COVID-19 NEWS: 126 new cases, 59,127 total – NCDC

COVID-19 NEWS: 126 new cases, 59,127 total – NCDC

NCDC COVID-19 NEWS: The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night, reported 126 new COVID-19 cases which sums the country’s coronavirus tally to 59,127 cases. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control on Friday, recorded 126 new covid-19 cases with no death case. NCDC disclosed this on their official tweeter page during the daily COVID-19 news report on Friday night. READ…

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COVID-19 CASE REPORT: 213 new cases, 58,062 total – NCDC

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: 213 new cases, 58,062 total – NCDC

COVID-19 CASE REPORT: The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night, report 213 new COVID-19 cases which sums the country’s coronavirus tally to 58,062 cases. NCDC also, reported two death cases on Friday. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control ,NCDC, disclosed this on their official tweeter page during the daily COVID-19 news report. READ ALSO: Yobe govt shifts LGA election…

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COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: 131 new cases, 56,735 total – NCDC

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: 131 new cases, 56,735 total – NCDC

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night, reported 131 new COVID-19 cases which sum up Nigeria’s coronavirus tally to 56,735. NCDC also, reported two death cases on Thursday. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control ,NCDC, disclosed this on their official tweeter page during the daily COVID-19 news update. READ ALSO: FG launches dashboards to monitor COVID-19 expenses,…

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Nigeria, US meet over visa ban on some Nigerians

Nigeria, US meet over visa ban on some Nigerians

Nigerian government on Wednesday, had a meeting with the United States government over the visa ban on some categories of Nigerians. The meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) had in attendance a Nigerian delegation led by the permanent secretary, MFA, Amb. Mustapha Sulaiman and a US delegation headed by its Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard. READ ALSO: Election…

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Soyinka backs Obasanjo, says Nigeria more divided under Buhari

Soyinka backs Obasanjo, says Nigeria divided under Buhari

The Nigerian elder statesman, academia and playwright, Prof Wole Soyinka, has supported fomer President Olusegun Obasanjo’s claim, saying that the country is more divided under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. Soyinka in a statement signed from his Autonomous Residence of Ijegba, Idi-Aba Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday titled, “Between ‘Dividers-in-chief’ and Dividers-in-law,” said though not a fan of…

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COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: 79 new cases, 56,256 total – NCDC

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: 79 new cases, 56,256 total – NCDC

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday night, report 79 new COVID-19 cases which sums the country’s coronavirus tally to 56,256. NCDC also, reported four death cases on Sunday. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control ,NCDC, disclosed this on their official tweeter page during the daily COVID-19 news update. READ ALSO: FG launches dashboards to monitor COVID-19 expenses,…

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Fayose supports Obasanjo, says Nigeria gradually becoming a failed state

Fayose supports Obasanjo, says Nigeria gradually becoming a failed state

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, says he agrees with former President Olusegun Obasanjo that Nigeria is becoming a failed state and can crumble if nothing urgent is done to address the country challenges. Fayose made this known on Saturday night in an Instagram Live Chat with the Chief Executive Officer, Ovation Media Group, Dele Momodu. Recall that the former president, in…

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COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: 188 new cases, 56,017 total – NCDC

COVID-19 NEWS: 136 new cases, 58,198 total – NCDC

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night, announced the confirmation of 188 new COVID-19 cases which sums the country’s coronavirus tally to 56,017. NCDC also, reported 1 death case on Friday. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control ,NCDC, disclosed this on their official tweeter page during the daily COVID-19 news update. READ ALSO: FG launches dashboards to…

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My life is in danger, Mailafia cries as DSS summons him again

Mailafia accepts DSS invitation over Boko Haram allegations

The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia in a statement, lamented that his life is in danger as the Department of State Security (DSS) summons him again. The invitation is the third time Mailafia has been called upon by the secret police in less than two months. According the former presidential candidate in the…

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Jonathan suggests E-voting for Nigeria, Africa elections

