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Russia will halt all international flights from midnight on Friday under a government decree listing new measures against the coronavirus outbreak.
A Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, has called on politicians (irrespective of party affiliation) to use their campaign structures to spread awareness about the dreaded novel coronavirus as part of efforts to prevent the pandemic from spreading to our villages and local communities.
South African Airways (SAA) said on Tuesday it will suspend all its domestic flights from Friday until April 16 in support of a national lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
One of the leading unions in the Nigerian aviation industry, the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), has warned aviation companies against taking unilateral decisions that may negatively affect workers in the sector, as Covid-19 ravages world’s economies.
It is an unlikely friendship that grew out of grief and has become a source of support and activism in the aftermath of the Boeing 737 MAX Ethiopian Airlines crash one year ago.
To this end, the Federal Government is likely to review the N10.59 trillion 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly on December 5 and signed into law on December 17, 2019, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, lauded former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for his undiluted patriotism towards the stability, development and cohesiveness of the nation, as he clocks 83.
In order to build local capacity to compete favourably with scientifically advanced economies, there is an urgent need to refine processes for funding research and innovation in the country, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
The electricity distribution company made the announcement in a statement signed by its Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Felix Ofulue on Friday in Ikeja.
Harmattan haze which has been intense since Monday delayed and caused flights cancellation in West African countries notably Nigeria, the largest economy and most populated nation in the Africa continent.
Aviation expert, Mallam Abdulazeez Yinka-Oniyangi, has urged the federal government to take proactive measure against the spread of the coronavirus.
Despite opposition by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Federal Government on Monday said the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS), is designed to enhance data integrity, eliminate ghost workers and consolidate on staff records and management. =
The Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, on Monday, said that the Federal Government had activated a new process aimed at eliminating those who were collecting salaries without certificates or letters of appointment from the government.
The Senate has called on the Federal Ministry of Aviation to immediately take steps to ensure all persons arriving from China, especially Chinese citizens from Nigeria that travelled for the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities, self-isolate by staying indoors in their homes for at least two weeks before mixing with Nigerian public.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday called on all relevant ministries and agencies of government to as a matter national health emergency liaise with one another with a view to putting necessary measures in place so as to check any possible outbreak of the deadly coronavirus currently ravaging countries in southeast Asia.
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.
In the span of a month, the coronavirus pandemic has radically soared to disturbing heights in the U.S. – from a fewer than 100 confirmed cases and two deaths as of March 1 to over 215,000 infections on Thursday, data from worldometers.info showed.
As parts of measures to control the spread of Coronavirus, the Lagos State government is set to launch learning media programmes to keep children busy while schools are closed indefinitely.
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said that the state is well equipped to treat the only COVID-19 patient it currently has. Governor Akeredolu said the patient would not be transferred to Lagos State.
Japan’s main Nikkei index was trading more than 2.5% higher in late day trading, while Australia’s S&P/ASX was trading up well over 3.7%. The KOSPI in Seoul was up 2.6% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng had gained well over one percent. Shanghai’s index was closed for a public holiday.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, says: “Ten new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 6 in Lagos, 2 in FCT and 2 in Edo.”