Breaking: FG jerks up petrol pump price

The Federal Government has revised the price of Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol. This was disclosed by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) today Tuesday, July 1. Consequently, the agency has announced a new price band of N140.80 to N143.80 per litre. National Infinity reports that the PPPRA had revised the price of petrol to between N121.50 to N123.50 per litre on May 30. Specifically, the PPPRA communicated the new petrol price to marketers in a circular released on Wednesday. The decision was based on rising operating costs and…

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National Assembly suspends recruitment for 774,000 jobs

The National Assembly on Wednesday announced the suspension of the Special Public Works programme under the National Directorate of Employment to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, had approved the engagement of 774, 000 Nigerians under the scheme. By the arrangement, 1, 000 Nigerians who would earn N20,000 each on a monthly basis for three months are expected to be recruited in each of the 774 local government areas, of the country. The programme was expected to take off in October this year. But…

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Kogi Gov, Bello at war with NCDC over CJ’s death

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has disagreed with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on the cause of the death of  the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana. Justice Ajana died on Sunday in the Gwagwalada COVID-19 isolation centre. But the governor, who was speaking at the third day prayers for the deceased on Tuesday, said the late Chief Judge died a natural death, urged the people not to attribute his death to anything else. He said, “Don’t  give in to fear and evil of the issues of COVID-19; …

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Diplomatic Slap: Ghanaians demolish Nigeria High Commission building

In what appears to be a diplomatic slap, some unidentified armed men demolished a building owned by the Nigerian High Commission to Ghana, in Accra, on Friday. The Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has condemned the demolition of the building being constructed to house staff and visiting diplomats to the High Commission. Reacting in a statement, the ministry promised to bring the perpetrators to book, noting that the act was in breach of the Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations. The statement read in part, “It has come to…

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Ogun suspends Churches, Mosques reopening

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Friday suspended the planned reopening of religious centres in the state due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. The governor had earlier fixed June 19 for the reopening of worship centres in the state and had set up a tripartite committee to work out the modalities for the reopening. But he rescinded his decision on Friday, citing increasing COVID-19 cases. Abiodun said as of June 15, the state had recorded a total of 586 cases as against 316 recorded by June 4. He…

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Refugee Commission, Borno Govt Collaborate to bring back indigenes from neighbouring countries

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) have commenced talks with the Borno State Government to bring back indigenes of the state from neighbouring countries.The Honourable Federal Commissioner of NCFRMI, Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed stated this in an exclusive interview with select journalists shortly after a meeting with a delegation of Borno State Govt led by His Excellency, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum at the Commission’s office in Abuja, Thursday.  According to him, the commission in collaboration with its development partners like United Nations High Commissioner for…

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Buhari fires at Service Chiefs

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, fired a salvo at his service chiefs saying their best is not good enough even though they are trying to tackle the security challenges being experienced across the country. The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), who briefed State House correspondents at the end of a meeting President Buhari had with the security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday said the President “has, therefore, told them that he will no longer accept what he described as excuses.” Monguno quoted Buhari as telling…

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Why Gov. Sanwo-Olu called off planned reopening of churches, mosques

The Lags State Government has cancelled the planned reopening of churches and mosques in the state because of the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the state. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Tuesday at a televised press briefing. The governor had on Thursday, June 4 asked mosques to reopen from June 19, adding that churches can begin services from June 21. The governor explained that the reopening was cancelled because of the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the state. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Lagos has…

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Reps plan law on doctors’ hazard allowance as Gbajabiamila intervenes in resident doctors’ planned strike

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has once again intervened in the planned strike action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).This is not the first that the Speaker would intervene in such a matter as he had last year held several meetings with the resident doctors and other health workers union and convinced them not to embark on a planned strike at the time.Gbajabiamila said the leadership of the House would not fold its arms while resident doctors embark on strike at this time…

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Ex-Ondo Governor Dies in his sleep

A former governor of old Ondo State, Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua, has passed on. The elder statesman died early this morning in his country home, Ikere in Ekiti State. Aged 80, Olumilua, was governor between 1992 and 1993 and his eldest son and Commissioner for Information in Ekiti State, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua confirmed that his father died in his country home, Ikere-Ekiti. According to a source, Olumilua died in his sleep at his country home, Ikere Ekiti. His remains have been transported to the morgue at Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital…

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House to engage NLC for better workers’ welfare, Gbajabiamila assures

The House of Representatives will continue to engage the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to better the lives of the Nigerian workers so that they could always put in their best, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila has said.The Speaker, who commended Nigerian workers for their sacrifices over the years, said the 9th House would not hesitate to promote good ideals that would strengthen their working environment.Gbajabiamila said he was deeply concerned by the issue of strikes that come up from time to time, which he said would not augur well for the country’s…

