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The Enugu State Government has confirmed two positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

Coronavirus: Cancer patients most at risk – mission

The outbreak of COVID-19 will serve as a wake-up call for all to support the ‘Big War Against Cancer’ as cancer patients are the worse hit by the virus.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo tells civil, public servants to stay off work for two weeks

As part of measures put in place by the Oyo State Government to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, the government on Wednesday directed civil and public servants in the employment of the state, local governments and Local Council Development Areas to stay off work for two weeks.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster as he announced a range of extraordinary measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected 61 people so far.

Economic fears as Africa escalates virus response

African nations have ordered curfews and lockdowns in response to the growing coronavirus epidemic, raising fears of turmoil for low-income workers and cash-strapped governments across the continent.
Kenyan health workers dressed in protective suits prepare to disinfect the residence where Kenya's first confirmed coronavirus patient was staying, in the town of Rongai near Nairobi, Kenya March 14, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

Armed with lessons from Ebola, Africa braces for coronavirus surge

When a passenger arriving from Brussels at Cameroon’s Yaounde Nsimalen airport on Saturday was found to have a temperature, health officials say he was whisked to a hospital and diagnosed inside four hours as the country’s fourth case of coronavirus.
The Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ONICCIMA) has applauded Federal Government decision to suspend its planned borrowing of 22.7 billion dollars external loan for infrastructural projects.

Chamber applauds suspension of $22.7 billion loan by Nigerian government

The Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ONICCIMA) has applauded Federal Government decision to suspend its planned borrowing of 22.7 billion dollars external loan for infrastructural projects.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Monday 16, March, visited to the scene of Abule Ado fire explosion. 2

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Abule Ado devastation like a war zone

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has likened the devastation occasioned by the explosion at Abule Ado area of the state, to a war zone.
Nigeria Naira

Naira bounces back after days of depreciation

The naira appreciated against the dollar on Friday after days of panic buying amid speculations that the Nigerian central bank may devalue the local currency.
A man rides a bicycle during a thunderstorm and heavy rains in downtown Cairo, as the government announced a day off while the rain exceeds the infrastructure's capacity in most cities in Egypt, March 12, 2020.

Egypt says nearly 20 killed in freak bad weather

Nearly 20 people have been killed in some of the worst storms to hit Egypt in decades, the country’s prime minister said in a statement on Friday.
Turkey will halt flights with nine European countries, including France, Germany and Spain, the transport minister said on Friday, as part of Ankara’s bid to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Turkey stops flights to nine European countries

Turkey will halt flights with nine European countries, including France, Germany and Spain, the transport minister said on Friday, as part of Ankara’s bid to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigeria releases N285 billion for capital projects

The Federal Government has released N285billion for capital projects from the 2020 budget.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

FCT minister flags off one-way traffic in Abuja’s southern parkway

The Minister in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello, on Monday flagged off the one-way directional road traffic on the Southern Park Way in the Abuja city centre.
A popular American actor, Tom Hanks, and his actress wife, Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus, CNN reported.

American actor, wife test positive for coronavirus

A popular American actor, Tom Hanks, and his actress wife, Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus, CNN reported.
Niger State Governor and Chairman, North Central Governors’ Forum, Abubakar Sani Bello, has said that there is an urgent need for the diversification of the Nigerian economy as a result of the volatility in the global price of crude oil.

Niger calls for diversification of economy amid falling crude oil prices

Niger State Governor and Chairman, North Central Governors’ Forum, Abubakar Sani Bello, has said that there is an urgent need for the diversification of the Nigerian economy as a result of the volatility in the global price of crude oil.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: N3.7 billion recovered from NDDC contractors, directors

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said law enforcement agencies have recovered over N3.7 billion as well as various assets worth billions of Naira from contractors and former directors of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Public hearing: CSOs, NGOs, NCC, others reject social media regulation bill

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), student groups, the Media, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), among others on Monday rejected the social media regulation bill.

Nigeria urged to set up hospitality, tourism bank

The Nigeria Hotel Association (NHA) has called on the Federal Government to set up hospitality and tourism bank to support the industry.
Enoch Adeboye

Northern governors hail Pastor Adeboye at 78

The Northern State Governors’ Forum (NSGF) on Sunday, commended the impact of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye on people as he clocks 78 years on Monday.

Senator Okon: Why Nigerians clamour for true federalism

Akwa Ibom elder and pioneer National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Anietie Okon, has expressed discontent over the current state of governance in the country.

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Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.

Peace Mass Transit announces shutdown

Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three policewomen detained for allegedly assisting rapist escape

A suspected rapist, simply identified as Kelechi, has escaped from police detention at Ajiwe Police Station, Lagos State.
Prof. Babatunde Salako, the Director-General of the institute, made this known to newsmen on Saturday in a telephone interview in Lagos.

Institute begins free virus screening, gives criteria

As the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research begins a free screening for COVID-19 on March 30 in Lagos, only invited individuals will be tested.
It was sequel to the directive of Gov. Ben Ayade and the resolution of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

Cross River bans religious gatherings

The Cross River State Government on Saturday banned all religious gatherings of more than five persons in the state.

US prepares emergency evacuation of citizens from Nigeria

The United States government is preparing emergency flights to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria over fear of escalation of Coronavirus in the country.