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Group launches innovative knowledge-based COVID-19 prevention awareness campaign in Mbaise

New York, April 6, 2020: An Owerri, Imo State headquartered organization, Mbaise Policy Roundtable (MPR), through its New York, USA office, has announced the launching of her innovative COVID 19 prevention program, called the “MPR Coronavirus Prevention Awareness Program (MCPAP).” In the statement titled “MPR Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in …

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COVID-19: I didn’t dare govt, police over closure of churches in Enugu – Archbishop Chukwuma

The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion) and Bishop of Enugu Anglican Diocese, Most. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has denied media reports alleging that he said that “the Province will not shut any of its branches over Coronovirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic”. Addressing newsmen at the Government House, Enugu after …

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No coronavirus in Borno, NCDC contradicts Sahara reporters … Nigeria’s cases rise to 111 cases 

Latest national update released by the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, indicates there is no confirmed case of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in any part of Borno and 24 other states. The update, which can be found on a link to NCDCs website, https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/ and it was shared through the NCDC’s …

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JAMB 2020: Matters arising By Bola Bolawole

turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 It is common knowledge that the JOINT ADMISSIONS AND MATRICULATION BOARD (JAMB) operations have improved drastically and dramatically since Prof. Ishaq Oloyede assumed the mantle of leadership. Improvements in administration – transparency, accountability and openness – has translated into zero-level tolerance for corruption, reduced examination charges, …

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Davido goes into self-isolation as partner, Chioma, tests positive; Fayemi tests negative; Enugu govt confirms 2 positive cases  

By Joshua Olomu, Abuja/Ariwodola Idowu, Ado Ekiti/ Stanley Nwanosike, Enugu, March 28, 2020 Ace Nigerian music star David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, says he has decided to go into self-isolation as his fiancée, Chioma, has tested positive to the coronavirus. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Davido …

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Boko Haram: Zulum announces N23.5m for families of 47 fallen soldiers … Addresses widows in barrack, approves SME support … Releases 2 transformers, 2 boreholes, school renovation

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was on Friday at Maimalari military barracks in Maiduguri where he announced cash support of N23.5m as support to families of 47 soldiers killed by boko haram last Sunday in Yobe state. Each family is to receive N500,000 not as compensation for losing priceless …

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Aliko Dangote rallies private sector operators against COVID-19 …Coalition to set up medical tents for testing, treatment in Lagos

Aliko Dangote through the Aliko Dangote Foundation will be leading a coalition of private sector organisations spearheading a coalition of private sector organisations to support the Federal Government’s ongoing efforts to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) menace sweeping across the country. This gesture is in addition to the N200 million earlier …

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Maritime stakeholders endorse new NIMASA management, set agenda • Jamoh, EDs, are technocrats, we’ll work with them 

Maritime stakeholders have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a technocrat, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, as Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Voicing the endorsement at a recent reception in Lagos to honour the new Director-General, the industry stakeholders said with Jamoh leading the charge, …

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COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu directs Lagos civil servants to work from home; Those on essential services must stay at duty posts; Private companies directed to take similar measures

Lagos State has introduced more preventive measures to break the cycle of transmission of the novel coronavirus among residents. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, directed the State’s civil servants from Grade Level 1 to 12 to stay off office for 14 days. They are to work from their homes, the …

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Lagos explosion: Governors pay condolence visit to Sanwo-Olu, donate N200m to Abule Ado Relief Fund 

Representatives of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum on Saturday visited the Abule Ado explosion site in Lagos for an on-the-spot assessment of the devastating effects of recent gas explosions that claimed many lives and destroyed several properties worth billions of naira. Led by the NGF chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, …

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Coronavirus: Konga customers to benefit from N10m fund, free delivery for purchases

Konga, Nigeria’s foremost e-commerce giant, has announced a N10m intervention package to cushion the effects of the dreaded coronavirus on its teeming customers. The fund, which will be disbursed to Konga customers through vouchers, will go towards offsetting some of the purchases made by customers during this period. In addition, …

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