COVID-19 hits WEMA Bank, Shuts 2 branches

Share this on WhatsAppWema Bank has shut down two branches where two cases of positive COVID-19 tests were recently confirmed. The bank’s management announced this in a notice to customers which went out on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. However, the bank was silent on the affected branches, a situation which will make contact tracing difficult and self-isolation for members of the public who have visited the said branches in recent time, but reassured both staff and customers that every measure necessary to ensure their safety is being taken by the…

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Breaking: Obaseki, 18 LG chair, 12 lawmakers move to PDP

Share this on WhatsAppEdo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has reportedly decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He was said to have collected his membership card at Ward 4, Oredo Local Government wazobiareportersng writes. It was gathered that the governor is moving into the PDP with all the 18 Local Government Chairmen in Edo State together with 12 lawmakers in the State Assembly. Share this on WhatsApp

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No point appealing, I know I won’t get justice says Obaseki, begs Wike, Orbih for PDP ticket

Share this on WhatsAppEmbattled Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, reacted to his disqualification from contesting the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election saying he already knew he won’t get justice. Obaseki is accusing his erstwhile political godfather and party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, of playing the alpha and omega in the party. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, the situation is a “mockery of a democratic process.” He accused Oshiomhole of reducing the APC to a brand of democracy where “illegality…

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Edo 2020: APC screening committee disqualifies Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi

Share this on WhatsAppThe Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and ex-minister, Chris Ogiemwonyi, from contesting in the party’s governorship primary election scheduled for June 22, 2020. The committee chairman, Prof. Jonathan Ayuba, made the disclosure in a press conference on Friday afternoon. Ogiemwonyi is the former husband of ex-aviation minister, Sen. Stella Odua. Prof. Ayuba said the governor did not present his Higher School Leaving Certificate. He noted that the committee could not ascertain the authenticity of Obaseki’s National Youth…

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Gov. Okowa repaints Delta Govt guest house with N43.5m

Share this on WhatsAppInformation available has revealed that the Delta State government under Senator Ifeanyi Okowa may have been entangled in horrid abuses of the state’s finances. A whooping sum of N43,457,922.83 million have been expended on the renovation and electrical maintenance of the VVIP guest house situated in the State Government House, Asaba, an investigation has unveiled. As contained in a document under file No. GHA.183/TI/150&151 of the state government, the renovation and electrical maintenance works of the VVIP Guest House, Asaba designed for contract through the selective tendering Process, was handled by one…

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Heritage Bank, Dukia Gold fast-track 10% mining contribution to GDP, boost Nigeria’s 200mn ounces gold reserves- FG

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Government of Nigeria has commended Heritage Bank for being part of a valuable private sector collaboration with Dukia Gold & Precious Metals Refining Co. Ltd, saying such partnership stands to create new opportunities for Nigeria to grow its potential reserves of 200 million ounces of gold. The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this during a Zoom- meet & chat session, a virtual platform at the launch of nationwide Dukia-Heritage Bank Gold & Precious Metals Buying Centres held yesterday He affirmed that the launch of this…

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Access Bank W- initiative welcomes new babies through health financing scheme

Share this on WhatsAppAccess Bank adds another feather to its cap through the women market program, The W Initiative Maternal Health Service Support (MHSS) scheme.  The W Initiative is happy to welcome the birth of two new babies to the couples who accessed the MHSS financing for their IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) procedure having waited several years. Since 2014, The W Initiative through its MHSS health financing programme has supported the advancement of the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)  to enable couples access fertility treatment such as IVF.  Having successfully financed hundreds…

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

Share this on WhatsAppThe 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…

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Fidelity Bank Donates Covid-19 Isolation Centre to Anambra State

Share this on WhatsApp Consistent with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) objectives, Fidelity Bank Plc has handed over a 50-bed capacity isolation centre at Ekwulobia General Hospital to the Anambra State Government. Equipped with medical equipment and other state-of-the-art facilities, the bank on Saturday donated the isolation centre to assist the Willie Obiano-led administration in the fight against the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19). Speaking at the handover ceremony on Saturday, Regional Bank Head (RBH), Awka, Fidelity Bank, Henry Asiegbu pointed out that the gesture was part of the bank’s CSR policy…

