Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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    ‘You got it wrong’ — Uwais tackles Lawan, Gbaja over SIP

‘You got it wrong’ — Uwais tackles Lawan, Gbaja over SIP

Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social investment programme (SIP), says the claims made by Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, on conditional cash transfer are "regrettable and dangerous." Lawan and Gbajabiamila had faulted the manner in which SIP was being implemented during the 14-day lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari. At a [...]

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    You may be isolated for 14 days, Kaduna warns incoming travellers

You may be isolated for 14 days, Kaduna warns incoming travellers

The Kaduna government says any traveller going into the state risks a 14-day isolation. In a statement on Wednesday, Samuel Aruwan, commissioner of internal security and home affairs, advised those who do not have valid pass but intend visiting the state to cancel such plans. The state has been under 24-hour curfew with a two-day window period each week for residents to [...]

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    Fire didn’t destroy any record at accountant-general’s office, says minister

Fire didn’t destroy any record at accountant-general’s office, says minister

Clem Agba, minister of state for budget and planning, says the fire that gutted the office of the accountant-general of the federation did not destroy any record. On Wednesday, fire broke out at the Treasury House, a building housing the AGF's office. Officials of the Federal Fire Service and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were able to put out the fire after [...]

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    Fire breaks out at accountant-general’s office in Abuja

Fire breaks out at accountant-general’s office in Abuja

There is a fire outbreak at the Treasury House, a building housing the office of the accountant-general of the federation (AGF). The building is located on Samuel Ladoke Akintola boulevard at Garki 2 area of the federal capital territory (FCT). TheCable learnt the fire started on the second floor of the building and gutted parts of the AGF's office on Wednesday. The cause [...]

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    We are not satisfied with how SIP is being implemented during lockdown, say Lawan, Gbaja

We are not satisfied with how SIP is being implemented during lockdown, say Lawan, Gbaja

Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, have faulted the manner in which the Social Investment Programme (SIP) of the federal government is being implemented during the lockdown. President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the lockdown of the federal capital territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19. Speaking at [...]

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    Local transmission of COVID-19 is increasing in Lagos, says health commissioner

Local transmission of COVID-19 is increasing in Lagos, says health commissioner

Akin Abayomi, Lagos state commissioner of health, says local transmission of COVID-19 is increasing. At a press briefing on Monday, Abayomi explained that as at week four, 82 percent of the COVID-19 cases were imported into the country. The commissioner said the following week, 45 percent of the patients had no travel history - an indication that local transmission was on the [...]

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    Coronavirus: Boris Johnson taken to intensive care

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson taken to intensive care

Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, has been transferred to intensive care as he battles with the coronavirus. He was put on admission on Sunday night after the symptoms failed to subside. One of Johnson's aides said the prime minister was moved there on the advice of his medical team. "Since Sunday evening, the prime minister has been under the care of doctors [...]

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    We’ve recorded another case of COVID-19, says Kaduna health commissioner

We’ve recorded another case of COVID-19, says Kaduna health commissioner

Amina Mohammed Baloni, Kaduna commissioner for health, says the state recorded a new case of COVID-19 on Sunday. In a statement on Monday, Baloni said the development has brought the total number of the cases in the state to five. The commissioner said the state government has been taking "vigorous" measures to contain the spread of the disease since February. "So far, the [...]

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    Lai to Nigerians: Lockdown may be extended if you don’t behave yourselves

Lai to Nigerians: Lockdown may be extended if you don’t behave yourselves

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the lockdown in federal capital territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states could be extended if residents do not behave themselves. On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a 14-day lockdown as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. So far, Nigeria has recorded 190 cases of coronavirus, two deaths and 25 reoveries. Speaking at a press conference [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: Those behind Abba Kyari’s death rumour are heartless

Fani-Kayode: Those behind Abba Kyari’s death rumour are heartless

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says those behind the death of rumour of Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, are "vicious and heartless". There has been a rumour -- mostly on social media -- that the president's right-hand man died from COVID-19 complications. He tested positive for the disease last week. In a tweet on Thursday, Fani-Kayode described [...]

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    Meanwhile… Nigeria’s Lassa fever death toll rises to 185

Meanwhile… Nigeria’s Lassa fever death toll rises to 185

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country has so far recorded 185 deaths from Lassa fever in 2020. Last week, the reported death toll was 176. In a situation report published on its website on Thursday, the centre said 27 states have recorded one case of the disease across 126 local government areas. The NCDC said the number of infected [...]

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    COVID-19: Danjuma’s VSF targets N1bn food, medicine for IDPs

COVID-19: Danjuma’s VSF targets N1bn food, medicine for IDPs

Theophilus Danjuma, chairman of the Victims Support Fund, has inaugurated a taskforce on COVID-19. Toyosi-Akerele Ogunsuji is chairperson of the taskforce while Mali Gubio, John Gana, Sunday Oibe, Alkasim Abdulkadir and Sunday Ochoche are members. The taskforce is to raise N1 billion worth of food, medicine and other essentials for internally displaced persons (IDP) and other vulnerable people in the country. This is [...]

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    Ganduje, wife test negative for coronavirus

Ganduje, wife test negative for coronavirus

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Hafsat, his wife, have tested negative for coronavirus. In a statement on Thursday, Abba Anwar, chief press secretary (CPS) to the governor, quoted Ganduje as saying he is praying for the quick recovery of all those that have tested positive for COVID-19. "We thank Almighty Allah for this result which shows negative. That is how [...]

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    Ehanire: Nine new coronavirus cases in Osun came to Nigeria by road

Ehanire: Nine new coronavirus cases in Osun came to Nigeria by road

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says the nine new COVID-19 patients in Osun state came into the country from Benin Republic by road. At a media briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Wednesday, the minister said the patients were originally coming from Cote d'Ivoire and had passed through Benin Republic from where they were to link [...]

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    COVID-19: Kaduna temporarily lifts curfew

COVID-19: Kaduna temporarily lifts curfew

The Kaduna government has temporarily lifted the restriction of movement within the state. Hadiza Balarabe, deputy governor of the state who announced this in a broadcast on Wednesday, said the curfew will be eased from 3pm on Wednesday till 12 midnight on Thursday. She said the decision to relax the curfew “is to enable people to stock up on food and other [...]

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    Makinde: I made a joke about COVID-19 but the disease is real

Makinde: I made a joke about COVID-19 but the disease is real

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, says though he made a joke about COVID-19, the disease is real. At a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally held in Ibadan on March 18, the governor had said the disease is not in his party. "They said we should not do this rally because of coronavirus. It was their leader that said coronavirus is in [...]

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