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  • 13 hours Why Cases Of Coronavirus Are On The Rise In The Country: FG InformationNG
    The federal government of Nigeria has attributed the geometric rise in the case of novel coronavirus in the country to the porous borders of the country. According to Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who made this known on Thursday during the daily briefing of the Task Force,  he said the issued would be addressed as soon as possible. He said: “This is a very serious issue because as they move around; sometimes they go in search of pastures across borders. It is a major challenge. We ... more
  • 13 hours Nigeria Faced With Unprecedented Economic Challenge – Osinbajo InformationNG
    Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has conceded that the country is currently ladened with economic woes that have never been recorded by any past government in the history of the country. He made this known at the inaugural meeting of the Economic Sustainability Committee set up by President Muhammdu Buhari on Monday to look into and foster solutions to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and crashing oil prices. He said: “We must communicate to our people where we are now, and that we can no longer assume we are still where we used to be. Read Also: BREAKING: Osun Records Six Fresh ... more
  • 13 hours SGF: Nothing FG Can Do About Businesses Using COVID-19 To Exploit Nigerians InformationNG
    The secretary to the government (SGF), Boss Mustapha has stated that the federal government of Nigeria is powerless against business owners who are using the novel coronavirus as an opportunity to increase the prices of their items. He made this known during a press briefing by the presidential task force on the disease in Abuja, on Thursday. He said: “Government cannot do anything about profiteering. And that is the negative spirit we have as a people,” he said. Read AlsoCoronavirus: Lagos Council Seals Agege Central Mosque “In the midst of a crisis, we want to maximise our profit. I know ... more
  • 15 hours Lassa Fever Death Toll Rises To 185 In Nigeria As Coronavirus Cases Ups InformationNG
    The Lassa Fever death toll has risen to 185 in Nigeria amid the fight against coronavirus outbreak in the country. In a new report shared by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its Twitter handle on Thursday, April 2, it was gathered that the number of newly confirmed cases decreased from 28 in week 12 to 19 cases in week 13, which is the reporting week.
    Infographics By NCDC These cases were reported from eight states – Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Taraba, Plateau, Kogi, and Delta.
    Infographics By NCDC A total of 185 people have died ... more
  • 18 hours Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 3rd April 2020 InformationNG
    Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 3rd April 2020. Here are the major headlines. Coronavirus: Lagos, Abuja Records Ten New Cases, Total Hit 184 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported ten new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 184. According to NCDC, “Ten new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; seven in Lagos and three in the FCT. Osun Records Six Fresh Cases Of Coronavirus Osun state government has announced the detection of six new cases of coronavirus in the state, thus taking the total figure ... more
  • 1 day Lagos, Abuja Record New Cases Of Coronavirus, Total Now 184 InformationNG
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported ten new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 184. According to NCDC, “Ten new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; seven in Lagos and three in the FCT. “As at 08:00 pm 2nd April, there are 184 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty have been discharged with two deaths” Meanwhile, Osun State Government on Thursday confirmed that six more Ivory Coast returnees tested positive for coronavirus. The development brings the total number of cases in the state to 20. ... more
  • 1 day BREAKING: Osun Records Six Fresh Cases Of Coronavirus InformationNG
    Osun state government has announced the detection of six new cases of coronavirus in the state, thus taking the total figure recorded in the state to 20. According to the state commissioner for health, Rafiu Isamotu, most of the cases are immigrants into the state. The state is among the leading in the South West region where the novel disease has been detected. Read AlsoCoronavirus: Chelsea Winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi Discharged After Testing Negative Since the state recorded its first case some weeks ago, their confirmed cases have been on the increase with Lagos leading the pack on over 80 confirmed ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: Air France Evacuates 399 Nationals Out Of Nigeria InformationNG
    The French government on Thursday airlifted over 399 of its nationals from Nigeria over the Coronavirus pandemic, The Nation reports. The French nationals were airlifted out of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, by an Air France aircraft. Recall that on Wednesday, the United States also airlifted some of its citizens in Nigeria. Also Read: Fani-Kayode Laments Over Number Of Coronavirus Tests Carried Out By FG They were said to have completed all security and health checks before they boarded the aircraft. Air France had secured permits from Nigeria’s Ministry of Aviation and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to ... more
  • 1 day Germany Airlifts 222 Nationals Out Of Nigeria InformationNG
    A total of 222 German nationals and nationals of other European citizens were airlifted out of Nigeria on Thursday, says the Geman Mission in Nigeria. This is coming following the increasing cases of Coronavirus in Africa’s most populous country. Also Read: Falana Asks Buhari To Stop Soldiers From Enforcing COVID-19 Regulations The German mission in Nigeria took to Twitter to reveal that the flight categorized as a humanitarian flight will land in Munich. The German mission went further to express its gratitude for the cooperation of Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Aviation for ensuring its citizens ... more
  • 1 day FG Apologises For Begging For Ventilators InformationNG
    The federal government of Nigeria has described as regrettable the post wherein it begged for ventilators from American billionaire, Elon Musk on social media. The post which has since been brought down has generated a lot of reactions from Nigeria since it was posted. Read Also: Ganduje, Wife Test Negative For Coronavirus According to Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, Special Adviser, Media and Communications, to the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, an official statement would soon be made public to the effect. “The fact of the post is regrettable because of which it is brought down.” He noted that they “have ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: Germany Pledges €5.5M To Nigeria Humanitarian Fund InformationNG
    The German Mission in Nigeria has pledged €5.5m to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, says the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria.
