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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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