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    Umahi bows, apologises to The Sun, Vanguard reporters

    Ebonyi State Governor Chief David Umahi has tendered an unreserved apology to the correspondents of The SUN and Vanguard newspapers in the State, Mr Chijioke Agwu and Mr Peter Okutu respectively, and called on them and their media organizations to partner his government to develop the State. Governor Umahi had on Wednesday last week barred […] More

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    COVID-19: Gov. Fintiri confirms second case in Adamawa

    …Makes Face Mask Compulsory The Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has made the use of face mask compulsory in public as the state has recorded another case of Coronavirus. The governor said the second case, being a medical practitioner, has thrown a new challenge into the contact tracing management of the disease in the […] More

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    Trump’s WHO funding freeze

    President Donald Trump ACCUSTOMED to crude display of power, President Donald Trump has frozen the United States’ funding of the World Health Organisation amid the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the entire world. His grouse with the agency is that it easily accepted China’s narrative of the health crisis; and by so doing, mismanaged its information, which […] More

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    COVID19: Sex workers and their clients arrested in Ondo for flouting state government’s lockdown order

    No fewer than 18 commercial sex workers have been arrested in Ondo State for flouting the state government’s lockdown order put in place to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the state.  Doyin Odebowale, Chairman of the Special Task Force on COVID-19 Enforcement and  Compliance in the state, who confirmed this to newsmen, said the sex […] More

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    North Korea’s Kim ‘alive and well’ —Seoul

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “alive and well”, a top security adviser to the South’s President Moon Jae-in said, downplaying rumours over Kim’s health following his absence from a key anniversary. “Our government position is firm,” said Moon’s special adviser on national security Moon Chung-in, in an interview […] More

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    Reps resume plenary Tuesday

    File: House of Reps Kayode Oyero The House of Representatives says it will resume plenary on Tuesday as Nigeria’s cases of coronavirus spread to over 30 states. Clerk to the House, Patrick Giwa, made this known on Sunday night in a memo made public via Twitter. The PUNCH had reported that the House adjourned plenary on March […] More

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    COVID-19: Stay at home if you love yourself – Adeboye

    Pastor Enoch Adeboye Kayode Oyero The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has advised Nigerians to obey the lockdown order of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The PUNCH reports that the Federal Capital […] More

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    Young people do better with coronavirus – Lagos health commissioner

    Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi Kayode Oyero Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi, says the youth population in the state gives it an edge in the fight against the pandemic. He said young people do better with the virus and the government would undertake a study on the genetics of this […] More

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    WHO official, two others test positive for Coronavirus in Bauchi

    A World Health Organisation staff and two others, have tested positive for Coronavirus in Bauchi State. The WHO staff is reportedly the third official of the International health agency to test positive for Coronavirus in the state. The Nation reported that the other two cases are said to be Lagos-returnees.  The recent development brings the total number […] More

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    Coronavirus: Lockdown has not been effective – Lagos Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa

    Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly has stated that the lockdown order issued by President Buhari in the state has not been effective in curbing the spread of the disease.  The Speaker who called for domestication of the lockdown order in tweets he shared, averred that if the lockdown must continue,  it is better […] More

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    Abba Kyari almost became Obasanjo’s VP in 1999 – President Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura

    President Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura has penned down a glowing tribute to his uncle’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari who died of Coronavirus last week.  Daura described Kyari as an intelligent man who was recommended as running mate to Olusegun Obasanjo after Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999.  He wrote;  “These times coincided with the country’s return […] More

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