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The Treasury House at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, is on fire.
At the time of filing this report, efforts were being made to put out the flames.
It remains unclear where the fire started and what triggered the outbreak.
The building houses office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

Details later. 

Source: Channels TV

BREAKING: Treasury House On Fire In Abuja

Another COVID-19 death has been recorded in Nigeria. 

The new Coronavirus fatality was recorded in Lagos State.
This was disclosed via Twitter by Professor Akin Abayomi, the State’s Commissioner for Health.

In his tweet on Wednesday, Professor Abayomi stated that the victim is a 66-year-old citizen of the United Kingdom.

According to Prof Abayomi, the victim travelled from India via Dubai and entered Lagos on the 17th of March, 2020.
The Commissioner also confirmed that cases of Coronavirus had increased by 10, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 130.
He further disclosed that another COVID-19 patient has been discharged after full recovery, this brings the number of discharged patients to 32.

Just In: Nigeria Records Another COVID-19 Death

Party leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress in Orolu local government area of Osun State on Sunday rejected the COVID-19 palliative package given to them by the member representing Irepodun/Olorunda/Orolu/Osogbo federal constituency, Olubukola Oyewo.

The package, which according to information gathered by InsightMedia was a 10kg of semovita.

Source :Insightmedia

Constituents reject Reps Member’s COVID-19 relief package in Osun

There has been speculations that MTN has already tried the controversial 5G network in the country without license from the govt.

While the Federal government of Nigeria insists that no license has so far been issued for 5G deployment in the country, a memo revealing that MTN Nigeria already conducted a trial, has leaked on the internet.

In a statement issued on Saturday by the Spokesperson to the minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Mrs. Uwa Suleiman, the minister said he was worried by the public concern about the health implications of the deployment of the Fifth Generation Mobile Networks (5G) in Nigeria and affirmed that the National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), of which he is the chairman had not deliberated on or released any bulk frequency spectrum for the deployment of 5G in Nigeria, Vanguard reports.

The minister maintained that no license has been issued for the deployment of 5G anywhere in the country, as the ministry is currently at the stage of studying and reporting the a 3-month study trial conducted by the ministry is ongoing.

The statement reads in part:

‘’The attention of my office has been drawn to the public concern about the health implications of the deployment of Fifth Generation Mobile Networks (5G) in Nigeria. Based on available records at my office and the earlier report received from the regulator.

‘’I would like to clarify as follows that: the National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), of which I am the Chairman, has not deliberated on or released any bulk frequency spectrum for the deployment of 5G; no license has been issued for the deployment of 5G in the country.

‘‘A 3-month study trial commenced on the 25th of November, 2019 in order to critically review and study the health and security implications of deploying 5G in Nigeria; as part of the study trial process, I directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to ensure that a team of experts, security agencies and other stakeholders fully participate in the trial process and my office also invited these agencies to participate in the trial; and the trial process has been concluded and the study and reporting process is currently ongoing.’’

MTN Already Tested 5G In Nigeria? See This 2019 Leaked Memo

Nigeria and fifty-three other African countries would receive 500 ventilators donated by Ali Baba Foundation to African Union Member States, The PUNCH reports.

Also donated to fight coronavirus in Africa were 200,000 suits and face masks, 2,000 thermometers, 1m swabs and extraction kits as well as 500,000 gloves.

The Founder of Ali Baba Group, Jack Ma, who made this revelation on Monday, said the donation is the second batch to Africa, adding that the medical equipment would be distributed by Ethiopian Airlines

The airline had on March 24 delivered Nigeria’s share of the first batch of medical supplies donated by the philanthropist to Africa which has recorded over 9,000 coronavirus cases and over 400 attendant deaths.

Ethiopian Airlines had delivered 20,000 laboratory diagnostic test kits, 100,000 medical masks, 1000 protective suits and face shields at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

But Jack Ma tweeted that a second batch of medical equipment is on the way.

Source :Punch

Jack Ma donates 500 Ventilators to Nigeria and other African countries

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the engagement of 774, 000 Nigerians on a Special Public Works programme in the country to help reduce the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, announced this at a press conference on fiscal stimulus measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday in Abuja.

She disclosed that 1, 000 people would be recruited from each of the 774 local government areas in the country.

Ahmed explained that N60 billion had been earmarked from the COVID-19 crisis intervention fund as allowances and operational costs for the initiative.

“ Buhari has now approved that this programme be extended to all 36 States and the FCT from October to December 2020, and the selected time-frame was to ensure that it was implemented after the planting season.

“The Federal Ministry of Finance is evaluating to see best ways to extend the Special Public Works Programme, to provide stipends for workers to undertake Roads Rehabilitation and Social Housing Construction and also Urban and Rural Sanitation, Health Extension and other critical services.

“This intervention will be undertaken in conjunction with the key federal ministries responsible for Agriculture, Environment, Health, and Infrastructure and states to financially empower individuals who lost their jobs due to the economic crisis,” She added.

Covid-19: Buhari approves recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians.

Popular hip hop artiste, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley has surrendered himself to the police at State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State.

ITRENDNAIJA gathered that the hip hop artiste arrived Panti on Monday afternoon and is still being interrogated by the assistant commissioner in charge of SCID.

The artiste was on Sunday asked by the police in Lagos State to turn himself in for flouting the social distancing order at a party which was organised by popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele Bello for her husband.

BREAKING: Naira Marley surrenders self to police.