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Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Coronavirus spike sparks anxiety in Bayelsa

The Acting Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted him as expressing deep concern over the fatality rate of 6.5% the state has recorded so far, which, according to him, is higher than the national average of 2.5%.
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: Only Primary 6, JSS3, SS3 to resume schools

The Coordinator of the Presidential Tasks Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, announced on Monday that only pupils in Primary 6 and students in JSS 3 and SS3 are allowed to resume school in preparation of their examinations.
The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on – going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.

Ralph Uwazuruike: To hell with Nnamdi Kanu’s Biafra

Chief Ralph Uwazuruike of the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, has said that Biafra should not be realized if it would be a place where elder statesmen and religious leaders would be insulted and dehumanised.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has denied claims that his government has sold off the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

Churches, mosques to remain closed in Ekiti

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, announced this at a COVID-19 press briefing in Ado Ekiti, saying it was to curb the spread of the virus.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Rural dwellers ignorant of coronavirus pandemic – community leader

A Community leader in Anambra, Chief James Uyamadu, says most rural dwellers in Anambra have yet to come to terms with the reality of COVID-19 spread in the state.
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 issues new guidelines for churches, mosques, others

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Saturday, released new guidelines for the opening of religious centres in the country.

Nigerian Navy reaches out to 1,000 families in Lagos, Ogun

The Nigerian Navy (NN) at the weekend gave succour to about 1,000 vulnerable families in Lagos and Ogun states to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN urges Kaduna government to ease lockdown

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State Chapter, has appealed to Gov. Nasir El-Rufai to review the lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Ondo governor considers reopening of worship centres

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, said he might consider reopening religious centres across the state.
Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

Troops recover 72 captives abandoned in Borno by Boko Haram

The Nigerian Military has disclosed that the Boko Haram Terrorists and ISWAP members abandoned 72 people at the entrance of Ngala town in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State on May 10.
The state Deputy Governor who is also the Chairman of the State High Powered Response Team for the prevention of Convid-19, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, issued the directive Thursday in a statement in Maiduguri.

Borno suspends lockdown, asks churches, mosques to reopen

Borno State Government has called-off the lockdown in the state and has asked churches and mosques in the state to reopen.
An outspoken Nigerian pastor, Adewale Giwa, has told the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to open churches in Nigeria to enable pastors heal all coronavirus patients in the country.

Pastor Giwa: Open churches let’s heal coronavirus patients

An outspoken Nigerian pastor, Adewale Giwa, has told the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to open churches in Nigeria to enable pastors heal all coronavirus patients in the country.

Kano elders express concern over the efforts in combating coronavirus

A citizens and civil society initiative, “Kano against Covid-19” has expressed concern over the ongoing fight against the COVID 19 in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 986 lockdown, social distancing violators in Kaduna

The Kaduna Police Command said it has arrested 986 social distancing and lockdown violators across the state.
Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has inaugurated a sixty-six member palliative committee as part of the efforts of his administration to cushion the effect of COVID-19 in the state.

Bauchi appoints emir, 65 others as members coronavirus palliative committee

Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has inaugurated a sixty-six member palliative committee as part of the efforts of his administration to cushion the effect of COVID-19 in the state.
The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, told the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), on Saturday in Abuja.

PTF asks Kogi, Nasarawa, Yobe governors to start testing for coronavirus

The Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic has called on three remaining states yet to record the dreaded disease to conduct tests without delay to ascertain the true health of their citizens.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

Lockdown: Nigerian government delivers 2,262 bags of rice, oil, sugar to Kebbi

“Also, the Minister for Humanitarian Services, Hajiya Sa’adiyya Umar, will visit Kebbi to disburse the conditional cash transfer to vulnerable persons on behalf of the Federal Government,” the governor said.
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE secured approval for Germany’s first human clinical trials of a possible coronavirus vaccine, entering a global race to develop a defense against the pandemic.

Anambra discharges index case

The first case of COVID-19 in Anambra has tested negative twice to the virus and has been certified fit to go home, Gov. Willie Obiano, has declared.

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The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Mr Ifedayo Abegunde, has resigned his appointment.

Why Ondo SSG Ifedayo Abegunde resigned

The resignation of the Ondo state Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Hon Ifedayo Abegunde, barely two weeks after that of the deputy governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, has jolted the governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and members of the State Executive Council EXCO.

INEC: Edo guber campaigns have started officially

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has lifted the ban on campaigns by political parties ahead of the Sept. 19 governorship election the state.

Arik, Aero, Dana, others begin Lagos-Abuja flights Wednesday

Nigeria’s airspace will roar back to life on Wednesday as six domestic carriers are set to resume flights after more than three months of shut down.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment facilities at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa April 24, 2020. Jerome Delay-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

President Ramaphosa urges South Africans to keep distance from elderly

People with underlying medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, renal disease, asthma and chronic respiratory disease are more vulnerable to developing severe complications and dying from coronavirus, Ramaphosa said, citing data from the Department of Health.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa records more coronavirus deaths, 11 new infections

Dr Jones Stowe, the Director of Public Health and member of state COVID-19 Task Force who gave the update in a statement on Monday in Yenagoa, said the new death brought the total number of deaths in the state to 16.