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Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Federal government yesterday extended the ease of lockdown in the country by another four weeks, saying coronavirus was now in 536 of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.

INEC to conduct first election under coronavirus

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the Nasarawa Central state constituency bye-election in Nasarawa State next Saturday will be used to test-run the conduct of governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Official: Edo modular refinery will drive industrial revolution

Edo Government says the ongoing Modular Refinery project at Ologbo in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state, will on completion, drive the state’s industrial revolution quest.
The Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned residents of Bauchi state to adhere strictly to protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not yet over.

NMA: Nigerian government shifting coronavirus testing responsibility to citizens

As Nigeria ramps up COVID-19 testing, medical professionals have faulted the government’s privatisation of COVID-19 testing describing it as an act of ‘shifting responsibility to the citizens.”
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo discharges 80 more coronavirus patients

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State said on Friday in Benin that 80 more COVID-19 patients had recovered and discharged to reunite with their families after testing negative to the virus.
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Large turnout characterises Edo APC governorship primary

The Edo governorship primary election of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday held across the 18 local government areas of the state peacefully.
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PDP formally receives Governor Obaseki into party

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday in Benin formally received the Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki into its fold, bringing to an end the widespread speculation of the governor’s defection.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki, deputy to dump APC this week for PDP – party chairman

The Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Hon. Anthony Aziegbemi, Monday told journalists in Benin City that Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, will formally resign from their party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and join the PDP this week.

Edo marketers defy petrol price reduction

Independent petroleum Marketers within Benin metropolis in Edo, have continued to dispense petrol at N125 per litre in deference to the recently announced pump price of N108 per litre.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Hoodlums’ attack policemen in Edo, kill one officer

Suspected hoodlums on Friday attacked policemen attached to Auchi Division in Edo and killed an officer enforcing the Coronavirus curfew imposed by the Federal Government.
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Edo APC leaders vow to replace Governor Obaseki during primaries

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state have vowed to replace the incumbent governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, during the primary election of the party, saying no amount of blackmail and intimidation would cow them into submission.
From left: Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia; Chairman, Oredo Local Government Area, Hon. Evbareke Jenkins Osunde; Edo State Deputy Governor and Chairman, Edo State Response Committee on COVID-19, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinator in Edo State, Mrs. Faith Ireye, during a press briefing at the Government House in Benin City, on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Edo clears 111 suspected coronavirus cases, 380 contacts

The Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia, has said the state is making steady progress in the management of coronavirus (COVID-19), noting that all active cases of COVID-19 are being managed at different isolations centres across the state and are responding well to treatment.
Kingsley Chinda, a member of the House of Representatives from Obio-Akpor Federal Constituency of Rivers State, has expressed disappointment over the tardy and insincere response of the government to the current state of insecurity in the land.

PDP caucus leader calls for rejig of infectious diseases bill

The Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, has called for a rejig of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila’s controversial infectious diseases Bill, saying that the contents of the Bill are draconian in nature, with various sections grossly abusing the constitution and rights of citizens.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Governor Obaseki accuses Adams Oshiomhole of violating coronavirus rules

The Edo State Government has said that the state’s former governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has continued to violate directives to halt the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and cause crisis in the state by organizing political gatherings through the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM).
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo intensifies active coronavirus case search in 228 communities

The Edo State Government has ramped up Active Case Search (ACS) activities for coronavirus (COVID-19) across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state, visiting over 228 communities and contact tracing 502 suspected cases in the state.
Governor Godwin Obaseki, while on self-isolation, keeps himself busy as he awaits the result of his COVID-19 test.

Edo discharges another coronavirus patient

The Edo State Government has announced the discharge of the eighth coronavirus (COVID-19) patient, who has tested negative twice for COVID-19 and cleared from one of the state’s isolation centres.
From right: Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki; and Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu; Head of Service, Mr Isaac Ehiozuwa; Chief Medical Director, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbeni, and Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia, during a press briefing on the steps taken by the state government to ensure the novel Coronavirus is curtailed in the state, at the Government House, Benin City, on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Edo records two new coronavirus cases

The Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia, has disclosed that the state has recorded two new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and one death, reassuring that the state government has intensified measures to prevent further spread of the virus.

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Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has sadly announced the death of her close cousin who died recently in United Kingdom from coronavirus.

Nollywood actress Omotola Ekeinde contracts coronavirus

Popular actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, also known as Omosexy, has revealed that she has tested positive positive for coronavirus and is currently in isolation where she’s receiving treatment.
At least four people have been killed in clashes in Ivory Coast as hundreds took to the streets following President Alassane Ouattara's decision to run for a third term this October.

One dead in fresh Ivory Coast clashes over president’s re-election bid

At least one person was killed in clashes in Ivory Coast on Saturday in the latest violence sparked by President Alassane Ouattara’s controversial decision to run for a third term in October.

NCFront: DSS invites ex-Reps Speaker over TV interview

The Department of State Services has invited a former member of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’aba, for questioning on Monday.
Dr Fahad AL-Taffaq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Nigeria, made this known in his address to commemorate the 48th National Day of the UAE on Tuesday in Abuja.

UAE donates 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to Nigeria

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday donated 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to the Nigerian Government to support it in its response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Two coronavirus patients discharged in Kwara

Two patients who tested negative for the coronavirus pandemic were discharged in Kwara on Friday.