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Lagos government, GTBank flag off 110-bed isolation centre in Onikan

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, formally launched the newly constructed Lagos Island, Isolation Centre, with capacity for 110-bed space, located in Onikan Stadium, now Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos.

Benue governor orders deputy to undergo virus test as state records first case

Governor Samuel Ortom disclosed this while briefing journalists in Makurdi, the state capital, shortly after the announcement by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control.

Nigeria records eight new virus cases, total now 89

Nigeria has recorded eight new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total confirmed infections in the country to 89.

First case of coronavirus recorded in Benue

As at Friday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had put the number of confirmed cases in the country at 81

Groom, five others kidnapped in Taraba

The victims were returning from a wedding at Gboko, in the neighbouring Benue State, when their vehicle was stopped at Dan-Wanzam village by the gunmen.

NSCDC commences sensitisation campaign in Benue

The Benue State command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has commenced sensitisation campaign in public places on the need to adhere strictly to safety measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN recommends suspension of Sunday worship, weddings

The Benue State branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria has recommended the suspension of all Sunday worship and wedding activities in the state as a proactive measure against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

CPS best option to address pensions crisis – Benue governor

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has apologized to retirees and workers of the state over the inability of successive governments to find a lasting solution to the nagging backlog of unpaid pensions in the state.
The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Sunday Ongbabo, who gave an update on the activities of the state government to prevent the spread of the disease into the state said that as at the moment, the state was yet to have a record of the coronavirus.

Benue moves to limit influx of people to IDPs camps

Benue State government said it is devising means to ensure that the dreaded coronavirus does not spread to the state through the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps located across the state.

Fire guts Benue Market

An early morning inferno on Monday razed part of the Otukpo Main Market in Otukpo, township, Benue State.
The Nigerian Army under Operation Sharan Daji has confirmed the killing of four bandits in Zamfara.

Nigerian army intensifies onslaught against bandits, kidnappers

Nigerian Army says it has recently stepped up anti-banditry operations in the North Central and western parts of the country, to protect lives and properties.
National President of the Forum, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, said The forum viewed the current onslaught against these Benue communities as a scheme aimed at decimating our communities and gradual entrenchment of anarchy on the state.

Middle Belt Forum condemns fresh killings in Benue

The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has condemned in strong terms the renewed killings of innocent people and wanton destruction of property in some parts of Benue State by Fulani herdsmen.
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday clarified that its Armoured Fighting vehicle which caught fire and exploded in Damaturu on Monday, thereby causing panic and led to residents scampering for their lives was a result of electrical failure.

Troops kill 7 Boko Haram terrorists, 9 bandits in North East, North West

Troops of Nigerian Army fighting to rid the North East of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists as well as the North West and Central to rout armed bandits have neutralized 7 terrorists and 9 bandits after several confrontations.

Minister: 1.8km Loko-Oweto bridge to reduce travelling time between East, North

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, at the weekend inspected the 1.8 kilometre Loko-Oweto Bridge in Nasarawa and Benue States, saying that it will reduce travelling time by at least half as against the current full day spent by commuters.

Three ‘robbers’ burnt in Benue

Three suspected armed robbers were early hours of Friday burnt beyond recognition around the perimeter fence of the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi (FUAM).
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Lawan: Nigeria needs proper planning to overcome development challenges

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has said that for the six geo-political zones in the country to surmount developmental and infrastructural challenges, the Federal Government must follow thorough with National Planning to address issues of deficits.

Benue governor apologises to pensioners over failure to pay arrears

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday apologised to pensioners over government’s inability to pay pension and gratuities arrears.

Benue governor donates 35-seater bus, N10 million cash to Lobi Stars FC

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday donated a 36 seater bus to Lobi Stars football club.

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CAF: No plans to cancel any competition for coronavirus

Confederation of African Football has no plans to cancel any of its forthcoming competitions because of the coronavirus pandemic, hoping it can reschedule all.

The psychology of Covid-19

Nigeria announced its first COVID-19 case on February 27 – an Italian who came into the country on February 24 and displayed symptoms of the disease while visiting Lafarge Cement Company in Ewekoro, Ogun State.
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 discharges five more virus patients

The Lagos State government, yesterday, confirmed that five additional patients, who have recovered from coronavirus, COVID-19, have been discharged, from Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital.
Bishop Sam Zuga is set to unveil his spiritual formula (37²7) to fight against Coronavirus on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Nigerian bishop to unveil ‘spiritual formula’ to end virus in April

Shortly after renowned Nigerian Bishop, Sam Zuga of House of Joy Ministry, founder of both Samzuga Foundation and Samzuga international, offered to treat anyone with coronavirus free of charge and urging Nigerians to refer Coronavirus patients to him, the cleric has come up with a solution to tackle the dreaded virus.
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.

Tanzania virus cases rise to 19 as five more confirmed

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Tanzania rose to 19 on Monday after five more people tested positive, the government has said.