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Violators of coronavirus lockdown to face jail term as Lagos assembly passes new law

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill empowering security agencies to arrest people who flout directives aimed at stopping the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the state. Part of the bill recommended that those who flout the coronavirus lockdown directive be jailed for a month or fined N100,000. The Lagos […]

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Briefing Nigerians is not Buhari’s style, says Presidency

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, has defended the decision of the President Buhari not to address Nigerians daily amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic. Adesina said on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme on Thursday that it wasn’t Buhari’s “style” to brief Nigerians. The President’s aide said this while […]

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Nigeria Records Five New Cases, Total Infections Now 51

Five new cases of the COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 51. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), two of the cases are in the FCT, two are in Lagos, while one is in Rivers State. The NCDC further explained that three […]

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Atiku donates N50m to fight Coronavirus

Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has donated N50 million to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the nation. Atiku, whose son is also infected with the deadly virus, donated the money through his company, Priam Group on Wednesday. Atiku commended all individuals and corporate organisations who had one way or the other provided some form of […]

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Use Of Chloroquine Has Not Been Approved, NCDC Warns Nigerians

The Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC) has insisted that Chloroquine has not been approved as a cure for the coronavirus disease. The NCDC said this in a tweet on Wednesday while also warning Nigerians against self-medicating with the drug. “Please remember that the use of chloroquine and its derivatives for the management of coronavirus […]

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FG alerts Nigerians to dangerous computer coronavirus

The Federal Government on Tuesday raised the alarm over the existence of an Android-based malicious and fraudulent coronavirus Ransomware application, which claims to provide updates on COVID-19 and infections near the user. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement by his Special Assistant, Mr Segun Adeyemi,  said the Ransomware blocks […]

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Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Lagos Markets (Read Details)

The Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of all markets except those selling essential commodities such as foodstuff, water, medical supplies, amongst others. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made the announcement on Tuesday during a press briefing, and it is to take effect from Thursday, March 26. “All markets and stalls except those selling […]

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Massive economic crises loom, says CBN

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday said the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic would lead to massive economic crisis capable of throwing many countries into recession. The committee said the COVID-19 pandemic would not only result in health crises, but also massive economic crises that would force even leading […]

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ASUU commences indefinite strike

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday declared an indefinite strike over the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPS) and the non-implementation of the 2009 FGN-ASUU agreement. The union’s National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, announced the strike at a press briefing in its National Secretariat, Abuja. ASUU on March […]

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Stay at home, Buhari tells FG workers

The Federal Government on Monday issued stay at home order for Federal civil servants at grade levels one to 12 as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus in the country. A circular signed to the effect by the Head of the Civil Service if the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, said all non-essential public servants […]

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Nigeria to recall retired doctors, nurses as coronavirus cases rise

The Federal Government, on Monday, said retired doctors and nurses could be reabsorbed in states to help in the fight against coronavirus. This was made known by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, in Abuja while giving an update on the virus in Abuja. According to the minister, 36 persons had so far been infected […]

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Address rumours surrounding Osinbajo, Bakare tells Presidency

Lagos-based preacher, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has asked the Presidency to address the rumours surrounding Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Bakare, who is the Serving Overseer, Dominion Hall, Citadel Global Community Church (formerly Latter Rain Assembly) said this while delivering a sermon on Sunday. There have been reports in the last couple of months about a strained relationship […]

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My Son Tested Positive To Coronavirus, Pray For Him – Atiku Abubakar

The former vice president shared the news via his verified Twitter handle in the early hours of Monday morning. “My son has tested positive for coronavirus,” he tweeted. “The @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. I will appreciate it if you […]

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Sanwo-Olu orders civil servants to ‘stay at home’

The Lagos State Government has declared two weeks break for civil servants in the state. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said this during a live press conference on Sunday. According to him, civil servants from levels one to 12 are mandated to remain in their houses for the next two weeks. He said, “We are […]

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Country music legend Kenny Rogers is dead

American singer, Kenny Rogers, is dead. The country musician died at age 81, BBC reported. Mr Rogers topped pop and country charts during the 1970s and 1980s, and won three Grammy awards. The singer’s family announced his death on Rogers’ verified Twitter account, saying he died Friday night from natural causes under the care of hospice […]

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Lagos bans gatherings of over 20 people

The Lagos State Government has banned all religious and social gathering of over 20 people. The state government announced this on its Facebook page after 22 cases of coronavirus were recorded in the country on Saturday. Before the new development, the LASG had imposed restrictions on gatherings of over 50. It urged residents in the […]

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Nigeria Closes Lagos, Abuja International Airports

The Federal Government says the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja will be shut effective Monday, March 23. Nigeria’s cases of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic increased geometrically from 12 to 22 on Saturday. The Lagos and Abuja airports are the two major entry points into Nigeria. In a statement […]

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No need to panic, we’re on top of situation – Buhari to Nigerians

Nigerians got a soothing message from their President on Thursday. “Stay calm and not panic”, President Muhammadu Buhari told Nigerians, assuring that his administration was managing the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The President’s message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu. In […]

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