Breaking: International Flights Resume In Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that international flights will resume on August 29. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this announcement for resumption of flights at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday. He said the airports will open in batches beginning with Lagos and Abuja. President Muhammad Buhari had in March ordered the suspension of international flights to curb the influx of imported cases of the virus in the country. While local flights were also suspended, they have resumed for about a month…

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Gov. Obiano Suspends 12 Monarchs For Visiting Buhari Without Permission

The Executive Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Willie Obiano has suspended 12 more traditional rulers for visiting President Muhammadu Buhari last week without permission from the State Government. Earlier, the Governor had suspended monarch of Ukwulu, Igwe Peter Uyanwa, over alleged petitions from his community. He also withdrew the monarch’s certificate of recognition. Our correspondent S’Teller gathered that the one-year suspension clamped on the monarchs, according to a statement, was for embarking on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari without consultation or approval from the Government. The suspension was announced…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records Another Low With 290 Cases & 5 Fatalities

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday, Nigeria reported another low incidence of the novel coronavirus; as 290 new infections was recorded, being the second lowest daily figure since June 8. Five deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the toll of COVID-19 related deaths to 950. The given figure on Monday is slightly higher than the 288 daily cases recorded a week ago. Nigeria continue to record cases below 500 for the past two weeks; this may signify that the country’s epidemiological curve…

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Nigerian Government Investigates Pharmaceutical Stores Over Hike In Price Of Hydroxychloroquine

The federal government of Nigeria is investigating some drug stores in the country over outrageous hiking of prices of hydroxychloroquine, a controversial anti-malaria drug used for COVID-19 treatment. A drug store in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Ebus Pharmacy Limited, was selling hydroxychloroquine at an exorbitant price of N50,000. The owner of Ebus Pharmacy, Boniface Ebugosi, said the hydroxychloroquine was an imported drug and that the dwindling value of the naira against the dollar was responsible for its high price. Other drug stores in Port Harcourt were also selling hydroxychloroquine at…

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Nigerians To Be Evacuated From United Kingdom Tomorrow

-YOMMY AYILARA.   NIGERIANS TO BE EVACUATED FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM TOMORROW.   A number of Nigerians who are returning from the United Kingdom to Nigeria are expected to land in the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos State tomorrow, the 8th of May, 2020.   This announcement was made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, at the Presidential Task Force Briefing today, the 7th of May.   The Minister revealed that the returnees will be brought to Abuja, the nation’s capital upon arrival in Nigeria for them to…

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Benue COVID-19 Index Case Rejects Test Result; Charges Over 45 Days Unlawful Detention

-YOMMY AYILARA.   I AM NOT POSITIVE TO COVID 19, MY RESULT WAS STAGED -Susan Lawani   Susan Lawani is a Nigerian in the Diaspora visiting Nigeria after a long time and permanently resident in London, UK as a NIDO (Nigerians In Diasporas Organisation).   Susan Lawani who was been claimed to be the index case of Covid-19 in Benue State made a video from her forceful detention center giving out information that has been hidden from Nigerians.   Susan revealed that she has been in detention for 43 days…

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FCT Minister, Lebanese Ambassador Ask Wealthy Nigerians To Support FG With Palliatives

-YOMMY AYILARA. COVID-19: Minister Asks Wealthy Nigerians To Support FG With Palliatives.   The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Muhammad Bello has asked upscale individuals and supporters to help the FCT with palliatives in order to alleviate the hardship of the masses.   Bello made this appeal in Abuja while receiving a donation of food items and other personal protective equipment from the Lebanese Embassy in Nigeria.   He explained that such assistance will help to ease the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the livelihood of susceptible…

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Clerics Bag 1 Month Imprisonment Or An Option Of Fine For Violating Lockdown Order In Abuja

COVID-19: Five Clerics Sentenced To Jail In Abuja -YOMMY AYILARA. Two Pastors and three Imams have been sentenced to one-month imprisonment or an option of N5000 fine for violating the lockdown order in the capital city Abuja. The clerics were sentenced for holding services in their religious organizations despite the lockdown order in Abuja. They are Pastor Phillips Olumbori of the Celestial Church of Christ, Lugbe, Reverend Moses Chinedu of Mercy city gospel centre, Aco Estate, Lugbe, Imam Abdullahi Mohammed, in Gwarimpa Estate, Imam Suleiman Idris, Mobi close, Area 11,…

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Boss Mustapha (SGF & Chair, Presidential Task On COVID-19 ) Apologises For Violation Of Social Distancing During Abba Kyari’s Burial

-YOMMY AYILARA. COVID 19- SGF Apologises For Violations Of social distancing during Abba Kyari’s Burial. Mr. Boss Mustapha, The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 apologised over violations that took place during the burial of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, in Abuja on Saturday. Mr. Mustapha who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation says it is unfortunate that social distancing was not recognized during the burial. Mustapha made the apology during the task force briefing. In his words; “The…

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FG Begins Distribution Of Palliatives To 600,000 Households In Abuja

FG Begins Distribution Of Palliatives To 600,000 Households In Abuja The Federal Government has commenced the distribution of palliatives to 600,000 households in Abuja. The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ramatu Aliyu, started the distribution on Friday, the 17th of April in the nation’s capital. This is part of efforts put up by the government to reduce the effect of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. A total number of the 442 cases have been confirmed in Nigeria and 13 people including a medical doctor have died…

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