U.S President Donald Trump on Monday evening announced that he would be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration to the United States.
“The evil that men do live after them.” — William Shakespare
I am aware that this is breaking with the conventional wisdom. I am conscious that this is a rebuke of tradition. I am not oblivious to the fact that it is against the norm. I am not unaware that this is not in tune with the mainstream. I am aware some would loath me for it. Some would deride me. Others would call me names. Those who really never liked my guts, would have this reinforced it for them. But those who have the objective ability to see things the way they are and are able to call them as exactly as they should, would see some sense in this.
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.
I have been thinking about COVID-19 in Nigeria ….
I am not sure this shutting down the Nigerian national economy will end up being the best approach. It may end up being a very bad idea.
Our Nation has over 100 million people living on less than a dollar a day. They have had no income now for two weeks now. They are getting restless. And I can’t blame them. The so called palliatives are not getting to the Nigerian poor people.
The COVID-19 test conducted on the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, CON, has today returned a NEGATIVE result.
This development was disclosed by Mr. Isaac Okorafor, Director of Corporate Communications at the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The Republic of Congo’s former president has died of coronavirus in France, local media reported on Tuesday.
Jacques Joachim Yhombi Opango died Monday at the age of 81, according to local daily Journal de Brazza.
Opango had been ill before he contracted the virus that has claimed over 37,000 lives worldwide.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari has tested positive for coronavirus, a source with direct knowledge said.
Abba Kyari, who is in his 70s, is an important figure in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and his illness could have ramifications for the running of the country.
PHOTOS: Nigerian Senator Rose Oko has died.
The distinguished Senator Rose Okoji Oko representing Cross River North Federal Constituency has died. Born on the 27th of September 1956, Senator Oko was a former Commissioner for Education and Member of the Federal House of Representatives from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP),representing Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency in Nigeria’s 7th class of the National Assembly.
Nigeria’s Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The Governor’s office had put out a statement on Monday announcing that he had gone into self isolation after one of his contacts tested positive for the virus.
CORONAVIRUS: Support materials from Jack Ma to Africa arrive Ethiopia ; PM Ahmed to cordinate distribution.
Ethiopia has publicly acknowledged receipt of the support materials from the Jack Ma foundation. This comes days after President Paul Kagame of Rwanda thanked Ma for sending relief items their way.
Taking to social media, Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed wrote: “Thank you @JackMa & the @AlibabaGroup for sending the first wave of #COVID-19 prevention materials. Support includes 1.1million testing kits,6million masks & 60,000 protective suits to be distributed throughout Africa. Distribution to other countries will begin as of tomorrow”.