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Floyd was COVID-19 positive -Autopsy

Share this on WhatsAppA full autopsy report has shown that the late George Floyd tested positive for Coronavirus before his death. The 20-page autopsy report released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office proved that Floyd tested positive for COVID-19 in April. Earlier, both the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office and an autopsy commissioned by George Floyd’s family have ruled that the death of Floyd – in an incident that has triggered nationwide unrest – was a homicide and the 46-year-old’s heart stopped beating while police restrained him and compressed his neck.  The medical examiner’s…

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Ex-Ondo Governor Dies in his sleep

Share this on WhatsAppA 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…

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

Share this on WhatsAppThe 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…

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COVID-19: Lagos state traditional rulers throw weight behind CACOVID to curb community spread

Share this on WhatsAppAs part of its efforts to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria, the private sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), has joined forces with traditional rulers and community leaders in Nigeria, with the aim of driving education and awareness about the COVID-19 global pandemic deep into the local communities. Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi (Kusenla III), The Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom and Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi, The Ayangburen of Ikorodu are among the traditional rulers who have recently supported CACOVID’s community sensitization efforts in Lagos State. Due to the influence, position…

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FirstBank leverages technology to promote virtual bank account opening for customers

Share this on WhatsAppFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that it has reinforced its technology infrastructure to enable anyone in the country open a FirstBank account through their mobile phones, without visiting any of its branches nationwide. The investment in the Bank’s mobile banking infrastructure is in furtherance of the need to deepen financial inclusion in the country, enabling account opening to be carried out on its *894# USSD banking, FirstMobile (self-service telephone banking), its website – www.firstbanknigeria.com – as well as the…

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Global Finance World’s Best Banks Awards rates Zenith as Nigeria’s Best Bank

Share this on WhatsAppZenith Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading financial institution, has emerged as the Best Bank in Nigeria in the recently released Global Finance Magazine World’s Best Banks Awards 2020. The awards, which was published in the May 2020 edition of the Global Finance Magazine, was based on the performances of the banks in their respective regions and countries over the period from January 1 to December 31, 2019. Global Finance’s “World’s Best Banks Awards” are recognized amongst the world’s most influential banking/finance and corporate professionals as the most coveted…

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FirstBank introduces virtual account opening process

Share this on WhatsAppFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited has reinforced its technology infrastructure to enable anyone in the country open an account at the bank through their mobile phones, without visiting any of its branches nationwide. According to the bank, its investment in its mobile banking infrastructure was in furtherance of the need to deepen financial inclusion in the country, enabling account opening to be carried out on its *894# USSD banking, FirstMobile (self-service telephone banking), its website, as well as its staff. Others channels, according to a statement, are…

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9mobile names Sinfield as new CEO

Share this on WhatsAppAlan Sinfield has emerged the first substantive Chief Executive Officer  of 9Mobile, since its name was changed from Etisalat. Sinfield succeeds Stephane Beuvelet, who had been in acting capacity since November 2018 after the reshuffling of the company’s management. Let’s look at the pedigree and experience which Sinfield brings to bear in his new position. Alan Sinfield can be considered a hybrid executive, combining experience and expertise from the Telecommunications industry, as well as the banking industry. His banking career started with a management trainee program at Bank of America, where…

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How Majek Fashek died

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria’s biggest reggae act, Majek Fashek passed on at the age of 57 in New York, yesterday. The performer, popular for hits such as Send Down the Rain and So Long for Too Long, died in his sleep in New York, his manager Omenka Uzoma told the BBC. Omenka’s statement did not state if the popular musician died at home or in a medicare facility. In a post on Instagram, Mr Uzoma said it was “a time for us all to celebrate his achievements, and not mourn”.…

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Gbajabiamila mourns Maikanti Baru

