Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder (APLSCD) on Wednesday said the Covid-19 pandemic has hieghtened their sufferings and further rendered them incapacitated in view of their peculiar nature. The group also lamented increase in prices of their medications and hospital bills...
The Nasarawa State Governnor Engr Abdullahi Sule said plans are on to revive the moribund N5.4 bn Farin-Ruwa Independent Power Plant, awarded in 2004, by the first civilian governor of the state, Senator Abdullahi Adamu. He was speaking shortly after inspecting the 15.5km...
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has regretted the lingering strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). He accused the leadership of the union of deceiving its members, describing the Union's action as laughable. Speaking weekend...
The Federal Government of Nigeria has penalised a British airline company, Flair jet, for operating commercial flights into Nigeria without approval amidst lockdown. This was announced by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Sunday via his Twitter handle, where he said the...
The Government of Anambra State has debunked reports making the rounds on social media purporting that the state government used concrete and cement to block the boundary between Anambra and Delta state. In a Press Statement issued by Okoro C. Benedict, Personal Assistant...
No fewer than 200 Nigerians evacuated from the United Kingdom over two weeks ago have been confirmed COVID 19 negative. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), made this known after a short protest by the returnees over the non-issuance of the result,...
A COVID 19 patient who was said to be pregnant has given birth to a baby boy in Lagos State. This was contained in a press statement from the state government. It noted that the baby was delivered on Saturday, through a caesarean...
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his resolve to listen to science before allowing traditional or any new medicines to be administered on Nigerians. Buhari stated this Saturday at the State House, Abuja, while receiving the Madagascan native formulation against the Covid-19 pandemic from...
The Osun government has confirmed three new cases of coronavirus in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, in a statement on Wednesday in Osogbo, said that the new cases were contacts of previously confirmed cases in the state.
Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic are on their way home. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 160 Nigerians, including eight infants, made the first batch of evacuees. They are returning aboard an Ethiopian...
The Bauchi State Government on Saturday confirmed the death of one Coronavirus patient and dispelled the rumours of multiple deaths in Azare Katagum Local Government Area of the state. The state Chairman of the Task Force on COVID-19 and Lassa fever, Alhaji Baba...
The Cross River Government and Security operatives on Saturday intercepted and sent back another set of trucks carrying no fewer than 30 Quoranic education pupils “Almajiri”  at the Gakem-Benue border in Cross River. Dr Betta Edu, the Chairperson, Cross River COVID-19 Taskforce, told...
Over 250 British nationals departed Nigeria for the UK on Friday on a special return chartered flight organised between the UK and Nigerian governments. The British High Commissioner for Nigeria, Catriona Laing, made this known in a statement on Friday.
IMO, Owerri The Imo State Police Command has debunked in its entirety the news making the rounds on social media that a man whose name was giving as Ezekiel Anorue smashed his own new-born baby on the floor in Imo State.
The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has defended his labeling of the repatriated $311 million looted by the former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha, as ‘Abacha assets’. Malami had come under heavy criticism on social...
With the ease of lockdown in Abuja yesterday banks were flooded with many customers who had issue of seizure of their ATM cards during the period of the lockdown. This situation was aggravated by the fact that all the banks did not open...
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate posting of new Police Commissioners to Imo, Adamawa, and Plateau States. This was contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, DCP Frank Mba, on Tuesday.
The Directorate of State Service (DSS) in Edo has denies invading the residence or arresting anyone associated with Chief Taiwo Akerele, former Chief of Staff (CoS) to Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo. Mr Sheikh Waziri, DSS Director in Edo, told the News Agency...
Gov Seyi Makinde has directed state civil and public servants on grade level 13 and above to resume at their respective duty posts on Monday, April 27. Makinde gave the directive on Saturday while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State COVID-19...
The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has ordered for the re-opening of church services in the state. Governor Obiano stated this during a statewide broadcast stressing that worshipers must wear face masks and enforce all WHO guidelines during worship, including, regular hand...
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has on Saturday morning, thanked the people of Borno for high level of compliance with the lockdown order he gave. Zulum said he will recommend the relaxation of the statewide lockdown on Monday and Thursday to enable residents shop...
No fewer than 1,909 persons have been arrested by the police in Abuja for violating the presidential lockdown order. The Commissioner of Police in the FCT, Bala Ciroma, disclosed on Friday that 1,736 were convicted by 13 mobile courts, adding that 145 persons...
Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has signed the State Procurement Bill into law. Engineer Sule signed the Nasarawa State Procurement Bill into law at a brief ceremony, which held at the Government House, on Friday.  Speaking shortly after appending...
OGOJA, Nigeria, The Africa Now Foundation is pleased to support hundreds of Cameroonian household refugees in Nigeria with personal protective items and basic palliatives to cushion the excruciating impacts of the lockdown in the country. Over the last three...
By: Kelechi Deca Abuja, Nigeria, The Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) is a not-for-profit policy institute committed to supporting Nigeria’s effective management of her natural resources for public good. As the covid-19 health crisis persists, attempts to...