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Ogun to enforce Face Masks in public as Abiodun eases lockdown

Prince Dapo Abiodun, the governor of Ogun State, has announced the eased of COVID-19 lockdown in the state except on weekends and the mandatory wear of facemasks in public. National Infinity reports that the Governor stated this on Thursday evening while addressing newsmen on the update of COVID-19 held at his Oke-Mosan office. Abiodun said henceforth, there would not be restriction of movement between Mondays and Fridays except on Saturdays and Sundays. He added that the Federal Government’s order on curfew which begins between 8:pm and ends 6:am daily is still…

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Again, Buhari seeks Reps approval for $5.513bn

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives to request for the approval of fresh $5.513bn external borrowing. According to the letter read by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on Thursday, Buhari said the funds were for 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical projects, and some states of the federation. The President also presented a revised 2020 Appropriation Bill and 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper. The National Assembly had recently approved a loan of N850bn for the Federal…

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Forensic Audit: Mystery death hits NDDC

The acting Executive Director of Finance and Administration, Niger Delta Development Commission, Ibanga Bassey Etang, is dead. According to sources within the NDDC, the senior official died on Wednesday night during a brief but undisclosed illness. He is reported to have been absent from work at the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt throughout this week. He was also conspicuously absent during the flag off of the distribution of corona-virus palliatives by the NDDC on the 22nd of May Mr Etang died amid the Forensic Audit of the Commission ordered by…

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PTF boss, Mustapha announces school reopening time

The Federal Government has said it would roll out the course of action for the reopening of schools in the country at a safe time. National Infinity reports that the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, stated this during a briefing on Wednesday in Abuja. Mustapha while congratulating children in the country on the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day urged stakeholders to begin to take steps that would aid the reopening of schools. He said, “I wish to inform Nigerians that the Federal Ministry of…

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COVID-19: Hope rises as FG validates 3 herbal cure

The hope of a potential cure for the raging pandemic, Coronavirus, brightened as the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Wednesday, announced that three out of the numerous claims of COVID-19 herbal cure have been validated and forwarded to relevant authorities for validation. The Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha made the announcement while briefing journalists in Abuja. More to come…

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Eid: Buhari, family pray at home

President Muhammadu Buhari and members of his household on Sunday morning observed the Eid-el-Fitr prayers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The prayers were held at his residence with members of the first family in attendance. His wife, Aisha, son, Yusuf, and other children were sighted attending the prayer session with Buhari. The President had earlier announced on Friday that he would mark the occasion at home in compliance with the measures put in place in the Federal Capital Territory to guard against the spread of the raging COVID-19. He had…

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COVID-19: 116 Staff of iSON Xperiences test positive

A total of 116 staff of customer experience provider, iSON Xperiences, in Ibadan, Oyo State have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, announced the latest cases on Saturday evening. “Nine confirmed Covid-19 patients have received their second negative test results and have been discharged. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to fifty-eight,” he wrote on Twitter. “Also, the Covid-19 confirmation tests for thirty suspected cases came back positive. Twenty-seven cases are from iSON Xperiences and one each from Ibadan South West,…

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Gbajabiamila congratulates Oba Akiolu on 17th Anniversary

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated the Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Aremu Osuolale Akiolu on his 17th Anniversary on the throne.Gbajabiamila said the Olowo Eko has brought quality leadership to his subjects since his ascension to the throne 17 years ago.In a congratulatory message released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker eulogised the good leadership qualities of the foremost traditional ruler, who he said has shaped his stewardship.Gbajabiamila noted that the people of Lagos…

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Eid-el-Fitr: Gbajabiamila greets Muslims, urges prayers against COVID-19

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated Nigerian Muslims for concluding this year’s Ramadan fast and marking Eid-el-Fitr peacefully.The Speaker urged Nigerian Muslims to imbibe virtues such as feeding the needy, being their brother’s keepers and prayers for peaceful coexistence that usually come with the month of Ramadan.In a congratulatory message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker further urged the Muslim faithful to pray fervently for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been ravaging countries all over…

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Nigeria coronavirus hit 7,261 as 245 new cases emerge

Nigeria has recorded 245 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 7,261. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Friday. It added that 10 more patients died of coronavirus-related complications in the country. NCDC said, “On the 22nd of May 2020, 245 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. “No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. “Till date, 7,261 cases have been confirmed, 2,007 cases have been discharged and 221 deaths have…

