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House of Rep Members donate two -month salaries to fight COVID- 19

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Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, who made the announcement in a message to Nigerians, said the contribution by the lawmakers will support provisions for welfare of frontline medical professionals and health workers during this trying times. The Speaker said the Clerk to the National Assembly has been directed to see to it that “all members salaries are transfered to the National Relief …

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President Buhari Signs COVID-19 Regulations 2020

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared COVID-19 a dangerous infectious disease. This according to Femi Adesina the special adviser to the President, is in line with the exercising of the powers conferred on Buhari by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and all other powers enabling him …

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 135 As NCDC Confirms Four New Infections

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Nigeria has recorded four new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic increasing the number to 135 in 12 states. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) who confirmed the cases through its Twitter handle on Tuesday said Osun State has three cases while one in Ogun State. “Four new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 3 in Osun and …

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Governor El-Rufai Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has tested positive for the coronavirus disease. He announced this in a video posted on his verified Twitter handle on Saturday evening. “Earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the COVID-19 test. The result came in this evening, and I regret to say that it is positive,” the governor said. “According to …

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Advertisement Buhari Receives COVID-19 Updates From Minister Of Health, NCDC Boss – Presidency

Buhari, Health Minister and NCDC Boss

The Presidency on Saturday tweeted a video and pictures showing President Muhammadu Buhari meeting with the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu at the State House. The minister and the NCDC boss were said to have briefed the President on their activities and efforts towards preventing the …

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BREAKING: Explosion rocks Akure, 100 houses, school, churches destroyed

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No fewer than 100 residential buildings, school, churches were said to have been destroyed by an yet to be identified explosion in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Saturday morning The blast which occurred in the early hours of Saturday cut off the ever-busy Akure /Owo road while many people were said to be injured. more details later…    

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COVID-19: Prepare for evacuation flights, US tells it citizens in Nigeria

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US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria says it is preparing emergency flights to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria despite airport closures, The PUNCH reports. This is not unconnected to the exploding coronavirus cases in Nigeria which stand at 81 on Saturday morning according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The Federal Government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority had closed all …

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Davido Goes Into Self-Isolation As Fiancée, Chioma Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Nigerian music star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido says he has gone into self-isolation. He explained that he took the decision after his fiancée, Chioma, tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19). The music star announced this on Friday via his verified Twitter handle. In the series of tweets, he noted that he recently returned to Nigeria from America after cancelling …

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FG Approves Use Of Stadiums, NYSC Camps As Isolation Centres

Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sport

The minister of Youth and Sport, Sunday Dare stated that the Federal Government has approved the use of four stadiums in the country as isolation centres in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. These include the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos; Liberty Stadium Ibadan; M.K.O Abiola Stadium, Abuja and Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. Also, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) …

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COVID-19: US asks doctors, nurses around the world to apply for visas

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The United States has asked medical professionals seeking to work in America to apply for a work visa at the nearest US Embassy as part of measures to strengthen the health system to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The government in a statement published on www.travel.state.gov on Friday, advised foreign medical professionals already in the US to consult …

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Advertisement UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. The Prime Minister made the announcement on Twitter saying: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. “Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives.” …

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FG Orders Release Of 70% Prison Inmates

Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior

Precautionary measures being taken by the federal government to combat the coronavirus pandemic have been extended to the nation’s correctional centres. In a deft move, the government yesterday directed the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) release all awaiting trial inmates in its custody. They account for 70 per cent of the detainees in the country’s prisons. The step, according to the …

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COVID-19: FGN Approves Immediate Release Of N15bn to Lagos State, NCDC

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate release of N15 billion to the Lagos State government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to tackle the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. In a series of tweets on Thursday, the President explained that the approval followed the extensive briefings he received recently on the state of the nation, …

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Coronavirus: U.S. overtakes China, Italy as world’s worst-hit by COVID-19

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The United States overtook China and Italy on Thursday as the world’s worst-hit country by the raging coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. took the morbid distinction after new 14,336 confirmed cases were added. The record figure shot the country to the top of the table with 82,547 cases. China where the pandemic began late last year has 81,285 cases. Italy, the …

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G20 leaders holds online videoconference today over coronavirus

King Salman of Saudi Arabia: chairs G20 leaders videoconference today

G20 leaders will hold an online videoconference today in a bid to fend off a coronavirus-triggered recession or even depression. The meeting, to be chaired by Saudi King Salman, is expected to be held at 1200 GMT. The group had faced criticism for being too slow in addressing the coronavirus crisis.  US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin …

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COVID-19: Atiku Abubakar Donates N50m Relief Fund

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has donated N50m in support of government’s effort at combating the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country. In a statement he personally signed on Wednesday, Atiku said that he believed the donation will help efforts towards curbing the spread of the pandemic. He said, “As the Coronavirus pandemic ravages the world, I applaud …

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Burkina Faso worst hit by coronavirus in West Africa with 146 cases

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Burkina Faso reported 32 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total to 146, the highest in West Africa. Burkina Faso reported its first confirmed COVID-19 case on March 9 Since then, the landlocked country has been badly hit by the virus. Five cabinet ministers tested positive.  They are the Ministers of education, territorial administration, foreign, mining and trade. …

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Coronavirus: Singer Runtown donates N10 million to fans on twitter

