COVID-19: NSCIA’s Guidelines on Muslim Corpses By Femi Abbas

“Beware of a calamity that may afflict not only those who incurred it but also the innocent ones who had no hands in its cause and know that Allah’s retribution can be very severe”. Q. 8:25 Monologue Beyond sheer lamentations and horrific fear of the consequential affliction of an invisible but dreadful virus codenamed ‘COVID-19’ that is currently terrifying the entire world with little regard  for technology and arrogance of power, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), held an emergency meeting of its General Purpose Committee (GPC), last…

Ejigbo 127: Beyond Politics By Ismail Omipidan

It’s a pity that in this clime, we play politics with everything including the lives of unsuspecting members of the public. In spite of all that the State of Osun Government did in Ejigbo to avert the disaster that would have followed if the returnees from Ivory Coast had been allowed to mix freely with the community, some ignorant people still believe there is nothing like Coronavirus. Unfortunately, some enlightened people from the area are chorusing this ignorant narrative. Truth is, the result of Coronavirus test cannot be rigged. Once…

BREAKING : Nigeria confirms eight new cases of coronavirus

Eight new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Nigeria. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said the cases were recorded in Lagos, the federal capital territory and Kaduna state. It gave the breakdown as five in Lagos, two in FCT and one in Kaduna. “#COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 5 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT and 1 in Kaduna State As at 09:30 pm 5th April there are 232 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Thirty-three have been discharged with five deaths,” NCDC said. Eight new cases of #COVID19…

Gov Ganduje Condole with Mahmoud Gaya’s family 

Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has condoled with the family of Alhaji Mahmud Isma’ila Abdullahi, father of a member House of Representatives, representing Gaya/Ajingi/Albasu federal constituency, Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya. This was disclosed in press release issue and signed by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State, Abba Anwar He described Alhaji Mahmud Isma’ila Abdullah’s death as not only great loss, to the state and the country in general, but irreplaceable and prayed for Allah’s blessing for the souls of the great men, who departed and left behind large…

Nigeria and the Life After By Garba Shehu

“In government, President Buhari has waged an effective war on corruption, with some 60 per cent of the general public personally experiencing its rapid decline – in testament to the administration’s zeal. And earlier this year some USD 300 million in funds looted under a previous regime was finally returned to Nigeria from banks in the US and the UK (Jersey Islands) and all of that money is being channeled into infrastructure financing.” In Nigeria, my country of close to 200 million people, the COVID-19 lockdown began on March 30 in…

Funke Akindele arrested for hosting party for violating restriction order

Funke Akindele, Nollywood actress, has been arrested by the Lagos state police command for hosting a party, in contravention of the lockdown order in the state. According to The Punch, the movie star was whisked to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti (SCID), Yaba on Sunday evening. Meanwhile the renowned actress, also known as Jenifa, earlier apologised after coming under fire for hosting the celebrity-studded house party amidst the Coronavirus lockdown. The actress who hosted the party to celebrate her husband, JJC Skillz— Abdulrasheed Bello’s birthday—in their Amen Estate home,…

COVID-19: NIGERIA AND ITS NATIONALS ABROAD By Khadija Shehu Bamalli

Throughout history, there have been a number of pandemics of diseases which COVID-19 happens to be the latest. The 2019, coronavirus disease, was declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO). As at the last count, the virus has hit 209 countries across the globe of which Nigeria is among, with total number of over 1,133,758 confirmed cases and 62,784 deaths. The major strategies put in place to curtail the spread of this dreaded disease are containment and mitigation, which has led to a standstill…

Reps Member loses father 

Member representing Albasu, Gaya and Ajingi Federal Constituency In The House Of Representative , Hon Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya a member representing has announced the death of his father ,Alhaji Mahmud  Ismaila Abdullahi Maje Karofi Late Mahmud died on Friday after long protracted illness at the age of 103 . The deceased left behind his wife Hajiya Mama and 21 children among are Hon Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya , others and many grandchildren. He has since been buried according to Islamic rite. His burial rite was witnessed by prominent Nigerians include: Jigawa State governor…

COVID-19: FG seeks N’Assembly’s approval for N500bn Intervention Fund

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund. Mrs Zainab, with senior officials from her ministry, held the meeting with the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila. The meeting which held at the National Assembly was also attended by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Speaker, Hon. Idris Wase…

Senate President felicitates with APC Chairman Oshiomhole @68

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has rejoice with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade  Adams Oshiomhole, on the occasion of his 68th birthday. Lawan congratulated Oshiomhole on his good health despite the intensity of his life of service to Nigeria as a former labour leader, two-term Governor of Edo State and in his current position as the National Chairman of Nigeria’s governing party. “The life of the former comrade Governor has been that of struggle for the improvement of society, especially of the living conditions…