Tag Archives: Federal Government

FG Adjusts Nationwide Curfew, Grants Reopening Of All Schools + Other COVID-19 Updates

On Thursday September 3, the Federal Government made new changes to its eased lockdown directives imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 during a press briefing in Abuja, the nation’s capital. According to National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, the nationwide curfew has been adjusted from 12 midnight through 4am…

Read more

288 More Stranded Nigerians Return From UAE, Total Evacuees Now 2,641

The Federal Government has confirmed the return of two hundred and eighty-eight more Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), taking the number of evacuees from the western Asian country to 2,641. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) disclosed this in on their official Twitter page explaining that the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport,…

Read more

COVID-19: FG Grants Gradual Resumption Of International Flights

The Federal Government has begun the process of reopening International airports for operations and train services across the country as COVID-19 cases continues to be recorded daily. Mr Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), disclosed this while speaking at their daily briefing on Thursday in…

Read more

Federal Government Amends Broadcast Code, Increases Hate Speech Fine To N5m

The Federal Government has increased the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to 5 million naira, according to reports from The Punch. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, made this known in Lagos on Tuesday while unveiling the Reviewed Broadcasting Code. The amended code also mandated broadcast stations to devote airtime for public education on emergencies such…

Read more

COVID-19: FG Says Passengers, Crew May Undergo Tests After Flight Resumption

As commercial flights in the country prepare for resumption, there’s circulating reports that passengers and crew might undergo COVID-19 tests before every flight. This is as contained in the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan prepared by the Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, The Punch reports. The plan made provision for free Covid-19 tests…

Read more

COVID-19: FG Urges Schools To Create Isolation Spaces Before Reopening

On Tuesday, June 23, the Federal Ministry of Education proposed that schools should have isolation spaces and have fully-equipped clinics before reopening. This was contained in the “Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure”, submitted to the National Assembly. According to the guidelines, each school is “required to create temporary isolation spaces…

Read more

COVID-19: FG Suspends Airline For Illegally Flying Naira Marley To Abuja

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has announced the suspension of a charter and aircraft maintenance firm, Executive Jet Services, for conveying controversial singer Naira Marley, to Abuja to attend a Drive-In concert. The Minister said this during the Presidential Task Force briefing in Abuja on Monday revealing that the aircraft was supposed to fly an Appeal Court Judge,…

Read more

COVID-19: FG Discharges Saudi Arabia Returnees After Testing Negative

On Wednesday, June 3, The federal government discharged 292 Nigerian returnees who arrived from Saudi Arabia and were isolated in a hotel in Abuja. The isolation of these Nigerian returnees from the Arab nation was a necessary precautionary procedure stipulated by the government. However, after being isolated for 15 days, all tested negative for the Coronavirus. They…

Read more

COVID-19: Federal Government Unveils Guidelines For Reopening Of Churches, Mosques

The Federal Government has shared the guidelines for places of worship to resume activities in the country, according to The Punch. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this on Tuesday during a briefing in Abuja. According to him, the duration for worship centres must not be more than an hour.…

Read more