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COVID-19: Air Peace suspends operations, to resume April 20

Chinelo Obogo, Lagos Air Peace has announced the suspension of all its flight operations from Saturday as part of concerted efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, describing the move as in Nigeria’s best interest. In a statement signed by its Chief Operating Officer, Mrs Toyin Olajide, Air Peace said: “It is with a
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Global coronavirus update

(Reuters) The United States could become the global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation said, as the US negotiators reached an agreement on a $2 trillion aid package and India announced a nationwide lockdown in the world’s second-most populous country. DEATHS, INFECTIONS ** Nearly 421,000 people have been infected across the world
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Edo Speaker Okiye identified as index coronavirus case in state

Tony Osauzo, Benin The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Frank Okiye, has been identified as the index case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Edo State. The state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, announced this on Wednesday while addressing reporters at the Edo State Government House, Benin City. He explained that: “Okiye travelled
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UK: 21 y.o. woman with ‘no underlying health issues’ dies from coronavirus

(Sky News) A 21-year-old woman is believed to be the youngest person with no pre-existing health conditions to have died after contracting coronavirus in the UK. Chloe Middleton, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, is believed to have died on 21 March. Her mother, Diane Middleton, wrote on Facebook: “To all the people out there that thinks
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Northern Governors mourn De Krester, MD Hydro-Power Electricity

Gyang Bere, Jos The Northern Governors Forum has expressed sadness over the death of Engr Christopher Robin De Krester, Managing Director of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (NESCO), the first Hydro-Power Electricity Company in Nigeria located in Bukuru, Plateau State He noted that Krester died at the age of 87 after a brief illness.
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Governors’ Forum DG Okauru, staff, others in self-isolation

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Director-General Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Asishana Okauru, has said that he and the staff of the NGF who were exposed to Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), are in self-isolation. He has also encouraged all those who were invited to NGF meetings
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As coronavirus spreads in the south, Rivers moves to close borders

Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has announced the closing of all borders into the state. Governor Wike stated in a statewide broadcast on Wednesday that the move is in order to halt the spread of coronavirus into Rivers. He announced that air, sea and land routes into the state would be
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Kwara governor orders suspension of top civil servants over extortion of farmers

Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin The Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has directed the immediate suspension of all officials named in alleged extortion of farmers in the state’s Ministry of Agriculture through the sale of unauthorised registration forms. Rafiu Ajakaye, media spokesman to the governor, said in a statement on Wednesday that the government at no time
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COVID-19: Niger slashes 2020 budget by 36 per cent

John Adams, Minna As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to ravage across the globe with dire economic consequences, the Niger State Executive Council rose from an abridged version of its weekly executive council meeting on Wednesday with a major economic decision to cope with the expected drop in revenue as a result of the
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COVID-19: Comply 100% to El-Rufai’s directives – Sani urges constituents

Sola Ojo, Kaduna The senator representing Kaduna Central, Malam Uba Sani, on Wednesday tasked the people of Kaduna, especially his constituents, to comply with the directives issued by the Kaduna State government and other public safety advisories in regard to COVID-19. The former political adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai in a statement urged his constituents
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COVID-19: Air Peace announces suspension of operations to help check spread

Air Peace has announced the suspension of all its flight service come midnight Friday as part of concerted efforts being made to stop the spread of the pandemic, Coronavirus describing the move as in the nation’s best interest.In a statement signed by its Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Toyin Olajide, Air Peace said, “It is with a great sense of responsibility that we have decided, in the best interest of our nation, our passengers and workforce, to suspend scheduled flight operations for 23 days effective 23.00hrs on Friday (an hour before…

Coronavirus: Osinbajo tests negative

Nigeria’s vice-president Yemi Osinbajo has tested negative to coronavirus, according to reports.Osinbajo’s result came out 24 hours after he went into self-isolation following fears he could have physically interacted with some persons whotested positive.Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mr Abba Kyari tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.Also, Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, tested positive for the virus.

