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A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
The widow of late former Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Florence, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness and sharing of love.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has distributed seedlings and herbicides to farmers in Iseyin community as part of activities to mark one year anniversary of his administration.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Sunday said 64 people have so far tested for COVID-19 in the state. Makinde, who stated this in his tweeter handle monitored in Ibadan, said the five new confirmed cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday night, brought the number to 64.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has commended the Divisional Crime Officer II, Eruwa Police Division, ASP Adeyemo Ogunyemi, for his uncommon restraint and professionalism in the face of unprovoked attack as shown in a viral video where a woman identified as Kehinde Afolake was seen assaulting him unchallenged and without retaliation, while he was carrying out the COVID-19 enforcement duties at Gbolagunte, Okeola area of Eruwa, Ibarapa, Oyo State on 1st May 2020.
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.
Bayern Munich’s David Alaba is inching closer to finally suiting up for Barcelona. The Austrian footballer is being reported to complete a free transfer to the Blaugrana in 2021 as Bayern is unable to convince him to stay beyond his current contract.
Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Monday approved the appointment of the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, as Pro Chancellor and chairman Governing Council of Yusuf Maitama Sule University.
The Board of Africa’s biggest retailer, Shoprite International Limited, has announced plans to discontinue operations in Nigeria after 15 years.
South Africa’s rand fell to its weakest in more than three weeks on Monday, as fears about the economic fallout from rising COVID-19 cases dented investors’ appetite for riskier assets.
Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly set to challenge Liverpool in their pursuit of Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara.
For the first time, the person considered as the most prominent figure in the Buhari administration, Malam Mamman Daura, has broken his silence, saying he had never imposed his decision on the President.
Ebuka had announced earlier that all housemates stand the unfortunate chance of eviction aside the head of the house and the deputy, but in a twisted, he later announced that four housemates have been massively voted for by the public to be evicted, which include – Praise, Lilo, Ka3na and Eric.
The Deputy Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Hon. Ifeanyi Uchendu, has insisted that he does not have interest to run for gubernatorial seat of Abia in 2023.
Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has urged Muslims faithful to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols, to stem further spread of the pandemic.
Two aircraft collided in mid-air on Friday near the Soldotna Airport on Kenai Peninsula in the U.S. state of Alaska, killing seven people, including Alaska House Representative Gary Knopp, Anchorage Daily News report updated on Saturday.