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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ondo Explosion :Afenifere calls for Inquiry

Ondo Explosion :Afenifere calls for Inquiry

Afenifere expresses our heatfelr sympathy with the government and people of Ondo State over the explosion that occurred on Akure-Owo road early this morning. All accounts so far indicate that the explosion occurred from a possible fire incident from a vehicle that was carrying explosives through the state. Though the identities of the movers have not yet been known, the ... Read More »

Bomb Explosion Rocks Akure,Over 100 Houses Destroyed,Scores Wounded

Bomb Explosion Rocks Akure,Over 100 Houses Destroyed,Scores Wounded

No fewer than 100 residential buildings, school, churches were destroyed by an explosion suspected to be bomb blast in Akure, the Ondo state capital, on the morning of Saturday, March 28.   Thestateonline  gathered that the blast which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, March 28, cut off the ever-busy Akure /Owo road while many people were said to ... Read More »

Breaking: British Prime Minister,Boris Johnson Tests Positivie For Coronavirus

Breaking: British Prime Minister,Boris Johnson Tests Positivie For Coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said. Mr Johnson has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street. “He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty,” a statement said. He will still be in charge of the government’s handling of the crisis, the statement added. ... 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 »

I Met Bauchi Governor, But We Never Shook Hands-Atiku’s Son

I Met Bauchi Governor, But We Never Shook Hands-Atiku’s Son

Son of former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in last year’s election,Mohammed Atiku Abubakar has denied shaking hands with Bauchi State Governor,Bala Mohammed when they met in the plane. But Mohammed said the governor sat on one side of the aisle, while he was on another side with his wife.“We greeted but never shook hands,” ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Coronavirus : German Chancellor, Angel Merkel Quarantined

Coronavirus : German Chancellor, Angel Merkel Quarantined

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made the decision to self quarantine in her home after having contact with a doctor who subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus.Merkel was informed after a press conference Sunday that a doctor who administered a pnueumococcal vaccine to her on Friday afternoon has tested positive for the virus, according to German government spokesman Steffen Seibert. Merkel ... Read More »

Football Legend, Paolo Maldini, Son test Positive to Coronavirus

Football Legend, Paolo Maldini, Son test Positive to Coronavirus

AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini and son Daniel test positive for coronavirus The 51-year-old is widely considered as the greatest defender of all time while Daniel now plays for Milan as an attacking midfielder The former Italy full-back Paolo Maldini and his son Daniel are the latest high-profile figures from the world of football to test positive for coronavirus. Italy ... Read More »

Former Manchester United Midfielder,Marouine Fellani Tests Positive To Coronavirus

Former Manchester United Midfielder,Marouine Fellani Tests Positive To Coronavirus

Former Manchester united midfielder, Marouine Fellani has tested positive to the dreaded Coronavirus. According to a local health department in the Chinese province of Jinan, a recent test taken by Fellaini has returned positive for the virus which has swept across the globe. The 32-year-old currently plies his trade in the Chinese Super League for Shandong Luneng and tested positive ... Read More »

Coronavirus : Ekiti shuts down, workers to work from home

Coronavirus : Ekiti shuts down, workers to work from home

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has directed that all schools in the state be shut down until further notice. He also announced the prohibition of gathering of more than 20 persons in either in places of worship, social clubs, political gathering, joints and night clubs in the State with immediate effect. The Governor gave the directives in a state-wide ... Read More »

N13m Securities Fraud: Court Convicts One, Discharges Another 

N13m Securities Fraud: Court Convicts One, Discharges Another 

By: Owolola Adebola  Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has convicted one Ekpe Sunday, a staff of Ecobank Plc who was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy, fraudulent diversion of funds, forgery and impersonation to the tune of N7,067,576.55 (Seven Million, Sixty-seven Thousand, ... Read More »

How Mompha Operates Unlicensed BDC, Witness Told Court

How Mompha Operates Unlicensed BDC, Witness Told Court

By: Owolola Adebola  The trial of Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha continued today, March 18, 2020 before Justice A. Mohammed Liman of a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, as a prosecution witness told the court that Mompha did not remit tax to the Federal Government for a period of seven months while his company was already in existence. Mompha ... Read More »

N2bn Fraud: Court Admits More Evidence against Maina

N2bn Fraud: Court Admits More Evidence against Maina

By: Owolola Adebola   Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, delivered his reserved ruling on the admissibility of a bunch of evidence sought to be tendered by the prosecution in the ongoing trial of the ex-Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. Justice Abang in his ruling noted that ... Read More »