CORONAVIRUS: FG Relaxes Restriction On Religious Gatherings, Reduces Curfew to 10pm

  The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has directed that from Tuesday, June 2, the nationwide curfew will be reduced to 10pm to 4am. According to a tweet from Bashir Ahmad, Special Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 gave the directive on Monday. The federal government also relaxed the restriction placed on religious gatherings and also still places a ban on interstate movement and gatherings with more than 20 people among others. BREAKING: The Presidential Task Force on COVID–19 has reduced the nationwide…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Reports 553 New Cases, Highest Single-Day Toll

  Nigeria witnessed a spike in COVID-19 cases on Saturday, recording more than 500 new single-day infections for the first time. The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter. This takes the country’s total infections to 9,855, out of which 2856 have been discharged with 273 losing their lives. Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 14 states and the FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 378 cases.…

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COVID-19: Kogi Cries Foul, Rejects NCDC Results

  • Insists the state still coronavirus free The Kogi State Government has rejected the two index cases reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The State commissioner for health, Dr. Saka Haruna Audu, in a press statement on Wednesday described the claim as a fallacy. He said, “Kogi State till this very moment is COVID-19 free. We have developed full testing capacity and have conducted hundreds of tests so far which have returned negative. “We have also continued to insist that we will not be a party to…

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Just In: Abiodun lifts Lockdown in Ogun, Says Free Days Now Mondays-Fridays

  The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has eased lockdown in the state except on weekends. The Governor stated this on Thursday evening while addressing newsmen on the update of COVID-19 held at his Oke-Mosan office. Abiodun said henceforth, there would not be restriction of movement between Mondays and Fridays except on Saturdays and Sundays. He added that the Federal Government’s order on curfew which begins between 8:pm and ends 6:am daily is still in place. He also said the ban on interstate travelling and religious activities is also still…

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COVID-19: FG Considers Morning, Evening Classes For Students Ahead Of Reopening Of Schools

  The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said that the Federal Government is considering sectionalising classes for primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions in the country ahead of the reopening of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, stated this on Wednesday during a briefing by the Task Force in Abuja. He also debunked reports that schools are set to reopen on June 8. According to him, they are all false. “Until we are sure that these children can go to school, return safely…

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Finally, Kogi Joins COVID-19 List as Nigeria Records 389 New Cases — Highest Daily Toll

  Exactly three months after Nigeria recorded its first COVID-19 case, the country, on Wednesday, had its highest daily toll ever. An Italian who flew into the country from Milan tested positive for the disease on February 27. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 389 new cases and two were from Kogi state. Before now, Kogi and Cross Rivers had remained the only two states where the COVID-19 cases were yet to be recorded. The number of fatalities increased from 249 to 254, while recoveries increased from 2,385…

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COVID-19: Wike Cancels Total Lockdown in Rivers

  Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has cancelled the planned total lockdown on Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government areas of the state. With the cancellation, businesses can now open passively. Governor Wike in a broadcast said the decision was reached by the Security Council after far-reaching review of the COVID-19 situation in the state. Though, no direct pronouncements were made about the re-opening of businesses, the Governor in his address directed that measures put in place against COVID-19 in the state be exercised by, “shops, hotels, restaurants, churches, banks,…

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Kano Gov Condemns Viral Video, Says State Has Four Fully Functional Isolation Centers

   Kano State Government has said that contrary to claims that the state has no isolation centers to aid its fight against the COVID-19, it actually has four functional isolation centers. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Information Officer in the state’s Ministry of Health, Hadiza M. Namadi on Tuesday in reaction to a viral video which appeared to be buttressing the claim. The state government, however, described the claims as “false, mischievous, unfounded and a handiwork of some disgruntled, misguided and unpatriotic elements aimed at rubbishing…

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Rush for COVID-19 Isolation Centres in Bauchi as Patients Enjoy Chicken, Eggs, Fried Potatoes, Other Sumptuous Meals

  The Bauchi State Government said it spends N1,500 per meal for each (COVID-19) patient in its isolation centre. They are fed three times daily totalling N4,500 per patient. The meal, according to the head of the committee on contact tracing and Chairman, Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed include chicken, eggs, fried potatoes and other health giving food. However, the chairman said he has been getting calls from some members of the public who want to be admitted into the isolation Centre despite not testing positive…

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Govt Officials in Trouble as FG Probes Leakage of Memos

  President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has reacted angrily to the leakage of memos to the public allegedly by government officials. The federal government bemoaned that state documents, including classified ones, were being sent out by public officers. Announcing that the matter is under investigation, it described the development as, “embarrassing.” The federal government declared that perpetrators will be dismissed and prosecuted. Head of Civil Service of the Federation, (HOSF) Folasade Yemi-Esan, gave the admonition in a circular to the presidency, ministries, departments, agencies, security agencies, among others. The circular was…

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