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Nigerian musician, Douglas Jack Agu popularly known as Runtown has set aside the sum of N10 million to give out to Nigerians adversely affected by the restrictions caused by the global  pandemic. coronavirus code named COVID-19 The Body Riddim crooner announced this on his verified Twitter handle, @iRuntown on Wednesday, urging those in need of the funds to drop their …

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Coronavirus: Rivers records first case; Nigeria’s total cases rises to 51

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Rivers State has recorded its first case of Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 51, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has disclosed. The health agency on Wednesday reported five new cases of coronavirus, with two cases each in Abuja and Lagos, and one in Rivers. The announcement came less than 24 hours after …

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London party: Attendees go into isolation as two guests die

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Okoya, Osoba, Abiodun, Shagaya, Obey, others at Justice Oguntade’s birthday Doctors obtain Abba Kyari’s medical records from British hospital Edo speaker tests positive, Obaseki, Fayemi, Sule in self-isolation Cases rise to 51, Rivers, Kogi, Oyo, others shut states’ borders The number of people suffering from COVID-19 in the country rose to 51  on Wednesday from 18 on Thursday last week. …

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BREAKING: Boko Haram Terrorists Ambush Nigerian Soldiers In Borno, Killed 45

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Boko Haram insurgents have ambushed and killed at least 45 Nigerian soldiers in Alargano Forest, Borno State, SaharaReporters can confirm. Alargano is reputed to be the “spiritual” base of Boko Haram terrorists. A top military source said units comprising of 120 battalion troops, 121 battalion troops, Artillery units and Sector 2 troops were ambushed when on a mission to degrade …

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Ebonyi State Governor orders ‘shot at sight’ anyone that blocks his convoy

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The governor of Ebonyi State, South-east Nigeria, David Umahi, has ordered his security details to shoot anyone who blocks his convoy. Even if such gunshot results to death, Mr Umahi said, it is still within the law. Mr Umahi gave this order on Saturday while narrating how his convoy was blocked the previous night by mourners at a wake-keep in …

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INSECURITY: Gunmen Kidnap Nursing Mother In Taraba, Demand N20m Ransom

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A nursing mother identified as Sabina David has been kidnapped by gunmen in Taraba State. The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday at the Kasuwan Bera area of Ardo-Kola Local Government. Describing the incident, her husband, David Akipa, said the abductors came in their numbers shooting sporadically and on hearing the gunshots approaching his house, he fled, leaving …

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Mercy Eke wins BBNaija Season 4

Mercy Eke, BBNaija Season4 Winner

Mercy Eke has beaten stiff competition to emerge as the first fremale winner of the Big Brother Naija reality show, season 4. The 26-year-old bagged 41 percent of the votes cast, more than double the 19 percent the runner up, Mike, got to emerge the first female winner of the show. Mercy, Mike and three other housemates – Seyi, Omashola, …

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Super Falcons Crash Out Of 2020 Tokyo Olympics Race

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African champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria have been eliminated from the race to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s football tournament on Monday after forcing the Les Elephantes of Cote d’Ivoire to a 1-1 draw at the Agege Stadium in Lagos. Last week Thursday, both teams had settled for a scoreless draw in Abidjan and with today’s result the Ivorians …

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#SexForGrades: UNILAG shuts down ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers ‘sexually harass’ students

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The University of Lagos has shut down the ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers allegedly sexually harass students. This was disclosed by Taiwo Oloyede, the Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit) of the university. The ‘Cold Room’ was mentioned by a lecturer of the school, Boniface Igbeneghu, who was caught on video sexually harassing an undercover journalist who posed as an admission seeker. …

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$11M US scam: Obinwanne forfeits N280m in Nigeria

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A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos south west Nigeria today ordered the temporary forfeiture of N280.5million “warehoused” in the bank accounts of Invictus Oil and Gas Limited and Invictus Investment Limited alleged to have been owned by Obinwanne Okeke “a strong leader of a cybercrime syndicate specialized in business email compromise.” Okeke, popularly known as Invictus, is standing trial …

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Agriculture: Nigeria to collaborate with Netherlands on improved seeds – Minister

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government will collaborate with the government of The Netherlands on improved seeds to boost agricultural production in Nigeria. The minister spoke when he hosted a delegation from The Netherlands in Abuja, a statement said on Thursday. Mr Ogbeh commended the government of Netherlands for its numerous supports for …

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Asiwaju At 67: Buhari Describes Tinubu As A Strong Pillar Of Nigerian Democracy

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm felicitations to the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his 67th birthday, March 29th, 2019, describing him as one of the strong pillars of Nigeria’s democracy. President Buhari joined the APC family in celebrating the Asiwaju of Lagos, who is also the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom in Niger …

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Unknown persons invaded farm, set ablaze land clearing caterpillar

TEMIK NIG LTD CATERPILLAR BURNT BY UNKOWN PERSONS

A caterpillar (payloader 950 c) doing a clearing job on a farm Land belonging to TEMIK NIGERIA LIMITED was set ablaze by yet to be identified person(s) at Ipaya Akintunde Village, Imala, Oke-Ogun LCDA, Abeokuta North, Ogun State. The malicious damage was carried out between the hours of   11am-12noon on  Friday 22nd March, 2019. Though the incident has been reported …

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