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Akeredolu, Lai Mohammed test negative for Coronavirus

The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday, tested negative for Coronavirus. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, confirmed this to The PUNCH on the telephone. He said, “The result is negative, I can confirm that. The governor has even confirmed it himself this morning.” Also, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed,… Read More »

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Osinbajo tests negative for coronavirus, says aide

The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, said Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has tested negative for coronavirus. Taking to his twitter handle this morning, he tweeted, “Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo tests negative”. However, he did not say when the test was conducted. When contacted, Osinbajo’s spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, confirmed it. He… Read More »

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Buhari’s chief of staff Abba Kyari tests positive for coronavirus

The Chief of Staff of the Nigerian president, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for coronavirus, multiple sources said on Tuesday. Kyari, a close ally to President Muhammadu Buhari, was away in Germany in early March with a delegation of other Nigerian officials for meetings with Siemens AG. It is unclear if he self-isolated before he… Read More »

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Social Media Bill: Why The Media Should Beheld Accountable – Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, Saturday in Abuja said the media should be held accountable for any misinformation capable of causing devastating consequences on the nation, economy and individuals. In a paper presentation entitled Media and Democracy: Challenges of Journalism, at the 2020 Annual Lecture of the… Read More »

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President Buhari Urges Precaution, Not Fear On Coronavirus Cases

Nigeria, like every other country around the world, is dealing with the unexpected and unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Muhammadu Buhari administration has taken some steps to mitigate the effects on the Nigerian people. To prevent the spread of cases imported into Nigeria, the President has already ordered the restrictions of travel from… Read More »

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Covid 19: Fg Repositions Economy To Mitigate Global Effect

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed a repositioning of the economy, starting with a review of 2020 budget to reflect realities in oil sector, and prioritizing health sector infrastructure to respond to the threats posed by COVID-19. President Buhari gave the directive after the 2nd Regular Meeting of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), which also… Read More »

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President Buhari Consoles With Families, Victims Of Explosion

President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with families who lost loved ones, and all those affected by explosion in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, on Sunday. The President condoles with the Lagos State government and all residents affected by the unfortunate incident, which left many injured and destroyed property. President Buhari said:… Read More »

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Pressure mounts for Sanusi’s release

Even though President Muhammadu Buhari has denied any role in the ordeal of former Kano Emir Muhammadu Sanusi, stakeholders are unrelenting in pointing out that he should stop his security operatives from being used to detain the deposed traditional ruler. Besides, Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, yesterday rated the protagonist and antagonist in the Kano royal… Read More »

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Remarks By President Buhari At The Dinner Session Following The Conclusion Of The Going For Growth 2:0 Roundtable Session

Protocols 1. I am delighted to welcome critical stakeholders in Nigeria’s private sector to this dinner, following the successful conclusion of the Going for Growth 2.0 roundtable session. 2. When a request was made on whether I could meet with participants after the roundtable, I did not hesitate to say ‘’yes’’, as I believe that… Read More »

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Kwankwaso claims Buhari ordered Sanusi’s dethronement

Former Kano State governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has accused Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari of ordering the dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the emir of Kano. Sanusi was removed from the throne on Monday by Kano State Government. The state accused Sanusi of the “Emir is in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of… Read More »