COVID-19: Civil societies set agenda for Sanwo-Olu

By Olasunkanmi Akoni The Civil Societies Organisations, CSO, in Nigeria have recommended various strategies and set agenda for Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for effective unlocking of the state in the efforts towards combating further spread of the ravaging COVID-19. The organizations commended the state government for her continuous efforts in containing the spread […]

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COVID-19: Kano overtakes FCT with total confirmed cases, records 80 in 24 hours

By David Royal Kano state on Thursday overtook the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with total confirmed cases of COVID-19 after recording 80 cases in 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 219, while Abuja has a total of 178. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Thursday, announced that […]

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May Day: Don’t worsen matters with post-COVID sacks, anti-labour practices, NUPENG tells employers

By Victor Young In a May Day message,  Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has advised employers in the nation oil industry against post-coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic anti-labour practices to ensure industrial peace in the petroleum industry. In the May Day message to its members and other workers in the country, the union […]

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UPDATED: Nigeria records 204 new cases of COVID-19, total now 1932

By David Royal The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 204 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1932. NCDC also announced that seven more fatalities were recorded, bringing the total number of deaths to 58. The NCDC, in a […]

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BREAKING: Nigeria records 204 new cases of COVID-19, total now 1932

“204 new cases of #COVID19 reported; 80-Kano 45-Lagos 12-Gombe 9-Bauchi 9-Sokoto 7-Borno 7-Edo 6-Rivers 6-Ogun 4-FCT 4-Akwa Ibom 4-Bayelsa 3-Kaduna 2-Oyo 2-Delta 2-Nasarawa 1-Ondo 1-Kebbi 11:50pm 30th April- 1932 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria Discharged: 319 Deaths: 58″ The post BREAKING: Nigeria records 204 new cases of COVID-19, total now 1932 appeared first on […]

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Trump says evidence ties COVID-19 virus to Wuhan lab, threatens tariffs

Donald Trump US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing as he claimed to have seen evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan. Asked if he had seen anything giving him a high degree of confidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the origin of […]

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NCDC not aware of Control of Infectious Diseases Bill – Ihekweazu

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC DG. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it is not aware of the Control of Infectious Disease Bill but seeks to work with the House of Representative on that. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of NCDC, said this during the daily Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19, on Thursday in […]

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COVID-19: Osun relaxes lockdown, introduces dusk-to-dawn curfew

Gov Oyetola Gboyega of Osun State Shina Abubakar – Osogbo Osun State Government will from Monday May 4, 2020 relaxed the lock down order introduced in the state to curb the spread of COVID-19 as it replaces the order with a dusk to dawn curfew. In a statewide broadcast by the Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on […]

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UK ‘past peak’ of coronavirus outbreak -Boris Johnson

Britain is “past the peak” of its coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on  Thursday, despite recording another 674 deaths in the last 24 hours. The coronavirus death is now 26,711, the world’s third-most highest behind the United States and Italy, after changing its reporting to include community as well as hospital deaths on […]

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People Talk: Extension of COVID-19 lockdown and 8pm-6am nationwide curfew (2)

President Muhammadu Buhari By Olayinka Latona & Bose Adelaja “I did not think the lockdown should continue at all because the stay at home has increased insecurity  in our communities and it has also constituted a serious challenge on our economy. “There is serious hunger and uncertainty about survival from the masses. Government should find […]

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AfDB approves €12.33 for Abidjan-Lagos Highway

AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina The African Development Bank, AfDB, has approved additional funding of €12.33 million for the Abidjan-Lagos Highway corridor project. In a statement on Wednesday, the bank said the funds would be used to cover “part of the costs related to the study of the Abidjan-Lagos Motorway corridor development project.” ALSO READ: AfDB […]

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‘Dead’ coronavirus particles may cause recovered patients to test positive

South Korean nurses wearing protective gear start their shift to care for coronavirus patients. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images South Korean health officials said recovered coronavirus patients who later tested positive again only did so because “dead” virus particles remained in their bodies — not because they became reinfected. A total of 292 people in […]

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Buhari extends tenure of NDDC interim management committee

…Okays N6. 25bn for 9 NDDC states to fight COVID-19 By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Professor Keme Pondei-led Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from May 1 to December 31, 2020. The extension according to the statement issued by the Special Adviser […]

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Taiwan’s intelligence chief says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is ‘sick’

Taiwan’s intelligence chief said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “sick” — and his country has emergency plans for a potential power struggle if he dies, according to reports. Chiu Kuo-cheng, the director of the National Security Bureau (NSB), gave a vague health description when pressed at a government hearing about rumors […]

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COVID-19: Reps maintain still stand on 2 months free electricity to Nigerians — SPOKESMAN

BY Levinus Nwabughiogu House of Representatives has reiterated its position on 2 months free power supply to Nigerians, saying the need was orchestrated by the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Spokesman of the House, Hon. Ben Kalu in a rebuttal to apparent remarks of the minister of power, Alhaji Saleh Mamman who had said that the privatised […]

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Israel hails German Hezbollah ban as ‘significant step’

Since its creation in 1982, the Iranian-backed militia has been a formidable foe of Israel. PHOTO: AFP Israel on Thursday applauded Germany’s decision to ban all activities of the Iran-backed Lebanese movement Hezbollah as “a significant step in the global fight against terrorism”. The German government labelled Hezbollah “a Shiite terrorist organisation” and announced raids […]

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People Talk: Extension of COVID-19 lockdown and 8pm-6am nationwide curfew

President Muhammadu Buhari By Olayinka Latona & Bose Adelaja “The next one week certainly won’t be easy for so many people but we must endure the extension with the hope that the situation will get better. “Aside from the extension, the government should have also made serious effort to ensure the poor and vulnerable get […]

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