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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.

Nigeria extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Federal government yesterday extended the ease of lockdown in the country by another four weeks, saying coronavirus was now in 536 of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate queries N1.121 billion spent by NDDC IMC on public communication

The Senate has raised the alarm over the N1.121 billion spent by Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, on Public Communication.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio names ex-Governor Ibori, Uduaghan, Kalu in NDDC corruption saga

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has named former governors of Delta State James Ibori and Emmanuel Uduaghan, former Governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume as beneficiaries of the corruption at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 386 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria has recorded 386 new COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Saturday.

Delta medical practitioners declare two-day warning strike over kidnap of colleague

Medical doctors in Delta have declared a two-day warning strike to protest the kidnap of a Principal Medical Officer Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete, who was kidnapped at the General Hospital, Ojobo, in Burutu Local Government Area of the state on Monday.
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Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Military eliminates 599 terrorists, bandits, rescues 236 victims

The Military high command says the Nigerian troops have killed over 188 terrorists in the North East, 411 bandits in North West and Central and rescues 236 victims in various operations in 21 days.
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Midnight fire razes Delta market

Fire has razed the popular Burutu Market in Delta State, destroying properties worth millions of naira.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa making a State broadcast on Delta’s preparations against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delta governor warns violators of inter-state lockdown

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has warned unauthorized vehicles entering the state will be impounded while the operators will be made to face the wrath of the enabling laws.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Gunmen kill two policemen, one civilian in Delta ambush

The policemen have been confirmed dead during an ambush on them by a gang of daredevil armed robbers who ambushed them while escorting two “VIPs” at Orerokpe in Okpe local government area of Delta State.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria: 10 die of coronavirus in Kano, Ogun, three other states

No fewer than seven patients died of coronavirus-related complications in Kano and Ogun states on Friday.
Kingsley Chinda, a member of the House of Representatives from Obio-Akpor Federal Constituency of Rivers State, has expressed disappointment over the tardy and insincere response of the government to the current state of insecurity in the land.

PDP caucus leader calls for rejig of infectious diseases bill

The Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, has called for a rejig of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila’s controversial infectious diseases Bill, saying that the contents of the Bill are draconian in nature, with various sections grossly abusing the constitution and rights of citizens.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria records 148 new coronavirus cases, total now 2,950

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday recorded 148 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 2,950.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

NCDC: Another lockdown most likely if Nigerians don’t observe social distancing

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the federal government might be forced to implement another lockdown if Nigerians do not comply with social distancing measures, leading to a new explosion of infections.
The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.

Zamfara emir dies in isolation

The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.
NERC Chairman, Prof. James Momoh,

Nigeria to halt extended power cuts during coronavirus lockdown

The federal government has made arrangements to ensure that prolonged power outages are reduced in the country throughout the period of the current lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Another WHO staff tests positive for coronavirus in Bauchi

Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwani Mohammed, who disclosed this to newsmen in a telephone interview, said that the victim is a female security guard whose samples was taken Monday and had returned positive for the coronavirus.

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Confirming this development in Awka, the State Commissioner for Public Utilities and Water Resources, Emeka Ezenwanne, said the affected workers were sacked in line with the Anambra State Water Law 2015, which repealed the law establishing the agency.

Anxiety as no fewer than 800 workers lose their jobs in Anambra

The Anambra State government has confirmed the sack of no fewer than 800 employees of the state moribund Water Board Corporation.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Nigerian government to encourage more private/public partnership to boost domestic gas – minister

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.
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Super Eagles skipper announces birth of baby

Al-Nassr winger and Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has announced the birth of a baby boy to his family.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

DHQ: Released ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters were forcefully recruited

The military has shed more light on its controversial Operation Safe Corridor programme which has once again recently come under fire from the Nigerian public.

SSANU, NASU threaten to down tools over unresolved issues with federal government

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) said they would proceed on strike over unresolved issues with the Federal Government immediately the universities reopen.