Month: April 2020

COVID-19: Germany Grants Nigeria N8.9bn Debt Relief

Germany has granted Nigeria a debt relief worth €22.4 million (N8.9bn) as part of its contribution to the country’s COVID-19 fight. In a statement on Tuesday, Germany, which has Europe’s largest economy, said the debt relief comes in addition to its support of the pandemic response globally. the statement said in 2020, the German treasury relieves …

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Reps To Probe Legality Of Chinese Nationals In Nigeria For Repatriation

Members of the House of Representatives have resolved to investigate the legality of Chinese nationals living in Nigeria for possible repatriation back to their country. They made the resolution on Tuesday at a resumed plenary following their return from recess which lasted about five weeks as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus in the …

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Nigeria Records 195 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Infections Now 1,532

Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 195 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 1,532.  According to a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), of the new infections, 80 were recorded in Lagos, 38 in Kano, while 15 were recorded in the Ogun State. In Bauchi State, 15 cases …

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COVID-19: Lagos, Kano Order Face Masks From Cross River

Cross River State Government has received purchasing orders from the governments of Lagos and Kano States to supply nose masks. Governor Ben Ayade disclosed this on Monday while inspecting the production of masks at the state’s Garment Factory in Calabar. While Lagos requested for one million pieces, Kano demanded for another 100,000 pieces to help …

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Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency said on Monday Nigerians should be ready to pay high or low prices for petrol following the price liberalisation scheme currently in place.

Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency said on Monday Nigerians should be ready to pay high or low prices for petrol following the price liberalisation scheme currently in place. The PPPRA is also engaging with the Central Bank of Nigeria to determine the applicable foreign exchange rates for the importation of petroleum products by oil marketers. …

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Fire guts NNPC station, 30 cars, buildings in Lagos

Fire has reportedly razed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation filling station on Yaya Abatan Street, Ogba, Lagos State. It was gathered that the fire, which started around 1pm, emanated from a diesel-laden tanker that was about to discharge its content into the station’s underground storage facility. Apart from the filling station, over 30 vehicles in a car mart were …

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Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has declared a total lockdown in the state

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has declared a total lockdown in the state, starting from midnight of Monday, April 27. The governor said only essential workers, pharmaceuticals and foodstuff sellers, are exempted from the restriction of movement. This announcement follows the confirmed index case of the coronavirus in the State. The index case who is …

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Three suspected kidnappers have been killed by Police in Niger state

Three suspected kidnappers have been killed by Police in Niger state after a fierce exchange of fire between the bandits and the police. The kidnappers were said to have invaded Tufa village via Gawu Babangida in Gurara local government area to kidnap people in the village. Acting on information, a Joint Police/Vigilante team led by …

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Ekiti Orders Immediate 50% Salary Cut For Gov. Fayemi, Deputy, All Political Appointees

The Ekiti State government has also directed that salaries of Gov. Kayode Fayemi, his deputy and all political appointees in the state be slashed by 50% with immediate effect. Muyiwa Olumilua, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, disclosed in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday that Gov. Fayemi gave the salary cut …

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COVID-19: Kano Almajiri Returnees Among New Cases – Kaduna Govt

The Kaduna State Government has confirmed that five Almajiri children that were repatriated from Kano recently are among those who tested positive for the coronavirus in the state. There are 15 COVID-19 confirmed cases in Kaduna State, six of them have been discharged while nine active cases are still being treated at the state Infectious Disease …

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El-Rufai Orders 50 Per Cent Salary Slash for Political Appointees

 Kaduna state, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has directed all senior government appointees in the state including Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Special Advisers and Heads of Agencies to each donate N500,000 in April 2020 as their contribution in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. According to a statement issued by his media Adviser, Muyiwa Adekeye, El-Rufai …

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Two patients who had earlier gone missing after testing positive to COVID-19 in Borno State have been found.

Two patients who had earlier gone missing after testing positive to COVID-19 in Borno State have been found. The Borno State government had earlier on Sunday announced that two patients – Abbas Kaka Hassan (a 24-year-old male) and Hauwa Mohammed (42-year-old female) were on the run after testing positive to COVID-19 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) …

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