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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Expert seeks special task force to tackle environmental challenges

Mr Joseph Effiong, an environment and development expert, has called on relevant stakeholders in the environment sector to constitute a strong taskforce to tackle environmental nuisance in the FCT.
The state Commissioner for Basic Education, Kate Omenugha, disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Awka, the state capital on Tuesday.

Anambra to distribute 1,000 infrared thermometers to schools ahead of reopening

Prof. Kate Omenugha, Anambra Commissioner for Education says preparations are in top gear for the possible reopening of schools in the state soon.

Minister receives report of ministerial taskforce on National Stadium Lagos

The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has received the Comprehensive Audit Report of the tenanted facilities at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

Hospital suspends operations after healthcare workers test positive for coronavirus

Zvishavane District Hospital in Zimbabwe’s Midlands Province has suspended admissions and other health care services after 25 workers tested positive for COVID-19.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna audits private health establishments

The Kaduna State Government has embarked on audit of over 4,000 private health establishments to ascertain their legality and tax compliance.

Coronavirus: NYCN passes vote of confidence on Cross River government, health ministry

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Cross River chapter, has passed a vote of confidence on the state government and the Ministry of Health over their approach in the fight against COVID-19 in the state.
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 worried over rising cases of coronavirus among VIPs

The Federal Government has expressed concern over the high rate of positive cases of the coronavirus disease, especially among top government officials.
Niger State House of Assembly (NSHA) has demanded detailed account; including monies budgeted for by the state government and the various sums of money donated by Nigerlites for the control of the spread of CoronaVirus (COVID-19) in the state.

Niger lawmakers demand detailed accounts of coronavirus donations

Niger State House of Assembly (NSHA) has demanded detailed account; including monies budgeted for by the state government and the various sums of money donated by Nigerlites for the control of the spread of CoronaVirus (COVID-19) in the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Calabar, Friday following a confirmed case of the disease in Lagos State.

Betta Edu: No coronavirus case in Cross River

The Chairman of the COVID-19 Taskforce in Cross River State, Dr Betta Edu, has insisted that there is no COVID-19 case recorded in the state.

Uganda grapples with refugee crisis amid coronavirus pandemic

As the world marks World Refugee Day on Saturday, thousands of Congolese are stranded at the Ugandan border seeking to enter the East African country after deadly tribal clashes back home.

Delta task force demolishes illegal structures at Ogbe-Ijoh market

The Delta State Taskforce on Environment on Thursday commenced the demolition of illegal structures as well as relocating traders displaying their goods along the Ogbe-Ijoh market road in Warri.
The Gombe State Taskforce on COVID-19 says it hopes to start testing suspected cases of coronavirus in the State as of Wednesday 27th May 2020.

Gombe expects coronavirus testing machine Wednesday

The State’s Taskforce Chairman on COVID-19, Professor Idris Mohammed, told newsmen during the committee’s daily briefing, Monday afternoon, that the transporters of the machine (DHL) had assured him that the machine would be in Bauchi for collection by 3 pm on Tuesday 26th May 2020.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Taskforce rates Ekiti high on coronavirus response, management

Ekiti State Taskforce on COVID-19, has attributed the low spread of the pandemic in the state to the prompt response and proactive steps taken by the state Governor, Kayode Fayemi, in managing the disease in the state.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Task force denies 11 trucks entry to Cross River

The Cross River Government in collaboration with Peace Corps Nigeria have intercepted and sent back 11 trucks carrying Almajiri, Quranic education pupil, at the Gakem-Benue boundary of the state.
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.

31 coronavirus carriers on the run in Gombe

At least, 31 people who tested positive for Coronavirus in Gombe State are on the run, the state’s Taskforce on COVID-19 said on Wednesday.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo, on Sunday, announced that three coronavirus patients have been discharged after treatment in Imo State.

Three coronavirus patients recover in Imo

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo, on Sunday, announced that three coronavirus patients have been discharged after treatment in Imo State.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State 2

Kebbi discharges five more coronavirus patients

The Kebbi State Government says it has discharged five more COVID-19 patients, bringing the number of patients so far discharged from the Kebbi Medical Center, Kalgo to 16.
FILE - In this photo taken April 24, 2020, residents are given bottles of a herbal mixture said to prevent and cure COVID-19 in Antanarivo, Madagascar.

Madagascar records first death from coronavirus

Madagascar has registered its first coronavirus death, two months after its index case, the national COVID-19 taskforce said on Sunday, according to news site Reuters.

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Pompeo’s office imposed sanctions on Bi Sidi Souleymane, leader of the Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation (3R) rebel group.

US imposes sanctions on Central African rebel leader

The U.S. has imposed sanctions against a rebel leader in the Central African Republic, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said in a statement on Friday.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Nigeria evacuates 325 more nationals from US in 6th special flight

The sixth evacuation flight from the U.S. has departed for Abuja and Lagos with 325 passengers on board.

Coronavirus: Management shuts down hospital in Kogi

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues it’s harvoc across the country, the management of Ajaokuta Steel Company Medical Centre, Kogi state, has announced an index case. It has further resolved to shut down services temporarily in the health facility to carry out its disinfection.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Governor Uzodinma urges Nigerian youths to rally support for President Buhari

Speaking during a courtesy visit in his office in Owerri by the Coalition of Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders of Nigeria, the Governor recalled how President Buhari has consistently rolled out policies aimed at empowering the youths such as the N75B he recently approved for the Empowerment of Nigerian Youths and the Youth Investment Fund.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday next week commission the newly completed 17- storey headquarters building of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), located at Swali, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

President Buhari to commission NCDMB’s 17-storey headquarters in Yenagoa

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday next week commission the newly completed 17- storey headquarters building of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), located at Swali, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.