President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the European Union for donating the sum of N21 billion (€50 million) to support Nigeria’s efforts at controlling the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The President praised the European body yesterday when he received a delegation to the country, led by Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, at the Aso Villa in […]

136 South Africa nationals were, yesterday, airlifted out of Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. This makes South Africa the ninth country to evacuate its citizens out of the country as a result of the current corona virus in Nigeria. The South Africa Airways SA2259 flight arrived Nigeria, yesterday afternoon, with 17 passengers, […]

The World Health Organisation at the weekend warned against easing restrictions on social distancing too early. Speaking at a Media Briefing, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted that the WHO wants to see restrictions lifted as much as anyone but At the same time believe that , lifting restrictions too quickly could lead to a […]

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday warned President Muhammadu Buhari against cutting down the budget of Health and Education sectors in the proposed 2020 revised budget. A statement signed by the Chairman of the Union, University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Ayo Akinwole, said it is now obvious that government has not learnt anything […]

Governor Ben Ayade, of Cross River, has asked civil servants from grade level 10 to return to work from Tuesday. The governor gave the directive three days after he said there was no need for social distancing if people wore masks. In a statement read by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Christian Ita, the […]

National Forces Alliance say former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has died after contracting the deadly Coronavirus disease. National Forces Alliance in a statement said Jibril died in Cairo, Egypt, where he had been hospitalised for two weeks Jubril served as interim Prime Minister of the opposition government that led the country through the civil […]

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has alerted Nigerians on the circulation of fake chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets. Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye in a statement said NAFDAC was notified by the World Health Organisation of the circulation of the tablets in Cameroon. Adeyeye said the tablets have no […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered distribution of 150 trucks of rice seized by Nigeria Customs Service to the 36 states of the federation. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed said the seized trucks of rice have been handed over to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management for onward distributions […]

Nigeria’s bid to host the 2020 African Women’s Nations Cup has been hit by the rampaging Coronavirus pandemic, forcing the Nigeria Football Federation to halt its campaign for the rights. According to reports, the NFF Secretary-General, Mohammed Sanusi said the federation is currently trying to help the country battle the Coronavirus successfully. Sanusi said NFF […]


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