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Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Nigeria: Spike in coronavirus infections fueled by porous land borders

The federal government has explained the spike in the number of Covid-19 infections in the country, blaming it on the porous nature of Nigeria’s land borders and predicting that soon, there could be more infections in the eastern flank of the country as people move on foot across borders.

Shippers council donates N10 million items to curtail coronavirus spread

The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), has donated protective gears for port users worth N5 million and an additional N5 million to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lagos and FCT respectively.
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Amnesty: Nigerian authorities must uphold human rights in fight to curb coronavirus

The Nigerian authorities must adopt a rights-respecting approach and give clear instructions to security agencies not to abuse their powers as the nation tightens its effort to tame the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty International, a non-governmental organisation, has said.

Presidency faults Wole Soyinka over comments on President Buhari’s actions against coronavirus

The presidency has responded to Monday’s rebuke by Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, who criticised President Muhammad Buhari’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying the president had been conspicuously absent as the virus gained a foothold across the country.
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 23 new cases of coronavirus

For the second time today, the total number of coronavirus cases have increased by 23, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control can confirm.

SEC activates business continuity process

In compliance with the Federal Government’s directives on the cessation of movement in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC has activated its business continuity process.
Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, bringing the total to 22 cases.

Lockdown: Nigeria releases 70,000MT of grains to nationals

The Federal Government Wednesday announced that it has released 70, 000 metric tonnes of grains from the Strategic National Reserve to alleviate the sufferings of many low-income earners whose sources of livelihood have been cut off by the two-week lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claim that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency. 5

Nigeria begins N20,000 cash transfer to poor households

The Federal Government said it has commenced the disbursement of N20,000 Conditional Cash Transfer to indigent households (poor) at the Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
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Cash transfer: Nigeria doles out N20, 000 each to 5, 000 FCT residents

The Federal Government has commenced payment of N20, 000 each to five thousand beneficiaries of its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Lockdown: Appeal Court president suspends cases in Abuja, Lagos, Ogun

The Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem, has ordered the suspension of all cases before its Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states divisions.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Abuja lockdown frustrating – residents

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
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.

NCDC reports four fresh cases, Bauchi announces another

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported four more confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
A civil society organisation, the Open Justice Initiative, OJI, has petitioned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, asking him to investigate the leadership tussle in the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON.

Nigeria coronavirus task force meets service chiefs over lockdown protocol

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has met with security chiefs in the country regarding the review of the protocols for implementing the 14-day lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Coronavirus: Husbands kick, wives rejoice over stay-at-home order

Mixed reactions from Lagos husbands and wives have trailed government’s stay-at-home directive following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA to enforce cessation of movement over coronavirus

In a bid to stem the spread of the Coronavirus Disease, the Federal Capital Territory Administration will enforce the cessation of movement order placed on the FCT by President Muhammadu Buhari to the letter. =

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 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.
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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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Toyota, Elizade donate three ambulances to Lagos

Toyota Nigeria Limited, on Thursday, said it has collaborated with its foremost dealer, Elizade Nigeria Limited, to donate three units of ambulances to Lagos State Government in support of the fight to eradicate the COVID-19 from the state.
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Nigerian military ramps up attacks on Boko Haram locations

In furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North East of the Country, the Armed Forces of Nigeria (Nigeria Military), through the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, has ramped up attacks against terrorists’ locations in Borno State.
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The Nigerian equities market closed Thursday trading on upward trend, appreciating by 0.10 per cent, amid Dangote Cement gain.