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Banks To Operate Fully From Today – Nigerian Government

The Federal Government has said banks in the country could resume ‘normal working hours’, effective June 2, The Punch reports. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing in Abuja on Monday. He said, “Effective from Tuesday, June 2, the easing of the lockdown will be characterised by […]

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No reopening of schools for now – Nigerian Government

The Federal Government has said that schools would remain closed “for now”. The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 made this known during its daily briefing on Monday. While giving an update on the PTF announcement, the Personal Assistant on New Media to @MBuhari, Bashir Ahmad, tweeted, “For now, all the schools are to remain closed, the […]

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Prophet Odumeje apologises to Arondizuogu, Awka people

An Onitsha-based cleric, Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere popularly known as Odumeje, has apologised to people of Awka, Anambra state capital over alleged threat to destroy their festival, known as Imo-Awka. The controversial cleric also tendered unreserved apology to the people of Arondizuogu in Imo state for allegedly vowing to put a stop to the Ikeji festival […]

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You’ll destroy Nigeria with lopsided appointments, Umar tells Buhari

Abubakar Umar, a retired army colonel and former military governor of Kaduna State, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigeria risks sliding into crisis if the president “continues to give undue preference to some sections of the country over others” in national appointments. Mr Umar, in an open letter he wrote on Sunday to Mr […]

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COVID-19: Obasanjo Library lays workers off ‘temporarily’

The management of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun State has laid off a large chunk of its workforce in one of the latest fallouts of the coronavirus pandemic. Some of the affected workers were asked to stay at home until further notice. Head, Human Resources, Administration and Procurement of the organisation, Olanike […]

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‘I Have Never Been This Happy Before’, Says Pregnant Regina Daniels

“I have never been this happy before”, these were the words of actress, Regina Daniels, now Mrs Ned Nwoko, as she gave fans a first glimpse of her baby bump. She took to Instagram on Saturday to share videos of her pregnant self, looking all glam in a black bodycon dress, in what was apparently […]

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No online registration for 774,000 jobs – Nigerian Government

The Federal Government says there is no online portal for unemployed youths to register for its 1,000 jobs per Local Government Area. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), stated this in a two-part tweet on Friday. He said, “Some have asked me why there’s no registration portal for the 1000 […]

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COVID-19 cases pass six million worldwide

More than six million cases of the novel coronavirus have been officially recorded worldwide, two-thirds of them in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP tally on Saturday. As of 2015 GMT, there were at least 6,000,867 cases of coronavirus recorded and 366,848 deaths. Europe remains the continent hardest hit by the pandemic, […]

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Trump Says US Is ‘Terminating’ Relationship With WHO

President Donald Trump said Friday he was breaking off US ties with the World Health Organization, which he says failed to do enough to combat the initial spread of the novel coronavirus. Trump had already suspended funding to the UN agency, accusing it of being a “puppet” of China as the global health crisis erupted. […]

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Nigeria yet to receive Trump’s ventilators, says minister

The Federal Government is yet to receive the ventilators promised by U.S. President Donald Trump. Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19. The U.S. President on April 28, promised to send some ventilators to the country during his telephone conversation with President […]

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Nigerian Government probes states, agencies over diversion of COVID-19 funds

The Federal Government anti-graft agency, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, and the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation have begun investigation and audit of state governments, agencies and personnel, who spent the COVID-19 funds from the government and private individuals. The OAGF said the internal audit procedures would apply to […]

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COVID-19 : Nigeria records lowest toll in one week

After days of recording a significant rise in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country, Nigeria recorded its lowest toll in one week on Thursday. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed 182 new cases of COVID-19 in 15 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). The agency made the announcement on its […]

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Buhari turning a blind eye to corruption within his government – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says President Muhammadu Buhari is turning blind eye to corruption within his administration. In its five-year assessment report of the achievements and gaps in the anti-corruption programme of the president, the organisation said “malfeasance” by some presidential appointees are being overlooked. Idayat Hassan, CDD director, said the assessment […]

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Bobrisky arrested again!

Police detectives from Abuja, on Thursday, arrested cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, over an alleged N30m fraud. It was gathered that Bobrisky was arrested at the Lekki area of Lagos State. Punch learnt that a yet-to-be-identified businesswoman petitioned the police and alleged that Bobrisky fraudulently collected the sum of N30m from her. Punch correspondent […]

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COVID-19: FG suspends evacuation of Nigerians abroad

The federal government has suspended further evacuation of Nigerians stranded abroad over the COVID-19 pandemic. Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, who announced this during the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, however, said the evacuation is expected to continue soon. He said the evacuation was suspended to give room for new measures that […]

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Increasing Cases Of COVID-19 May Overwhelm Our System – Nigeria Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Wednesday, said the increasing number of new COVID-19 cases may have an overwhelming effect on the nation’s health system.  Mr Ehanire said this while addressing journalists at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja. While noting that there was an increased adherence to the advisories […]

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COVID-19: WHO can’t dictate to us, says Nigerian Government

Olorunnimbe Mamora, minister of state for health, says the World Health Organisation cannot dictate to Nigeria on the steps to take in the fight against COVID-19. On Monday, WHO had announced the suspension of the solidarity trial which featured the use of hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients. Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, had said the global health body decided […]

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Nigeria records 276 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

Nigeria, on Tuesday, reported 276 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the new tally of confirmed cases in the country to 8, 344, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced. Nigeria recorded one of its highest daily death figures since the beginning of the outbreak as 16 people were reported to have died from the virus on […]

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