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Lockdown: Eko Disco assures customers steady power supply

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Tuesday assured its customers of steady power supply in spite of shutting its offices outlets in Lagos and Ogun state. =

FirstBank donates N1 billion to fight against virus pandemic

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the donation of N1 billion to the joint effort by the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19.

Akwa Ibom governor signs quarantine and restriction of movement regulation

The new law which is in effect across the thirty-one (31) Local Government Areas of the state, is in view of the serious and imminent threat to Public Health by the pandemic COVID-19, a dangerous infectious disease within the meaning and intendment of Section 2 of the Quarantine Act, Cap. Q2, Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.
Abiola Ajimobi

Senator Ajimobi wishes Governor Makinde quick recovery, commends Nigerian government

A former Governor of Oyo State, Dr Abiola Ajimobi, has expressed solidarity with his successor, Gov. Seyi Makinde, as he tested positive to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo chairs economic sustainability committee

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to head the Economic Sustainability Committee.
More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Millions of Nigerians enter lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Oyo coronavirus index patient discharged

“The news of Makinde’s positive test came on the heels of the release of the state’s index case from the COVID-19 isolation centre,” Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary of Makinde, wrote in a press statement issued on Monday evening.
“This is a pandemic unlike the world has ever seen, and it has changed our system and put a strain on people’s lives in an unprecedented way,” said Takeshi Kasai, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific region.

WHO urges Asia-Pacific to brace up for long-term battle against virus pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday urged Asia-Pacific countries to brace up for a long-term battle against the coronavirus and stressed the need for nations not to let their guard down even if cases taper off.
Katsina United FC board under the new chairman Prince Abdulssamad Badamasi have confirmed the appointment of Henry Makinwa as new Head Coach after the former Abia Warriors gaffer agreed to a one-year deal to succeed Abdullahi Usman Biffo who resigned a few months ago.

NPFL: Katsina United coach unperturbed by virus induced hiatus

Katsina United FC coach Henry Makinwa has expressed indifference to the issue of the possible effects of the Covid-19 induced hiatus on the league stressing that the effects of such break on teams would be generic rather than been specific to some teams and as such nothing to brood over.
Nigeria professional football league outfit MFM Football Club of Lagos has reinstate Coach Tony Bolus as the head of team’s technical crew.

MFM FC manager charges players to continue working on their fitness

The head coach of Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministries FC, Tony Bolus, has given training programs to his charges as they observed the unavoidable break due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Boves, France, September 18, 2019. REUTERS-Pascal Rossignol

Amazon and Instacart workers strike over safety and pay concerns during coronavirus crisis

Warehouse, delivery and retail gig workers in the United States went on strike on Monday to call attention to safety and wage concerns for people laboring through the coronavirus crisis.
Antarctica has experienced its first heatwave with scientists expressing fears about the long-term damage to animals, plants and ecosystems.

First heatwave recorded in Antarctica

Antarctica has experienced its first heatwave with scientists expressing fears about the long-term damage to animals, plants and ecosystems.
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Nigerian governors agree to hold weekly virtual meetings

The 36 state governors under the platform of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have agreed to hold their weekly meetings via tele-conferencing to check the spread of COVID19 in the country.

NUPENG distributes sanitizers, safety kits to tanker drivers

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday called on state governments and security agencies to assist Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, to seamlessly distribute fuel across the country as Nigeria struggles to contain the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.

The psychology of Covid-19

Nigeria announced its first COVID-19 case on February 27 – an Italian who came into the country on February 24 and displayed symptoms of the disease while visiting Lafarge Cement Company in Ewekoro, Ogun State.
Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday directed law enforcement agencies to arrest and disperse any large gatherings to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state. 4

Lagos discharges five more virus patients

The Lagos State government, yesterday, confirmed that five additional patients, who have recovered from coronavirus, COVID-19, have been discharged, from Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital.
The United Arab Emirates has launched a drive-through coronavirus testing facility as part of the Gulf state’s efforts to fight the disease, the Abu Dhabi government’s media office announced.

Tanzania virus cases rise to 19 as five more confirmed

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Tanzania rose to 19 on Monday after five more people tested positive, the government has said.
Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Femi Falana fault President Buhari on lockdown order

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday, faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s restriction of movement order pronounced on Lagos and Ogun States saying Nigeria is not at war.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Coronavirus fraudster’ collects Osun residents’ voter cards

The Osun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man in Osogbo for impersonating the State Government to swindle unsuspecting citizens of the state under the guise of providing social relief during the stay-at-home order.

Akwa Ibom bans public gathering, blocks vehicles from other states

The Akwa Ibom state government has banned all forms of public gathering, including burials and weddings, as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus.

Lockdown: Eko Disco assures customers steady power supply

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Tuesday assured its customers of steady power supply in spite of shutting its offices outlets in Lagos and Ogun state. =
The closure of all Enugu land borders, markets and inter-personal state transport takes effect from this evening, Tuesday, March 31st.

Enugu: Closure of boundaries, markets, inter-state transportation effective March 31

The closure of all Enugu land borders, markets and inter-personal state transport takes effect from this evening, Tuesday, March 31st.

FirstBank donates N1 billion to fight against virus pandemic

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the donation of N1 billion to the joint effort by the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19.