Minnesota governor, Tim Walz asks everyone who has protested the death of George Floyd to get tested for Coronavirus

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is asking everyone who has protested the death of George Floyd to get tested for Coronavirus. Since the brutal killing of Floyd by a Minneapolis white police officer who forcefully knelt on his neck during his arrest last week,  there have been a series of protests nationwide despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Walz has now raised concern over their safety, and he is asking all those who have protested the death of George Floyd to be checked for coronavirus. “Anyone who demonstrated should receive a…

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Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, reacts to video of a SARS officer allegedly assaulting a nursing mother and her three month old baby

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has reacted to the report of a SARS officer allegedly attacking a nursing mother and her baby in Ibadan recently.   Recall that the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, called the attention of the governor to a viral video of the officer pushing the lady via Twitter, demanding the officer must be punished.   Reacting, the governor said his government is already following up on the issue.  

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Governor Zulum suspends entire staff of a hospital for abandoning duty

The entire staff of the general hospital in Ngala, Borno State have been suspended by Governor Babagana Zulum for abandoning their duty.   The governor was said to have paid an unscheduled visit to the hospital on Monday morning, but the entire staff under the government payroll were absent.   They were reported to have abandoned the hospital to humanitarian workers of an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) managing hundreds of patients at the facility, including internally-displaced persons (IDPs).     Governor Babagana Zulum who expressed his disappointment during the unscheduled visit, was…

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#JusticeforUWA : Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, reacts to the rape and murder of UNIBEN student

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reacted to the news of the rape and murder of a 100-level student of the University of Benin UNIBEN, Uwaila Omozuwa, inside a Redeemed Christian Church of God parish in the state.   Reacting via his Twitter handle, the governor said the police has been mandated to identify, arrest and prosecute anyone found culpable in her death ”I have ordered the Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG ) to thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of…

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai extends lockdown in Kaduna by two weeks

As Nigeria continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic, Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna state has extended by two weeks, the lockdown imposed on the state.   The Governor who spoke through his deputy, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe in a live broadcast this evening Tuesday, May 26, said after 60 days, the state government has reviewed the Quarantine Orders and the Governor has approved the recommendation to extend the partial lockdown regulations for two weeks, with adjustments to permit the reopening of certain sectors.   According to the Deputy Governor, Schools, places of…

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Governor Wike cancels lockdown in Rivers state; weddings and burials remain banned

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has cancelled the lockdown earlier imposed in the state as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus.   On May 7, the governor announced a 24-hour lockdown in Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt City Local Government Areas of the state. However, in a state broadcast this afternoon, Governor Wike announced the lifting of the lockdown. He said no part of Rivers state will be under lockdown from May 26.   ” In the last two months we have implemented several calculated measures in response to…

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Ogoni women protest half-naked as they ask Governor Wike to release manager of demolished hotel who allegedly tested positive for Coronavirus (photos)

Ogoni women in Rivers State today staged a peaceful protest over what they termed the ”continuous detention” of the manager of Prudent Hotel that was demolished under the supervision of the state governor, Nyesom Wike, on May 10.   The Rivers state government on Monday May 25, announced that Bariledum Azoroh, the manager of the demolished hotel, was among the 27 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the State. Azoroh and the other patients have been taken into isolation. A report that was countered by the owner of the hotel , Promise Gogorobari, who claimed Azoroh…

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Governor Wike releases N450m to victims of 2019 general election in the state

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has approved the release of N450m to victims of the 2019 general elections in Ijaw communities in Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of the state.   The Ijaw communities recorded widespread destruction of lives and properties during the election.   Governor Wike met with the victims, family members of deceased victims, and the council of chiefs at their town hall in Abonema on Monday May 25 where he gave the assurance that they will be compensated. He told them that beginning from Wednesday May 27, the victims…

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Oil workers make up about 60% of Coronavirus cases in Rivers – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike has said that about 60% of Coronavirus cases recorded in Rivers state have a career in the oil sector.   The Rivers state Governor who disclosed that some of the cases are oil workers returning from rigs in a meeting with the management team of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited at the Government House on Wednesday May 20, blamed the increased number of COVID-19 cases in the state on unscreened oil workers.   Wike also insisted that his actions were not targeted at anybody or organisation as oil remained the mainstay…

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Governor Nyesom Wike accuses FG of double standard in relocation of Almajiri kids

  Governor Nyesom Wike has accused the Federal Government of taking a hypocritical spot in the relocation of Almajiri kids in the last few days.   The Governor who slammed the FG during a meeting with traditional rulers and local council chairmen at the government house on Tuesday May 5, said the FG did nothing when Almajiri kids were relocated in some northern states but claimed the relocation exercise carried out by the Rivers State Government violated its ban on interstate travels.   Wike said;   “When they started relocating the…

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Governor Makinde slashes salaries of senior political appointees

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has slashed the salaries of senior political appointees in his administration by 50 percent.   The Governor made the announcement while addressing workers at a Workers’ Day event at the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Secretariat in Ibadan, the state capital. He also confirmed that the state’s lawmakers also agreed to cut their salaries by 30 percent.   Makinde disclosed that his government is working hard to mitigate the shock of the pandemic on the state’s economy, and will also ensure that salaries would continue to be paid regularly by the 25th…

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First civilian Governor of Borno state, Muhammed Goni is dead

Muhammed Goni who is the first democratically elected governor of Borno State is reportedly dead.   The late politician was in his 80s and he died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday April 29.   A relative of the former governor, Lawan Kareto who is a serving member of the Borno State executive council confirmed his death. He told Premium Times;   “We have lost our beloved elder this evening. “We thank God for the good life he has had. Living to become 80 plus is not a…

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Governor Babajide SanwoOlu announces adjusted relaxation of lockdown for #Lagos State.

1. All places of worship remained closed until further notice. 2. Eateries and restaurants to open between 9am-3pm and are to do only takeout. Take note! Must wear gloves and masks. 3. Public transport. All commuters to wear masks and gloves. Handwashing equipment and thermometers must be provided. Buses to load 60% capacity. For instance if you bus can seat 10 people, you can only load 6 persons. No standing. All airconditioners must be off on BRT! All commercial bikes suspended! Tricycles to carry 2 passengers only. 4.Controlled easing phase…

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Coronavirus: Governor Ayade imposes new restrictions in Cross River, says no mask, no movement

Following the discovery of five cases of Coronavirus in neighboring Akwa Ibom state, the Cross Rivers state governor, Ben Ayade, has reeled out new measures to help prevent the importation of the virus into the state.   In a statement released last night, the state governor, Ben Ayade stated that among other things, no resident of the state will be allowed to move around without a face mask beginning from 12 am on Friday April 3rd. According to the statement, the state-owned garment factory has been mandated to produce face…

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