    Buhari and Merkel The donation follows the growing number of coronavirus cases in Africa’s most populous which has infected over 170 people with two deaths as of April 2, 2020. Also Read: COVID-19: NCDC Releases Updated List Of State Emergency Numbers For Citizens The Mission expressed that the donation by Germany would help vulnerable persons in Nigeria have access to potable water, food and shelter amidst the crisis. UNOCHA Nigeria tweeted: Just In: #Germany pledges €5.5m ... more
  • 1 day Falana Asks Buhari To Stop Soldiers From Enforcing COVID-19 Regulations InformationNG
    Human rights activist, Femi Falana(SAN) has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to recall soldiers from enforcing the new stay-at-home order on Nigerians. According to the legal luminary, the deployment of soldiers for such purpose amounts to illegality. His words:  “The several video clips which captured the unwarranted brutalisation of the people have been circulating at home and abroad. As usual, the military authorities have publicly defended the rampaging troops by dismissing the video clips,” he said. “In a desperate bid to cover up the atrocious behaviour of the torturers the military authorities deliberately refused to conduct any investigation into the complaints ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: Ondo State Govt Closes Borders InformationNG
    Due to the increasing cases of Coronavirus in the country, the Ondo State Government on Wednesday ordered the immediate closure of all its borders. The Sunshine State shares border with Ekiti, Edo, Osun, Kogi and Ogun states. With this new development, no vehicle coming from those states will be allowed access into Ondo, the only state in the South West that has not recorded a case of Coronavirus. Also Read: Coronavirus: No Mask No Movement In Cross River – Governor Ayade In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo, the decision was taken after observing the possibility of ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: Governor Lalong Orders Closure Plateau Borders InformationNG
    The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has ordered the closure of all entry and exit points in the state as preventive measures against Coronavirus intensifies. Secretary to the state government, Professor Danladi Atu revealed this latest development at a briefing on actions in response to the ravaging COVID-19. Also Read: Toyin Abraham Shares Video Made By COVID-19 Patients In Lagos Isolation Center He expressed that there will be no exit or entrance into the state except those on essential services that are to be cleared by security agencies and preliminary test by health workers. The closure of all border entry ... more
  • 1 day How To Know If You Have Coronavirus, And What To Do InformationNG
    A lot of people may be wondering, if they have coronavirus, however the most certain way to know is by getting tested. Presently in Nigeria, there are seven laboratories, while the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and state health authorities are pushing for more centres to test for COVID-19 across the country. Therefore, if everyone can’t get tested for now, who can get tested? The NCDC has published an updated version of their case definition that outlines people who are eligible for testing. The following criteria of people can get tested at present: Anyone with a travel history outside ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: NCDC Releases Updated List Of State Emergency Numbers For Citizens InformationNG
    The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has released an updated list of state emergency numbers for citizens to call if they require testing for COVID-19. This comes after 23 cases of the novel coronavirus was recorded in the country. The agency took to Twitter to make available  the updated list. “#COVID19Nigeria We have updated list of State Emergency numbers. If you require testing: 1. Contact your STATE through the listed numbers 2. Provide relevant details e.g. travel history 3. Stay at home & wait for further advice” the agency tweeted. Read Also: Legendary Jazz Musician, Ellis Marsalis Jr, Dies From ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: No Mask No Movement In Cross River – Governor Ayade InformationNG
    Following the discovery of five cases of coronavirus in a neighbouring state, Akwa Ibom, the Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, has reeled out new measures to help prevent the virus into the state. In a statement released last night, the state governor, Ben Ayade stated that among other things, no resident of the state will be allowed to move around without a face mask. The directives are set to begin from 12 am on Friday, April 3rd. READ ALSO – Coronavirus: Ben Ayade Orders Complete Lockdown Of Cross River According to the statement, the state-owned garment factory has been mandated ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: FG To Pay N20,000 To N5,000 Household In Abuja InformationNG
    Sadiya Farouq The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq has disclosed that the Nigerian government is paying N20,000 each to 5,000 households in the Federal Capital Territory, to help them cope with the difficulties the coronavirus pandemic might bring. Sadiya who disclosed that the initiative was under the ministry’s Conditional Cash Transfer program, added that the N20,000 given to each of the beneficiaries covers a period of four months and was in line with President Buhari’s directive. She revealed that beneficiaries are entitled to N5,000 every month. READ ALSO – Coronavirus: Lagos, Abuja, Ogun Markets ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: JAMB Donates 3 Ventilators To FG InformationNG
    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has donated two ventilators to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada and one to the principal hospital, Abuja. The board also urged all prospective tertiary institutions intakes, students, parents and, the entire country to support the government by adhering to every instruction in curbing the spread of the pandemic. In a statement issued by Fabian Benjamin, the board’s Head of Public Affaires, it said “the Board appreciates the support and donations from corporate bodies and individuals towards complementing government’s efforts aimed at containing the spread of the pandemic as well as treating those ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 2nd April 2020 InformationNG
    Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 2nd April 2020. Here are the major headlines. I Didn’t Donate N1bn To Fight Coronavirus – Peter Obi Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last Presidential elections, Peter Obi, says he did not donate N1billion for the fight against coronavirus in the country. Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 23 More Cases In Nigeria The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed twenty-three new cases of Coronavirus in the country, bringing the total to 174. Lagos, Abuja, Ogun Markets To Open Between 10am-2pm – FG The Federal Government has ... more
  • 2 days I Didn’t Donate N1billion For Fight Against Covid-19: Peter Obi InformationNG
    Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last Presidential elections, Peter Obi, says he did not donate N1billion for the fight against coronavirus in the country. The former Anambra state governor was reacting to reports making the rounds in social media circles that he donated the said amount for COVID-19 relief fund. “I have not donated to the fund,” Obi said in a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon by his Media Office and signed by Mr. Valentine Obienyem. Read Also: Russian President In Isolation After Shaking Hands With Doctor Who Has Covid-19 Obi said the issue at ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: Lagos, Abuja, Ogun Markets To Open Between 10:00am and 2:00pm Daily: FG InformationNG
    The Federal Government has made a partial u-turn on the lockdown of markets in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory. The Presidential taskforce on Coronavirus announced that all markets in states where a lockdown was imposed (Lagos, FCT and Ogun) will be allowed to open between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm daily. Also Read: Vaccine For Treatment Of Coronavirus Ready Soon – Iwu The National Co-ordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Aliyu Sani, revealed this new development on Wednesday during a briefing by members of the task force. “For markets, only shops and stalls selling food and groceries ... more
  • 2 days NCDC Confirms 23 New Cases Of Coronavirus InformationNG
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday confirmed twenty-three new cases of coronavirus in the country.
    coronavirus hotel collapses in China This was disclosed via a tweet on their verified Twitter page. Also Read: COVID-19: Buhari Approves Release Of 70,000MT Of Grains This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 174. NCDC wrote: Twenty-three new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Lagos, 7 in the FCT, 5 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Bauchi State As at 08:00 pm 1st April there are 174 confirmed cases of #COVID19 ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Buhari Approves Release Of 70,000MT Of Grains InformationNG
    As a way of ameliorating Nigerians struggle during the lock down of some part of the nation over novel coronavirus, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the released of 70,000 metric tons of grains to the masses. According to Mr Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19,  who made the announcement, the distribution would be done in trances. He said: “The President has approved the released 70,000 metric tons of grains from the National Strategic Reserve, for distribution to the poor, the vulnerable and those whose livelihoods ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: Governor Ishaku Orders Closure Of Markets In Taraba InformationNG
    Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has directed the immediate closure of all markets, shops and other related public gatherings in the state. The governor gave the directives while addressing the people of the state on the update of the coronavirus pandemic. Also Read: COVID-19: Countries We Are Looking Up To For Assistance Are Also Facing Challenges: FG He said the directive to close down markets and shops in the state takes effect from 11pm on 1st of April 2020. The speech of the governor was read by his deputy, Haruna Manu, at government house on Tuesday. He also cautioned against ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: FG Commences N20,000 Conditional Cash Transfer To Poor Households (Photo) InformationNG
    The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadia Umar-Farouk has Led a federal government team to commence the disbursement of N20,000 Conditional Cash Transfer to indigent households at the Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Read AlsoCoronavirus Patient In Oyo State Discharged After Testing Negative Speaking at the exercise, she revealed that the activity forms part of the Federal Government’s efforts to help reduce the effect of President Muhammadu Buhari’s lockdown order following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. She said: “We have directed immediate cash transfer to the poorest and ... more
  • 2 days NCDC Confirms 12 New Cases Of Coronavirus In Nigeria, Total Now 151 InformationNG
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed twelve new cases of Coronavirus in the country, bringing the total to 151. The agency broke the news with a tweet which reads; “Twelve new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Osun, 2 in Edo and 1 in Ekiti State As at 12:30 pm 1st April there are 151 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths As at 12:30 pm 1st April, there are 151 confirmed cases 9 discharged 2 deaths For a breakdown of cases by states in ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Countries We Are Looking Up To For Assistance Are Also Facing Challenges: FG InformationNG
    The federal government says many of the countries it was looking up to, to help the country in the fight against coronavirus pandemic are also facing the same problem. Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, said this during a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday. He said: “We are in touch with foreign countries and learning from them … we are also engaging countries on some equipment that we don’t have.” “As you know we are very short on ventilators. So we have engaged a lot of countries and we hoping to source some. Read Also: Coronavirus Patient In Oyo State ... more
  • 2 days Exempt Livestock Farmers From Lockdown, Institute Tells Government InformationNG
    The Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) says the livestock industry should be exempted from the current lockdown imposed by the government to halt the spread of coronavirus. The NIAS President, Emeritus Professor Isreal Adu and the Registrar, Professor Eustace Iyayi, in Abuja said restriction will hamper the value of livestock. They, therefore, urged that herdsmen/pastoralists should be allowed to graze their animals freely. In a statement by the institute, it said: “We also call on the government to exempt operators in the livestock industry from the restriction in movement. “The poultry industry for example with about 200 million birds ... more
  • 3 days I Have No Idea Of Kyari’s Whereasbouts: Lagos Health Commissioner InformationNG
    Abba Kyari The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says he has no idea about the whereabouts of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari. Abayomi said that Kyari is not at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH)  isolation centre in Lagos. Confirming that he tested positive for coronavirus last week, Kyari had in a letter revealed that he would be in Lagos on Monday for further tests based on medical advice. However, the Lagos state commissioner, while addressing reporters in Lagos on Monday, said: “I’m not aware of the Chief of Staff’s itinerary, ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus: Ganduje Monitors Border Closure Enforcement, Orders Arrest Of Defaulters InformationNG
    The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje has swung into action to ensure compliance with the lockdown order issued some days ago. Recall that last week, the Governor ordered the closure of all borders entering into Kano State in order to prevent Coronavirus from entering the State. Also Read: FG Considers Compulsory Use Of Masks As COVID-19 Cases Rise To 139 On Tuesday, the Governor went out to inspect Kano borders. During the process, a truckload of people from Madalla in Abuja, en route Kano was intercepted by him. As a result of contravention to the closure of Kano borders, the Governor ... more
  • 3 days FG Considers Compulsory Use Of Masks As COVID-19 Cases Rise To 139 InformationNG
    The federal government has announced that it is considering the enforcement of masks usage across the country as cases of coronavirus in the country keeps increasing by the days. Speaking yesterday in Abuja at a press briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, NCDC Director-General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu added that before such enforcement would be reeled out, the federal government wants to be sure it can provide or make masks available for everybody. Read Also: Bauchi Confirms Third Case Of Coronavirus “This is a strategy we need to think about before we implement it. Before we implement a national strategy ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING: FG Reduces Petrol Price To ₦123.50 Per Litre InformationNG
    Less that a month after reducing fuel price to N125 from N140, the federal government of Nigeria has further announced a further reduction to N123.50. This was made public by Bashir Ahmad, presidential aide on new media. Read AlsoPDP Wants Fuel Price Reduced To N90/Litre This is in line with the price modulation that was set up by the current administration recently. He wrote: “FLASH: The PPPRA, in line with the Federal Government approval for a monthly review of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) pump price, announces Guiding PMS pump price of N123.50 per Litre. The new price takes effect from ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus Patient In Oyo State Discharged After Testing Negative InformationNG
    The Oyo State Ministry of Health has discharged the index case of Coronavirus in the State after the patient tested Negative after several tests. According to the State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr Taiwo Ladipo, the patient was released after completion of treatment at the Agbami Chest Hospital isolation centre in Ibadan. Also Read: Coronavirus Patient In Ekiti Discharged After Testing Negative He went on to confirm that the index case has been released after spending six days in the isolation centre and had two negative tests, which resulted in his release. He also expressed that the index case has returned home. ... more
  • 3 days NCDC Records Four New Coronavirus Cases; Total Cases Rise To 139 InformationNG
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night, confirmed four new cases of coronavirus in the country. As of the time of filing in this report, there are 139 confirmed cases with nine discharged while two deaths have been recorded in the country. Also Read: ‘Coronavirus Has Exposed Nigeria’s Poor Healthcare System’ – Gbajabiamila With the increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, Lagos now has 82 reported while the FCT has 28. The Agency tweeted: “Four new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 3 in the FCT and 1 in Lagos,” NCDC tweeted. “As at ... more
  • 3 days Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 1st April 2020 InformationNG
    Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 1st April 2020. Here are the major headlines. COVID-19: Buhari’s Lockdown Order Is Legal – VP Osibanjo Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the lockdown order by President Muhammadu Buhari on the federal capital territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun is legal. Coronavirus: FG Suspends Reconstruction Of Enugu International Airport The Federal Government has ordered the suspension of the ongoing reconstruction work at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. Recall that in December 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari approved N10billion for the reconstruction of the airport. IGP Adamu Tests Negative To Coronavirus The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus: Sultan Slams Muslim Clerics For Misleading Followers InformationNG
    Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has slammed some Islamic clerics over their non-adherence to instructions by experts on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The Sultan who is also the President-General of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) made this statement via a press statement made available to newsmen in Kaduna yesterday through the JNI’s Secretary-General, Dr Khalid Abubakar Aliyu. The sultan, who is also the spiritual leader of Muslims in Nigeria, was particularly sad that some Muslim clerics were going against measures put in place to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 across the land. Also Read: Coronavirus: FG Reveals ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Lockdown By Buhari Is Legal, Says Osinbajo InformationNG
    Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the lockdown order by President Muhammadu Buhari on the federal capital territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun is legal. This comes after Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, and Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, human rights lawyer, said the president’s order was illegal. As part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country, Buhari had ordered the lockdown of the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states. Speaking at a Google Hangout, a programme organised HACK COVID-19 Call Centre, in Abuja on Monday, Osinbajo said the order is a backed by an act of the national assembly. Read Also: Lockdown: Give Nigerians ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus: Governor Ortom Orders Closure Of Benue Borders InformationNG
    The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has ordered the closure of all the borders of the State to curtail the spread of Coronavirus.
    Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom The Governor further directed the closure of all entry points into the State, markets and clubs. This was made known in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase on Tuesday. Also Read: ‘Lemon, Garlic, Ginger, Palm Oil, Does NOT Prevent Coronavirus’ – NCDC Warns He revealed that all entry points into Benue State shall be closed with effect from Wednesday 1st of April, 2020. He also directed that Action ... more
  • 3 days IGP Adamu Tests Negative For Coronavirus InformationNG
    The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has tested negative for coronavirus. In a statement, the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba revealed that the IGP received his test result on Tuesday morning, having submitted samples on Friday, 27th March 2020. The statement also disclosed other officers who tested negative include the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, the Principal Staff Officer to the IGP, DCP Idowu Owohunwa, Head of the Force Technical Intelligence Unit, DCP Lanre Ogunlowo, Personal Physician to the IGP, CSP (Dr) Nonye Welle, Medical Officer, Police Clinic, Force Headquarters, Abuja CSP (Dr) Titus Adegbite, Secretary ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus: FG Suspends Reconstruction Of Enugu International Airport InformationNG
    The Federal Government has ordered the suspension of the ongoing reconstruction work at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. Recall that in December 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari approved N10billion for the reconstruction of the airport. Also Read: Ehanire: Every State Should Have Isolation Centre… Even If It’s A Hotel Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this after an inspection tour of the project on Tuesday. Sirika said the project, which had gone beyond 90 percent, would have been delivered before Easter. Sirika pointed out owing to the fact that construction workers have downed tools owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Further Palliatives Will Be Developed – Osinbajo InformationNG
    Osinbajo Vice president Yemi Osinbajo says the committee he chairs remains poised to develop further palliatives measure and sustainability plans to reposition the economy and at the same time ensure the growth of non-oil sectors Speaking via a statement by his media aide, Laolu Akande, he added that the community is also saddled with the responsibility of looking into fallouts of the pandemic.   Statement below: “We must see this as a joint effort, everyone is involved in this, it really is an all-Nigeria effort and I am happy that everyone is responding.’’ “The Committee is to take care ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Nigeria Records 4 New Cases, Total Number Now 135 InformationNG
    The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has announced four new cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of cases in Nigeria to 135. According to the agency, the four cases are in Osun and Ogun states. It tweeted: “Four new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 3 in Osun and 1 in Ogun. “As at 11:15 am 31st March there are 135 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 2 deaths. “As at 11:15 am 31st March, there are 135 confirmed cases; 2 deaths. Read Also: CEO Iroko TV, Jason Njoku Recounts His Mother’s ... more
  • 4 days Buhari Signs COVID-19 Regulation 2020 Into Law InformationNG
    President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Covid-19 regulation into law thus declaring it a dangerous and infectious disease. Also, the law gives legal backing to all the measures outlined in his nationwide broadcast on Sunday. Read AlsoCOVID-19: Soyinka Describes Buhari’s Lockdown Of States As ‘Political Virus’ This was made known by Bashir Ahmad, the Presidential aide on Monday. He wrote: JUST IN: In exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004) & all other powers enabling him in that behalf, President @MBuhari today, signed the #COVID19 Regulations, ... more
  • 4 days NCDC Confirms 20 New Coronavirus Cases InformationNG
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday confirmed 20 fresh cases of coronavirus, COVID-19.
    Coronavirus This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 131. According to the agency, 13 of the cases were from Lagos, four from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, two from Kaduna and one from Oyo State. “As at 09:00 pm March 30, there are 131 confirmed cases of COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 2 deaths. “Of the 131 cases, Lagos currently has 81, FCT 25, Oyo eight, Kaduna and Ogun three each, Enugu, Edo, Bauchi and Osun two each, while ... more
  • 4 days Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 31st March 2020 InformationNG
    Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 31st March 2020. Here are the major headlines. Coronavirus: Governor Makinde Tests Positive The Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde has confirmed he has contracted the deadly coronavirus. The governor made this known in a tweet from his official twitter account. Coronavirus: Nigeria Records Second Death Nigeria has recorded a second death caused by the deadly coronavirus infection. The incident was announced by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, during a media briefing on Monday. Ogun State Lockdown Postponed Till Friday The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ... more
  • 4 days COVID-19: Shutdown All State Borders, Delta Govt Tells FG InformationNG
     
    Governor Okowa Delta State Government has urged the Federal Government to close all inter-State borders in order to properly contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. This was made known by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu who stated this in Asaba while briefing newsmen on the State Government efforts to contain the spread or outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the State. He also dismissed claims that there is somebody suffering from coronavirus in Ekpan, near Warri. Aniagwu said: “This is very unfortunate; this is not the best time to begin to ... more
  • 4 days Your ID Card Is Your Pass During Lockdown – Lai Mohammed Tells Journalists InformationNG
    Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says journalists must use their valid identity cards to access their workplace during the 14-day lockdown. The minister said this following restriction of movement order given by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari, in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday, gave directives that Abuja, Lagos and Ogun be locked down to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country. However, Lai Mohammed, in a statement on Monday, said: “All working journalists and other media staff in Lagos and Ogun states, as well as the federal capital territory (FCT), have been advised to use their valid identity cards to ... more
  • 4 days COVID-19: Soyinka Describes Buhari’s Lockdown Of States As ‘Political Virus’ InformationNG
    Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari’s order to lock down states in the nation by describing it as “unconstitutional and a political virus for the future.” Speaking via a statement he titled, “Wole Soyinka from Self-Quarantine, ” he further queried if the president has the power to shut down state borders. Statement below: “Constitutional lawyers and our elected representatives should kindly step into this and educate us, mere lay minds. The worst development I can conceive of us is to have a situation where rational measures for the containment of the coronavirus pandemic are rejected on ... more
  • 4 days Ogun Lockdown Postponed Till Friday: Governor Abiodun InformationNG
    The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced that the lockdown of the state has been shifted to Friday April 3 2020. Abiodun said the state government made a request to the President Muhammadu Buhari to shift the lockdown which was supposed to take place on Monday night. Also Read: Coronavirus: Akeredolu Orders Total Closure Of Markets In Ondo He made the statement at the launch of the Ogun State Isolation Centre in Ikenne on Monday afternoon. He said the request was to prepare for the lockdown by providing food for the people in all areas of the state. ... more
  • 4 days Governor Makinde Tests Positive For Coronavirus InformationNG
    The Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde has confirmed he has contracted the deadly coronavirus.
    Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde The Governor made this known in a statement on Twitter. ”I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate” the tweet reads. Read Also: Coronavirus: Akeredolu Orders Total Closure Of Markets In Ondo See the post below:
    I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate. pic.twitter.com/SX6UAYBb0S — Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) March 30, 2020 The post ... more
  • 4 days Adamawa Govt Orders Lockdown Over Coronavirus InformationNG
    Adamawa state has joined the growing league of States in Nigeria going on total shut down over the coronavirus pandemic. The state governor, Ahmadu Finitiri gave the directive on Monday via a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, in Yola. Statement below: “Adamawa government has imposed a lockdown throughout the state in an effort to avoid the spread of coronavirus for a period of 14 days with effect from midnight of Tuesday, March 31st, 2020. “Interstate travel restriction is also imposed as interstate and international borders with Cameroon are to remain shut during this period. Read AlsoGanduje Declares ... more
  • 4 days Adenuga Donates N1.5bn For Fight Against Coronavirus InformationNG
    Mike Adenuga, billionaire business mogul and chairman of Globacom has made a N1.5 billion donation towards the fight against the outbreak of the coronavirus in Nigeria. According to Adenuga, N1 billion will be given to the federal government and N500 million to the Lagos state government. Announcing the N500 million donation in a letter to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, which he made through the Mike Adenuga Foundation, he said: “We shall in addition to this contribution actively continue our ongoing efforts to assist various bodies and institutions in the country with the supply of such essential items as Sanitizers, ... more
  • 4 days Abba Kyari Arrives Lagos For Coronavirus Treatment InformationNG
    The Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari has arrived in Lagos to receive treatment for Coronavirus. Recall that some days ago, Kyari was confirmed to have tested positive for the virus, days after coming back from Germany. Also Read: Senators To Donate 50% Of Salary To Help Fight Coronavirus Recall also that on Sunday, the presidential aide said based on medical advice, Kyari will be transferred to Lagos for additional tests and observation after testing positive for COVID-19. Now, in a new development, Daily Trust reports that Kyari has been conveyed in an air ambulance to Lagos on ... more
  • 4 days Nigeria Records Second Death From Coronavirus InformationNG
    Nigeria has recorded a second death caused by the deadly coronavirus infection. The incident was announced by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, during a media briefing on Monday. This comes one week after the country’s first death was recorded. Read Also: Coronavirus: Prince Charles Recovers, Steps Out Of Isolation According to Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, Nigeria has recorded a total of 111 cases in 12 states. Meanwhile, five patients have been discharged from Lagos Isolation centre after they tested negative to COVID-19. Information Nigeria gathered that the patients, who had been quarantined at the isolation center for weeks, looked ... more
  • 4 days Nigerian Military Officer Tests Positive For Coronavirus InformationNG
    The Nigerian military has confirmed that one of its officers tested positive for Coronavirus. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, speaking at a news conference on Monday in Abuja, Businessday reports. Also Read: COVID-19: NCDC Tracing Over 6000 People That Have Had Contact With 111 Infected Patients Eneche confirmed that the officer in question had since been quarantined at Gwagwalada isolation centre in Abuja. He also revealed that all possible contacts with the infected officer have also been identified and isolated, in accordance with the standard procedure. Nigeria now has 111 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, with just a death ... more
  • 5 days Why Buhari Ordered Lockdown Of FCT, Lagos, Ogun – Health Minister InformationNG
    Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has explained why President Buhari ordered a lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, and Ogun. In an interview on Channels Television a few minutes after the president addressed the nation, the Minister disclosed that the Federal Government has plans to intensify contact tracing as new cases of COVID-19 are recorded in the country. Ehanire who revealed that the restrictions are also to prevent further spread of the virus, added that some confirmed cases outside Lagos and Abuja are linked to persons who have traveled from the states. READ ALSO – FULL SPEECH: Buhari’s Nationwide Broadcast On Coronavirus ... more
  • 5 days Coronavirus: Israel Evacuates 270 Citizens From Nigeria InformationNG
    274 Israeli citizens have been evacuated from Nigeria following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. Mr Yotam Kreiman, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Israeli Embassy in Abuja oversaw the evacuation process which is part of the Israeli government’s effort to protect its citizens from contacting coronavirus (COVID-19). Speaking to newsmen at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, Kreiman stated that the evacuation became necessary due to the global increase in cases of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ ALSO – Israel Adesanya Maintains Unbeaten Record, Defeats Yoel Romero The Israeli nationals were evacuated on a direct flight to Israel by a private Nigerian airline, ... more
  • 5 days Coronavirus: Yobe Governement Closes Borders InformationNG
    Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has ordered the closure of the state borders in a bid to curb a possible spread of coronavirus in the state. Director-General of Press and Media Affairs to the governor, Mamman Mohammed disclosed that the order will be effected from midnight on Tuesday, 31st March 2020. READ ALSO – Yobe State Approves N150 Million For Prayers The statement reads: “Buni expressed gratitude to Allah (SWT) for sparing the state and its people since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic and the zero status of the state. In spite of the state’s zero status, the government ... more
  • 5 days Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 30th March 2020 InformationNG
    Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 30th March 2020. Here are the major headlines. Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rises To 111 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported fourteen new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 111. Coronavirus: Atiku Suggests Four Ways To Battle Spread Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has recommended that the coronavirus currently ravaging nations can be defeated by four ways. Speaking via his official Twitter handle on Sunday, he highlighted the ways as follows. Buhari’s Full Speech On Nationwide Broadcast On Coronavirus ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, ... more
  • 5 days Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 111 InformationNG
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported fourteen new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 111. According to the NCDC, nine new cases were confirmed in Lagos while five new cases were confirmed in Abuja. READ ALSO: FULL SPEECH: Buhari’s Nationwide Broadcast On Coronavirus Of the 111 cases confirmed in the country, one death has been recorded. NCDC said, “Fourteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Lagos and 5 in FCT “As at 09:30 pm 29th March there are 111 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria ... more
  • 5 days FULL SPEECH: Buhari’s Nationwide Broadcast On Coronavirus InformationNG
    ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020 Fellow Nigerians,
    From the first signs that Coronavirus or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria. The whole instruments of government are now mobilized to confront what has now become both a health emergency and an economic crisis.
