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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commenced the distribution of bags of rice, beans and Vitamin C to indigent families to cushion the stay-at-home order aimed at tackling the spread of Coronavirus. 5

Nigeria struggles towards shutdown as virus fears grow

The normally bustling markets have thinned out and the notoriously clogged roads are eerily free: Lagos is lurching towards shutdown as Nigeria tries to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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.

Nigeria’s central bank halts forex sales to bureaux de change

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has suspended sales of foreign exchange to Bureau de Change (BDCs) until the COVID-19 pestilence is over.
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.

Minister: These are trying times in Nigeria

With COVID-19 pandemic creating fears in the seat of power, the Presidency and Nigeria power circle, the Federal Government declared on Thursday that these are really trying times in our nation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Security agents go tougher in Osun, disperse traders at popular market

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to cause palpable panic around the globe, security agents in Osun State on Thursday employed tougher measures to enforce closure of weekly market order.
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Experts urge Nigerians to buy basic needs amidst panic buying

For fear of possible lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, Ibadan residents, on Wednesday, trooped to markets in the metropolis to stock up foodstuffs.
Rivers State Government has denied social media news claiming that Governor Nyesom Wike insulted the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for protesting against the Supreme Court verdict on Ihedioha Vs Governor Uzodinma of Imo State.

Rivers shuts largest weekly market in Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Government has closed down the biggest weekly market in the state, popularly known as the Oil Mill market with effect from today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
In continuation of its renewed efforts to provide more critical infrastructure in the state, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the execution of development projects worth over N2.5 billion.

Enugu orders workers to stay at home

Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has directed workers to stayed at home as measure to contain the dreaded Coronavirus in the state.
The President of Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alhaji Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, has said that allegations of Fulani being behind some violent criminal activities in the country were not true.

Miyetti Allah urges members to shut cattle markets

National President of the Miyetti Allah Kautal, Bello Bosejo, has asked members of the association to shut down cattle markets across the country.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello

Kogi shuts down markets

Few days after Governor Yahaya Bello announced measures including restriction of large social gatherings to contain the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Kogi State enforcement team shut down the Lokoja International market Tuesday, being market day.

Low crude oil prices may force Nigeria to abandon production

Nigeria may soon slip out of reckoning as a profitable oil producer in the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) if crude oil prices decline further by at least another $3.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti inaugurates executive order enforcement task force

As part of ways to ensure compliance with the executive orders issued by Governor, Kayode Fayemi, outlawing gatherings of more than 20 persons in Ekiti State, a task force was, on Monday, inaugurated to enforce the directives to forestall the spread of the contagious coronavirus disease.
Chief Gozie Akudolu, President-General of SEAMATA, umbrella body of all traders in the South-East, gave the directive in a statement issued on Monday in Enugu, tagged- “Emergency Alert’’.

Association directs markets to provide sanitisers, soap, water, bans general meetings, prayers

The South East Amalgamated Markets Traders Association (SEAMATA) has directed market leaders to provide sanitisers, soap and water tap containers in visible locations in markets to check spread of coronavirus.
Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov has said the recent breakup of the OPEC+ oil output cut agreement and subsequent collapse in oil prices was the “Arab partners’ initiative”.

Russia: Oil market slump due to ‘Arab partners’ initiative’

Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov has said the recent breakup of the OPEC+ oil output cut agreement and subsequent collapse in oil prices was the “Arab partners’ initiative”.

Coronavirus: Doctor-patient ratio puts Nigeria at high risk

The Environmental Health Officer Association of Nigeria (EHOAN) has expressed concern over inadequate personnel in the country saying only 7,000 officers are currently serving over 200 million Nigerians.
Left to Right- Past President Rotary Club of Oyo Metro and Oyo State Project Chairman, MCHP, Adedokun Adeyemo; Past District Governor and Project Coordinator, MCHP, Yomi Adewunmi; Onjo of Okeho, HRM Oba Rafiu Osuolale Mustapha,Adeiitan II; Past District Governor, the Host Project Contact on Reduction in Maternal and Child Health Project in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States (GG1984454), Adeniji Raji, at the One Day Community Sensitization Seminar held at General Hospital, Okeho Oyo State.

Rotary combats maternal, child mortality in Oyo

In continuation of her commitment to combat maternal and perinatal mortality, The Rotary International through the Rotary Action Group for Population and Development (RFPD) initiative combats maternal and perinatal mortality in Okeho, Oyo State. The organization recently organized a One-Day Community Dialogue on Maternal and Child Care, safe pregnancy and safe motherhood campaign.
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Kwara commiserates with victims of Owode market fire

The Kwara State Government has commiserated with traders affected by the fire that razed Owode market in Offa Local Government Area of the state.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigeria suspends plans to borrow $22.7 billion

The Federal Government on Monday disclosed that it has suspended its $22.7 billion ex­ternal borrowing plans due to current realities in the global economic landscape.

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Akure explosion: Peter Obi sympathises with Ondo government, people

The former Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has expressed shock over the explosions that rocked Akure, the capital city of Ondo State, Saturday, March 28, 2020.

FRSC establishes situation room to monitor coronavirus

The Federal Road Safety Corps has established a situation room in its Operations Department to receive reports from field commands on the dreaded Coronavirus Disease.
An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.

Police reveal source of Ondo explosion

A truck loaded with dynamite exploded on the Akure-Owo Expressway on Saturday, destroying a school, a church and some houses.
Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.

Peace Mass Transit announces shutdown

Transport firm, Peace Mass Transit, has announced that it will be shutting down operation in Enugu and Ebonyi states from Sunday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three policewomen detained for allegedly assisting rapist escape

A suspected rapist, simply identified as Kelechi, has escaped from police detention at Ajiwe Police Station, Lagos State.