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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…

Kayode Fayemi

Coronavirus: Gov. Fayemi goes on self-isolation

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State says he is in self-isolation as a precautionary measure against the spread of Coronavirus. Mr Fayemi, also Chairman of the Governors Forum, made this known on Wednesday in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olayinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. The governor,…

Edo State House of Assembly Speaker, Frank Okiye

Edo Speaker tests positive to Coronavirus as Gov. Obaseki goes on self-isolation

The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, has tested positive to Coronavirus. The state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing journalists in Benin City, the state capital. “The index case of Coronavirus in Edo, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr…

Abdullahi Sule, Governor of Nassarawa State

Coronavirus: Nasarawa gov not on self-isolation – Aide

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State is not on self-isolation, Director of Strategic Communication and Press Affairs to the governor, Yakubu Lamai, has said. Mr Lamai disclose this in a statement he signed and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lafia, the state capital.…

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

Coronavirus: 20 Osun Judges in self-isolation after Dubai trip – Commissioner

The Osun State Commissioner for Health, Rafiu Isamotu, says 20 Judges from the state’s Judiciary, who recently returned from Dubai, UAE, are in self isolation as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Mr Isamotu disclosed this while speaking with journalists on the sidelines of…

Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello

Coronavirus: Kogi closes all entry points, ban Motorcycle operation

Governor Yahaya Bello has ordered the closure of all land and water entry points into Kogi State as part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state. The state Commissioner for information, Kingsley Fanwo, confirmed this in a statement issued in Lokoja, the state capital on Wednesday.…

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State

Paris Club refund: Court orders Katsina govt. to pay firm N13.3bn

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the Katsina State Government to pay a firm, Mauritz Walton Nigerian Ltd, N13.3 billion for the debt management services it rendered to the state. The firm was said to have rendered the services, which aided the refund of the $217.3 million to Katsina…

Nigeria map showing Kebbi State

Coronavirus: Kebbi Assembly suspends legislative activities

The Kebbi State House of Assembly on Wednesday suspended some legislative activities as a precautionary measure against the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the action followed a motion under matters of urgent public importance moved by Umar Altine-Suru (Suru constituency). He said the suspension…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State

Kano Assembly approves Ganduje’s request to access N50bn loan

The Kano State House of Assembly has approved the request by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to access N50 billion bond from the Capital Market. The Speaker of the House, Abdulazeez Gafasa, on Wednesday, read a letter signed by the governor, dated March 24, seeking for their approval to access the loan.…

Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Daily Mail]

Coronavirus: Aero suspends flights for two weeks

Aero Contractors on Tuesday announced suspension of all its flight services for two weeks to support the federal government's effort to stop the Coronavirus pandemic from spreading further. Ado Sanusi, the Chief Executive Officer of the airline, made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos. Mr Sanusi said…

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

Coronavirus: Britain seeking 250,000 volunteers to help health service

Britain is looking for 250,000 volunteers to help the National Health Service (NHS) and vulnerable people hit by the coronavirus crisis, Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday. “We are seeking a quarter of a million volunteers, people in good health, to help the NHS, for shopping, for delivery of…

Enugu State House of Assembly

Enugu Assembly confirms three commissioner nominees, adjourn for four weeks

The Enugu State House of Assembly has confirmed three commissioner nominees sent to the Assembly by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on March 17. Their confirmation followed the smooth screening at the floor of the Assembly in Enugu on Tuesday. The commissioners screened included Emeka Mamah, Manfred Nzekwe and Uchechukwu Ogbonna, who…

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 visits Aso Rock, inspects Abba Kyari’s office

The Presidential Task Force for the control of coronavirus (COVID-19), led by its Chairman, Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday, visited the State House, Abuja, amid speculation of suspected case of the virus. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the Presidential Task Force, which arrived at the Villa at about…

The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

NSE: Market indices up 0.19 per cent as MPC retains rates

The domestic equities market closed update on Tuesday with a growth of 0.19 per cent just as the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) retained all rates in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that MPC at the end of its two-day policy meeting, unanimously voted…

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

Ebola more severe, dreadful than Coronavirus – Expert

A renowned Virologist, Oyewale Tomori, has said the Ebola virus was more severe and dreadful compared to Coronavirus disease code named Covid-19. Mr Tomori, a professor and a former President of the Nigerian Academy of Science, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Tuesday.…

NNPC Towers: P&ID and the Petroleum ministry signed the contract here

Coronavirus: NNPC directs non-management staff to work from home

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has directed all office-based staff below Management cadre across all its formations to work remotely from home with effect from March 24. The Corporation disclosed this in a statement signed by its spokesman, Kennie Obateru, in Abuja, on Tuesday. He said the directive was…

Map of AFrica

Coronavirus: Africa needs $100bn economic stimulus — Finance Ministers

Africa needs an immediate emergency economic stimulus to the tune of $100 billion, owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the African Finance Ministers have said. This is contained in a statement by Communication and Media Relations Department of the group, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria…

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Coronavirus: NSE market indicators opens week with 2.24 per cent loss

Activities reopened for the Week on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday with a decrease of 2.24 per cent following share price depreciation in blue chips. Specifically, the All-Share Index (ASI) which opened for the week at 22,198.43 shed 497.45 or 2.24 per cent to close at 21,700.98. Also,…

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

Benue uncovers 3,460 LG ghost workers

Benue State Local Government Service Commission has uncovered 3,460 ghost workers on the payroll of the 23 local governments in the state. The Chairman of the commission, Ben Melladu, disclosed this at the presentation of the Local Government Staff Verification Report to Governor Samuel Ortom on Monday in Makurdi, the…

SSS Officials (Photo Credit: Guardian Nigeria)

Recruitment: SSS disowns recruitment website, social media platforms

The State Security Service (SSS), says it does not conduct its recruitment through website, Twitter, Facebook or any other social media platforms. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the service, Peter Afunanya, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. He said the clarification was to dissociate the service…