COVID-19: President Buhari To Address The Nation On Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians on Monday, even as the first phase of the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown comes to an end. This is according to Aliyu Sani, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. Mr. Aliyu made this disclosure when he appeared on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics. When asked if the PTF is thinking of taking a different direction seeing that many Nigerians have been flouting guidelines for the ease of lockdown, the task force coordinator noted that the President is the…

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[Just In] Lagos Considers Full Re-Opening of Economy, Embarks on Assessment of Readiness of Businesses

  •LASEPA, Safety Commission To Re-Register, Assess Businesses Before Re-Opening •‘Infected Govt House Staffers Have Recovered’ – Governor Lagos State is considering full re-opening of the critical sectors of its economy, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, revealed on Sunday. But, the move will not be pushed in a hurry. In the coming days, Sanwo-Olu said the State Government would be rolling out Register-to-Open initiative as part of the plans that would enable it assess the level of readiness of the players in the identified sectors for supervised operations. The Governor spoke at…

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I’ll Go Naked In My Next Video – Tiwa Savage

Africa’s frontline female pop star, Tiwa Savage, has said that she might have to go naked in her next musical video. Tiwa, 40, said this in an interview with BBC, while speaking on what to expect from her forthcoming album entitled ‘Celia’. “I might just have to go butt naked in my next video, because I don’t know what else I’m going to have to do to top that one!,” Tiwa Savage said. “And, just to put it out there, this was done in Nigeria. All the cast is Nigerian,…

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Council of Imams Begs El-Rufai to Relax Lockdown in Kaduna

Kaduna State chapter of the Council of Imams and Ulama has called for a gradual relaxation of the COVID-19 imposed lockdown in the state. Chairman of the council, Shaykh Ibrahim Nakaka, made the appeal in a statement on Sunday. The body, however, commended the Kaduna State Government for its proactiveness in the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus in the state. “The Council appreciates the good leadership qualities exhibited by the Governor Mallam Nasiru Ahmad el- Rufai, his Deputy Dr Hadiza Balarabe who acted in his absence and the…

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Katsina Relaxes COVID-19 Lockdown Order

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Saturday gave a directive for the relaxation of the lockdown order imposed across the State. The State government had ordered a lockdown of Katsina city on April 20 after Daura and Dutsinma local government areas. The Secretary to the State Government, Mr Mustapha Inuwa, announced this in a statement on Saturday in Katsina. He however said the relaxation of the lockdown order would be effective between Monday and Sunday May 24. “The relaxation of the lockdown order is to be observed within local…

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Gombe Monarch, ‘Mai Tangale’ Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Mai Tangale chiefdom in Gombe state, Dr Abdu Buba Maisharu II, has tested positive to the COVID-19. It was gathered that the monarch samples were taken to the laboratory of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Abuja, and were returned positive on Sunday. According to palace sources, members of the Maisharu’s family were evacuated from the palace to a quarantine facility for further investigation. Dr Maisharu II, is a first class monarch presiding over the Tangale Chiefdom with headquarters in Billiri LGA of the state. The special…

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Bauchi Gov Orders Payment of May Salaries Ahead of Eid-el Fitr

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has approved the payment of May, 2020 salaries of public servants in the state ahead of Ed-el Fitr celebration. A statement signed by the governor’s media aide, Muktar Gidado said the state accountant general has been directed to ensure that the salaries are paid on or before the 20th of the month. He said “This development is to enable workers, including pensioners enjoy a happy Ei-el Fitr celebrations. “Governor Bala Mohammed assures civil servants of the commitment of his administration to prompt payment of salaries…

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Madagascar Records First Coronavirus Death

Madagascar on Sunday announced the first death of a patient suffering from novel coronavirus, nearly two months after it was first detected in the country. The 57-year-old hospital worker died on Saturday and had underlying diabetes and high blood pressure before he was infected, an official from the anti-coronavirus task team said. “It is with great sadness that we have to share with all our compatriots, that there is an individual, aged 57, who died from COVID-19,” professor Hanta Vololontiana said on public television. He was a car park attendant…

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Pregnant COVID-19 Patient Gives Birth in Lagos, As 3 Dubai Returnees Test Positive

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has announced the successful delivery of a baby boy by a COVID-19 patient through a caesarean section at the Gbagada isolation centre on Saturday. According to Sanwo-Olu, the feat is another validation of the government’s position that it would stamp out the virus from the State. “I bring you great news from our isolation facilities. “On Saturday, a pregnant COVID-19 positive patient was delivered of a baby boy through the caesarean section at the Gbagada Isolation Centre. “Both Mother and baby are doing well.…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Seizes UK Aircraft

The Federal government said it has impounded an aircraft belonging to Flair Aviation, a United Kingdom based aviation company for operating a commercial flight as against the humanitarian operations it was given approval for in Nigeria. Nigeria Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika, confirmed this on his official twitter handle saying the crew of the flight are also being interrogated as there shall be maximum penalty for the offence. According to Hadi Sirika @hadisirika, ‘COVID-19. Flair Aviation, a UK company, was given approval for humanitarian operations but regrettably we caught them conducting…

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