The Nigerian economy is beginning to feel the pinch of the lockdown imposed in late March in Lagos and Abuja to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Millions of people working in the informal sector have been particularly affected; we tell you more. Meanwhile in Madagascar, thousands rush to travel back to their hometowns and flee the capital - our correspondent reports. And in Senegal, musicians from a pro-democracy political movement are trying to encourage people to do their bit in the fight against co
The office of the Accountant-General of the Federation in Abuja is on fire. Emergency crews are working hard to put out the inferno. And it has been established that the fire started from the third floor and razed most parts of the building upwards including the floor where the Accountant-General’s office is situated.
The 14-day lockdown of Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja as directed by President Mohammadu Buhari began on Monday 30th March, 2020, and while some find it easy to stay at home, others aren’t. Here is a video showing how some Lagosian feel about it. Your safety is paramount, help keep the health workers safe by staying at home.
Day One of the lockdown order issued by President Muhammed Buhari for the residents of Lagos and Abuja went without too much drama as one would expect. While some complied and stayed home, others were probably not aware of the importance of the stay-at-home- order. GuardianTV, as usual, went around capturing activities, or lack off as the case may be, in both cities.
The alarming increase in Coronavirus infections in Nigeria has raised fears among citizens of a looming shutdown in business activities and Abuja residents are now engaged in panic buying to hoard basic household items. Many believe a statement from President Muhammadu Buhari at this will reduce the pressure and panic caused by the fear of the virus.
In fulfillment of its representative mandate as the representatives of the Nigerian people as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), the Senate on Thursday, February 27, 2020 raised the alarm over the poor screening of Coronavirus in the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Considering the health hazard the disease may pose to the nation, the issue was brought to the burner by the Senate following a Point of Order 43 raised by Sen. Ajayi Boroffice (Ondo North).