COVID-19: THREE COMMISSIONERS, FIVE LAWMAKERS, ONE SPECIAL ADVISER TEST POSITIVE

At least three out of 21 commissioners in Gombe State, one special adviser and five members of the State House of Assembly have tested positive for COVID-19. The confirmation came after sample tests were conducted on the directive of the state governor last week. The confirmation was made by the Gombe State commissioner of information,…

LAGOS RECORDS 5 COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday announced five COVID-19 related deaths for Lagos State, increasing the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 72. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that  NCDC made the disclosure in its COVID-19 Situation Report for June 8. According to NCDC, seven COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the…

ABIA STATE GOVERNOR, IKPEAZU TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

Ikpeazu had gone into isolation before his result returned positive, and had directed the deputy governor to act on his behalf. Disclosing this in a statement obtained by TheCable, on Monday, John Okiyi Kalu, the states commissioner for information said “on Saturday, 30th May, 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and…

OSUN RELAXES LOCKDOWN FOR 14 DAYS

Osun state governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday, announced new set of guidelines that would guide the second phase of the gradual reopening of the state’s economy, following the lockdown imposed by the government in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. He said all major markets would remain shut, while other markets would be opened…

PDP TO FG: REDUCE FUEL PRICE TO N70

The Peoples Democratic Party has asked the Federal Government to stop fleecing Nigerians with high fuel price by immediately reducing the pump price to N70 per liter to reflect the appropriate pricing template following the fall in the price of crude oil in the international market. The party said this in a statement by its…

CHURCHES AND MOSQUES TO REOPEN AS FG LIFTS BAN

The federal government has lifted the ban on religious gathering across the country.The government had imposed the ban two months ago to check the spread of coronavirus. But at the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the PTF,…

PRESIDENT BUHARI CAME TO ‘STEAL, KILL AND DESTROY’ – FEMI FANI-KAYODE

Former Aviation Minister and critic, Femi Fani-Kayode, said the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 has plunged the country into darkness. Fani-Kayode said this while reacting to a statement credited to Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s spokesman. Femi Adesina had said, “Buhari’s emergence in 2015 saved Nigeria’s collapse” Adesina also stated that Buhari’s administration came…

BUHARI SEEKS FRESH $5.513BN LOAN

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives to request for the approval of fresh external borrowings totalling $5.513bn. Buhari, in the letter read by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on Thursday, said the funds were for 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical projects, and some states…

NIGERIANS ARE LUCKY TO HAVE BUHARI AS A PRESIDENT – FEMI ADEDINA

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, has said that Nigerians are lucky to have a leader like his principal at a time like this. Adesina stated this via his social media handle while dismissing attempts to pitch him against his boss, the president. According to him, he is a…

FCT MINISTERS DIRECTS MARKETS IN ABUJA TO OPEN THRICE PER WEEK

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has directed all markets in the nation’s capital to open thrice a week in order to mitigate the sufferings of residents who find it difficult to buy foodstuffs because of the COVID-19 lockdown. Bello said that with effect from Monday, May 25th, 2020, the number…

GOVERNOR UMAHI BANS CATTLE MOVEMENT IN EBONYI STATE

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has banned movements of cattle in the state capital, Abakaliki and its environs with immediate effect. Umahi made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abakaliki during a statewide broadcast. “I have told relevant security agencies in the state that I will no longer tolerate seeing cows within the centenary city and…

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…

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,…