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Governor Oyetola briefing journalists at the Government House in Osogbo

Governor Oyetola: How Osun helped Nigeria avert coronavirus disaster

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun said the state government helped the country to avert what could have been a major disaster from the COVID-19 pandemic with the way it handled the issue of the 117 returnees from Ivory Coast to the state.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed on Sunday the death of another Nigerian from COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to five.

Nigerian doctors tackle government over invitation of Chinese medical experts

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, and National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, yesterday rejected plans by the Federal Government to invite Chinese doctors into the country, describing it as an embarrassment to their members and health workers in the country.
The missions gave the assurance in New York during a collaborative meeting between the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, and the new Nigerian Consul-General in Atlanta, Mrs Aishatu Musa.

Consul General: Three Nigerians die of coronavirus in America

The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Benaoyagha Okoyen, has confirmed the death of three Nigerians from the Coronavirus Disease in the United States.

Groups provide relief material for vulnerable Nigerians

More groups have donated food, relief materials to vulnerable Nigerians in recent times to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Abia coronavirus lockdown taskforce impounds vehicles, tricycles

Several vehicles and tricycles were on Saturday impounded by the Abia State Joint Taskforce on Enforcement of lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic.g
Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

Coronavirus lockdown: Security agencies, task force should treat Nigerians with dignity – Reps deputy whip

The Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha on Friday urged security agencies and Task-Force set up by Federal and State Governments to treat people with dignity and respect as it is needless to stop people from getting coronavirus by harassing and shooting at them.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia to impound vehicles defying restrictions

Abia State government has directed the Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency, TIMAAS and the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to impound vehicles who defy the order on the restriction of movement in the state.
Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Tuesday, gave out balls of take-away Eba and soup as coronavirus palliative.

Abia governor distributes garri, soup as coronavirus palliative

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Tuesday, gave out balls of take-away Eba and soup as coronavirus palliative.

Abia to close land borders Sunday

Following the recommendation of the state’s inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 based on situational reviews, Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has approved the closure of all the state’s land borders with effect from 4am on Sunday, 29th March, 2020.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue kidnapped 80-year-old mother of Bayelsa council boss

The 80-year-old abducted mother of the Chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Council Area, Bayelsa State, Madam Beauty Nimizuoa, has been rescued twenty one days after her abduction.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Osuji, told newsmen in Umuahia that the South African went to a hospital in Aba and was treated of malaria, adding that he is now hale and hearty and had returned to work.

Abia, hotel deny South African engineer had virus

Following the stampede at the Hotel du Golf, Aba, Abia State on Friday over the suspected case of a foreigner with the dreaded Coronavirus, the state government and the management of the hotel have categorically denied that a white South African lodging in the hotel is infected with the virus.
Hundreds of passengers have been stranded at the Abia/Rivers State border at Oyigbo are of Oyigbo local government area of Rivers State as a the closure of the Rivers State borders ordered by Governor Nyesom Wike as a means of curtailing the spread Coronavirus pandemic into the state comes into effect.

Travelers stranded in Rivers over coronavirus lockdown

Hundreds of passengers have been stranded at the Abia/Rivers State border at Oyigbo area of Oyigbo local government area of Rivers State as a the closure of the Rivers State borders ordered by Governor Nyesom Wike as a means of curtailing the spread Coronavirus pandemic into the state comes into effect.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia: We are battle ready for coronavirus

Abia State Government says it is assured above many states of the federation in its readiness to contain the dreaded Coronavirus scourge should it manifest in the state.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Senator Kalu’s co-convict gets bail to treat tuberculosis, cancer

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday granted post-conviction bail to a former Director of Finance and Account at the Abia State Government House, Jones Udeogu, who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment last year December.
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NDLEA arrest two suspects over sale of hard drugs in Abia communities

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Abia State Command, have arrested two persons for dealing on hard drugs at Umuokoro and Ndiolumbe communities in Isiala Ngwa South council area of the state.
Briefing journalists in Umuahia, Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Aham Uko, stated the exercise is designed to checkmate the rising cases of irregular names on the pension scheme, which had also made it difficult for the payment of pensions.

Abia begins biometric data-capturing of pensioners

Abia State government has commenced the biometric-data capturing of all pensioners to ascertain the actual number of genuine pensioners on the state’s payroll.

Monarch urges Nigerians to raise alarm on the spate of killings in Nigeria

Worried by the spate of killings linked to Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria, a royal father in Abia State, HRH Eze Cyril Ogbenna has urged Nigerians to speak out against the atrocities of these Herdsmen by letting some strategic international institutions and nations to know about them.

Ondo guber: Bode Olajumoke heads PDP screening committee

Ahead of the July governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State, Senator Bode Olajumoke has been appointed chairman of the Screening and Advisory Committee to screen the 17 governorship aspirants of the party.

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FIFA to extend 2019-20 season indefinitely

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 7, 2019 French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire leaves the Elysee palace in Paris after the weekly cabinet meeting. – France could see its deepest recession this year since the end of World War II, due to the coronavirus crisis, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned on April 6, 2020. “The worst growth figure in France since 1945 was -2.2 percent in 2009, after the financial crisis of 2008. We will probably be very far beyond -2.2 percent” this year, Le Maire told a Senate panel. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP)

France heading for worst recession since WWII – minister

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Twitter users react to 5G network enabling coronavirus

Some Twitter users had taken to their handle to express their opinions over claims that 5G network could be an enabler of COVID-19.