Coronavirus: Okonjo-Iweala tells Nigeria, African countries next action to take

Former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has called on Nigeria and other African countries to immediately mount pressure on the G7 and G20 for debt-relief to tackle Coronavirus. According to her, this will help African countries deal with the economic and health issues arising from Coronavirus. Okonjo-Iweala suggested that the money owed by some African […]

Coronavirus war: Buhari not fit to lick Soyinka’s shoes – Fani-Kayode

Critic, Femi Fani-Kayode has lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari for attacking Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka over his comment that the president’s declaration of total lockdown in Lagos and Ogun was illegal. The presidency, in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, had said “Professor Soyinka is not a medical professor. His qualifications are in […]

Breaking news from Aso Villa

Quite a challenging week it has been for Nigeria, and, indeed, the rest of the world. Except perhaps in China only, where the affliction started from, figures of Coronavirus infections continue to mount in other parts of the world. Italy and Spain have been particularly badly hit. But as the world reels under the impact […]

Governor El-Rufai Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has tested positive for the coronavirus disease. He announced this in a video posted on his verified Twitter handle on Saturday evening. “Earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the COVID-19 test. The result came in this evening, and I regret to say that it is positive,” […]

Senate Panel Vows to issue warrant of Arrest on CBN Governor over $289m

Senate on Public Account on Tuesday considered issuing warrant of arrest on Governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele over failure to appear before the Committee on release of $289 million to former National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke in cash. Speaking on the investigation, the Chairman of Senate Committee on Public Account, Senator Matthew Urhoghide […]

Covid-19: Anambra Governor Announces Partial LockDown

Anambra State: In response to the growing threat of the Coronavirus [Covid-19] pandemic, the Government of Anambra State has come out with the following measures to keep its residents safe: 1. Civil servants in the state are hereby directed to proceed on a 14-day work-from-home with effect from Tuesday, March 24, 2020. However, any civil […]

COVID-19: FG orders total closure of land borders, suspension of FEC meetings

The Federal Government has ordered total closure of land borders, suspension of Federal Executive Meetings and the postponement of the meeting of the Council of State scheduled for Thursday March 26. Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) made this known on Monday in Abuja, at a news conference to update […]

COVID-19: Avoid social visits to stations, don’t make unnecessary arrests, IGP cautions Nigerians, officers

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, cautioned Nigerians to avoid social visits to police stations across Nigeria. This is just as he warned officers to avoid “unnecessary arrests and detention of suspects.” The statement, signed by force’ spokesperson, Frank Mba, with Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.2/, reads: “The IGP, whileurging officers to observe personal safety measures, […]

Former presidential candidate Abubakar Atiku’s son tests positive for coronavirus

By Idowu Bankole ormer Vice president and Presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Sunday confirmed that his son has tested positive to the coronavirus pandemic currently spreading across the world. In a tweet, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar urges Nigerians to pray for his son as he has been moved to […]

Northern youths mobilise support for ‘Sanusi 2023’

Northern Youths, under the aegis of All Northern Youths Project (ANYP), have mobilised support for the deposed Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to vie for the 2023 Presidency. Already, the group has started procuring vehicles and other logistics to support Sanusi’s presidential ambition. A statement by the group, yesterday, stated: “the campaign […]

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