Tags: COVID-19

UMRAH 2021: Lagos Pegs Fare at N1.37 Million

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has pegged the fare for performing the Y2021 Umrah (lesser Hajj) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at N1.37 million, being the least package fees. The Executive Secretary of the Board, Mr. Rahman Ishola, who disclosed this in a statement issued by the Board on Tuesday, added that…

COVID-19: FAAN Direct Drivers to Pick up Arriving Passengers Only at Car Parks

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Monday announced that drivers are prohibited from picking up passengers at the frontage of airport terminals but are to pick them up only at car parks. This was disclosed in a statement on Monday by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu. Yakubu in the statement advises…

Sanwo-Olu Approves Further Easing Of Restriction On Social Centres

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has approved further easing of restrictions on social centres across the State with immediate effect. The Governor gave the approval after due consultations and deliberations with relevant stakeholders and MDAs including the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Lagos State Safety Commission. The Commissioner…

FG Assures Nigerians of Astrazeneca Vaccine Safety

The Federal Government has assured its citizens that there is no cause for fear regarding the batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine delivered to the country recently. The government insists that Nigeria did not receive any dose from the batch of vaccines in contention, adding that all side effects reported so far in Nigeria had been mild.…

Covid-19: House Of Rep. Calls For Reopening Of Kano, P’Harcourt, Enugu International Airports

The House of Representatives has asked the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 to reopen the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, which was shut in March 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It said this would restore lost jobs and cater to the travel needs of thousands of passengers, largely from Northern Nigeria,…

COVID-19: CACOVID Donates Incinerator, 260 Oxygen Cylinder To Lagos State

The private sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), on Tuesday, fulfilled its pledge to the Lagos State Government by donating 260 medical oxygen gas cylinder and newly purchased Incinerator to Yaba Isolation centre in Lagos. Speaking to media at the commissioning of the Incinerator and presentation of gas cylinder to Lagos State government, Managing Director and…

Stanbic IBTC Bank Nigeria PMI: Business Conditions Continue To Improve Amid Stronger Client Demand

February data signalled another modest expansion in the Nigerian private sector, underpinned by solid growth in new orders and output. Companies continued to expand their purchasing activity and resumed hiring efforts during the month. Signs of spare capacity were again evident, with a fresh record reduction in backlogs registered. Meanwhile, unfavourable exchange rate movements, higher…

Buhari, Osinbajo Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Jabs On Live TV

  President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), have just received their COVID-19 vaccine jab, a day after the Federal Government launched the vaccination exercise in the country. They took the jab on Saturday at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The vaccine was administered to the President…

Lagos Extends Work-From-Home Directive By Four Weeks

The Lagos State Government has further extended the work-from-home directive to civil servants on Salary Grade Levels 12 and below. This directive, according to a statement issued by the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola is in a bid to further stem the spread of COVID-19 within the Public Service and other stakeholders. The Head…

COVID-19: IGP Orders Full Enforcement Of Face Mask, Others

Following the signing of the COVID-19 Health Protection Bill 2021 by the President, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has given directives to all Assistant Inspector Generals and Police Commissioners to ensure strict compliance with the use of face masks and other COVID-19 precautionary measures. The president had on January 26, 2021 signed the…