COVID-19: NO NYSC MOBILIZATION SOON – DIRECTOR-GENERAL

Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Ibrahim Shuaibu, has said that there are no plans to mobilise recent graduates in the country for the compulsory scheme due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Shuaibu in an interview with Economic Confidential said only Batch A, Stream 1, who were asked to leave camp due to COVID-19 … Continue reading COVID-19: NO NYSC MOBILIZATION SOON – DIRECTOR-GENERAL

IMMIGRATION PUNISHES 5 FEMALE STAFF OVER #DONTRUSHCHALLENGE

In what has been described as a punishment in many quarters, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has reposted five female personnel that appeared in a viral social media challenge last month. The ladies had been shown transforming from their official uniforms to evening dresses in the #dontrushchallenge that trended in April. The ladies, Priscilla Irabor, … Continue reading IMMIGRATION PUNISHES 5 FEMALE STAFF OVER #DONTRUSHCHALLENGE

COVID-19: KANO INFECTION HIT 693, DEATH TOLL 33

The ministry said on its verified Twitter handle, that 11 additional coronavirus patients were discharged and one death recorded. It added that there were 546 active cases, with 74 discharged and 33 deaths. Total confirmed cases in Kano State are now 693, 11 additional COVID-19 patients discharged and one death recorded in the state.” it said. … Continue reading COVID-19: KANO INFECTION HIT 693, DEATH TOLL 33

COVID-19: KANO GOVERNMENT EXTENDS LOCKDOWN BY ONE WEEK

Kano State government has extended the lockdown in the state by a week to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The Commissioner for Information in the state, Malam Muhammed Garba made this known in a statement issued on behalf of the government late Monday. It said the action became imperative after due consultations … Continue reading COVID-19: KANO GOVERNMENT EXTENDS LOCKDOWN BY ONE WEEK

STOP POLITICKING WITH COVID-19, ALMAJIRI KANO GOVERNMENT TELLS NORTHERN GOVERNORS

Kano State Government has cautioned Northern governors against playing politics with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and future of almajiri children in the region. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, at a media briefing on COVID-19 in Kano, accused some of his colleagues in the region of embarking on political mischief, taking undue advantage of recent inter-state migration of … Continue reading STOP POLITICKING WITH COVID-19, ALMAJIRI KANO GOVERNMENT TELLS NORTHERN GOVERNORS

OYO GOVERNMENT PARTNER WITH HERBAL PRACTITIONERS TO FIND CORONAVIRUS CURE

Prof Idowu Olayinka says there have been a lot of mistrust over the years as regards traditional herbal medicine. Speaking with newsmen at the end of its second meeting at the University premises, Rev. Idowu Ogedengbe, the Executive Assistant to Gov. Seyi Makinde, said that some of the herbal practitioners have samples and mixtures. We … Continue reading OYO GOVERNMENT PARTNER WITH HERBAL PRACTITIONERS TO FIND CORONAVIRUS CURE

SAMSUNG ’s HEAVY DONATES 5,000 COVID-19 TESTING KITS TO NIGERIA

The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Health has received 5,000 testing kits from Samsung Heavy Industries, Nigeria to boost the containment of the dreaded COVID-19 in Nigeria. Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, who received the items from the delegation of Samsung Heavy Industries, Nigeria led by Ju-Yeol LEE, Counselor/Economy, Embassy … Continue reading SAMSUNG ’s HEAVY DONATES 5,000 COVID-19 TESTING KITS TO NIGERIA

SUPREME COURT NULLIFIES ORJI KALU’S CONVICTION

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Friday nullified the conviction of former Abia State governor Orji Uzor Kalu. Senator Kalu was convicted of N7.65billion fraud perpetuated when he was Abia State governor between 1999 and 2007. He was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and his former Abia State director of finance, Ude Udeogu. However, the … Continue reading SUPREME COURT NULLIFIES ORJI KALU’S CONVICTION

GENERAL BURATAI BURIES HIS MOTHER TODAY

After losing his father in 2018, Buratai has also lost his mother. The mom, Kakah Hajja died on Tuesday in Maiduguri. She will be buried this morning in the city. Buratai lost his father, Alhaji Yusuf Buratai, on 9 February 2018. The senior Buratai was an ex-serviceman. He took part in the World War II, by joining … Continue reading GENERAL BURATAI BURIES HIS MOTHER TODAY

LAGOS TO PROSECUTE FUNKE AKINDELE OVER HOUSE PARTY

Nollywood star, Funke Akindele may be prosecuted today. She will be charged before Ogba Magistrate Court 1 at about 11 a.m. The prosecuting team will be from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). Akindele on Saturday organised a house party to celebrate her husband JJC’s birthday at her residence in Amen Estate Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos … Continue reading LAGOS TO PROSECUTE FUNKE AKINDELE OVER HOUSE PARTY

NIGERIA REDUCES PETROL PRICE TO N123.5

The Nigerian Government has reduced the price of petrol from N125 per litre to N123.5. “Motor Spirit pump price hereby announces guiding PMS pump price of N123.50 per litre,” Nigeria’s Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) executive secretary Abdulkadir Saidu said in a statement. “The guiding price which becomes effective 1st April 2020, shall apply … Continue reading NIGERIA REDUCES PETROL PRICE TO N123.5

COVID-19: Kogi closes all entry points, bans motorcycle operations

Gov Yahaya Bello has ordered the closure of all land and water entry points into Kogi State as part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state. The state Commissioner for information, Mr Kingsley Fanwo confirmed this in a statement issued in Lokoja on Wednesday. According to Fanwo, passengers of commercial vehicles … Continue reading COVID-19: Kogi closes all entry points, bans motorcycle operations

COVID-19: DANA AIRLINES SUSPENDS FLIGHTS OPERATIONS

Dana Airlines has announced the suspension of all its scheduled flight operations for 14 days, effective from midnight of March 25. Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, Media and Communications Manager of the airlines, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday. Ezenwa said that the suspension was in response to the recent developments on COVID-19, … Continue reading COVID-19: DANA AIRLINES SUSPENDS FLIGHTS OPERATIONS