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Shiite stormed the main entrance of the legislative complex on Wednesday afternoon

How Nigeria, other countries failed to protect citizens from human rights violation – Report

Amnesty International, a global human rights movement, has chronicled how some African countries, including Nigeria, have failed in protecting citizens from war crimes and human rights violations. This was contained in its 2019 report which was sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday. In its regional overview, the rights movement stated…

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Why we can’t shut Kwara boundaries despite recording two coronavirus cases – Governor

Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has said that the state would not shut its boundaries over the COVID-19 emergency, to avoid cutting food supply from the northern part of the country to Kwara and neighbouring states. Mr AbdulRazaq said this on Tuesday at a press briefing on the first two…

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital [Photo: uith.com]

Nigerian university suspends professor for concealing information on suspected COVID-19 case

The management of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has suspended Kazeem Salami, the professor and senior consultant accused of concealing vital information about a suspected COVID-19 in Kwara State. COVID-19 is the deadly respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. It has infected over a million people globally and…

Kayode Fayemi

COVID-19: Fayemi relaxes Ekiti curfew, flags off food distribution

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has flagged off the distribution of food items to about 20,000 households across the state as a palliative for the harsh economic conditions caused by the lockdown to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). He said the state government has also reviewed…

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Kwara confirms two COVID-19 cases

The Kwara State Government has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in the state. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and spokesman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19, Rafiu Ajakaye, announced this on Monday evening via a statement. He also confirmed the authenticity of the statement when contacted by PREMIUM…

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Senior doctor concealed information on suspected Covid-19 case – UITH

The management of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital has accused a professor of medicine on its staff of conniving to conceal from his colleagues vital information on a suspected case of COVID-19 who died at the hospital last week. The federal facility said the suspected case had been on…

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases double in past week

The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting the world hard and Nigeria is not spared from the scourge. In a week, the number of cases recorded in Nigeria doubled, a review of official data showed. COVID-19 is a viral respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. As of Saturday, March 28, the tally…

Coronavirus Lockdown: Over 600 motorcycles confiscated in one week- Police

The Kwara State command of the Nigeria police said it has confiscated over 600 motorcycles within a week of enforcing the sit-at-home directive. The directive was aimed at curbing the surge of Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus. The police spokesperson in the state, Peter Okasanmi, disclosed the figures…

Mosque in Offa where the clerics were arrested.

Islamic clerics arrested for holding Jumat service amidst coronavirus lockdown

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Friday arrested two Islamic clerics in Offa, Kwara State, for defying the coronavirus lockdown order. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Kwara government placed a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. Also, markets for non-essential commodities and places…

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Coronavirus: U.S. deaths surpass China’s

The United States has overtaken China in terms of death toll from the coronavirus pandemic. According to www.worldometers.info, as of 1 a.m. on Wednesday, 3,850 lives have been lost to the outbreak in the U.S. This record has exceeded China's tally of 3,305 deaths. The deadly respiratory disease originated from…

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates an Advisory Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Coronavirus: Presidency cites legal provision for Lagos, Abuja, Ogun lockdown

President Muhammadu Buhari has offered a legal backing for the lockdown earlier pronounced in some states over the coronavirus pandemic. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the president announced restriction of movement in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun, where there are many of the cases were recorded. He made the announcement during a…

The 110-bed Isolation Center at Mobolaji Johnoson, Stadium, Onikan, Lagos Island, constructed by the Lagos State Government and Guaranty Trust Bank, unveiled on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

First COVID-19 patient in Oyo discharged

The Oyo State Government has announced the recovery of the index Covid-19 case in the state. This came moments after the state governor, Seyi Makinde, tested positive to the infection. "The news of Makinde’s positive test came on the heels of the release of the state’s index case from the…

Ooni of Ife

Ooni of Ife claims he has ‘tested’ cure for coronavirus

One of Nigeria's most influential traditional rulers has claimed he has a 'tested' cure for  coronavirus COVID-19. The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, made the announcement on his verified Instagram handle on Monday, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigerians for the first time on measures his administration is…

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Governor donates 10 months salaries to combat Covid-19

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has donated his salaries for ten months to support the fight against the scourge of Covid-19 in Nigeria. This is coming at a time wealthy individuals and corporate organisations in Nigeria are pulling resources together to combat the spread of the infection. PREMIUM TIMES had…

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

Coronavirus: Finally, Buhari set to address Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians on Sunday by 7:00 p.m., his office has said, amidst criticisms by many Nigerians over his failure to address the country since the COVID-19 pandemic broke. "President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 7pm. "Television, radio and other…

How Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rose 340% in one week

As Nigeria recorded its 97th COVID-19 case late on Saturday, a review of official data shows that the number of confirmed cases rose by 340 per cent in a week. COVID-19 is a deadly respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. According to the latest breakdown by the Nigeria Centre for…

President Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari

No Empathy! Angry Nigerians attack political leaders infected with coronavirus

While millions of people all over the world show empathy for those who have tested positive to COVID-19, many Nigerians are mocking their leaders who have tested positive. Some of the 46 people who have tested positive to COVID-19 in Nigeria are high political office holders or their relatives. These…

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Coronavirus: Kwara Govt bans commercial transportation, orders closure of markets

The Kwara State Government has prohibited all forms of commercial transportation within the state in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. This was disclosed after the COVID-19 Technical Committee, headed by the Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, met on Wednesday. Mr Alabi addressed journalists in Ilorin, the state…

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq [Photo: Daily Post Nigeria]

Kwara govt suspends top civil servants over extortion of farmers

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 Ajakaiye, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, announced this in a statement on Wednesday. He said the…

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Coronavirus: Kwara shuts down schools

In a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, the Kwara State Government has announced the closure of all schools. Eight new coronavirus cases have been detected in Nigeria, majority of them in people who arrived Nigeria via Lagos. According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,…

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Fire guts popular market in Kwara — Official

Some shops in Owode, a popular market in Offa, Kwara State, were razed down by fire in the early hours of Tuesday. PREMIUM TIMES learned that over 20 shops and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed by the inferno. According to a witness, Bola Olanpekun, the incident started around…

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APC floors PDP in Kwara by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adam Rufai, as the winner of the by-election into Patigi constituency in the Kwara House of Assembly. Abdulazeez Ishola of the University of Ilorin declared the result on Saturday in Patigi, headquarters of Patigi Local…

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INEC assures preparedness as APC, PDP, four others battle for Kwara legislative seat

Ahead of the bye-election slated for today in Kwara State, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Attahiru Madami, has assured that the electoral commission, INEC, is prepared for the conduct of the poll. According to Mr Madami, six political parties fielded candidates for the Patigi constituency election into the…

The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi. [PHOTO CREDIT: City People Magazine]

Alaafin of Oyo writes Fayemi over sanction of Ekiti monarchs

The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, has written to the Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi, over a recent query sent to 16 monarchs in the state. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the state government issued “administrative letters” to no fewer than 11 first-class traditional rulers over alleged non-cooperation with government and…

Boss Mustapha

Buhari names ‘task force for coronavirus control’

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and 11 others as members of the the Presidential Task Force for the Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Nigeria is one of the countries which have reported at least a case of the Covid-19 since it…