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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 »

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 »

How I Conquered Coronavirus-Lagos Survivor

How I Conquered Coronavirus-Lagos Survivor

  Oluwaseun who was among the five patients discharged by the Lagos State government encourages all Nigerians to live a healthy lifestyle. Oluwaseun in series of tweets said; “Life finds ways of throwing LEMON at me. I’ve struggled w/ coming forward, but I want to inspire hope. I returned to Nigeria from the UK post-Commonwealth event (I totally enjoyed) & ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

DOCTORS, NURSES IN BORNO PLEDGES TO PARTNER WITH GOVT ON CONVID 19

DOCTORS, NURSES IN BORNO PLEDGES TO PARTNER WITH GOVT ON CONVID 19

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Doctors and Nurses working in Borno state under the auspices of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) have pledged to partner with the State Government and various stakeholders to provide adequate, prompt identification, isolation, treatment and close monitoring of cases of Corona Virus diseases, should it appears in the ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »