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Buhari tests negative for coronavirus, Abba Kyari positive

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qPresident Muhammadu Buhari has tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19) amid media reports that his chief of staff, Abba Kyari, has tested positive.

Kyari was recently in Germany, which has recorded nearly 30,000 cases, for a meeting with officials of multinational conglomerate company, Siemens.

The meeting took place on March 9, 2020, with the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, also in attendance.

Upon return, Kyari failed to self-isolate himself, as directed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for returnees from high-risk countries.

The president’s chief of staff attended the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) meeting which took place on March 17.

The meeting was presided by President Buhari and also had Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in attendance.

According to several media reports on Tuesday, March 24, Kyari has tested positive to the virus.

TheCable reports that he took the test based on medical advice and is not exhibiting symptoms. He has now been isolated for medical care.

President Buhari was tested as a precaution, the report said, but he tested negative.

The presidency is yet to issue a statement on Kyari’s status, but the NCDC announced a new case in the FCT late on Monday, March 23.

Nigeria has recorded 40 positive cases in six states – Lagos (28), FCT (7), Ogun (2), Ekiti (1), Oyo (1), and Edo (1).

Two of the cases have recovered and been discharged, while the nation’s first coronavirus death was announced on Monday.

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BREAKING!: Lagos Airport Hotel on fire

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Another fire outbreak has been confirmed in Lagos at the popular Lagos Airport Hotel.

The incident happened on Thursday evening.

Firefighters and other emergency responders are battling with putting off the inferno as at the time of filing this report.

 

Details shortly…

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COVID-19: We Will Deal With Officers Violating IG Orders

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The Oyo state Police headquarters PPRO, SP. Fadeyi Olugbenga made this known in a telephone chat with our correspondent said “Our men had been thoroughly warned and lectured, their deployment is not based to go and extort, they are to carry out their lawful duties and make sure they enforce and at the same time secure the lives and properties of the people”.

S.P Olugbenga also warned that any Officer doing otherwise is doing that at his own peril. Violators of Inspector General of Police orders will be seriously dealt with in line with police regulations.

We check officers by using a mechanism of routine check, where senior officers go round to see what the officers are doing and also see to the level of public compliance. Though encouraging, but still have some recalcitrants.

Members of the public are advised to call our control room members been circulated in the public to complain any grievances.

In his view, Oyo state police command has been carrying out sensitization programmes to educate the public on the need to obey government directives and maintain law and order.

“Please stay at home, only people on essential duty are expected to be out”.

According to the directives of the IG, we are not ready to retain people unnecessarily but we do arrest on Important purposes.

He however enjoined the public to report officers violating them with a promise to take proper action but plead the public to obey the rules and regulations put in place to collectively win the war against Coronavirus pandemic.

He assured that Nigeria Police in collaboration with other security agencies are working hard to ensure a peaceful society.

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BREAKING! Accountant-General of the Federation’s office on fire

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Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation on Wednesday was gutted with fire.

The Root Media gathered that the building, also known as “Treasury House” is located beside the Federal Capital Territory FCT Police Command in Garki, Abuja.

It was gathered that the fire started from around the third floor, razing the building upwards including the Accountant General’s office and most of the important offices.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known even as workers are currently at home observing.

However, a combined team of men of the Federal and FCT Fire Services, as well as other security operatives, have to a large extent contained the fire.

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