COVID-19: Madagascar Re-Imposes Lockdown As Case Rise

Madagascar’s Presidency announced on Sunday that it  has placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge in coronavirus infections. “The Analamanga region (under which the capital is situated) is returning to full lockdown,” the presidency said in a statement. The announcement is coming barely two months after the restrictions were eased. […]

Coronavirus: “Oyo Govt Yet To Relax Ban On Religious Activities,

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, headed by Governor Seyi Makinde, has said it was yet to relax the ban on religious activities and the curfew imposed as a result of the pandemic. According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to State Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Task Force made its position public […]

Kano Govt Eases Lockdown, Summons Market Leaders

The Kano State Government has eased the lockdown which was imposed on the state in accordance with the Federal Government’s directive and summoned an emergency meeting with market leaders on how to ensure strict observance of safety and prevention protocols in markets and business places. The State’s Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, noted in […]

COVID-19: PTF Extends Gradual Easing Of Lockdown By Two Weeks

The Chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, announced on Monday that it has extended the gradual easing of the lockdown by two weeks. The PTF Chairman disclosed this during the briefing of the members of the task force in Abuja, the nation’s […]

FAAN Says No Guidelines For Flights Resumption Yet

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, says it is yet to release any guideline for post-Coronavirus flight resumption. This was disclosed by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, in a statement issued on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Mrs. Yakubu said although FAAN is working “carefully and seriously” on releasing guidelines […]

COVID-19: Oyo Govt To Make Security Agents At Border Points

Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has embarked on an inspection tour to the State’s borders with neighbouring States, declaring that the State Government will make Security Officers manning the border points comfortable. The Governor also stated that the State will ensure strict compliance with the inter-State lockdown order agreed upon by Governors of the […]

COVID-19: Kaduna Govt Extends Lockdown By 30 Days

The Kaduna State Government has extended the state lockdown by 30 days.  Governor Nasir El-Rufai disclosed this via his Twitter handle on Sunday evening, April 26, 2020. The governor’s statement as posted on Twitter reads: KADUNA UPDATE: Malam Nasir Elrufai  has extended the quarantine orders in the state for another 30 days, effective from April […]

“Nigeria’s Airports Will Remain Shut For Two More Weeks” -Aviation

Airports in Nigeria will not be reopened on Thursday, April 23, 2020, as earlier scheduled, instead, they will remain shut for two more weeks. A statement from the Ministry of Aviation affirmed this on Monday, April 20, 2020. According to the statement by the Director of Public Affairs in the Ministry, Mr James Odaudu, the […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross River Begins Payment of ₦30,000 To Youths

Cross River State Government has began the monthly payment of 30,000 naira stipends to beneficiaries of the Youth Employment and Social Support Operation, YESSO, as a way to cushion effect of COVID-19 lockdown on poor residents. The disbursement is in collaboration with the World Bank. The State Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, Mr Inyang Asibong, […]