NBC fines 3 stations for broadcasting violation and other COVID-19 updates across Nigeria
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined three stations over broadcast of invariable content on COVID-19 and also sanctioned 28 others for other violations against the Nigeria Broadcasting Code
The Acting Director-General of NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, made this known at a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday.
Kogi insists it is free of COVID-19
In a statement Wednesday, Kogi health commissioner, Saka Haruna Audu said the state government has developed “full testing capacity” and “conducted hundreds of tests” which have come back negative.
This position is contrary to that of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The centre said two people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.
‘No date for reopening of schools’
Minister of State for Education Emeka Nwajiuba, has said schools will remain closed until the Federal Government is sure pupils could attend classes without the risk of contracting COVID-19. He disclosed this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF),
“Until we are sure that our children can go to school and return safely without taking COVID-19 home, we are not ready to take the risk of opening schools, ” he said.
Clarifying that an announcement suggesting schools would reopen June 8, 2020. did not emanate from government, he said the administration would work in tandem with experts and the World Health Organization (WHO) before schools can resume.
Akeredolu opens worship centres
Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has ordered worship centres to resume activities on Friday.
The religious activities, according to the governor, are to be guided and syndicated.
Kaduna extends lockdown by two weeks, relaxes movement
Kaduna State Government has again extended the lockdown in the state by two weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The deputy governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, said during a live broadcast Tuesday, that after 60 days, the state government reviewed the quarantine orders and approved the recommendation to extend the partial lockdown for two weeks, with adjustments to permit the re-opening of certain sectors.
“The extension was intended to preserve the state’s ability to protect and empower citizens, lead the fight against COVID-19 and make necessary adjustments to the partial lockdown, to permit the safe resumption of the pursuit of livelihoods in more sectors,” she said.