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Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Thursday while giving update on Coronavirus in the country.

Nigeria evacuates American who tested positive for coronavirus in Lagos

This was disclosed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi while giving an update on his Twitter handle on Wednesday.

Roads deserted, shops closed as Osun goes on lockdown

Newsmen observed that the movement of vehicles was restricted, as the police and other security personnel mounted roadblocks in several areas.

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.
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 workers receive March salary

Kogi State Government has advised workers to brace up for tough times ahead as it commenced the payment of salaries for the month of March.

Burundi, Botswanna, Sierra Leone confirm coronavirus index cases

Sierra Leone has confirmed its first Covid-19 case, after a 37-year-old male travelled from France on March 16 via Air Brussels.
Emergency medical personnel carries a patient affected with coronavirus (Covid-19) from a military hospital to an ambulance before being transported aboard a medicalised TGV (high-speed train) to be evacuated towards hospitals of other French regions on March 29, 2020 in Mulhouse, eastern France, amid the spread of the COVID-19 (new coronavirus) pandemic. (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP)

Coronavirus: US deaths surpass China’s

United States, which already has the highest number of reported infections in the world, has become one with the third highest death records after Italy and Spain.

TCN, NNPC collaborate to increase gas supply to electricity industry

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has received unprecedented support from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the availability of gas
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Lockdown: NNPC seeks smooth movement of petroleum tankers

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has called on security agencies to allow petroleum products tanker drivers free movement, despite the lockdown ordered in some parts of the country.
Burundi has confirmed its first two coronavirus cases, Health minister Thadée Ndikumana announced late Tuesday.

Burundi confirms its first two coronavirus cases

Burundi has confirmed its first two coronavirus cases, Health minister Thadée Ndikumana announced late Tuesday.
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.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Stock market nosedives 0.14% as investors lose N16 billion

The effect of coronavirus, COVID-19, on Tuesday continued to ravage the stock market as its nosedived by 0.14 percent or 14 bases points, bps with investors losing N16 billion of their investment.
A civil society organisation, the Open Justice Initiative, OJI, has petitioned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, asking him to investigate the leadership tussle in the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON.

SGF: Newspaper vendors exempted from government restrictions

Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, has said that Media, including Newspaper Vendors, are exempted from Federal Government’s restrictions in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state.
The Ebonyi State Government has appealed to traders to desist from unnecessary hikes in prices of food and other essential goods in the State, taking undue advantage of the global pandemic to extort the people.

Ebonyi warns traders over hikes in prices , threatens regulations

The Ebonyi State Government has appealed to traders to desist from unnecessary hikes in prices of food and other essential goods in the State, taking undue advantage of the global pandemic to extort the people.
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.

Coronavirus: We‘ll increase test capacity to 1500 per day – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is set to increase its capacity to test for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to 1500 per day in the country.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigeria equities investors lose N2.6 trillion in March

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic and its attendant effect on the economy, negative sentiments were reflected on the local equities market as investors lose N2.56 trillion in the month of March.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo assures further palliatives will be developed

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says part of the tasks given to the Economic Sustainability Committee which he chairs, is to develop further palliatives.

Four herdsmen arraigned for open grazing in Benue

The Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Makurdi, on Tuesday, granted bail to four herdsmen who were arraigned for violating the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of Benue State.

NERC may suspend planned electricity tariff hike amid virus outbreak

Following the current lockdown of economic activities and the many implications of the Corona Virus outbreak, there are indications that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) may later on Tuesday announce the suspension of the proposed increase in electricity tariff expected to hike bills by over 50 per across the country.

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Somalia ex-Transitional Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein alias Nur Adde died earlier Wednesday in London.

Somalia former premier Nur Adde dies in UK hospital

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Former Marseille president, Pape Diouf, has died aged 68 after contracting coronavirus, the club have announced.

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Winners’ Chapel donates ambulance, other materials to Ogun

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After an ambush by insurgents which killed over 90 of its soldiers last week, the Chadian military has eliminated dozens of Boko Haram terrorists in a retaliatory operation.

Chadian troops batter Boko Haram terrorists, Abubakar Shekau consoles fighters

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