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Presidential Task Force on COVID-19

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF reverts to normal official work hours for GL12 upward

Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, says that Federal civil servants on Grade Level 12 and above would resume full work hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while the rest were to continue to stay at home.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

PTF urges NYSC to start planning resumption

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has advised the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to start planning the resumption of its full activities.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Nigerian government approves gradual reopening of international flights

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has approved gradual reopening of international flights and train services across the country.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF to release fresh coronavirus directives Thursday

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Wednesday, attributed the low figures recorded in the areas of testing and confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past few days to the public holiday declared to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

306 Nigerians return home from UAE

At least 306 Nigerians stranded in the United Arab Emirates due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA directs schools to re-open for graduating class students Tuesday

The Education Authority, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has directed all schools in Abuja to re-open academic activities for students in graduating classes on Tuesday.

212 stranded Nigerians return home from Egypt

At least 212 Nigerians stranded in Cairo, Egypt due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

COVID-19: Nigerian government receives second Batch medical supplies of UN basket fund

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has joined other stakeholders to receive 2nd Batch Medical Supplies purchased with UN Basket Fund for COVID-19 Response on behalf of the Federal Government.

Sallah: FRSC boss urges Muslim to adhere strictly to health regulations

The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), ACM Bisi Kazeem, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday announced 555 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus exceeded 40,000 in five months.

NCDC: Wearing mask better than being on ventilator

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has urged Nigerians to wear face masks as precautionary measures in curbing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Nigerian government extends Phase 2 lockdown by 1 week

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the PTF-COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, revealed this at the daily briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Nigerian schools to reopen August 4 for final year students

The Federal Government has said secondary schools in the country will reopen on August 4, 2020 for students in final classes to sit for their examination.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated this on her Twitter handle on Thursday.

NIDCOM: More Nigerians stranded in Europe set to return home

The Federal Government has revealed that more Nigerians stranded in France and other European countries, due to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, are being evacuated to the country.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Nigeria mulls alternatives on WAEC, schools re-opening

The Federal Government on Thursday says final year secondary school students may have to sit for the General Certificate of Education (GCE) in November if there is no shift in the timetable of the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery.

India donates seven tonnes of hydroxychloroquine to Nigeria

The Republic of India has assisted Nigeria with seven tonnes of hydroxychloroquine as part of its contribution to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the West African nation.
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.

SGF: Public primary health centres require adequate equipment

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has warned that Nigeria risks another pandemic if it fails to take advantage of opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to develop its health infrastructure.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has condemned recent attacks in Plateau and Kogi communities which claimed lives of innocent Nigerians within one week, assuring that those responsible would not go unpunished.

Police affairs minister goes into isolation

The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, has gone into self-isolation for COVID-19.
Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), on Saturday said the commission was pressing seeking an amendment of the Electoral Law to enable more than 20 million Nigerians living abroad to vote in country’s general election.

134 Nigerians stranded in Sudan return home

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) while announcing this via its Twitter page on Sunday, July 19, 2020, said the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

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