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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Zamfara closes mosques, churches, markets to tackle coronavirus

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle, the executive governor of Zamfara State has announced the closure of all markets in the State as well as the suspension of congressional prayers in mosques and churches across the state.

President eases lockdown, to open mosques on Monday

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has announced that mosques would reopen across large parts of the country on Monday as lockdown in the country eases
The NCAC boss had last week produced and kitted security agencies, the media and a select group of professionals in the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic with branded facemasks made exclusively from Adire and Ankara fabrics

FCTA imposes mandatory use of masks in public

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has made it mandatory for all residents in the territory to use masks in all public places.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Schools, churches, mosques, entertainment centres remain shut in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday said all schools, churches, mosques and entertainment centres, such as event centres, bars, night clubs and others will remain shut to check the spread of Coronavirus.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has confirmed the index case of Covid -19 in the state, saying it is not a death sentence.

Governor Okowa: Why I partially lifted total lockdown

The governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, announced the partial lifting of total lockdown within the state effective from Thursday, April 30th 2020.
Key industries are warning of social unrest unless India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes concessions when he announces any extension Tuesday to a three-week pandemic-lockdown for the country's 1.3 billion people.

India, Pakistan ease restrictions for some small businesses amid lockdown

The Indian government allowed a limited reopening of shops in neighborhoods and residential areas from Saturday, more than a month after the nation went into lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, officials said.
The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has condemned in strong terms the reported invasion and forced entry into the Abuja residence of the Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Ishaku Dickson, by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

Lockdown: Taraba shuts down mosques, churches

Taraba State government has again directed that all mosques and churches in the state be shut down. The government also directed that all commercial activities in the state should remain shut in order to prevent its citizens from contracting the deadly Coronavirus.

JNI: No Tafsir, congregation in mosques during Ramadan

The Jama’tul Nasril Islam (JNI) has said that there would not be the annual Tafsir or congregational prayers in mosques during this year’s Ramadan due to coronavirus pandemic.
Patrick Asomugha will step down from his parish in Queidersbach in the west of the country, on Monday after “massive” intimidation against him, said Bishop Andreas Sturm, of the diocese of Speyer, in a statement released on Friday.

Nigerian priest leaves German parish following death threats

A Nigerian Roman Catholic priest has been forced to give up his parish in Germany after a series of racist acts including death threats.
Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa relaxes lockdown in Karu

The proclamation said that: “That the cessation of human and vehicular movement and total lockdown of Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State shall continue, except on Wednesdays and Saturdays between the hours of 10:00am to 2:00pm to enable the residents to purchase essential commodities in shops within their neighborhoods and not beyond.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari extends Lagos, Ogun, Abuja lockdown

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the current restriction of movement in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by another 14 days to curb the spread of Coronavirus disease in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari extends coronavirus lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, Abuja — full speech

President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country.
Abia State Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has been commended for being proactive in his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state to ensure that citizens are free from the viral infection.

Group applauds Abia governor for coronavirus response

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has been commended for being proactive in his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state to ensure that citizens are free from the viral infection.
The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese in Anambra State, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor, has faulted the decision to shut down churches in the name of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Anglican Bishop: It’s wrong to shut down churches over coronavirus pandemic

The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese in Anambra State, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor, has faulted the decision to shut down churches in the name of fighting the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that the ideal thing would have been to ask churches to maintain social distance.

Katsina lifts ban on Juma’at prayers, church services

The Katsina state government has lifted the ban on congregational Friday Juma’at Prayers with immediate effect in the state.
Awa Kalu

Coronavirus and right to freedom of movement

The pandemic now referred to as ‘COVID-19’ is a very familiar situation and very little will be gained in either profiling or analyzing it.
Men are seen walking at Al Moez street in al-Hussein and al-Azhar district as mosques are closed in old Islamic Cairo, as Egypt ramps up efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cairo, Egypt, April 6, 2020. REUTERS

Egypt to ban Ramadan gatherings to counter coronavirus

Egypt will ban any public religious gatherings during the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan starting in around two weeks to counter the spread of the new coronavirus, a government statement said on Tuesday.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

Oyo, University of Ibadan partner over containment of coronavirus pandemic

IN its readiness to contain the Coronavirus pandemic, the Oyo State Containment and Decontamination Project on Tuesday expressed its readiness to embark on immediate decontamination of all areas suspected to have come under the attack of the novel virus.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.