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Price of sanitisers, face mask, chloroquine soars in Onitsha

Demand for face masks, hand sanitizers and Chloroquine have skyrocketed at the Onitsha Drug Market in Anambra, following reported cases of COVID-19 in some parts of the country.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Coronavirus: Lagos gives update on new cases

The ministry on its Twitter handle, @LSMOH, said, “One of the three new patients is a 51-year-old Briton, who arrived Nigeria on March 8 via BA75 flight, while the second is a Nigerian on connecting flight KL0582 London Amsterdam / KL0587 Amsterdam – Lagos March 14.
FILE - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks at a news conference regarding the first confirmed case of coronavirus in New York State in the Manhattan borough of New York City, March 2, 2020.

Coronavirus: New York to begin testing hydroxychloroquine, zithromax

New York’s governor said Saturday that the state would conduct trials immediately on a malaria drug combined with an antibiotic that has showed promise in a French study in treating COVID-19, which is caused by the coronavirus.
NAFDAC explained that it only gave the approval to May and Baker, a Pharmaceutical Company, to produce more Chloroquine as a clinical trial for the cure of coronavirus.

NAFDAC explains reasons for approving chloroquine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Saturday gave reasons for the approval of Chloroquine as a solution to Coronavirus.
NAFDAC Director General Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye

NAFDAC: Chloroquine for clinical trials only

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has only given its approval to May and Baker, a pharmaceutical company, to produce more Chloroquine as a clinical trial for the cure of coronavirus.
Following the reported and confirmed case of coronavirus in Lagos State, the Ondo State Commissioner of Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, on Saturday said the state’s emergency medical response team has been activated.

Coronavirus: Ondo confirms one suspected case

Ondo State Government has confirmed that there is a suspected case of coronavirus in Akure, the state capital, which is being handled at the moment.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Coronavirus: Why we’re delaying implementation of flight ban – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, said the delay in the implementation of flight restrictions is to enable airlines put safety measures in place.
The countries according to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland.

Coronavirus: Nigeria cancels visas issued for 13 countries

The Federal Government yesterday announced the cancelation of visas already issued to citizens or travelers from 13 countries with over 1,000 cases of COVID-19, known as Coronavirus.

Coronavirus: MSSN cancels camping programme

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria has cancelled its annual camping programme over coronavirus fears.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

Coronavirus: House of Reps ban entry of visitors to National Assembly, open gathering for...

The House of Representatives has resolved to ban entry of visitors to the premises of the National Assembly.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Coronavirus: Senate calls on President Buhari to address Nigerians

The Senate Wednesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians on the federal government’s preparations for coronavirus.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Coronavirus: Nigeria suspends visa on arrival policy

The federal government has announced the temporary suspension of the issuance of visa on arrival policy which came into effect in January 2020 as a measure to curb the further spread of COVID-19 into the country.

Coronavirus: Richarlison imitates Ronaldo’s haircut during self-isolation

The federal government, on Wednesday, announced its decision to restrict entry into the country for travellers from 13 countries due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The countries are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan,...
The Presidential Advisory Council had warned about dire economic consequences, including recession, for Nigeria if the raging coronavirus infection was not contained as quickly as possible. 4

Nigeria places travel ban on China, US, UK, ten others

The countries are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Switzerland
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

Speaker Gbajabiamila seeks more proactive Nigerian military

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has advocated for a more proactive Nigerian military in tune with the prevailing global realities.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian politician currently the President of Ghana, in office since January 2017.

Ghana bans cluster gatherings in churches, mosques as coronavirus cases increase

Ghana moved swiftly to ban mass cluster gatherings, including prayer sessions in mosques and churches, as the country’s number of infected cases of the COVID-19 pandemic climbed from two to six Sunday.
The first Roro Vessels, to berth in the history of the Rivers Port is scheduled to depart the United States of America in the middle of March and arrive Port Harcourt in April. Roro vessels are usually loaded with automobiles.

Rivers Port set to receive first RoRo vessel

Efforts by the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority to improve vessel traffic to the Eastern Ports has continued to yield returns as the Rivers Port, Port Harcourt is expecting its first Roll on/Roll off (RoRo) operations in the next couple of weeks.

US closes Lagos visa section, issues guidelines for citizens

The Embassy of the United States of America has announced the closure of its visa section of its Lagos Office.

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APC expels Reps member over anti-party activities, others

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Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has warned the newly inaugurated cabinet members to shun frivolities and work as one indivisible team for the progress of the state.

Osun prioritises sick, poor people in coronavirus relief distribution

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed prompt payment of salaries to all employees. 4

President Buhari meets with presidential committee on Nigeria’s economy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with the Presidential Committee on the impact of the coronavirus on Nigeria’s economy, and directed the Ministry of Finance and National Planning to ensure that salaries were paid.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed prompt payment of salaries to all employees. 2

President Buhari directs prompt payment of salaries

He also directed the ministry to ensure that critical infrastructure like roads, rails are protected and as much as possible, use local inputs so that the country retains value within her economy.