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Kwara State University

Kwara elders reject appointment of new KWASU VC

The Kwara North elders say the appointment of Muhammed Akanbi is against the principles of ‘equity, justice and fairness.’

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Coronavirus: Abuja NUJ inaugurates seven-member committee

The committee will, among other things, monitor the activities and safety of media organisations and practitioners in Abuja.

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Coronavirus: Gov. AbdulRazaq launches cash transfer to 25,000 poor households in Kwara

“Each benefiting household is to get N20,000 cumulatively for the months of January, February, March and April,” he said.

coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

“Following the patient’s death and release of his corpse … the hospital management received several anonymous calls disclosing information of recent travels by the patient and his wife to UK …”

COVID-19: Plateau Nurses, Midwives threaten strike over protection equipment

The nurses declared “No PPE, Don’t Risk Yourself“

Kerosene lanterns used to illustrate the story

Kwara communities groan over five-day power outage

Some of the affected communities are Omu-Aran, Offa, Erin-Ile, Ijagbo, Ajase-Ipo, Oke-onigbin, Oro, Iloffa, Odo-Owa, Osi and some parts of Kogi, Osun and Ondo

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

The directive was aimed at curbing the surge of Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus.

Woman says Kogi commissioner raped, brutalised her over online post

Amid widespread anger, the Kogi government has released a statement vowing to investigate the matter and thoroughly punish any offender.

Mosque in Offa where the clerics were arrested.

Islamic clerics arrested for holding Jumat service amidst coronavirus lockdown

The Kwara State government placed a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people.

Philip Aduda, Senator representing Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

Coronavirus: Senator donates 1,000 bags of rice, sanitisers to FCTA

Mr Aduda said the donations would assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the federal capital.

Heavy rain fall used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Daily Trust]

Rainstorm damages houses, causes blackout in Kogi

The rainstorm accompanied the heavy downpour experienced in Lokoja, the state capital.

Empty Abuja roads

Lockdown: Abuja roads, streets deserted

The third affected town, Ogun State, however, opted to shift the commencement date to Friday.

Students hard of Hearing used to illustrate story [PHOTO CREDIT: www.s-deli.org]

Presidential Broadcast: No sign language interpreter relayed Buhari’s message to persons with disabilities – Group

The group’s statement came following Sunday night’s nationwide broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari where he ordered a lockdown of Lagos and Ogun states as well as the Federal Capital Territory.

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Gov. Lalong]

Plateau to get Covid-19 test centre – Gov Lalong

“Thankfully, there is no recorded case yet and we pray that it remains so. However, we must work hard to keep things this way,” the governor said.

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Governor donates 10 months salaries to combat Covid-19

“Since I was inaugurated, I have not taken my salary. I am now donating the accumulated sum, from May 29 to date.”

Abuja City Gate.

Coronavirus: Agency nabs Abuja pastor for holding Sunday service

Authorities also shut down a Christ Embassy parish that held a wedding programme in defiance of an existing directive against crowd gatherings

The Director General of the Nigeria Governors' Forum, Asishana Okauru

Governors’ Forum DG, wife, test negative to Coronavirus

Mr Okauru expresses gratitude to everyone who either called him or his wife to express goodwill for the entire family.

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Suspected bandits kill 29 security operatives in Niger

The attack occurred around Galkogo Forest, in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State on Sunday.

Market traders

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

The state government on Wednesday announced it had banned commercial transportation, closed all mosques, churches, and markets effective from March 26.

Governor Abubakar Bello

Coronavirus: Niger governor goes into self-isolation

The governor said this is as a result of his public outings since the outbreak of coronavirus

Kwara Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

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

The state government also ordered the closure of all mosques and churches, and markets of non-essential commodities.

Abdullahi Sule, Governor of Nassarawa State

Coronavirus: Nasarawa records another suspected case – Official

The suspect came to the state from Abuja for a wedding ceremony

Abdullahi Sule, Governor of Nassarawa State

Coronavirus: Nasarawa gov not on self-isolation – Aide

The governor’s aide urged the public to disregard information in some social media platforms insinuating that his principal had gone on self-isolation.

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq [Photo: Daily Post Nigeria]

Kwara govt suspends top civil servants over extortion of farmers

“The Head of Service has accordingly been directed to suspend all the affected officials, including the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry.”

Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello

Coronavirus: Kogi closes all entry points, ban Motorcycle operation

The Kogi State Government says the measures are parts of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.