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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 »

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 »

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 »

Covid-19: Our Offices Are Closed But We Are Working – EKEDC

Covid-19: Our Offices Are Closed But We Are Working – EKEDC

Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC has announced the immediate closure of all it’s offices and outlets in compliance with the Presidential directive on the cessation of movement in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT. This is part of government’s multi-sectoral effort to contain and prevent the further spread of COVID-19, President Muhammadu Buhari had in a nation-wide broadcast said. This information ... Read More »

Oyo Governor,Seyi Makinde Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Oyo Governor,Seyi Makinde Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Oyo state Governor, Seyi MAKINDE has tested positive to the dreaded coronavirus scourge. I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate. In a statement today, the Oyo state helmsman revealed: “I have designated Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, as the Head of ... Read More »

Mikel Obi is  Biggest Nigerian Footballer Ever- Amokachi

Mikel Obi is Biggest Nigerian Footballer Ever- Amokachi

The former Super Eagles coach believes the 32-year-old’s achievements make him the greatest footballer to have come out of Nigeria Former Nigeria striker and coach Daniel Amokachi has named former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel as the greatest Nigerian player ever. Mikel enjoyed a successful international career with the Super Eagles before his retirement last July. He played at two ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Barcelona Players Agree On 70% Wage Cut

Coronavirus: Barcelona Players Agree On 70% Wage Cut

Lionel Messi has hit out at Barcelona and at suggestions players at Barcelona were being selfish and mean-spirited in their response to the coronavirus crisis, calling out the club’s board and promising to take an extra pay-cut so everyone gets paid. Messi used his Instagram account on Monday to confirm that Barcelona players WILL take a 70 per cent pay ... 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 »

Abba Kyari Speaks From Hospital, Says I’ll Resume Soon

Abba Kyari Speaks From Hospital, Says I’ll Resume Soon

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally broken his silence on health status, six days after testing positive for the coronavirus. In a statement signed by him, Kyari said he is feeling well but will transfer from Abuja to Lagos on Sunday for further tests and observations. “This is a precautionary measure: I feel well, but ... Read More »

Covid 19: Full Text Of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Address

Covid 19: Full Text Of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Address

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020 1. Fellow Nigerians, 2. From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease ... Read More »

I tested negative for coronavirus – Dangote

I tested negative for coronavirus – Dangote

Business mogul,Aliko Dangote has tested negative to the dreaded coronavirus     Suspected by many Nigerians over suspicion that he had contact with some governors and the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who tested positive, he tweeted, “The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted modern society, affecting our collective health and well-being. “As a global citizen and business ... Read More »

Coronavirus : WE MUST DO MORE TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK IN EKITI STATE-Fayemi

Coronavirus : WE MUST DO MORE TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK IN EKITI STATE-Fayemi

Text of the Address by   His Excellency Dr. Kayode Fayemi, CON Governor, Ekiti State, Nigeria   on the occasion of the address titled:   Text of the Address by   His Excellency Dr. Kayode Fayemi, CON Governor, Ekiti State, Nigeria   on the occasion of the address titled:   WE MUST DO MORE TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK IN EKITI ... Read More »

Queen Elizabeth,Head of Commonwealth of Nations Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Queen Elizabeth,Head of Commonwealth of Nations Tests Positive For Coronavirus

  Royal Palace confirms Queen Elizabeth tests positive for coronavirus. Buckingham Palace revealed the monarch held a face-to-face with Mr Johnson on March 11. Her health, the palace added, remains good and stable though she has shown mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus. In a brief statement, the palace said, “HMQ has also tested positive and is currently self-isolating at ... Read More »

COVID-19: OGUN ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF BORDERS

COVID-19: OGUN ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF BORDERS

  Ogun State Government has announced the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states and the international border with the Republic of Benin. The closure will be effected at 12 Midnight on Sunday, 29th March, 2020. It will be in force for two weeks in the first instance. With this restriction order, movement in and out of the state ... Read More »

Tinubu to Buhari: Print more money to Save the Economy

Tinubu to Buhari: Print more money to Save the Economy

_All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu, has asked the Federal Government to print more naira notes in order to save the economy from collapse even as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to bite harder._ _Tinubu said this in a statement he wrote in commemoration of his 68th birthday._ _The former governor of Lagos State said the United States Federal Reserve had ... 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 »

Davido’s Fiancee,Chioma Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Davido’s Fiancee,Chioma Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Nigerian Afrobeats star Davido has announced that his fiance Chioma has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Chioma, according to Davido, recently returned from the United Kingdom with their baby. The baby tested negative, the singer said. In a series of tweets detailing the reveal, he stated that “he decided to take ourselves and our all close associates we’ve come ... Read More »

British Health Secretary,Matt Hancock Tests Positive For Coronavirus

British Health Secretary,Matt Hancock Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has tested positive for coronavirus, he has said. Mr Hancock tweeted: ‘Following medical advice, I was advised to test for #Coronavirus. I’ve tested positive. Thankfully my symptoms are mild and I’m working from home & self-isolating. Vital we follow the advice to protect our NHS & save lives.’ His announcement came just a matter of hours ... Read More »

Coronavirus: US Beg Medical Professionals To File For Visa

Coronavirus: US Beg Medical Professionals To File For Visa

Few weeks after shutting its doors against the world,the United States has appealed to medical professionals across the world to  urgently file for work visas in a passionate appeal for help to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The appeal, published on the Department of State’s website Thursday night, highlighted that medical experts looking to move to the U.S. or visit on ... Read More »