    Nigeria, unfortunately, confirmed its first case on 27th February 2020. Since ... more
  • 5 days COVID-19: Extend Assistance To Other States Apart From Lagos, Lawmakers Beg Banks InformationNG
    The senate committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions has urged banks to look beyond Lagos in its assistance in tackling COVID-19. Uba Sani, senator representing Kaduna central and chairman of the committee, made this known in a statement on Sunday. He said, “The Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions is delighted at the stimulus packages being rolled out by Nigerian banks to assist in containing the COVID – 19 pandemic and cushion its effect on Nigerians, especially residents in Lagos State.” Read Also: Covid-19: Dangote’s Test Result Revealed “This is quite commendable and will go a ... more
  • 5 days Coronavirus: Atiku Recommends 4 Ways To End Pandemic InformationNG
    Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has recommended that the coronavirus currently ravaging nations can be defeated by four ways. Speaking via his official Twitter handle on Sunday, he highlighted the ways as follows: Being open about coronavirus status, Sensitization, Isolation, and Testing. Read AlsoPastor Demands $100k As Transport Fare To Hell To Kill Coronavirus He made the comment as Nigeria’s confirmed cases rises up to 97. See what he tweeted below: Atiku said: “We can beat this pandemic by being open about it, educating our people, isolation, and testing. It is not a death sentence, we will all be fine.” ... more
  • 5 days Coronavirus: Taraba Shuts All Land Borders, PDP Meeting Suspended InformationNG
    The Taraba State Government has announced the closure of the state’s land borders to check the incursion and spread of coronavirus in the state. All travels in and out of the state has been banned from today March 29, as confirmed in a statement released by Governor Darius Ishaku’s Chief Press Secretary Hassan Mijinyawa. The commissioner of police and commandant of National Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were directed to ensure strict compliance. READ ALSO – Coronavirus: Osun State Announces Total Lockdown State PDP Chairman, Victor Bala also announced the postponement of the state/local government congresses in compliance to the orders by Governor Darius Ishaku, ... more
  • 5 days Coronavirus: Osun State Announces Total Lockdown InformationNG
    Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola Governor Gboyega Oyetola has announced a total lockdown in Osun State, just after the state recorded its second case of coronavirus. In a statewide broadcast on Sunday morning, Governor Oyetola stated that there will be no movement within the state during the shutdown which will take off from midnight on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Only workers on essential duties such as health personnel, fire service, environmental officials, security personnel, power and water supply agencies, media and telecommunication officers will be allowed out. Governor Oyetola added that the decision became necessary due to the devastating nature of the pandemic. READ ALSO – Former ... more
  • 5 days Coronavirus: Medical Director At UCH Ibadan Tests Positive InformationNG
    Prof Jesse A. Otegbayo, the Medical Director of the University College Hospital Ibadan,  has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. According to Professor Otegbayo, he possibly got the disease after participating in a hospital board meeting with someone who tested positive to the virus, after showing some  covid-19 symptoms. The highly respected medical practitioner revealed the news in a statement signed by him on Sunday as he also warned people to stay indoors. READ ALSO – Coronavirus: Okonjo-Iweala Speaks On Religious Gatherings, Social Distancing As of Saturday, there are 97 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria according to the National Center ... more
  • 5 days BREAKING: Buhari To Make Nationwide Broadcast 7pm InformationNG
     
    President Buhari at work President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday evening make a live broadcast to the country. Femi Adesina, the spokesperson to the president said the broadcast, scheduled for 7pm, will be aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). Read Also: Aisha Buhari Reacts As El-Rufai Tests Positive For Coronavirus According to Adesina, all television, radio and other electronic media outlets are urged to hook up to the networks. More to details later… The post BREAKING: Buhari To Make Nationwide Broadcast 7pm appeared first on Information Nigeria. ... more
  • 6 days Immigration Boss, Muhammed Babandede Tests Positive For Coronavirus InformationNG
    Barely 24 hours after the governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir-El Rufai announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus, the comptroller a general of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede has announced same. Making the announcement in a recent statement, he said he has been in isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom on March 22. Read AlsoCoronavirus: Suspend VAT Immediately, Tinubu Tells FG “Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been on self-isolation since my return from UK on Sunday 22nd of this month with British Airways in Lagos. “I urge my loved ones, Immigration Officers and Nigerians to ... more
  • 6 days Coronavirus: Ogun Closes Borders; Bans Interstate Travels For 2 Weeks InformationNG
    The Ogun State Government has announced the closure of its borders with neighbouring states and the Republic of Benin. Enforcement of the border closure order given by Governor Dapo Abiodun will be effected by 12 midnight on Sunday. In a statement released by Abiodun’s Chief Press Secretary Kunle Somorin, the Governor stated that the state is constrained to close its border in order to stem and flatten the curve of the spread of the dreaded coronavirus READ ALSO – Former Ogun State Commissioner Tests Positive For Coronavirus (Video) It reads in part: “The position of Ogun State is peculiar. It not only ... more
  • 6 days Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 29th March 2020 InformationNG
    Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 29th March 2020. Here are the major headlines. Coronavirus: Benue State Confirms First Case Benue state government has confirmed its first case of the COVID-19. The governor, Samuel Ortom, who confirmed this to newsmen today March 28, said the index case is a lady, Susan Okpe, who recently returned from the UK. He said she is presently undergoing treatment. Health Minister, NCDC DG Gives Briefing To Buhari The whereabouts of President Muhammadu Buhari has no doubt raised a lot of highbrow in the last few days with many calling ... more
  • 6 days NCDC Confirms Eight New Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria InformationNG
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed eight new cases of the novel Coronavirus in the country, bringing the total to 97.
    8 new cases confirmed in Nigeria The agency broke the news via Twitter with the words; ”Eight new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 2 in FCT, 4 in Oyo, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Osun State As at 10:40 pm 28th March there are 97 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death.” Information Nigeria recalls Governor El-Rufai recently revealed he tested positive for the disease. Read Also: Coronavirus: Suspend ... more
  • 6 days COVID-19: Presidency NOT Paying N30,000 Relief Funds To Nigerians InformationNG
    Nigerian Presidency on Saturday refuted a report that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the distribution of N30,000 each to every Nigerian with Bank Verification Number (BVN). Media reports claimed that presidential spokesman Femi Adesina disclosed the approval to their correspondent. “The President announced the relief package to be given out N30,000 to every Nigerian who has a verified BVN account to ease pressure posed by the order to lockdown economic activities,” the reports said quoting Adesina.