Share this on WhatsAppThe Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has described as painful the passing away of the immediate past Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Kachalla Baru.Gbajabiamila said Baru gave his best to the country, especially during his tenure as the GMD of NNPC.In a statement by his spokesman Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said Baru would be remembered for his contributions to the upliftment of NNPC.He said the ex-NNPC boss died at a time his wealth of experience would be…

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Kings of Finance: GTBank Named Africa’s Most Admired Finance Brand

Share this on WhatsAppGuaranty Trust Bank plc has been ranked Africa’s Most Admired Finance Brand in the 10th-anniversary rankings of Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands, the pre-eminent survey and ranking of the Top 100 admired brands in Africa. The rankings were announced in a novel global virtual event and will be published in the June issue of the African Business magazine. In a special report examining the results of the 2020 survey, the founder of Brand Africa, Thebe Ikalafeng, said GTBank’s “clever marketing, global presence and some of its…

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Covid-19: Fidelity Bank Partners ESLF To Cater For the Less Privileged In Benue State

Share this on WhatsAppIn fulfilment of its promise to continually support communities where it currently operates, Fidelity Bank Plc has donated the sum of N10 million to Eunice Spring of Life Foundation (ESLF), a pet project of the Benue First Lady. The donation would enable the organisation, in no small measure implement its many humanitarian projects designed specifically for the people of Benue State. It would also cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the less privileged in the state. Speaking during the presentation of the cheque, Fidelity Bank’s…

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Ex-NNPC GMD, Baru is dead

Share this on WhatsAppThe immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, is dead. Baru’s death was announced by the current GMD of the corporation, Mele Kyari, on Saturday morning. The former NNPC boss was said to have died late last night. In a tweet via his official Twitter handle, Kyari described his predecessor as a brother, friend and mentor. He said, “My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr. Maikanti Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night. “He was of exemplary…

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Court orders Leadership Newspapers to pay ex-Editor, Atufe’s outstanding salaries with interest

Share this on WhatsAppNational Industrial Court of Nigeria, Abuja Division (NICN), has fined Leadership Newspapers and its Publisher, Sam Nda-Isaiah 31percent interest on outstanding N1.2 million debt it owed his former employee whose employment was terminated in 2015 under controversial circumstances.The Presiding Judge of the NICN, Hon. Justice Oyewumi Oyebola gave the judgement in a recent ruling in a suit NO: NICN/ABJ/27/2019 filed by lawyers to the complainant, Mr. Friday Atufe,  a former Business Editor of the newspaper in its Lagos Bureau office against the defendants, Leadership Newspapers and its…

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Ogun to enforce Face Masks in public as Abiodun eases lockdown

Share this on WhatsAppPrince 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…

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Again, Buhari seeks Reps approval for $5.513bn

Share this on WhatsApp 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…

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Forensic Audit: Mystery death hits NDDC

Share this on WhatsAppThe 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…

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Amajiris’ Export To Southern Nigeria: Dangote replies Ohanaeze

Share this on WhatsAppAliko Dangote, Nigerian businessman and philanthropist and Africa’s richest man has refuted claims assertions that his company’s trucks were being used to transport Almajiris from the Northern part of Nigeria to the South. His reaction was contained in a letter dated May 27 and addressed to the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo. The letter entitled, ‘Allegation of illegal haulage against Dangote Industries Ltd’, was signed by Anthony Chiejina, Group Chief Communications Officer. Nwodo and other Southern and Middle Belt leaders recently expressed concern about the influx of Almajiris to the…

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PTF boss, Mustapha announces school reopening time

Share this on WhatsAppThe 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…

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

Share this on WhatsAppThe 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… Share this on WhatsApp

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Nigeria’s oldest Monarch dies at 141

Share this on WhatsAppOnilua of Ilua, Samuel Durodola Afolabi, whose age was recorded as Nigeria’s oldest king at 141 years of age has joined his ancestors. The death of the centenarian threw residents of the community situated in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State into mourning. The monarch, who is believed to be the oldest in the inland state of Oyo in south-western Nigeria, joined his ancestors on the morning of Saturday, May 23. Born in 1879 during the reign of Adeyemi 1 of Alowolodu, who was the last…

