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The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi recovers from coronavirus

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has recovered from COVID-19, 11 days after testing positive for the infection.
Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has inaugurated a sixty-six member palliative committee as part of the efforts of his administration to cushion the effect of COVID-19 in the state.

Bauchi flags off distribution of 700,000 face masks

The Bauchi State Government has flagged off the distribution of 700,000 face masks to beneficiaries in the state as part of efforts to curtail the spread of Coronavirus.
Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Bisi Fayemi’s wife, exco members, aides go for coronavirus tests

Few hours after Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti tested positive for coronavirus, his wife, Bisi, and top government functionaries have undergone tests to determine their status.
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has warned workers in the state that the coming months will not be easy despite the health challenges already posed by the global pandemic COVID-19.

Abia begins door to door coronavirus testing

Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, on Monday flagged off the coronavirus (COVID-19) community surveillance and testing program which is aimed at breaking the chain of transmission in the state and stem community spread of the disease.

60 convicted over face mask violation in Ekiti

COVID-19 Task Force in Ekiti, on Monday arrested not less than 60 people who violated regulation on the compulsory use of face mask.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Bayelsa records more coronavirus death

The Bayelsa COVID-19 Task Force on Friday said it recorded one more death, bringing the total number of fatalities in the state to 19.
The State Gov. Seyi Makinde, made this known via his official Twitter, @seyiamakinde on Saturday.

Oyo confirms 69 new coronavirus cases, discharges four patients

The Oyo State Government on Thursday confirmed a total of 69 new COVID-19 infections in the state.
The State Gov. Seyi Makinde, made this known via his official Twitter, @seyiamakinde on Saturday.

67 coronavirus patients discharged in Oyo isolation centre

Sixty-seven COVID-19 patients were on Saturday discharged from the Oyo State Isolation Centre after receiving their second negative test results.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police order arrest of fake coronavirus taskforce in Anambra

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang, has ordered the arrest of illegal task force teams claiming to be enforcing COVID-19 measures including wearing of face masks in the state.
The United States of America ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has said the recent visa ban to Nigerians will be reviewed, if certain conditions are met.

US envoy inaugurates emergency health operation facility in Bayelsa

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art public health Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa cabinet members go on self-isolation

Mr Dogo Shammah, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism says all members of the state executive will go on self-isolation, from Friday, to avoid COVID-19 infection.

Coronavirus: NYCN passes vote of confidence on Cross River government, health ministry

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Cross River chapter, has passed a vote of confidence on the state government and the Ministry of Health over their approach in the fight against COVID-19 in the state.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa moves to enforce compulsory use of face masks

The Bayelsa government says it will enforce the compulsory use of face masks in public places as spelt out in the Executive Order signed by Gov Douye Diri.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa records more coronavirus deaths, 11 new infections

Dr Jones Stowe, the Director of Public Health and member of state COVID-19 Task Force who gave the update in a statement on Monday in Yenagoa, said the new death brought the total number of deaths in the state to 16.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo announces one coronavirus death, discharge of 180 patients

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has announced that one coronavirus death has been recorded in the state.
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.

Official: 41 health workers infected with coronavirus in Plateau, 8 dead

The Plateau Commisioner for Health, Dr Nimkong Lar, on Sunday, said that 41 health workers had been infected with COVID-19 in the state, with eight deaths recorded.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Another Oyo cabinet member tests positive for coronavirus

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has confirmed that another member of his cabinet has tested positive for COVID-19.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the State recorded one case of COVID-19 on Friday.

169 coronavirus patients discharged in Oyo

No fewer than 169 COVID-19 patients were on Friday discharged from the Oyo State Isolation Centre after receiving their second negative test results.

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Many feared dead as Indian plane crashes

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