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Residents of Ogun State on Saturday observed total compliance to the lockdown order by President Muhammad Buhari as part of measures to curtail and contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus disease in the State.

Coronavirus lockdown: Total compliance recorded in Ogun

Residents of Ogun State on Saturday observed total compliance to the lockdown order by President Muhammad Buhari as part of measures to curtail and contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus disease in the State.
In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction.

Coronavirus: What President Buhari has done and still doing

In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction. It is all about the right reaction by the right agencies and trained experts.”

Nigeria slashes petrol pump price again to N123.50 per litre

The Federal Government has announced a further reduction in the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS)’s pump price to N123.50 per litre.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA to enforce cessation of movement over coronavirus

In a bid to stem the spread of the Coronavirus Disease, the Federal Capital Territory Administration will enforce the cessation of movement order placed on the FCT by President Muhammadu Buhari to the letter. =
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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.

World Bank, EU distribute computers to MDAs in Cross River

The World Bank and European Union (EU) have donated computer sets to critical Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Cross River.
Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria: Banks, ATMs will function during lockdown

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, has stated President Muhammadu Buhari has allowed for skeletal operations in the financial system and money markets during the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the restriction of movements in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja and Lagos, which are the hardest hit by coronavirus in the country.

President Buhari’s speech on coronavirus pandemic — full text

From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria.
Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has announced the total lock-down of the state following the confirmation of the second case of Coronavirus in the state.

Osun announces lockdown, as second virus case confirmed

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has announced the total lock-down of the state following the confirmation of the second case of Coronavirus in the state.

NCC denies giving N300 million subventions to NITDA

Contrary to wide speculation by an online publication that the Nigerian Communications Commission gave N300 million to the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency, the Commission has stated unequivocally that the information was mere falsehood.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on Saturday morning visited the scene of the explosions that rocked Akure, the capital of the State overnight.

Ondo governor advises residents to stay clear of explosion site

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has urged residents to stay clear of Saturday’s explosion site at Ilu Abo on the Akure-Owo expressway.
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NAHCON suspends 2020 pilgrims sensitization exercise

As part of measures to curb the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus, otherwise called “Covid-19 global pandemic” by the World Health Organization(WHO), the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has announced the immediate suspension of all ongoing sensitization of pilgrims ahead of the 2020 Hajj operation.
The Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha and Metropolitan of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, Anambra, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke, enjoined Catholic faithful to pray in their homes for God’s intervention against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Catholic archbishop urges faithful to pray at home

The Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha and Metropolitan of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, Anambra, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke, enjoined Catholic faithful to pray in their homes for God’s intervention against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila immediately after a meeting on Wednesday at the National Assembly with some Ministers and Heads of Government agencies on the planned review of the 2020 budget.

Senate president urges government to provide relief for poor Nigerians

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has called on the Federal Government to immediately devise ways of providing relief for poor Nigerians whose daily livelihood will be affected as a result of the restriction on movement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
APC scribe Victor Giadom has described the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC Governors Forum in postponing the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting indefinitely as commendable. 1

President Buhari, governors, service chiefs may be at risk of deadly pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has thrown big wigs including public officials and billionaires at risk and is upsetting human activities at the top echelons of the Nigerian government.

Nigeria orders closure of national stadia

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has directed the temporary shutdown of all activities at four national stadia in the country to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
President Donald Trump declared a federal state of emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the US. The move frees up additional funding that will allow the government to address the effects of the pandemic.

Donald Trump seeks approval of malaria drug for use against coronavirus

US President Donald Trump on Saturday called for malaria drug chloroquine to be approved for use against the novel coronavirus.

Prominent Nigerians linked to 800 properties worth N164 billion in Dubai

The chairman of the forum of governors elected on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Bagudu, and a senator representing Enugu west senatorial district, Ike Ekweremadu, are among serving political office holders named to be part of 334 prominent Nigerians who are linked to 800 properties scattered around the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Lockdown: Court sentences 17 Lagos residents

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