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COVID-19: FCTA bans night movement from Friday…Constitutes 5 Enforcement Teams

COVID-19: FCTA bans night movement from Friday…Constitutes 5 Enforcement Teams

…RESTAURANTS ENCOURAGED TO USE “TAKEWAY PACKS” …ESTABLISHES COVID 19 SITUATION ROOM   FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello (2nd right) conferring with other officials during the FCT COVID 19 containment meeting. The FCTA has announced new measures to contain the spread of  COVID 19 in the Territory, one of them, ban on night movement from 9pm to 6pm. The measures were ... Read More »

Bua Group Donates N1billion to fight Coronavirus

Bua Group Donates N1billion to fight Coronavirus

To strengthen national response to COVID-19 in Nigeria, Industrialist and Founder of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has announced a donation of 1bn in cash through the BUA Foundation and has also placed an order for an additional donation of equipment and medical supplies including testing kits and medical protective gear to 9 states in Nigeria. These medical supplies are ... Read More »

Chinese Club Offer Ighalo  a counter £400,000-a-week, two-year contact

Chinese Club Offer Ighalo a counter £400,000-a-week, two-year contact

Manchester United’s move to acquire the services of former Super Eagle’s striker,Odion Ighalo on a permanent basis may be scuppered by his Chinese team who have offered the Ighalo a £400,000-a-week, two-year contract extension in order to turn down the advances of the Red Devils. Sky Sports reports that Odion Ighalo has been offered an incredible £400,000-a-week, two-year contract extension by ... Read More »

Covid-19: FG plans ban on inter-state/inter-town travels…Says Buhari not on ventilator

Covid-19: FG plans ban on inter-state/inter-town travels…Says Buhari not on ventilator

The Federal Government on Thursday said it was considering taking tougher measures to enforce the stay at home order to contain the spread of coronavirus. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who stated this at a press conference in Abuja also dismissed as fake news, information making the rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari has tested positive to the ... Read More »

Ajimobi’s Reconciliation Committee self-serving, diversionary – Oyo APC Aspirants Forum

Ajimobi’s Reconciliation Committee self-serving, diversionary – Oyo APC Aspirants Forum

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Aspirants Forum has written off the reconciliation committee recently set up by the former governor of the state, Senator Isiaka Ajimobi. The forum in a statement signed by Comrade Akeem Ayo Babalola , Coordinator; Hon. Ademola Solalu, Secretary and Hon. Dejo Adebisi Director, Media & Strategy and made available to ... 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 »

Chloroquine not approved for coronavirus treatment – NCDC

Chloroquine not approved for coronavirus treatment – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has warned that Chloroquine has not been approved for treatment of the Coronavirus disease, NAN reports. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, director general of NCDC, gave the warning in Abuja today. “Nigerians should please remember that the use of chloroquine and its derivatives for the management of COVID-19 disease has not been validated and approved ... Read More »

JAMB 2020: Matters arising

JAMB 2020: Matters arising

  By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 It is common knowledge that the JOINT ADMISSIONS AND MATRICULATION BOARD (JAMB) operations have improved drastically and dramatically since Prof. Ishaq Oloyede assumed the mantle of leadership. Improvements in administration – transparency, accountability and openness – has translated into zero-level tolerance for corruption, reduced examination charges, as well as handsome money into ... Read More »

CORONAVIRUS: The sound of a talking drum from Wuhan-China to Nigeria

CORONAVIRUS: The sound of a talking drum from Wuhan-China to Nigeria

By:Dr Audu Lucky Emmanuel Humans developed a wireless communication system long before cell phones were invented! In a time and place where roads didn’t exist, men went into deep in the forest to hunt and women walked long distances to gardens. They needed a way to be informed if something went wrong in town. Drums were used to send detailed ... Read More »

COVID-19: CBN issues guidelines to access N50 billion credit facility

COVID-19: CBN issues guidelines to access N50 billion credit facility

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued guidelines that must be followed by individuals and companies to access the N50billion targeted credit facility for households and Small and Medium Enterprises that are badly hit by COVID-19. This was contained in a circular signed by its Director, Financial Policy and Regulation, Kevin Amugo. The CBN explained that those that can ... Read More »

