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Oyo State governor Seyi Makinde tests positive for coronavirus

Oyo State governor Seyi Makinde tests positive for coronavirus

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate,” Makinde tweeted on Monday evening. “I have designated Prof [...]

March 31, 2020 Government and politics
Senators donate 50% of salaries for COVID-19 fight

Senators donate 50% of salaries for COVID-19 fight

The Senate has disclosed that senators will contribute 50 per cent of their salaries to efforts geared towards responding to the spread and treatment of COVID-19 cases in the country. Acting Spokesman of the Senate, Godiya Akwashiki, announced the decision [...]

March 31, 2020 Government and politics
Soyinka, others disagree on lockdown of Lagos

Soyinka, others disagree on lockdown of Lagos, Ogun over coronavirus

lockdown of Lagos – In a nationwide broadcast on Sunday, Buhari who based his action on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos [...]

March 31, 2020 Government and politics
Lagos To Feed 200,000 Households For 14 Days

COVID-19: Lagos To Feed 200,000 Households For 14 Days

The Lagos State government on Friday announced that it will feed no fewer than 200,000 households following the COVID-19 hardship in the state. This decision came amidst concerns over the economic and social crises that may dog a lockdown of [...]

March 28, 2020 Government and politics
Explosion Rocks Akure, 100 Houses, School, Churches Destroyed

Explosion Rocks Akure, 100 Houses, School, Churches Destroyed

No fewer than 100 residential buildings, school, churches were destroyed by an explosion suspected to be bomb blast in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Saturday morning. The blast which occurred in the early hours of Saturday cut off the [...]

March 28, 2020 Environmental issues
Akufo

Akufo-Addo establishes ‘COVID-19 Fund’; donates three months salary

In an address Saturday night, the president said the Fund will be managed by an independent board of trustees chaired by former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo. He said the will receive contributions and donations from the public to assist in [...]

March 28, 2020 Government and politics
Dumelo

‘How would bread sellers and shoeshine boys survive if there’s a lockdown?’ – Dumelo asks Gov’t

Actor cum politician John Dumelo believes petty traders and persons in the informal sector would struggle if there is a nationwide lockdown. According to him, such people will struggle to survive since their sources of income will be cut out. In Facebook [...]

March 28, 2020 Government and politics
South Africa recorded its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus

South Africa reports first two coronavirus deaths as lockdown begins

South Africa recorded its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus on Friday as the number of confirmed cases breached the 1,000 mark just hours after a three-week nationwide lockdown swung into action. “This morning we wake South Africans up [...]

March 27, 2020 Africa
Olopade tests positive

COVID-19: Olopade tests positive, becomes first case in Nigerian sports

Former Ogun State Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Bukola Olopade, has confirmed testing positive to the coronavirus, The PUNCH reports. He becomes the first sports personality to contract the virus in Nigeria. Olopade, who had earlier announced in a video [...]

March 27, 2020 Health issues
evacuate British nationals wishing to leave Nigeria

COVID-19: UK considers options to evacuate citizens in Nigeria

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Laing, has disclosed that the mission was exploring flight options to evacuate British nationals wishing to leave Nigeria. She said the decision was informed by “the rapidly changing situation in the region and [...]

March 27, 2020 International
Dangote plan N120bn COVID-19 fund

CBN, Dangote plan N120bn COVID-19 fund, Elumelu, Rabiu donate N6bn

The Central Bank of Nigeria and the private sector, led by Aliko Dangote Foundation and Access Bank, have set up a coalition aimed at raising N120bn towards the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria. The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr [...]

March 27, 2020 Economy
Zamfara governorship election

Supreme Court dismisses APC application, affirms Matawalle as Zamfara gov

The Supreme Court has dismissed the application of the All Progressives Congress seeking to review the judgement on Zamfara governorship election. The apex court said the application was a gross abuse of court, frivolous and grossly vexatious. It awarded N2 [...]

March 27, 2020 Government and politics
Six COVID-19 patients to be discharged in Lagos

Six COVID-19 patients to be discharged in Lagos

The Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Health, Dr Tunde Ajayi, has disclosed that six COVID-19 patients to be discharged in Lagos Infectious Disease Hospital have recovered. Ajayi via his twitter handle, @thetundeajai, said the patients would be [...]

March 26, 2020 Health issues
Rivers State has recorded its first Coronavirus case

Coronavirus: Rivers records first case as toll rises to 51

Rivers State has recorded its first Coronavirus case since the pandemic disease broke out in the country. It is among the five new cases confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late Wednesday night. Of the five new [...]

March 26, 2020 Health issues
governor of Kogi State

Those who wish me Coronavirus will have HIV – Kogi gov

Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State, says those who wish him Coronavirus disease will have Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to battle with. Although the governor is reportedly on self-isolation after one of those he met recently tested positive to the pandemic [...]

March 26, 2020 Government and politics
COVID-15 Kanu

COVID-19: Why Nigeria Will No Longer Have President Soon – Nnamdi Kanu Reacts As Abba Kyari Contracts Coronavirus

COVID-19: Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the Coronavirus status Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Nnamdi Kanu said that very soon Nigeria will be without a President, [...]

