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The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF: Only Primary 6, JSS3, SS3 to resume schools

The Coordinator of the Presidential Tasks Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, announced on Monday that only pupils in Primary 6 and students in JSS 3 and SS3 are allowed to resume school in preparation of their examinations.

Burundi president becomes first head of state to ‘die of coronavirus’

Burundi president has become the first head of state to die of COVID-19, according to medics at the hospital where he was flown to following his death.

Ivory Coast to ease virus restrictions in Abidjan on Friday

Ivory Coast will on Friday lift an almost two-month curfew in its main city Abidjan but nightclubs, cinemas and bars will remain closed to fight the coronavirus epidemic.
People relax at the Cheonggye Stream as daily life slowly returns to normal amid a lifting of restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul on Thursday. - AP

South Korea’s coronavirus surge tied to nightclubs in Seoul

A potential second wave of coronavirus infections could be possible in South Korea after confirmed cases suddenly increased after a lull, with a surge tied to nightclubs in Seoul.
FILE - A member of a medical team wearing a protective suit cleans the airfield, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan, April 5, 2020.

South Sudan lifts coronavirus restrictions despite rise in cases

Even though the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in South Sudan, the government is lifting several restrictions that are intended to control the spread of the pandemic.
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.
The South Korean city of Daegu, which endured the first large coronavirus outbreak outside of China, on Friday reported zero new cases for the first time since late February.

South Korea reports more recovered Coronavirus patients testing positive

South Korea reported on Monday that at least 116 people initially cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again, although officials suggested they would soon look at easing strict recommendations aimed at preventing new outbreaks.
Taribo West

Taribo West: Nigeria players slept with women at 1998 World Cup

Legendary Nigerian defender Taribo West says women were snuck into the Super Eagles camp at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.
Egypt will impose a night-time curfew for two weeks from Wednesday to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced.

Egypt imposes night-time curfew

Egypt will impose a night-time curfew for two weeks from Wednesday to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced.

Nigeria: No more sex, nightclubs till further notice – prostitutes

The National Association of Nigerian Prostitutes, NANP, has called on its members to suspend their bed-to-wealth business till further notice.
Kenyan health workers dressed in protective suits prepare to disinfect the residence where Kenya's first confirmed coronavirus patient was staying, in the town of Rongai near Nairobi, Kenya March 14, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

Coronavirus spreads further across Africa, first death recorded in Burkina Faso

The coronavirus spread further across Africa on Wednesday, with Burkina Faso reporting its first death and new cases found in at least three more countries.
South Africa’s Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize has told the media the four people who were diagnosed with the virus, were part of a group of 10 who recently travelled to Italy.

Coronavirus: South Africa cases surge to 116

Cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus have surged in South Africa, with the country reporting its largest daily increase yet to reach a total of 116 cases.
President Donald Trump is meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday to discuss a payroll tax cut as part of efforts to provide substantial relief to businesses and individuals who suffer financially as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus jitters: Donald Trump reacts as Americans clear stores

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told the public to stop panic-buying food and other supplies amid the coronavirus crisis, as his response to the outbreak came under fire.
The ceremony for Katerina Sakellaropoulou, 63, took place in an almost empty parliament, as part of measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Only a handful of officials and a limited number of journalists were present.

Greece’s first female president sworn in

Greece’s first female president has been formally sworn in to office, nearly two months after parliament voted overwhelmingly to elect her.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC summons FCT agency chief over nightclub raid

The National Human Rights Commission says it has summoned the Chairman of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board to appear before it on Monday in relation to alleged raids of nightclubs and relaxation centres in the Federal Capital Territory.

Nigerian women accused of prostitution arrested, then raped

In Nigeria, being a young woman "is a crime", said a 25-year-old beautician, arrested two weeks ago while walking home in the capital Abuja.

Police in Lagos want CCTV in hotels, bars to check drug abuse, other criminal...

The Lagos State Police Command has asked operators of hotels, nightclubs, lounges, bars, and beaches in the state to install Closed Circuit Television cameras and put in place other security measures in their facilities.

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The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, has requested for more judges and magistrates in the state’s judiciary to fastrack justice delivery.

Oyo judiciary releases names of vacation judges

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OPEC: Nigeria cuts oil production to 1.4 million barrels per day

For the first time in many years, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, has confirmed Nigeria’s ability to cut its output from 1.7 million barrels per day, mb/d in May to 1.4mb/d in June 2020.

Court remands man for allegedly raping seven-year-old

A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 55-year-old man, Abdullahi Haladu, at Goron Dutse Correctional Centre for allegedly raping 7-year-old girl.
The Adamawa government has announced the passing of Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri’s mother, Hajia Fatimah Umaru at the age of 68.

Adamawa governor flags-off distribution of fertilisers to Boko Haram victims

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has flagged-off distribution of fertilisers to 2,000 farmers affected by Boko Haram attacks in northern parts of the state.