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Olabisi Onabanjo Varsity Hospital doctors begin strike

Resident Doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State,  say they have begun strike after their negotiations with the state government for improved pay collapsed. The doctors had embarked on a three-day warning strike over the same issue which led to negotiations between them and the state government. It was learnt that the doctors under the aegis of the Association of Resident Doctors at the OOUTH  were unable to reach agreements with their employers on some of their demands. In their letter to  Governor Dapo Abiodun, they…

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Eid-el-Fitri holds on Sunday -Saudi Arabia

The Muslim holiday of Eid el-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday. “Saturday will be the last day of the sacred holy month of Ramadan and Eid el-Fitr will take place on Sunday,” the royal court and the supreme court said, quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency. Religious authorities in Jerusalem, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait, Libya and Lebanon also said that Eid would begin on Sunday. The timing of…

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Ogun extends lockdown till May 31

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has extended the ‘eased lockdown’ in the state till May 31 to further curb the spread of coronavirus. Abiodun revealed this on Friday noting that the new extension, which would commence on May 25 was hinged on the report of disobedience to government-ordered guidelines. He said, “I have to state that after all considerations, we are constrained to take the painful but necessary decision to continue the eased lockdown of Ogun State for another one week till Sunday, 31st, May 2020. “As we have…

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House of Reps resolves FCT health workers’ salary delays … JOHESU members to get pay in two days

… JOHESU members to get pay in two days The leadership of the House of Representatives has resolved the issues surrounding the delays in the payment of salary of some health workers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.Consequently, some of the health workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and the Assembly of Healthcare Professionals are to receive their salary on or before May 22, 2020, which will be Friday.The issues were resolved at a meeting, on Wednesday, between the leadership of the House, led by…

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COVID-19: Oyetola commissions CA-COVID’s 160-bed Osogbo Isolation Centre

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has commissioned a state-of-the-art isolation centre in Osogbo as part of efforts to complement the effective and efficient management of Coronavirus pandemic in the state. He said the Coalition Against COVID-19 (Ca-COVID) renovated the health facility and donated equipment and consumables for 100 beds to which the state government added 60 beds.  On the same premises, the state has another 20-room single bed isolation centre, giving the Mercyland facility a 180-bed isolation centre.  Inaugurating the facility, Governor Oyetola disclosed that the facility would serve…

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How ‘Super Perm Sec’ Bello squandered FG’s N119bn

The Federal Government has queried the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr Mohammed Bello, for allegedly buying what it described as an “uncompleted carcass” building for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for N7 billion. Bello was said to have superintended over the transaction for the purchase when he was still the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. He was also accused of giving out seven deep drilling rigs for borehole procured at N1.3 billion to some unnamed individuals under “fraudulent arrangements.” The…

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Allegations of ethnic bias trail Nami’s Tsunami at FIRS

All seems not to be well at the Federal Inland Revenue Service, as the executive chairman, Muhammad Nami, reportedly engaged four of his Nupe kinsmen in replacement of 9 executive directors he allegedly swept out of the agency in a tsunami-like manner. Nami was said to have relied on an old civil service rule, which had been suspended to remove the directors but according to reports by The Punch, late President Umaru Yar’Adua had instituted a civil service rule which made it compulsory for directors to retire after serving for…

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I will listen to science, says Buhari as NAFDAC pledges to fast track lab test for Madagascar’s CVO

Following the arrival of the Madagascar herbal cure for COVID-19 in Nigeria on Saturday, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has promised to fast-track the laboratory examination of the drug, named Covid Organics. The agency, which regulates and controls the manufacture, importation, exportation, distribution, advertisement, sale and use of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, packaged water, chemicals and detergents, noted that the product would be subjected to the normal procedure but that the process would be fast-tracked. President Muhammadu Buhari had while receiving the samples of…

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Ibadan company shut after 30 workers test positive to COVID-19

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, on Saturday, announced that the COVID-19 confirmation tests for 31 suspected cases came back positive. Thirty of the newly confirmed cases were said to be members of staff of an organisation based in Ibadan South West Local Government Area of the state. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, who doubles as the Chairman of the state COVID-19 task force although did not mention the name of the said organisation, he wrote on his Twitter handle that the affected company had been shut down. He disclosed that…

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Lagos based Dubai evacuees test positive for COVID-19

Three Nigerians who were recently evacuated from Dubai have tested positive for coronavirus in Lagos State. Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known via his Twitter handle on Sunday. He said, “Three of the returnees recently evacuated from Dubai have tested positive for #COVID-19 infection following #COVID19 test conducted on them. “Those affected have been admitted to Lagos #COVID19 care centre for appropriate treatment protocols.”

