COVID-19: Niger Govt suspends Juma’at prayers, Church services

The Niger State Government on Thursday announced the suspension of all congregational and weekly Friday prayers in all mosques across the State in the wake of the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic. A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, further disclosed that the State Government has also suspended Sunday services in all churches in the State. The SSG, who is the Chairman, Niger State Task Force on COVID-19, explained that the suspension of Jumma’at prayers and church services comes as part of the precautionary measures being taken…

COVID-19 : Ogbomoso Muslim Community Suspends Jumu’at Prayers

The Ogbomoso Muslim community (OMC)in Ogbomoso ,Oyo state, has announced the suspension of its weekly Friday (Jumu’at) prayers effective from Friday March 27, in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus popularly called COVID-19. The Chief Imam of Ogbomosoland, , Dr. Imam A.Y. Ashafa Sanusi in a release he personally signed and sighted by OgbomosoInfo, noted that the suspension would take effect on Friday, March 27. He said: “Asalamu llahi alaykum! This is to informed the general public of Muslims Ummah that the Congregational Friday Prayers in all…

UPDATED: Nigeria confirms 14 new coronavirus cases — raising total to 65

Nigeria has confirmed 14 new cases of coronavirus. The announcement Thursday night by the National Centre for Disease Control takes the total number of confirmed cases to 65. It is the highest number of cases confirmed so far by the body in a single day. “14 new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 12 in Lagos,” NCDC tweeted at 8.35P.M. “Of the 14, 6 were detected on a vessel, 3 are returning travellers into Nigeria & 1 is close contact of a confirmed case “As…

Peace Corps Cross River Commandant donates hand sanitizers, gloves, nose masks

The Cross River State Command of the Peace Corps of Nigeria in its effort to sensitized the public against the dreadful disease, corona-virus otherwise known as Covid-19 which is currently raining havoc on the entire continents with its ruinous effect on the global economy has joined the campaign on the preventable measures on how to curb the spread of the dreadful disease in the State. The campaign which was led by the State Commandant of the Corps Patriot (Dr) Okweche Dominic reiterated the commitment of the Corps to come up…

COVID-19: Confirmed case in stable condition, says Osun govt …… shuts malls, markets,limits vehicles loading capacity

The Osun State Government has said the first and only confirmed case of Coronavirus in the State was in stable condition and responding positively to treatment. The government said the State medical personnel have been handling and managing the case professionally and that no severe symptoms had been traced to the patient. The state Deputy Governor, Mr Benedict Alabi, disclosed this on Thursday shortly after the meeting of the State Government Technical Committee on COVID-19, at the State Specialist Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo. He noted that the patient has been helping…

COVID-19 : Ooni shuts down palace, urges Nigerians to stay at home, avoid rumours

The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II on Thursday implored Nigerians to stay at home as they obey all principles laid down by Federal and State Governments in a bid to curb spread of the global Coronavirus pandemic. Ooni Ogunwusi gave the advice on Thursday at his Ile Oodua Palace, Ile Ife while addressing newsmen, stressing that the earlier the citizens believe in the abilities of the government to secure them during this challenging period the better for the entire country. “The only easiest…

COVID-19: Lawan urges FG to provide relief for poor Nigerians  …says relevant committees will ensure strict application of N6.5 billion by NCDC

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has called on the Federal Government to immediately devise ways of providing relief for poor Nigerians whose daily livelihood will be affected as a result of the restriction on movement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawan made the appeal against the backdrop of a meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly and some Ministers and Heads of Government Agencies on Wednesday in Abuja. According to the Senate President, besides mulling a total lockdown of business activities in the country, a plan…

How China got to zero new domestic COVID-19 cases By Tom Fowdy

On Thursday, China’s National Health Commission reported that there were zero new domestic cases of the coronavirus in the country, including Wuhan – the epicenter of the outbreak in China, a monumental shift from months ago when new cases were adding up in thousands. The claim was a bold one to make, and not surprisingly attracted a great deal of skepticism from observers who refused to take it seriously. However, whilst of course this does not mean the potential “end” of the COVID-19 in China or a total “declaration of…

NGOs Call on Federal ,State Governments To Shutdown Nigeria For 21Day

A coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) has asked both the federal and state governments to declare a total shutdown so that Nigerians can stay at home and observe a 21 day self-isolation with Government at both federal, state and local governments storing food to be distributed to Nigeria within the period. Mr. Segun Ogunyannwo, who is the Chief Convener of the initiative “MISSION TO SAVE NIGERIA FROM COVID-19” gave this advise yesterday in Abuja during a press briefing. The coalition of NGOs includes: The Mediation Training Institute (MTI-Nigeria), JustOne Foundation…

CONVID-19: Hon Jacob Ajao embarks on orientation program, distribution of hand sanitizers in Ogbomoso

Member representing Ogbomoso North/South/Oriire federal constituency in the House of Representatives and Vice Chairman, House Committee on Navy,Hon.Capt Ajao Jacob Adejumo has ordered for the production of massive hand Sanitizers, to be distributed free of charge to his constituents. While speaking on the need for orientation program; Hon.Ajao made it known that people needed necessary information on the Coronvirus and how to curb the spread of the pandemic.   Ajao further explained that there was urgent need for the distribution of  sanitizer in Ogbomoso community as this will help in…