COVID-19: “Lockdown Order Is Backed By Law” -Osinbajo

Regarding the legality of the shutdowns announced by President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, March 29, 2020, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said it is entirely legal, proactive, very relevant, important and backed by law. In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, Prof. Osinbajo […]

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“Makinde Didn’t Contract COVID-19 At Ibadan Rally” -Media Aide

Individuals trying to politicise Oyo State Governor’s case have been warned to desist from doing so and look for ways of supporting the efforts to stop the spread of the virus. Contrary to insinuations in some quarters that Engir Seyi Makinde, who on Monday, March 30, 2020, tested positive to COVID-19, contracted the disease at […]

Police Effect Lock Down Order, Blocks Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

In a bid to curb the COVID-19, the police have blocked the inbound and outbound sections of the Lagos-Ibadan express way, as part of measures to lock down the Lagos metropolis. This move follows the recent order by President Muhammadu Buhari, in line with local and global best practices for curbing the spread of COVID-19. […]

Coronavirus: Nigeria Confirms 20 New Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed twenty new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.  In a tweet on its official handle, the NCDC noted that 13 of the cases were confirmed in Lagos State, four in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two in Kaduna State, and one in Oyo State. Earlier on Monday, […]

Hike In Prices Of Sanitisers: Nigerian Govt Sues Supermarkets, Pharmacies

The Federal Government has filed charges against four Supermarkets and their Proprietors in Abuja for alleged arbitrary hike of prices of sanitisers, handwash liquids, disinfectants, and other anti-bacterial hygiene products. This was contained in a Court documents made available to Channels Television by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Council (FCCPC) on Monday, March 30, […]

Lockdown: “Your ID Card Is Your Pass”, Lai Mohammed Tells

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Identity cards issued to Journalists would serve as their pass. The Minister advised all working Journalists and other Media Staff in Lagos and Ogun States, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to use their valid Identity Cards to access their places […]

“We Expect Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus To Keep Rising” –

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it expects the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country to keep rising. NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who stated this on Monday, March 30, 2020, during his appearance on Channels Television, was hopeful that Nigeria would be able to manage the situation and reverse […]

COVID-19: “Military Ready To Enforce Lockdown In Lagos, Abuja, Ogun”

The Defence Headquarters says the Military is ready to implement the presidential order on the restriction of movement to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche, announced this on Monday, March 30, 2020, while briefing Reporters at the DHQ in Abuja. This comes a […]

COVID-19: Israel Evacuates Over 270 Embassy Officials, Citizens From Abuja

The Israeli Government has commenced the evacuation of its citizens resident in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. According to the Government, this comes as part of efforts to protect its citizens from contacting Coronavirus (COVID-19) which has killed thousands of people around the world. The evacuation was supervised on Sunday, March 29, 2020, by the […]

COVID-19: FG Shuts Lagos, Abuja International Airports

The Federal Government has declared it will shut down the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; and Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja from Monday, March 23, 2020, to contain the coronavirus pandemic, as Nigeria records 10 new cases. The Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu disclosed this in a statement, on Saturday, […]