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The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

FRSC, road transport unions adopt resolutions on interstate travels

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Road Transport Unions have adopted resolutions towards enforcing COVID-19 protocol in the post interstate transportation restriction.
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.
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.

Nigerian government says churches, mosques can reopen

The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP orders officers to respect essential workers

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered respect for journalists, medical personnel and other essential workers who are exempted from the eased restriction and curfews across the country.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has postponed the screening test for its 72 Regular Course schedule to hold on May 30, adding that a new date will be communicated.

NDA postpones screening test for 72 Regular Course

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has postponed the screening test for its 72 Regular Course schedule to hold on May 30, adding that a new date will be communicated.
The Poultry Association of Nigeria has warned that the country may face starvation in 2021 due to the lockdown across the nation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigeria may face famine in 2021 – farmers

The Poultry Association of Nigeria has warned that the country may face starvation in 2021 due to the lockdown across the nation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police impounds 159 vehicles, 17 tricycles, 141 motorcycles in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has impounded 159 cars, 17 tricycles and 141 motorcycles as part of its efforts to enforce the lockdown order by Governor Aminu Bello Masari to curtail the spread of 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 impound over 100 vehicles for lockdown violations in Zamfara

The Police Command in Zamfara says it has impounded 101 vehicles and their drivers, prosecuted for violating the restriction of movement order by the state government.
This was made known by the Secretary to State Government, SSG, Mr Emmanuel Ekuwem during the routine covid-19 press briefing held in Government House, Uyo on Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Akwa Ibom: Lockdown continues indefinitely

The Akwa Ibom State Government has announced its decision to continue enforcing the Quarantine and Restriction of Movement order 2020 indefinitely.

Governor Emmanuel: I won’t distribute federal government’s relief materials to my people

Governor Udom Emmanuel said he will not share the rice from the Federal Government of Nigeria to the people of Akwa Ibom.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Kaduna relaxes restrictions on Wednesdays, Saturdays

Kaduna State government on Monday announced the relaxation of restriction of movements of residents of the state, saying Wednesdays and Saturdays will now be days for free movement.
Police officers attached to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID) Panti, Yaba have expressed deep concern at the rate in which violators of the lockdown order are being dumped at the formation.

Police arrest 288 lockdown violators in Lagos

The Nigeria Police Force have arrested 95 inter-state travelers at Bhojson area, Ebute Metta for violating the COVID-19 restriction in order to stop further spread of the virus in the community.

Vehicles loaded with passengers intercepted at Enugu-Benue border

Over 30 vehicles loaded with passengers coming from the northern part of the country were intercepted by soldiers manning an Army checkpoint in Nsukka, Enugu State as they were trying to enter or pass through the state to other states in the southern part of the country.
Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has lifted the three weeks restriction on movement in parts of the country implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Ghana lifts restrictions despite increase in coronavirus cases

In a televised address on Sunday, April 19, Mr Akufo-Addo said the decision was made based on progress in containing the spread of the disease, measures put in place to tackle the disease and the impact of the lockdown on the poor and vulnerable.
South Korea’s SolGent has secured an order to supply a U.S. government agency with an additional 7,500 kits which can each perform 100 coronavirus tests, the CEO of the biotech firm told Reuters.

Bauchi seals UN office as staff tests positive for coronavirus

The Bauchi State Government has announced that it has sealed the office complex shared by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) after one of their workers tested positive to the new coronavirus.
Mr Asuquo Amba, new Ekiti Commissioner of Police

Lockdown: Ekiti police chief tasks security agencies on human rights protection

Following reported cases of alleged maltreatment of traders by security agents enforcing the lockdown order in Ekiti State, the Police Commissioner, Mr Asuquo Amba, has called for absolute respect for human rights as the COVID-19 restriction order lasts in the state.
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.

Lockdown: President Buhari issues regulation backing extension

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

PRP: President Buhari doesn’t understand, futility, ineffectiveness of lockdown

The Peoples Redemption Party, PRP, has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari over planned extension of lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Lagos and Ogun states, saying he does not seem to appreciate the futility and ineffectiveness of lockdowns as a panacea to the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

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OPEC: Nigeria cuts oil production to 1.4 million barrels per day

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Court remands man for allegedly raping seven-year-old

A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 55-year-old man, Abdullahi Haladu, at Goron Dutse Correctional Centre for allegedly raping 7-year-old girl.
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Adamawa governor flags-off distribution of fertilisers to Boko Haram victims

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has flagged-off distribution of fertilisers to 2,000 farmers affected by Boko Haram attacks in northern parts of the state.