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Rivers governor reveals identity of coronavirus index case

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has revealed the identity of the COVID-19 in the State.
From right: Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki; and Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu; Head of Service, Mr Isaac Ehiozuwa; Chief Medical Director, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbeni, and Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia, during a press briefing on the steps taken by the state government to ensure the novel Coronavirus is curtailed in the state, at the Government House, Benin City, on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Edo prohibits gathering of more than 50 people

Following the upswing of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria, the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has placed a ban on gatherings of more than 50 people in any part of the state, as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the virus.

Coronavirus: Niger earmarks N28.2m to combat spread

In another development, despite appeals and warnings on the dangers of public gatherings because of the Coronavirus, Muslim Ummahs on Friday observed the weekly Jummat prayers in Minna and other parts of the state.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO worries over Africa as coronavirus spreads

The World Health Organisation has warned that African health systems would be ill-equipped to respond to the rapid COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak should cases start to proliferate on the continent, even as it pledged to support African countries on joint preparedness and response strategy.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Explosion: APC chieftain points accusing finger at Governor Obaseki

Less than 24-hours after the Edo State Goverment accepted the reconciliation committee headed by Chief Bisi Akande, the residence of the factional State Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Lawrence Okah, was in the early hours of Tuesday rocked by explosive devices said to have been planted by unknown persons.

Single mother dies of Lassa fever in Delta

A single mother has died in Asaba, Delta State following an outbreak of Lassa Fever virus, Delta Commissioner for Health, Dr Morsi Ononye has said.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki: Edo ranks highest on NDDC’s abandoned projects list

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has maintained that his administration is strongly in support of the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari for a forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), noting that the state ranks highest in the commission’s abandoned project list.

Two senior NSCDC officers abducted in Edo

Two senior officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), were yesterday, abducted in Edo State by gunmen suspected to kidnappers.
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FEC approves N166 billion for construction, rehabilitation of 14 roads

The Federal Executive Council has approved the award of N166bn contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of 14 roads nationwide.

Work resumes at Edo specialist hospital as kidnapped CMD is released

Work has resumed at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital in Esan Central local government following release of the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbenin.
The Chairman of the board is Dr. Pius Odubu (Edo), Managing Director Bernard Okumagba (Delta), Executive Director Projects, Otobong Ndem (Akwa Ibom), Executive Director Finance and Administration, Maxwell Okoh (Bayelsa), Delta Representative, Prophet Jones Erue (Delta), Edo Representative, Chief Victor Ekhatar, and Rivers Representative, Dr. Joy Yimebe Nunieh.

Group hails President Buhari over Pius Odubu’s appointment as NDDC chairman

Benin – A social-cultural organization, N’Edo Gheria, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the choice of the former Edo State Deputy Governor, Dr Pius Odubu, as board chairman, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
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Gunmen kill two policemen, kidnap specialist hospital chief

The Edo Police Command has confirmed the killing of two of its officers attached to the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), Prof. Sylvanus Okogbeni.

NCDC confirms 15 new cases of Lassa fever in 6 states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Saturday has confirmed 15 new cases of Lassa fever from six states in Nigeria.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo gets new Lassa fever treatment centre in Benin City

The Edo State Government says it has established a new Lassa fever treatment centre in Benin City, the state capital, to make treatment of the disease more accessible to the people.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki mobilises voters for APC with projects

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, in a bid to extend development to more rural communities across the state, has mobilised contractors to commence reconstruction work on Ewu-Agbede and other roads in the area.

Official: Auchi records 30 cases of Lassa fever in January

Dr Innocent Alenoghena, the Director, Primary Health Care Services in Etsako-West Local Government Area, Edo, on Monday said the area recorded 30 cases of Lassa fever in January.

Motorists commend federal government for reconstructing Benin-Okene road

Some motorists in Edo on Tuesday commended the Federal government for the reconstruction of the Benin-Okene road.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Elections: APC will emerge victorious in Edo Central – Governor Obaseki

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has expressed confidence that Candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo Central Senatorial District would emerge victorious in the forthcoming elections.

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Former LASTMA chief Chris Olakpe passes on

Former Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA), Mr Chris Olakpe, is dead.
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.

Nigeria: Why Lagos, Abuja have high number of cases

Lagos and Abuja have recorded the highest numbers of imported cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria because both states are gateways for air travel, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said.
Prominent cleric Augustine Yiga has been accused by the Uganda prosecutors of telling his congregation their is no coronavirus in Uganda and Africa.

Pastor jailed for ‘claiming coronavirus doesn’t exist in Africa’

Prominent cleric, Augustine Yiga, has been accused by the Uganda prosecutors of telling his congregation their is no coronavirus in Uganda and Africa.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

UK funds search for coronavirus vaccine with additional £210 million

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, yesterday, announced what the United Kingdom termed ‘record funding’ to find a coronavirus vaccine to the tune of £210,000,000.
“The index case of coronavirus in Edo State, is the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye. He travelled to United Kingdom, he came back and went into self-isolation. He sent his sample for testing and it came out positive.

Edo speaker tests negative for coronavirus, to be discharged this week

Edo State index case of the Coronavirus, who happens to be the speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye, will be discharged this week after he has tested negative in the latest test carried out on him.