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A coalition of Civil Society Organizations, CSOs in Delta State, have kicked against the proposed Infectious Disease Bill, 2020 currently on the floor of the National Assembly, insisting that the Quarantine Act and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control Law could cover for any eventuality.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force of COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, Thursday dispelled the insinuation that the wearing of face masks in public was optional.
The 36 state governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have criticised the controversial Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has emphasized the need for security agencies to ensure a total enforcement of the Federal Government’s ban on interstate travels to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus disease.
Contrary to the stand of some of other lawyers, a former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Chief Onueze Okocha (SAN) has declared support for Governor Nyesom Wike over the demolition of Prodest Hotel, Alode, Eleme and Etemeteh Hotel, Onne in Eleme Local Government Areas of Rivers State on Sunday.
An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court in Ekiti State has fined a man, Ikechukwu Vincent, N40,000 for contravening the order on the use of face mask in the state.
The Lagos House of Assembly on Thursday asked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to account for expenses incurred from donations received in support of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with the Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Representatives to amend the Quarantine Act.
There is anxiety in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State, following the mysterious death of over 100 persons. The victims were suspected to have died from complications related to COVID-19.
The House of Representatives says it will take legal action against an online media for alleging that the house collected 10 billion dollars from Bill Gates to pass the Infectious Disease Control Bill.
The Presidential task force (PTF) on Covid-19 has mobilised about 3300 informants to conduct house-to-house search for suspected coronavirus infection cases in Kano State.
This is a piece around and about what I have seen about Coronavirus in Nigeria, from a sociological perspective, and not a report of any pathogenic experience. It has been more than a month since the Federal Government placed Lagos and Ogun states, and the Federal Capital Territory on a lockdown on account of the spread of COVID-19 in those three parts of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari shortly after his nationwide broadcast, signed Proclamation Order on the General Management of Covid-19 in Lagos, Ogun, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory and other States in Nigeria.
Kaduna State Government has set up mobile courts to prosecute violators of the lockdown order occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
In a letter by the state Solicitor-General, Chris Umar to the Chief Registrar of Kaduna State High Court dated April 22, the decision was taken by the State Executive Council to enforce the executive order.
The General Overseer, Resurrection Praise Ministries for Africa, Bishop Samson Benjamin, was on Wednesday charged with violating the Presidential Lockdown Order before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday night issued formal regulations to back his decision to extend the lockdown on two major cities (Lagos, Ogun) and the federal capital territory for another two weeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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FIFA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission have announced the #SafeHome campaign designed to support women and children at risk of domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
A Canadian court ruled against Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Wednesday in her extradition case to the US on fraud charges.
The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed no fewer than 30 bandits and destroyed their logistics store in air strikes conducted on Tuesday in Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara.
As part of efforts geared towards the revitalisation of Primary Healthcare, the Lagos State Government has carried out a comprehensive assessment of no fewer than 329 Primary healthcare centres in the State.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened trading on Wednesday after the public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration with a marginal growth of 0.07 per cent.
The Lagos State Government has announced plans to partially shut the Marine Beach Bridge by Total Gas, inwards Apapa for five months, effective from Wednesday, May 27 to Wednesday, October 21, 2020, for an emergency repair works.
Ex-Militant leaders across the nine states of the Niger Delta region have appealed to the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to pay contractors who completed their work, saying they are currently in trouble with banks threatening to seize their properties over loans they collected to service various contracts they were awarded.
Justice Muhammad Saidu Sifawa of the Sokoto State High Court has granted bail to two Chinese: Meng Wei Kun and Xui Kuoi, being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for offering N100 million bribe to the Sokoto Zonal Head of the EFCC, Abdulahi Lawal.
NASA and SpaceX are set to launch a crewed mission Wednesday to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.
The farmers’ association made the commendation through its National President, Arc Kabir Ibrahim, while speaking with Vanguard on the declaration made by the Governor and described it as uncommon.