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Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by Gracealone: 7:01am On Mar 25
Coronavirus: Presidency restricts Villa coverage to 13 media houses

John Ameh, Abuja
The Presidency has scaled down the coverage of the State House by media houses to only 13 in the wake of coronavirus spread to the seat of power.

The restrictions will be in place “until further notice as the coronavirus incident indicates.”

It said the decision was in compliance with the “social distancing” rule and accommodation of not more than 50 persons at any gathering.

The 13 media houses allowed to have access to the Villa henceforth are Deutsche Welle, NTA, Channels TV, TVC, FRCN, VON, NAN, The Sun, ThisDay, Leadership, Daily Trust, The Guardian and Vanguard.

A statement by the Director of Information, State House, Mr Attah Esa, said the Presidency had scaled down the number of staff in other departments as well, noting that “over 100” correspondents gathering for work daily was not in line with the social distancing rule and overcrowding.

The restrictions take effect from today.

Findings indicated that the directive was part of efforts that may gradually lead to shutting down the Villa, except for essential services.

It came amid reports on Tuesday that the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, and three of his members of staff, tested positive for coronavirus.
https://punchng.com/coronavirus-presidency-restricts-villa-coverage-to-13-media-houses

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by bilulu(m): 7:04am On Mar 25
The truth can never be hidden for so long....

FTC las las

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by bilulu(m): 7:05am On Mar 25
STC

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by bilulu(m): 7:05am On Mar 25
TTC.... go hit ur head

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by helinues: 7:05am On Mar 25
What would they be covering this time?

Coronavirus updates?

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by Mynd44: 7:06am On Mar 25
Punch and AIT Didn't make it.


Loool

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by temptnow: 7:07am On Mar 25
Guys Las Las Abba Kyari don carry Buhari enter the other room

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by jeeqaa7(m): 7:08am On Mar 25
Propaganda govt.

We didn't need 13 of them to know that corona is bad.

When this is over,politicians will realize what decay in medicare they have cost nigeria

By the way, i heard Jack ma's donation has been also transferred to aso rock.
Good luck.


Zahra said Karma is a gangstar.

All of us dey hia.

Nothing fit stop breeze from nakeding fowl.

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by NLSOFT: 7:08am On Mar 25
The Government Should Be Active in combating the corona virus from spreading

Hunger Virus is more deadly In Nigeria Than Corona, People Should be paid for staying at home

PLEASE Know that Corona Virus is Real, Stay Safe

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by LibertyRep: 7:08am On Mar 25
Ok

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by yesloaded: 7:08am On Mar 25
Very wrong move

Let's know the truth so everyone will be more concious

If we had know the truth long before now & took necessary actions we won't be here today

Our government ain't doing the best thing this period, St least hand sanitizer, face mask & gloves should have been distributed for free to all Nigerians if at all no free money for people to stay at home. Cheapest Disposable face mask now cost 200naira & hand gloves cost 300naira as at yesterday. Many Nigerians makes less than 1,000naira daily profit, how do you expect them to be able to buy facemask & gloves on daily basis?


Coronavirus is real my people

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by fatymore(f): 7:08am On Mar 25
Why?
Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by overseer1: 7:08am On Mar 25
I hope it is not what I am thinking. Another Yar'adu case loading. ...

Sahara Reporters will be missed

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by Jegiosowor(f): 7:08am On Mar 25
I knew that channels would be among
I knew AIT wouldn't
All this ones are pro Buhari media stations
That Channels lost my respect a long time ago

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:08am On Mar 25
Desperate times calls for desperate measures.

STAY SAFE GUYS.

You only live once.

For those that believe in God : May The Almighty God continue to protect us and every member of our family from this deadly virus.

And....

BE CLEAN, Don't touch your face, don't let anyone cough into your face and WASH YOUR HANDS at all times.

This too shall pass.

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by Zombiekiller010: 7:09am On Mar 25
We are waiting for that good news in Aso ,Corona should hit the right target

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by LOVEGINO(m): 7:09am On Mar 25
It's baba still negative? APC with lie ehn

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by danielsempire2: 7:09am On Mar 25
Why AIT no dey among...I smell something fishy

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by Humphrizy(m): 7:09am On Mar 25
Anyhow wey e be.....we go still hear wetin dey sup inside the villa

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by KangaIye: 7:09am On Mar 25
So that they can cover Buhari health status ABI, I trust Sahara Reporters this time.

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by femo86(m): 7:09am On Mar 25
Coloma vilus ooooooooo

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by OBTMOS(m): 7:09am On Mar 25
This people are only Interested in protecting the Villa

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by helinues: 7:09am On Mar 25
Zombiekiller010:
We are waiting for that good news in Aso ,Corona should hit the right target

Corona that it's on his way to poto.poto region..

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by BUHARIISCURSED(m): 7:09am On Mar 25
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Okay
Buhari was exposed cheesy

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by LibertyRep: 7:09am On Mar 25
The Nation isn't even allowed.

Sahara Reporters will still be a step ahead.

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by maigemuu: 7:10am On Mar 25
AIT....You see ya life? now you go dey take presidency reports from Nairaland.

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by emmabest2000(m): 7:10am On Mar 25
They only pick those that will abide to their lies shocked

Saharareporter can't be among them grin

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by Vickym1(f): 7:10am On Mar 25
They refused Sahara reporters from entering cuz they give it raw to Nigerians buh in one way or the other, Sahara will still get gist.

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by Grace001: 7:10am On Mar 25
Hmmm
Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by LivingSage(f): 7:10am On Mar 25
angry

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Re: Coronavirus: Presidency Restricts Villa Coverage To 13 Media Houses by Hassan88(m): 7:10am On Mar 25
My prayers are for Nigerians.

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