Nigerian Govt Issues Statement Confirming Flights Resumption

It is now official that domestic flights in Nigeria will resume on Sunday June 21, 2020. This would be three months after airports were shut. The federal government confirmed the reopening in a statement Monday night. Earlier in the day at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing, the date was tentative. A statement by …

Churches, Mosques To Reopen As FG Lifts Ban On Religious Gatherings

The federal government has lifted the ban on religious gatherings across the country. The government had imposed the ban two months ago to check the spread of coronavirus. But at the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the …

Federal Government Finally Eases Lockdown In Kano State

The Federal Government has eased the lockdown imposed on Kano State as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made this known during a briefing in Abuja. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had in an address to …

Power Distributors Sue Federal Government Over Business Interference

Electricity distribution companies have dragged the Federal Government to court to restrain it from further interfering in the corporate business activities of the power firms. According to the firms, the government, through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and other agencies, had been interfering in the corporate activities of the Discos, a development, they claimed, had …

FG Approves New Health Protocol For International Flights

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Health has approved a new health protocol for Nigerian crew who operate flights outside the country. The Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Musa Nuhu, in a circular to airlines, said the new protocol would replace the current practice where Nigeria-based flight crew members operating …

Federal Government Declares Monday May 25 & Tuesday May 26 Public Holidays

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 25th, and Tuesday, May 26th, as public holidays to mark the Eldi Fitri Celebration. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in Abuja. Aregbesola congratulated all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast. A statement by the …

Federal Government Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday a public holiday in Nigeria to mark the Eid-al Fitr celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this in a statement by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, on Thursday. Aregbesola felicitated with all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the …

Apologise To Nigerians Over Chinese Medical Team – PDP Tells Federal Government

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the Federal Government of betrayal and cover-up in the activities of a 15-man Chinese team that arrived in the country on April 8. It demanded an “immediate apology” from the government “for taking the citizens for granted” by declaring not to know its whereabouts after it accorded it a …

PDP Gives Federal Government 48-hour to declare Chinese Doctors’ Whereabouts

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given the Federal Government a 48-hour ultimatum to state the whereabouts of the Chinese medical team brought in purportedly to assist in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. In a statement released by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP said its position is predicated …

Nigerians To Start Renting Cooking Gas Cylinders – Federal Government

The Federal Government on Thursday announced that it was creating micro-distribution centres where users of cooking gas would access the commodity at affordable rates and rent cylinders. It also disclosed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and other oil marketers would start installing Compressed Natural Gas pumps at filling stations in order to make Nigerians …

Dead Fishes on Niger Delta State Coastline Linked to Toxic Waste

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency on Thursday May 14, revealed its findings following investigations carried out after dead fishes were found along the Atlantic Ocean’s coastline. The agency stated that the dead fishes found along the Atlantic Ocean’s coastline indicated high level of toxicity caused by wastes discharge which might have come …

We Don’t Know Where The Chinese Medical Team Who Came To Offer Assistance Are” – Federal Government Declares

The Federal Government has said it does not know the whereabouts of the Chinese doctors and technicians who came into the country to offer assistance to Nigeria in the fight against the Coronavirus on the invitation of the government. The shocking statement by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire at the daily briefing of the …

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Attacks Federal Government

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, reenacted his attacks on the Federal Government on Friday, accusing it of hypocrisy and willful sabotage of the state by its security agencies. In a state broadcast yesterday, the Rivers State governor said that nobody should be surprised if the coronavirus cases in the state escalated in the coming weeks …

General Ozigi forfeits N426 Million to Nigerian Government

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday May 8, ordered the forfeiture of N426.7 million traced to retired Brigadier-General John Onimisi Ozigi (rtd) to the Nigerian government. The judgement was passed following a motion filed by Ekereuwem Anana, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the suit which also has Diamond …

Federal Government said This Lockdown Will Still Continue If Coronavirus Cases Rise

The Federal Government says if there is an explosion of cases of coronavirus infections, it will be left with no choice but to ask all Nigerians to go back to their homes. Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this in Abuja yesterday at a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. …