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Beware! That face masks could be from a dumpsite, PTF warns

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has raised the alarm alleging that some Nigerians pick face masks from rubbish dumps and sell them. Chairman of the task force and  Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the alarm at the PTF press briefing in Abuja, warned that such a practice would worsen the spread of COVID-19 in the country. He said, “The unhealthy practice of picking disposed masks for whatever purpose is harmful to both the individual picking them and whoever procures them later. “The…

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Don’t act further on Infectious Diseases Bill – NGF warn NASS

The Nigerian Governors Forum has asked the National Assembly to step down the Infectious Disease Bill to allow for wider consultations with stakeholders. It also set up a three-member committee made up of governors Aminu Masari (Katsina), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Simon Lalong (Plateau) to meet with the leadership of the National Assembly over the issue. This was contained in a communique signed by the Chairman of the forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, after the 8th COVID-19 teleconference meeting of the NGF held on Wednesday. The communique was…

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Gambari resumes as CoS, pledges allegiance to Buhari

Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, resumed work at the Presidential Villa saying his primary assignment was to report directly to the president, not to the public. Prof. Gambari who stated this on Wednesday when he spoke briefly to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, commended President Buhari for finding him worthy to serve in the new capacity. “I thank the President of the Federal Republic for giving me the opportunity to serve him and of course, the country,” he said. Gambari, when…

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“Disregard our message on Prof. Gambari’s appointment” -Emir of Ilorin

An official of the Palace of the Emir of Ilorin has pleaded that its statement on the purported appointment of an Ilorin Prince, Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari be discountenanced for now. The Palace official, seeking anonymity, was responding to clarifications on a congratulatory message issued by the palace on Prof. Ibrahim’s reported appointment as Chief of Staff to President Buhari. “What we acted on is a speculated statement, the appointment of Prof. Gambari has not been announced in a statement signed either by Femi Adesina or Garba Shehu, who are…

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Meet Prof. Gambari, Buhari’s new Chief of Staff

Newly appointed Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Agboola Ibrahim Gambari, is a man who needs little or no introduction in the Nigerian political landscape. Gambari, an Ilorin Prince and one of Nigeria’s best brains in diplomacy and international relations was appointed to replace the former CoS to the President, Abba Kyari who died after a protracted battle with coronavirus. Born on November 24, 1944, in Ilorin, Kwara State, he is a respected scholar and diplomat. Gambari was Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985 and was later appointed by the…

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COVI9 19: NSCDC Denies rift with Soldiers in Edo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have denied media reports linking its officers to the rift between security personnel where a soldier was allegedly beaten up in Benin on Saturday during the ongoing enforcement of lockdown ordered by the state government as part of the measures put in place by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the state. It was reported that the rift ensued between a Police Officer and a Soldier (though on mufti) after the soldier allegedly refused to wear a face mask.…

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One month after, coronavirus returns to China

China on Sunday reported the first case of coronavirus in over a month in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak first started in December last year. China’s National Health Commission also reported the first double-digit increase in countrywide cases in nearly 10 days, saying 14 new infections had been confirmed. Two of the cases were imported into the country from overseas, the commission said. The virus first emerged in Wuhan, a major industrial and transport city in central China, in December. It has since infected nearly four million people worldwide —…

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Your fate in your hands, Gov. Abiodun tells Ogun people, extends lockdown by 7days

Prince Dapo Abiodun, Ogun State governor, yesterday said the fate of the citizens and residents of the state are now in their hands with regard to abiding by the safety measures already enunciated by the health experts to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic and prevent its spread in the state. Abiodun made the declaration yesterday just as he extended the lockdown of the state by another one week, saying that preservation of human lives should take precedence over any other consideration. The governor spoke at the Governor’s Office in…

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Lagos residents on the run after testing positive to coronavirus -Commissioner alerts

Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, announced on Friday that many residents who tested positive for coronavirus were running away from being taken to isolation centres for treatment. Abayomi, who did not give a figure to the number of people on the run hinted that situation was one of the reasons the state still has unoccupied beds at the isolation centres despite recording more cases than its bed-capacity. He spoke at the state secretariat on Friday when responding to the question on the discrepancy between the occupancy of the…

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“Its fake news” -Lagos Health Commissioner debunks COVID-19 positive tales

Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Health Commissioner, has described as fake news the tales making the rounds that he has tested positive to coronavirus. The commissioner had on Thursday announced that 10 persons associated with the Lagos State Government House, Marina, tested positive for the virus. The announcement fueled speculations that he was among the 10. Prof. Abayomi stated via his Twitter handle that he did not test positive for the disease while urging the public to disregard false reports claiming otherwise. “I hereby implore the general public to disregard the fake…