    “The N30000 relief fund will be given to every Nigerian with verified BVN account. I am sure the fund ... more
  • 6 days Covid-19: Buhari Receives Health Minister, NCDC DG At Presidential Villa (Photos) InformationNG
    The whereabouts of President Muhammadu Buhari has no doubt raised a lot of highbrow in the last few days with many calling in him to do a national broadcast as the nation fights the coronavirus pandemic However, on Saturday, the presidency has released new photos of an ongoing briefing at the presidential Villa which has the minister for health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, DG NCDC Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu and president Muhammadu Buhari in attendance. Read AlsoBuhari Salutes Atiku, Others For Contributions To Fight Against Coronavirus In the photo, they were all seen observing social distances as a measure against the ... more
  • 6 days Coronavirus: Benue State Confirms First Case InformationNG
    Benue state government has confirmed its first case of the COVID-19. The governor, Samuel Ortom, who confirmed this to newsmen today March 28, said the index case is a lady, Susan Okpe, who recently returned from the UK. He said she is presently undergoing treatment. The governor said the name of the patient was disclosed so that anyone who might have had any contact with her within the last two weeks, should come forward for testing and isolation. READ ALSO – Fire Guts David Mark’s Residence In Benue State He appealed to residents of the state not to stigmatise the patient, rather support ... more
  • 6 days Coronavirus: ‘Consult Native Doctors For Solution’ – Enugu Monarch Tells FG InformationNG
    The traditional ruler of Owerre Autonomous Community in Nsukka Local Government Area,  Enugu State, Igwe Emeka Ugwu has asked the Nigerian government to seek help from native doctors, soothsayers and herbal medicine dealers on how to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Responding to questions from journalists at the ongoing public enlightenment campaign towards preventing the Coronavirus pandemic in the Nsukka council area and its environs, Igwe Ugwu stated that the Nigerian government’s reluctance in seeking traditional help is highly regrettable. He insisted that some native doctors have supernatural gifts and potentials in curing strange diseases. READ ALSO – Davido’s Girlfriend, Chioma Tests ... more
  • 7 days Ministers Donate 50 Percent Of March Salary To Help Stop COVID-19 – Lai Mohammed InformationNG
    Nigeria’s minister for culture and information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the 43 ministers of the nation have forfeited 50 percent of the March salaries to the cause of fighting coronavirus. Speaking in via a statement on Saturday, he revealed that the donation was coordinated by the Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki. Read AlsoCoronavirus: Avoid AC, Only 4 People Allowed In Cars – VIO ”This global virus outbreak will require nations, continents and smaller communities to pull together to contribute their resources and support one another. This will facilitate an early resolution of the problem,” Saraki was quoted ... more
  • 7 days Coronavirus: US Moves To Evacuate Citizens In Nigeria InformationNG
    The US government has revealed plans to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria despite airport closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. The US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria made this known on Friday evening through a notice titled ‘Health Alert: US Mission in Nigeria.’ In the notice, the American citizens in Nigeria were advised to be in Abuja and Lagos “as soon as possible” to join arranged flights back to the US. They also advised nationals who are not in Abuja and Lagos to work with local airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. READ ALSO – Coronavirus: All 51 ... more
  • 7 days Coronavirus: Enugu State Close Its Borders, Markets After Recording First Case InformationNG
    The Enugu State Government has announced the closure of its borders and markets, just after two cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the state. In a statement released by the Secretary to the State Government Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, it was gathered that the order on closure of all land borders and inter-state transportation will be effected from 6 pm on Tuesday, March 31. READ ALSO – NCDC Records 11 Fresh Cases Of Coronavirus In Nigeria Markets exempted from the closure include “those dealing on food items, water, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and other basic items of daily domestic need who must ... more
  • 7 days COVID-19: Oyo Imposes Dusk To Dawn Curfew, Closes Markets InformationNG
    Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has on Friday ordered a dusk to dawn curfew in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus across the state. Read Also: Coronavirus: Pastor Runs As Task Force Stops Him From Conducting Naming Ceremony In Ondo Speaking shortly after the state confirmed its third case of the virus on Friday, he added that market would be closed during the period and added that gathering of more than 10 people would no longer hold anywhere in the state. He said:  “As a result of this, I have directed that the following additional measures be put ... more
  • 7 days Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 28th March 2020 InformationNG
    Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 28th March 2020. Here are the major headlines.
    Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms Five New Cases In Abuja, Oyo State
    Oyo State has recorded another two new cases of the coronavirus, increasing Nigeria’s toll to 70. Three cases were also recorded in Abuja, the nation’s capital.  ‘Stay-At-Home Order’ Lagos Provides Stimulus Package For Residents Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the state will provide economic stimulus package to residents as part of efforts to cushion the effect of the stay-at-home directive. Coronavirus: Sanwo-Olu Thanks Buhari For N1bn Grant Lagos State ... more
  • 7 days ‘Nigeria Will Go Into Recession If COVID-19 Persists Beyond Six Months’ – Finance Minister InformationNG
    Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has predicted that the country will go into recession if the Coronavirus pandemic continues longer than six months.
    A file photo of the Finance, Budget and National Planning Minister, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning made this known when she appeared on Channels TV on Friday. In her words, “We are hopeful that this pandemic will be limited in time. Read Also: I Feel Good, Says Bauchi Governor After Coronavirus Infection  If it is an average of three months, we should be able to close the year with positive growth. ... more
  • 7 days NCDC Records 11 Fresh Cases Of Coronavirus In Nigeria InformationNG
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 11 cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 in Nigeria on Friday night.
    11 confirmed cases in Nigeria This was revealed in a statement on its official Twitter page which reads; “11 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 8 in Lagos, 2 in Enugu & 1 in Edo State As at 11:55pm 27th March, there are 81 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 3 have been discharged with 1 death. For a breakdown of cases by states in real time, please see covid19.ncdc.gov.ng Currently; Lagos- 52 FCT- 14 ... more
  • 1 week COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 5 New Cases In Abuja, Oyo InformationNG
    Oyo State has recorded another two new cases of the coronavirus, increasing Nigeria’s toll to 70. Three cases were also recorded in Abuja, the nation’s capital. “Five new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 3 in FCT & 2 in Oyo State,” NCDC tweeted. “As at 08:00 pm 27th March there are 70 cases of confirmed #COVID19 reported Nigeria. 3 have been discharged with 1 death.
    Five new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 3 in FCT & 2 in Oyo State As at 08:00 pm 27th March there are 70 cases of ... more
  • 1 week Stay-At-Home Order: Lagos Provides ‘Stimulus Package’ To Residents InformationNG
    Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the state will provide economic stimulus package to residents as part of efforts to cushion the effect of the stay-at-home directive. The governor made this known in a few tweets on Friday evening. He said the stimulus package will contain bags of rice, beans, garri, bread, dry pepper, drinking water and vitamins, which will be distributed to200,000 households at an estimation of 6 people per household in the first stage. He wrote: “I am happy to announce an economic stimulus package to help our residents cushion the effects of our #StayAtHome directive to stop ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus: Sanwo-Olu Thanks Buhari For N1billion Grant InformationNG
    Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed his appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for approving a 1 billion Naira grant for his state towards the fight against coronavirus. The governor made this known in a tweet on Friday, in response to the president’s tweet. The president had in a tweet announced that the grant was given to Lagos being the epicentre of the disease in Nigeria. Buhari said: “The immediate release of a 10 billion Naira grant to Lagos State, which remains the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria. “This grant will enable Lagos increase its capacity to control ... more
  • 1 week Buhari Salutes Atiku, Others For Contributions To Fight Against Coronavirus InformationNG
