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The Akwa Ibom state government has banned all forms of public gathering, including burials and weddings, as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus.
Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
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 University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital says it is restricting visitation to the hospital following the global Coronavirus pandemic.
Residents of Ilorin thronged to the markets in large numbers to make last-minute shopping as the Kwara Government closed non-food markets, commercial motor parks, mosques and churches in the state.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has appealed to religious leaders in the state to cooperate with his administration to enforce precautionary measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The Osun House of Assembly on Monday suspended parliamentary activities and proceeded on 16 days break due to the global Covid 19 pandemic.
The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has assured citizens of the State of his administration’s readiness to galvanize them against the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, through proactive response.
Rwanda imposed a nationwide shutdown and border controls to combat the coronavirus at the weekend in some of the strictest measures taken in Africa, as infections spread across the continent and authorities warn healthcare systems are ill-equipped to cope.
Egypt on Saturday ordered mosques and churches to shut their doors to worshippers in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, after calls for the government to follow steps taken by neighbouring countries.
Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Saturday ordered the immediate shutdown of schools and all social gatherings of more than 20 persons including Mosques and Churches across the state to check the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Osun State Government on Friday banned public gatherings that would bring together 50 or more persons in the same place, including churches, mosques and schools.
Christian and Muslim bodies in Ogun have directed churches and mosques to comply with the state government’s directive banning all high-density gatherings as part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the state.
QPR playmaker Eberechi Eze said he is yet to make a decision on his international future with England and Nigeria hoping to secure his services.
The Federal Government has commenced payment of N20, 000 each to five thousand beneficiaries of its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has donated sanitisers and other items to the people of his constituency, Illah, Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released the new figures in a tweet on Wednesday, in its latest update on the disease.
The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals, NUAHP, on Wednesday, demanded life insurance scheme and immediate payment of N100, 000 special coronavirus allowances to all health workers at the frontline of the war against the disease as presently done to other health workers globally.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said it made an error in the breakdown of the new 14 coronavirus cases announced for the country on Thursday night.
African oil-producing and reliant countries have been among the most hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and declining oil price. Oil price crashed below $20 dollars on Monday, the lowest in 18 years. In particular, Senegal, Nigeria and Angola continue to face new challenges each day amid the threat of economic fallout.
An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.
There are strong indications the official dates for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, now billed to take place next year, will be announced before the end of April 2020.
According to documents reportedly obtained by foreign news outlet The Blast, a woman who wants to remain anonymous has filed a lawsuit against Montana, his employee Mansour Bennouna, and his Coke Boy Records label.