COVID-19 lockdown

Why flight delays, cancellations still  persist after  COVID-19 lockdown

Why flight delays, cancellations still persist after COVID-19 lockdown

By Lawani Mikairu IN spite of the recent sigh of relief by domestic airline operators that passengers traffic is gradually increasing after the lull arising from the COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions, passengers are still experiencing flight delays and cancellations. Many have wondered why the airlines are not taking advantage of the rise in passengers traffic […]
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Lockdown: Lagos mass transit trains won’t resume yet — NRC

Lockdown: Lagos mass transit trains won’t resume yet — NRC

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said on Saturday the Mass Transit Train Services (MTTS) in Lagos would not resume yet despite the gradual easing of COVID-19 lockdown in the state. The Lagos Railway District Manager, Mr. Jerry Oche, who disclosed this to journalists in Lagos, said the Corporation would concentrate on Apapa freight shuttles alone. […]

COVID-19 lockdown: Ugwuanyi directs Council Chairmen, others to secure land boundaries

COVID-19 lockdown: Ugwuanyi directs Council Chairmen, others to secure land boundaries

Following reports that persons on non-essential duties have continued to traverse the boundaries of Enugu State “with the tacit support of some unscrupulous persons” despite the state government’s COVID-19 Containment Order (Executive Order No. 1 of 2020) in force, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has directed all the 17 Local Government Council Chairmen “to mobilize all Development Center Administrators, Councilors, Traditional Rulers and Presidents General of Communities as well as Neighborhood Watch Groups and Youth Leaders within their jurisdiction to man the borders of their local Government Council Areas that are contiguous with other States”.

Spare a thought for victims of Nigeria’s flawed COVID-19 lockdown

Spare a thought for victims of Nigeria’s flawed COVID-19 lockdown

By Olu Fasan THIS week, President Muhammadu Buhari extended again the lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja. He first imposed a two-week lockdown on March 30 and extended it for another two weeks on April 13. This time, the extension is for one week, until Monday, May 4, when “a phased and gradual easing” of […]

Buhari to decide on COVID-19 lockdown extension Monday

Buhari to decide on COVID-19 lockdown extension Monday

By Soni Daniel – Abuja After four weeks of sit-at-home order, President Muhammadu Buhari will this evening address Nigerians on what next his administration is to do going forward. The President will speak to Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast at 8 PM today, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, […]

COVID-19 lockdown and public security

COVID-19 lockdown and public security

By Tayo Ogunbiyi These are, indeed, tough and trying times for the entire world as the deadly COVID-19 pandemic fiercely rages on. Since the venomous virus broke out in China late last year, there is little or no sign of its receding yet. Infection and fatality cases continue to rise globally on an increasingly alarming […]