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As a result of the recent global economic challenges resulting from COVID-19 pandemic and the crash in the prices of crude oil, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced a number of measures to mitigate the imminent reduction in monthly FAAC allocations from the federation account.

Ogun announces closure of borders for two weeks

Ogun State Government has announced the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states and the international border with the Republic of Benin.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo governors says working on palliatives for residents

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, informed residents of the state that his government is already working on palliatives to ease the pressure on the people following the partial shutdown of activities as part of the precautionary measures to curtail the spread of Covid-19.
As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Taraba shuts down borders, bans travel in and out of state

Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has banned travel in and out of the state with effect from Sunday, March 29th until further notice.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa governor tests negative for coronavirus

The governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has taken the rapid diagnostic test for the coronavirus 2019 and came out negative two weeks after rumours went viral that he may have contracted the virus while attending the National Economic Council meeting in Abuja.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has signed into law the State Security Network Agency popularly known as Amotekun bill with a warning to criminals to stay away from the state.

Ekiti shutdowns markets, pleads for cooperation

In a bid to curtail the spread of the deadly pandemic coronavirus, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has directed that all none essential commodities markets be closed down from 5 pm Thursday, March 26th, 2020.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

Nigeria shuts down Abuja markets

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, has ordered the closure of shops in markets and neighborhood centers to traders across Abuja due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo denies Atiku Abubakar’s infected son attended PDP rally in Ibadan

The Oyo State government has denied the widely spread reports that the son of Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, infected by the Coronavirus, attended last week’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Southwest zonal unification rally, held in Ibadan to welcome some defectors back to the party, describing the reports as false.
Former Governor of Kogi State, Capt Idris Wada on Sunday paid a condolence visit on Governor Yahaya Bello over the death of his mother, Hajia Hauwau Oziohu Bello who passed on recently at the age of 101.

Former Governor Idris Wada visits Yahaya Bello over mother’s death

Former Governor of Kogi State, Capt Idris Wada, on Sunday paid a condolence visit on Governor Yahaya Bello over the death of his mother, Hajia Hauwau Oziohu Bello, who passed on recently at the age of 101.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo declares emergency, closes schools

Amid growing concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic, the Oyo State Government has declared an emergency by ordering the immediate closure of schools and the inauguration of emergency operation centres, among other measures.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Coronavirus: Ogun extends ban to schools, worship centres

The Ogun State Government has said the ban on high-density gatherings affects all schools- whether they are public or privately run, as well as all religious activities in the state.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Coronavirus: Kwara shuts down schools from Monday

Kwara state government has announced the closure of all schools, both public and private operating in the state indefinitely as from Monday, March 23, 2020.
The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the people and government of Lagos State over the unfortunate explosion that claimed scores of lives in Lagos yesterday.

Coronavirus: Ogun shuts schools indefinitely

The Ogun State Government on Thursday said it has extended the ban of all high-density gatherings to school and worship centers in the state.
Two giant corporate organisations, Dangote Cement Plc. and Zenith Bank Plc. on Wednesday visited the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to commiserate with him and the state on the recent explosions that rocked Abule Ado-Soba area

Corporate giants storm Lagos governor’s office over Abule Ado disaster

Two giant corporate organisations, Dangote Cement Plc. and Zenith Bank Plc. on Wednesday visited the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to commiserate with him and the state on the recent explosions that rocked Abule Ado-Soba area of the State.

South West PDP welcomes Oyinlola, chieftains of APC, ZLP, ADC, others

The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday joined leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South West geopolitical zone to receive bigwigs from rival political parties to the party, declaring that a fresh wave of unity, which will move across Nigeria, has begun in the South West.
The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the people and government of Lagos State over the unfortunate explosion that claimed scores of lives in Lagos yesterday.

Coronavirus: Ogun ban mass gatherings

Kunle Somorin, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, said the order was in addition to further to measures so far taken to ramp up its efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

East-West road: Minister orders contractors back to site

The Federal Government has ordered the contractors handling the construction of the East-West road sections 1 to 4 to return to site within the next one week for the speedy completion of the project.

Fire guts Benue Market

An early morning inferno on Monday razed part of the Otukpo Main Market in Otukpo, township, Benue State.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa to commence distribution of central bank agric loan soon

In a bid to ensure food sufficiency and diversification of the local economy through local production of goods, the government of Bayelsa State has promised to soon commence the distribution of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) agricultural loan facility to only real farmers across the state, irrespective of their political party affiliation.

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Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.

Peace Mass Transit announces shutdown

Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three policewomen detained for allegedly assisting rapist escape

A suspected rapist, simply identified as Kelechi, has escaped from police detention at Ajiwe Police Station, Lagos State.
Prof. Babatunde Salako, the Director-General of the institute, made this known to newsmen on Saturday in a telephone interview in Lagos.

Institute begins free virus screening, gives criteria

As the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research begins a free screening for COVID-19 on March 30 in Lagos, only invited individuals will be tested.
It was sequel to the directive of Gov. Ben Ayade and the resolution of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

Cross River bans religious gatherings

The Cross River State Government on Saturday banned all religious gatherings of more than five persons in the state.

US prepares emergency evacuation of citizens from Nigeria

The United States government is preparing emergency flights to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria over fear of escalation of Coronavirus in the country.