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Group alleges ‘insider dealings’ as NJC send 33 names to Pres. Buhari for appointment as FCT judges

Open Bar Initiative (OBI) a voluntary initiative made up Nigerian citizens and legal practitioners committed to the reform of the legal profession and administration of justice in Nigeria has petitioned the President, Muhammadu Buhari, over perceived irregularities and alleged insider dealings in the recommendation of 33 legal practitioners for appointment as judges in the Federal Capital Territory. In the petition dated April 30, 2020, signed by Silas Joseph Onu, Esq. and  Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, Ph.D., as co-conveners, the group said the list “is manifestly an abuse of the high constitutional…

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Woman delivers baby boy mid-air as FG evacuates 265 from Dubai

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has revealed that a  Nigerian woman on Wednesday, gave birth to baby mid-air on the repatriation flight from the United Arab Emirates. She said the woman was delivered of a baby boy and both son and mother were doing well at a hospital in Dubai. The news came just as 265 Nigerians arrived Lagos from Dubai on Wednesday as part of efforts to bring Nigerians willing to come back into the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. They arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International…

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COVID-19: FG renews flight ban

The Federal Government has extended the ban placed on flights in the country as part of efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus for another four weeks. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the task force on Wednesday. Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said the decision to extend the ban was taken after due consultation with experts. He said, “Tomorrow marks the last day for the enforcement of the closure…

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COVID-19: “We may Lockdown again” -NCDC warns

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has warned of another impending lockdown if the current nationwide non-compliance with guidelines on the gradual reopening of the economy continues. Chikwe who stated this during the task force press briefing in Abuja warned that President Muhammadu Buhari could restore the lockdown if the guidelines were not observed and should it result in a surge in coronavirus cases. The President had, on March 30,  imposed a two-week lockdown on the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states, but…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 245 new cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 245 new cases of COVID-19 in the country. The agency made the announcement on Monday night via its Twitter handle. Nigeria has now recorded a total of 2,802 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 34 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). See the breakdown below: COVID19@NCDC_NIGERIA245 new cases of #COVID19; 76-Lagos 37-Katsina 32-Jigawa 23-Kano 19-FCT 18-Borno 10-Edo 9-Bauchi 6-Adamawa 5-Oyo 5-Ogun 1-Ekiti 1-Osun 1-Benue 1-Niger 1-Zamfara 2802 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria Discharged: 417 Deaths: 93

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Presidential Team unravels cause of Kano mysterious deaths

The Presidential Technical Team deployed to Kano to support the state committee in upscaling its response to COVID-19, on Sunday, said coronavirus is responsible for the mass deaths recorded in Kano State recently. Leader of the team, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo, disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Kano during the official presentation and handing over of the mobile testing laboratory donate by Aliko Dangote Foundation to the state government. He explained that the recent spike in deaths in the state was as a result of coronavirus. Dr Gwarzo…

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Sanwo-Olu to Lagos Civil Servants: Don’t come to work tomorrow

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered all civil servants in the state, irrespective of grade levels, to stay away from work on Monday, May 4. National Infinity reports that the new directive overrides the earlier directive that officers from grade levels 12 to 15 were to report for duties on Monday. The five-week total lockdown imposed on Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States by the Federal Government in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak expires on Sunday night, May 3 and the new phase of gradual easing as directed by…

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COVID-19: Four deaths as Lagos Discharges 22

The Lagos State Government on Saturday announced the discharge of 22 more COVID-19 patients who have recovered from the infection just as four COVID-19 deaths were recorded thus bringing the total number of #COVID=19 related deaths in the state to 25. The state Ministry of Health, via its official Twitter handle, @LSMOH, said 247 patients have now been discharged from the isolation centres in the state. It tweeted, “22 more COVID-19 Lagos patients; eight females and 14 males, all Nigerians were today discharged from our isolation facilities at Yaba, @LUTHofficial…

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Why COVID-19 is spreading fast in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the delayed closure of the country’s borders, seaport, and airports, including the failure of returnees to self-isolate, caused the spread of COVID-19. He said this during an Instalive interview with CNN on Wednesday. According to the governor, Lagos was prepared to curb the spread of COVID-19 but had to wait for the Federal Government to shut airport, seaport and land borders. The PUNCH reports that though Nigeria recorded its first COVID-19 death on February 27, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), officially shut the country’s airports, seaports,…

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