CORONAVIRUS: ALL MARKETS IN AMAC CLOSED DOWN

The Executive Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido hereby announces the closure of all markets within the Council with effect from tomorrow Sunday 29th march 2020 in order to curb the spread of CoronaVirus. The markets are those directly under the supervision of the Area Council. The Hon. Chairman has also directed the Department of environment in the Council to immediately move to the markets tomorrow Sunday 29th March for proper fumigation. The markets to be fumigated are Utako, FHA Lugbe, Relocation market Lugbe, Gwagwa, Nyanya, Aco…

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CORONAVIRUS: EX-KANO EMIR, SANUSI TESTS NEGATIVE, BARS VISITORS

The former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, and his wives have tested negative for coronavirus which has killed many people globally. This was contained in a statement signed by the former Central Bank of Nigeria’s son, Adam Sanusi, on Sunday. The PUNCH reports that the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, who is also Sanusi’s friend, tested positive for the disease. In the statement, Sanusi urged Nigerians to comply with government’s directives, adding that being infected with coronavirus was not a death sentence. The statement read in part, “We have been…

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MINISTER COMMITS SUICIDE OVER CORONAVIRUS

Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died by suicide. “We are in shock, we are in disbelief and above all we are immensely sad,” Bouffier said in a recorded statement. Hesse is home to Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt, where major lenders like Deutsche…

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CORONAVIRUS: AFRICA’S WINDOW OF CONTAINMENT IS NARROWING SAYS OKONJO-IWEALA

Following the continuous spread of the deadly coronavirus disease, former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has warned seriously against church, mosque and market gathering. Iweala took to her Twitter account on Sunday to state that Africa’s window for containment is narrowing, therefore, people should adhere to warnings and instructions and avoid public gatherings. She said,” Africa’s window for containment is narrowing! ”As of March 28, there are 4,106 cases in 46 countries with 124 deaths. ”Still too many reports and videos of people gathering in churches, mosques and markets.…

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APPEAL COURT AFFIRMS CONVICTION OF WOMAN WHO CONNIVED WITH LOVER PASTOR O MURDER HER HUSBAND

Bisi Olaniyi, Southsouth Bureau Chief  The Court of Appeal in Benin City, Edo State, has upheld the death sentence passed on Mrs. Enobong Isonguyo, who connived with her lover, Pastor Udoka Ukachukwu, to kill her husband, Victor Gabriel Isunguyo. The wife and her lover were sentenced to death by an Edo High Court in Benin for conniving and conspiring to kill her husband. Dissatisfied with the judgment of the trial court, the wife appealed the judgment, seeking to have her conviction and sentence set aside and a verdict of acquittal…

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CORONAVIRUS; OYETOLA SHUTS DOWN OSUN

Toba Adedeji, Osogbo Following the COVID-19 cases recorded in Osun State, the state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has ordered a total lockdown of the state. Oyetola maintained that there would be no movement within the State during the shutdown while those on essential duties such as health personnel, fire service, environmental officials, security personnel, power and water supply agencies, media and telecommunication officers will be on media The governor who made this disclosure during a statewide broadcast on Sunday morning said the decision is imperative in view of the devastating nature…

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CORONAVIRUS: IGP REVEALS NEW WAYS SCAMMERS NOW USE IN DUPING PEOPLE

From Nicholas Kalu, Abuja The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has enjoined members of the public to be alert and take precautionary actions against criminal elements who might explore the emergency situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic to increase and diversify their criminal activities. The IGP’s advice was informed by intelligence at the disposal of the Force which suggests that fraud and cybercrime are expected to rise at this time owing to the lockdown emplaced by Government at all levels to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. This was according to a…

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PROVOST, DEPUTY PROVOST OF UCH TEST POSITIVE TO CORONAVIRUS

The provost and deputy provost, University of Ibadan College of Medicine, Prof. Ezekiel Olapade-Olaopa and Prof. Obafunke Denloye, have tested positive for coronavirus. Olapade-Olaopa, who made this known in a Whatsapp group message Sunday morning said “Dear colleagues, I wish to inform you that the deputy provost and I tested positive for the COVID-19 following the tests done on Friday. “Although we are both asymptomatic, we have gone into self-isolation for the 14 days while our contacts are being observed closely to determine if they should also be tested. https://thenationonlineng.net/breaking-ui-college-of-medicine-provost-deputy-tests-positive-for-covid-19/ Re:…

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BUHARI TO FINALLY ADDRESS NIGERIANS ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will make a broadcast to the nation this evening at 7pm, the State House has said. “President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 7pm. “Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast”, a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said a few minutes ago. Nigerians have…

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CORONAVIRUS: NIGERIA ADDS 2 MORE TESTING CENTRES

Nigeria has added two new centres to the list of laboratories that can test for Covid-19 in the country. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on its Twitter handle late Saturday evening. This brings the total number of laboratories where Covid-19 can be tested in the country to seven. The new laboratories are located in Oyo and Ebonyi states. Out of the two new testing centres, the one located in Oyo is said to be ready for operation, while the second one is still being set up.…

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