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PHOTOS: Police Block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway As Lock Down Order Takes Effect

As part of plans to effectively lock down the Lagos metropolis, the police have blocked the inbound and outbound sections of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. 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. In his nationwide broadcast on Sunday, President... Continue Reading →

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COVID-19: Give Nigerians One-Month Free Subscription, Keyamo Tells DSTV, Others

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has asked direct broadcast satellite service providers in Nigeria to support the fight against COVID-19 by giving Nigerians an extension on their current subscription.  In a series of tweets on Monday, Mr. Keyamo urged DSTV and Star-Times to extend existing subscriptions by one month, to... Continue Reading →

President Buhari Signs COVID-19 Regulations 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared COVID-19 a dangerous infectious disease. This according to Femi Adesina the special adviser to the President, is in line with the exercising of the powers conferred on Buhari by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and... Continue Reading →

Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown, Electricity Bills To Increase On Wednesday

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission had made the disclosure in its December 2019 Minor Review of Multi-Year Tariff Order 2015 and Minimum Remittance Order for the Year 2020. The decision to implement the increment has however not been suspended by the NERC despite the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A top source at Ikeja... Continue Reading →

COVID-19: Oyo Coronavirus Cases Hit Seven, Traces 101 Contacts

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Oyo State was seven as of Monday. It was learned that the blood samples of some persons being located through contact tracing had already been sent to the diagnostic center. The state Incident Manager, Dr. Olabode Ladipo, who spoke in a telephone interview with Punch correspondent on Monday,... Continue Reading →

#COVID-19 UPDATE: 20 New Cases Confirmed As Nigeria’s Toll Hits 131

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night announced 20 more new cases of coronavirus. “Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State,” NCDC tweeted. “As at 09:00 pm 30th March, there are 131 confirmed cases of #COVID19... Continue Reading →

Nigerians Call Out Davido To Redo His COVID-19 Test After Seyi Makinde & Chioma Tested Positive

Nigerians who reacted to Governor Seyi Makinde disclosure of testing positive for coronavirus, have asked Davido who was spotted with him days ago to run the test he turned out negative for again. Recall that before Governor Makinde announced his test result, Davido disclosed that he and his son tested negative for the coronavirus. His... Continue Reading →

#Covid-19: “We’ve Started Immediate Cash Transfer To Poorest Households” – FG Says

Sadiya Farouk, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development, says the ministry has commenced cash transfer to poorest households in the country to cushion the effect of the coronavirus pandemic. The minister said this during a press briefing by the presidential task force on the disease in Abuja, on Monday The Cable reports.... Continue Reading →

Federal Government Sues Abuja Supermarkets For Hiking Price Of Sanitizers And Other Materials

The Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) is to prosecute four supermarkets and their proprietors in Abuja for the alleged arbitrary hike of prices of sanitizers, hand-wash liquids, disinfectants, and other anti-bacterial hygiene products. Court documents obtained by PREMIUM TIMES on Friday named the four supermarkets, which also include their pharmacies as Prince Ebeano... Continue Reading →

‘There is no relationship between bleaching and Kingdom of God’ – Etinosa slams Apostle Suleman

Nollywood actress, Idemudia Etinosa has taken a swipe at the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman over his recent comment about bleaching. The cleric had described those who bleach as fraudsters in a recent sermon at the headquarters of his church in Auchi, Edo State. Apostle Suleman added that those who... Continue Reading →

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