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Osinbajo goes into self-isolation after coronavirus scare

Osinbajo goes into self-isolation after coronavirus scare
March 24
21:42 2020

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has gone into self-isolation as a precaution over the COVID-19 pandemic, TheCable understands.

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has tested positive for the virus, leading to suggestions that other members of the federal executive council (FEC) should take precaution.

Only one seat separates Kyari and Osinbajo inside the council chambers where FEC meetings are held.

It is still not clear how Kyari contracted the virus, although suspicion is tied to his recent trip to Germany where he went with Sale Mamman, minister of power, to discuss power projects with Siemens.


It is also possible that he caught the virus in Nigeria given the number of high-profile Nigerians who recently returned from the red zones.

However, Osinbajo is not leaving anything to chance as he has decided to self-isolate to avoid spreading the virus in the event that he too might have contracted it.

The vice-president was not in his office on Tuesday.


Laolu Akande, his spokesman, later confirmed that the nation’s number two citizen is in self-isolation.


Ade Ipaye, the deputy chief of staff who works with the vice-president, is also in isolation, sources told TheCable.

The presidential task force on COVID-19 toured the presidential villa on Tuesday afternoon, starting from the office of Kyari.

President Muhammadu Buhari has tested negative after his sample was taken following Kyari’s positive result.



  1. Josh
    Josh March 25, 08:12

    This is what should have been averted long before now they left our airports open to foreigners and now everyone is going into isolation, clueless government ever

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  2. olamide
    olamide June 08, 12:23

    Though, Nigeria records more cases daily, but I think corona is not really serious the way it is before.

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