Mansur Ibrahim

    ‘You’re in our prayers’ — Twitter reactions to el-Rufai’s coronavirus status

‘You’re in our prayers’ — Twitter reactions to el-Rufai’s coronavirus status

Nigerians on social media platforms have reacted after Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, announced that he tested positive for coronavirus. El-rufai had taken to his Twitter page on Saturday to share a video where he disclosed his status for COVID-19. The development makes him the second governor to test positive for the killer virus in Nigeria, after Bala Mohammed, his counterpart in [...]

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    PHOTOS: Scene of Akure explosion

PHOTOS: Scene of Akure explosion

An explosion in Akure, Ondo state, on Saturday morning, destroyed many residential houses, a church building and a school. The explosion suspected to be a bomb blast cut off the busy Akure/Owo road. Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of the state, visited the site of the explosion. Below are photos from the scene of the incident.     [...]

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    PHOTOS: Lagos provides food for residents affected by COVID-19 lockdown

PHOTOS: Lagos provides food for residents affected by COVID-19 lockdown

The Lagos state government has launched an emergency food response programme for its residents. This is to cushion the effects of the stay-at-home directive issued by the state government to contain coronavirus (COVID-19) on residents. Lagos has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country -- with 44 patients of the disease. "I am happy to announce an economic stimulus package to [...]

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    PHOTOS: Shehu Sani donates masks, sanitisers to prison, religious centres

PHOTOS: Shehu Sani donates masks, sanitisers to prison, religious centres

Shehu Sani, a former senator, has donated nose masks to a custodial centre of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kaduna state and some religious organisations. The beneficiaries are Bishara Baptist Church, Hadeja road, Kaduna; Alsudani mosque, Rigasa still in Kaduna and the custodial centre. Speaking after the donation, the former lawmaker said: "If Coronavirus had come during electioneering period, political leaders would [...]

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    PHOTOS: Air force moves medical kit donated by Jack Ma from Lagos to Abuja

PHOTOS: Air force moves medical kit donated by Jack Ma from Lagos to Abuja

The Nigerian air force has airlifted medical kit donated by Jack Ma, Chinese billionaire, from Lagos to Abuja. The Chinese philanthropist had sent some medical materials to African countries, including Nigeria, amid the outbreak of coronavirus. The kit arrived in Lagos on Tuesday and A Adesanya, an air vice marshall, announced that they were subsequently moved to Abuja. Below are photos Adesanya shared on [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ghana disinfects markets over coronavirus

PHOTOS: Ghana disinfects markets over coronavirus

Ghana is disinfecting all markets in the state capital, Accra, over coronavirus. The action became necessary following the confirmation of over a dozen case in the city. Ghana recorded its first death on Sunday, a 61-year-old Lebanese male trader who was a resident of Kumasi. The disinfection was carried out by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly. Below are photos and video of the exercise. https://twitter.com/AccraMetropolis/status/1242084286620217345?s=20 [...]

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    PHOTOS: Friday prayers suspended at mosques across Lagos, Abuja

PHOTOS: Friday prayers suspended at mosques across Lagos, Abuja

As part of measures to check the spread of coronavirus, major mosques across the country did not hold Juma't service on Friday. The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) had earlier directed Muslim faithful to comply with instructions from the government and health authorities. The Ansar ud deen Society of Nigeria also suspended mosque activities involving Friday congregational prayers. The governments of [...]

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    PHOTOS: PDP holds mega rally — amid coronavirus outbreak

PHOTOS: PDP holds mega rally — amid coronavirus outbreak

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held a mega rally in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, on Wednesday, amid public concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Since Nigeria recorded its first case in February, this is the first time that different measures were put in place to check the spread of the virus. Nigeria confirmed five fresh cases on Wednesday and the governments of Ogun [...]

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    PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu visits scene of gas explosion, condoles with victims

PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu visits scene of gas explosion, condoles with victims

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, and Obafemi Hamzat, his deputy, visited the scene of a gas explosion at Abule Ado in Lagos on Monday. The explosion which happened in the early hours of Sunday destroyed over 50 houses and also led to death of 15 persons. Below are photos. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Bakare, el-Rufai, Bala Usman meet Sanusi in Lagos

PHOTOS: Bakare, el-Rufai, Bala Usman meet Sanusi in Lagos

Muhammadu Sanusi II, dethroned emir of Kano played host to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna; Tunde Bakare, senior pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, and Hadiza Bala Usman, director of Nigerian Port Authority. The former emir had arrived Lagos on Friday night from Awe, Nasarawa, where he was on exile following a court order annulling the order to keep him in [...]

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    PHOTOS: Sanusi’s mother at Awe before son’s departure

PHOTOS: Sanusi’s mother at Awe before son’s departure

The mother of Muhammad Sanusi, deposed emir of Kano, visited her son at Awe, the Nasarawa town where he was banished to after his dethronement. Dressed in a red gown, the former emir's mother was accompanied by two ladies. Shortly after meeting with her son, Sanusi departed the town in the company of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state. Below are some [...]

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    PHOTOS: Sanusi in high spirits as he receives el-Rufai in Awe

PHOTOS: Sanusi in high spirits as he receives el-Rufai in Awe

Muhammad Sanusi II, deposed emir of Kano, was all smiles as he received Nasir el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state, in his ''exile home'' at Awe, Nasarawa state, on Friday. El-Rufai, who recently appointed Sanusi as vice-chairman of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), greeted the ex-monarch with a bow as they shook hands. Below are photos. [...]

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    Rare pictures of the new emir of Kano

Rare pictures of the new emir of Kano

It's not every day that you will get to see a traditional ruler in shirts and fez-cap instead of  the royal dress but in these pictures, Aminu Ado Bayero, the new emir of Kano, spotted the non-royal outfit. The monarch also posed for a photograph with his mother who is a princess from Ilorin, Kwara state. Bayero was appointed emir of Kano on [...]

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    PHOTOS: Exotic cars, hotel seized from 30-year-old ‘fraudster’ in Lagos

PHOTOS: Exotic cars, hotel seized from 30-year-old ‘fraudster’ in Lagos

Operatives of the Economic andFinancial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested Oladimeji Ogunfolaju, owner of Lakers Hotel and Lake County Entertainment in Lagos, for alleged involvement in internet fraud. The hotel, alleged to be a haven for Internet fraudsters, is being guarded by armed security men from three security agencies, including the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Navy. Ogunfolaju, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Gowon, two governors in Aso Rock as Osinbajo marks 63rd birthday

PHOTOS: Gowon, two governors in Aso Rock as Osinbajo marks 63rd birthday

Yakubu Gowon, former head of state; Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, and Udom Emmanuel, his Akwa Ibom counterpart; were at the presidential villa in Abuja as Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo marked his 63rd birthday on Sunday. Family members of the vice-president also attended the brief ceremony. Below are photos: [...]

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    PHOTOS: Okonjo-Iweala attends South Africa’s economic council meeting

PHOTOS: Okonjo-Iweala attends South Africa’s economic council meeting

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's former minister of finance, was at South Africa's presidential economic advisory council meeting in Tshwane on Friday. "With President Ramaphosa, members of cabinet, and members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council in Pretoria discussing sources of growth for the South African economy and win-win economic interactions with the continent," Okonjo-Iweala tweeted. https://twitter.com/NOIweala/status/1236204448407568385?s=20 Cyril Ramaphosa, South African president, chaired the meeting. According [...]

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