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Breaking: FIRS Sacks Directors, Appoints New Ones

Breaking: FIRS Sacks Directors, Appoints New Ones

The Board of the Federal Inland Revenue Service has relieved all the directors who have served eights years and above as directors in the Service of their positions. The decision was taken at the Emergency Meeting of the Board held on March 20, 2020. Mr Muhammad Nami, Executive Chairman of FIRS, in a Memo dated 24th March, 2020, said the ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Osinbajo Tests Negative

Coronavirus: Osinbajo Tests Negative

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who went into self-isolation on Tuesday has tested negative for COVID-19, THISDAY has learnt. Announcing the result of COVID-19 test conducted on the vice-president, via a tweet on his Twitter handle, @babaloveme3, at 8:22am Wednesday, his political adviser, Senator Babafemi Ojudu,, said the outcome of the test was negative. “Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo tests negative,” Ojudu had tweeted. ... Read More »

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

  “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus,” the spokesman said. “He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual. The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with Government and medical advice, the ... Read More »

I’ve Done A Covid-19 Test Because I Came In contact With Two Confirmed Cases – Fayemi

I’ve Done A Covid-19 Test Because I Came In contact With Two Confirmed Cases – Fayemi

Ekiti state Governor,Dr Kayode  Fayemi has undergone a Covid-19 test after coming in contact with two people who tested positive for coronavirus recently. Confirming this in a statement today, Fayemi said he self isolated himself earlier before going for the test “I just took a CoviD 19 test, having gone into self isolation since yesterday evening. I’m asymptomatic and feel ... Read More »

JAMB suspends activities nationwide over coronavirus

JAMB suspends activities nationwide over coronavirus

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has temporarily suspended all activities requiring physical contacts in all its offices and centres nationwide. This is contained in a statement by the board’s Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede on Tuesday. According to the statement, the development is in line with the professional advice of government on safety of all persons in ... Read More »

Beware of Android-based coronavirus Ransomware, FG warns Nigerians

Beware of Android-based coronavirus Ransomware, FG warns Nigerians

The Federal Government on Tuesday warned on the existence of an Android-based malicious and fraudulent coronavirus Ransomware application, which claims to provide updates on COVID-19 and infections near the user. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, in a statement by his Special Assistant, Mr Segun Adeyemi, said the Ransomware blocks access to users’ personal data and accounts and ... Read More »

FCTA readies multiple centres to contain COVID-19

FCTA readies multiple centres to contain COVID-19

…ORDERS WORKERS TO STAY AT HOME …COMMENDS RELIGIOUS ORGANISATIONS The Federal Capital Territory Administration is preparing multiple health isolation and treatment centres across the Territory to better manage cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in the FCT. *Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello reading his address during the press briefing. Seated next to him is the Hon Minister of ... Read More »

Ulama Council calls for suspension of congregational Friday, five daily prayers in Kaduna

Ulama Council calls for suspension of congregational Friday, five daily prayers in Kaduna

The Council of Imams and Ulama, Kaduna State Chapter has called for the suspension of the congregational Friday and five daily prayers whose population exceeded 20 persons until further notice due to COVID-19 pandemic. Malam Yusuf Arrigasiyyu, Secretary General of the Council, made the call in a statement on Tuesday in Kaduna. The statement said: “We advice all Juma’at Mosque ... Read More »

Covid-19: Zulum braces up for economic downturn, sets up team to increase Borno’s IGR

Covid-19: Zulum braces up for economic downturn, sets up team to increase Borno’s IGR

… Says 2020 budget will be reviewed Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday braced up for impending economic downturn as a result of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic as well as dwindling Nigeria’s oil revenue, setting up a committee to increase the state’s internally generated revenue (IGR). The governor, while announcing the team to be led by his ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic Now To Hold in  2021

Coronavirus: Tokyo Olympic Now To Hold in 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed by one year due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe held a crucial conference call with Olympics chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday to formally decide a plan and they have chosen to postpone for 12 months. The Games must now be rescheduled after 2020 but they will take ... Read More »

Bauchi Governor,Bala Mohammed tests Positive For Coronavirus(Updated)

