Category Archives: Breaking

ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Almost 23,000 As Lagos Tops Daily Chart

As the COVID-19 toll of Nigeria near 23,000, Lagos has recorded its highest daily COVID-19 cases in the country with 159 new infections. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed the report in a late-night tweet on Thursday which noted that the country had 594 fresh cases of the virus for the day. A breakdown of…

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Obaseki Emerges PDP Gubernatorial Candidate In Upcoming Edo Election

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has emerged the winner of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial primaries in the state. Obaseki emerged the party’s governorship candidate on Thursday after his closest rival to the PDP election ticket Ken Imasaugbon stepped down from the race minutes into the exercise. With Obaseki’s emergence as PDP’s candidate, the governor faces…

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Former Governor Of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, Is Reportedly Dead

Ex-Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has passed away, SaharaReporters reports. The 70-year-old former public official was said to have been on a life support machine since last Friday at a Lagos hospital, after slipping into a coma following alleged Coronavirus complications. On Monday, the news outlet had reported that the ex-governor was in deep coma and may not make any…

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APC Dissolves NEC, Alapa-Led Non-NWC Forum Over “Leadership Failure”

A forum of the Non-National Working Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved its executive, hitherto led by Hon Nelso Alapa. The action followed the decision of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to dissolve the National Working Committee (NWC) at the Thursday meeting earlier. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the acting publicity secretary, Muhammad…

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Enugu State Records 30 New COVID-19 Cases, Toll Now 174

30 new cases of the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19 has been recorded in Enugu bringing the total number to 174, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, the state’s Commissioner for Health, announced in a statement on Thursday. Obi said that the Ministry of Health confirmed the 30 new cases in the update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control…

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4.0 Magnitude Earth Tremor Hits Parts Of Ghana’s Capital Accra

Residents of the Greater Accra and Central Region of Ghana have been left bewildered after these environs experienced moderate earthquakes yesterday. The phenomenon which took place in the West African country at about 10:40 pm on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, occurred three times in the space of 10 minutes. Many residents reported on social media that they felt their houses shaking on Wednesday…

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COVID-19: FG Urges Schools To Create Isolation Spaces Before Reopening

On Tuesday, June 23, the Federal Ministry of Education proposed that schools should have isolation spaces and have fully-equipped clinics before reopening. This was contained in the “Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure”, submitted to the National Assembly. According to the guidelines, each school is “required to create temporary isolation spaces…

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ICYMI: Three Members Of Oyo ExCo Test Positive For Coronavirus

According to Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, three members of the State’s Executive Council have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Makinde announced this in a tweet on Wednesday, after the state government received confirmation tests for all members of the state exco. He also confirmed that three tests came back positive, while two…

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ICYMI: Federal Executive Council Approves N2.3trn COVID-19 Stimulus Plan

Amid Nigeria’s daily rise in COVID-19 cases, the Federal Executive Council has approved the N2.3trillion stimulus plan to support the nation’s economy in dealing with effects of the global pandemic. The sum was recommended by the Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Minister of…

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