Wike cries foul over FG COVID-19 allocation

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has berated the Federal Government for politicizing the fight against the spread of coronavirus, describing the selective support to states as unfortunate. In a Broadcast on Sunday, Wike condemned the exclusion of Rivers State from the Federal Government grants in the fight against coronavirus. He noted that despite the exclusion of the state, the Federal Government has continued to endanger the State by flying expatriates into Rivers State. He said: “It is quite unfortunate that the containment of coronavirus has been politicized by the Federal…

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Ondo State Grants Permission For Easter Service

The Ondo State Government has granted permission for churches in the state to hold Easter Sunday services. It however issued some conditions the churches must adhere to with a view to curbing the spread of COVID-19. A statement by the Chairman of the Ondo State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend John Oladapo, said social distancing order would be observed. Oladapo said the CAN leadership met with the State Government to rub minds on how to hold the Easter Sunday worship service, which was granted by Governor…

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COVID-19: Chinese Medical Team, Equipment Arrive Nigeria

A team of 15-men medicals from China has arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The team arrived in Nigeria in a chartered Air Peace aircraft on Wednesday afternoon. They are expected to assist Nigeria in efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehainre was at the airport to receive the medical team. News that Chinese medical experts were coming into the country had split opinion, but the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Friday explained that they would complement ongoing efforts to tackle the…

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FG Orders Probe As Fire Guts Accountant-General Unit Office As PDP Demands Investigation

The Capital Unit of the Treasury House where the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation gutted by fire on Wednesday morning. The Treasury House is the headquarters of the OAGF. The fire started at about 10 am from the fourth floor of the six-story edifice. The Capital Unit in the Accountant-General’s Office is where capital releases to Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of government are made. The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, confirmed the burning of the capital unit during an assessment tour of the…

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COVID-19 Task Force Denies N500k daily Allowance

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic has debunked reports that its members receive N500,000 daily allowance. Minister or Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed while responding to a question on the issue said those behind the report wanted to distract the government from containing and combating the virus. “As soon as I got that information, I consulted with my colleagues here and I asked them whether I am not a member of the task force and I asked them if they had received their own and they…

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Lockdown: Lagos State Sentence 43 Joggers To Month Community Service, 14-day Quarantine

The Lagos State Government has arraigned 34 residents arrested for gathering to work out or exercise on the Gbagada-Oworonshoki Expressway amid the Federal Government’s 14-day lockdown of the state to check the spread of coronavirus. The 34 residents were dragged before the Lagos State Magistrate’s Court in Yaba, where they were arraigned on one count of violating the government’s social distancing directive. The joggers were seen gathered in large numbers on the highway to work out, had surfaced on social media. They pleaded guilty to the one count against them…

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COVID-19: Funke Akindele Spotted In The Lagos Market Doing Her Community Service

Due to breaking the law ordered by the Nigeria Federal Government Lockdown COVID 19 Epidemic, Funke Akindele and her husband were on Monday arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court 1 in Ogba, Lagos, on one count charge. Funke and hubby were brought to court by detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the investigation, Yetunde Longe. The prosecuting team was lead by the Attorney General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo. The charge was read to the accused persons by…

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Helicopters Pilots AON Gives Rivers State 24 Hours To Release Caverton Helicopters Pilots Or Face Three Months Boycott

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has given the Rivers State Government led by Governor Nyesom Wike 24 hours to release two Caverton Helicopters pilots; Capt Samuel Ugorji and Capt. Samuel Buhari that were arrested and taken into custody in handcuffs by the Rivers State Government for allegedly flouting the COVID19 Lockdown Order in the State. The airline body threatened that should the Rivers State Government fail to release the pilots within 24 hours, airlines in the country would be forced to boycott all scheduled and unscheduled commercial and private…

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Coronavirus: Air Peace Flies In 2Nd Batch Of FG Medical Supplies, Chinese Personnel

The Federal Government has taken delivery of the second batch of medical supplies and personnel from China in the vigorous fight against the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic. Among the materials brought in by the Air Peace flight include 16-tons of test kits, ventilators, disinfectant machines, disposable medical masks; medicines, rubber gloves, protective gowns, goggles, face shields, infra-red thermometers and other critical care items. Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Air Peace delivered the supplies in Abuja after a historical non-stop flight to the Chinese capital, Beijing. The flight was operated by the airline’s Boeing…

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Fire Guts Accountant-General Of The Federation’s office

The office of the Accountant General of the Federation went up in flames. The office, located in Abuja and known as Treasury House, went up in flames in the early hours of Wednesday. According to available information, early responders to the incident included the Federal Fire Service, National Emergency Management Agency, Nigeria Police Force and Abuja Environmental Protection Board.  Fire service gives fresh details on fire incident at AGF’s office Abuja.  The incident affected the accountant-general office and most of the important offices in the building  The fire, however, was…

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