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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Tuesday declared that he is willing to set aside his immunity to testify against persons who violate the state’s border closure regulations aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Governor Wike: I am ready to set aside my immunity for coronavirus

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Tuesday declared that he is willing to set aside his immunity to testify against persons who violate the state’s border closure regulations aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Coronavirus: We will not wait for Nigerian government – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the State Government will not wait for the Federal Government in its commitment to provide palliatives for Rivers people during the trying period of checking the spread of coronavirus.
This was made known by the Secretary to State Government, SSG, Mr Emmanuel Ekuwem during the routine covid-19 press briefing held in Government House, Uyo on Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Akwa Ibom: Five coronavirus cases hale and hearty

The Akwa Ibom state government has stated that all five reported positive test cases of COVID-19 in the state are hale and hearty while awaiting the conduct of a reconfirmation test.
More African-Americans than other racial groups in the United States are dying of coronavirus and COVID-19.

Coronavirus killing African-Americans more than other groups

More African-Americans than other racial groups in the United States are dying of coronavirus and COVID-19.

Yobe, Jigawa extend coronavirus lockdown

Yobe State government yesterday extended the lockdown in the state for three more weeks, directing civil servants to remain at home as part of the measures by the state to contain the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.
Aminu Bello Masari

Governor Masari: Coronavirus claims first victim in Katsina

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, yesterday said the dreaded corona virus, COVID-19 pandemic had claimed its first victim in the state. The victim was private medical practitioner.
A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded two pilots with Caverton Helicopters, Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari, in a correctional centre for allegedly disobeying the Executive Order of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

Pilots sent to prison for ‘violating’ coronavirus lockdown order in Rivers

A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded two pilots with Caverton Helicopters, Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari, in a correctional centre for allegedly disobeying the Executive Order of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria records 16 more coronavirus cases as total confirmed cases hit 254

Nigeria has announced 16 more cases of COVID-19, the virus that has killed six people so far in the country.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi governor sacks vice chancellor, rector

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has sacked the Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University, Ayangba, Prof Mohammed Abdulkadir.
National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja - NCDC - Coronavirus - Covid-19 -- 1

Coronavirus kills medical doctor in Katsina

The deadly Coronavirus disease has struck a medical doctor dead in Katsina State, the government has said.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara seeks action against UITH, professor who hid travel history of late coronavirus patient

The Kwara State Government has called on the Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire, to order the immediate sack of a Professor in the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Professor Alakija Salami, who hid the travel history of a patient infected with the Coronavirus Disease, who eventually died in the hospital.
According to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in his daily briefing on Sunday, 5 April 5

Lagos discharges another coronavirus patient

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday discharged another Coronavirus patient after she tested negative twice.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi embarks on production of 200,000 face masks

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has ordered for immediate production of over 200,000 face masks to be distributed in the thirteen Local Government Areas of the state as a way of curtailing the spread of coronavirus.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers: We will not wait for federal government in our quest to promote the...

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the State Government will not wait for the Federal Government in its commitment to provide palliatives for Rivers people during the trying period of checking the spread of coronavirus.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said every effort would be made to ensure that society did away with discrimination against those with handicaps [Ludovic Marin-AFP]

Japan declares coronavirus emergency, approves near $1 trillion stimulus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency to fight new coronavirus infections in major population centres and unveiled a stimulus package he described as among the world’s biggest to soften the economic blow.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, has urged Nigerian youths to be actively involved in the fight against corruption in the country.

Lockdown: Delta governor lauded for setting up food bank

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has been commended for swiftly establishing a food bank to cushion the hunger-effect of the ongoing lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.
Simon Lalong

Plateau declares six days total lockdown for fumigation

Plateau State Government has directed a total lockdown of the state from 12 midnight of Thursday, April 9, 2020 to 11pm of Wednesday, April 15, to enable it carry out a state-wide fumigation across the 17 local government areas of the state to contain the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.

Ondo pays salary arrears of ex-political office holders

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has paid former political office holders, two out of the seven months salary arrears owed by the Olusegun Mimiko administration.

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Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the country to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, his office said on Twitter.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency to curb spread of coronavirus

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the country to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, his office said on Twitter.
A recall of Kenya’s parliament scheduled for Wednesday in the capital, Nairobi, has been cancelled.

Kenya’s parliament cancels sitting after virus travel ban

A recall of Kenya’s parliament scheduled for Wednesday in the capital, Nairobi, has been cancelled.
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.

SGF: President Buhari alone can decide if lockdown will be extended

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, says the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 lacks the power to end or extend the lockdown imposed by the President.