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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Surpass 40,000 With 555 New Infections

In case you missed it, Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections has now topped 40,000, a late Sunday report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) noted. The disease which was first confirmed on February 27 in the country has since witnessed a steady rise in infections despite efforts to curtail its spread. NCDC confirmed an additional…

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FG Reportedly Orders NBC To Decline Airing #BBNaija Over COVID-19 Risks

The Federal Government has reportedly directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to stop the transmission of popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija. According to TheCable, Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture said the need to stop the reality show, which entered its fifth season on July 20, became imperative due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Acting…

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US Says New Foreign Students Won’t Be Admitted For Online-Only Classes

The United States Government has announced that it will not accept new international students seeking online-only programmes, after reversing an outrageous order to expel those already preparing for it because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement made the policy change change in a statement on On Friday, July 24 2020. President Donald Trump has made a tough line on…

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Federal Government Directs All Civil Servants To Undergo COVID-19 Test

The federal government has issued a circular mandating all its civil servants in Abuja to undergo COVID-19 test. According to the Permanent Secretary, Service Welfare Office in the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Evelyn Ngige, the move is part of the strategy to curtail the spread of the virus. Ngige in a…

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Minister Of Communication Rejects NIPOST’s Increment Of License Fee For Courier Services

The Federal Government has rejected the proposed increment of license fee for courier services by the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST. Earlier today, NIPOST’s proposed increase had generated huge outrage in the public. According to the new regulation, companies which provide international courier services like DHL, UPS and FEDEX, are expected to pay N20m for a…

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“Buhari Will Not Resign,” Presidency Reacts After PDP Calls For Immediate Resignation

The presidency has reacted to the calls made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over failure to combat increasing cases of insecurity and corruption across the Country. In a statement issued on Friday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said his principal will…

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COVID-19: WHO Says Over 10, 000 Health Workers In Africa Have Been Infected

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Region, over 10, 000 health workers in Africa have been infected with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) since its outbreak. The body also said there are 750, 000 cases of COVID-19 on the continent with over 15, 000 deaths recorded. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Africa Region Director, said…

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Court Orders Diezani To Return For Alleged Money Laundering Trial

An ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has been summoned by a Federal High Court in Abuja for an arraignment on money laundering charges filed against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu made the order in a ruling on an ex parte application shortly after it was moved by the…

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