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NCMDLCA: Maritime community must develop action plan

AS the Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic continues to spread across the country, customs agents have called for the development of an action plan by stakeholders in the maritime sector of the nation’s economy.
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.

Cross River: Why we refused 35 Americans entry into Calabar

Cross River State government has dismissed as untrue, news of an alleged Airpeace flight carrying 35 Americans or any other flight making a purported landing at the Margaret Ekpo International Airport on Monday evening.
Publisher of judgments of Supreme Court of Nigeria, Mr Layi Babatunde, has said that President Buhari restriction order to contain the spread of Convid-19 in Lagos and Abuja is a right measure but that government should also provide palliatives.

Layi Babatunde: Restriction is good, but palliatives are needed

Publisher of judgments of Supreme Court of Nigeria, Mr Layi Babatunde, SAN, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari restriction order to contain the spread of Convid-19 in Lagos and Abuja is a right measure but that government should also provide palliatives to help residents cope with lockdown

Customs allegedly kill 15-year-old girl in Ogun

A 15-year-old girl, Sekinat Agbelade, was over the weekend allegedly shot dead by men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Agosasa, Ipokia Local area of Ogun State.

FCT minister tests negative for coronavirus

The minister who had not traveled to any of the endemic countries in recent times had last week submitted his blood sample to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control NCDC after it emerged that he may have been exposed to people who had since tested positive for the virus.
Demand for products like hand sanitisers, face masks, and cleaning wipes have spiked since Friday when Africa’s most populous nation confirmed its first case of coronavirus.

Kwara residents use hand sanitiser to wash mouth, body

Some residents of Kwara State now use hand sanitisers as mouthwash and to rub on their bodies as prevention against COVID-19 infection.
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NNPC shutdown supply over ‘pipeline leakage’

Following the pipeline leakage at Satellite Town in Lagos, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Saturday, said it has shut down the supply and is currently evacuating petroleum product from the line.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Danjuma Kashimu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Magama-Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger, in Saturday’s bye-election.

APC regrets inconveniences caused by coronavirus

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has regretted the inconveniences caused by the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease, particularly in Nigeria.

Foundation to distribute safety kits in Lagos, Delta

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Captian Dafieko Sama Foundation, on Friday, said it will be distributing safety kits such as hand gloves, hand sanitizers and face masks to residents of Lagos and Delta States to prevent the spread of the virus.

Man electrocuted to death while cleaning tank in Delta

Ojolu (a suburb) in Sapele, Delta State, residents, were shocked on Wednesday morning when a workman, Elijah Etsemiju, a 28 years old man, was electrocuted to death while working in a house in the vicinity.
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NDLEA arrest two suspects over sale of hard drugs in Abia communities

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Abia State Command, have arrested two persons for dealing on hard drugs at Umuokoro and Ndiolumbe communities in Isiala Ngwa South council area of the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would take necessary measures to isolate Nigerians from the consequences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on the economy. 4

Nigeria reduces number of journalists covering presidential villa activities

The Presidency on Tuesday reduced the number of journalists covering activities at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

Presidency asks National Assembly to subject overseas returning members to coronavirus screening

The Presidency has asked Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to immediately direct all members of the National Assembly who recently returned from foreign trips to subject themselves to test for the deadly coronavirus.
Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, bringing the total to 22 cases.

Nigeria confirms first coronavirus death

Despite measures to avoid deaths and stem the spread of coronavirus, the deadly pandemic has finally killed a 67 year old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK.
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Nigeria ‘devalues’ naira as analysts asses market situation

As the Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic continues to take a toll on the Nigerian economy, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has technically devalued the naira to reflect market conditions as analysts and market operators said they are not surprised.
Rescue team on Thursday, March 19, recovered one more body, a male, from the rubble of the explosion site at Ado Soba, in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State which occurred last Sunday.

Lagos explosion death toll hits 21

Rescue team on Thursday, March 19, recovered one more body, a male, from the rubble of the explosion site at Ado Soba, in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State which occurred last Sunday.

Coronavirus: Stakeholders differ on impact of Nigeria’s central bank stimulus

Stakeholders in the organised private sector (OPS) have expressed divergent views on the use monetary intervention to mitigate the impact of the global Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on businesses in Nigeria.

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Coronavirus lockdown excites married women in Ekiti

Some married women in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday say the ‘stay-at-home’ order occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, has turned out to be a blessing in guise for them.
Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, bringing the total to 22 cases.

Nigeria opens another coronavirus test site, recruits medical lab scientists

Nigeria now has seven functional laboratories to test for the Covid-19 virus, the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said on Wednesday.
Co-author of popular early learners English handbook, Brighter Grammar, Ajibola Ogundipe, has died at the age of 92.

President Buhari mourns Nigerian author Phoebean Ogundipe

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday mourned the death of a foremost Nigerian educationist and author, Phoebean Ogundipe.
One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

Coronavirus death toll hits 196 in African countries

The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in African countries has reached 196 as confirmed cases surpassed 5,786, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Wednesday.
Authorities in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, have arrested prostitutes who have been visiting coronavirus isolation centres in some hotels and offering their services.

Over 188,000 recover from coronavirus globally

One hundred and eighty-eight thousand, three hundred and fifty-two people have so far recovered globally from the novel coronavirus, according to data published by Worldometers, a website providing real time statistics on the infection around the world.