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COVID-19: Police To Enforce Orders On Mass Gatherings During Eid el-Fitr In Nigeria

As Muslim faithful prepare to celebrate Eid el-Fitr on Monday and Tuesday, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has warned against mass gathering in Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Ogun. The IGP who issued the warning in statement shared via the Nigerian Police Force’s Twitter handle, advised Nigerians to go about their Eid el-Fitr celebrations…

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UPDATE: Hundred Of Stranded Nigerians Evacuated From Saudi Arabia

The Federal Government has confirmed the evacuation and arrival of two hundred and ninety-two Nigerians from Saudi Arabia due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, who disclosed this on Twitter on Wednesday morning, said the evacuees were mostly women and children. “We received 292 evacuees stranded in Saudi Arabia yesterday.…

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Lady Laments Losing 6 Siblings, Both Parents In 2 Years: “I Don’t Deserve This”

A Nigerian lady has taken to micro-blogging platform, Twitter to express her pain after losing 6 siblings and both parents within the space of 2 years. Speaking out her mind on the sad ordeal, the Abuja-based twitter user identified as @dazzlingvi said she doesn’t know what could have done to deserve such punishment from God.…

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Buhari Appoints Former External Affairs Minister, Ibrahim Gambari As New Chief Of Staff

According to multiple online reports, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, has been appointed the new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari replacing Mallam Abba Kyari, who died last month due to COVID-19 complications. THISDAY reports that Gambari, who was Buhari’s,foreign Minister and confidant as military Head of late in the 1980s met…

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Nigerians Evacuated From UK Arrive In Lagos, Placed In Mandatory 14-Days Quarantine

Since the beginning of this week, stranded Nigerians in diaspora have being repatriated following the COVID-19 lockdown and the latest batch are returnees from United Kingdom. The airplane British Airways 9155 touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in in Lagos at about 13:45 pm on Friday. The returning Nigerians will be airlifted to Abuja, where they will…

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COVID-19: Buhari Extends Lockdown In Lagos, Ogun, FCT By One Week, Imposes New Nationwide Measures

President Muhammadu Buhari, in nationwide broadcast on Monday, has extended the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the federal capital territory (FCT) by one week. The president who explained that he consulted widely before taking the decision commended Nigerians for the level of endurance shown throughout the four weeks that the lockdown has lasted. He also…

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COVID-19: Five Clerics Convicted In Abuja Over Violation Of Lockdown Guidelines

According to SunNews Online, a mobile court in Abuja has sentenced two Pastors and three Imams to one-month imprisonment or an option of N5000 fine in addition to a supervised community service for one day for violating the lockdown order. They were convicted for holding services in their religious establishments despite the lockdown order in the…

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Lagos Makes Face Mask Wearing Compulsory To Curb Spread Of COVID-19

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has made the wearing of masks compulsory to fight against the coronavirus, according to his latest Twitter update on Sunday. “Dear Lagosians, even as we observe the lockdown, we are kicking off #MaskUpLagos; the COMPULSORY wearing of face masks in Lagos Face masks help to protect us from droplets and…

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