March 26, 2020 Government and politics
Lockdowns have begun in Africa

Africa lockdowns begin as coronavirus cases above 1,000

ABUJA, Nigeria — Lockdowns have begun in Africa as coronavirus cases rise above 1,000, while Nigeria on Saturday announced it is closing airports to all incoming international flights for one month in the continent’s most populous country. Rwanda said all [...]

March 26, 2020 Health issues
VP Osinbajo Tests Negative For Coronavirus

VP Osinbajo Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has tested negative for coronavirus, 24 hours after he went into self-isolation following fears he could have physically interacted with some persons who tested positive. In a tweet by Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the [...]

March 25, 2020 Health issues

Nigeria reports its first coronavirus-related death

Nigeria reported its first coronavirus-related death on Monday, the country’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said. The patient was a 67-year-old man who came back to Nigeria in March after undergoing medical treatment in the UK, the NCDC said in [...]

March 24, 2020 Health issues
Coronavirus

Okrika clothes, textiles can import coronavirus – NEMA warn Nigerians

As Coronavirus blow up in most countries, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has appealed to Nigerians to desist from buying fairly used imported clothes. NEMA head of Imo/Abia operations, Evans Ugoh said this in Owerri while addressing disaster stakeholders in [...]

March 20, 2020 Health issues
Teenagers build robot to remove all 8.3b tons of plastics

Teenagers build robot to remove all 8.3b tons of plastics in every ocean worldwide

4 South Sudanese teenagers have built a robot to rid the world’s oceans of over 8.3bn tons of plastic pollution. According to Face2FaceAfrica.com, the team displayed their invention that can clean water bodies of plastics and other pollutants at the [...]

March 20, 2020 Science and technology
Covid-19

Covid-19: PDP counsels APC, say fuel price reduction is Atiku’s advice

On Wednesday The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has counseled the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to play politics with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) but join other well-meaning Nigerians to seek solution for the scourge. PDP gave the advice in a statement [...]

March 19, 2020 Health issues
CORONAVIRUS

CORONAVIRUS: FG FEARS NYSC MEMBERS MAY BE TESTED POSITIVE

The Federal Government has ordered the immediate closure of the ongoing National Youth Corps Service camps nationwide over coronavirus fears. The 2020 Batch A Stream One NYSC members arrived on the camp on March 4 and are expected to leave [...]

March 18, 2020 Health issues
East-West road

FG Orders Contractors On East-West Road To Return To Site

The Federal Government has ordered the contractors handling the construction of the East-West road sections 1 to 4 to return to the site within the next week for the speedy completion of the project. The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, [...]

March 17, 2020 General
Obasanjo

Obasanjo, 83, Flatly Prostrates For 59-Year-Old Monarch (Photo)

Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, 83, was captured in a photo prostrating for a 59-year-old Agura of Gbagura, Oba Saburee Babajide Isola Bakre, in Abeokuta, Ogun State. This was the same way the ex-president greeted the Ooni of Ife, Oba [...]

March 16, 2020 Government and politics
Paderborn’s Kilian

Coronavirus: Young German Defender, Paderborn’s Kilian Tested Positive

The young German defender Paderborn’s Kilian has tested positive for Coronavirus that has suspended competitions across Europe. Paderborn’s Luca Kilian became the first Bundesliga player diagnosed with coronavirus on Friday with the German competition only recently postponing this weekend’s games. [...]

March 14, 2020 Sports
WHO cite Nigeria as the only country effectively tackling coronavirus-

WHO cite Nigeria as the only country effectively tackling coronavirus- See reasons

Nigeria has been refered to as a nation viably handling coronavirus by the World Health Organization, soon after the global office pronounced the fatal sickness as “pandemic”. At a public interview in Geneva, Michael Ryan who heads the WHO Emergencies [...]

March 13, 2020 Health issues
Kwankwaso

Buhari ordered Ganduje to remove Sanusi – Kwankwaso

Former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso has alleged that the removal of Muhammadu Sanusi II as Emir of Kano was ordered by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Speaking to BBC Hausa, Kwankwaso who installed Sanusi as Emir [...]

March 11, 2020 General
CHIBUZOR GIFT CHINYERE

HARDWORKING AND FRIENDLY POLICE WOMAN GET THE SUM OF ONE MILLION NAIRA BY APOSTLE CHIBUZOR GIFT CHINYERE.

APOSTLE CHIBUZOR GIFT CHINYERE: Esther Amadi is a serving Police Sergeant, attached to Elimgbu Division of Rivers State Police Command. She is usually seen at Rumukwurusi Junction, Port Harcourt/Aba Expressway, Rivers State making sure that traffic, motoring and parking laws [...]

March 11, 2020 Military
COVID-19— Ezekwezili

Power should move to Crash in oil prices was not a surprise to me since China was bugged down by COVID-19— Ezekwezili

OBY Ezekwezili, former Minister of Education says she was not surprised at the crash of oil prices to $30 per barrel at the international market due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Ezekwezili while reacting to lamentations by other Nigerians over [...]

March 10, 2020 Oil & Gas