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FG cuts oil benchmark to $30, earmarks N6.5bn to fight Covid-19

The federal government, on Wednesday, proposed a review of the 2020 budget using a US$30 per barrel price benchmark as against $57 initially passed by the National Assembly. Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, stated this in a meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly. She said the review was to prepare for the worst case […]
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Covid-19: Bauchi shut down markets, orders commercial taxis to pick 3 passengers

Bauchi state government has directed that all markets across the state should shut down. The directive is expected to take effect from Wednesday 25th of March 2020,  as a measure towards curtailing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The state has recorded one confirmed case of COVID-19. Daily Trust had reported that the state governor […]
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COVID-19: ‘Lagos not on lockdown’

Lagos State Government has clarified that Lagos is not on lockdown despite the stringent measures introduced by the government to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso described as erroneous news reports that Lagos is on lockdown following Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s update on COVID-19 […]
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Anambra State Assembly shutdown indefinitely over coronavirus​

As as result of the coronavirus pandemic the Anambra State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, suspended all legislative activities  until further notice.​ The speaker of the House, Hon. Uche Okafor during the session said that the State lawmakers, having realised that it would be difficult too maintain the recommended social distancing. As such they decided […]
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3 arrested over killing of husband, wife in Katsina

Three persons namely Abubakar Sada, Kabiru Sani, and Alhassan Ahmed have been arrested in connection to the killing of a couple. The trio were said to have on 23/03/2020 at about 20:00hrs, attacked the residence of Abubakar Aliyu, now late where they killed him alongside his wife Aishatu Surajo, at Marina Quarters, Mashi LGA of […]
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Coronavirus: Scientists urge FG to lock down Nigeria now

Scientists have called on the federal government to order a lockdown of Nigeria to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The National Academy of Science, which acts as a scientific advisor to the Federal Government of Nigeria, made the call in a statement by its president, Mosto Onuoha. Mr Onuoha said the lockdown should be national, […]
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COVID-19: Osun Senator, 5  judges in self-isolation

The Senator representing Osun Central, Dr Ajibola Basiru and five judges of the Osun State Judiciary have entered into self-isolation given their recent travel outside Nigeria. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu on Wednesday confirmed this in a chat with Daily Trust correspondent in the state. He added that the Senator and the […]
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Nigeria’s Victor Moses leaves Italy after 14-day quarantine

Victor Moses has left Italy after a compulsory 14-day quarantine following the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The Nigerian winger is among seven Inter Milan players who have left Italy this week, according to L’Equipe. Antonio Conte’s side was forced into self-isolation after Juventus defender Daniel Rugani was diagnosed with coronavirus a fortnight ago, he […]
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Kogi: Gov Yahaya Bello coronavirus free – Aide

Kogi State Governor,  Yahaya Bello is not infected with COVID-19 virus his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed has said. The clarification is coming on the heels of online reports that the governor has been tested and confirmed positive to the virus. Muhammed noted that the report that the governor tested positive to the dreaded virus […]
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Niger governor Bello goes on self-isolation

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has embarked on self isolation. The self isolation is due to his outing at the Nigeria Governors’ Forum meeting on the 18th of March which was also attended by his colleagues among whom is also the Bauchi state Governor, Bala Abudlkadir Mohammed who tested positive for COVID-19. A […]
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Coronavirus: Anambra Assembly suspends activities indefinitely

Anambra State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, suspended all legislative activities until further notice. The Speaker of the House, Hon. Uche Okafor, who addressed journalists, said the state lawmakers, having realized that it will be difficult to maintain the recommended social distancing, had decided to put sessions and hearing on hold until further notice, to […]
Coronavirus: Anambra Assembly suspends activities indefinitely

Bauchi Govt shuts down markets to curb spread of COVID-19

Bauchi State Government has ordered for the closure of markets across the state in order to curtail the spread of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID -19). The Chairman of the State Outbreak Response Committee on Lassa Fever and COVID-19, Senator Baba Tela, who gave the order at the government house on Tuesday, said “all markets are […]
Bauchi Govt shuts down markets to curb spread of COVID-19

Coronavirus: Nigerian Air Force moves Jack Ma’s medical supplies from Lagos to Abuja

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has transported to Abuja, the medical supplies donated by Jack Ma amid the coronavirus outbreak. The NAF made this known in a tweet on Wednesday. “COVID-19: The Nigerian Air Force airlifts medical materials donated to Nigeria by Jack Ma Foundation from Lagos to Abuja”, it read. The military arm also […]
Coronavirus: Nigerian Air Force moves Jack Ma’s medical supplies from Lagos to Abuja

Coronavirus should unite Nigerians – Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani, said coronavirus should unite the people of Nigeria, since it’s a collective challenge. In a statement he personally signed and made available to DAILY POST in Abuja on Wednesday, he said, the reality of coronavirus has shown the level of rot in Nigeria’s healthcare as a […]
Coronavirus should unite Nigerians – Shehu Sani

Buhari reacts as Anglican Church gets new Primate

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Archbishop Henry Ndukuba on his presentation as the fifth Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion). The President also felicitated with all members of the Anglican Church across Nigeria on the joyous occasion that ushered in a new spiritual leader of the Church, “who has vowed to uphold the […]
Buhari reacts as Anglican Church gets new Primate

Coronavirus: Barcelona players at war over proposed salary cut

Barcelona’s squad is divided over a proposed pay cut from the club, according to Sport. The Spanish club wants their high-earning players to make financial sacrifices, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact football and the world’s economy. Barca are already struggling to meet their pre-season budget forecast, with all revenue streams reduced to almost […]
Coronavirus: Barcelona players at war over proposed salary cut

FIRS retires directors in service for 8 years, appoints new officials [Full list]

The Board of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has approved the appointment of four Coordinating Directors (CD). The agency also approved the appointment of two Group Leads (GL) in acting capacity. Consequently, a number of directors have been retired with immediate effect. Abdullahi Ismaila, Director, Communications and Liaison Department, made the announcement in a statement […]
FIRS retires directors in service for 8 years, appoints new officials [Full list]

‘My wife was tied, blindfolded, beaten by kidnappers – Prof Ekanem

The husband of a kidnapped Assistant Director, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Prof. Emmanuel E Ekanem, has said that his wife was tortured by the kidnappers. In a thank you message sent to Staff of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital and Medical Doctors and others, Prof Ekanem lamented what his wife passed through. “I, […]
‘My wife was tied, blindfolded, beaten by kidnappers – Prof Ekanem

COVID-19: Kwara closes worship centres, motorparks, bans social gatherings

The Kwara State Government Wednesday, ordered the closure of mosques and churches across the state effective from Thursday (tomorrow) as part of the measures aimed at curtailing the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Deputy Governor of the state, Mr. Kayode Alabi, gave the directive Wednesday in a chat with newsmen in […]
COVID-19: Kwara closes worship centres, motorparks, bans social gatherings

COVID-19 pandemic: Enugu MDAs, LG Chairmen kick-off awareness campaigns

In compliance with the proactive safety measures adopted by the Enugu State Government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) ravaging the world, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Local Government Council Chairmen in the state, have embarked on awareness campaigns across the state to enlighten the people on how to prevent transmission of the […]
COVID-19 pandemic: Enugu MDAs, LG Chairmen kick-off awareness campaigns

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