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Police Embark On Strict Enforcement of Curfew, Interstate Travel Ban In Nigeria

Police Embark On Strict Enforcement of Curfew, Interstate Travel Ban In Nigeria

Saying it was tired of taking the blame for the flagrant violation of COVID-19 restriction guidelines, the police yesterday began strict enforcement of the nationwide curfew and interstate travel ban imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari two weeks ago. The police commands, particularly in Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), […]

The Nigerian Government Okays 5 States, FCT For WHO’s Clinical Trials

The Nigerian Government Okays 5 States, FCT For WHO’s Clinical Trials

The Federal Government has enrolled the Federal Capital Territory, FCT as well as Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Kaduna and Sokoto states in the “solidarity trials”, an international clinical trial to help find a cure for COVID-19 being spearheaded by the World Health Organization, WHO. The government also warned COVID-19 patients in its isolation and treatment centres […]

Concerns Mount As COVID-19 Cases Rise Sharply By 86 To 627

Concerns Mount As COVID-19 Cases Rise Sharply By 86 To 627

There were mounting concerns yesterday that COVID-19 pandemic might be going through the roof as confirmed cases rose sharply by 86, bringing the tally to 627. The rise was the highest in a single day since its breakout in the country on February 27, with Lagos State having 70 of the new cases. The Nigeria […]

Government To Shut Down Unaccredited Hospitals Treating COVID-19

Government To Shut Down Unaccredited Hospitals Treating COVID-19

The federal government has warned that it would henceforth take steps to close any hospital that goes into treatment of COVID-19 patient without proper accreditation. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who gave the warning during the media briefing by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 on Thursday, said the focus now is to carry out […]

Gbajabiamila Meets NERC, Ministers, Others Over Poor Power Supply

Gbajabiamila Meets NERC, Ministers, Others Over Poor Power Supply

Following the renewed clamour for improved power supply as a result of the stay-at-home order by the federal government, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has met with the Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman and officials of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The meeting which held yesterday, sought to […]

Nigeria Records New Deaths, 20 More Coronavirus Cases

Nigeria Records New Deaths, 20 More Coronavirus Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Saturday corrected the figures of confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 210 to 209. The public health agency said there was an error in the number cases reported on Friday, as 26 cases were reported instead of 25. Meanwhile, two more people have died of COVID-19 in Nigeria, bringing […]

The Story Corner : Covid AMVCA

The Story Corner : Covid AMVCA

Please, can we get over this #covid-19 already? I am tired y’all.  The latest about this virus in Nigeria is that someone who attended the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) has tested positive to the virus. Oh, are you thinking what I am thinking? Oh, yes, you are right. That is, those who attended […]

CDD Calls for Increased Participation of Women In Education

CDD Calls for Increased Participation of Women In Education

In commemoration of the 2020 International Women’s Day (IWD), the Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called for an improvement in women participation in the education sector. The statement also said there was a need to address systemic barriers plaguing women rights in Nigeria. It stated that a three-pronged approach, known as ‘identify’, capacitate […]

Nigeria Announces Five New Cases Of Coronavirus

Nigeria Announces Five New Cases Of Coronavirus

The federal government has announced five new cases of coronavirus disease in the country, in addition to the existing three cases. With the development, Nigeria now has eight confirmed cases of the disease. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, in an ongoing press conference in Abuja, on the update of the disease in the country, […]

Tragedy As Pipeline Explosion Displaces Over 200 In Lagos

Tragedy As Pipeline Explosion Displaces Over 200 In Lagos

At least, 15 persons died and several others injured in the early hours of yesterday in an explosion suspected to have been caused by gaseous substance at Ado Soba, Abule Ado, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State. Over 200 residents of Hyacinth Maduekwe and Chosen Streets, in Abule Ado community, were rendered […]