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COVID-19: Coronavirus [Photo: Mayo Clinic]

Edo confirms two new coronavirus cases

With the two new cases, Edo State now has 11 coronavirus cases.

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

NHRC orders investigation into alleged torture of driver by magistrate

The 35-year-old driver was allegedly beaten by the sons of Magistrate Agnes Onyebueke on her instruction for being rude to her.

Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike [PHOTO CREDIT: @GovWike]

Wike to Federal Govt: Why give Lagos N10 billion for COVID-19, and nothing to Rivers?

The governor accuses the Buhari administration of “politicising” the nation’s effort to halt the spread of the virus.

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state.

Coronavirus: Akwa Ibom clerics, residents ignore lockdown order

Many residents were seen on Sunday walking about or congregating in the streets of Uyo as if there was really no restriction order at all.

sars police

Police demote officer for assaulting medical doctor

The officer was on duty to enforce the stay-at-home order of the Akwa Ibom government because of coronavirus.

University of Uyo Teaching Hospital

Health workers ‘running away’ from Akwa Ibom hospital because of COVID-19

The five confirmed cases of coronavirus in Akwa Ibom are said to be mostly healthcare professionals.

Nigeria Police officers

Police investigate video of suspected soldiers threatening to rape women

Officials expressed doubt that the men are soliders but promised to investigate.

Cross River governor, Ben Ayade.

Covid-19: Cross River govt to distribute foods to 44,000 households

The government says the gesture will cushion the effects of the restriction order in the state.

Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel

COVID-19: Akwa Ibom cases mostly healthcare professionals – Gov Emmanuel

Mr Emmanuel said the affected persons have been moved to the isolation centres in the state “for proper management.”

Nigerian Soldiers

One killed as soldiers clash with residents while enforcing coronavirus lockdown

The Delta State government has identified the slain youth.

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who succeeded Adams Oshiomhole.[Photo credit: YouTube]

Coronavirus: Edo govt suspends transport revenue collection for April

The seating guidelines for transporters are now that cars must carry one passenger in front and two at the back.

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state.

Coronavirus: Akwa Ibom questions NCDC’s announcements, demands second tests

The NCDC on Wednesday said there were five confirmed cases of the virus infection in the state.

Cross River governor, Ben Ayade.

COVID-19: Ayade shuts Cross River boundaries

Starting from midnight on April 3, no person will be allowed in public without a nose or face mask, the governor said.

Nigerian journalists in an interview session[Photo: The Standard]

COVID-19: Task force attacks journalists in Delta

The journalists were monitoring the stay-at-home order by the Delta State Government when they were attacked.

Bayelsa Governor Douye Diri,

COVID-19 lockdown: Baylesa relaxes restrictions

Mr Diri said the restriction order was relaxed to allow foodstuffs, drugs and vehicles conveying personnel on essential duty into the state.


NDDC donates N1 billion to Niger Delta States to fight coronavirus

The N1 billion is to be disbursed to the nine states in the Niger Delta region.

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state.

Coronavirus: Akwa Ibom bans public gathering, bars vehicles from other states

“All public parks, shops, eateries, clubs, restaurants, markets and offices within the State shall remain closed except for the sale of foodstuffs, drugs and other essential commodities.”

coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus: Returnee Nigerian allegedly assaults health workers for asking him to self-isolate

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria have risen to 97 as at March 28. No confirmed case has been reported in Delta.

Cross River governor, Ben Ayade.

COVID-19: Cross River bans religious gatherings of more than 5 persons

Cross River is yet to record a case of coronavirus

Bayelsa on Nigerian map

Bayelsa gets new police commissioner

Mr Nkereuwem Akpan replaces Uche Anozia the Bayelsa State commissioner of police.

Governor Nyesom Wike [PHOTO CREDIT: @GovWike]

Coronavirus: Rivers refuses to open borders for NLNG, Total E&P, others

The governor explains the circumstances around the confirmed case of coronavirus in the state.

Cross River governor, Ben Ayade.

PDP chieftain rejects governor’s appointment

The politician said he rejected the appointment because it was “too demeaning” for him.

Gov Okowa

Coronavirus: Delta closes borders, orders residents to stay indoors

There is yet no suspected or confirmed case of the virus in the state.

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who succeeded Adams Oshiomhole.[Photo credit: YouTube]

Coronavirus: Edo issues stringent directives to transporters, hoteliers

The government tells private and public hospitals to adopt uniform protocol in handling patients.


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

The COVID-19 Response Committee says the fumigation is meant to check the spread of the virus in the state.