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Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 1

Kaduna residents appeal to government to review lockdown order

Some residents of Kaduna have appealed to the state government to review the lockdown extension announced on Sunday to enable low income earners do their business.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a third day in intensive care on Wednesday battling the coronavirus, which has struck at the heart of the British government, infected more than 55,000 people across the country and killed nearly 6,200.

Boris Johnson resumes after recovering from coronavirus

The Prime Minister returned to Downing Street to lead the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak amid growing calls from members of his own party as well as the business community to set out a plan to ease the lock down.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Kaduna extends quarantine orders by 30 days

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has extended the quarantine orders being enforced in the state for another 30 days, the governor’s spokesperson, Muyiwa Adekeye, said in a statement.
NECA’s Director-General, Mr Timothy Olawale, who made the call on Tuesday in Lagos, called for more specific and direct business sustainability schemes, to save the private sector.

Private sector, labour call for guided relaxation of lockdown to save economy

Organised Private Sector, OPS; Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and its United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, counterpart, have agreed that there is need for guided relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The coronavirus death toll crossed 13,000 on Sunday as the disease swept across the globe, forcing over a billion people to remain at home and stretching governments and health workers to respond to the growing crisis.

Coronavirus breaks funeral traditions in Italy

Everyone in Revello understands it is safer that way since so many of those who have died across Italy’s pandemic-hit north first contracted the novel coronavirus.
Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium was a target for the terrorist cell that conducted attacks in the city a year ago, Catalan newspaper El Periódico reported on Wednesday.

Mike Tyson’s cannabis company wants Camp Nou naming rights

Barcelona announced this week that they will sell the naming rights to Camp Nou for the 2020-21 campaign and donate the proceeds to help in the fight against coronavirus.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Minister: Nigeria can’t pay over N100 billion electricity bill for residents

Nigeria Minister of Power, Alhaji Saleh Mamman, has dismissed the speculations that the federal government will pay two-month electricity for Nigerians as part of palliatives to citizens to cushion the effect of the lockdown due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Key industries are warning of social unrest unless India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes concessions when he announces any extension Tuesday to a three-week pandemic-lockdown for the country's 1.3 billion people.

India, Pakistan ease restrictions for some small businesses amid lockdown

The Indian government allowed a limited reopening of shops in neighborhoods and residential areas from Saturday, more than a month after the nation went into lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, officials said.
Some mango sellers in Enugu on Friday decried low patronage as lockdown continued following the global outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

Lockdown: Enugu mango sellers decry low patronage

Some mango sellers in Enugu on Friday decried low patronage as lockdown continued following the global outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
UBA - United Bank for Africa

UBA records double-digit earnings Q1 growth

The bank leveraged on modest growth in both interest and non-interest income as well as increased efficiency to deliver an impressive 8.5 percent year-on-year growth in profit before tax in the first three months of 2020, to N32.7 billion compared with N30.2 billion recorded in the first quarter of 2019.
A South African Airways aircraft is seen at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa January 12, 2020. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham-File Photo

South African Airways faces wind-down or liquidation as cash runs out

South African Airways (SAA) faces a wind-down or liquidation after specialists appointed to try to save the state-owned airline said on Thursday they had run out of funds.
The three months moratorium on loans to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) granted by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is a reprieve of about N410 million, it was learnt yesterday.

Lagos donates 400 bags of rice, garri to boat operators

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has donated 100 bags of rice and 300 bags of garri to the Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria (ATBOWATON).
Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever reported Thursday a slight rise in first quarter sales and said the coronavirus has caused hygiene product sales to rocket while those of ice cream melted.

Unilever sees pandemic changing consumer demand

Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever reported Thursday a slight rise in first quarter sales and said the coronavirus has caused hygiene product sales to rocket while those of ice cream melted.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River solicits funds to fight coronavirus pandemic

The Cross River Government has solicited assistance from philanthropists and corporate organisations towards curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Residents of Abia have expressed concern over the two confirmed index cases of COVID-19 in the state, saying that the development has proved to doubting Thomases that the pandemic is real.

Residents: Abia index cases proof of coronavirus pandemic

Residents of Abia have expressed concern over the two confirmed index cases of COVID-19 in the state, saying that the development has proved to doubting Thomases that the pandemic is real.
Kenya’s third largest bank by assets, NCBA, has pulled its final dividend for last year of 1.50 shillings per share due to the coronavirus crisis, becoming the first lender in the East African nation to do so.

Kenya’s NCBA Bank pulls final dividend for 2019 due to coronavirus

Kenya’s third largest bank by assets, NCBA, has pulled its final dividend for last year of 1.50 shillings per share due to the coronavirus crisis, becoming the first lender in the East African nation to do so.
Chairman of CIG Motors, promoters of GAC Motors, GREE and Lontor brands in Nigeria, Chief Diana Chen, has donated an ambulance, N20 million and 50,000 face masks to Lagos State government in support of the fight against COVID-19 in the state and across Nigeria.

Diana Chen donates ambulance, N20m, 5,000 face masks to Lagos

Chairman of CIG Motors, promoters of GAC Motors, GREE and Lontor brands in Nigeria, Chief Diana Chen, has donated an ambulance, N20 million and 50,000 face masks to Lagos State government in support of the fight against COVID-19 in the state and across Nigeria.
Deputy Governor Hadiza Balarabe, made this known in a broadcast on Saturday.

Kaduna lockdown set to be eased – deputy governor

Kaduna State is fashioning out a framework to allow businesses that offer essential services to operate within the stay-at-home period and within limits.

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The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.

PTF decries continued refusal by hospitals to treat patients for fear of coronavirus

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

NDDC HQ shut over ‘coronavirus outbreak’

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has ordered the immediate shutdown of the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission in Port Harcourt following the sudden death of the Commission’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Chief Ibanga Etang.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Loans request: Nigeria now on the auction market – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alarms that with the volume of foreign loans being accumulated by President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC), our nation and her people have been placed on the international auction market.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Nigeria releases new guidelines for international flights operations

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority , NCAA, Thursday, released new guidelines for international flights operations during the current Covid-19 pandemic for Nigerian based crew.

Official: ICPC investigating cases of coronavirus fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it is investigating alleged cases of corruption in the management of COVID-19 funds and palliatives.