COVID-19: Osun New Patient Sneaked In From Kano

Osun State government has revealed that a resident of Kano State who sneaked into Osun State has tested positive for Coronavirus.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Ismail Omipidan on Saturday.

According to the statement, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu revealed that the new case of Coronavirus recorded in the state sneaked in from Kano State to the Iwo area of the State before his neighbours alerted the Osun COVID-19 team.

He noted that with the new case recorded, it has brought the number of active cases in the State to three.

He said, “The COVID-19 confirmation test for one suspected case came back positive on Friday out of the 14 samples we sent for testing at the NCDC accredited Testing Centre; the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Ede during the week. The case sneaked into the State from Kano State and the neighbours immediately alerted our COVID-19 team.

“Presently, we have 3 active cases in the State. The good news is that the new case on arrival self-isolated although wasn’t showing any symptom of the Virus”, he added.

Furthermore, the Commissioner disclosed that a total of 434 tests have been conducted at the NCDC accredited Testing Centre in Ede and that testing was still ongoing.

Isamotu, who said that the State government isn’t resting on its oars in preventing community transmission of the virus, appealed to residents of the State to always be on the alert and immediately report any suspected case of Coronavirus.

He also urged them not to accommodate anyone from outside the State at this time, saying that it is dangerous to do so at the moment.

“I am appealing to all the residents of the State to always be on the alert, take charge and report any suspected case by calling our COVID-19 hotlines. Let us desist from accommodating people in our homes no matter who they are and stop inviting your family and friends to return to the State at this time as this might be dangerous”, Isamotu said.

President Muhammad Buhari Warns Security Agents About Abusing Human Rights.

The President of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria,Muhammad Buhari, has warned the security agents of Nigeria not to engage in human rights abuse.
He said this in his address to the citizens of Nigeria at around 8pm on Monday, 27th of April, 2020.
He assures Nigerians of their safety especially during this unusual situation.
He further asserts that the security agents of the country will continue to rise to the challenges posed by the Pandemic, Coronavirus.
In his address, he said “our Security Agencies continue to rise to the challenge posed by this unusual situation. While we feel deeply concerned about isolated security incidents involving hoodlums and miscreants, I want to assure all Nigerians that your safety and security remains our primary concern especially in these exceedingly difficult and uncertain times. As we focus on protecting lives and properties, we will not tolerate any human rights abuses by our security agencies.”

He further expresses his concern and regret over the reported cases of Human abuse by the country security agents. He assured that the perpetrators of such abuses will be brought to Justice.
“The few reported incidences are regrettable, and I want to assure you that the culprits will be brought to justice…” he assured.

He further enjoins the citizens of Nigeria to cooperate with the security agents and be understanding when they encounter security agents.
“I urge all Nigerians to continue to cooperate and show understanding whenever they encounter security agents” he said.

FG Eases Lockdown In Lagos, Ogun, FCT

The Federal Government of Nigeria has eased the total lockdown imposed on Lagos, Ogun and FCT.

This was disclosed by President Muhammadu Buhari during his address to the people of Nigeria.

According to him, the ease of the lockdown became necessary due to its economic implication on the country.

“Based on the above and in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the various Federal Government committees that have reviewed socio-economic matters and the Nigeria Governors Forum, I have approved for a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States effective from Saturday, 2nd May, 2020 at 9am.”

Speaking further, President Buhari disclosed that the partial lockdown “will be followed strictly with aggressive reinforcement of testing and contact tracing measures while allowing the restoration of some economic and business activities in certain sectors.”

While highlighting the measures to be observed for the partial lockdown, President Buhari said:

“Selected businesses and offices can open from 9am to 6pm;

“There will be an overnight curfew from 8pm to 6am. This means all movements are will be prohibited during this period except essential services;

“There will be a ban on non-essential inter-state passenger travels until further notice;

“There will be partial and controlled interstate movement of goods and services to allow for the movement of goods and services from producers to consumers; and

“We will strictly ensure the mandatory use of face masks or coverings in public in addition to maintaining physical distancing and personal hygiene.

“Furthermore, the restrictions of social and religious gatherings shall remain in place. State Governments, corporate organisations and philanthropists are encouraged to support the production of cloth masks for citizens.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the lockdown in the FCT, Lagos & Ogun States shall subsist remain in place until these new ones come into effect on Saturday, 2nd May 2020 at 9am.

” The Presidential Task Force shall provide sector specific details and timing guidelines to allow for preparations by Governments, businesses and institutions.”


Nigeria has recorded 49 new cases of coronavirus.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Saturday evening that 23 of the cases are in Lagos, 10 in Kano, 12 in FCT, 2 in Ogun, 1 Oyo and 1 in Ekiti State.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control disclosed the new number of the Confirmed cases at 10:40pm this evening. Nigeria now has 542 confirmed cases of Covid19, 166 has been discharged and 19 are dead.


The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, is dead.

Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, confirmed this in a press statement.

He said, “The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari.

“The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020.
“Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.”


Nigeria has recorded 51 new cases of coronavirus.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Friday evening that 32 of the cases are in Lagos, 6 in Kano, 5 in Kwara, 2 in Oyo, 2 in FCT, 2 in Katsina, 1 in Ogun and 1 in Ekiti State.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control disclosed the new number of the Confirmed cases at 10:10pm this evening. Nigeria now has 493 confirmed cases of Covid19, 159 has been discharged and 17 are dead.


President Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday during a live broadcast said the health workers especially in Lagos, Ogun and FCT are the heroes of the nation towards the way they are giving it their best in the fight against Covid19. President Muhammadu Buhari expressed despondent over the increase of the Covid19 cases, he further implored on Nigerians to continue taking responsibility and maintaining social distance.

The President also adopted approach in fighting Covid19 by extending the total lock down in Lagos, Ogun and FCT for another 14 days effect from 11:59pm tonight.

Organizations Call For Total Lockdown In Jigawa State

Different organizations including youth associations in Jigawa State have called for the total lockdown of the state.

This was contained in a press release signed by Sickle cell forum, Give North Education, Jigawa State Chapter, Dannani Press Headlines News; Abba Jaga Foundation; Dannani Palace; National Youth Cooperate and Social Responsibility Fund, Jigawa state chapter, Youth sensitization movement; Me and My Community and Young Visioneers Association of Nigeria, Jigawa state chapter.

“We are calling on Governor of Jigawa State, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar to impose a dynamic total lockdown in Jigawa State with immediate effect.”

According to them, the lockdown was requisite due to record of COVID-19 cases in neighbouring states.

“This call became imperative after all abutting states of Jigawa State now have confirmed cases of the deadly Coronavirus. We want Jigawa State to play it safe and therefore we believe that by imposing this lockdown the disease will be obviated from hitting Jigawa State.”

The organizations further implored the state governor to direct security operatives to man borders linking the state with Daura, Kano and Bauchi states.

“We are also imploring on the governor to quickly give a standing order for an immediate shutdown of our borders with Daura of Katsina State, Kano State and Bauchi State.”


Nigeria has recorded 14 new cases of coronavirus.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Thursday evening that 13 of the cases are in Lagos, 1 in Delta State

The new cases bring the total number to 288 in Nigeria as at 9:30pm

“Fourteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 13 in Lagos and 1 in Delta State

As at 09:30 pm 9th April there are 288 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fifty-one have been discharged with seven deaths” NCDC tweeted.

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday night, reported sixteen new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 254.

“Sixteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 10 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT, 2 in Oyo, 1 in Delta and 1 in Katsina

As at 09:30 pm 7th April there are 254 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths” NCDC divulged.