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COVID-19: FG Says Passengers, Crew May Undergo Tests After Flight Resumption

As commercial flights in the country prepare for resumption, there’s circulating reports that passengers and crew might undergo COVID-19 tests before every flight. This is as contained in the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan prepared by the Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, The Punch reports. The plan made provision for free Covid-19 tests…

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COVID-19: FG Urges Schools To Create Isolation Spaces Before Reopening

On Tuesday, June 23, the Federal Ministry of Education proposed that schools should have isolation spaces and have fully-equipped clinics before reopening. This was contained in the “Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure”, submitted to the National Assembly. According to the guidelines, each school is “required to create temporary isolation spaces…

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COVID-19: FG Suspends Airline For Illegally Flying Naira Marley To Abuja

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has announced the suspension of a charter and aircraft maintenance firm, Executive Jet Services, for conveying controversial singer Naira Marley, to Abuja to attend a Drive-In concert. The Minister said this during the Presidential Task Force briefing in Abuja on Monday revealing that the aircraft was supposed to fly an Appeal Court Judge,…

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COVID-19: FG Discharges Saudi Arabia Returnees After Testing Negative

On Wednesday, June 3, The federal government discharged 292 Nigerian returnees who arrived from Saudi Arabia and were isolated in a hotel in Abuja. The isolation of these Nigerian returnees from the Arab nation was a necessary precautionary procedure stipulated by the government. However, after being isolated for 15 days, all tested negative for the Coronavirus. They…

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COVID-19: Federal Government Unveils Guidelines For Reopening Of Churches, Mosques

The Federal Government has shared the guidelines for places of worship to resume activities in the country, according to The Punch. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this on Tuesday during a briefing in Abuja. According to him, the duration for worship centres must not be more than an hour.…

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Unemployed Nigerian Youths To Be Paid N20,000 Monthly To Maintain Public Infrastructures

On Thursday, the Federal Government has rolled out a scheme which will see jobless youths in rural areas earning the sum of twenty thousand naira, (20,000) in a bid to curb the high rate of unemployment in the country. According to the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), the youths will…

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COVID-19: FG Suspends Evacuation Of Nigerians Stranded Abroad Due To Pandemic

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama during the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19 announced the suspension of the evacuation of stranded Nigerians overseas. Recall that in April, the Federal government announced plans to evacuate Nigerians who are stranded abroad due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Part of the criteria for their return is for them…

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ICYMI: FG Seizes British Airline For Illegal Commercial Flight Into Nigeria

An aircraft owned by a British company has been seized by the Federal Government for operating commercial flights into Nigeria without approval, THE PUNCH reports. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known on Sunday via his Twitter handle, noting that the company, Flair Aviation, was authorised to conduct humanitarian flights but was caught operating commercial flights. Sirika…

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FG Warns Nigerians To Avoid Contact With Quarantined Dubai Returnees

The Federal Government has sent advised Nigerians to avoid contact with citizens recently evacuated from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, until their quarantine phase was over and they were certified healthy. Some returnees had in a viral video on Wednesday protested their ill treatment by the Nigerian Government since they voluntarily returned to the country. Boss Mustapha, Secretary…

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