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Aminu Masari

Katsina lifts suspension on Friday prayers

The Katsina State Government has lifted suspension on Friday congregational prayer with immediate effect.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina lifts suspension on Friday prayers with conditions

The Katsina State Government has lifted suspension on Friday congregational prayer with immediate effect.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers closes all borders

In a move to check the spread of coronavirus to Rivers State, the State Government on Wednesday announced that air , sea and land routes into the state will be closed to traffic, beginning 6pm, Thursday, March 26, 2020.
The Bauchi State Commissioner for Education, Aliyu Tilde, on Wednesday said Nigeria may not be able to handle a large Covid-19 outbreak due to a shortage of test kits.

Official: Inadequate test kits pose grave danger to Nigeria

The Bauchi State Commissioner for Education, Aliyu Tilde, on Wednesday said Nigeria may not be able to handle a large Covid-19 outbreak due to a shortage of test kits.

Sokoto governor, Sultan, 250 stakeholders meet over coronavirus

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal and the Sultan of Sokoto, Dr Sa’ad Abubakar, on Tuesday met behind closed door for over four hours on ways to prevent the deadly Coronavirus from spreading to Sokoto State.
Gov. Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe has that the North East region was going through a hard time but it will bounce back.

Yobe inaugurates 22-man coronavirus taskforce committee

Yobe State Government on Tuesday in Damaturu inaugurated 22-man taskforce committee to prevent outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in the state.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana urges President Buhari to declare state of emergency on coronavirus

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and human rights activist Femi Falana has made an appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to issue a proclamation of a state of emergency over the rising spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Nigeria cancels meetings, threatens religious leaders flouting safety rules

The Federal Government has announced the cancellation of the meeting of heads of states and governments of the Chad Basin scheduled for next week.
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.

Aso Villa Chapel livestreams Sunday service

In an action that can be described as leading by example, the Aso Villa Chapel held it’s Sunday Service online in compliance with social distancing rules of the government as Nigeria continues to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus: Ondo shuts down public, private schools

Few hours after a suspected case of Coronavirus in Ondo State, the State Government, on Thursday, announced the closure of all public and private schools in the state, effective from Friday, March 20, 2020, until further notice. =
The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the people and government of Lagos State over the unfortunate explosion that claimed scores of lives in Lagos yesterday.

Coronavirus: Ogun ban mass gatherings

Kunle Somorin, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, said the order was in addition to further to measures so far taken to ramp up its efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Lagos government, religious leaders bicker over plan shutdown of churches, mosques

Representatives of Lagos State Government and religious leaders at a closed-door meeting have failed to reach an agreement after several hours of deliberation on the planned move to shut down religious houses 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.

FCT: Police arrest 98 suspects, recover dangerous weapons

Mr Ciroma said other items recovered from the suspects are four pairs of military camouflage, three packs of dizapam, 18 bottles of codeine syrup, four packs of extol, cutlasses, knives and others.
A conference organised by the US Council on Foreign Relations to discuss how businesses will function amid the spread of coronavirus has been cancelled.

Coronavirus conference cancelled over coronavirus fears

A conference organised by the US Council on Foreign Relations to discuss how businesses will function amid the spread of coronavirus has been cancelled.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Insecurity can be curbed when leaders are united

Ongoing insecurity in Nigeria can be curbed only when credible leaders who have the capability and are willing to unite the country and its people without any form of discrimination are enthroned.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC: We must not allow Boko Haram to divide Nigeria

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned the nation’s political, religious and traditional leaders against succumbing to the antics of the insurgent group Boko Haram, which is geared to undermine the unity of the country and if possible, stoke religious crisis between Christian and Muslim faithful.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Urhobo leaders rally support for Senator Omo-Agege

Kings, elders and religious leaders from Urhobo Kingdom in Delta State stormed the National Assembly at the weekend to express solidarity with the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, warning all mischief makers to leave their son alone or incur the wrath of Urhobo people.

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Members of the minority parties in the House of Representatives have faulted the suspension of the Minority Leader, Mr Ndudi Elumelu, and five other leaders of the caucus by the Peoples Democratic Party.

House of Reps minority caucus seeks even distribution of palliatives

The Minority caucus in the House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to adopt an even method of distributing palliative funds and other essential materials across all states to cushion the effect of COVID-19.
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Coronavirus: Real Madrid negotiating pay-cut

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Lagos Commissioner for Agriculture Gbolahan Lawal

Lagos debunks allegation of store looting

An online video alleged that the State Government’s store at Abule Egba storing the on-going COVID-19 Emergency Food Response stimulus package was vandalized.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Danjuma Kashimu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Magama-Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger, in Saturday’s bye-election.

APC commends Lagos over response to coronavirus pandemic

Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the state government for its courageous, inspiring, professional and reassuring response to curb the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) scourge in the state, saying that it’s approach in battling COVID-19 pandemic had since become the model highly commended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the international media.