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President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

National Assembly leadership meet ministers on planned 2020 budget review

The Leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday held a meeting with some Ministers and Heads of agencies from the Executive arm of Government to brainstorm on the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the Nigerian economy.
Iranian workers set up a makeshift hospital inside the Iran Mall, northwest of Tehran, on March 21, 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak. AFP

Iran reports 143 deaths, 2,200 new cases in 24 hours

The official number of coronavirus victims in Iran reached 2,077 on Wednesday, March 25, the health ministry spokesman announced. With 143 new deaths, the epidemic does not show any signs of slowing down.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

House of Reps seek use of unity schools’ hostels as isolation centres

The House of Representatives on Tuesday demanded emergency measures on the part of the Executive arm to protect the Nigerian people and the economy from the potentially dire consequences of a widespread outbreak of the Covid-19 among the populace.
Dubai-based mega carrier, Emirates Airlines, has stopped flight operations to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos until the airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) is fixed.

Emirates to suspend passenger flights from March 25

“Today we made the decision to temporarily suspend all passenger flights by 25 March 2020,” the airline said on Twitter.

Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos suspends mass for a month

The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has announced the suspension of public Mass in the Archdiocese in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Tunisian President, Kais Saied, on Friday declared a nationwide, round-the-clock self-isolation of residents to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, after an increase in confirmed cases.

Tunisia orders nationwide self-isolation

Tunisian President, Kais Saied, on Friday declared a nationwide, round-the-clock self-isolation of residents to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, after an increase in confirmed cases.

Akwa Ibom: We won’t shut down schools

The Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel, has said there was no confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Akwa Ibom State, and there was no need to shut down schools in the state.
Vietnam Airlines will suspend its flights to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with effect from Saturday, over the outbreak of a new coronavirus, the company said.

Coronavirus: Airlines charge Nigeria to reduce entry points to two

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), the umbrella body of indigenous carriers in the country has called on the Federal Government as a matter of urgency to restrict entry points into Nigeria to two.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Coronavirus: Senate president wants more test centres established

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has lamented the inadequate presence of test centres across the country for the detection of the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
A worker walks outside the coronavirus isolation facility at the Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya March 15, 2020. REUTERS-Njeri Mwangi

World Bank offers $60 million to Kenya to fight coronavirus outbreak

The World Bank said on Monday it had committed $60 million to Kenya to help the East African nation battle the coronavirus outbreak that has spread to at least 30 countries on the continent.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

NCDC: Mass gatherings can amplify spread of coronavirus

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says mass gatherings can amplify the spread of infectious diseases including Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
Iran has temporarily released 70,000 prisoners as part of measures to combat the ongoing coronovirus disease in the country.

Coronavirus kills senior cleric as Iran toll hits 853

The novel coronavirus killed a top Iranian cleric Monday, the Islamic republic said as it reported yet another record high single-day death toll in one of the world’s worst-hit countries.

Coronavirus: Nigeria identifies 23 suspected cases in five states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says 23 suspected cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified in Edo, Lagos, Ogun, FCT and Kano states, out of which one was confirmed positive “index case” with no death.
Coronavirus - Self-isolation is nowhere near as dramatic as having to live in a Hazmat suit in a tent. Stefano Guidi-Getty Images

Coronavirus: Pet dog quarantined in Hong Kong

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said it was to run further tests on the animal to determine whether it has contracted the disease, or if the result was caused by environmental contamination of the dog’s mouth and nose.

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The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo identifies 84 suspected coronavirus cases, imposes curfew

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state after two new confirmed cases were confirmed and 84 new suspected infections discovered.
The International Olympic Committee came under pressure to speed up its decision about postponing the Tokyo Games on Tuesday as athletes criticised the four-week deadline and the United States joined calls to delay the competition.

IOC tells NOCs to expect decision on new dates for Tokyo Games

A decision on when the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be held is expected to be made within the next three weeks, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) told countries on a conference call.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was satisfied with Manchester United's display in the FA Cup clash against Wolves, despite his side not mustering a shot on target in the 0-0 draw at Molineux.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘ruthless’ in sacking David de Gea mentor

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘ruthless’ nature may in part explain goalkeeper David de Gea’s poor form, according to an article in The Times.
Overland Airways

Overland Airways suspends flight operations

Overland Airways will temporarily shelve its flight operations from Saturday, March 28, 2020 to Sunday, April 5, 2020, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.

Confusion over explosion in Akure

An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.