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Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle

Gov. Matawalle warns against incitement after Supreme Court verdict

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has warned his supporters against any form of intimidation of anyone, following his validation as the substantive governor of the state by the Supreme Court in Abuja on Friday. The governor who addressed a press conference at the Government House, Gusau, dedicated the victory…

Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State.

I am sound, in good spirit – Bauchi gov

Again, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has spoken from his isolation after his diagnosis with coronavirus. The governor assured the people of the state that he was very sound and in good spirits despite testing positive to the virus. This is contained in a good will message signed by Mukhtar…

Lagos may record 39,000 Coronavirus cases – Commissioner

The Lagos State Government has projected that the numbers of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state might reach 39, 000, if good social distancing was not adhered to by the public. The State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, made this known while giving the state’s analysis of the COVID-19 update…

A n empty First Bank banking hall [Photo: FBN PLC]

Coronavirus: First Bank closes physical branches

First Bank of Nigeria on Friday announced the closure of its physical branches in the light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resultant lockdown in different states of the federation. The bank made the announcement in a letter to its depositors on Friday entitled: ‘Physical branches closed, virtual branches open’. “In…

Bayelsa on Nigerian map

Bayelsa gets new police commissioner

The Police Command in Bayelsa State has got a new Commissioner of Police (CP), Nkereuwem Akpan, the command spokesman, Asinim Butswat, has announced. Mr Butswat, a superintendent of police, in a statement on Friday in Yenagoa, said the new commissioner assumed duty on Thursday. “The command wishes to inform the…

Nigerian Stock Exchange Trading floor [Photo: blogs.cfr.org]

NSE: Trading remains upbeat with 0.48 per cent growth

Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) maintained positive trend on Friday with the indices appreciating further by 0.48 per cent. Specifically, the All-Share Index, which opened at 21,757.47 inched 104.31 points or 0.48 per cent to close at 21,861.78. In the same vein, the market capitalisation rose by N55…

Scene of the accident

Seven dead in accident on Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said on Friday that seven persons lost their lives in an auto-crash at Aki-na-Ukwa Junction, Mgbowo, on Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway. The FRSC Sector Commander for Enugu State, Ogbonnaya Kalu, who confirmed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Enugu said the accident happened…

Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly

COVID-19: Lagos Assembly passes bill to combat virus spread

The Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA) on Thursday passed a bill to combat and stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state. The House Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, made this known during its plenary in Lagos. Mr Obasa noted that the bill, which had 25 sections in all,…

Coronavirus outbreak... Enugu State recorded cases for the first time

Bauchi confirms second case of coronavirus

Another person in Bauchi State has tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) virus, state Commissioner for Health, Aliyu Maigoro, disclosed on Thursday. Updating journalists on the situation in the state, the commissioner said out of 48 samples presented for investigation, result for 38 persons had been received, out of which one…

Deputy-Governor-of-Edo-State-Rt.-Hon.-Philip-Shaibu.

COVID-19: Edo govt. begins fumigation of streets, public places

The Edo State Government on Thursday begun the fumigation of streets, markets and other public places to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The State Deputy Governor and Chairman, Edo State COVID-19 Response Committee, Philip Shaibu, told journalists during the inauguration of the fumigation exercise in Benin that…

Nigerian troopsused to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Nigerian military destroys terrorists’ hideout in Borno – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says Nigerian troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD), have destroyed the hideout of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in an air strike at Muktu in Northern Borno. The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Bernard Onyeuko, a brigadier general, disclosed this in a statement…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: © AFP]

Coronavirus: Buhari not coughing, not on ventilator – Minister

The federal government on Thursday debunked the rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari `has been coughing and now on ventilator.” The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while giving an update on the measures being taken by government to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by the government, said that the…

Coronavirus [PHOTO CREDIT: FDA]

Coronavirus: G20 leaders to inject $5trn into global economy

The leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies (G20) promised to inject more than $5 trillion into the global economy, as part of their coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic. “We are injecting more than 5 trillion dollars into the global economy, as part of targeted fiscal policy, economic measures,…

Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos Assembly lifts suspension of four members