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Beware! Using Chloroquine to treat COVID-19 may lead to cardiac arrest -Study

Share this on WhatsAppAdministering chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 may be harming patients more than it is helping them, a large-scale study has found. The study, published in the journal Lancet analysed data of patients admitted for Covid-19 in 671 hospitals across six continents. The patients positively diagnosed for Covid-19 were hospitalised between December last year and April 2020. Researchers behind the study were “unable to confirm a benefit” of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine when used alone or with an antibiotic for Covid-19, they reported in the Lancet. Instead, they…

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Eid: Buhari, family pray at home

Share this on WhatsAppPresident 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…

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Angry Nigerians call for Obasa’s head over 64 undisclosed bank accounts

Share this on WhatsAppNigerians took to the social media calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to act on the allegations of corruption against Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly. Obasa has remained one of the trending topics on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. The issue began when an online news medium, Sahara Reporters, exposed 64 bank accounts allegedly linked to Obasa. The 64 accounts, the medium alleged, were discovered to be linked to the Bank Verification Number (BVN) of the Speaker. Further, Sahara Reporters alleged that the accounts registered with various names; are…

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COVID-19: 116 Staff of iSON Xperiences test positive

Share this on WhatsAppA 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…

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Gbajabiamila congratulates Oba Akiolu on 17th Anniversary

Share this on WhatsAppThe 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…

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

Share this on WhatsApp 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…

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Nigeria coronavirus hit 7,261 as 245 new cases emerge

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria 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…

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Olabisi Onabanjo Varsity Hospital doctors begin strike

Share this on WhatsAppResident 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…

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Eid-el-Fitri holds on Sunday -Saudi Arabia

Share this on WhatsAppThe 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.…

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Ogun extends lockdown till May 31

Share this on WhatsAppGovernor 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.…

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FirstBank free e-learning facility targets 1m students

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has announced that thousands of students have been signing up to access the e-learning solutions for free which is provided in partnership with Roducate and Lagos State Government. This is in furtherance to the Bank’s resolve to close the gap of the disruption in children education’s due to schools’ closure, following the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Roducate e-learning platform is structured in line with the government’s accredited curriculum for primary, secondary and tertiary schools across various fields…

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

Share this on WhatsApp… 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…

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

Share this on WhatsAppThe 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…

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Awo Varsity gets 100% accreditation after Law, Medical Science, 3 others scale through

Share this on WhatsAppObafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State has secured full accreditation for all its courses two years after the National Universities Commission withdrew accreditation for its Law, Dentistry, Science, Medical Science and Social Science programmes of the institution. According to the Public Relations Officer of the Varsity, Abiodun Olarewaju in a press statement on Wednesday, “The NUC, which has the statutory mandate to accredit academic programmes in all Nigerian Universities, has given full (100 per cent) accreditation to all the academic programmes being run by the Faculty of Law,…

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Updated: Gen. Diya’s wife, dies of COVID-19

Share this on WhatsAppOne of the wives of Gen. Oladipupo Diya, (rtd) a former Chief of General Staff and ex-Ogun State governor, Sade is dead. National Infinity reports that Sade Diya was reportedly confirmed dead yesterday as a result of complications from coronavirus. A very reliable source told National Infinity that “she died yesterday and unfortunately, most members of the General’s household are infected. The house at Ikeja is now vacant and undergoing fumigation. May God rest her gentle soul.” NB: Earlier report mentioned Mrs. Josephine Diya as the woman…

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

Share this on WhatsAppThe 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…

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Allegations of ethnic bias trail Nami’s Tsunami at FIRS

Share this on WhatsAppAll 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…

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Medical Experts warns about dangers of prolonged use of facemasks

Share this on WhatsAppMedical professionals have warned that people with chronic asthma who use face masks, especially the surgical and clothing type, are exposing themselves to hypoxia. Hypoxia is a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level. The World Health Organisation described asthma as a common lung condition that causes sporadic breathing difficulties, adding that its strongest risk factors are inhaled substances and particles that may provoke allergic reactions or irritate the airways. Speaking exclusively with PUNCH…

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