Gbadamosi, Naira Marley in police custody over Funke Akindele’s party

    The former governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi, as well as pop singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, have been taken into custody by the police. The Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, who disclosed this in a statement, said both men turned themselves in after flouting the state government’s restriction order on social distancing. He noted that they were among those who attended a party organised by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele Bello. “About seven persons among several others…

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Ogun deploys 900 workers to fumigate markets, public spaces

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    The Ogun State government on Tuesday began the fumigation of all public spaces across the state, including markets and motor parks, in its bid to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, who spoke during the flag-off of the exercise at Kuto market, Abeokuta, disclosed that no fewer than 900 workers have been deployed for the exercise. Talabi was accompanied by three commissioners, Dr Adeola Odedina (Agriculture), Hon. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun (Environment), and Barr. Femi Ogunbanwo (Special Duties), among other top government…

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COVID-19: RCCG hands over ventilators, medical equipment to Ogun

      The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has handed over some medical equipment to the Ogun State government as part of his church’s contributions to the fight against coronavirus pandemic in the state. The medical equipment included two ventilators, two Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, two infusion pumps, one vital signs monitor and one suctioning machine. The handing over took place on Tuesday at the Redemption Camp, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, who…

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Oyo confirms two new cases of Covid-19

  *As Kwara locks down Offa to contain virus   The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has announced that two new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the state. Makinde, Head of the COVID-19 Task Force in the state, disclosed this Tuesday evening in a tweet on his official Twitter account. According to the tweet, Makinde wrote: “The COVID-19 confirmation test for two suspected cases came back POSITIVE, today. One of the new cases is a 28-year-old woman who returned to the country from the United Arab…

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JUST IN: NCDC confirms 16 new COVID-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19 across the country. This was announced in a tweet on Tuesday night. Of the new cases, Lagos has 10, two in the federal capital territory and Oyo, respectively, while Delta and Katsina recorded one case each. The number of discharged cases has also risen to 44. Nigeria has now recorded a total of 254 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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COVID-19: Gbajabiamila queries cash payment to vulnerable Nigerians

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    Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila Tuesday questioned the manner of selection and implementation of cash payment to vulnerable Nigerians through the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government and called for an enabling legislation in line with global best practices. Gbajabiamila made this position known at a meeting with the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk. He insisted that there was the need for the ministry to work with lawmakers who are closer to the people as…

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Covid-19: UITH places Prof. Salami on indefinite suspension

      Authorities of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) have disclosed that they had placed no fewer than 28 medical staff that had contact with the deceased suspected COVID-19 patient on self-isolation. Kwara State on Monday recorded two cases of COVID-19 allegedly caused by their contact with a suspected late coronavirus patient. Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Prof Abdullah Yusuf, also told reporters in Ilorin, the state capital, that the management had ordered the immediate suspension of one Prof. Alakija Salami for alleged unethical conduct.…

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Govs, World Bank mobilise to mitigate COVID-19 impact

Onyekachi Eze Abuja   N igerian governors said they are collaborating with the World Bank to mitigate the economic and social effects of the global coronavirus pandemic on Nigerians.     The governors, at a meeting on Sunday, also want to handle the distribution of palliatives provided by Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) set up by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).     Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, in a communiqué at the end of the meeting, said the governors are working with…

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