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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.

Private labs take over coronavirus testing in Lagos

Lagos State Government has announced the take over of COVID-19 testing by a consortium of health professionals and private laboratories.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria to shut down unaccredited hospitals treating coronavirus

The Federal Government has warned that it would henceforth take steps to close any hospital that goes into treatment of Covid-19 patient without proper accreditation.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria warns health workers not to treat coronavirus patients privately

The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, has warned health workers against privately treating patients suspected to be infected with the COVID-19 virus.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Nigeria warns states against relaxing coronavirus regulations

Some state governments recently met with religious leaders and relaxed their regulations with respect to having a gathering of not less than 30 or even 20 people gathered in a place at any given time.
INEC Election Nigeria

Low turnout mar Enugu council polls

There was low turnout in the Local Government Election in Enugu state just as late arrival of voting materials delay commencement of the election in some areas.
INEC Election Nigeria

Sokoto rerun: Election commences peacefully, turnout impressive

The Saturday legislative re-run election has commenced peacefully in Sokoto with a high turnout of voters in Sokoto South and Sokoto North Local Government Areas of the state.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

INEC: We lack capacity to prosecute electoral offenders

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it has challenges prosecuting electoral offenders.

Parties’ chairmen disagree with PDP over card readers

The Forum of Chairmen of Nigeria Political Parties on Sunda disagreed with the Peoples Democratic Party over its recent position on the efficacy of the Smart Card Readers for elections.
Senator Smart Adeyemi

APC’s Smart Adeyemi wins Kogi West senatorial district

Following the conclusion of the Court of Appeal ordered rerun of the Kogi West Senatorial District rerun election, Senator Smart Adeyemi of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner.
INEC officials arrived as early as 7a.m. at various polling units visited by our correspondent in Mopamuro, while accreditation and voting commenced at exactly 8a.m.

Kogi polls: Voting begins with massive turnout in Kogi West

Voting has commenced in the Kogi Governorship and National Assembly election in the western senatorial district of the state, newsmen report.
Voting has commenced in the Kogi Governorship and National Assembly election in the western senatorial district of the state, reports have it.

Kogi guber: Voting begins with massive turnout

Voting has commenced in the Kogi Governorship and National Assembly election in the western senatorial district of the state, reports have it.
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has cast his vote in Saturday’s governorship election in the state. The governor was in his Agaza Okeneba ward at exactly 8-45 a.m. and dropped his ballot paper in the box about seven minutes later.

Kogi guber: Governor Bello, wife cast votes at Upogoro-Odenku

The governorship election in Kogi State has commenced with Gov. Yahaya Bello who is seeking re-election casting his vote at his Upogoro-Odenku Ward in Okene Local Government at about 8:50 am.
Kenya’s Bernand Sang won the male event of the maiden Onitsha City Marathon

Seven firms undertake to sponsor 2019 Coal City International Marathon

Seven multinational and national firms operating within Enugu State have undertaken to sponsor the 2019 edition of Coal City International Half Marathon scheduled for Nov. 23 in Enugu.
In a bid to create access to quality education, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced the abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state.

Why I’m yet to form my cabinet – Rivers governor

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that he was yet to form his cabinet because he is seeking out people, who would work with dedication and passion for the state.
About 1,000 students of the Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa Oyo State have threatened court action against the management of the institution for their alleged non-accreditation of courses they studied in school.

Oyo polytechnic students accuse government, management of academic fraud

Over 1,000 students of the Adesun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa, Oyo State, have expressed sadness on how the Oyo State government and the institution treated them on courses’ accreditation, alleging that instead of the state government and the institution to invest in their future, they have succeeded in ruining their lives.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

PDP: INEC’s claim of not having a place for data storage laughable

PDP’s lead counsel, Dr Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, urged the tribunal to hold that they successfully made out a case to warrant Buhari’s sack, stressing that it was absurd for INEC to claim that it does not have an electronic storage device it kept data from the last presidential election.

PSN endorses “tiered accreditation” to control drugs sale

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, has endorsed a proposed “tiered accreditation system” to control the flow and sale of medicines by patent and proprietary medicine vendors.

Tribunal: Rivers governorship election was free and fair – PDP agents

Agents of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have told the Rivers State governorship election tribunal that the March 9 election was conducted in line with the Electoral Act and INEC guidelines.

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The newly formed National Consultative Front (NCF) has said it was yet to metamorphosed into a political party but remains a meeting of like minds to chart a way of getting the country out of the wood.
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Nigerian government warns civil servants against flouting coronavirus guidelines

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Former Enugu SSG Samson Ukpabi passes on

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Ondo governor appoints two new aides

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the appointment of Mr Oluwole Moneyin and Mrs Charity Thiti, as Special Assistants on special duties and women mobilisation respectively.