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COVID-19: FG Evacuates About 102 Stranded Nigerians From Morocco

Nigeria has recorded the return of about 102 stranded nationals from Morroco. The evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Thursday with Air Morocco from Casablanca. Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) disclosed the news via their official Twitter handle. Prior to their return, the commission noted that the evacuees tested negative to COVID-19 and will…

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Youngest Oyo Commissioner, Seun Fakorede Recovers From COVID-19

Seun Fakorede, the youngest cabinet member of the Oyo State Government, has tested negative for COVID-19 after taking his fifth test. Fakoro, who is the commissioner for youth development and sports disclosed that he had contracted the virus via LinkedIn on June 26. The 28-year-old, however, announced on Wednesday, that he has recovered from the disease.…

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COVID-19: Ogun To Imprison Face Mask Violators For Six Months

The Ogun State Government has said that severe punishment will be meted out for residents moving around without a face mask. Ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir (Ileya) celebrations, Governor, Dapo Abiodun, during a briefing on Wednesday, said flouting the order can earn such persons up to six months imprisonment under an extant Regulation and State Law. He also noted that the state…

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Borno State Governor Fumes At Nigerian Army Over Convoy Attack

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has expressed his dissatisfaction towards the army over a suspected Boko Haram attack on his convoy in Baga, a town in Kukawa local government of the state. According to Channels TV, Governor Zulum had departed Maiduguri, the state capital on Monday afternoon for the northern part of the state in continuation…

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Bill Gates Says Most Coronavirus Tests Are ‘A Complete Waste’

American billionaire and philanthropist, Bill Gates has said that many Coronavirus tests are a ‘complete waste’ if it takes too long for the results to come back. Speaking in an interview with CNBC, Gates said the amount of time it takes for test results to come back means they don’t achieve the purpose for which they were carried…

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ICYMI: Nigeria Passes 42,000 Coronavirus Cases With 404 Fresh Infections

Nigeria has crossed the threshold of 42,000 COVID-19 cases as the country’s nation’s top disease control agency recorded 404 new cases of the ravaging virus. In a tweet on Wednesday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) noted that the total infections stands at 42, 208. Also eight more persons have died from the virus as…

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National Common Entrance & NECO Examinations Slated For October 5 And 17

The Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) organized by the National Examination Council (NECO) for SS3 students has been scheduled to begin on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020. The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, disclosed the dates for the examination at the end of a two-day meeting with Chief Executives of examination bodies in the…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Evacuates 289 Stranded Nationals From US

The Federal Government has announced that at least 289 Nigerians stranded in the United States due to coronavirus-related border closure have returned home. The evacuees reportedly took off from New Jersey on Tuesday night using an Ethiopian Airlines plane and is expected to land at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday afternoon. This is the fourth…

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