COVID-19: Governor Dapo Abiodun Briefs Ogun State People

The Executive Governor of Ogun State, H.E Dapo Abiodun today updated the good people of Ogun state as per development regarding curtailing COVID-19. See full details of press briefing below; “Good people of Ogun State, see highlights of my press briefing on COVID-19 today, 22nd May, 2020 with updates on the lockdown, and response strategies and facilities: We have experienced the highest increase in the number of cases in the last one week since the index case was recorded. While we have discharged a total of 36 cases, we recorded…

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President Buhari And The First Family To Observe Eid Prayers At Home

The first family of Nigeria, will as muslims observe their Eid prayers at home during this year’s Eid-Fitr celebration in accordance with the government’s restrictions in order to curtail the pandemic. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President, said this is in observance of the lockdown measures in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, put in place; “to save lives and protect people from all dangers.” Garba said, “With the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations around the corner and the month-long Ramadan fast coming to an end, President Muhammadu Buhari will be…

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Lagos State Government Offer Incentives To Business Owners As The Economy Re-opens

This information was shared on all the social media pages of the Executive Governor of Lagos State, H.E Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday. To avoid job loss as the economy reopens after the pandemic lockdown, plans are underway to grant incentives to business owners who employ good number of workers. See detailed announcement below; “As the commercial centre of the country, we are offering incentives to businesses that employ large number of people to avoid job loss. “In our plan to re-open the economy, businesses will follow our Register-to-Open guidelines with…

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Ondo State Government Opens Community Markets For 1 Day

The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has approved the opening of markets activities in all the major and community markets throughout the state for Saturday 23rd May 2020. This 1 day opening will enable Muslim faithful in the state to engage in shopping activities ahead of the Eid-al-Fitr festivities. This was contained in a release made by Segun Ajiboye, the chief Press Secretary to the state government. It was however, emphasized that the earlier order restricting business and market activities to Tuesdays and Thursdays resumes immediately after…

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Prof. Godswill Obioma Becomes New NECO Boss

Prof. Godswill Obioma has been appointed as the new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO). This announcement comes barely 48 hours after Prof Charles Uwakwe, the former Registrar and CEO of NECO and four others were sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari over allegations of financial misappropriation. This was revealed in a statement released by NECO on Friday stating that Godswill Obioma officially took over from the former Acting Registrar, Abubakar Gana, on May 22 at the Council’s headquarters in Minna. Before his appointment, Obioma was…

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PMB Signs Executive Order Granting Financial Autonomy To State Legislature And Judiciary

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has signed an executive order granting financial autonomy to states legislature and judiciary in Nigeria. The development was shared via the President’s verified Twitter handle at about 1900 Nigerian time on Friday. It reads; “Based on the power vested in me under Section 5 of the 1999 constitution (as Amended), I, today, signed into law Executive Order 10 of 2020 for the implementation of financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary.” “This administration will continue to do everything to strengthen…

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Kaduna State Has Recorded18 New Cases Of COVID-19; 10 Of which Are Family

18 new patients have tested positive to COVID-19 in Kaduna State Government. According to the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai in a post on Friday via his Twitter account said that 10 out of the 18 cases are members of the same family. The Governor said, “Covid-19 update: 18 new cases were recorded today, 10 of whom are family members of one case. “14 of the new cases are from Kaduna North, two from Zaria and one each from Chikun and Sabon-Gari LGAs.” He noted. As as at…

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FGN Set Up Committee To Reopen The Economy

The federal government of Nigeria on set up a committee to consider the reopening of the nation’s economy after the pandemic Coronavirus. This committee was set on on Thursday in Abuja as part of the resolutions made by the National Economic Council on Thursday in Abuja. This information was made public by the Governor of Jigawa State, Mohammed Badaru, after the NEC meeting. Mr. Badaru spoke about the lack of synergy between the government taskforce on COVID-19 and state Governors had said the issue had been resolved by President Muhammadu Buhari…

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DPO Yahaya Adeshina Who Allegedly Killed Sergeant Onalaja Onajide Of Lagos Police Command Has Been Arrested And Detained For Further Investigation

The Divisional Police Officer of Ilemba Hausa Division, Yahaya Adeshina has been arrested and detained by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing a sergeant attached to his division.   Bala Elkana, the police spokesperson, said this in a statement released on Thursday that Mr Adeshina is being investigated by the State Criminal Investigation Department, (SCID).   Sergeant Onalaja Onajide was killed during a shooting incident at the division on May 10, while the DPO was said to have also sustained injuries in the shoot out.   According to…

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Nigerian Government Considering Discharge Of COVID-19 Patients Earlier Than Required Time

The Nigeria government is considering the option of discharging COVID-19 patients earlier than their required treatment and isolation period, despite their positive status.   This was revealed by the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, at the daily Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday.   Mr Ihekweazu said new evidence shows that it is safe to discharge recovering COVID-19 patients even when the results are still positive. In his words; “New evidence is emerging that even when the test is still positive after that…

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