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Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor bans two journalists from state functions

The governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, on Wednesday continued his war on the media by banning for life, the state correspondents of The Sun newspaper, Chijioke Agwu, and the Vanguard newspaper, Peter Okutu, from entering the Government House or any government facility in the state.
Nyesom Wike

Rivers governor signs executive order to check sabotage of borders closure

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, signed the third Rivers State Government’s Executive Order for a Task Force to check reported sabotage by federal security agents enforcing closure of Rivers borders to prevent Coronavirus spread.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has urged members of Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 that were at burial rites of Mallam Abba Kyari, former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, to excuse themselves from the daily briefing

Abba Kyari’s burial: NUJ wants PTF members off coronavirus briefing

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has urged members of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 that were at the burial rites of Mallam Abba Kyari, former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, to excuse themselves from the daily briefing.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor orders release journalist he arrested over Lassa fever report

The Sun Newspaper reporter, Chijioke Agwu, who was arrested on Saturday afternoon by the police on the order of Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, was released Saturday night around 10 p.m.

Coronavirus: NUJ commends Nigerian health workers

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) described as outstanding and courageous, the excellence and professionalism so far demonstrated by Nigerian medical doctors, nurses and other health workers in managing the Coronavirus pandemic since the case was reported in the country.

FCT NUJ inaugurates committee on coronavirus pandemic

The FCT Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has inaugurated a seven-man sensitisation and monitoring committee on the coronavirus pandemic.
Chris Isiguzo

NUJ begs government to avoid Chinese medical team

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has pleaded with the Federal Government not to get Chinese medical team involved in the fight against Coronavirus in the country.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo governor invokes Quarantine Act, firms up response to coronavirus

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has signed the Quarantine Regulations pursuant to Section 8 of the Quarantine Act, the Public Health Law and other legislation, as the state firms up its response framework to the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Delta task force attacks journalists

Officials of the Delta Task Force on Environment on Wednesday unleashed some beatings on the Chairman of the State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Michael Ikeogwu.

Kano plans palliative for journalists

Kano State Government says it will initiate palliative measures for media practitioners to enable them discharge their duties in the event of lockdown occasioned by Coronavirus pandemic.

Oyo NUJ raises alarm as UCH chief, three top officials test positive for coronavirus

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State council, on Sunday, appealed to the Federal Government to save the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan by providing it with enough funds to tackle Coronavirus.
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.

NUJ urges governments to provide safety kits, palliative to journalists

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has urged governments at all levels to provide safety kits and palliatives to journalists, saying that they are vulnerable to infection as social workers.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Group tackles Oyo governor over poor-handling of coronavirus

A socio-cultural group, Oyo Youths United for Greatness (OYYUG), on Tuesday, blamed the Oyo State Government over what it termed as poor handling of the pandemic Coronavirus also known as Covid-19.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo denies Atiku Abubakar’s infected son attended PDP rally in Ibadan

The Oyo State government has denied the widely spread reports that the son of Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, infected by the Coronavirus, attended last week’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Southwest zonal unification rally, held in Ibadan to welcome some defectors back to the party, describing the reports as false.

NUJ urges government to shut down all non-essential activities

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on the Federal Government to shut down all non-essential government activities immediately to curtail the increasing spread of coronavirus across the country.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi to inaugurate squadron on coronavirus

The Kogi State Government has constituted a Squadron to help tackle Coronavirus and Lassa Fever to ensure the prevention and containment in the state.
Chris Isiguzo

NUJ wants government to shut down non-essential activities

The President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr Chris Isiguzo, has urged the Federal Government to shut down non-essential activities to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus disease in the country.

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US: Malta seizes $1 billion in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.
Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Sudan summons Ethiopia envoy over deadly cross-border attack

Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Thirteen killed in Katsina bandit attacks

Thirteen people died on Friday when villagers fought back against armed cattle thieves in Katsina State where rustling has been on the increase.
Dr. Dominic Ukpong, Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Health

Akwa Ibom discharges two coronavirus patients

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, who announced this on Saturday said those discharged have been certified negative by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing to 16, the total of those treated and discharged of the viral infection since the first set of cases were recorded on April 1, 2020.

Lagos to decamp pipeline explosion victims from relief camp

Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Saturday.