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The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.

PTF decries continued refusal by hospitals to treat patients for fear of coronavirus

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank announces reliefs on OFI loans

As part of its continued effort to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on households, businesses and regulated institutions, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has announced more relief measures.
Britain’s death toll in the coronavirus outbreak rose to 28,446 on Sunday, after the government reported 315 more fatalities in hospitals, care homes and the wider community.

US coronavirus death toll hits 100,000, cases now 1.7million

The coronavirus death toll in the United States hit 100,000 on Tuesday.
The former spokesman for Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mr Ime Okon has described the Executive Order 10 recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari to grant financial autonomy to the state legislature as “surplusage” since there already exists a constitutional provision for the said autonomy.

Executive Order 10 can’t supersede constitutional provisions – ex-assemblyman

The former spokesman for Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mr Ime Okon has described the Executive Order 10 recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari to grant financial autonomy to the state legislature as “surplusage” since there already exists a constitutional provision for the said autonomy.
Guest Speaker-Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi; delivering a lecture- “Twenty Years of Democratisation; Successes and Challenges “ at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington D.C., USA on Wednesday

Ekiti signs MoU to lay 606 km broadband infrastructure

As part of the plan to develop the digital economy in Ekiti State, the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Thursday, signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the O’odua Infraco Resources Limited to lay broadband infrastructure along 606 kilometers across the State.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna cautions health workers over proposed strike

Kaduna State Government has vowed to keep its health facilities running and protect staff willing to provide services to the public, in the event of any strike action by health workers.
Poised to address security challenges in the state, the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has secured the backing of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for its community policing scheme.

NPF backs community policing in Edo

Poised to address security challenges in the state, the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has secured the backing of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for its community policing scheme.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Ministry: No approval on location of six new colleges of education yet

The Federal Government has said it has not decided on the location of the new six (6) Colleges of Education recently approved, describing letters purportedly emanating from the Federal Ministry of Education and circulating in the social media as fake.

ATMs spreading coronavirus in Nigeria – health officers

The Environmental Health Officers Association (EHOAN) has said that the use of banks’ Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) was a source of community transmission of coronavirus in Nigeria.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate receives President Buhari’s request to confirm Law Reform Commission, NDIC nominees

The Senate on Tuesday received President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the confirmation of Professor Jumai Audi, as a Chairman of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos to inaugurate committee on controlled easing of lockdown

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu says he will formally inaugurate a committee on controlled easing of the Lockdown in the state on Thursday.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Schools, churches, mosques, entertainment centres remain shut in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday said all schools, churches, mosques and entertainment centres, such as event centres, bars, night clubs and others will remain shut to check the spread of Coronavirus.
Emeritus Bishop of Ahiara Diocese, Peter Ebere Okpaleke has been formally installed as the first bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia.

Bishop Peter Okpaleke installed as first Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese

Emeritus Bishop of Ahiara Diocese, Peter Ebere Okpaleke has been formally installed as the first bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia.

Ekiti health workers seek establishment of more isolation centers

As part of the efforts to win the war against Coronavirus spread in Ekiti State, Coalition of Health Professional Associations and unions have called for the immediate establishment of more centres at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti and the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti.
The Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) has commended the management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), over its effort to help contain the coronavirus disease pandemic.

Coronavirus: CMA commends UBTH, calls for more support

The Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) has commended the management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), over its effort to help contain the coronavirus disease pandemic.
The Vice-Chancellor, Bowen University, Iwo, Professor Joshua Ogunwole, has urged Nigerian government, various organisations, institutions, as well as the private sector to start preparing for the aftereffect of coronavirus on the economy and the general wellbeing of the people, aside the ongoing palliative measures embarked by the state and the federal governments in the country.

Vice-chancellor urges government, organisations to prepare for post-coronavirus era

The Vice-Chancellor, Bowen University, Iwo, Professor Joshua Ogunwole has urged Nigerian government, various organisations, institutions, as well as the private sector to start preparing for the aftereffect of coronavirus on the economy and the general wellbeing of the people, aside the ongoing palliative measures embarked by the state and the federal governments in the country.
The state Commissioner of Education, Kaniye Ebeku, announced this in Port Harcourt on Thursday, shortly after his meeting with Vice Chancellors and Heads of other tertiary institutions in the state.

Rivers to re-open tertiary institutions for online studies

The Rivers State Government says it has concluded plans to re-open state-run universities and other tertiary institutions to online learning in the state.

IMF: African countries need $114 billion to fight coronavirus

Nigeria and other African countries need an estimated $114 billion this year in their fight against COVID-19, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.