This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Thursday,19th, March 2020.
Breaking: 5 New Cases Of Coronavirus Recorded In Nigeria, Confirmed Cases Now 8
Five new cases of the coronavirus disease have been reported in Nigeria, bringing the total number of cases in the country to eight.
This was confirmed on Wednesday by the Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie during a press conference in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Breaking: Buhari Reduces Petrol Price From N145 To N125 Per Litre
The President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government is understood to have reduced the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) from N145 per liter to N125.
This is said to be part of the decisions reached during Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja according to multiple sources.
Father Mbaka Releases Prophecy On Coronavirus
The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry in Enugu, southeast Nigeria, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, has charged Nigerians not to be afraid of deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the pandemic disease will soon go back.
Lagos Closes Schools Over Coronavirus
Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo had announced the closing down of all public and private schools in the state over coronavirus.
Naija News reports that the closure which was announced on Wednesday, March 18, will take effect from Monday, March 23, 2020, in order to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Coronavirus: US Takes Strong Action Against Nigeria
The United States Embassy has announced that it would halt all visa appointments due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. Naija News recalls that the Federal Government of Nigeria had issued a travel ban on 13 countries over the spread of the Coronavirus.
COVID-19: Kwara To Shut Schools Monday
The Kwara state government has given a directive for all schools in the state to be shut down by Monday in a bid to contain the global spread of coronavirus.
The information was contained in a statement signed by Rafiu Ajakaye the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kwara State.