COVID -19: Islamic Corporation for Development of Private Sector sets up US $730 million Strategic Preparedness and Response Facility

COVID -19: Islamic Corporation for Development of Private Sector sets up US $730 million Strategic Preparedness and Response Facility

“In order to support its member countries in this time of need, IsDB Group is setting-up a special ‘Strategic Preparedness and Response Facility’ of US$730 million to mitigate the negative health and socio-economic impact of the COVID -19 pandemic.” PRESS RELEASE Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) Emergency Response to the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic ... Read More »

COVID -19: FCT Minister inspects proposed 300 bed space isolation centre

COVID -19: FCT Minister inspects proposed 300 bed space isolation centre

  FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello (4th right) and other officials inspecting the building as a possible treatment center for COVID 19 in the FCT* The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello on Wednesday, 25th of March, in the company of senior officials of the FCTA inspected a five story building that can serve as an isolation and treatment facility ... Read More »

Former Inspector General of Police to float private ICT institute in Jigawa

Former Inspector General of Police to float private ICT institute in Jigawa

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Former Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba Gwaram, has pledged to set up a private multi million naira Independent Information Technology Centre in Dutse as part of his contributions towards boosting science education to better the future of our younger generations. Speaking in his capacity as Chairman of the conference of Dutse Development Association, he stated the ... Read More »

Kwara Gov Suspension Perm Sec, Others Over Extortion of Farmers

Kwara Gov Suspension Perm Sec, Others Over Extortion of Farmers

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin. The Permanent Secretary, Kwara State Ministry of Agriculture and other top officials have been ordered for immediate suspension by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for allegedly swindling farmers in the state. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaiye who made this known in a statement today, however, did not disclose the number of officials involved and their ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Lockdown begins in Rivers tomorrow – Wike

Coronavirus: Lockdown begins in Rivers tomorrow – Wike

The Rivers State Government has announced that air, sea and land routes into the state will be closed to traffic, beginning 6am tomorrow March 26, 2020. In a broadcast today, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said that the measure became necessary in view of recent developments. His broadcast: “It is with gratitude to God that I announce to you that our ... Read More »

Covid-19: Kwara Govt. Bans Commercial Transportation, Church/Mosque Worships and Eateries

Covid-19: Kwara Govt. Bans Commercial Transportation, Church/Mosque Worships and Eateries

By Wole Adedeji, Ilorin Churches, mosques, commercial transportation and their parks in Kwara State have been banned from operations as from today. ‎Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi who made this known in Ilorin said the decision was part of government efforts aimed at curtailing the spread of coronavirus. He gave the directive today while speaking with newsmen in Ilorin, the ... Read More »

COVID-19: Bauchi governor speaks from isolation

COVID-19: Bauchi governor speaks from isolation

Bauchi State governor Bala Mohammed who tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday said he is in good health. “As you may all know, I just tested to the coronavirus,” Mohammed tweeted, “I have been in self-isolation for the past few day, and I will remain in isolation until I get clearance from my doctors. See his tweet below: “I am ... Read More »

COVID-19: ‘March salary will be paid but subsequent months uncertain’

COVID-19: ‘March salary will be paid but subsequent months uncertain’

Kebbi State Government, says the payment of March salary and pension to workers will not suffer in spite of the global economic downturn arising from the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Atiku Bagudu gave this assurance at an emergency stakeholders meeting to chart the best course of action for the financial future of the state in Birnin kebbi. Bagudu, however, informed the ... Read More »

Coronavirus: World Bank Wants Debt Repayments by ‘Poor Countries’ Suspended

Coronavirus: World Bank Wants Debt Repayments by ‘Poor Countries’ Suspended

The World Bank has appealed to the United States, China, the United Kingdom and other member countries of the G20 to allow, “the poorest countries to suspend all repayments of official bilateral credit,” due to the ravaging COVID-19. A statement obtained on the multilateral institution’s website yesterday, said its President, David Malpass, made the call during the G20 finance ministers’ ... Read More »