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Wike orders arrest of pilot for flying into Rivers

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, allegedly stormed the premises of Caverton Helicopters Ltd at the Nigerian Air Force base, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Tuesday, and ordered the arrest of a pilot who flew a helicopter into the oil-rich state. Mr Wike recently barred vehicles and flights from entering Rivers State as a preventive […]

Transfer: Pogba chooses Real Madrid

Paul Pogba prefers a switch to Real Madrid over a stay at Manchester United or moving back to Juventus, AS reports. Pogba’s deal at Old Trafford runs through 2021. However, the Red Devils may be forced to sell the France midfielder this summer if he indicates he won’t sign a new contract. His agent Mino […]

Edo govt shuts markets from Wednesday for fumigation – Edo State

…markets to temporarily relocate to public schools The Edo State Government has directed the shutdown of markets in the state from Wednesday, April 8, 2020, for the commencement of fumigation of the facilities. Deputy Governor and Chairman, Edo State COVID-19 Response Technical Committee, Rt. Comrade Hon. Philip Shaibu, who disclosed this in a press briefing, […]

EDO SIP deploys relief materials to IDPs in Uhogua – Edo State

The National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) in Edo Statew has deployed relief materials to vulnerable persons at the Uhogua Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, in Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state. The Focal Person, Edo State Social Investment Programme (ED-SIP), Osayuwamen Aladeselu said the move is part of efforts by government to […]

Six cases reported in Nigeria as total rises to 238

Six new cases of Covid-19 were announced in Nigeria on Monday, as the number of infected people in the country rose to 238. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control disclosed that the six new cases were reported in Kwara, Edo, Rivers and Abuja. Kwara State reported its first cases, meaning 14 states and the FCT […]

Edo confirms two new coronavirus cases

Edo State Government says it has recorded two new cases of coronavirus making a total of 11 confirmed cases in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Patrick Okundia, disclosed this while addressing journalists in Benin City on Monday. “The fight against coronavirus disease has been on in the state. “Our people have been told, […]

Edo govt shuts markets from Wednesday for fumigation …markets to temporarily relocate to public schools – Nigerian Observer

The Edo State Government has directed the shutdown of markets in the state from Wednesday, April 8, 2020, for the commencement of fumigation of the facilities. Deputy Governor and Chairman, Edo State COVID-19 Response Technical Committee, Rt. Comrade Hon. Philip Shaibu, who disclosed this in a press briefing, said fumigation of the markets would commence […]

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Chinese doctors must be quaratined

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country. Speaking at a meeting between the Ministers of Health and the leadership of the House of Representatives, the Speaker said the Ministry […]

Edo govt, MAN collaborate to sustain production, distribution of food, pharmaceuticals – Nigerian Observer

As part of efforts to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on households and businesses, the Edo State Government is collaborating with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to ensure adequate production and distribution of food and pharmaceuticals in the state. Head, Edo State Investment Promotion Office (ESIPO), Mr. Kelvin Uwaibi, disclosed […]

Collapsed 3-storeyed building: ECTDA to evaluate all structures in Enugu

Following the collapse of a three-storeyed building under construction at Ezeluike Street, Olympic Layout, off One Day, Agbani Road, Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State, on Sunday, the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA) has announced its decision to “immediately commence evaluation of the structural integrity and stability of all buildings within […]

Edo govt begins televised classes for SSCE, NECO students Monday – Nigerian Observer

Following the disruption in academic activities by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Edo State Government will on Monday, April 6, 2020 begin state-wide broadcast targeted at students in Senior Secondary Schools preparing for West African Senior School Examination (WASSCE) and National Examinations Council (NECO). In a statement, Commissioner for Education, Barr. Jimoh Ijegbai, said the […]

World food prices fell in March – Report

The dwindling demand for and subsequent fall in the prices of crude oil due to the global upsurge of the coronavirus pandemic drove down international prices for major food commodities, a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation Food Price Index (FFPI) of the United Nations, has said. The index measures, monitors and tracks […]

Coronavirus: Osagie Ize-Iyamu lauds health workers, concerned on doctors infection

The Campaign Organization of a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, yesterday paid tribute to healthcare workers and first responders across the nation for their selfless sacrifice and bravery in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease. In a statement, the organization described the healthcare workers as “heroes” […]

Akwa Ibom clerics, residents ignore lockdown order

Church service was held in several churches across Akwa Ibom on Sunday in defiance of the state government’s order prohibiting public gathering. The directive was issued last Thursday to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus. Many residents were seen on Sunday walking about or congregating in the streets of Uyo as if there was […]

Only one million households entitled to N20,000 coronavirus largesseNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

From the National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO) has come clarification that only one million vulnerable Nigerian households on the National Social Register (NSR) would get the N20,000 palliative from the Federal Government to cushion the impact of the lockdown necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Coordinator, National Social Safety-Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO), Lonwa Apera, […]

Edo govt begins televised classes for SSCE, NECO students Monday – Edo State

Following the disruption in academic activities by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Edo State Government will on Monday, April 6, 2020 begin state-wide broadcast targeted at students in Senior Secondary Schools preparing for West African Senior School Examination (WASSCE) and National Examinations Council (NECO).   In a statement, Commissioner for Education, Barr. Jimoh Ijegbai, said […]

Coronavirus: NMA rejects invitation of Chinese medical team

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has rejected the planned arrival of a Chinese medical team to assist the country in its coronavirus (COVID-19) response. The association, in a statement signed by its president, Dr. Francis A. Faduyile, on Sunday urged the federal government to rescind the decision in the interest of the country. The association […]

Osun coronavirus index case tests negative, discharged

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced that the state has discharged its first patient of COVID-19 in the state from the hospital after testing negative twice. “It gives me great pleasure to announce that we are discharging one of our earliest cases from one of our facilities here in Osogbo, after testing negative […]

Edo seals off 13 churches for defying coronavirus directive

The Enforcement Team on COVID-19 in Ovia South-West Local Government Council of Edo state, on Sunday, locked up no fewer than 13 churches that refused to adhere to the state government’s directive on social distancing. Newsmen report that the Vice Chairman of the council, Mr Fred Aimienwanwu, led the task force team on the exercise. […]