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Nigeria’s Covid-19 total tops 11,000 with 348 new cases

Nigeria’s cumulative cases of Covid-19 climbed to 11,166 with 348 new coronavirus infections confirmed on Wednesday. Lagos continues to top states with the highest burden with 163 confirmed cases, data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease  on Wednesday night show. Of the new infections confirmed on Wednesday, Lagos is followed by Abuja, Ebonyi and […]

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Former first lady re-arrested for killing of husband’s ex-wife

Former Lesotho first lady Maesaiah Thabane has been re-arrested for the killing of her husband’s ex-wife, police said Wednesday. Thabane will remain in custody until June 16, after her bail was revoked on allegations that due process was not followed during her first court appearance in February when she was charged with murder, police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli […]

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Nigerian Government Reveals Five Airports To Be Reopened By June 21

The Federal Government has announced that only five airports will be reopened when flight operations resume on Saturday, June 21.  According to a circular by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), asides the five selected airports, all others are to remain closed for further assessment. The memo further revealed that Nigeria’s airspace remains closed to […]

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SA court rules lockdown regulations unconstitutional

A South African court has found some coronavirus lockdown regulations imposed by the government as “unconstitutional and invalid”. The case was filed by a community group, Liberty Fighters Network, who challenged the government’s response measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The high court in the capital, Pretoria, ruled on Tuesday that “the regulations are not […]

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If you’re 55 and above, avoid mosques, churches – Nigerian Government

From the Federal Government on Tuesday came an advisory to Nigerians: If you are 55 years old and above, avoid churches and mosques. Those with health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, HIV, among others, are also enjoined to stay at home to worship, the government added. It noted that the advice was necessary because places […]

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Churches, mosques remain closed in Lagos – Government

The Lagos State Government has ruled out the immediate reopening of churches and mosques in the state. The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, said on Tuesday that Lagos being the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic would not reopen worship centres until there is a “clear coast for the state to do so”. He […]

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Congo Reports Fresh Ebola Outbreak

DR Congo reported a fresh Ebola outbreak in its northwest on Monday, the latest health emergency for a country already fighting an epidemic of the deadly fever in the east as well as a surging number of coronavirus infections. The 11th Ebola outbreak in the vast central African country’s history comes just weeks before it had hoped to declare […]

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Nigeria announces date for resumption of domestic flights

Nigeria, on Monday, announced that domestic flights would resume at all airports by Sunday, June 21. To curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the federal government had suspended domestic flights in the country since March. During the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Monday, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the resumption […]

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Nigerian Government okays reopening of hotels

The Federal Government has said hotels in the country could reopen from June 2 (Today). 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 the following: “Hotels […]

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Lagos begins process to reopen economy

The Lagos State Safety Commission has said the Register-to-Open initiative of the state government will soon begin in preparation to reopen the economy. The Director General of the agency, Mr Lanre Mojola, said in line with the directives of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the guidelines towards reopening of the economy, especially religious and social centres, had […]

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 10,000

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased beyond 10,000 mark on Sunday with 307 new cases reported by the country. The increase has continued despite intensified efforts by authorities to flatten the curve of the pandemic. The new cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCC) takes infections in Africa’s most populous nation to 10,162, […]

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FG to charge Nigerians N50 stamp duty on electronic receipts, notifications

The Federal Inland Revenue Service will henceforth charge Nigerians N50 stamp duties on all forms of electronic notifications. These includes SMS and messages on any electronic platform such as emails and WhatsApp messages. This was contained in a circular, signed by FIRS’ Chairman, Muhammad Nami, published on the Service’s website. The circular went further to  […]

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‘Everything will be different’ after pandemic, says pope

Pope Francis called on Saturday for a “more just and equitable society” in the post-pandemic world, which he said would be changed for “better or worse” by the coronavirus crisis. “Once we emerge from this pandemic, we will not be able to keep doing what we were doing, and as we were doing it. No, […]

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Nigerian Government To Support Creative Industry With N50 Billion After COVID-19

The Federal Government has announced its decision to support the Nigerian creative industry with a sum of N50 billion after eradicating COVID-19. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the announcement in a recent statement while responding to the demands of the sector, which has been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

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Nigeria Records 553 New COVID-19 Cases, Highest Single-Day Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Saturday announced the highest daily figure of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria yet, with 553 new infections recorded. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 9, 855. The country recorded the second and third highest daily figure from confirmed COVID-19 within the past […]

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Nollywood actress Regina Daniels & Ned Nwoko expecting their first baby together (Photos)

Popular Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels, and her husband, Ned Nwoko, are expecting their first child together. The pregnancy has come less than a year after their controversial marriage. Nwoko, a lawyer, revealed the pregnancy news on Instagram Saturday when he shared photos of Regina cradling her baby bump. “It is now official. I am excited […]

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Nigeria Reports 387 New COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased further on Friday with 387 cases reported by the country, even as authorities intensify efforts to flatten the curve of the pandemic. The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter. This takes the country’s total infections to 9,302, out of […]

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Nigerian Government to pay jobless youths N20,000 monthly to sweep markets, clear gutters

In a bid to curb the high rate of unemployment in the country, the Federal Government has rolled out a scheme which will see unemployed youths in rural areas earning N20,000 per month, according to Punch. The youths will be engaged in the clearing of drainages, sweeping markets, road maintenance, traffic control, and cleaning of […]

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