That the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is ravaging the world is no longer news. At the last count, global fatalities have surpassed sixteen thousand (16000) deaths with over 386000 cases. Countries like Italy (50,000+) USA (45,000 +) Spain (29500+) France (16000 +) and Iran (14500+) are some of the worse hit.
The Federal Government in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) has directed the shut down of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The Federal Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire on Friday announced that Nigeria has extended travel restrictions to Sweden and Austria in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).
The deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has regained his freedom from detention as directed by court order, he is set to leave Awe town in Nasarawa to a place of his choice. The deposed Emir was whisked to Awe, a town in Nasarawa state after he was stripped of his monarch title by the order of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state.
Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the son of the immediate late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero has emerged as the new Emir of Kano to succeed dethroned Muhammadu Sanusi II. The Secretary to the State Government of Kano, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, made the announcement; just few hours after the Emir Muhammadu Sanusi was send packing.
President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly arrived Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ahead of the 33rd Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmed, confirmed this development on his Twitter account on Friday night.
The committee set up by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to look into issues surrounding the recent suspension of United States’ immigrant visa issuance to Nigerians has begun talks with the American government officials over the matter.
According to Saturday Punch, Buhari had named the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, as the head of the committee, raised to liaise with the US government on the matter.
The United States Embassy in Nigeria has denied reports that it rejected the visa application of Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners' Chapel International. According to Punch, a newspaper had reported that the cleric was denied a visa, a report which went viral on social media.
Indications are high on Tuesday, 17th December 2019 that university lecturers, who failed to enrol on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), might face a bleak Christmas. This was because the Federal Government insisted on a directive of President Muhammadu Buhari on the payroll system.
On Monday, the Spanish Supreme Court jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders over their roles in the failed bid for secession about two years ago. While Catalonia’s former vice-president Oriol Junqueras was convicted of sedition and misuse of public funds and sentenced to 13 years in prison, former Catalan foreign minister Raül Romeva, labour minister Dolors Bassa and regional government spokesman Jordi Turull were each convicted of the same offences and sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment and handed 12-year bans on holding office.
The Federal Government has on Friday kicked against the United Nation (UN) Rapporteur report against Nigeria as violence saying the claims were disappointing. The federal government revealed that some of the displaced people in the country was a result of ethnic and communal clashes contrary to her claim.
The Federal government is set unfold several entrepreneurship skill programs to address unemployment rate in Nigeria. Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi, the Minister of State for Science and Technology disclosed this on Thursday when a contingent of the Nasarawa All Progressive Congress (APC) paid him a courtesy call in his Abuja office.