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The new law which is in effect across the thirty-one (31) Local Government Areas of the state, is in view of the serious and imminent threat to Public Health by the pandemic COVID-19, a dangerous infectious disease within the meaning and intendment of Section 2 of the Quarantine Act, Cap. Q2, Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to head the Economic Sustainability Committee.
More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until Aug. 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee said on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to plan for them properly this year.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday urged Asia-Pacific countries to brace up for a long-term battle against the coronavirus and stressed the need for nations not to let their guard down even if cases taper off.
The head coach of Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministries FC, Tony Bolus, has given training programs to his charges as they observed the unavoidable break due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
Enyimba of Aba rock solid defender Ifeanyi Anaemena has disclosed that it will be unwise to declare this season‘s Nigeria professional football league null and void.
Oil recovered ground on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to talks to stabilize energy markets, with benchmarks climbing off 18-year lows hit as the coronavirus outbreak cut fuel demand worldwide.
The 36 state governors under the platform of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have agreed to hold their weekly meetings via tele-conferencing to check the spread of COVID19 in the country.
Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday called on state governments and security agencies to assist Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, to seamlessly distribute fuel across the country as Nigeria struggles to contain the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.
Confederation of African Football has no plans to cancel any of its forthcoming competitions because of the coronavirus pandemic, hoping it can reschedule all.
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday, faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s restriction of movement order pronounced on Lagos and Ogun States saying Nigeria is not at war.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, has condemned in strong terms Sunday’s harassment of drivers of newspapers distribution vans by overzealous security agents in some states.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye, on Monday donated some medical supplies to the Lagos State government to support its quest to effectively contain the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to retrace his steps and include Oyo State and other states with confirmed cases of Covid-19 in whatever measures being taken by the Federal Government to curtail the spread of the virus in the country.
The Osun State Police Command has arrested a middle-aged man in Osogbo for impersonating the State Government to swindle unsuspecting citizens of the state under the guise of providing social relief during the stay-at-home order.
The Akwa Ibom state government has banned all forms of public gathering, including burials and weddings, as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus.
The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Tuesday assured its customers of steady power supply in spite of shutting its offices outlets in Lagos and Ogun state. =
The closure of all Enugu land borders, markets and inter-personal state transport takes effect from this evening, Tuesday, March 31st.
First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the donation of N1 billion to the joint effort by the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19.
Rivers united FC coach Stanley Eguma has stated that he is unperturbed by the possible effects of the Covid-19 break on the momentum of his team following a break that happened at a time when the Port Harcourt based side had hit a form that has gotten them to second on the league table just four points behind league leaders Plateau United.
The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ondo State Chapter, Revd John Ayoola, has described the magnitude of the explosion that rocked Akure, the state capital in the early hours of Saturday morning as a “national disaster”.
Provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Prof Emiola Olapade-Olaopa, has declared that social distancing is a grossly insufficient measure in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.
The United States has asked medical professionals seeking to work in America to apply for a work visa at the nearest US Embassy as part of measures to strengthen the health system to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Vedanta Zinc International, a unit of diversified miner Vedanta Resources, said on Monday it would suspend operations at its Skorpion Zinc mine and refinery in Namibia by the end of April.