Category Archives: Breaking

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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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 9 More Deaths As Toll Exceed 22,000

On Wednesday night, Nigeria confirmed 649 new COVID-19 cases bringing the country’s toll of infections rose to 22, 020 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this report known as part of its daily updates on Twitter. According to them, the number of deaths increased from 533 reported on Tuesday to 542. The cases were reported in 21 states of…

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Five Doctors, Other Health Workers Contract Coronavirus In Benue

On Wednesday, Benue State Government revealed that among the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in recent times in the state were five medical doctors, two ambulance drivers and one emergency worker. According to Chairman, Benue State Committee on COVID-19, and the Deputy Governor of the State, Benson Abounu who disclosed the report while briefing journalists, the first…

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World Bank Grants $750m Loan For Improvement Of Nigeria’s Power Sector

The World Bank has International Development Association credit worth $750m for Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Operation to improve electricity supply, SaharaReporters reports. The international financial institution, in a statement on Tuesday,  said the loan was for the power sector recovery operation to achieve financial sustainability and enhance accountability in the sector. It explained that about…

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ICYMI: Oyo Discharges Nine Recovered COVID-19 Patients + Other Updates

Oyo State Government has announced the discharge of nine more coronavirus (COVID-19) patients have after recovering from a successful treatment. The state governor, Seyi Makinde, confirmed this in a series of posts via his Twitter handle on Tuesday. He noted that the recovered COVID-19 patients were discharged after they received their second negative test results,…

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2Baba Appointed As United Nation’s Refugees Goodwill Ambassador

Legendary Nigerian musician, Innocent “2Baba” Idibia has been appointed as Refugees Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations, according to Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) who made this known on Tuesday via Instagram. “We are so excited to share the news that @official2baba has been appointed @refugees Goodwill Ambassador! 2Baba, your steadfast commitment for refugees and internally displaced people…

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13 More Lawmakers Contract Coronavirus In Imo State

On Tuesday, Imo State Government announced that additional 13 lawmakers of the state House of Assembly have tested positive for the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19. The new cases were confirmed barely six days after a lawmaker, whose identity was not released, tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the state. Professor Maurice Iwu, the chairman…

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