Reps member calls for suspension of utility bills

As part of efforts to ameliorate the socio-economic hardship being faced by Nigerians in the fight against the deadly coronavirus, the federal government has been urged to extend her palliative to include suspension of payment of electricity and water bills for the ordinary Nigerians for two months.
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Afenifere: President Buhari should have given Nigerians enough time to prepare for lockdown

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari should have given the residents of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja enough time to prepare before announcing the lockdown of the states.
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FAO urges countries to keep food chain alive, avoid crisis

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, Monday, urged governments in countries affected by the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic to keep the food chain alive in order to avoid the food crisis.
Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday directed law enforcement agencies to arrest and disperse any large gatherings to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state. 4

Lagos confirms release of five more coronavirus patients from Isolation centre

The Lagos State Government has confirmed that five additional patients who have recovered from Coronavirus, COVID-19, have been discharged on Monday from Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital.

Chinese group donate 150,000 medical protection materials to Bauchi

A Chinese group known as the Mutual Commitment Group, MCG has donated 150, 000 medical protection materials to Bauchi State Government to support the ongoing fight against the spread of Coronavirus and other deadly diseases in the state.

Zimbabwe, Lesotho begin three weeks virus lockdown

The Southern African nations of Lesotho and Zimbabwe on Monday began a 21-day lockdown, to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Five coronavirus patients discharged in Lagos

This brings to eight the total number of discharged patients from the centre since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria on February 27

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria records 20 new virus cases, total now 131

Announcing this Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 13 of the cases were from Lagos, four from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, two from Kaduna and one from Oyo State.

Panic in Imo as hotelier dies

Residents of Imo State are presently gripped with fear over the mysterious death of the owner of Fancy Hotel, Umugwuma, Owerri, Mr Christogonus Aguwa Osuagwu, in Abuja on Monday.
The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the people and government of Lagos State over the unfortunate explosion that claimed scores of lives in Lagos yesterday.

Governor Abiodun: How I begged President Buhari to shift Ogun lockdown

Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, says the lockdown of the state as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari would commence on Friday.

Coronavirus: JNI condemns misleading preaching of some Islamic clerics

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and misleading preaching by some Islamic clerics on government’s directives for citizens to stay home.

FRSC shuts of drivers licence processing centres

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the shutdown of Driver’s Licence Centres (DLCs) nationwide. This follows the movement restriction imposed by the federal government and some state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.