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COVID-19 Fund hits N19.48 bn – CBN

The Nigeria COVID-19 Fund set up by the Nigeria Private Sector Coalition Against Coronavirus (CACOVID) has recorded about N19.48 billion as at April 3, 2020. The account is domiciled at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) following the inauguration of...

COVID-19: Fake News Antithetical, Distracting Fight, says Lai Mohammed     

  In spite of caution, the spate of fake news and misinformation by Nigerians is on the rise and distracting the fight against Coronavirus,  Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. He said government was worried about unverified local therapies for...

Samuel L Jackson, Ludacris Obtain Gabonese Citizenship as More Americans Move to Africa

  American rapper and actor Ludacris, whose real name is  Christopher Brian Bridges, is the latest United States celebrity to take the nationality of an African country. Ludacris uploaded on twitter pictures of his Gabonese passports recently confirming that his mother...

NNPC to Law Enforcement Agencies: Allow Tanker Drivers To Distribute Petrol During Lockdown

    In anticipation of possible harassment of tanker drivers by security agencies during COVID-19 lockdown across the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has appealed to them to allow free movement of tankers on the highways.   President Muhammadu Buhari and...

COVID-19 Lockdown/Restrictions: FG warns violators

      … plans to reach 11m people nationwide for palliatives       Violators of the Federal Government’s restrictions following a lockdown of some states and the Federal Capital Territory may soon incur the wrath of the authorities, the Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce...

Chief of Staff Abba Kyari Says He’s ‘Fine’ Despite Coronavirus Diagnosis

  The Chief of Staff to the President Abba Kyari is giving hope to those infected by the coronavirus … he said on Sunday that he’s “fine” despite his diagnosis last week.   " I am writing to let you know that...

US not recruiting foreign medical professionals – US Embassy Nigeria

  The U.S Mission in Nigeria Friday said the United States is not recruiting foreign medical professionals to assist COVID-19 response. The US Embassy said the information gone viral in Nigeria and other African countries is incorrect. Only medical professional with...

Britain Planning Flights to Evacuate Citizens from Nigeria

    The British Embassy is planning flights to evacuate staff, family members and willing citizens from Nigeria, the ambassador said Thursday. " We are exploring a range of options for sending staff and dependents home, as there are no commercial options...

COVID-19: FG Releases N10bn To Lagos, N1bn To Pharmaceutical Companies

  In a bold move to combat COVID-19 scourge, the Federal Government says it will release N10 billion to the Lagos State Government and another N1 billion grant to some pharmaceutical companies in the country. The Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan...
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COVID-19 Fund hits N19.48 bn – CBN

The Nigeria COVID-19 Fund set up by the Nigeria Private Sector Coalition Against Coronavirus (CACOVID) has recorded about N19.48...
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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...