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Bode George: Lagos lockdown breeding hunger

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, on Thursday, expressed worry at the continued lockdown of Lagos State by the Federal Government.

Yobe, Jigawa extend coronavirus lockdown

Yobe State government yesterday extended the lockdown in the state for three more weeks, directing civil servants to remain at home as part of the measures by the state to contain the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.
In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction.

Coronavirus: What President Buhari has done and still doing

In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction. It is all about the right reaction by the right agencies and trained experts.”
The closure of all Enugu land borders, markets and inter-personal state transport takes effect from this evening, Tuesday, March 31st.

Enugu: Closure of boundaries, markets, inter-state transportation effective March 31

The closure of all Enugu land borders, markets and inter-personal state transport takes effect from this evening, Tuesday, March 31st.
A man walks inside a new isolation and treatment centre at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena (formerly Onikan Stadium), erected as an additional measure to handle the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Lagos, Nigeria March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Nigeria imposes offshore oil worker restrictions in coronavirus battle

Nigeria’s petroleum regulator has ordered oil and gas companies to reduce their offshore workforce and move to 28-day staff rotations as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to a circular seen by Reuters.

Abia to close land borders Sunday

Following the recommendation of the state’s inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 based on situational reviews, Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has approved the closure of all the state’s land borders with effect from 4am on Sunday, 29th March, 2020.

Enugu closes borders, markets

Following the two confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Enugu State, the government has ordered the closure of all land borders and inter-state transportation until further notice.
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.
One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

Coronavirus cases in Nigeria could explode ‘in days ahead’

The Federal Government on Thursday warned that Africa’s most populous nation could soon see an “exponential” increase in coronavirus infections unless contacts of confirmed cases are tracked down quicker.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

President Buhari directs closure of air, land borders for four weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate closure of international airports and land borders for four weeks.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers closes all borders

In a move to check the spread of coronavirus to Rivers State, the State Government on Wednesday announced that air , sea and land routes into the state will be closed to traffic, beginning 6pm, Thursday, March 26, 2020.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Dangote supports Nigeria’s border closure policy

Dangote Cement Plc will soon boost its export sales as it prepares to inaugurate its Apapa, Lagos, export terminal. This will be followed by Onne, Rivers State, export terminal. The company disclosed this while commenting on its future plans following the release of its 2019 financial results.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

Coronavirus: NCDC releases second advisory to Nigerians

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has released the second public health advisory on the novel coronavirus 2019 (nCoV), to Nigerians.=

Afe Babalola backs President Buhari on border closure

The founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), said on Sunday that the closure of Nigeria’s land borders in some parts was in the best security and economic interests of the country.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Nigeria saves 30 per cent of petrol use – Customs chief

Nigeria’s fuel consumption has reduced by 30 per cent since the stoppage of petrol sale at towns/villages within 30 kilometres of the country’s land borders.

$57 budget 2020 oil benchmark unrealistic – central bank

The $57 oil benchmark adopted by the Federal Government in the 2020 budget may be unrealistic as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has called for its downward review.

Minister: 95 percent of arms for kidnapping, banditry come through land borders

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says 95 percent of arms used in kidnapping and banditry in the country come through the porous land borders.
Paul Santus, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Santuscom Agro-Hub Investment Nigeria Limited, producer of Ogoja Rice, has vowed to crash the price of local rice ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Border closure: Producer vows to crash price of local rice

Paul Santus, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Santuscom Agro-Hub Investment Nigeria Limited, producer of Ogoja Rice, has vowed to crash the price of local rice ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations.

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#EndSARS: Lagos government to investigate Lekki shootings

The Lagos State government said it would investigate reports of shootings at the Lekki Toll plaza, which followed the 24-hour curfew imposed to stop criminals hiding under the #ENDSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

#EndSARS: Stop killing peaceful protesters – Hillary Clinton tells President Buhari

Former United States presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has made a public appeal to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to end the killing of peaceful protesters.
A late winner from Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils win 2-1 against the Parisians at the Parc des Princes - the scene of their famous Champions League win versus PSG in 2019.

Manchester United set new club record after another Champions League win vs Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United's victory against PSG in the Champions League has seen the club win 10 consecutive away games for the first time in their history.
Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.

‘Away’ canceled at Netflix after one season

Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government distributes instructional materials to schools

The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.