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The Kano State House of Assembly has passed into law, the newly re-submitted Kano Emirates Bill into law, which was forwarded to the assembly by Governor Umar Ganduje.

Conspiracy theories swell as Kano lawmakers refuse to suspend plenary

Amid threat of Covid-19, its business as usual for members of the Kano State House of Assembly as Friday plenary holds, swelling the conspiracy theories among clerics and socialites.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa cautious residents on virus fake news

Nasarawa State Government has cautioned residents against spreading fake news on coronavirus that could cause panic in the state.
Cuban doctors hold an image of late Cuban President Fidel Castro during a farewell ceremony before departing to Italy to assist, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Havana, Cuba, March 21, 2020. REUTERS

Cuba despatches doctors, nurses to coronavirus-ravaged Italy

Cuba said it has dispatched a brigade of doctors and nurses to Italy to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus at the request of the worst-affected region Lombardy.
The Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ is pictured ahead of the Egypt's Coptic Christmas eve Mass, in the New Administrative Capital (NAC), east of Cairo, Egypt January 6, 2020. REUTERS-Mohamed Abd El Ghany-File Photo

Egypt shuts mosques and churches over coronavirus fears

Egypt on Saturday ordered mosques and churches to shut their doors to worshippers in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, after calls for the government to follow steps taken by neighbouring countries.
Economic stimulus plans worth $40 billion have been rolled out by the central banks of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, the two largest Arab economies.

Coronavirus: $40billion economic stimulus plans rolled out by UAE, Saudi Arabia

Economic stimulus plans worth $40 billion have been rolled out by the central banks of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, the two largest Arab economies.
Adegboyega Oyetola

US lauds Osun’s health intervention, pledges investment partnership

The United States of America has commended the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State over its commitment to revitalise the State’s health sector.

Nigerians charged on importance of harnessing provisions of FoI act

The National Orientation Agency, NOA, has charged Nigerians on the need to harness the provisions of the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act to demand and foster transparency and good governance at the local, state and federal levels.
Pope Francis

Coronavirus: Pope’s Sunday prayer to be livestreamed

Pope Francis’ Angelus prayer on Sunday will be livestreamed in a break with centuries-old tradition, the Vatican announced, as the number of coronavirus cases topped 100,000.
South Korea’s total number of novel coronavirus cases — the largest outside China, where the disease first emerged — approached 6,000 on Thursday as authorities reported 145 new infections.

Coronavirus cases hit 100,000 as China exports dip

The number of cases from the new coronavirus topped 100,000 worldwide as official data Saturday showed a significant hit to Chinese exports after the deadly outbreak brought much of the country to a halt.
Coronavirus update live- medical staff working at the Red Cross hospital in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province. Markets have fallen on coronavirus fears. AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus cases top 100,000 worldwide as markets collapse

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide surged past 100,000 on Friday, as stock markets collapsed and the World Health Organization told all countries to make containment “their highest priority”.

Nigeria urged to set up hospitality, tourism bank

The Nigeria Hotel Association (NHA) has called on the Federal Government to set up hospitality and tourism bank to support the industry.

AFRIFAC: 54 countries to attend Africa’s biggest festival in Calabar

The Cross River Government on Thursday announced its plans to host Africa’s biggest festival, which would be attended by 54 African countries in Calabar.
Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has banned the shaking of hands by players in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Tanzania bans handshakes by football players to curb spread of coronavirus

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has banned the shaking of hands by players in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Benue asks company to refund N923 million over failed contract

The Benue Executive Council has mandated Hajaig Construction Nig. Ltd to refund N923 million to the state coffers after it allegedly failed to execute a 47.2 kilometre road contract.
Guest Lecturer at the event, Prof. Jonathan Aremu during his presentation said Nigeria’s trade policy is outdated and not globally compliant.

AfCFTA: Experts seek review of Nigeria’s trade policy

The Federal government has been urged to review Nigeria’s trade policy to achieve the objectives of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) pact.
Horoya AC of Guinea Nigerian striker Bolaji Shakin has stated that he is sure his side will not leave Aba empty handed ahead of this Sunday’s CAF Confederation cup quarter final first leg clash between Enyimba of Nigeria and the Guinean side in Aba.

Horoya striker Bolaji Shakin confident of securing point in Aba

Horoya AC of Guinea Nigerian striker Bolaji Shakin has stated that he is sure his side will not leave Aba empty handed ahead of this Sunday’s CAF Confederation cup quarter final first leg clash between Enyimba of Nigeria and the Guinean club side in Aba.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

President Buhari pledges support for peaceful, prosperous Plateau

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja pledged the federal government’s support towards Plateau State government’s efforts to achieve a peaceful, prosperous and tolerant society.

Students bemoan poor learning conditions at UNN

Students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, have expressed concern over the poor learning conditions in the institution, describing them as terrible and nothing to write home about.

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Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Abuja lockdown frustrating – residents

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.

Uber pledges 10 million free rides and deliveries for workers affected by coronavirus

Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Coronavirus: Nigeria able to test between 500 and 1000 a day – NCDC

Nigeria will be able to test up to 1000 suspected cases of coronavirus by the end of this week, the NCDC has said.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria confirms four new coronavirus cases, toll rises to 139

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, has announced four more new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), making the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria rise to 139.

Somali governor killed in bomb blast

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of the Nugaal region in northeastern Somalia has been killed in a suicide bomb blast claimed by the al-Shabab armed group, police said on Monday.