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday reinstated four of its members earlier suspended indefinitely over alleged misconduct and insubordination. The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, made the announcement during the plenary in Lagos. The House, had on March 9, passed a resolution sacking two of its principal officers and suspending…

Bayelsa Governor, Duoye Diri [PHOTO CREDIT: @iamDouyeDiri]

Bayelsa Gov. tests negative for coronavirus amid anxiety over health status

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has tested negative for Coronavirus amidst speculations and anxiety over his health status. The governor’s acting Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, made the disclosure in a statement in Yenagoa on Thursday. Mr Alabrah said the test result was obtained from the Nigeria Centre for Disease…

Zamfara Assembly shuts down over Coronavirus

The Zamfara State House of Assembly has announced the suspension of all activities including plenary sessions until further notice. The Speaker of the House, Nasiru Magarya, made this known in a statement issued to journalists in Gusau on Thursday by the Public Relations Officer of the Assembly, Mustafa Jafaru-Kaura. Mr…

Lai Mohammed (Photo Credit: Daily Trust)

Coronavirus: FG tracing 4,370 people

The federal government says it is tracing no fewer than 4,370 people that have contacts with index cases of the novel Coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19). The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known on Thursday in Abuja, while giving an update on the measures being taken by the…

Market traders

Covid-19: Panic buying as Kwara closes markets, bans commercial transportation

Residents of Ilorin thronged to the markets in large numbers to make last-minute shopping as the Kwara Government closed non-food markets, commercial motor parks, mosques and churches in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent monitoring the development reports that many residents throng the Ipata market to make…

File photo of President Muhammadu Buhari presiding over the FEC Meeting

Coronavirus: Presidency shuts FEC venue as Buhari performs normal presidential duties

The Presidency has temporarily locked up the State House Council Chamber, the venue of the hitherto weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reliably learnt that the action of the presidency was in adherence with the directive by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. NAN,…

Delta State House of Assembly

Coronavirus: Delta Assembly adjourns sitting indefinitely

  The Delta State House of Assembly has adjourned sitting indefinitely. The Speaker of the House, Sheriff Oborevwori, stated this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Dennis Otu, on Wednesday in Asaba, the state capital. Mr Oboriovwori said the House, which had earlier adjourned sitting to Tuesday,…

Nigeria Stock Exchange

NSE returns to negative posture, indices down by 0.05 per cent

Trading on the Nigerian equity market returned to negative territory on Wednesday with 0.05 per cent dip or losses in MTN Nigeria and six other stocks. Consequently, the All-Share Index dropped 11.68 points or 0.05 per cent to 21,729.48 compared with 21,741.16 recorded on Tuesday. Also, the market capitalisation dipped…

Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre,Paul Eneche[PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook page]

Why Dunamis held service despite government’s regulations on Coronavirus – Enenche

The Senior Pastor, Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja, Paul Enenche, has explained why the church conducted service on Sunday despite government’s regulations of religious gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. He said after due consultations with relevant authorities in the FCT and the leadership of the Christian Association…

UN headquarters (UN) [Photo: Google.com]

UN needs $2bn to help poorer countries fight Coronavirus – Official

UN emergency aid coordinator Mark Lowcock says poorer countries need two billion dollars of international humanitarian aid to tackle the coronavirus (COVID 19) Mr Lowcock said this as the UN launched a major donation appeal in New York on Wednesday. “Even though developed countries are taking expensive measures to protect…

Anambra assembly [Photo: Channels TV]

Coronavirus: Anambra Assembly adjourns plenary indefinitely

The Anambra State House of Assembly has adjourned plenary indefinitely to avoid spread of Coronavirus in the state. The Speaker, Uche Okafor, made the announcement while addressing journalists after an Executive Session, in Awka on Wednesday. Mr Okafor said the decision was taken following directive from Governor Willie Obiano asking…

Darius Ishaku, Taraba State Governor

Coronavirus: Taraba Govt directs workers to stay at home

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has directed workers on grade level 1 to 12 to stay at home for two weeks to check the spread of COVID -19 in the state. This was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Hassan Mijinyawa, in Jalingo on Wednesday. According…