Monday, February 15, 2021



COVID-19: Nigerian govt bans Emirates flights

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has slammed a 72-hour suspension on the Emirates Airlines’ outbound flights for violating COVID-19 regulations in the country.

Nigeria explains delay in getting Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Nigeria says the first batch of 100,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 is delayed because of “politics and logistics due to no...

Days after signing order on mandatory use of face mask, President Buhari appears without one in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday appeared without face mask in his Daura hometown, violating Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Protection Regulations 2021 he signed on Thursday. The...

Disregard misinformation on lockdown — PTF

The Federal Government on Thursday urged Nigerians to disregard the news circulating on the social media that it was contemplating another lockdown. Boss Mustapha, Secretary...

#EndSARS: NHRC panel postpones sitting indefinitely

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, an independent investigative panel on the violations of human rights by the defunct Special Anti-Robbed Squad, SARS, has postponed sitting indefinitely.

Minister: 18,699 active coronavirus cases stretch Nigeria’s health facilities

The Federal Government says increasing cases of COVID-19 are imposing enormous burden on the nation’s health facilities. The Minister of State for Health, Sen. Olorunnimbe...

Nigerian governors to join Buhari, Osinbajo to take COVID-19 vaccine on live TV

The governors of Nigeria’s 36 states have agreed to take the COVID-19 vaccine on live television to help drive acceptance among the populace. The chairman...

COVID-19: Nigerian govt mulls fresh lockdown, says cases on the increase

The Federal Government says imposition of a fresh lockdown in the country will become imminent when the number of COVID-19 infections continues to spike.

New Year: NIPOST chair tasks Nigerians on COVID-19 measures

The Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST, Maimuna Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to observe COVID-19 protection measures as we step into the New Year.

COVID-19: Nigeria announces new travel rules for passengers from UK, South Africa

The Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19  has announced new travel rules for passengers coming into Nigeria  from South Africa and the UK where...

COVID-19: Buhari cancels Christmas homage

The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari will not be hosting the usual Christmas homage by religious and community leaders in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, on Friday.

COVID-19: Nigerians will get vaccines free of charge – PTF

The National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, has said that the Federal Government will administer the COVID-19 vaccine to Nigerians free of charge.

COVID-19: Nigerian govt orders workers from level 12 to stay at home

The Federal Government on Tuesday ordered civil servants from grade level 12 and below to stay at home for five weeks.

COVID-19: No fresh lockdown over second wave, Nigerian govt insists

The Federal Government on Tuesday clarified that it has not declared a fresh lockdown of the country following confirmation of a second wave of COVID-19.

COVID-19: Buhari extends PTF mandate till March 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the mandate of the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on the COVID-19 pandemic till March 2021.

BREAKING: PTF to brief Buhari over second wave of COVID-19

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet with members of the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon, the Presidency has said.

COVID-19: Nigerian govt mulls re-imposing travel ban

Worried about the mutated strain of COVID-19 manifesting itself in the United Kingdom, the Federal Government says it may impose a travel ban to and from certain parts of the world.

National Sports Festival shifted to January

The National Sports Festival, NSF, earlier slated for Benin from Dec. 3 to Dec.13, has been rescheduled to hold at the same venue from Jan.3 to Jan.17, 2021, an official has said.

COVID-19: PTF orders schools to send home pupils with respiratory symptoms

National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, has ordered schools to send pupils with respiratory symptoms consistent with Coronavirus (COVID-19) back home to reduce risk of transmission.

#EndSARS protest will trigger second wave of COVID-19 infections, PTF warns

The Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19, has warned against an increase in the coronavirus outbreak as a result of the ongoing #EndSARS campaign across various cities in the country.

COVID-19: NYSC can reopen orientation camps – PTF

The Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19, has given the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, the go-ahead to reopen orientation camps across the country.

COVID-19: NCDC directs schools to conduct weekly risk assessments

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has directed states to conduct risk assessment on a weekly basis in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 among pupils.

COVID-19: FCT minister directs reopening of all schools on Sunday

The FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, on Thursday directed the reopening of all schools in the Federal Capital Territory on Sunday, Oct. 11 for the 2020/2021 Academic Session.

School re-opening: Nigerian govt deploys 60,000 environmental workers to 774 LGAs

The Federal Government has deployed 60,000 Environmental Health Emergency Volunteer Corps, EHEVC, to cover schools, as the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID – 19 has approved re-opening of schools across the country.

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