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Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

Niger says movement remains prohibited in state

The Niger State Government on Sunday reiterated its order on the ban of movement inside and outside the state, to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, on Friday afternoon, joined other Muslims at the Bauchi central mosque for Jumat prayers, alongside other top government officials.

Bauchi bans religious, social, commercials activities

Following the rising cases of the coronavirus in the state, Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed on Thursday, ordered a lockdown of the state, beginning from Sunday, April 26.

Bode George: Lagos lockdown breeding hunger

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, on Thursday, expressed worry at the continued lockdown of Lagos State by the Federal Government.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the measures will be announced in detail Tuesday and will include increased social distancing but stop short of hard lockdowns of the kind in place in Europe.

Japan records 53 new coronavirus cases, 7,744 in total

Japan’s Health Ministry and local governments said on Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 cases in the country rose by 53 to 7,744.
Major supermarkets in Dubai including Carrefour and Union Co-op will provide space for suppliers to sell basic commodities to people in an initiative aimed at maintaining the price of goods amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dubai supermarkets to provide space for suppliers to sell basic goods

Major supermarkets in Dubai including Carrefour and Union Co-op will provide space for suppliers to sell basic commodities to people in an initiative aimed at maintaining the price of goods amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement by Dubai Media Office.
China sealed off Wuhan, a central city of 11 million people, on Jan. 23, a drastic step that came to symbolise its aggressive management of the virus. 6

China’s Wuhan ends coronavirus lockdown — in pictures

China sealed off Wuhan, a central city of 11 million people, on Jan. 23, a drastic step that came to symbolise its aggressive management of the virus.
Google is creating a website for people to screen their health and help them find testing sites at Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart locations

Google uses location data to show which places are complying with stay-at-home orders

Google is using location data gathered from smartphones to help public health officials understand how people’s movements have changed in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In a blog post early Friday morning, Google announced the release of its COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports.
Vladimir Putin has formally signed off on constitutional amendments that would allow the Russian leader to run again for president in 2024.

Vladimir Putin orders Russians not to go to work in April

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered Russians not to go to work for the rest of April to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
Uber Eats is launching a series of partnerships with supermarkets, convenience stores, and other businesses to offer home deliveries of essential items, Reuters reports.

Uber Eats turns to grocery deliveries to fill pandemic-shaped hole in its business

Uber Eats is launching a series of partnerships with supermarkets, convenience stores, and other businesses to offer home deliveries of essential items, Reuters reports. In France, the company is partnering with supermarket chain Carrefour to offer deliveries from 15 of its Paris stores. The Financial Times reports that it’s also working with Galp in Spain to deliver items from 25 petrol station convenience stores, and in Brazil it’s offering deliveries from local pharmacies, pet shops, and convenience stores.
More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Millions of Nigerians enter lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on the New York Police Department (NYPD), according to the Commissioner of Police, Dermot Shea.

Three New York police officers dead, 868 infected

NY Commissioner of Police says 4,342 uniformed officers, representing 13 per cent of the force, had called out sick as of Sunday.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Nigeria government drags supermarkets, pharmacies to court over hike in prices of sanitisers

The Federal Government has filed charges against four supermarkets and their proprietors in Abuja for alleged arbitrary hike of prices of sanitisers, handwash liquids, disinfectants, and other anti-bacterial hygiene products.
Homeless people react as members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) patrol the streets of Johannesburg on the first day of a nationwide lockdown for 21 days to try to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa coronavirus cases exceed 1,000, first two dead reported

Cases of coronavirus in South Africa passed 1,000 on Friday, the health ministry said, while also reporting its first two deaths on the first day of a three-week, nationwide lockdown.
South Africa has begun an lockdown that will be patrolled by the military and will see any disobeying the rules heavily punished

South Africa begins ‘unprecedented’ military-patrolled lockdown

South Africa came under a nationwide military-patrolled lockdown on Friday, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus across the continent.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.

Delta orders shut down of Asaba airport

As part of an effort aimed at containing the outbreak or spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic in the State, the Delta State Government, yesterday ordered the shut down of the Asaba International Airport to traffic and closure of all land borders into and out of the State.
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Pedro confirms Chelsea exit

Spanish forward Pedro Rodriguez has revealed he will be leaving Chelsea this summer, but says at the moment all his thoughts are with the current coronavirus situation.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

Nigeria shuts down Abuja markets

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, has ordered the closure of shops in markets and neighborhood centers to traders across Abuja due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Egypt will impose a night-time curfew for two weeks from Wednesday to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced.

Egypt imposes night-time curfew

Egypt will impose a night-time curfew for two weeks from Wednesday to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced.

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NBA to share N10,000 each to 10,126 young lawyers as palliatives

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3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

President Buhari calls for synergy among security agencies heads

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Herdsman to die by hanging for killing colleague in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti Division, on Thursday sentenced a 25 years old herdsman, Mohamodu Haruna, to death by hanging for killing a fellow herder, one Mohamadu Usman.
Court-endorsed Acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Victor Giadom has written the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declaring that he has not authorised the conduct of any Governorship primary in Edo state.

Edo guber: Coronavirus pandemic may disenfranchise voters – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the COVID-19 pandemic might disenfranchise many voters in the Sept. 19 governorship election in Edo.