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The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo governors says working on palliatives for residents

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, informed residents of the state that his government is already working on palliatives to ease the pressure on the people following the partial shutdown of activities as part of the precautionary measures to curtail the spread of Covid-19.

Benue governor orders deputy to undergo virus test as state records first case

Governor Samuel Ortom disclosed this while briefing journalists in Makurdi, the state capital, shortly after the announcement by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor, deputy test negative for virus

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, and his Deputy, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, have tested negative for COVID-19.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa governor tests negative for coronavirus

The governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has taken the rapid diagnostic test for the coronavirus 2019 and came out negative two weeks after rumours went viral that he may have contracted the virus while attending the National Economic Council meeting in Abuja.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

Niger governor goes into self-isolation

The Niger State governor, Abubakar Bello, has gone on self-isolation as a result of his attendance of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum’s meeting on March 18.

Edo governor in self-isolation after contact with Abba Kyari, Bala Mohammed

Following his close contact with the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive for coronavirus, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has gone into self-isolation.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Mohammed Atiku denies shaking hands with Bauchi governor

The son of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, has accused the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, of lying about how he contracted coronavirus.

FCTA pegs social gathering to 50 people

The FCT Administration has enjoined religious leaders and worshippers to follow all laid down health protocols as stipulated by the relevant health authorities for the control of the dreaded Coronavirus disease while urging them to intensify prayers for the safety of all Nigerians.

FCT bans religious, public gatherings of over 50 persons

The Federal Capital Territory has restricted religious and public gatherings to only 50 persons as part of precautions against the spread of coronavirus.
Governors of 36 states of the federation and Heads of Federal Government agencies have agreed to work together to tackle the novel Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world. 4

Coronavirus: Nigeria’s economy fragile, vulnerable – NEC

The National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday received the report of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) on the impacts of Coronavirus disease on the Nigeria’s economy.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Thursday while giving update on Coronavirus in the country.

Coronavirus: Lagos traces 1,300 as cases hit 12

The Lagos State Government on Thursday confirmed four new coronavirus cases, bringing to 12, the total number of cases in the country.
Governors of 36 states of the federation and Heads of Federal Government agencies have agreed to work together to tackle the novel Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world. 1

Coronavirus: NEC receives report on impact on economy

The National Economic Council on Thursday received the report of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council on the impacts of Coronavirus disease on Nigeria’s economy.
Governors of 36 states of the federation and Heads of Federal Government agencies have agreed to work together to tackle the novel Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world. 1

Nigeria, governors agree to tackle coronavirus

Governors of 36 states of the federation and Heads of Federal Government agencies have agreed to work together to tackle the novel Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday that seven federal teaching hospitals across the country would be upgraded and fully equipped with an oncology centre to manage all types of cancer.

Coronavirus: Nigerian governors drill health minister over inadequate centres

The governors of the 36 states of the federation on the platform of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum have expressed reservations over inadequate screening centers for the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country. =

Femi Falana: State, local councils entitled to 48 percent of recovered funds

A human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday said state and local governments are entitled to at least 47.32 percent of the stolen funds recovered from indicted public officers in line with the provisions of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) Act.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

NLTP: NEC set to pay three states 80 per cent of funding

Despite the initial scepticism that greeted the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), the National Economic Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, resolved to reimburse at least 80 percent of funds used by a number states already implementing the programme.
The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday commissioned a multibillion dollars investment project in Alaro City, Lekki Free Trade Zone.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Lagos safe from coronavirus

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has restated the fact that Lagos State and Nigeria as a country has not recorded any case of the dreaded Coronavirus epidemic ravaging parts of China and Europe.

Governor Umahi: Three states ready to implement national livestock plan

Three states are ready for the take off of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) of National Economic Council (NEC), Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has said.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari asks governors to nominate doctors, nurses for training on coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed state governors to nominate doctors and nurses in their various domains for training on COVID-19.

President Buhari’s aide Abba Kyari speaks from quarantine

Six days after testing positive for coronavirus, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has spoken from his quarantine over his status.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday presented cheques to nine beneficiary communities of the World Bank-supported projects.

Yobe governor closes boundaries, urges traders not to hike food prices

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has ordered the closure of the state’s boundaries from Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Nigeria to provide ‘relief materials’ for residents in Abuja, Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has donated 17 items to support the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada to combat Coronavirus in the country.

NNPC hands over medical equipment to UniAbuja teaching hospital

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has donated medical equipment meant to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada, the Federal Capital Territory.