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Nigerians, others excluded from list of travellers to Europe

Nigerians have been excluded from the list of countries whose nationals will be allowed in the region when the borders are open from July 1 by the European Union Commission.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that the Egyptian army is one of strongest in the region but it is “a rational army,” the Egyptian presidency said.

Egypt’s army ‘rational’ among strongest in region – president

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that the Egyptian army is one of strongest in the region but it is “a rational army,” the Egyptian presidency said.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s president urges farmers to increase food production

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised Nigerian farmers to increase their food production as Nigeria has ‘no money’ for food importation.

Ondo: My men need PPE – CP

Ondo State Commissioner of Police Mr Undie Adie has said that his men manning the borders across the state need Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to enable them to carry out their duties effectively.
Marcelo Navajas was detained by police in La Paz, Colonel Ivan Rojas said, a day after interim President Jeanine Anez ordered an investigation.

Bolivia’s health minister sacked for ‘coronavirus fraud’

Bolivia’s health minister has been arrested on suspicion of corruption related to the over-priced purchase of ventilators to fight COVID-19, the police chief said on Wednesday.
Australian officials announced a raft of plans on Wednesday to speed up the resumption of public life to boost the ailing economy amid a diplomatic spat with major trading partner China.

Australia opens up domestic life further as China dispute lingers

Australian officials announced a raft of plans on Wednesday to speed up the resumption of public life to boost the ailing economy amid a diplomatic spat with major trading partner China.
Macky Sall

Senegalese return to mosques after restrictions eased

Some Senegalese mosques opened their doors on Friday after the government eased coronavirus restrictions, but others judged the rate of infection too high and stayed shut.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government warns against recycling of face masks

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians against the continued resort to recycling and sharing of face masks in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, saying such actions would only fuel more infections.
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has ordered the closure of largest beef and livestock market in the State located in the Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt indefinitely.

Rivers orders auction of Adamawa trucks, cattle for breach of Port Harcourt lockdown

Governor Nyesom Wike has ordered prosecution of 14 persons who moved cattle from Adamawa state into Port Harcourt in breached of Rivers state borders closure and lockdown of Port Harcourt and Obio Akpor Local Government Areas in the fight against Coronavirus.

Rwanda to partially lift coronavirus lockdown

Rwanda will partially lift its virus lockdown from next week and allow people to move freely during the day more than six weeks after being confined, the prime minister's office said on Friday.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River begs federal government for coronavirus test kits

The Cross River State Government has called on the Federal Government to provide more test kits and build a vaccine factory in the state to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Guinea’s coronavirus cases top 1000, with seven deaths

Guinea crossed the symbolic mark of 1,000 cases of the new coronavirus on Sunday, where the Covid-19 disease is progressing rapidly despite the introduction of a curfew and the compulsory wearing of masks, the health authorities said.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, warned criminals seeking to exploit the nationwide coronavirus lockdown “for their own sinister ends’’.

South Africa to begin phased easing of lockdown on May 1

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday government will allow a partial reopening of the economy on May 1, with travel restrictions eased and some industries allowed to operate under a five-level risk system.
Simon Lalong

Plateau installs CCTV cameras to monitor border routes

Plateau State government has installed CCTV cameras at various exit and entry points in the state as part of the measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus into the state.
Nyesom Wike

Rivers sets up taskforce to protect ‘borders’

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has announced that the state would establish a task force to man her borders to ensure that Rivers people are protected from coronavirus.
Sekou Kourouma, who was secretary general of the government and a former minister, was taken ill last week and died in Conakry on Saturday.

Guinean government secretary general dies of coronavirus

A top government official in Guinea and close ally of President Alpha Conde has died from the novel coronavirus, the government said on Sunday.

Govenror Akeredolu imposes curfew in Ondo

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Tuesday imposed an indefinite 7.pm to 7.am curfew in the state to check the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

Guinea to mandate mask-wearing against virus

Guinean President Alpha Conde has decided to make the wearing of masks compulsory in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom: It is unsafe to reopen schools now

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 121 persons for violating face mask order in Akwa Ibom

The police in Akwa Ibom State have arrested 121 people for violating the government’s directive on compulsory use of face mask in public places as a measure to curb the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 in the state.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO urges countries to ‘wake up’ and halt coronavirus

The World Health Organization on Friday urged countries hit by serious coronavirus outbreaks to “wake up” to the realities on the ground instead of bickering, and to “take control”.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Kwara governor reshuffles cabinet

Those affected are the Commissioner for Communication, Olanrewaju Murtala, who was moved to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, while the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Harriet Adenike Afolabi Oshatimehin replaced Murtala in the Ministry of Communication.
Eddie Nketiah has revealed what he told Bukayo Saka immediately he replaced the injured Sead Kolasinac, in Arsenal’s 3-2 win against Everton at the Emirates in Sunday’s Premier League game.

Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe shortlisted for Arsenal Player of the Month award

Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe have been nominated for the Arsenal Player of the Month award for June following their eye-catching displays.