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Lockdown: Our members are being harassed by security personnel – NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, and the Medical Guild in Lagos State, yesterday, alleged undue harassment of medical doctors and other health workers in Lagos even as they decried what they described as ‘uncomplimentary’ statement credited to the State Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, on the movements of health workers following restriction order to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Lockdown: NMA, Medical Guild allege police harassment of doctors, health workers in Lagos

The Lagos State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, and the Medical Guild yesterday alleged undue “harassment” of medical doctors and other health workers in Lagos even as they decried what they described as ‘uncomplimentary’ statement credited to the State Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, on the movements of health workers following restriction of movement informed by the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Workers in the health sector have demanded that they should be included in the task force set up by both the federal and state governments in containing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Health workers demand inclusion of members in coronavirus task force

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday and signed by Comrades Bio Joy Josiah, and Mrs Ekpebor Florence, National Chairman and Secretary respectively of Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU.
The acting Inspector-General of Police (IG-P), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has assured candidates and political parties of police neutrality and fairness throughout the general elections.

Nigeria police chief tests negative for coronavirus

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has tested negative to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo chairs economic sustainability committee

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to head the Economic Sustainability Committee.

FRSC shuts of drivers licence processing centres

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the shutdown of Driver’s Licence Centres (DLCs) nationwide. This follows the movement restriction imposed by the federal government and some state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Oyo NUJ raises alarm as UCH chief, three top officials test positive for coronavirus

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State council, on Sunday, appealed to the Federal Government to save the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan by providing it with enough funds to tackle Coronavirus.
Ibrahim Magu

EFCC writes national daily, demands retraction of publication against Ibrahim Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has written a litigation threat to the PUNCH (Nig) Limited, publishers of The PUNCH Newspapers, demanding for the retraction of its libellous publication against the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, as well as an unreserved apology over the defamatory publication against Mr. Magu.
Simon Lalong

Plateau: Governor Lalong not in self-isolation

Plateau Governor Simon Lalong is not in self-isolation as he has not come in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a statement from the government on Saturday.

NUJ urges governments to provide safety kits, palliative to journalists

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has urged governments at all levels to provide safety kits and palliatives to journalists, saying that they are vulnerable to infection as social workers.
Speaking at the inauguration of the newly elected officers of the association, the new Chairman of PETAN, Mr Nik Odinuwe, stated that the association is 100 per cent committed to the development of Nigerian oil and gas industry.

PETAN reiterates commitment to industry development

The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) has again reiterated its commitment to the development of the oil and gas industry.
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

FIRS retires all directors who have served for eight years

The Federal Inland Revenue Service has sacked all Directors in its employ who have served for eight years and above.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Group tackles Oyo governor over poor-handling of coronavirus

A socio-cultural group, Oyo Youths United for Greatness (OYYUG), on Tuesday, blamed the Oyo State Government over what it termed as poor handling of the pandemic Coronavirus also known as Covid-19.
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.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Borno governor constitutes team to boost revenue

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has constituted a 9-Member Committee to identify ways of increasing the state Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), as part of measures to contain global economic downturn caused by Coronavirus (Covid-19).
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi to inaugurate squadron on coronavirus

The Kogi State Government has constituted a Squadron to help tackle Coronavirus and Lassa Fever to ensure the prevention and containment in the state.

Keystone Bank appoints Olaniran Olayinka as acting chief

Keystone Bank Limited has announced the appointment of Mr. Olaniran Olayinka as the Bank’s Acting Managing Director/CEO, subject to approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Thursday while giving update on Coronavirus in the country.

Coronavirus: Lagos traces 1,300 as cases hit 12

The Lagos State Government on Thursday confirmed four new coronavirus cases, bringing to 12, the total number of cases in the country.

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UN: 2.1 million people to face food insecurity in Sahel

An unprecedented 2.1 million people in the Sahel region will not have access to enough food, with the Covid-19 pandemic likely to hamper aid operations, a projection by the World Food Programme (WFP) showed.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Nigeria: Spike in coronavirus infections fueled by porous land borders

The federal government has explained the spike in the number of Covid-19 infections in the country, blaming it on the porous nature of Nigeria’s land borders and predicting that soon, there could be more infections in the eastern flank of the country as people move on foot across borders.