Jonathan suggests E-voting for Nigeria, Africa elections

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that Nigeria and other Countries in Africa should adopt the use of electronic voting, if they must achieve credible elections Jonathan, who now serves as the United Nations Special Envoy on Crisis Management, stated this on Wednesday while speaking on the presidential panel of the Osasu Show Symposium 2020. He said, “To me, if…

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COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: 176 new cases confirmed – NCDC

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: 79 new cases, 56,256 total – NCDC

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday night, announced the confirmation of 176 new COVID-19 cases which brings the country’s coronavirus tally to 55,632. NCDC also, recorded 3 deaths which brings Nigeria’s death toll to 1,070 deaths. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control ,NCDC, disclosed this on their official tweeter page during the daily COVID-19 briefing. The…

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BREAKING: Nigeria’s debt hits N31trn – DMO

BREAKING: Nigeria's debt hits N31trn – DMO

The Debt Management Office on Wednesday released Nigeria’s total public debt stock as of June 30, 2020, and put the country’s entire debt at N31trn, indicating an increase of N2.38trn within a space of three months. Nigeria’s total public debt stock includes the debt stock of the Federal Government, the 36 states, and the Federal Capital Territory. Just as the…

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JUST IN: FG launches new HIV rapid test kit

JUST IN: FG launches new rapid test kit for HIV

As part of efforts to increase the scope and access to HIV testing, especially among people living with HIV/AIDS, the Federal Government Tuesday launched a rapid test kit for the diagnosis of the virus. The kit is said to have a sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of 99.5 percent, 99.4 percent, and 99.3 percent respectively, having fulfilled the World Health Organization’s…

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PETROL HIKE: We won’t allow protest in Borno – Police CP

PETROL HIKE: We won’t allow protest in Borno – Police CP

The Police Command in Borno State in a statement on Tuesday said that the com it will not tolerate any form of protest capable of disrupting the “hard-earned peace in the state’’. DSP Edet Okon, the command spokesman, gave the warning in a statement on Tuesday in Maiduguri. Okon said that available information indicated that some groups were planning protests…

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IBADAN: Workers, Students protest against hike in Petrol price

IBADAN: Workers, Students protest against hike in Petrol price

Some group of students, workers and civil society groups hit the streets of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Tuesday, with a protest to show their displeasure in the recent increase in the price of petrol as well as the hike of electricity tariff. The protesters, who carried placards with different inscriptions to convey their disapproval, while chanting anti-government songs,…

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Petrol price in Nigeria is among the cheapest in Africa – FG

Petrol price in Nigeria is among the cheapest in Africa – FG

The Federal Government on Monday said despite the recent increase in the Petrol price to N162 per litre, the price of the commodity in Nigeria remained among the cheapest in Africa. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this at a press conference in Abuja. Mohammed was joined at the briefing by the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman;…

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Health workers threaten nationwide strike if FG fail to address their demands

Health workers threaten nationwide strike if FG fail to address their demands

Health Workers on Monday threatened to start a Nationwide warning strike on September 13 if the Federal Government fail to address their demands. This is coming against the backdrop of the nationwide strike by resident doctors. Addressing journalists in Abuja, the Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, said that their commitment to resolve issues through dialogue…

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See why Nigeria is afraid of Biafra — MASSOB leader

See why Nigeria is afraid of Biafra — MASSOB leader

Uchenna Madu, the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in a statement on Sunday said that truth, equity, and Justice is the main reason why Nigeria is afraid of Biafra. It also announced September 13, 2020 for the celebration of the 21st anniversary of its formation. The group further vowed that it…

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ASUU condemns increase in Petrol price, Electricity tariff

ASUU condemns increase in Petrol price, Electricity tariff

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) has condemned the increase in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff by the Federal government, saying that the hike will only add more hardship to the already suffering Nigerian masses. Asuu equally frowned at the plans of the government to re-open universities across the country, describing it as an invitation to…

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We have spent N30.5bn on COVID-19 in four months – FG

Federal Government COVID-19 N30.5 billion

According to Ahmed Idris, the Accountant General of the Federation, the Federal Government have spent N30.5 billion on efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak between April and July this year. Idris said that the N30.5 billion represented 84 per cent of the N36.3bn public funds and other donations received by the Federal Government to tackle the covid-19 pandemic. He…

