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COVID-19: Minister asks Muslims to defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage scheduled in late July due to the pandemic

COVID-19: Minister asks Muslims to defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage scheduled in late July due to the pandemic

Saudi tells Muslims to wait on Hajj plans amid coronavirus crisis *Minister asks Muslims to defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage scheduled in late July due to the pandemic. Saudi Arabia has asked Muslims to wait until there is more clarity about the coronavirus pandemic before planning to attend the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Minister for Hajj and Umrah said ... Read More »

Gov Buni, Deputy, Other Senior Officials Donate Salaries to Yobe Effort Against COVID-19

Gov Buni, Deputy, Other Senior Officials Donate Salaries to Yobe Effort Against COVID-19

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI As the Yobe State Government, under Governor Mai Mala Buni, continues to adopt various measures to ensure that the coronavirus disease does not break out in the state, the governor and his deputy, Hon. Idi Barde Gubana have donated 50% of their basic salaries to the state’s COVID-19 Support Fund to help accelerate the all-hands-on-deck effort ... Read More »

COMMUNITIES IN BORNO COMMENDS GOV ZULUM ON SECURITY, APPEALS FOR MORE RELIEF ITEMS

COMMUNITIES IN BORNO COMMENDS GOV ZULUM ON SECURITY, APPEALS FOR MORE RELIEF ITEMS

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Communities of Multafu in Askira-Uba Local Government  Area of Borno State have commended the foresight of Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum for his support to security forces fighting Boko Haram sect, even as it called on the present administration to provide relief items to the displaced people as a results of attacks in the area. Multafu ... Read More »

COVID-19: Gov Oyetola appoints Ooni, Adeboye, Yusuf Ali, Alakija, seventeen others into Osun State Food and Relief Committee

COVID-19: Gov Oyetola appoints Ooni, Adeboye, Yusuf Ali, Alakija, seventeen others into Osun State Food and Relief Committee

Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, has put together a 21-man Food and Relief Committee of Eminent Nigerians to cushion the effect of restrictions on movement of goods and services in the state. The committee members are Asiwaju Tunde Badmus, Chief Adebayo Jimoh, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Pastor Matthew Asimolowo, Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja I, General ... Read More »

Fuel hoarding: Zulum storms stations, wants offenders punished by DPR

Fuel hoarding: Zulum storms stations, wants offenders punished by DPR

Amidst suspected plans by some petrol marketers go create artificial scarcity under Covid-19 lockdown, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday stormed some filling stations in Maiduguri with a call on the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to seal off stations hoarding products. Zulum, in surprise outing, evaluated quantities of fuel available at some stations he visited. The Governor’s ... Read More »

Major Shake up in Nigeria Army

Major Shake up in Nigeria Army

The Nigerian Army has approved the postings and appointments of some senior officers in the army. This was contained in a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa on Tuesday. Maj Gen OG Adeniyi according to the statement has now been redeployed from the Headquarters theatre command, Operation Lafiya Dole, OPLD in the North-east which he headed to ... Read More »

Fight against COVID-19: International Society of Public Law, Nigeria Chapter commends FG

Fight against COVID-19: International Society of Public Law, Nigeria Chapter commends FG

The International Society of Public Law, Nigeria Chapter (ICON-S NG) has commended the Federal Government’s efforts against COVID-19, while also stressing need for governments at all levels and the security agencies to operate within the boundaries of International Law.  The position of the group was contained in a statement by Prof. Wahab Egbewole, SAN ICON-S Nigeria Chapter Chairperson. The statement, ... Read More »

Disability Law Advocacy Project canvasses inclusion of Persons with Disability in the fight against COVID-19

Disability Law Advocacy Project canvasses inclusion of Persons with Disability in the fight against COVID-19

Disability Law Advocacy Project (DLAP), Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, has made a strong case for the inclusion of Persons with Disability in the fight against COVID-19 . In a statement issued by Dr. J.O Olatoke, SAN (Project Head) and titled ‘Beware, do Not exclude Persons with Disability in the fight against COVID-19’ ... Read More »

COVID-19: Mike Adenuga Foundation donates N1.5b to funds

COVID-19: Mike Adenuga Foundation donates N1.5b to funds

The Mike Adenuga Foundation MAF, established by billionaire, Dr Mike Adenuga Jr. has donated N1.5 billion to the Federal and Lagos State governments to support Nigeria’s fight against the global Coronavirus pandemic, NAN reports. Mrs Bella Disu, the daughter of the billionaire, presented a cheque for N500million to the Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at his office at the ... Read More »

Covid-19: Jigawa disburses health kits, restricts residents’ hospital visitation

Covid-19: Jigawa disburses health kits, restricts residents’ hospital visitation

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Health kits meant for control against the spread of coronavirus have been distributed to the 27 LGA Chairnen of Jigawa State by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abba Zakari. The kits comprised chemicals, hands sanitizers, among other medications meant to be used at the grassroots levels in the bid to ensure steady public health protection on ... Read More »

