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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: 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 »

Oil hits 18-year low as COVID-19 lockdowns reduce demand

Oil hits 18-year low as COVID-19 lockdowns reduce demand

Crude oil fell sharply today with U.S. crude briefly dropping below 20 dollars and Brent hitting its lowest level in 18 years on heightened fears that the global coronavirus shutdown could last months and demand for fuel could evaporate further. Agency reports indicated that U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 1.14 dollars or 5.3 per cent to 20.37 per ... Read More »

Covid-19: We are working on palliatives, Makinde tells Oyo people

Covid-19: We are working on palliatives, Makinde tells Oyo people

…Says Testing Centre set to come on stream in state …Compliance with shutdown measures, best way to protect state Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, informed residents of the state that his government is already working on palliatives to ease the pressure on the people following the partial shutdown of activities as part of the precautionary measures to ... Read More »

Spanish princess becomes first royal to die from coronavirus

Spanish princess becomes first royal to die from coronavirus

Princess Maria Teresa of Spain has died after testing positive for coronavirus. The princess, who was King of Spain Felipe VI’s cousin, became the first royal to pass away from the virus when she died aged 86 in Paris on Friday. METRO reports that her younger brother, Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma, announced the sad news, as another 832 people ... Read More »

Stay at home, Boris Johnson writes to every UK household

Stay at home, Boris Johnson writes to every UK household

Boris Johnson has written to every single household in the UK to urge everyone to obey his lockdown and warn ‘things will get worse before they get better’. METRO reports that the prime minister, who is currently self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus, is said to have spent an estimated £5.8 million on the letters, which will land on 30 ... Read More »

BREAKING: UCH CMD tests positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: UCH CMD tests positive for COVID-19

The Chief Medical Director, UCH, Prof Jesse A. Otegbayo, has tested positive for coronavirus. In a statement he personally signed, the CMD said: “On Monday 23rd March, we commenced a 12man quarterly board meeting which was meant to last 5 days in the hospital, we observed social distancing and other precautionary measures for covid-19 as much as possible. “However, on ... Read More »

Makinde Approves Eight Road Projects For Immediate Rehabilitation, Reconstruction

Makinde Approves Eight Road Projects For Immediate Rehabilitation, Reconstruction

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has approved for immediate rehabilitation and reconstruction, a total of eight road projects in various zones of the State. The State’s Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Professor Raphael Afonja, who revealed this development, said that infrastructural development remained a key focus of the present administration. A statement made available by the Commissioner quoted ... Read More »

US coronavirus diagnoses hit 112,000

US coronavirus diagnoses hit 112,000

….as 7,681 more people test positive in New York The United States now has more than 112,000 coronavirus diagnoses after 7,681 more people tested positive for Covid-19 overnight. METRO reports that New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gave the update today, with the US surging far ahead of Italy and China as the country with the most coronavirus diagnoses in ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Italy’s death toll passes 10,000

Coronavirus: Italy’s death toll passes 10,000

…As almost 900 more die in a day Another 889 people have died in Italy after contracting coronavirus. The death toll in the country has risen to 10,023 over the last 24 hours – by far the highest worldwide and the latest in a series of increasingly tragic milestones, METRO reports. Italy’s largest daily total was registered on Friday, when ... Read More »

COVID-19: THIS ADVERSITY MUST LAY FOUNDATION FOR OUR ADVANCEMENT

COVID-19: THIS ADVERSITY MUST LAY FOUNDATION FOR OUR ADVANCEMENT

BY TUNDE OLATUNJI I have read versions of the same broadcast message on WhatsApp and Facebook recommending how N100 billion can be shared among 40 million Nigerians with BVN, claiming it is an amount below the National Assembly’s annual budget. One version said it is possible for each Nigerian with BVN to go home with N250,000 while another said it ... Read More »

Military kills Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa forest

Military kills Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa forest

The Air component of the Operation Lafiya Dole has killed hundreds insurgents in their hideouts in the Sambisa forest. In the latest airstrike at Valangide in Sambisa forest in Borno State, fighter jets destroyed the settlements and other structures belonging to the terror groups. Brigadier General Benard, Onyeuko, Acting Director Defence Media Operations, in a statement, said: “Several Boko Haram ... Read More »

COVID-19: Ogun Governor lauds Obasanjo, Adeboye, others for donations

COVID-19: Ogun Governor lauds Obasanjo, Adeboye, others for donations

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has expressed gratitude to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), corporate organisations and religious bodies that have donated funds and property to assist his government in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus. Governror Abiodun also identified the Chairman of BUA Group ... Read More »

COVID-19: Partial Lockdown In Kwara, CP Leads Enforcement

COVID-19: Partial Lockdown In Kwara, CP Leads Enforcement

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin A stricter ‎measure to curtail the spread of Corona Virus in Kwara State has kicked off as people stayed at home in compliance with a government order to do so yesterday. The Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq had earlier announced a restriction order in the State banning event gatherings, religious worships and commercial transportations. However, the government ... Read More »

Akure Bomb explosion: Consignment was meant for quarry firm – Police

Akure Bomb explosion: Consignment was meant for quarry firm – Police

Ondo Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie, has said that the bomb that exploded in Akure this morning was an accident and that the bombs weas acquired by a quarry firm. The Ondo police boss stated that after undergoing all the processes, the bomb was escorted by police personnel from the explosive ordinance department. He said the vehicle developed fault and ... Read More »

COVID-19: NSCDC deploys 250 personnel to Ekiti

COVID-19: NSCDC deploys 250 personnel to Ekiti

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Command in Ekiti has deployed 250 Emergency Response Personnel across the state as part of measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, NAN reports Solomon Iyamu, NSCDC Commandant in the state, disclosed this in a statement issued by the command’s spokesman, ASC Tolulope Afolabi in Ado-Ekiti today. Iyamu said that the ... Read More »