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Lagos clears air on ‘N1 million daily spending’ on coronavirus patient

The Lagos State Government has faulted the widespread media reports on N1 million daily spending on a COVID-19 patient in the state.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Delta, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, has said that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa did not at any time direct members of government and civil servants to undergo the COVID-19 test.

Delta PDP urges APC to halt attacks on Governor Okowa

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State have been urged to halt all attacks on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over the temporary slashing of workers’ salaries in the state.
Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has warned parents against allowing their wards to patronize private tutorial centres during the period of schools closure.

Lagos to build, operate education radio station

The Lagos State Government on Monday has unveiled plans to establish and operate a radio station solely dedicated to education of pupils in the state.

Ex-Bauchi governor must account for N321 billion – PDP chieftain

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bibi Dogo, says the immediate past governor of Bauchi State, Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, must account for over N321 billion naira he allegedly collected within the first 31 months of his administration.

Chris Okotie condemns CAN’s social distancing guidelines for churches

The Senior Pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, Chris Okotie, on Sunday kicked against the Christian Association of Nigeria’s (CAN) proposed social distancing guidelines for churches.
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano trains 350 health workers on infectious disease control

A first batch training of 350 health workers on infectious disease control has commenced in Kano in collaboration with the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

North-Central governors establish quarantine centre for almajiri

North-Central Governor’s Forum said it has estab­lished an isolation center designed to quarantine Al­majiri (kid beggars) from northern parts of the coun­try before being repatriated to their respective states of origin.

Ebonyi to commence disbursement of palliatives

The Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly and Chairman of the State’s Fundraising and Welfare Committee, Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru stated this in Abakaliki, the State Capital. He spoke during a live broadcast on the state broadcast stations on Sunday.

NMA debunks rumour of 70% members absconding in Kano

Nigerian doctors, under the auspices of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has on Wednesday debunked claims that 70 per cent of their members have absconded their duties in Kano state.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

Nigeria receives 13 returnees from Togo

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it had received 13 Nigerians that arrived from Lome, Togo at Seme-Krake joint border post.

Northern governors meet, insist on more coronavirus testing centres

Worried by the increase in the confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease in the region, Governors in the 19 Northern States have for the second time in less than two weeks met to discuss the region’s response to the pandemic and evaluate some of the measures adopted by each State to deal with the situation.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

213 British nationals evacuated from Nigeria through Lagos airport

The evacuation of the British nationals is as a result of the current corona virus pandemic in Nigeria. Several European countries have recently also evacuated their nationals from Nigeria. United States of America had also evacuated its own citizens who were willing to leave the country.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers frees 22 Exxon Mobil staff, backs down on prosecution

Rivers State Government has released 22 Exxon Mobil staff arrested April 16 for alleged violation of the State Executive Order restricting movement across her borders in the fight against Corona Virus.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governors back President Buhari on 14 days lockdown extension

The thirty-six State Governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have backed President Muhammadu Buhari on that the two weeks extension of the lockdown in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states.
Health minister Lia Tadesse said on Tuesday that the government last week reached an agreement with the Ethiopian Insurance Corporation but did not disclose the value of the cover.

Ethiopia to buy life insurance for health workers

Health minister Lia Tadesse said on Tuesday that the government last week reached an agreement with the Ethiopian Insurance Corporation but did not disclose the value of the cover.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano declares lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje has has lucked down Kano for seven days beginning from 10 pm on Thursday 16 March, 2020.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Governor Ayade: It’s dangerous to protect lives ignoring livelihoods

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, has warned that since there will be life after the COVID-19 pandemic, there was the need for government to protect not just lives but also livelihoods.

Coronavirus: Oyo clamps down on haulage companies flouting orders

Officers of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) have impounded about 36 commercial trailers and other articulated vehicles belonging to haulage companies and logistics departments during its routine operations and surveillance in the State.

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Senator Okorocha urges Igbo politicians to shun party differences, work together

Former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has called on politicians of Igbo extraction to shun party differences and work together in the interest of the South East zone.
Currency depreciation, inflation, negative growth, businesses closed- Algeria's economy has been battered by the one-two punch of the coronavirus crisis and tumbling oil revenues.

Algeria economy rocked by one-two punch of coronavirus crisis

Currency depreciation, inflation, negative growth, businesses closed: Algeria's economy has been battered by the one-two punch of the coronavirus crisis and tumbling oil revenues.
At least a dozen people have been killed over the weekend due to storms with heavy rains and landslides in South Korea.

At least 30 dead in South Korea as rain triggers landslides, floods

Landslides and flooding triggered by days of heavy rain in South Korea have left at least 30 people dead and 12 missings, officials said Sunday, warning of more downpours.

World Bank warned over $114 million grant to Nigeria

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent a letter to the World Bank President, David Malpass, urging him to demand that the Nigerian government account for the spending of $114.28million grant for COVID-19.
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.

FCT records 75 new coronavirus cases

A total of seventy-five, 75, new cases of COVID-19 infection were recorded in the FCT, Abuja in the last 24hours.