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Coronavirus kills 2 in Nigeria as cases rise to 210

  The cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria continue to rise, as do deaths. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said that two people have died of coronavirus in Lagos and Edo States. “Two new deaths have been recorded in Lagos and...

Lockdown: President Buhari signs COVID-19 Regulations 2020

  President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared coronavirus a dangerous infectious disease. President Buhari Monday signed the regulations in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act...

Lagos bans events of more than 20 people

  Lagos state government announced on Saturday that the state will adhere to guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus and prohibit events that draw more than 20 people. The Federal Ministry of Health had on Saturday confirmed 10...

Coronavirus: Church buildings left empty as thousands of worshipers move online

  With swiftly changing circumstances and new guidelines regarding COVID-19 in relation to large gatherings, churches have turned to livestreaming, garnering millions of views. Bishop David Oyedepo's Winners Chapel Tuesday Live Service tagged " Convenant Hour of Prayer witnessed unprecedented online...

Abuja Doctors Commence Indefinite Strike

  Medical doctors in Nigeria under the aegis of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), have announced an indefinite strike amid anxiety over coronavirus. ARD President, Roland Aigbovo, said the FCT Administration had failed to pay them basic salaries for more than...

How employers can fight Coronavirus at the workplace

  Information and statistics on the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, are changing rapidly creating worry, chaos and misinformation to be spread along with the illness. Health officials urge workplaces and employers to protect their employees against the deadly virus that has rippled...

Victor Olaiya, highlife music legend dead at 90

Victor Olaiya, highlife music star, legendary singer and multi-instrumentalist with an ear-to-ear smile who headlined the radio and TV shows for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 90. Olaiya was born on 31 December 1930, in  Calabar, Cross River...

1,300MW Abuja Power Plant: NNPC Secures $1.16Million USTDA Grant

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has secured a grant from the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to facilitate the establishment of a 1,350Megawatts (MW) Independent Power Plant in Abuja. The $1.16million USTDA grant would be deployed for...

VP Osinbajo pledges more infrastructure, investment in Buhari’s second term

  The vice president Prof Yemi Osinbajo has revealed the Federal Government will continue to implement game-changing infrastructure projects around the country to connect the nation’s economic zones and drive economic development. “We expect that the infrastructure projects of the Federal...

Buhari won’t handover to looters – Presidency

  ....Buhari will not hand pick successor   The Presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari will not handpick his successor neither will he handover to those who will take the country back and erase the successes of his administration on the fight...

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Coronavirus kills 2 in Nigeria as cases rise to 210

  The cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria continue to rise, as do deaths. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said that two people have died...

COVID-19 Palliatives: Beneficiaries now 2.6m people, says Minister

      More than 2.6 million people have benefitted from cash transfer under the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP), the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster...

COVID-19: FG says set to evacuate Nigerians from other countries

  The Federal Government has offered a reprieve for Nigerian nationals living abroad who are desirous of returning to the country following the spread of...