COVID-19: Presidential Task Force Release Lockdown Protocol

*Mr. Boss Mustapha, Chairman COVID-19 Presidential Task Force at the daily briefing As a follow-up to the sit-at-home order, which at the first instance affects Lagos State, Ogun State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Containment of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, has announced the implementation guideline that should regulate citizen behaviour during the lockdown. The guideline contained the protocol for the enforcement of the lockdown policy. Coordinator of the PTF, Dr. Aliyu Sani, read out the guide and protocol handbook at the…

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COVID-19: Rwandan Government Extends Lockdown By Another Two Weeks

*President Paul Kagame (2nd right) in an elbow-bump with a Rwandan before the lock-down order by his Cabinet As a way of ensuring that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic does not have the same deadly effect it has in other countries in Rwanda, President Paul Kagame has extended a national lockdown for another two weeks. So far 82 people have been infected in Rwanda, according to a government statement issued on Wednesday April 1, 2020. Recall that Rwanda was among the first nations in Africa to impose a lockdown, banning all…

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New Pump Price: IPMAN Says It Will Sell Petrol At N123.50k When Old Stock Is Exhausted

Following further reduction in the pump price of fuel in Nigeria by the Federal Government, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association (IPMAN) has said its members would not comply with the new N123.50k per litre price of petrol until they have  exhausted their old stock, which was procured before the adjustment. The government had, through the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), announced a further reduction of the pump price of petrol from N125 to N123.50k per litre. The Executive Secretary of the agency, Abdulkadir Saidu, said in a statement that,…

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COVID-19 Death Toll Now Over 5000 And Counting In The US

From one end of the world to the other at this time, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is humbling both the rich and the poor countries, which has also made it difficult for countries to rally round the other for help. But aside China, where the virus started, Spain, Italy and the United State of America are the next worst hit at least for now. The figures of affected individuals are gradually rising in most countries of the world including African countries. Sadly though, the number of people who have lost…

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COVID-19 Relief Fund: Individuals, Organisations Contribute N15.325billion, Account With CBN

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to ravage the whole world, Nigeria yesterday recorded 35 new cases of the pandemic. This sad development in the country therefore brings the total number of its confirmed cases in Nigeria to 174. The Nigeria Cantre for Disease Control (NCDC), in a breakdown of the new cases said Lagos State, which is the epicenter in Nigeria and Osun State recorded nine incidences each; the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja seven; Akwa Ibom State, five; Edo State, two; while Ekiti, Kaduna, and Bauchi…

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NCDC Says Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria Now 151, Two Deaths

*Data from NCDC website updated on April 1, 2020 By Andrew Onyejuruuwa Even with the lockdown of movement in Lagos State, Ogun State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari, following the spreading of the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19), Nigeria has recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19. This sad development brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 151 Announcing this on Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said nine of the cases were from Osun, two from Edo and…

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Analyst Believe The Oil Price War Could Persist Until Year-End

An analyst said on Wednesday that the oil price war could last until the end of the year. Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has changed the entire global social-political and economic architecture has taken a toll on everything. Countries like Nigeria that depends solely on crude oil will also be the worst hit. Nigeria with all its natural endowment have suffered under successive bad leadership up till date. As COVID-19 delivers untold hardship on both human lives and global economy, prices have plummeted more than 60 per cent since the beginning of…

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President Trump Predicts The Worst From COVID-19, Expects 100,000 & 240,000 Deaths

Story by Berkeley Lovelace Jr. & Dan Mangan The President of the United States of America (USA), Mr. Donald Trump may have prepared Americans for a coming surge in Coronavirus cases, calling COVID-19 a plague. Addressing the country in a broadcast yesterday, Trump agreed that the US is facing a “very, very painful two weeks.” “This could be a hell of a bad two weeks. This is going to be a very bad two, and maybe three weeks. This is going to be three weeks like we’ve never seen before,”…

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Ozil, Wife Celebrate Birth Of First Babe, Eda

*Ozil, wife Amine Gulse and new babe, Eda Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil has shared the first photo of his newborn daughter Eda after his wife Amine Gulse gave birth to their first child. The Arsenal playmaker shared a heartwarming black and white photo on his social media, where he is seen holding his daughter while kissing the forehead of his wife, former Miss Turkey. Ozil and Gulse are currently in lockdown as part of the Coronavirus pandemic and the couple were left delighted that Eda was ‘born in a healthy way’. Captioning the…

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COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria Now 135, As Virus Claims 35,000 People Worldwide

*Medical professionals battling to safe lives at the Lagos COVID-19 treatment centre As the rampaging Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to devastate the whole world including Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, health authorities have said that four more new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country. As at today, the virus has claimed 35,000 lives worldwide. To minimize the effect in Nigeria, the government at 11:00p.m. on Monday March 30, 2020, ordered a total lockdown of Lagos, Ogun State and Abuja. According to the statistics, three were recorded in Osun…

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