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NSE market capitalisation loses N277 billion

Nigerian equities market on Monday opened trading for the week with a loss of N277 billion, amidst weak sentiments in the wake of weaker oil prices and Coronavirus pandemic.
FILE PHOTO- Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar meets Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (not pictured) at the Parliament in Athens, Greece, January 17, 2020. REUTERS-Costas Baltas

Libya frees over 450 inmates due to virus fears

Libya's justice ministry announced on Sunday that over 450 prisoners were being freed in a bid to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the wake of the war-torn country's first declared infections.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief slams PDP, senior lawyer over criticism of President Buhari’s address

The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Oyo lawmaker fumes over exemption of state in coronavirus palliative measures

President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to retrace his steps and include Oyo State and other states with confirmed cases of Covid-19 in whatever measures being taken by the Federal Government to curtail the spread of the virus in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari commends Asiwaju Tinubu, Mike Adenuga, Emeka Offor, other ‘public-spirited’ donors

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his appreciation to the generosity of individuals and corporate organizations that have made donations to the efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the country.

Mike Adenuga donates N1.5 billion to tackle coronavirus

Billionaire businessman and one of Africa’s richest entrepreneurs, Mike Adenuga, on Monday, announced a donation of N1.5 billion to the initiatives to combat coronavirus in Nigeria.

DHQ: Military ready to enforce presidential restriction order in Lagos, Abuja, Ondo

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said the Nigerian armed force is ready to enforce President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on the restriction of movements following the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ondo States to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.
Charles Aniagwu

Delta commissioner urges Nigerian government to shutdown all state borders

Delta State Government, has urged the Federal Government to close all inter State borders so as to effectively contain the spread of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Kano plans palliative for journalists

Kano State Government says it will initiate palliative measures for media practitioners to enable them discharge their duties in the event of lockdown occasioned by Coronavirus pandemic.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO urges countries to keep food chain alive, avoid crisis

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, Monday, urged governments in countries affected by the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic to keep the food chain alive in order to avoid the food crisis.

World Bank, EU distribute computers to MDAs in Cross River

The World Bank and European Union (EU) have donated computer sets to critical Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Cross River.
Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.

Tokyo Olympics to start on July 23, 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics pushed back a year because of the coronavirus pandemic only after Olympic officials and Japanese organizers bowed to widespread pressure, will now open July 23, 2021.

Akwa Ibom governor meets health workers, says lockdown won’t affect food markets

Governor Udom Emmanuel has directed that the taskforce for containment of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Akwa Ibom State be trained and equipped to undertake its critical task, as the state commences a week long lockdown.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

NAFDAC chief orders chloroquine manufacturing

Prof Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, PhD, FAS, Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has ordered manufacturing of Chloroquine, an old antimalarial, for emergency stock for possible clinical trial treatment of of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Coordinator, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, dropped this hint in Abuja on Monday.

Retired paramilitary officers ready to volunteer 10,000 members to contain virus pandemic

In order to contribute its quota towards containing the spread of the coronavirus disease (covid-19) pandemic, the National Association of Retired Paramilitary Officers (NARPO) has expressed readiness to deploy its activated 10,000 members as volunteers.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors assure on seamless movement of essential commodities

As part of efforts geared toward containing the scourge of COVID-19 across the country, Governors under the aegis of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) Governors unanimously resolved to ensure seamless movement of essential commodities throughout the country during this period of the lockdown.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria to follow up over 6,000 virus contacts

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will follow up on over 6000 contact tracing to curb the spread of Novel Coronavirus(COVID-19), pandemic outbreak in the country.
Obiageli Ezekwesili

Former minister reacts as president orders lockdown of Lagos, Abuja, Ogun

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide broadcast will help to bring all the separate interventions into an integrated response strategy.

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria records 20 new virus cases, total now 131

Announcing this Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 13 of the cases were from Lagos, four from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, two from Kaduna and one from Oyo State.

Panic in Imo as hotelier dies

Residents of Imo State are presently gripped with fear over the mysterious death of the owner of Fancy Hotel, Umugwuma, Owerri, Mr Christogonus Aguwa Osuagwu, in Abuja on Monday.
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.

Governor Abiodun: How I begged President Buhari to shift Ogun lockdown

Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, says the lockdown of the state as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari would commence on Friday.

Coronavirus: JNI condemns misleading preaching of some Islamic clerics

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and misleading preaching by some Islamic clerics on government’s directives for citizens to stay home.

FRSC shuts of drivers licence processing centres

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the shutdown of Driver’s Licence Centres (DLCs) nationwide. This follows the movement restriction imposed by the federal government and some state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.