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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 »

Major Shake up in Nigeria Army

Major Shake up in Nigeria Army

The Nigerian Army has approved the postings and appointments of some senior officers in the army. This was contained in a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa on Tuesday. Maj Gen OG Adeniyi according to the statement has now been redeployed from the Headquarters theatre command, Operation Lafiya Dole, OPLD in the North-east which he headed 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Tinubu @68: He’s Leader of Leaders,says Fayemi

Tinubu @68: He’s Leader of Leaders,says Fayemi

As the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu clocks 68 years old on Sunday, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has described him as leader of leaders, who has paid his dues in the country’s political firmament and beyond, thus deserving the respect of all and sundry across party lines. Fayemi, who is also Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »