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The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Minister: Nigeria can’t pay over N100 billion electricity bill for residents

Nigeria Minister of Power, Alhaji Saleh Mamman, has dismissed the speculations that the federal government will pay two-month electricity for Nigerians as part of palliatives to citizens to cushion the effect of the lockdown due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
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.

Most people unaware they have coronavirus – Lagos commissioner

Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi, says persons infected with coronavirus can be exercising daily and feel generally well but are secreting and transmitting the virus everywhere they go.
The Sifax Group, owners of Port and Cargo Terminal, Tin Can Island Port, Lagos, on Saturday said that some of its staff had been isolated and the terminal fumigated following a COVID-19 case.

Sifax reacts to coronavirus case at Tin Can Island port

The Sifax Group, owners of Port and Cargo Terminal, Tin Can Island Port, Lagos, on Saturday said that some of its staff had been isolated and the terminal fumigated following a COVID-19 case.
The three months moratorium on loans to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) granted by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is a reprieve of about N410 million, it was learnt yesterday.

Lagos donates 400 bags of rice, garri to boat operators

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has donated 100 bags of rice and 300 bags of garri to the Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria (ATBOWATON).

Lagos bishop, two others docked for violating lockdown order

The General Overseer, Resurrection Praise Ministries for Africa, Bishop Samson Benjamin, was on Wednesday charged with violating the Presidential Lockdown Order before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court.

Lockdown: Lagos assembly begs residents to stay at home

Lagos State House of Assembly has pleaded with Lagosians to adhere to directives of stay at home by federal government in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos: Coronavirus now circulating in our communities

“We have been increasing our testing capacity in line with the strategy to try and identify as many people in the communities with COVID-19, which is one of our strategies,” he said.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos: 67 Ivory Coast returnees must spend 14-days in isolation centre

The Lagos State Government said it would only allow the 67 Nigerian returnees from Ivory Coast to leave for their state after completing their 14-day quarantine in the Badagry.

Coronavirus: Lekki-Epe expressway on traffic lockdown

The Lekki-Epe Expressway was on traffic gridlock, yesterday, for the second day, despite the lockdown introduced by the Federal Government to check the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote rallies private sector operators against virus pandemic

Mr Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Industries Ltd., and Mr Herbert Wigwe, Managing Director, Access Bank Group, are spearheading a coalition of private sector organisations to support governments’ ongoing efforts at tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19) menace.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Banks shut branches over employee’s contact with virus patient

The bank said another employee at the same branch was at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards on March 14. Lagos State Government said the event was attended by someone who later tested positive for coronavirus. It advised everyone who attended the industry event to self-isolate.
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.

Lagos: AMVCA participants exposed to coronavirus

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, said on Tuesday that participants at the recently held African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award have been exposed to confirmed cases of coronavirus.

UBA, Transcorp postpone annual general meetings

United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Transcorp have announced the cancellation of their 2019 Annual General Meetings (AGMs) to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, was on Sunday shutdown by the management over threat of the deadly Coronavirus.

Eko Hotel shut over threat of coronavirus

Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, was on Sunday shutdown by the management over threat of the deadly Coronavirus.
Huafei Chinese Restaurant has faulted the sealing of its business premises by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Lagos Chinese restaurant accused of not serving Nigerians protests sealing

Huafei Chinese Restaurant has faulted the sealing of its business premises by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
Fan favourite, ‘Living in Bondage’ snagged the most awards at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

2020 AMVCA: ‘Living in Bondage’, ‘God Calling’, ‘Ratnik’ sweep awards

Fan favourite, ‘Living in Bondage’ snagged the most awards at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).
A Chinese restaurant, iden­tified as Haufei, located at 33 Aboyade Cole, Victoria Island, Lagos, has been shut down by the Nigerian gov­ernment over its alleged dis­criminatory policy against Nigerian citizens.

Chinese restaurants shut for discriminating against Nigerians

A Chinese restaurant, iden­tified as Haufei, located at 33 Aboyade Cole, Victoria Island, Lagos, has been shut down by the Nigerian gov­ernment over its alleged dis­criminatory policy against Nigerian citizens.
Following persistent gridlock in some parts of Lagos occasioned by the activities of street trading and hawkers, the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), has vowed to step up its operations by ensuring total clampdown on street traders.

Lagos vows to clampdown on street traders

Following persistent gridlock in some parts of Lagos occasioned by the activities of street trading and hawkers, the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), has vowed to step up its operations by ensuring total clampdown on street traders.

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The United Arab Emirates says issuance of visas to Nigeria was suspended temporarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic as against speculations of severed bilateral relations between the two countries.

Why issuance of UAE visas to Nigerians was suspended – embassy

The United Arab Emirates says issuance of visas to Nigeria was suspended temporarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic as against speculations of severed bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Akwa Ibom state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ini Okopido, has passed on.

Akwa Ibom: Senator Akpabio, PDP, others mourn APC chairman

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) are united in the death of the APC Chairman in the State, Mr. Ini Okopido.
Edo State House of Assembly

Edo Assembly complex roof vandalised, mace seized

According to a video shared by Channels Television, the men were seen removing the iconic legislative mace on the top of the building.
The Senate of University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) has expelled eight students over alleged misconduct bordering on plagiarism, extortion and examination malpractices.

UNIPORT acting vice chancellor inaugurates committees to resolve crisis rocking varsity

Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Stephen Okodudu, has expressed worries over the lingering crises rocking the institution.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Village head arrested for ‘defiling’ 15 year-old daughter

Operatives of the Ogun State command of the Nigeria Police have arrested a village head, Rasheed Sholabi, the Baale of Oose Agbedu Ajibawo in Owode-Yewa area of the State for having unlawful carnal knowledge of his 15 years old biological daughter (name withheld).