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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria to follow up over 6,000 virus contacts

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will follow up on over 6000 contact tracing to curb the spread of Novel Coronavirus(COVID-19), pandemic outbreak in the country.

Historiography and tale of two Awe towns

The recent deposition of Emir Lamido Sanusi II has thrown up many issues both locally within the Kano metropolis and nationally and surely will be a topic for discussion for some time to come.
Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote to build 600-bed isolation centre in Kano

The ‎President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has pledged to establish a 600-bed isolation centre in Kano State.

IPMAN: We’ll keep filling stations open, away from fuel scarcity

With the growing concerns and panic over the gradual lockdown resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, have assured residents that it would keep the filling stations open and away from fuel scarcity to cushion the effects.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor urges muslims to fast on Monday

Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the governor of Kano state on Sunday appealed to Muslim residents to fast on Monday to seek divine intervention to prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday, met with the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, in Awe, Nasarawa State. 1

Former Kano emir, wives test negative for coronavirus

Muhammadu Sanusi II, the former Emir of Kano and his wives have tested negative for coronavirus, Adam, the son of the former monarch announced in a statement on Sunday.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano launches fumigation exercise

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Saturday launched a special fumigation exercise targeted at public places across the state as part of proactive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kano residents in panic buying over fear of shutdown

Kano residents have embarked on panic buying of food items over fear of COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown.
Kannywood actor Ali Nuhu

Ali Nuhu: I have not contracted coronavirus

Amidst reports in certain quarters that top Kannywood movie star, Ali Nuhu, had contracted the Coronavirus which has now assumed a pandemic level, the movie star has come out to say that there was no truth in the report.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Official: Nine suspected virus cases tested negative in Kano

The Kano State Commissioner of Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, has on Friday said nine suspected cases of Coronavirus recorded in the state have tested negative.
The Kano State House of Assembly has passed into law, the newly re-submitted Kano Emirates Bill into law, which was forwarded to the assembly by Governor Umar Ganduje.

Conspiracy theories swell as Kano lawmakers refuse to suspend plenary

Amid threat of Covid-19, its business as usual for members of the Kano State House of Assembly as Friday plenary holds, swelling the conspiracy theories among clerics and socialites.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina shuts borders with Niger Republic, rest of Nigeria

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina will close from tomorrow all land borders, including with Niger Republic as part of measures to contain the possible spread of coronavirus to the state.

BUA chairman boosts Nigeria’s coronavirus response mechanism with N1 billion

The Founder of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, on Thursday donated N1billion to support the Federal Government’s bid to effectively tackle the coronavirus scourge in the country.

I don’t think twice before killing – cultist

A 32-year-old suspected cultist, Ahmed Kabiru, has told operatives of Anti-Cultism Unit, Lagos State Police Command that he usually does not give it a though before killing his perceived foes.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano orders workers to stay off offices, bans influx of buses

Kano State Government has ordered civil servants to stay off office for 14 days from March 24 to prevent spread of Coronavirus in the state.

Sick passenger on Air Peace flight causes coronavirus panic in Kano

A video clip of a sick passenger on an Air Peace flight from Lagos that landed at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on Tuesday caused fear of a COVID-19 spread in the city.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

President Buhari approves procedure for appointment of new permanent services

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the procedure for the appointment of new permanent secretaries to fill the existing vacancies in 16 states of the federation.
Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport is an airport serving Kano, the capital city of Kano State of Nigeria

Kano debunks suspected virus case at airport

Co-Chair, Kano State Task Force on COVID-19, Prof. Abdul Razak Habib, has debunked a suspected case of COVID-19 in Kano on Tuesday morning at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, (MAKIA).

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Osun police nab fraudster over virus relief scam

Osun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man in Osogbo for impersonating the state government to swindle unsuspecting citizens of the state under the guise of providing social relief during the stay-at-home period.
A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Shehu Koko representing Maiyama-Koko-Besse Federal Constituency of Kebbi State made the plea in a statement made available to journalists on Monday.

Reps member calls for suspension of utility bills

As part of efforts to ameliorate the socio-economic hardship being faced by Nigerians in the fight against the deadly coronavirus, the federal government has been urged to extend her palliative to include suspension of payment of electricity and water bills for the ordinary Nigerians for two months.

Afenifere: President Buhari should have given Nigerians enough time to prepare for lockdown

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari should have given the residents of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja enough time to prepare before announcing the lockdown of the states.
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FAO urges countries to keep food chain alive, avoid crisis

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, Monday, urged governments in countries affected by the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic to keep the food chain alive in order to avoid the food crisis.