Bauchi Governor,Bala Mohammed tests Positive For Coronavirus(Updated)

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, has tested positive for coronavirus.       The governor had gone into self-isolation after shaking hands with a son of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, who also tested positive for the virus. His media aide, Mukhtar Gidado, announced the result of the test on Tuesday. Read More »

Breaking: Christiano Ronaldo and Jorge Mendes Build Three Coronavirus  ICU Hospitals Across Portugal

Breaking: Christiano Ronaldo and Jorge Mendes Build Three Coronavirus ICU Hospitals Across Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes will finance three intensive care units for patients suffering from coronavirus at hospitals in Lisbon and Porto – with the donation worth £1million. The Portugal captain and Mendes have been in contact with the hospitals already and are planning to equip two wards in Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon and one in Santo ... Read More »

Participants At AMVCA Exposed To A Confirmed Coronavirus Case– Lagos Government

Participants At AMVCA Exposed To A Confirmed Coronavirus Case– Lagos Government

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi said on Tuesday that participants at the recently held Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award have been exposed to a confirmed case of coronavirus. The AMVCA 7 was held on March 14 at Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos. Abayomi, who stated this in a string of tweets, advised all attendees to observe strict ... Read More »

Over 70 Nigerian Soldiers Killed in a Boko Haram Ambush

Over 70 Nigerian Soldiers Killed in a Boko Haram Ambush

  At least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in a jihadist ambush, military and security sources said Tuesday. Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at a lorry carrying troops as it travelled near Gorgi village in Borno state on Monday, two military officers told AFP without giving their names. “It was a huge loss, at least 70 soldiers have perished in the ... Read More »

HANTAVIRUS: Another Virus Hits China

HANTAVIRUS: Another Virus Hits China

….First victim dies after testing positive As China battles with the deadly COVID 19, a new virus has reared its ugly head in the country. Tagged Hantavirus, the new disease has claimed its first victim in Yunnan province after testing positive to it. The man died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus, ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Jigawa residents rate government commitment low

Coronavirus: Jigawa residents rate government commitment low

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Residents of metropolitan Dutse in Jigawa State are scared of the state government’s low commitment towards the arrest, and control of coronavirus pandemic. Most of the residents interviewed lamented the absence of laboratory tests for such emergency cases, stressing it was absolutely wrong to note that Jigawa State with a population of over four million people ... Read More »

COVID-19 Is A National Security Issue – Kwara Gov.

COVID-19 Is A National Security Issue – Kwara Gov.

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin The globally raging Corona Virus as it affects Nigeria may now be treated as a national security issue which requires the understanding and support of the citizens to get rid of. Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq made this assertion while fielding questions from journalists in Ilorin after inspecting an Isolation Centre established at Sobi Specialist ... Read More »

Coronavirus: NNPC orders non-management office staff to work from home

Coronavirus: NNPC orders non-management office staff to work from home

…condoles with Achimugu’s family In compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on the COVID -19, the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has directed all office-based staff below Management cadre across all its formations to work remotely from home with effect from Tuesday. In a presidential release issued in Abuja, the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Gov. Makinde bans gathering of more than 30 persons

Coronavirus: Gov. Makinde bans gathering of more than 30 persons

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has banned all social gatherings including religious services, night clubs, weddings, parties, and burial ceremonies where such gatherings would be more than 30 persons. The new measures will be reviewed in two weeks. In a statewide broadcast last night, Governor Makinde said he understood how this pandemic will affect the people socially, economically and ... Read More »

Appeal Court Sets Aside Judgment on Expulsion of Onanuga, others, from Ikoyi Club 1938

Appeal Court Sets Aside Judgment on Expulsion of Onanuga, others, from Ikoyi Club 1938

…Orders reinstatement By Demola Abimboye The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has set aside the ruling of a Federal High Court, Lagos, which affirmed the expulsion of Dr Olufemi Onanuga as a member of Ikoyi Club 1938. The court also ordered the reinstatement of Onanuga as a bonafide member of the prestigious club. Dissatisfied with the ruling of the lower ... Read More »