Jigawa residents flay government policy on provision of water supply

Jigawa residents flay government policy on provision of water supply

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Despite huge investment of over N1.7b in the last four years by the Jigawa State Government towards the provision of water supply to Dutse and its environs, yet the state capital is faced with acute shortage of water supply for years. “We wonder upon the proclaimed N250m water reticulation, upgrading and improvement of water supply to ... Read More »

COVID 19: FCTA To Enforce Lockdown Across FCT To The Letter – Minister

COVID 19: FCTA To Enforce Lockdown Across FCT To The Letter – Minister

…MINISTER OF STATE TO COORDINATE PALLIATIVE MEASURES … MILITARY AND PARAMILITARY AGENCIES TO ENFORCE COMPLIANCE …DEFAULTERS TO BE ARRESTED, PROSECUTED In a bid to stem the spread of the Coronavirus, the Federal Capital Territory Administration will enforce the cessation of movement order placed on the FCT by President Muhammadu Buhari to the letter. *(Front Row) FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa ... Read More »

COVID-19: Ajimobi wishes Makinde quick recovery

COVID-19: Ajimobi wishes Makinde quick recovery

Former Governor of Oyo State and now Senator, Abiola Ajimobi, has expressed solidarity with Governor Seyi Makinde as he tested positive to Coronavirus Disease, NAN reports. Governor Makinde had on Monday through his twitter handle confirmed that he tested positive to COVID-19. Ajimobi told newsmen yesterday in Ibadan that testing positive to COVID-19 was not a death sentence, commending Makinde ... Read More »

Don’t cede your powers to Fed Govt. – Prof. Soyinka warns states, NASS

Don’t cede your powers to Fed Govt. – Prof. Soyinka warns states, NASS

Professor Wole Soyinka has warned state governors and members of the National Assembly not to allow the Federal Government to usurp their powers. The Nobel laureate’s warning came against President Muhammadu Buhari’s imposition of a 14-day curfew on Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, in a bid to contain the Coronavirus pandemic effective Monday March 30. In a statement, the playwright said: ... Read More »

Obey Government Order on Coronavirus, LENA implores Nigerians

Obey Government Order on Coronavirus, LENA implores Nigerians

Nigerians have been urged to obey government’s stay-at-home order as a measure to contain Covid-19 spread in the country. In a statement issued in Lagos, Adepeju Adenrele, executive director of Lead Entrepreneurship Network Africa, LENA, said the restriction is in line with global protocols and best practices to curtail the ravaging disease. President Muhammadu Buhari had imposed a 14-day curfew ... Read More »

Special Report: Five days of worship that set a virus time bomb in France

Special Report: Five days of worship that set a virus time bomb in France

By Tangi Salaün © Reuters/DENIS BALIBOUSEThe entrance of the Eglise de la Porte Ouverte Chretienne is pictured in Mulhouse © Reuters/DENIS BALIBOUSE A sign is pictured on the gate of the Eglise de la Porte Ouverte Chretienne in MulhousePARIS (Reuters) – From the stage of an evangelical superchurch, the leader of the gospel choir kicked off an evening of prayer and ... Read More »

REVEALED: Premier League plan to resume season behind closed doors at the start of MAY

REVEALED: Premier League plan to resume season behind closed doors at the start of MAY

The Premier League are working on an ambitious plan to restart the season behind closed doors on the first weekend of May with a scheduled finish date of Sunday July 12. The proposals, which will be discussed in detail on a conference call of the 20 clubs on Friday, would need to be endorsed by the Government, public health bodies ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari signs COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 ( See the 5-paged document)

Breaking: Buhari signs COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 ( See the 5-paged document)

By Mikail Mumuni President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared COVID-19 a dangerous infectious disease. This was in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004) and all other powers enabling him in that behalf. The 5-paged document was made available to ... Read More »

Covid-19: This is not time for technicalities or legal theatrics – Malami replies Ebun Olu Adegboruwa SAN on powers of Buhari to restrict movement

Covid-19: This is not time for technicalities or legal theatrics – Malami replies Ebun Olu Adegboruwa SAN on powers of Buhari to restrict movement

“This is not the time for technicalities or legal theatrics rather it is a time to stay safe and stay alive. I therefore enjoin all persons, entities and authorities to ensure strict compliance with the restriction order and the exemptions thereto as issued by the President in the overall good of our people and dear nation.” *Malami* Attorney-General of the ... Read More »

COVID-19: You are in total lockdown if you are staying at home, broke, with a troublesome wife – Senator Dino Melaye

COVID-19: You are in total lockdown if you are staying at home, broke, with a troublesome wife – Senator Dino Melaye

Controversial former senator, Dino Melaye, has brought a comic relief into the stay at home order introduced by the Federal Government and some states to contain further spread of coronavirus. Melaye who is now a rising star in Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, on his verified Twitter handle, Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) @dino_melaye twitted that: “My People Life is for ... Read More »