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Jigawa government to convert hotels to isolation centres

Jigawa State Government has said it is looking to convert some hotels in the state into isolation centers for the northwest region.
A man passes by Nigerian movie billboards at a cinema in Lagos. [Cristina Aldehuela-AFP-Getty Images]

Why Nigerians living abroad love to watch Nollywood movies

The Nollywood industry – which came to life in the early 1990s – is often seen as a natural heir to the Nigerian TV series which had already produced roughly 14,000 feature films in the previous decade

Portuguese doctors join opposition to euthanasia

Portuguese doctors have taken a stand against euthanasia, alongside the Catholic Church, as lawmakers prepare this week to debate proposed legislation aimed at decriminalising the practice.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus case found at British doctors’ practice – report

A staff member at a British doctors’ practice in the southern English city of Brighton has tested positive for coronavirus, the BBC reported.
Hampers Nigeria

Yuletide: Hamper dealers decry low patronage in Enugu

Hamper dealers in Enugu on Tuesday decried low patronage of items as 2019 Christmas celebration draws nearer.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari signs executive order ending open defecation

Moves to check indiscriminate defecation in public places and its associated health challenges may have seen President Muhammadu Buhari signing Executive Order 009 to outlaw the practice.
Dr Frances Faduyile, the President of NMA and Dr Olumuyiwa Odusote, the Secretary-Generalat NMA.

NMA: Nigeria’s health sector heading for catastrophe

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), says the country’s health sector is heading for catastrophe except the federal government urgently halts the current rate of emigration of medical and dental practitioners.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Speakership: Open ballot system won’t work – lawmakers

Amidst calls for the adoption of open ballot system in the election of presiding officers of the 9th National Assembly, two Lawmakers say the lower chamber’s laid down rules could not be disregarded.

Willie Obiano charges lawyers to uphold ethical standards

Anambra Governor Willie Obiano charges lawyers in the state to uphold their ethical standard and always play according to the rule of law to promote and foster cause of justice and professional standard
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Elections: Federal government orders security agencies to begin search of private jets, passengers

The Federal Government may have ordered security agencies to begin search of private jets and their passengers as the 2019 campaigns and other electioneering activities begin.

NDIC investigates management, directors of defunct Skye Bank

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), says it is monitoring investigations of directors and management of the failed Skye Bank Plc being carried out by law enforcement agencies.
Dangote Cement

Dangote promises loyal cement customers refinery distributorship licence

For their continued loyalty, the management of Dangote Cement Plc, at the weekend announced cash and kind rewards and also a priority distributorship licence as soon as Dangote’s refinery project come on steam next year for the loyal cement customers.

PCN starts recall of Codeine cough syrup

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) says it has started recalling cough syrup containing Codeine from its stakeholders in compliance with Federal Government directive.

‘Nurses on Air’: Nigerian nurses launch pioneering TV project

Good times are here for the nursing profession in Nigeria as it launches a TV project with an aim to rebrand the profession and interact with the general public.

Is Emefiele’s promise of under 10% inflation rate credible?

A general rise in prices would reduce the amount of goods and services, that our regular incomes can purchase from one year to the other. If static nominal incomes, for example, can only buy 50% of what the same income bought last year, then, the inflation rate may be deemed to have eaten up 50% of your income.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari asks governors to nominate doctors, nurses for training on coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed state governors to nominate doctors and nurses in their various domains for training on COVID-19.

President Buhari’s aide Abba Kyari speaks from quarantine

Six days after testing positive for coronavirus, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has spoken from his quarantine over his status.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday presented cheques to nine beneficiary communities of the World Bank-supported projects.

Yobe governor closes boundaries, urges traders not to hike food prices

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has ordered the closure of the state’s boundaries from Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Nigeria to provide ‘relief materials’ for residents in Abuja, Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has donated 17 items to support the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada to combat Coronavirus in the country.

NNPC hands over medical equipment to UniAbuja teaching hospital

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has donated medical equipment meant to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada, the Federal Capital Territory.