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Demand for products like hand sanitisers, face masks, and cleaning wipes have spiked since Friday when Africa’s most populous nation confirmed its first case of coronavirus.

Kwara residents use hand sanitiser to wash mouth, body

Some residents of Kwara State now use hand sanitisers as mouthwash and to rub on their bodies as prevention against COVID-19 infection.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers virus committee activates social media platforms

The 5-man Rivers State Inter-ministerial Committee on Enlightenment and Awareness Creation on coronavirus says in continuation of its aggressive campaign, it will activate all its social media platforms, and carry out sensitisation to car parks and markets.
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.
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 orders closure of schools over global pandemic

Rivers State Government has ordered the closure of all schools in the state and directed religious organisations to restrict their activities as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Plateau NURTW directs parks to create two points for hand washing

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Plateau council, has directed all parks to create two points for hand washing as precautionary measures against coronavirus.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

Road safety: FRSC enlightens joint transport unions

The Kwara Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has embarked on enlightenment of members of various transport unions in the state on road safety strategies.
Security and emergency personnel at the scene of Abule Ado explosion in Lagos on Sunday said they were yet to ascertain what caused the explosion which claimed one life and destroyed hundreds of property.

Lagos explosion: 25 die, 70 houses, vehicles destroyed

About 25 persons were believed to have died and over 70 houses de­stroyed in the gas explosion which oc­curred in the Abule Ado area of Lagos on Sunday. Several vehicles were also destroyed.
Many people have been feared dead and over 70 houses destroyed in Sunday’s pipeline explosion which rocked Abule Ado area of Ojo, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

NEMA: Lagos explosion kills family of four, 11 others

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 15 corpses, including a family of four, have been recovered from the scene of Sunday’s explosion which occurred at Abule Ado, Trade Fair axis of Lagos State.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Police chief decries mix-up of security, political issues

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday, expressed concern over mix-up of security issues with political, ethnic and religious issues in the country.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has lamented the under-utilisation of the capacity of police lawyers.

Insecurity: Governors need to take burden off federal government – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu on Tuesday, expressed concern over mix-up of security issues with political, ethnic and religious issues in the country.
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has declared that he would not mind breaking some toes if it would aid his determination to serve the ordinary people of Oyo State.

Oyo inaugurates ex-NURTW boss as chairman of parks committee

The Oyo State Government on Monday inaugurated Mr Mukaila Lamidi, a formal factional Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), as the Chairman of the State Motor Parks Disciplinary Committee.
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, visited the Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed in Abuja on Wednesday, declaring that his administration would not condone violence in Oyo.

Oyo governor threatens to jail union members who foment trouble

The Oyo State Government, on Sunday, warned some leaders of the suspended National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state to desist from carrying out the threats of violence issued in a video, which has gone viral in the last 24 hours.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo government set to name motor park managers in 33 local councils

The Oyo State government will, on Monday, name and inaugurate managers for motor parks in all the 33 local government areas across the state.
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Gunmen kidnap driver, 10 passengers, demand N1m ransom

No fewer than 10 travellers from Ondo State have been abducted by some unknown gunmen along the Obajana-Abuja Highway in Obajana, Kogi State.
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AEBP officials accused of collecting bribe to thwart minister’s directive

Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Zuba New Terminal, Mr. Saidu Abdullahi has alleged that Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) Officials collected money from traders to thwart the relocation plans of the Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC to begin vision test for drivers

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it will begin conduct of compulsory eye test for drivers to ascertain quality of vision to reduce Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) in 2020.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

Gombe sets up committee to check violation of environmental, traffic laws

In its renewed bid to ensure the implementation of environmental, traffic and related laws and regulations in the state, Gombe State Government has constituted A 14- Man Committee.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

Amotekun: Hunters want personnel to meet for easy identification

As six governors in the South-West zone of the country launched a joint security outfit tagged Western Nigeria Security Network (Operation Amotekun) last Thursday, the Soludero Hunters’ Association has called on the initiators to organise a parley where all the personnel would meet to identify themselves.

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria records 23 new cases of coronavirus

For the second time today, the total number of coronavirus cases have increased by 23, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control can confirm.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO: Coronavirus cases will soon reach one million globally

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic will soon reach one million globally.
Lockdown commenced in Delta state Wednesday with markets and major shops complying in Warri south , Uvwie local government areas.

Warri residents comply with coronavirus lockdown

Lockdown commenced in Delta state Wednesday with markets and major shops complying in Warri south , Uvwie local government areas.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (in blue) on Saturday with Service Commanders monitoring compliance with the closure of markets across the state to check spread of coronavirus in Port Harcourt.

Coronavirus lockdown: Better to stay hungry to be alive than die eating – Rivers...

Governor Nyesom Wike Wednesday appealed for patience and support of tense Rivers state populace to defeat Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the impact of State Government preventive orders bites harder on the people.
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Harry Redknapp warns Harry Kane could leave Tottenham over lack of trophies

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has warned that Harry Kane would not be content to stay at the North London club unless they begin to challenge for silverware.