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Abia government imposes curfew in Aba and Umuahia

Abia State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Aba and Umuahia following a clash between hoodlums and the police in the two major cities. The curfew began from 6pm on Tuesday October 20 and will be effective till further notice. The commissioner for information, John Kalu also stated that at least two police officers were […]

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Don’t embarrass government with your report on #EndSARS crisis – NBC warns media houses

The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has given a new directive to media houses on how to report the #EndSARS crisis in the country. The regulatory body in a statement released on Tuesday October 20, stated that the new directive is aimed at preventing embarrassment to individuals, organisations, government or cause disaffection, incite to panic or rift […]

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Lagos state government shuts down schools over #ENDSARS protests

The Lagos state government has ordered the immediate closure of all schools in the state following the ongoing End SARS protest. The order was contained in a statement released on Monday October 19 by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi. The statement  quoted the state Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, as saying that […]

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Rivers state government bans #EndSARS protest in the state

Rivers state government has banned all forms of #EndSARS protest in the state. The state Commissioner for information said in a statement released that there is no reason for protesters to gather against #Endsars since the Inspector General of Police has dissolved all SARS formations across the country. Nsirim further noted that violators will be […]

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Lagos government imposes N20/trip levy on Uber, Bolt and others

Ride-hailing operators in Lagos state will from August 27, start paying a levy of N20 known as road improvement fund on each trip their drivers make in a day. The agreement was reached on Friday August 14, after a three-hour meeting between the Lagos state government and e-hailing ride operators. In a statement signed by […]

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U.S government advises citizens against travelling to Nigeria

The United States government has warned its citizens against travelling to Nigeria for security reasons. In the advisory published on the website of its Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Americans were warned against travelling to Borno, Yobe and the Northern part of Adamawa State due to terrorism. Americans were also advised against travelling […]

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Al-Qaeda is penetrating North West region of Nigeria – US government alerts Nigerian government

The United States government says members of the deadly Al-Qaeda insurgent group have started penetrating the North-Western part of Nigeria. The Cable reports that Dagvin Anderson, commander of the US special operations command, Africa, made this known during a press briefing. According to the report, Anderson said “We have engaged with Nigeria and continue to […]

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Lagos state government lifts ban on religious activities, worship services to commence June 19

The Lagos state government has lifted the ban on religious gatherings in the state. The ban was implemented as part of measures to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus in the state. At a press briefing this afternoon, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said religious organizations in the state can be reopened from Friday, […]

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You can’t remove heads of government agencies – SGF, Boss Mustapha tells ministers

A new procedure for the removal of heads of public agencies in the country has been issued by the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha. In the circular issued on Tuesday May 19 after the Minister of Power Sale Mamman, announced the removal of Usman Mohammed as managing director of the […]

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Rivers state government withdraws charges against Caverton helicopter and its pilots

The Rivers state government has withdrawn its charges against Caverton helicopters and two of its pilots who were arrested weeks ago for violating the Executive Order issued by Governor Nyesom Wike on movement in the state. The Rivers state Government made a formal withdrawal of the charges on Tuesday May 19. Paulinus Nsirim, the state’s […]

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Nasarawa government traces 74 contacts of lawmaker who died of Coronavirus; imposes total lockdown over rise in casess

The Nasarawa State Government has traced 74 contacts directly linked with the late Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA) Adamu Suleiman Ibrahim, who died from complications related to coronavirus last week. A total lockdown has also been imposed on Nasarawa Local Government Area, hometown of the late lawmaker. Governor Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule announced […]

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Lagos state government discharges 60 COVID-19 patients

Sixty more COVID-19 patients have been discharged by the Lagos State government to reunite with their families. Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who announced this on Twitter, said the patients comprising 40 males and 20 females, all Nigerians, were discharged today April 5. ”Today, we discharged 60 #COVID19 Lagos patients; 40 males and 20 […]

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Lagos state government arraigns clergyman ‘Jehovah Sharp Sharp’, 2 others for violating lockdown order

The Lagos State Government today Wednesday April 22, arraigned the General Overseer of Resurrection Praise Ministries for Africa, Bishop Samson Benjamin aka Jehovah Sharp Sharp, before an Igbosere Magistrate court for violating the presidential lockdown order. Bishop Benjamin was on Tuesday April 21, arrested in front of the Chinese Embassy in Lagos where he allegedly […]

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Kano government arrests Imam for holding Juma’at prayer amid Coronavirus lockdown

The Imam of Gwammaja Mosque has been arrested by the Kano State for holding Juma’at prayer, in spite of a lockdown order issued to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Recall that the Kano State government had ordered a total lockdown in the state for seven days after four cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, starting from […]

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COVID 19: Lagos state government commences house to house search for infected persons

Lagos State Government says it has commenced a house to house search for individuals infected with COVID-19 in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this during a joint Press briefing on COVID-19 intervention held in Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday April 9, stated that the Coronavirus case identification campaign tagged […]

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Ondo state government grants churches permission to hold Easter Sunday service

Churches in Ondo State has been granted permission to hold Easter celebration services on Sunday April 12 despite the total ban on public gatherings in the state due to the Coronavirus pandemic. A statement released by the chairman of Ondo chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN), Reverend John Oladapo, today Wednesday April 8, said […]

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COVID-19: Lagos state government to provide free medical services for pregnant women, others all through the month of April

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, today announced that the state government would be offering free medical services to pregnant women and other persons with health emergencies in the state all through the month of April. While speaking at a press briefing on Saturday April 4, the governor said the free medical services is part […]

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Lagos state government orders closure of all markets except those selling food and other essentials

The Lagos state government has ordered the closure of all markets in the state except those selling food, water, drugs and other essentials. Governor Sanwo-Olu made the announcement during a press conference today March 24th. The markets are to close beginning from Thursday March 26th to April 1st.

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Chinese government donate medical kits to Nigerian government as Coronavirus persists (photo)

As Nigeria battles the Coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese government have donated locally-sourced PPEs & medical supplies to help protect healthcare workers. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, made this known on his Twitter handle. @NigeriaGov is thankful for robust support from multilateral & bilateral partners like @UN_Nigeria who offered prompt support and China_Emb_NG who donated locally-sourced […]

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Edo state government bans public gathering after recording first coronavirus case

Edo State government has placed a ban on public gathering of over 50 persons in the state after the first case of Coronavirus was recorded in the state today March 23rd. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its verified Twitter handle announced the first case of the viral disease in the state today. […]