Category Archives: Breaking

COVID-19: Nigeria’s Toll Exceed 54,000 As Infections Continue To Decline

Nigeria has recorded 143 fresh infections, taking the country’s COVID-19 toll over 54,000, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed on Twitter on Monday. This is coming the same day the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 called for caution in the face of declining infections. According to NCDC, the new cases were reported in seventeen…

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COVID-19: Ghana To Reopen International Airport From September 1st

After five months, Ghana has announced the reopening of its international airport but with new regulations in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the president confirmed on Tuesday. Kotoka International Airport, located outside the capital Accra, was closed in March along with other border points in a bid to contain the virus in the West…

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Senate Debunks Considering Passage Of Controversial Social Media Bill

The Nigerian Senate has denied circulating reports that it is secretly planning to pass the proposed Social Media Bill despite its public rejection, ThisDay reports. Recall that if passed into law, the social media bill will empower the Nigerian government to unilaterally order the shutdown of the internet. An internet service provider that refuses to obey the…

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Lagos Health Commissioner, Akin Abayomi, Recovers From COVID-19

Prof Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos, has tested negative to COVID-19 few days after contracting the virus. His health update was disclosed by Gbenga Omotosho, Commissioner for Information in the state, via social media on Monday August 31. He said, “It is with gratitude to God that I announce the recovery and subsequent negative…

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ICYMI: Total Number Of COVID-19 Cases Exceed 25 Million Worldwide

According to a recent AFP tally, coronavirus infections globally soared past 25 million, as countries around the world further tightened restrictions to curb the pandemic’s spread. The data revealed on Sunday August 30, noted that a million additional cases have been detected worldwide roughly every four days since mid-July, with India setting the grim record for the highest single-day rise in cases…

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COVID-19: Lagos State To Reopen Tertiary Institutions On September 14

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has lifted the lockdown placed on tertiary institutions, ordering them to be reopened from Monday, September 14. Disclosing this development during a regular briefing on the state’s COVID-19 status on Saturday, August 29, Sanwo-Olu also announced that primary and secondary schools are also tentatively scheduled to re-open from…

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Sanwo-Olu Says Lagos May Lose N240bn Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

According to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration, a revenue decline of N20bn has been envisaged in the state as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Punch reports. The governor made this known during his Thursday keynote address at the 10th annual public lecture of the Lagos State Public Service Chapter of the Institute of Chartered…

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Fani-Kayode Further Apologizes For Lashing Out At Journalist In Calabar: ‘I Disappointed Myself’

After withdrawing the word ‘stupid’ used during a viral outburst towards a journalist in Calabar, former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has apologized for the verbal harassment during a recent press conference. The ex-Minister also apologised to the Nigeria Union of Journalists, family members, friends, and colleagues of the Daily Trust reporter, Channels TV. Speaking on Friday during a…

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Nigeria Condemns Harassment Of Citizens In Ghana, Says It Won’t Be Tolerated

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has called out Ghana’s harassment of Nigerian business owners and residents. In a statement signed by him, he noted the Federal Government is deeply concerned by the incessant harassment and the progressive acts of hostility towards the country by Ghanaian authorities and will no longer tolerate it. As…

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