PHOTOS: Police Block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway As Lock Down Order Takes Effect

  As part of plans to effectively lock down the Lagos metropolis, the police have blocked the inbound and outbound sections of the Lagos-Ibadan express way. This move follows the recent order by President Muhammadu Buhari, in line with local and global best practices for curbing the spread of COVID-19. In his nationwide broadcast on […]

COVID-19: Give Nigerians One-Month Free Subscription, Keyamo Tells DSTV, Others

A file photo of Mr Festus Keyamo.The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has asked direct broadcast satellite service providers in Nigeria to support the fight against COVID-19 by giving Nigerians an extension on their current subscription.  In a series of tweets on Monday, Mr Keyamo urged DSTV and Star Times to […]

COVID-19: Two Islamic Clerics Arraigned In Kaduna For Defying Ban On Large Gatherings

A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria’s North-Central region.  The Kaduna State Government has arraigned two Islamic clerics before a Chief Magistrate court sitting in the state capital for defying the ban on large gathering and not complying with the 24-hour curfew imposed across the state. The two Imam’s and their followers were arrested […]

Coronavirus: Ajimobi reacts as Oyo Gov Makinde tests positive

Former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has expressed sadness over his predecessor’s test result for coronavirus. Governor Seyi Makinde had confirmed his positive status and said he was going into isolation. In a statement Monday night, Ajimobi, the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said he reached out to Makinde after […]

Akinlade condemns killing of Ogun female student by Customs officers, asks Abiodun to ‘wake up’

The Governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) in Ogun State in the last governorship election, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade, has condemned the “gruesome” killing of Sekinat Agbelade, an SS3 student of Agosasa Community High School, allegedly by men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). Akinlade also charged Governor Dapo Abiodun of the state to […]

COVID-19: Task force arrests 15 transporters, seizes 80 motorcycles in Kwara

At least fifteen commercial transporters were arrested and 80 motorcycles seized on Monday for violating the restriction order on movement of people by the Kwara State government. Deputy governor of the state, Mr Kayode Alabi, disclosed this while receiving N28.5m donated by the United Bank for Africa, UBA, to support the efforts of the state […]

COVID-19: PIDI backs FG on prison decongestion, asks comptrollers to exercise their constitutional powers

A Non-Governmental organization, Prison Inmate Development Initiative (PIDI-Nigeria) has urged state governors to prevail on the comptrollers of correctional centres within their reach to exercise their powers under the Correctional Service Act 2019, section 12 (8) to decongest the centres so as to curb the spread of Coronavirus. The Executive Director of the NGO, Mr. […]

COVID-19: Lock down Ondo now before it’s too late – Epidemiologist tells Akeredolu

The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has been advised to as matter of urgency order the total lock down of the state before it is too late. The admonition was given by the state’s Epidemiologist, Dr. Stephen Fagbemi during the inter-ministerial committee meeting on the measures to be taken to safeguard citizens of the […]