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Nigerian Government Extends Deadline For Provision Of NIN By Telecom Service Subscribers

Following a meeting of the National Task Force on National Identification Number and Subscriber Identification Modules Registration, the Nigerian Government has extended the deadline issued to all telecommunications operators in the country to block all SIM cards without NIN. The extension deadline issued to all telecommunications operators forms part of the resolutions adopted at the meeting chaired…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Enacts New Restrictions Amid Second Wave Of Pandemic

Nigerian has imposed new restrictions amid the second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) sweeping across the country. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, made the announcement at the briefing of the task force in Abuj on Monday. He explained that the directives were advisories issued to state authorities for implementation in the next five…

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ICYMI: Nigerian Senate Finally Passes 2021 Budget Of ₦13.588 Trillion

The National Assembly has passed the 2021 budget raising the proposed estimate of N13.082 trillion to N13.588 trillion. This is an increase of N505 billion from the proposed figures presented by the executive. This budget was passed on Monday by both the Senate and the House of Representatives during their special plenary held mainly to…

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Nigeria Records Another 501 New Cases Of COVID-19 With 3 More Deaths

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has reported 501 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), reports that Since the beginning of the outbreak in February, more than 874,617 samples have been tested by…

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ICYMI: Former Burundi President Pierre Buyoya Dies Of COVID-19 Complications

  The former president of Burundi Pierre Buyoya has died in Paris of Covid-19 at the age of 71, several close relatives told AFP on Friday. “President Pierre Buyoya died last night in Paris. He had Covid-19,” a member of his family told AFP, requesting anonymity. Several other relatives confirmed the death of Buyoya, who…

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Nigeria Reports 11 More COVID-19 Deaths, Grapples With Second Wave Of Infections

Nigeria reported 806 new coronavirus cases on Friday, a day after many states began imposing sweeping new lockdown measures in its battle on a second wave of infections. The total death tally from COVID-19 also rose to 1, 212 after 11 more people died from the virus in the last 24 hours, the country’s infectious disease outfit,…

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Sanwo-Olu Announces Second Lockdown For Lagos Over Rising COVID-19 Cases

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced tougher coronavirus restrictions across Lagos state — including strict ban on concerts, carnivals and street parties — until further notice. This forms part of the public health directives issued by the governor on Friday, as the state government prepares for a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. He also directed that all government and private…

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