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…

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…

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,…

SUGAR DADDIES & MUMMIES FUNDING LIFESTYLE OF ACTORS – WALE ADENUGA

Actor and entrepreneur, Wale Adenuga has called for a reform of the nation’s movie industry, saying that actors are suffering needlessly. He noted that most actors are poor but others are getting by through the support of wealthy sugar daddies and sugar mummies. According to him, the lack of structure in the industry has led…

CORONAVIRUS: OYO RECORDS FIRST CASE

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the state. “The COVID-19 confirmation test for the suspected case at Bodija has come back POSITIVE. The result was released at 17:35 PM of March 21, 2020,” Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, said in a statement on Sunday morning. This brings…

WAEC POSTPONES EXAMINATION OVER COVID-19

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Friday postponed indefinitely the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) over the Coronavirus pandemic. The WAEC’s Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Areghan, said in a statement the examination scheduled to begin April 6 was postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. He said the…

CORPS MEMBER DIES IN SLEEP IN AKWA IBOM ORIENTATION CAMP

A corps member serving in Akwa Ibom state reportedly died in her sleep at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Ikot Itie Udung, on Sunday March 15. Mrs Queen Uba Eziuche, a Batch B member with call up number: NYSC/ISU/2020/0562, reportedly went to sleep after the regular morning exercise and she didn’t wake up. The state NYSC coordinator, Mr…