federal government

After a six-month closure as a precaution to curb the spread of COVID-19, the federal government yesterday approved the gradual reopening of educational institutions. It directed state governments and school administrators to start making preparations for the full reopening of schools and also reviewed the 10 pm -to-4am curfew toContinue Reading

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THE Nigerian Bar Association, Ibadan Branch, has advised Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to rescind his directive on the resumption of pupils and students in Primary 6, Junior Secondary School Class 3 and Senior Secondary School Class 3 for academic activities on Monday, 29 June 2020. The association throughContinue Reading

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Fellow Nigerians,    The 2020 celebration of Democracy Day marks 21 years of uninterrupted civil administration in our dear country. This day provides us an opportunity to reflect on our journey as a nation, our achievements and struggles.    It is a day to honour our founding fathers who toiledContinue Reading

NDDC DIRECT OFFICIALS TO GO INTO SELF ISOLATION, SHUTS DOWN OPERATIONS

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) hurriedly shut down its operations on Thursday. The NDDC, through an internal memo announcing the shutdown, directed all its workers to go into self-isolation for two weeks, creating an impression of a COVID-19 scare within the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. “All activities inContinue Reading

COVID

  Nigeria has recorded 226 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 6,401. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this late on Tuesday. According to the agency, of the 226 new cases, 131 are in Lagos, 25 are in Ogun, while 15Continue Reading

MAN

  Men of the Nigeria Police Force belonging to Orji Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State reportedly arrested a middle-aged man for allegedly violating two minors sexually. According to the report, the culprits, Uchenna Mbahotu sexually defiles two daughters of his neighbours whom he usually plays with, taken advantage of the goodContinue Reading

Nigerian

  NIGERIA’S E  Channels Telev One hundred and sixty Nigerians who were stranded in the United States following the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown have returned to the country. A plane carrying the returnees arrived on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The Boeing 787 EthiopianContinue Reading

abia

    The Abia State government has ordered the arrest and prosecution of residents who go out of their houses without wearing face masks. It also said it would dethrone traditional rulers and village heads of boundary communities in the state who grant entry to vehicles and persons from neighbouringContinue Reading

SOUTH KOREA

  South Korea returned largely to normal Wednesday as workers went back to offices, and museums and libraries reopened under eased social distancing rules after new coronavirus cases dropped to a trickle. The South endured one of the worst early outbreaks of the disease outside China and while it neverContinue Reading

Senate

  The Senate has begun probe on the present status of 5th Generation (5G) network in Nigeria. The Senate has mandated its Committees on Communications, Health, Science and Technology and ICT and Cyber Crimes to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the status of 5G Network in Nigeria and itsContinue Reading

isolation

    In a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health agencies authorized to handle COVID-19, have given some advisories including self-isolation, self-quarantine and social-distancing. Though these advisories and measures have constantly been dissipated through various mediums, still, there areContinue Reading

Hope

Denies Impounding Vehicles Conveying Beverages In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Imo State, Governor Hope Uzodimma has directed the release 36 inmates in various Correctional Service centres in the state. The governor has also directed the state’s acting Chief Judge, Ijeoma Agugua, to commence accelerated trials andContinue Reading

FMC FACILITIES

  The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri, in Imo says the index case of COVID-19 is currently receiving treatment at its isolation center, says the hospital spokesperson, Mrs Jacinta Achonu. Achonu made the confirmation in Owerri on Sunday while briefing newsmen on the first report of Coronavirus case in theContinue Reading

The Kaduna State Government has extended the COVID-19 lockdown by thirty days.  Governor Nasir El-Rufai disclosed this via a Twitter thread on Sunday evening. The governor’s statement as posted on Twitter reads: KADUNA UPDATE: Malam Nasir elrufia has extended the quarantine orders in the state for another 30 days, effective from 26thContinue Reading

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 Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr Muhammad Bello has asked wealthy individuals and philanthropists to assist the FCT with palliatives in order to ease the suffering of the masses. Bello made this appeal in Abuja while receiving a donation of food items and other personal protective equipment from theContinue Reading

RAMATU

  Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured residents particularly the target demography for its Palliatives, that the items would get to them as they cannot be diverted to anyone. The minister who had last week placed a curse on anyoneContinue Reading

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday said Imo State has recorded its first case of coronavirus (COVID-19). The centre also said that Nigeria recorded 87 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday including the one recorded in Imo state, a development which has taken the number of activeContinue Reading

police

Details have emerged of how Francis Bissong, a deputy commissioner police in charge of zonal criminal investigation department Edo state died of COVID-19 -The Edo state commissioner of information, Patrick Okundia, had earlier announced the death of Bissong but he did not go into details – However, Paul Yakadi, anContinue Reading

maskface

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said the use of face masks is to help those who are asymptomatic from spreading COVID-19. In a tweet on its handle, Thursday, the NCDC, shared the guideline on the use of face masks. “This provides guidance on the effective use ofContinue Reading

