Category: News
    Nigeria says post begging for free ventilators "unauthorised"
    Nigerian Government has said the post requesting for free ventilators from Elon Musk, a South African-born American entrepreneur and businessman, was unauthorised. Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, Finance Minister spokesman, said “fact of the post...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 190
    Petrol marketers agree to sell fuel for N123
    The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) said they have agreed to sell petrol for N123 in compliance with government directive. “The National Executive Committee (NEC) of IPMAN once more commends the Federal...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 339
    Mosque sealed after imam, members attacked Lagos officials
    Officials of the Lagos State Government were attacked at Agege area of the state during a sensitisation exercise on social distancing to curb the spread of coronavirus. Jubril Gawat, digital media aide to Lagos State governor Babajide...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 264
    NAFDAC uncovers establishment selling expired Agro-chemical inputs in Borno
    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it had uncovered an establishment engaged in the alleged illegal sale of unwholesome and expired agrochemical inputs in Maiduguri. Malam Nasiru Mato, the...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 240
    Alfa Saadu: Nigerian doctor who died of coronavirus after leaving retirement to save lives
    With no cure discovered yet, the disease declared as a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), is unrelenting in its spread across the world, leaving in its wake, stories of outright pain and anguish. For the family of Alfa...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 493
    COVID-19: FRSC impounds 3 vehicles for overloading in Oyo
    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Oyo State Command, says it has impounded three commercial vehicles for disobeying government’s order on overloading. The state FRSC Sector Commander, Mrs Uche Chukwurah, disclosed this in a telephone...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 373
    COVID-19: Kaduna Govt says patients are stable on medication
    The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Baloni, says the four confirmed coronavirus cases in the state are stable and doing well on medication. The commissioner said this in a statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna while giving an...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 350
    LASEMA confirms death of six in Epe road accident
    The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu has confirmed that six persons died after a truck fell on a commercial taxi on Epe Expressway. Oke-Osanyintolu told News Agency of...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 954
    Ayade issues executive orders on COVID-19 response
    Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has issued Executive Orders in the state following the prevalence of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in neighbouring Benue and Akwa Ibom. The orders are contained in a statement issued on Thursday in...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 721
    Ganduje, wife test negative to COVID-19
    Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and his wife, Hafsat Ganduje have tested negative to Coronavirus. Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Kano.‎ ‎“We thank Almighty Allah for...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 714
    COVID-19: Test result for ex-Ekiti Gov. Ayo Fayose revealed
    Fayose confirmed this in a tweet on his official Twitter page on Wednesday night. The 59-year-old also urged Nigerians to go for the test and remain at home in line with the Federal Government’s directive. “I took a Covid-19 test yesterday...
    By candynews April 2, 2020 803
    PDP hails El-Rufai over curfew relaxation in Kaduna
    A statement signed by the State PDP Publicity Secretary, Abraham Alberah Catoh, advised the state government to open more distribution centres for palliatives in a bid to cushion the effect of the lockdown. The party noted, “In order to...
    By candynews April 2, 2020 693
    Coronavirus: Lagos confirms 9 new cases of COVID-19
    The State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Thursday. CandyNews had reported that the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday confirmed 23 new cases. “Twenty-three new...
    By candynews April 2, 2020 657
    6-week-old baby dies of coronavirus in US
    Governor Ned Lamont made this known on his official Twitter account on Wednesday, stating that a test carried out on Tuesday night confirmed that the baby had COVID-19. According to him, the baby girl was found unresponsive and taken to the...
    By candynews April 2, 2020 1055
    Coronavirus: Accept whatever bad government gives you, it’s your fault – Pastor Giwa tells Nigerians
    Giwa stated that the only solution to the challenges facing Nigeria was for individuals to conscientize themselves and stop collecting money before voting politicians into power. In a statement he personally signed and made available to...
    By candynews April 2, 2020 891
    COVID-19: ‘Hunger may kill Nigerians’ – Nnamdi Kanu reacts to lock down
    Kanu lamented that hunger may kill poor Nigerians as a result of the lock down. In a post on his Facebook page, the IPOB leader stated that government should be more particular about the welfare of Nigerians. Recall that President Muhammadu...
    By candynews April 2, 2020 833
    Marketers give terms for selling petrol at N123.50k
    • Govt must make them comply, says chamber • ‘Nigeria earns $32.63b from oil, gas in 2018’ The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association (IPMAN) yesterday said its members would not comply with the new N123.50k per litre price of petrol...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 1233
    US virus deaths pass 5,000
    The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 5,000 late Wednesday, according to a running tally from Johns Hopkins University. At about 0235 GMT Thursday, 5,116 people had died, the tally showed, on the same day the United States...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 1138
    COVID-19 cases hit 174 despite 50 measures by presidency
    • 4,655 exposed persons still untested, says NCDC boss • Presidential task force unveils protocol for lockdown policy The presidency yesterday released a “chronicle of some of the reactions by the agencies and trained experts under the...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 1078
    Why UCH CMD, others contracted Coronavirus, by health expert
    • Seeks more awareness in local languages • Urges private sector to support govt’s efforts • CCC tasks Fed Govt on more testing centres The first Nigerian professor of Environmental Health Sciences and founder of Child Health...
    By Ola April 2, 2020 1046
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