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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.
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.
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).
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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.
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.
Simon Lalong

Plateau: Governor Lalong not in self-isolation

Plateau Governor Simon Lalong is not in self-isolation as he has not come in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a statement from the government on Saturday.
Enoch Adeboye

Pastor Adeboye donates ICU beds, ventilators to Lagos, others

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has donated Intensive Care Unit beds with ventilators to Lagos State.

Rainstorm destroys property in Plateau community

While the country and the entire world are worryabout the coronavirus pandemic, property worth millions of naira were destroyed, Monday, when some parts of Plateau State recorded their first rainfall of the year.
Simon Lalong

Plateau threatens sanctions against violators of ban on crowd gathering

The Plateau Government has threatened to sanction any person or group of persons who deliberately violate its ban on crowd gathering in the state in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Simon Lalong

Coronavirus: Plateau orders closure of all schools

The Plateau State Government has directed the closure of all public and private schools in the state on or before March 21 following an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country.
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Kidnappers abduct ex-Western state director’s daughters, demand N100 million

Kidnappers have abducted daughters of the late Director of Sports in the defunct Western State, Chief Emiola Adesina, and demanded N100m ransom before their release.
Mallam Abubakar Ya’u from Augie Local Govern­ment Area of Kebbi on Saturday got N10 million, two new cars and two Hajj seats for catching the biggest fish weighing 78 kilogramme at the 2020 Argungu fishing festival.

Argungu festival: Man with biggest catch gets N10 million, two cars, hajj seats

Mallam Abubakar Ya’u from Augie Local Govern­ment Area of Kebbi on Saturday got N10 million, two new cars and two Hajj seats for catching the biggest fish weighing 78 kilogramme at the 2020 Argungu fishing festival.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Court orders police to pay N50 million in damages over suspect’s death

A Plateau State High Court on Thursday ordered the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), to pay N50 million in damages to the family of a suspect, Henry Dokotri, who was killed by five police officers.
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Plateau to resume monthly sanitation in May

The Plateau State Government will resume its monthly sanitation in May, according to the Commissioner of Environment, Alhaji Yakubu Usman.

Women’s Day: Women seek gender balance in governance in Plateau

As women worldwide celebrate the International Women’s Day, their counterparts in Plateau State have called for equal opportunity and gender balance to enable them contribute their quota effectively in building the society.

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Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus cases hit 232

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Shenzhen, a city in southeastern China, has become the first city in the country to ban the consumption of pets, such as cats and dogs, CNN has reported.

Chinese city bans consumption of dog, cats, others

Shenzhen, a city in southeastern China, has become the first city in the country to ban the consumption of pets, such as cats and dogs, CNN has reported.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria confirms 8 more coronavirus cases, 32 discharged

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“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

British premier Boris Johnson hospitalised over coronavirus infection

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital over his coronavirus infection.