Category Archives: Breaking

Lagos Discourages Crossover Services, Curfew Defaulters To Pay Heavy Fines

The Lagos State government has insisted that gathering in large numbers should be discouraged by residents, especially as it relates to the conduct of crossover service by churches in the state. It explains that this is necessary to curb the further spread of COVID-19 as the state and Nigeria, in general, begin to see an…

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Oyo Approves Crossover Church Services Under Strict COVID-19 Guidelines

Seyi Makinde, Oyo state Governor, has approved the conduct of the crossover service by churches in the state, rescinding on its earlier decision of suspending the annual religious gathering. Makinde, in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, however, warned worship centres to hold their services in strict compliance with COVID-19…

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Nigerian Government Suspends Passports Of Passengers Evading Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test

Effective from January 1st, 2021, passports of the first one hundred passengers that have failed to take their post-arrival COVID-19 test will be published in the national dailies and suspended till June 2021. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha made the announcement in Abuja on Tuesday during a briefing.…

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Nigeria Records 1,016 New COVID-19 Cases, 11 More Deaths Amid Second Wave

Nigeria recorded 11 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday taking the total death toll to 1,278. In the past 12 days, there have been 66 recorded deaths from the coronavirus, data from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, shows. The NCDC in an update on its microsite Wednesday night said 1016 new cases were discovered across 21…

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ICYMI: Nigeria’s First Professor Of Criminology, Femi Odekunle, Is Dead

Femi Odekunle, Nigeria’s first professor of criminology and a a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption has died from Coronavirus complications, TheCable reports. His death was confirmed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu who shared his condolences in a statement sent to Premium Times. He wrote: “President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed utmost shock…

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#JusticeForDonDavis: All You Need To Know About Akwa Ibom Schoolboy’s Sexual Abuse Saga

Last week, the internet was sent into an uproar after a Facebook user Deborah Okezie, shared a video alleging that her 11-year-old son Don Davis was sexually abused and molested in a Deeper Life High school located in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. Okezie noted that the boy was frequently starved and beaten beaten up for…

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