Makinde tests negative for coronavirus

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has tested negative for coronavirus, The PUNCH reports. The governor, who had tested positive for the virus on March 30, said on Sunday evening via his Twitter handle that he now tests negative for the virus. He said he received his second negative test result on Sunday evening while appreciating those who supported him […]

COVID-19: FG seeks National Assembly’s approval of 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 Ahmed, with senior officials from her ministry, held the meeting with the President of the Senate, Ahmad […]

Ogun business district empty over stay-at-home order

Abeokuta Central Business District (CBD) within Lalubu and Okelewo axis of Abeokuta, the state capital, was virtually empty of its chaotic bustling and hustling activities on Saturday as business owners, workers and visitors stayed away from those hubs in compliance with the stay – at – home directive of the State and Federal Governments over […]

One dead, four injured in gas explosion outside Moscow

One person was killed and four were injured when a gas explosion ripped through a five-storey residential building outside Moscow on Saturday, authorities said. The gas explosion took place in the town of Orekhovo-Zuyevo during stay-at-home orders from authorities trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Zhanna Terekhova, a spokeswoman for the emergencies ministry, […]

Sanchez return may end Osimhen’s United move

Lille striker Victor Osimhen’s proposed move to Manchester United could hit a stumbling block should Chilean, Alexis Sanchez, make a return to the Old Trafford. The Red Devils have been a strong admirer of the Nigeria international and have been linked with a move for the striker ahead of the summer transfer window. But according […]

COVID-19: Buhari govt hints on date for ending lockdown

The Federal Government on Friday hinted that the lockdown of States would end when citizens fully comply with preventive measures to curtail against COVID-19. Officially, Nigeria has recorded 190 cases of coronavirus and two deaths. The government noted that it would be difficult to defeat coronavirus if citizens failed to observe directives meant to safeguard themselves and […]

COVID-19: Nigerian govt finally moves to meet local manufacturers on PPE production

Weeks into the coronavirus crisis, the Federal Government has finally decided to meet with indigenous manufacturers to discuss local production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The government says this is part of efforts to curtail COVID-19. Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, spoke when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum on Friday. […]