Nigeria President Extends Lockdown in Major Cities to Battle Coronavirus

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari extended a lockdown for two weeks in Lagos and the capital Abuja and Ogun states as officials try to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.  Buhari’s announcement came hours before the restriction on travel from home was set to expire Monday.  The vast majority of the 323 coronavirus cases in Nigeria, are in the country’s […]


India, France Extend Lockdowns as World Coronavirus Cases Top 2 Million

 India, France and Nigeria are among several countries whose leaders are extending lockdowns aimed at stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus, as the number of confirmed cases worldwide approaches 2 million. With the number of infections in his country at close to 11000, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Tuesday a nationwide lockdown would run through May […]


COVID-19 Lockdown Extension: Details of Quarantine Act Regulations No. 2 of 2020 President Buhari Signs

PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA THE QUARANTINE ACT (CAP Q2 LFN 2004) Commencement COVID-19 REGULATIONS No 2 OF 2020 WHEREAS: In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, I issued the Covid-19 Regulations, 2020 on 30th March, 2020, by which I declared Covid-19 a dangerous infectious disease; As part of efforts to defeat the disease, I ordered […]


Northern Governors Meet Over COVID-19; Push For Testing Centres And Coordinated Response To The Pandemic

The Northern States Governor’s Forum, on Monday, 13th April, 2020, met to discuss issues relating to Covid-19 Pandemic and how it affects the region, with a view to sharing experience and coming up with a coordinated response. The meeting, which was conducted via teleconference and Chaired by the Forum’s Chairman, Governor Simon Bako Lalong of […]