Lagos residents demand further easing of lockdown

May 31, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

Residents of Lagos and other states affected by the federal government’s stay-at-home order which began on March 30 to curb spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, are beginning to express a sign of relief over the expectation that the federal government may likely re-opens the economy fully as the second week of gradual easing of lockdown expires today, Read More

Murray, Konta set for British Tour

May 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A series of professional tennis events will take place in Britain from early July as the sport continues to emerge from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The LTA said four British Tour events would be held between July 3-26, subject to confirmation of government requirements. Former world number one Andy Murray could be set to compete, as could Read More

Covid-19: PAN donates food items to Kaduna govt

May 20, 2020 David Agba 0

As part of its corporate social responsibility, PAN Nigeria Limited, an auto manufacturing and assembly plant in Nigeria, has donated food items to the people of Kaduna state, in support of the state government’s efforts to ease the hardships brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic.       The items, comprising 60 bags of rice, 60 bags of beans and 100 cartons of Read More

Covid-19 and politics of lockdown in Plateau

May 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It’s not a palatable experience for residents of Plateau state over Covid-19 restrictions. MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU writes on how the lockdown affects lives generally and agitation for a review. Plateau state is one among states that do not have many confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) but is among those states whose people were serially kept under lockdown as Read More

COVID-19: Kebbi approves payment of allowances for health workers, discharges 5 patients

May 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Kebbi state Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has approved the payment of operational safety allowances for frontline health workers fighting COVID-19 pandemic in the state. According to a statement made available to Blueprint by the Special Adviser Media to the Governor Yahaya Sarki, the state commissioner of Health , Alhaji Jafar Mohammmed, who also doubles as the Chairman, State Task Read More

Covid-19: FG opens up on when, states school feeding programme ‘ll commence

May 10, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The school feeding programme for pupils in basic schools will commence in four states next week, as part of measures to cushion the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on vulnerable households. President Muhammadu Buhari had, during his first broadcast in March, directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to work with relevant state governments in developing Read More

Oyo lawmakers commended over allocation cut to combat COVID-19

April 23, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Director, Federal Ministry of Information, Ibadan, Mrs Omolara Esan, has commended the Oyo State House of Assembly for agreeing to a 30 percent reduction in their monthly allocation. Esan, who gave the commendation in a statement issued Wednesday in Ibadan, said the lawmakers had agreed to the cut, as part of their contributions to the fight against the spread Read More

Happening now: Despite attending Abba Kyari’s burial; SGF, others show up for Covid-19 PTF briefing

April 20, 2020 Editor 0

The chairman of Presidential Task Force for Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 (SGF) Boss Mustapha is currently attending daily briefing on the pandemic in Abuja despite taking part during the burial of Abba Kyari, former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari last weekend. Aside Mustapha, Miinister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika; the Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; Read More

Breaking: In Kaduna, El-Rufai meets Covid-19 committee, speaks on ICU claims

April 20, 2020 Editor 0

Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Monday held a virtual meeting with the state standing committee on Covid-19. Shortly after the meeting, El-Rufai via his verified twitter handle debunked reports making round that he was in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He said, “Earlier today, I took 2 hours out of isolation to attend the daily virtual meeting of State Read More

FFS decontaminates INEC, CBN, FIRS buildings, others against Coronavirus in Abuja

April 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has said it has decontaminated premises of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) among other agencies in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Other premises fumigated are; Federal Ministry of Environment, Raw Material Research Council, Human Rights Commission, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and National Identity Read More


April 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

This strange thing appeared in Wuhan and the atmosphere of the whole world changed perceptibly, at the moment of writing this script, the coronavirus pandemic has continues to spread and has reached nearly every corner of the world, Nigerias philanthropists are urgently working to keep communities safe and strengthen fragile health systems to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. No one knows for Read More

COVID-19 troubles all, not only Abba Kyari, Nasir El-Rufai, Bala Mohammed, et al

April 9, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In Nigeria, since the Coronavirus disease, otherwise called COVID-19, has spread out of China, there has been an interesting pattern about who is getting infected. As the coronavirus has spread around the world, the virus for some reasons unknown to men, has affected the affluent and the socially well-connected, as well as working-class people.  Coronavirus disease is an infectious disease Read More