Tag: Coronavirus

“We are optimistic that at the end of 2020, NNPC will declare dividends to Nigerians” – Mele Kyari

Mr Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says he is optimistic that the corporation will declare dividends in 2020 in spite of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kyari spoke at an interactive session with the National[Read More…]

Just In: Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus

Liverpool striker, Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus. This was confirmed by the Egyptian Football Association on its website on Friday. He contracted the virus while on international duty and expected to enter isolation. “The medical swab conducted on our national football team showed that our player, Mohamed Salah,[Read More…]

Breaking: COVID-19 Second wave, Lagos State Gov’t may impose a new lockdown

The Lagos State Government may impose a new lockdown and return other measures if there is a recurrence of high cases of coronavirus in the state. This was contained in a press statement by the Director, Public Affairs of the Ministry of Health, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, on Tuesday. The statement was[Read More…]

Buhari says Nigeria’s economy too fragile for COVID-19 lockdown

President Muhammadu Buhari, says Nigeria’s economy is too fragile for fresh COVID-19 lockdown. The President, therefore, urged Nigerians to obey all protocols recommended by health authorities to curtail the spread of the lethal coronavirus. Buhari, who stated this on Thursday via his verified Twitter handle, said compliance with COVID-19 protocols[Read More…]

Just In: Civil defence sacks officer for looting COVID-19 palliatives

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has sacked Illiya Ibrahim, corps assistant, who was seen partaking in the looting of a warehouse in the federal capital territory (FCT). A viral video had shown Ibrahim with bags of rice after hoodlums had raided the Gwagwalada warehouse looting bags of[Read More…]

Breaking: COVID-19 palliatives “looting” begin in Northern states – gunshots at ex-Speaker Dogara’s house

Hundreds of young people across Northern states, Sunday started looting COVID-19 Palliatives warehouses according to multiple accounts across the country., defying curfew imposed by State Governments. On Saturday NewsWireNGR recalls, looting continued in Southern Nigerian states, as the Cross River State Capital Calabar was about the worst hit, residents did[Read More…]

Just In: Federal Government has directed civil servants to resume work

The Federal Government has directed civil servants who have not been going to work since March when the lockdown declared to curtail the spread of COVID-19 started to return to work from Monday. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha; and the National Coordinator, Sanni Aliyu,[Read More…]

European airlines are reducing fares to attract passengers and fill the planes that are still flying

With the coronavirus crisis putting a chill on travel, European airlines are reducing fares to attract passengers and fill the planes that are still flying. Travel restrictions adopted by many countries to stem the spread of the disease have clobbered airlines, bringing air traffic to a near halt in the[Read More…]

COVID-19 test: FG to suspend passports of errant travellers for six months

The Presidential Task Force, PTF, on  Thursday warned international travellers arriving the country to carry out COVID-19 test within 14 days of their arrival. The National Coordinator of PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, said at the task force’s briefing in Abuja that such Nigerian travellers who failed to carry out the[Read More…]

COVID-19: Nigeria issues guidelines to passengers travelling to China, Europe, and North American countries

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has directed that all intending passengers to China are to obtain COVID-19 negative test certificate before departing Nigeria for the Asian country. According to a statement on Friday by the NIS spokesman, DCI Sunday James, Chinese citizens are to apply for ‘Green[Read More…]