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FG extends phase two of eased lockdown by one week

The federal government on Monday July 27, extended the phase two of the ease of lock-down in the country by one week. Mr Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 who made the announcement said President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the extension of phase two of the eased lockdown which […]

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#BBNaija: Meet the 2020 BBNaija Lockdown housemates

The housemates of the 2020 Big Brother Naija Lockdown edition have been officially unveiled today, July 19. The housemates who come from different states across the country, will be contesting for the grand prize of N30 million; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a […]

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Schools may reopen after ban on interstate lockdown has been lifted- Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba says

Emeka Nwajiuba, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, has suggested that schools may reopen after the ban on interstate travel has been lifted nationwide. The ban was placed by the Federal government as part of measures to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus in the country. The Minister said this at the daily briefing […]

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Lockdown won’t go longer than necessary – President Buhari assures Nigerians

President Buhari has assured Nigerians that the current lockdown put in place to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus, will not go longer than necessary as it would be ”reviewed from time to time to ease the increasing hardships on the people”. The President gave the assurance in his Eid-el-Fitri message to Muslims. A […]

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President Buhari receives post lockdown report from COVID-19 task force team (photos)

President Buhari today Sunday, May 17, received a situation report from members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. The President in March, imposed a lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The lockdown was eased on May 4 and replaced with a ban on interstate travels and a curfew […]

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China puts a second city under lockdown in the space of four days amid raising fears of a Coronavirus comeback

A second Chinese city has gone into lockdown today amid growing fears of a second wave of infections in China. The north-eastern city of Jilin, with a population of more than four million, shut down its borders and suspended public transport on Wednesday, with all residents not allowed to enter or leave their residential compounds […]

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Coronavirus lockdown: 22 traders transported in container, arrested in Rivers state

22 traders who violated the lockdown order given by the Rivers State government has been arrested. entering the state from Anambra and neighbouring Abia State. The traders who entered into the state from Anambra and neighbouring Abia State claimed they are not aware of the lockdown order in the state. The driver of the truck, […]

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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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Coronavirus lockdown: NTA staff allegedly brutalized by soldiers in Ondo

Soldiers of the 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Cantonment in Akure, Ondo State has been accused of allegedly assaulting a staff of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). The Engineer who disclosed that the incident occurred at Ondo Road where the NTA and the Barracks are located, said all his plea stating he was on his way […]

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Breaking: President Buhari extends lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, FCT by 14 days

President Buhari has extended the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja by 2 weeks. He announced this during his speech this evening. He said; The increase in the number of States with positive cases is alarming. The National Centre for Disease Control has informed me that, a large proportion of new infections are now occurring […]

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Lockdown may be extended if you don’t behave yourselves – Lai Mohammed tells Nigerians

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has warned that the lockdown order issued by President Buhari on Sunday March 29, might be extended if Nigerians don’t behave themselves. The Minister disclosed this at a press conference by the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus in Abuja on Friday April 3. Lai Mohammed urged Nigerians to […]

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Covid-19: Single Mother of three jumps into the river over lockdown

A woman who defied the coronavirus stay-at-home order in Osun State, was on Wednesday rescued by some residents after she jumped into the Osun River at Ogo-Oluwa area of Osogbo. The woman, identified as Kafayat Alake, could have drowned but was lucky as some concerned residents who had seen her walking on the bridge promptly […]

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FG says markets in lockdown states can open between 10am to 2pm every 48 hours

The Federal Government has said that markets in states currently observing a lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic are allowed to open between the hours of 10am and 2 pm every 48 hours. The National co-ordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Aliyu Sani, announced this during the daily press briefing by the taskforce in Abuja […]

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Rwandan police shoot dead two people who defied coronavirus lockdown orders

Rwandan police shot and killed two people who defied lockdown orders imposed by the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The two men in their twenties “attempted to tussle with officers,” Rwanda National Police spokesman John Bosco Kabera said by phone Wednesday, Bloomberg reports. Rwanda began a two-week lockdown on March 22, restricting […]

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Mali on lockdown after first two coronavirus cases

Mali has announced a nationwide curfew on Wednesday March 25 by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, after the West African country reported its first two coronavirus cases same day. The two patients are Malian nationals, a 49 year-old woman from Bamako and a 62 year-old man living in Kayes. They arrived in the country from France […]