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The Nigerian Government has said there is no acceptable circumstance under which Nigerians in China can be racially discriminated against.  The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama on Thursday 23rd April, 2020, disclosed the government’s stand while speaking in response to questions about Nigerians in the UK beingContinue Reading

babagana

Three more cases have been confirmed in Borno State, one of which is an Internally Displaced Person. The IDP was identified during contact tracing of an earlier confirmed case, and tracked to an Internally Displaced Camp where he lives and invited for isolation. He was there after tested along sideContinue Reading

chikwe

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Mr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has explained why the agency is not doing door to door testing for the COVID-19. According to him, door-to-door testing is currently not a realistic strategy for the over 200 million Nigerians in the country. The strategy,Continue Reading

rochas

  The Senator representing Imo West senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, handed over thousands of food items as palliatives to twelve local government areas in his senatorial district. Okorocha through his Special Adviser on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, said that the palliatives were only for the vulnerables in Imo West senatorialContinue Reading

hope

  His Excellency, Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has appointed Mr. Dan Okoro, a retired Commissioner of Police (CP) as his special adviser on security. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor, Mr. Oguwike Nwachuku, said Okoro comes into the job with a huge experienceContinue Reading

ASUU

Members of the Owerri žone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has donated cartons of alcohol-based hand sanitisers to the Imo State government for onward transmission to the communities in the state to fight and prevent the transmission of the novel Coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic in the state.Continue Reading

SADIYA

The Federal Government is set to expand the social register for palliative distribution by employing digital models including the use of Bank Verification Number (BVN). The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja, while responding to questions at Presidential Task Force briefingContinue Reading

osagie Ehanire

on Friday, Nigeria’s health minister, Osagie Ehanire, joined other members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to provide updates on steps the country is taking to combat the pandemic. Below are the six most important things he said: 1. Number of cases will continue to increase Nigeria is nowhereContinue Reading

mato

 President Buhari’s personal bodyguard dies 3 hours ago 36104 views by  Kess Ewubare – Warrant Officer Lawal Mato, one of the personal bodyguards of President Muhammadu Buhari has died – The presidency said the officer who had been off duty for three years was treating diabetes before his death –Continue Reading

coronavirus

Nigeria coronavirus update at 12:00 WAT on Tuesday 21 April 2020. According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University, 2,494,915 cases have been detected worldwide, with 171,249 deaths and 658,009 people now recovered. In Nigeria, NCDC  has recorded over 665 cases, with 22 deaths and 188 people recovering from the virus.

NCDC

Thirty-eight new cases of #COVID19 have been recorded;  says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The NCDC Has announced that its number of coronavirus pandemic in the country recorded  newly has increased to thirty-eight. According to evergreen newsonline, this was confirmed by The Nigeria Disease Country  (NCDC ). The Chairman ofContinue Reading

sanwo olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has vowed to prosecute victims of COVID-19 who lied to health professionals about their travel history. The governor disclosed this during a press briefing on Monday. Sanwo-Olu revealed that the state executive council has resolved to prosecute people found guilty of this, adding that fourContinue Reading

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The Cross River State Government on Monday began the monthly payment of 30,000 stipends to beneficiaries of the Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO) as a way to cushion effect of COVID-19 lockdown on poor residents. The disbursement is in collaboration with the World Bank. Commissioner for International DevelopmentContinue Reading

NCDC boss

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday said it has tested 8,003 samples for COVID-19 in the country. The information was contained in the NCDC’s COVID-19 situation report dated April 19, 2020. The report noted that 9,233 have been identified as ‘People of Interest’ with about 98 perContinue Reading

. Nicholas st

One of the largest private hospitals in Lagos, St. Nicholas, has shut down its Lagos Island branch. In a statement signed by its clinical director, Ebun Bamgboye, the hospital said the decision was as a result of exposure to COVID-19. The hospital also said it has contacted the Nigeria CentreContinue Reading

PORTS AIR

Airports in Nigeria will not be reopened on April 23rd as earlier scheduled. Instead, they will remain shut for two more weeks, a statement from the Ministry of Aviation said on Monday. “As a result of the extension on lockdown by Mr President, it is no longer possible for usContinue Reading

CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Imo State yesterday urged the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, to allow them to observe the holy week of Easter. Its Chairman, Iheanyichi Godson-Ibechi, disclosed this during a meeting with the state Chairman of the COVID-19 Prevention Committee, Professor Maurice Iwu and otherContinue Reading

aba

Tragedy was averted in Aba, Asia state when a commercial bus plunged into a large si hole after been rain caused unexpected damaged and heavy gridlock on the road on Sunday night. Luckily,Trade driver, Victor Daniel who was the only occupant of the bus when the incident occurred at theContinue Reading

wike

River state has released twenty-two workers of ExxonMobil arrested for violating Governor Nyesom Wike’s border closure order – Zaccheus Adangor, Rivers state commissioner of justice, said the ExxonMobil staff were released without charge following the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians – Adangor stressed that Rivers will do everything to prevent theContinue Reading

hospital

  The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has discharged its first COVID-19 patient from its isolation centre. The patient is one of the five that were announced by the state government to have been discharged in Edo State. The 43-year-old patient was said to have been admitted on 3rdContinue Reading

hope

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma yesterday made public result of the test conducted on him, declaring that he tested negative again for the second time. In a statement signed by Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, he said, “Governor Uzodimma has tested negative to the coronavirus infection. “The resultContinue Reading

UK

The number of people in Britain who have died in hospital from coronavirus has risen by 888 to 15,464, according to daily health ministry figures on Saturday. “As of 5:00 pm on 17 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 15,464 have sadly died,” the ministryContinue Reading