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Simon Lalong

Plateau declares six days total lockdown for fumigation

Plateau State Government has directed a total lockdown of the state from 12 midnight of Thursday, April 9, 2020 to 11pm of Wednesday, April 15, to enable it carry out a state-wide fumigation across the 17 local government areas of the state to contain the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Public affairs analysts express concern over insecurity in Oyo

Federal and state governments in Nigeria have been called upon to wake up quickly to tackle the security challenges facing the nation in the hands of those terrorising the country.
The State Commissioner for Health, Lar Ndam, who confirmed the death in an interview with newsmen, said late Dewus had been in coma for two weeks at the Jos University Teaching Hospital due to some health complications and not COVID-19.”

Plateau speaks on national assembly staff suspected to have died from coronavirus

The Plateau State Government on Sunday confirmed that the death of a National Assembly staff, Joel Dewus, was not from COVID-19 as suspected but from other health complications.
Simon Lalong

Plateau nurses, midwives threaten to down tool over protection equipment

Nurses and Midwives in Plateau on Saturday threatened to withdraw their services if the State Government failed to provide them with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in the effort to curb the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the state
An Abuja High Court on Wednesday suspended Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Northern governors felicitate with APC chairman Adams Oshiomhole at 68

Governors in the Northern States under the aegis of Northern Governors’ Forum have congratulated the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on his 68th birthday.
Although there were signs even during childhood that God would use him, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Reedeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG was not born a saint.

Pastor Adeboye donates N20 million to support Osun coronavirus relief package

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has made another donation of N20 million to Osun State government to support its effort to cushion the effect of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Osun residents.
A Peoples Democratic Party senator representing Plateau North at the National Assembly, Istifanus Gyang, has set up a register to collect views from members of his constituency on the hate speech bill currently before the National Assembly.

Senator Gyang: Armed bandits killing my people despite coronavirus

Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Istifanus Gyang, Plateau North Friday raised the alarm that despite the Coronavirus, COVID-19 that is at the moment, ravaging the world, his people were being killed by Armed Bandits.
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.

NCDC: 185 killed in 951 confirmed cases of Lassa fever in 2020

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed that a total of 185 people have died of Lassa fever with 951 cases confirmed in the country since the beginning of the year 2020.
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Nigeria: Rise in fake news distracting coronavirus fight – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the rising spate of fake news and misinformation, in spite of repeated caution by government, is distracting the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Benue governor undergoes coronavirus test

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Thursday morning, finally took the coronavirus (COVID-19) test in order to ascertain his status.
Although there were signs even during childhood that God would use him, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Reedeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG was not born a saint.

Pastor Adeboye, Bishop Oyedepo donate medical supplies to Lagos, Ogun

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has donated some medical supplies to the Lagos State Government to support its efforts in equipping medical staff with necessary protective gears needed to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
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.

Pastor Adeboye donates surgical masks, hand gloves to Lagos

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.

Former LASTMA chief Chris Olakpe passes on

Former Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA), Mr Chris Olakpe, is dead.
UBA - United Bank for Africa

UBA donates N28.5 million to Plateau to fight coronavirus

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation on Monday donated N28.5 million to Plateau Government as part of efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Rivers United FC coach Stanley Eguma

Rivers manager unperturbed by effects of coronavirus break on momentum

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 Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Plateau confirms suspected case of coronavirus

The Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nimkong Ndam, said on Sunday a suspected case of coronavirus has been recorded in Jos North local government area of the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Northern governors congratulate Asiwaju Tinubu at 68

The Northern Governors Forum has joined families, friends, well wishers and political associates of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to congratulate him as he turns 68.
The Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, has decried the low level of compliance with the State Government’s directive to the people of the state to adhere to preventive measures against the Coronavirus pandemic.

Speaker: Plateau people don’t believe coronavirus is real

The Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, has decried the low level of compliance with the State Government’s directive to the people of the state to adhere to preventive measures against the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Iran continues work on nuclear programme in spite pandemic

The Iranian Government on Wednesday said it was continuing to develop its nuclear programme despite COVID-19 wrecking havoc on the country
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Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ deploys 80 medical personnel to coronavirus treatment, isolation centres nationwide

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Wednesday announced that the Nigerian Armed Forces has deployed 80 personnel from its medical corps to all COVID-19 treatment and isolation centres across the country.

YouTube bans conspiracy theories linking coronavirus with 5G from platform

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Aminu Masari

Katsina lifts suspension on Friday prayers

The Katsina State Government has lifted suspension on Friday congregational prayer with immediate effect.