    President Muhammadu Buhari has released a statement commending his rival and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Atiku Abubakar and a host of others following their contribution over the fight against coronavirus. Speaking in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, he described the effort as a ‘spirited contribution’ towards the fight against the deadly disease. Read statement below; “President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the public-spiritedness of wealthy Nigerians and organizations for standing up to be counted in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. The President commends members of the Nigerian Private Sector ... more
  • 1 week Buhari Approves Conversion Of Stadiums, NYSC Camps To Isolation Centres InformationNG
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved that all National Youth Service Corps, NYSC camps nationwide be used as isolation centres for Coronavirus patients. Minister for Youth and Sport, Sunday Dare disclosed this in a post on his official Twitter page. Also Read: Coronavirus: NYSC Suspends Monthly Biometric Clearance Buhari also approved that four stadiums in the country be used as isolation centres in order to fight against COVID-19 in the country. The four stadiums located at Surulere, Ibadan, Abuja and Kaduna will henceforth be used as isolation centres. As at the time of filing this report, Nigeria has recorded 64 cases. ... more
  • 1 week COVID-19: Isolate If You Visited Our Abuja Office This Week – Smile Nigeria InformationNG
    Coronavirus: Nigeria Suspends Visa On Arrival Policy Popular internet service provider, Smile Nigeria has released a statement imploring anybody that visited their Abuja office to go into isolation over the coronavirus outbreak. According to the popular internet providing company, one of their sales agents in the federal capital territory may have come contact with a confirmed case of the deadly disease. See statement below: “We are concerned that one of our Sales Agents based in Abuja may have been in contact with a confirmed case of the coronavirus.” Read Also: Nigerians Remind T.B Joshua Of His Prophesy That Coronavirus Will ... more
  • 1 week COVID-19: Air France Evacuates European Nationals From Nigeria InformationNG
    The management of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, through its Twitter handle @LOSairport, announced on Thursday that there would be a special repatriation flight and that the aircraft would come in from Cotonou, Benin Republic, for the purpose of evacuating some foreign nationals from the country. The move became necessary following the corona-virus epidemic which is currently ravaging nations. Read Also: Nigerians Remind T.B Joshua Of His Prophesy That Coronavirus Will Disappear By March 27 According to reports, the operation got special consideration from the ministry of aviation as the nation is currently under lockdown. See tweet below: https://twitter.com/LOSairport/status/1243164612650024961?s=20 The ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus: Tambuwal Orders Immediate Closure Of Land Borders In Sokoto InformationNG
    Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal has ordered the immediate closure of the state’s land borders over the increasing rate of Coronavirus in the country. The order is to take effect from tonight, Friday, till April 10, 2020, for two weeks. Also Read: Coronavirus: Lagos Government Reveals Nationalities Of 12 New Cases The closure for the initial two weeks is with the exception of food and essential medical commodities, pending observations on trends of the disease in the state and country. Similarly, all state civil servants on GL 12 and below are to work from their homes for an initial two ... more
  • 1 week UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Coronavirus InformationNG
    United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for coronavirus. The prime minister made this known in a tweet on Friday. In his words, “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. “Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives.” Read Also: Coronavirus: Lagos Government Reveals Nationalities Of 12 New Cases See the tweet below:
    Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I ... more
  • 1 week COVID-19: US Begs Foreign Doctors, Nurses To Come For Work Visas InformationNG
      The U.S. Department of State announced that it is looking to hire international medical staff to handle the increasing number of coronavirus, COVID-19 cases in the country.
    US President Donald Trump This comes after the country overtook China and Italy with the most confirmed cases of coronavirus as over 85,500 Americans have tested positive for the virus. Taking to Twitter, the Bureau of Consular Affairs wrote; “We encourage medical professionals seeking work in the U.S. on a work or exchange visitor visa (H or J), particularly those working on #COVID19 issues, to contact the nearest U.S. Embassy/ Consulate for ... more
  • 1 week COVID-19: LASG Begins Disinfection of Markets; Turns Onikan Stadium to Isolation Center InformationNG
    The Lagos State Government has finally began to disinfects the markets in the state to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus, COVID19.
    Disinfection exercise going on at Ikeja According to reports, the state government has also turned the popular Onikan Stadium in the state into an isolation center for suspected cases of COVID19.
    CONVID-19: Lagos Converts Former Onikan Stadium To Isolation Centre Due to more cases of #CoronaVirusInNigeria Lagos State begins erection of more isolation centres in the state.@followlasg@jidesanwoolu @Mr_JAGss @LasepaInfo pic.twitter.com/cfwpzPrRJp — Lagos Waste REPORTER (@LagosWaste) March 27, 2020 The disinfection exercise kicked ... more
  • 1 week Covid-19: We Defeated Ebola In 2014, This Too Shall Pass — Jonathan InformationNG
    Former President Goodluck Jonathan has called for calm among Nigerians following the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking via a new statement on Thursday, he stated that the country defeated  Ebola in 2014 before going on to reassure that this too shall pass. He said: “Today, our world faces a global crisis that threatens our peace, hope and freedoms. Across the globe is the climate of fear, havoc, and consequences of a new enemy called coronavirus disease. “Fear compatriot, this is not a time to fear or despair, it is a moment of responsibility, courage and faith. It is time to demonstrate good ... more
  • 1 week Nigeria’ll Overcome COVID-19 — Pastor Bakare InformationNG
    The senior pastor and founder of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare has joined the growing list of clergymen that are assuring Nigerians that the coronavirus pandemic would soon be history. Speaking in a live broadcast on Thursday, he said the deadly virus would soon be defeated in Nigeria. Read Also: Stop Celebrating Nigeria’s Enemies: Tunde Bakare Warns Nigerians While he didn’t give a time frame, he asked Nigerians to take to precautions as outlined by relevant authorities in order to contain the spread of the deadly disease. “We need to follow instructions concerning COVID-19. It is for our good. I cannot ... more
  • 1 week NPA Counters NCDC, Says It Has Not Recorded Any Coronavirus Case InformationNG
    NCDC Following the report that 14 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Nigeria a few days ago, the Nigerian Ports Authority has countered this. The NCDC had tweeted the new information saying; ”14 new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 12 in Lagos Of the 14, 6 were detected on a vessel, 3 are returning travellers into Nigeria & 1 is close contact of a confirmed case As at 7:35 pm 26th March, there are 65 confirmed cases 3 discharged 1 death” Read Also: BREAKING: NCDC Confirms 14 New Cases Of Coronavirus This, however, ... more
  • 1 week Buhari Approves N10bn For Lagos To Tackle Coronavirus InformationNG
    President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N10b for Lagos state, the epicenter of the dreaded coronavirus in the country as they fight against the deadly disease intensifies. According to the president who made this known in a new statement via his official Twitter handle on Thursday, he further released a new directive on measure which would be taken in order to fully combat the disease in the country He said: Over the last few days I have received extensive briefings on the state of the nation as it relates to the Covid-19 pandemic, from the ... more
  • 1 week Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 27th March 2020 InformationNG
    Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 27th March 2020. Here are the major headlines. Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 14 New Cases According to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 14 new cases of Coronavirus have been recorded in the country. According to the centre, 12 of the new cases were found in Lagos, while the remaining two cases are in Abuja. Lockdown Nigeria For One Month – Kingsley Moghalu Former presidential candidate, Kingsley Moghalu has advocated for a total shutdown of the country, as efforts are in place to battle the spread of coronavirus. Coronavirus: FG Tracing 4,370 Suspected ... more
  • 1 week BREAKING: NCDC Confirms 14 New Cases Of Coronavirus InformationNG
    According to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 14 new cases of Coronavirus have been recorded in the country. According to the centre, 12 of the new cases were found in Lagos, while the remaining two cases are in Abuja. Also Read: Covid-19: Presidency Reacts To Rumours That Buhari, Kyari Have Been Flown Out Of Nigeria The Centre revealed that 6 of the 14 cases were found on a vessel, 3 being returning travellers to the country. With this latest development, the number of cases in Nigeria rises to 65, with just a death recorded so far. See the tweet ... more
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