JUST IN: Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19

   Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus.Clarence House confirmed that the 71-year-old royal had been diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease in a statement released this morning.The heir to the throne is said to have displayed “mild symptoms” but “otherwise remains in good health”, and has been self-isolating in Scotland with the Duchess of Cornwall – who has tested negative for the coronavirus, reports Sky News.“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus,” the statement said.“He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last…

FRSC recovers stolen vehicle as 16 escape auto crash in Anambra

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Anambra State Command on Wednesday said it has recovered a black coloured Volks Wagon Golf 2 in Onitsha, the commercial city of the State.The State Sector Public Education Officer, Pascal Anigbo disclosed this in a statement.He said the vehicle was stolen where parked but intercepted by FRSC Team at the River Niger Bridge Head, Onitsha.He said: “A stolen vehicle was recovered by an FRSC Team on Patrol Operation at Onitsha.“The vehicle, a black coloured Volks Wagon Golf 2 with registration number FGG234HY was intercepted by…

In Japan, hotels lose out on Olympic bet as coronavirus spreads

The Osaka Corona Hotel in western Japan has been eerily quiet and empty the past few weeks.“Our name is extremely regrettable,” Kohei Fujii, the hotel’s sales director, said with a sigh as he sat in an empty cafe in the lobby. A sign advertising discounted bottles of Corona beer stood at the front desk, but there haven’t been many customers at the hotel to take up the offer.Spring is usually the hotel’s busiest season, Fujii said, with Japanese companies renting out conference space and banquet rooms to hold training seminars…

Coronavirus: Nigeria records two fresh cases

*Total now 46 Nigeria has recorded two fresh cases of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).This was announced at 7am by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).The cases were said to be in Osun and Lagos State.The NCDC said both were travellers who just returned to Nigeria.The lead agency in the control of the COVID-19 said on its Twitter handle: “Two new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in Lagos and 1 in Osun“Both cases are returning travellers to Nigeria in the last 7 days“As at 07:00 am…

Dollar steadies after slide as greenback funding stays tight

The dollar slowed its decline and gains in riskier currencies petered out on Wednesday, as rising coronavirus cases kept markets on edge and parts of the greenback funding market tight.Asian trade was bumpy, but currency moves were considerably more cautious than the big gains logged in stocks on hopes of a huge U.S. stimulus package, reports Reuters.The safe-haven dollar, which had pulled back sharply from recent peaks, slipped 0.3% against the euro EUR= to $1.0814, and eased against the yen JPY= to 110.97 yen per dollar.Currencies hit the hardest in…

Bernie Sanders will stay in 2020 race until New York primary

Bernie Sanders’ sputtering campaign will participate in the New York primary on April 28, despite no clear path to the nomination and growing calls for him to swiftly exit the race.In a Tuesday morning email, the Vermont senator’s campaign said they were ramping up for the next round of primaries with thousands of volunteers phone-banking and organising in the Empire State, reports The New York Post.“In the ramp up to the New York primary, Bernie 2020 today announced full-time state staff and a broadscale digital organizing program throughout the state,” the…

Chinese mainland reports 47 newly imported COVID-19 cases

The Chinese mainland reported 47 newly imported cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Tuesday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 474, according to the National Health Commission Wednesday.Of the 47 newly imported cases, 19 were reported in Shanghai, five in Beijing and Guangdong respectively, four in Tianjin and Fujian respectively, two in Inner Mongolia, Jiangsu and Sichuan respectively, and one in Jilin, Zhejiang, Shandong and Shaanxi respectively, according to the commission. Courtesy: Xinhua

Hundreds line up in US for coronavirus testing

Hundreds of residents across the United States are either lining up in frigid temperatures on foot or waiting patiently in their cars to be tested for the coronavirus.Drive-thru sites have been opening in several states such as New York, New Jersey and Illinois, in order to make it quicker and safer to test people.But the system has been marked by inconsistencies, delays, and shortages. Photos taken on Tuesday show massive lines of people on foot snaking around a hospital in New York City, reports New Yorkers were seen bundled up as they…

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