COVID-19: President Buhari appeals to Nigerians to stay at home

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked all Nigerians for their patience, resolve and strong determination to defeat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The President said: “We realize that today, there will be sons and daughters unable to visit their parents, and elders that are isolated from young ones. And there will be those who live day-to-day, eating as they earn, who face real and present suffering. “No elected government could ask more of the citizens of the country that elected them than today we ask of you. But we must ask…

NSIP : House of Reps reacts to Sahara Reporters publication

Leadership of the Federal House of Representatives have reacted to a report credited to the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Social Investment Programs(NSIPs),Maryam Uwais which was published by an online news platform,Sahara Reporters on April 8, 2020 Read the reaction in full : “Our attention has been drawn to the misleading and slanderous publications of Madam Maryam Uwais MFR and Sahara Reporters both published on April 8, 2020 regarding the implementation of the National Social Investment Programs (NSIPs), the National Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, including the development…

Easter: Makinde calls for prayers, sacrifice, love

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has rallied residents of the State to be full of prayers and imbibe Christlike sacrifice this season of Easter The Governor, who stated this in his Easter message to the people of the state, said that residents and especially those of the Christian faith, must use the opportunity of the Easter season to engage in more prayers for the State and Nigeria. A statement made available to the Media by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said the Governor also…

Gov Sani-Bello announces total lockdown effective Monday 13th April ….as Niger state records first confirmed case of COVID-19

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has directed the complete lockdown of the state for Twenty four Hours for the next two weeks starting from the 13th of April, 2020. Following the announcement of a confirmed case of the deadly Corona Virus (COVID-19) disease in Minna, the state capital. However, a window is created to allow people replenish household essentials, on the following days, Thursday 16th April, Monday 20th April, Thursday 23rd April and Monday 27th April, 2020 from 6am to 6pm, added that the window was not for social…

Palliative: Osun Govt investigates source of adulterated rice

The State Government of Osun says it has commenced investigation into claims that a few bags of rice out of the over 6000 bags distributed as palliatives to cushion the effect of the lockdown on people of the State, are adulterated. The State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said the government had received complaints that some of the distributed bags of rice may not have met the expected quality. Egbemode noted that the State government was pained by…

EASTER : NUJ FCT council felicitates with Nigerians, urges members to be exemplary

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council has felicitated with Nigerians, especially Christian colleagues and all journalists in the FCT on the celebration of Easter. The council in a statement jointly signed by Chairman of Council,Emmanuel Ogbeche, and Secretary of Council ,  Ochiaka Ugwu called on its members to be exemplary in conduct as Jesus Christ was. Read the statement : “Owing to the times we live – the age of the coronavirus pandemic – there is no better time for us as journalists to live by what we do; inform,…

COVID-19 AND 1918-19 INFLUENZA DISASTER IN ABEOKUTA PROVINCE -GOD FORBID BAD THING By Yemisi Bamgbose.

Initially I was planning to entertain my readers with an article titled Laugh and Learn with the aim of diffusing the tension created by the current lockdown most especially among men, who are not used to sitting or arriving early at home, and those who are used to eating both “legitimate” and “illegitimate” food outside most especially those that are addicted to “Itoko rice, Amala Iya Guarantee and Alaga food” in Abeokuta. What of those that must daily eat “amala Iyasule at Odo-Egbo, amala Iya Risi at Moborode in Ijebu-Ode…

JUST IN : Four COVID-19 patients discharged in Abuja

Four patients receiving treatment for coronavirus in Abuja have been discharged after recovering from the disease. The federal capital territory administration (FCTA) announced this in a tweet on Saturday. “The FCTA has confirmed the discharge of four (4) #COVID19 patients, bringing the total number of discharged to eleven (11) in the FCT as at 12:30am, April 11th, 2020,” the tweet read. COVID19: FOUR NEWLY DISCHARGED The FCTA has confirmed the discharge of four (4) #COVID19 patients, bringing the total number of discharged to eleven (11) in the FCT as at 12:30am, April…

NSCIA distributes palliatives to FCT residents

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), through its NGO –Mission for Education, Socials and Health (MESH), today Saturday distributed palliatives to the indigents residing in the Federal Capital Territory. The palliatives became imperative to cushion the effect of the lockdown due to the Coronavius pandemic (Covid-19) on the indigents residing in the FCT. The palliative comprised of food items such as rice, beans, garri, groundnut oil, sugar, salt and hand washing soap. The targeted recipients include the widows, the aged, people with special needs as well as the…

THE WORLD WILL NOT BE DESTROYED BY FIRE OR VIRUS – by Owei Lakemfa

“A veteran journalist called me on April 4 to confirm if indeed the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) issued a statement advising government against approving the Fifth Generation Mobile Technology (5G) claiming it is dangerous and linked to the outbreak of Covid-19. The NUJ also reportedly rejected the invitation of Chinese doctors in order to avoid: “… a situation where Nigerians will be used as a Guinea pig for any experiment” I told him it was an incredible and absurd story but that I will make enquiries. I immediately called…