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SOUTHERN KADUNA: El-Rufai blames killings on Religious Leaders

SOUTHERN KADUNA: El-Rufai blames killings on Religious Leaders

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Saturday blamed the killings in Southern Kaduna on the reckless statements by some religious leaders. According to a statement, the governor said this when the National Chairman of Jama’atul Izalatul Bid’ah wa Iqamatul Sunnah, Sheikh Abdullahi Lau, and other Izala leaders paid him a visit on Saturday. Speaking with journalists, El-Rufai noted that…

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COVID-19 NEWS: 162 new cases, total 54,905 – NCDC

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: 79 new cases, 56,256 total – NCDC

COVID-19 NEWS UPDATE: The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday night, announced the confirmation of 162 new COVID-19 cases which brings the country’s coronavirus tally to 54,905. NCDC also, recorded 3 deaths which brings Nigeria’s death toll to 1,054 deaths. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control ,NCDC, disclosed this on it’s official tweeter page during Its COVID-19 daily report. The…

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COVID-19 vaccine will be affordable and accessible – Osinbajo

COVID-19 vaccine will be affordable and accessible – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in a statement on Saturday, siad that Nigeria and Africa at large, lacks funds to pre-pay for the COVID-19 vaccine, he therefore appealed to appealed to Europe to work closely with Africa to ensure that when the vaccine is finally deployed, it should not be on the basis of the highest bidder but rather be made available…

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No going back on protest against Petrol price hike – TUC

No going back on protest against Petrol price hike – TUC

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Saturday says it will not go back on its decision to embark on a protest on Tuesday against the hike in the price of Petrol per litre and electricity tariff despite speculations about a court order stopping the proposed demonstration. The TUC deputy chairman, Mr Chike Onuegbu disclosed that the union had mobilised its…

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Akufo-Addo assures Nigerians of reviewing $1m traders’ levy

Akufo-Addo assures Nigerians of reviewing $1m traders’ levy

Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, on Friday assured Nigerian traders in the country that the government would consider the resolutions reached at a meeting between Nigerian and Ghanaian lawmakers in Accra. Akufo-Addo stated this when the Speaker of Ghanaian Parliament, Mike Oquaye, led his Nigerian counterpart, Femi Gbajabiamila, on a courtesy visit to the president’s office at the Jubilee House, Accra. At…

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BREAKING: FG receives Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

BREAKING: FG receives Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

The Federal Government on Friday received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine. The Russia Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin, delivered the samples to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, during a visit to the ministry in Abuja. Also present at the event were the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora; top management of the Health Ministry and other Nigerian Scientists.…

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FG assures Nigerians Affordable Government Houses

FG assures Nigerians of affordable housing

The Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Federal Housing Authority, FHA, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, who gave the assurance during the official handing over of house keys to the National Housing Fund, NHF,  beneficiaries at Belham Estate, Karasana, Abuja, said, said the government is ready to provide adequate funding for housing development in the country. The estate was built by BAM Estate Holdings with the support from the Federal Housing…

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BREAKING: FG supports full reopening of schools

full reopening of schools

The Federal Government says state governments and school administrators should start making preparations for the full reopening of schools in the country. Recall that the schools in the country were shut on March as part of measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the FG announced the resumption of graduating pupils effective August 4, 2020, to write…

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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS: FG bars Air France, Etihad, others

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS: FG bars Air France, Etihad, others

As international flights resume on September 5, the Federal Government says only approved airlines will be allowed into the country’s airspace. Speaking on Thursday during a briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said only the NAIA and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, would reopen for…

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774,000 JOBS: Ekiti to begin recruitment on Monday

774,000 JOBS: Ekiti to begin recruitment on Monday

The Chairman, Ekiti State Committee on Special Public Works Committee Programme, Biodun Omoleye, said on Thursday that recruitment of qualified applicants for the Federal Government’s 774,000 jobs would begin on Monday. Elitemedia had earlier reported that under the scheme, 1,000 youths are to be recruited per local government across the 774 LG in Nigeria. 16,000 persons are to benefit in the 16…

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