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The closure of all Enugu land borders, markets and inter-personal state transport takes effect from this evening, Tuesday, March 31st.

Elaborate burials making Enugu communities vulnerable to coronavirus – monarch

The observance of elaborate burials is increasing the burden of coronavirus (COVID-19) in rural communities in Enugu State, Ikechukwu Oke, Chairman, Igboeze South Traditional Rulers Council, has said.
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 sensitises drivers, passengers at motor parks

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said it had begun Coronavirus sensitisation programme for motorists and passengers at motor parks in Ore.

FRSC tasks transport stakeholders on adherence to coronavirus protocols

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Akwa Ibom Command has urged transport unions and fleet operators in the state to ensure compliance with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control guidelines and protocols at motor parks.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

NGO sensitises Kogi communities to safety, coronavirus preventive measures

An NGO, Youth Initiative for Peace and Development Multi-Purpose Cooperative (YIPD), has commenced sensitisation of residents of Kogi to safety and preventive measures against the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi: Lockdown violators swell Ekiti internal revenue by N2 million

Governor Kayode Fayemi on Friday disclosed that not less than N2million has accrued to the coffers of the State being the various fines paid by the lockdown violators since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chairman of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), Archbishop Christopher Ede, Enugu State chapter, has urged the Federal Government to show a sense of transparency and accountability in the sharing of COVID-19 palliatives.

Coronavirus: Archbishop challenges Nigerian government, hits security agencies over compromise

The Chairman of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), Archbishop Christopher Ede, Enugu State chapter, has urged the Federal Government to show a sense of transparency and accountability in the sharing of COVID-19 palliatives.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Osun commissions 160-bed isolation centre

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, on Wednesday commissioned an isolation centre with 160 beds in Osogbo as part of efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid targets 36,000 people with coronavirus awareness campaign in Kogi

ActionAid Nigeria has taken COVID-19 awareness campaign to Kogi State, with the goal of reaching 36,000 rural community dwellers.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the reopening of markets on selected days in the state.

University of Ibadan health experts task Oyo, Lagos governors to deploy task force to...

The University of Ibadan Urban Health Research Team has advised Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his Oyo State Counterpart, Engineer Seyi Makinde, to deploy COVID-19 task force teams to urban slums in their states in order to prevent community transmission of coronavirus.

Lassa fever transmission in Ondo now all year round – study

Experts have said transmission of Lassa fever in Ondo State has changed from being a seasonal outbreak to that where transmission takes place all year round.
The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, says its medical team on Monday delivered a 40-year-old COVID-19 patient, of a baby girl.

Health workers call for intensified sensitisation of rural dwellers to coronavirus issues

Some Kaduna-based health workers on Wednesday urged the state government to intensify sensitisation efforts in rural communities to help curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the state.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River begs federal government for coronavirus test kits

The Cross River State Government has called on the Federal Government to provide more test kits and build a vaccine factory in the state to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Coronavirus jolts West Africa, push Ecowas to uplift region

The West African regional bloc, Ecowas, is choosing collective action to save its nearly Sh400 million people from the spiralling effects of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF to revise budget, cut down on competitions to attend

The Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday met via video conferencing to deliberate on important issues in Nigerian football, according to a statement from the football body.
Residents of Abia have expressed concern over the two confirmed index cases of COVID-19 in the state, saying that the development has proved to doubting Thomases that the pandemic is real.

Residents: Abia index cases proof of coronavirus pandemic

Residents of Abia have expressed concern over the two confirmed index cases of COVID-19 in the state, saying that the development has proved to doubting Thomases that the pandemic is real.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Taraba begins sensitisation campaign against coronavirus

The Taraba State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, on Monday in Jalingo, flagged off a statewide sensitisation campaign against the spread of COVID-19.
The number of coronavirus cases in Qatar crossed 2,500 and Kuwait’s tally moved closer to 1,000 on Friday.

Firm to donate 100-bed isolation to Lagos, empower 300 families

As Nigeria grapples to manage the Covid-19 Pandemic, a Nigerian real estate and property development company, Octo5 Holdings has pledged to empower 300 families in its host community in Lafiaji.
The Nigerian Correctional Service, Oyo State Command, says it no longer accepts new inmates into any of its facilities in the state to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Oyo correctional service no longer accepting inmates – official

The Nigerian Correctional Service, Oyo State Command, says it no longer accepts new inmates into any of its facilities in the state to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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