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ICYMI: Nigeria Records 626 New COVID-19 Cases As Toll Exceed 27,000

On Thursday, Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases crossed the 27, 000 mark as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 626 new infections. The health agency disclosed the latest development in a tweet giving a breakdown of the new cases.They also noted that the cases were recorded in 20 states, bringing the total infections to 27,110. Lagos had…

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Hushpuppi, Woodberry Finally Extradited To The U.S. Over Alleged Fraud

Alleged Nigerian internet fradusters, Raymond Igbalode Abbas, known as “Hushpuppi” and Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka “Woodberry” has been finally extradited to the United States after being apprehended in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). On Thursday July 2, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray praised the exceptional efforts exerted by the UAE, represented…

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ICYMI: Osun SSG, Plateau Commissioner Test Positive For COVID-19

According to multiple reports, both the Secretary to Osun State Government, Mr. Wole Oyebamiji and the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry in Plateau, Abe Aku have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This was disclosed on Wednesday in two separate statements issued by the Plateau Commissioner for Information and Communications, Dan Manjang and Osun Commissioner for Health,…

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Nigeria’s Minister Of Aviation Announces Resumption Of Domestic Flights

On Wednesday, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika announced the resumption of domestic flights in the country. He made this known via his official Twitter account where he stated that Abuja and Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on July 8, while the Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri and Maiduguri airports would resume on the 11th. Other…

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ICYMI: Nigeria Reports Daily Case Record Of 790 As COVID-19 Toll Exceed 26,000

Nigeria has reported 790 new COVID-19 cases, making it the highest single day record of the deadly virus since it was first discovered in February. This was disclosed on Wednesday in a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)where they noted that total infections has increased to 26,484 and death toll to 603. Also the new cases…

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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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