Category Archives: Breaking

Buhari Finally Addresses Nigerians, Orders Lockdown Of Lagos, Abuja And Ogun For Two Weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally heed to the call of Nigerians after many demanded for him to address the Nation on the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The National Broadcast which was announced earlier today by the President’s media team was disseminated via the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Sunday, 9th March 2020 at 7pm. The full transcript of the speech reads:…

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Chief Medical Director Of UCH Ibadan Reveals He’s Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Prof Jesse A. Otegbayo, the Chief Medical Director of University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State has tested positive for Coronavirus. He confirmed the development in a statement personally signed by him on Sunday. Otegbayo said his coronavirus test result returned positive on Saturday, March 28, 2020, adding that all staff members who have been in contact…

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Nigeria’s Immigration Comptroller-General Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Comptroller-General of Immigration,  Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for coronavirus, The Punch reports. The CG, who was said to have disclosed the news in a WhatsApp message to the newspaper early this morning, explained that he is already on self-isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom on March 22. He stated, “Today, I…

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Lagos Task Force Officials Allegedly Damage Goods While Invading Market In Obalende

Social media users have called out Lagos Law Enforcement officials after being allegedly accused of invading and destroying foodstuff at Obalende Market, Lagos State. This action was reportedly carried out due to the lockdown order by the State Government in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus and facilitate social distancing. The photos were…

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has tested positive for the deadly novel pandemic, Coronavirus. “Earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the Covid-19 test,” El-Rufai said in a video posted on Twitter on Saturday. “The result came in this evening, and I regret to say that it is positive.” The governor said he is already in…

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Senator Ben Murray Bruce Finally Lays His Late Wife, Evelyn To Rest

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce and his children has finally buried his wife of 41 years, Evelyn Murray-Bruce, on Saturday, March 28th. He shared photos from the funeral on Twitter and wrote; “’We are made from earth, and we return to earth. Today, we buried my beautiful wife, and mum to our beautiful children and grandchildren, Evelyn Murray-Bruce,” he tweeted. Sen. Murray-Bruce announced…

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Lagos State Government Sets Up Free Food Bank Amid Coronavirus Scare

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu today announced that Lagos state has set up an emergency food bank. Sanwo-Olu said the economic stimulus package is to help cushion the effects of the #StayAtHome directive to stop the spread of COVID-19. “I am happy to announce an economic stimulus package to help our residents cushion the effects of our #StayAtHome directive…

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Oyo Imposes Compulsory Curfew After Identifying 84 Suspected Coronavirus Cases

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state after two new confirmed cases were confirmed and 84 new suspected infections discovered. Makinde made this known via a series of tweets on Saturday morning. This is coming a few hours after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced that Oyo had…

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US To Evacuate Citizens In Nigeria Due To Increase In Coronavirus Cases

The US government has revealed plans to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria despite airport closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. The US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria made this known on Friday evening through a notice titled ‘Health Alert: US Mission in Nigeria.’ In the notice, the American citizens in Nigeria were advised to be in…

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