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Commercial drivers in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, on Monday withdrew their services to protest alleged illegal taxation by some thugs and local government officials in the state.
No fewer than seven patients died of coronavirus-related complications in Kano and Ogun states on Friday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday recorded 148 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 2,950.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the federal government might be forced to implement another lockdown if Nigerians do not comply with social distancing measures, leading to a new explosion of infections.
The federal government has made arrangements to ensure that prolonged power outages are reduced in the country throughout the period of the current lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwani Mohammed, who disclosed this to newsmen in a telephone interview, said that the victim is a female security guard whose samples was taken Monday and had returned positive for the coronavirus.
The federal government has urged Nigerians to use face masks or improvised cloth mask at public places where social distancing may not be practicable.
“You must ignore the Vaccine being hawked in Kano which is called ‘COVID19 Vaccine’. It is yellow in color, it’s not certified by anybody, please don’t patronize the hawkers,” Nigeria’s information minister Lai Mohammed said during the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19 briefing.
President Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent measures towards the speedy trial of cases and decongestion of custodial centres in the country in view of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Police Command, has threatened to seal all motor parks in the nation’s capital if the operators fail to obey the covid-19 Presidential Lockdown Order.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has concluded plan to donate modular fumigators, estimated at N144 million to the 36 states of the federation.
Africa, the continent that was last to confirm cases of coronavirus now has more than 20,000 cases. As of Tuesday, according to Worldometer, the continent has 24,501 confirmed cases, 1,167 deaths, and 6,531 recoveries.
Checks by newsmen on Tuesday revealed that the face masks were the first batch produced and they were distributed to the officials on April 20, as part of effort to combat the spread of Covid-19 in work environment.
The Nigerian naira fell to its lowest level against the dollar in three years on the black market on Tuesday, traders said, a day after a historic oil price rout pushed U.S. crude futures below zero.
The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday announced that it received EUR 1.2 million from the European Union for the provision of lifesaving preparedness and response activities for COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s headline inflation rate for March 2020 rose marginally by 0.06 percent points higher than the 12.20 percent rate recorded in February.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria joined the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) to oust Gambian former President Yahya Jammeh, who had refused to accept results of election he lost in 2016, adding it was the least the country could do in leading an onslaught against the sit-tight President.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has handed over a state psychiatric hospital it recently refurbished to Borno State government to address the increasing mental health challenges in the area.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, received electoral sensitive materials for Isi-Uzo State Constituency Bye-Election from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Enugu Branch.
The House of Representatives on Thursday, summoned the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and other directors at his Ministry, to appear before it, over alleged frustration of the submission of financial audit reports of 2018 and 2019 by the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), had announced a new policy initiative, which would help to boost remittance inflows and foster an environment of faster, cheaper, and more convenient flow of remittances back to the country.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has brushed aside questions about whether he is concerned about the sack after the club endured its worst start to a season since 1981.
There will be “a lot of teams regretting” not signing Edinson Cavani, says Luke Chadwick, with the former Manchester United winger admitting that an experienced frontman has proved him wrong.
Facebook has announced the start of its #FBSuccessStory campaign, aimed at spotlighting Nigerian entrepreneurs using Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to grow their business. The campaign, running for six weeks, is designed to celebrate, whilst inspiring future entrepreneurs, and highlight the tools available to scale their businesses.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordereĺd the military to completely rout out Boko Haram insurgents from all their hideouts in the Northeast.
A bill to establish Aerospace and Aeronautics University in Oka Akoko, Ondo State, passed second reading on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday.