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Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri made an unscheduled visit Friday to the state’s border points with Delta and Rivers States in demonstration of his seriousness to enforce the two-week interstate lockdown agreed n by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

Bayelsa orders compulsory use of face masks in public

The Bayelsa Government on Sunday ordered compulsory use of face masks by residents as part of efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ravaging the world.
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NNPC donates ambulance, medical kits to Kano

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has donated an ambulance and other medical consumables to Kano State Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The Ambulances donated by NNPC and its Partners, Independent Petroleum Producers Group to the States in the South West Geo-Political Zone, in Lagos, on Thursday.

NNPC, partners donate ambulances, medical kits to Southwest states

The ongoing efforts by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)-led Oil and Gas Sector coalition against COVID-19 was bolstered Thursday in Lagos with the handing over of six ambulances and medical consumables to the South West states.
NERC Chairman, Prof. James Momoh,

Nigeria to halt extended power cuts during coronavirus lockdown

The federal government has made arrangements to ensure that prolonged power outages are reduced in the country throughout the period of the current lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Another WHO staff tests positive for coronavirus in Bauchi

Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwani Mohammed, who disclosed this to newsmen in a telephone interview, said that the victim is a female security guard whose samples was taken Monday and had returned positive for the coronavirus.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Nigeria urges residents to use face masks at public gatherings

The federal government has urged Nigerians to use face masks or improvised cloth mask at public places where social distancing may not be practicable.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Lagos discharges nine more coronavirus patients

The Lagos State government, on Tuesday, announced the discharge of nine more Coronavirus patients, having tested negative twice for the virus.
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Nigeria: Fake coronavirus vaccine on sale in Kano

“You must ignore the Vaccine being hawked in Kano which is called ‘COVID19 Vaccine’. It is yellow in color, it’s not certified by anybody, please don’t patronize the hawkers,” Nigeria’s information minister Lai Mohammed said during the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19 briefing.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed prompt payment of salaries to all employees. 4

President Buhari writes chief justice over decongestion of custodial centres

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent measures towards the speedy trial of cases and decongestion of custodial centres in the country in view of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Nigerians still travelling long distances at night despite lockdown

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Police Command, has threatened to seal all motor parks in the nation’s capital if the operators fail to obey the covid-19 Presidential Lockdown Order.
Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

Ooni of Ife plans to donate N144 million modular fumigators to 36 states

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has concluded plan to donate modular fumigators, estimated at N144 million to the 36 states of the federation.
As the inks flow in tributes to Abba Kyari by those who loved and despised him, let us not forget that Abba was much misunderstood and often maligned.

Notable African figures who have died of novel coronavirus complications

Africa, the continent that was last to confirm cases of coronavirus now has more than 20,000 cases. As of Tuesday, according to Worldometer, the continent has 24,501 confirmed cases, 1,167 deaths, and 6,531 recoveries.

NSCDC distributes face masks to officials, embarks on more production

Checks by newsmen on Tuesday revealed that the face masks were the first batch produced and they were distributed to the officials on April 20, as part of effort to combat the spread of Covid-19 in work environment.
A vendor poses as he counts Nigerian naira banknotes inside a shop in Idumota Market, in Lagos, Nigeria February 11, 2019. REUTERS-Nyancho NwaNri

Nigerian naira slides to 3-year low on black market after oil price crash

The Nigerian naira fell to its lowest level against the dollar in three years on the black market on Tuesday, traders said, a day after a historic oil price rout pushed U.S. crude futures below zero.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU supports UN with €1.2 million for coronavirus response in Nigeria

The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday announced that it received EUR 1.2 million from the European Union for the provision of lifesaving preparedness and response activities for COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Nigeria Naira

Nigeria records highest inflation rate in almost two years

Nigeria’s headline inflation rate for March 2020 rose marginally by 0.06 percent points higher than the 12.20 percent rate recorded in February.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra warns against transportation of dead bodies through the state

The Anambra State government has warned against transportation of dead bodies through the state borders to other parts of the country in this era of Coronavirus pandemic, describing it as unhealthy.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Coronavirus: Governors to meet on Wednesday

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) is set to meet to review the Covid-19 situation and various measures taken by state governments at various stages since the virus hit Nigeria.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

Twitter issues fact check of Donald Trump tweets for first time

Twitter issued a fact check of some of Donald Trump’s tweets on Tuesday, marking the first time the U.S. president’s favoured social media platform has pushed back against him spreading falsehoods.

Kogi: We see suspected coronavirus cases, but we cannot test – NMA

Controversy continues over the Covid-19 status of Kogi State. Whereas the State Government affirms it’s position that the State has not recorded any case yet, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, opines it is probably because enough tests are not being carried out in the State or they are not coming with all the facts.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo confirms six new coronavirus cases, two deaths

Oyo State has recorded six new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the latest figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have revealed.

Five passengers die in ghastly accident in Kano

An early Wednesday morning ghastly motor accident has claimed lives of not fewer than five passengers in Rimin Gata in Ungoggo Local Government area of Kano State.
Billboard has announced that YouTube streams will be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart starting early next year.

YouTube fixes error that deleted comments critical of the Chinese Communist Party

YouTube says it’s begun fixing an error in its moderation system that caused comments containing certain Chinese-language phrases critical of China’s Communist Party (CCP) to be automatically deleted.