TECHNOLOGY

Covid-19: NITDA Calls For Cooperation With Data Collection Officials_Ada Nkong

The National Information Technology Development Agency ,NITDA says the strategy employed by authorities at the border to obtain data that can be used to contain Covid-19 aligns with NDPR guidelines as well as the Nigerian Constitution.A statement by the Head, Corporate Affairs & External Relations for NITDA, Hadiza Umar calls on Nigerians and foreigners to… Continue reading Covid-19: NITDA Calls For Cooperation With Data Collection Officials_Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus_Ada Nkong

In a video posted on Twitter minutes ago, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, confirmed he had developed mild symptoms – “a temperature and persistent cough” – over the last 24 hours and, on the advice of the chief medical officer, he took a test which returned positive for coronavirus. Johnson said he is self-isolating and… Continue reading Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus_Ada Nkong

Judiciary

Supreme Court Dismisses APC Appeal Against Zamfara_Ada Nkong

The Supreme Court Friday, dismissed the application for judicial review filed by the APC in Zamfara State against Senator Kabiru Marafa and 179 others. The Justice Inyang Okoro led court,held that the application is a vexatious, frivolous and gross abuse of court process. The court awarded the cost of N2m to be paid by the… Continue reading Supreme Court Dismisses APC Appeal Against Zamfara_Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

South Africa Records First Two Covid-19 Deaths_ Ada Nkong

South Africa on Friday reported its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus outbreak as the number of confirmed cases breached the 1,000 mark, the government said. “This morning we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19,” Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement.… Continue reading South Africa Records First Two Covid-19 Deaths_ Ada Nkong

Governance

President Buhari Orders Release of N 15 Billion Covid-19 Intervention Fund_Ada Nkong

In a bid to intensify efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate release of N15 billion to the Lagos State government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) .The President explained on his twitter handle on Thursday, that the approval follows the extensive briefings he has… Continue reading President Buhari Orders Release of N 15 Billion Covid-19 Intervention Fund_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

14 New Cases of Covid-19 In Nigeria_Ada Nkong

The National center for disease control says 14 new cases of Covid-19 have been discovered in Nigeria. Of the 14, 12 are in Lagos while two are in the FCT. 6 were discovered on a vessel. 3 returned from outside the country and 1 is a close contact of a confirmed case. The total number… Continue reading 14 New Cases of Covid-19 In Nigeria_Ada Nkong

Governance

Full Text of Lai Mohammed’s Address on Covid-19 Measures_Ada Nkong

TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE HON MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED, IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY, 26 MARCH, 2020. Good afternoon gentlemen, and welcome to this press conference, called to update you on the measures being taken by the Federal Government to tackle the #Coronavirus pandemic. I want to say… Continue reading Full Text of Lai Mohammed’s Address on Covid-19 Measures_Ada Nkong