Category Archives: Breaking

Federal Government Increases Petrol Pump Price To N143.80 Per Litre

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPRA) has announced a new retail price band for oil marketers. In a circular released on Wednesday July 1, from the regulatory agency, the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) has been increased from N140.80 to N143.80 per litre. Sources at the Abuja headquarters of the agency said the rise in petrol price…

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Yobe Becomes Coronavirus-Free, Discharges All Recovered Patients

The Yobe State Government has declared itself free of the novel coronavirus after discharging all patients, who initially tested positive and  recording a zero case on admission in the state. According to SaharaReporters, Vice Chairman of the state committee on COVID-19 and Commissioner for Health, Dr Mohammed Lawan Gana, made the revelation at the end of…

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COVID-19: FG Evacuates 172 Nigerians From Uganda And Nairobi

The Federal Government has confirmed the arrival of over 600 Nigerians after they were evacuated from Uganda and Nairobi due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Nigerians in Disapora Commission (NIDCOM), the 172 returnees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at 10:20 am today July 1st on an AirPeace Flight B777-200. The evacuated Nigerians will…

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Ekiti Reopens Schools And Places Of Worship

Weeks after the Ekiti warned that it might cancel the current relaxed lockdown, the State Government has directed worship centres in the state to resume services from Friday July 17. According to multiple reports, the new order is n line with the agreement reached by the state government and leaders of religious organisations in the state. Worshippers and religious leaders were urged…

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Lagos Assembly Urges Renaming Of Sites, Monuments Named After Colonial Masters

The Lagos House of Assembly has urged the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to issue an order for the renaming of all sites and monuments that have been named after colonial masters in the state. The move comes as Americans have continued to destroy statues and monuments of slave masters in the wake of the Black Lives Matter…

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Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa And His Wife Test Positive For COVID-19

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa and wife, Dame Edith Okowa, have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus also known as COVID-19. The governor who had gone into isolation last week with his family after one of his daughters tested positive for the virus announced this on social media on Wednesday July 1. He wrote: ‘‘My wife…

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ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Now 25,694 As NCDC Records 17 New Deaths

On Tuesday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 561 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 25, 694. This was confirmed on the health agency’s official Twitter page where they noted that the new cases were recorded across 18 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Giving…

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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello Says COVID-19 Is Only Out To Create Panic

Yahaya Bello, the Governor of Kogi State, has alleged that the global pandemic, COVID-19 is an artificial creation which is aimed at causing fear and panic among people. This is as the governor said the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana, did not die of coronavirus. On Tuesday, Bello spoke at the third-day prayers for the repose…

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