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Lagos doctors declare three days warning strike

Medical doctors in Lagos on Sunday declared a three-day warning strike over the state government’s failure to meet their demands. The doctors under the auspices of Medical Guild are striking over wage disparity between the Federal and Lagos state doctors, COVID-19 Hazard allowances and inducement allowances MOU approved by the Federal Government, non-payment of doctors[...]

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Magu failed to account for 332 recovered property worth billions

The suspended Acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, has been accused of allegedly failing to give account of missing 332 recovered real estate property. The suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),Mr Ibrahim Magu, has again been accused of allegedly failing to give proper account of missing 332 out of[...]

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AMAC Chairman, Council officials test negative for COVID-19

Mr Abdullahi Candido, Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council and other council officials have tested negative for COVID-19, AMAC official says. Mr Abdullahi Candido, Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and other council officials have tested negative for COVID-19.AMAC Head of Information, Mrs Patience Olaloye, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.Olaloye said that[...]

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Buhari salutes Kamaru Usman for retaining UFC title

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Kamarudeen Usman on the successful defence of his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title. President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Kamarudeen Usman on the successful defence of his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title with an emphatic win over Jorge Masvidal.The president’s congratulatory message was conveyed in a statement by his[...]

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FG to unveil N65bn stimulus package for OPS

The federal government is set to unveil N65 billion stimulus package to support the Organised Private Sector (OPS) in the bid to boost the economy and mitigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, disclosed this at a virtual meeting held with members of the OPS, made up[...]

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FG reschedules London evacuation flight to July 14

The Federal Government says the evacuation flight from the United Kingdom, initially scheduled for July 12 from London Heathrow, has been rescheduled to depart from Gatwick Airport on July 14. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Geoffrey Onyeama, made this known via his twitter handle @GeoffreyOnyeama on Saturday as he gave the evacuation update as[...]

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UN Security Council extends humanitarian aid for Syria

The United Nations Security Council on Saturday passed a resolution approving continued humanitarian aid to war-ravaged Syria.Resolution 2533, sponsored by Germany and Belgium, provides for one border crossing through which the aid would be delivered from Turkey for another one year.An earlier draft seeking two border crossings was vetoed by Russia and China on Friday,[...]

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Finally, Trump wears mask in public

U.S. President Donald Trump surprised the world by wearing a mask in public for the first time since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trump had previously refused to wear masks in public, although he had said he would if in a crowd and could not maintain physical distance from others.He had come[...]

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I am still in the governorship race – Akeredolu

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says he is still in the State’s Governorship race in the Oct. 10 election.This follows rumours of his disqualification from participating in the July 20 governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Recall that the screening, which took place from July 8 to July 10 in Abuja, was[...]

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Amaechi, Abe supporters clash as Rivers APC shuts secretariat

Supporters of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and Senator Magnus Abe in Rivers State have clashed again over a directive calling for the closure of the All Progressives Congress secretariat in the state.A faction of the Rivers APC led by Igo Aguma, on Saturday, directed that all factional secretariats of the party in the[...]

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Salami Panel: interest on recovered N550 billion re-looted under Magu

The panel investigating Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has indicted the commission of re-looting some recovered loot. According to NAN, the EFCC was indicted in the report of the panel as it was discovered that the interest on the N550 billion recovered by the agency under Magu[...]

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American Evangelist, Morris Cerullo, dies at 88

American preacher, Dr Morris Cerullo, is dead.He died on Saturday in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 88.Born on October 2, 1931, Cerullo impacted many with his inspirational words and Christian teachings that spanned decades.As an author, he published more than 80 books.The preacher, who started evangelising at the age of 16,[...]

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Osun SSG, 21 others recover from COVID-19

The Osun State Government on Saturday said that Secretary to the Government, Wole Oyebamiji, has recovered from the coronavirus disease.Oyebamiji had about 10 days ago tested positive for the virus but the confirmatory test carried out on him on Friday returned negative.Also, fresh tests carried out on 21 other patients were also said to have[...]

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I remain optimistic we’ll defeat COVID-19 – Bill Gates

American billionaire Bill Gates said on Saturday he was “optimistic” about the battle against COVID-19 and called for medicines and vaccines to be distributed to those who need them rather than to the “highest bidders”.Gates’ foundation pledged $7.4 billion to global vaccines alliance Gavi in June to help immunisation programmes disrupted by coronavirus.“If we just[...]

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Lockdown: Port Harcourt Airport reopens

The Federal Airport Authority (FAAN) has restated commitment towards ensuring a zero Coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission as Port Harcourt International Airport resumes operations.Mr Abayomi Akinbinu, the Regional Manager, South-South and South-East, FAAN, said this on Saturday at the airport during the arrival of the first flight after three months of COVID-19 shutdown.The first flight conducted by[...]

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Lagos state suspends legislative activities till July 20

The Lagos State House of Assembly has on Friday night suspended all legislative activities, for one week, until July 20,an official says. The Lagos State House of Assembly has suspended all legislative activities, for one week, until July 20.The suspension was announced in a statement signed by the Clerk of the Assembly, Mr Azeez Sani[...]

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COVID-19: California to release 8,000 prisoners

California will release up to 8,000 more prisoners to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in its crowded jails, according to authorities in the US state, one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.The inmates could be eligible for early release by the end of August – joining 10,000 prisoners already freed in similar initiatives[...]

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COVID-19 spikes could mean return to lockdowns, WHO warns

The World Health Organization said Friday that countries may have to lock down again as COVID-19 cases continue to spike worldwide, with over 12 million now reported, more than double the amount reported six weeks ago. “We all want to avoid whole countries going back into total lockdown, that is not a desire that anybody[...]

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WASSCE: 19 states back FG’s suspension of school resumption

The Commissioners of Education in 19 Northern States have supported the suspension of school reopening amid the pandemic by the Federal Government.The commissioners made this known in a communique issued in Kaduna State on Saturday, after a virtual meeting to consider school reopening and other issues to strengthen the education sector.The communique was signed by[...]

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Ondo deputy gov asks court to jail 26 lawmakers for contempt

The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, has asked the Federal High Court in Akure to jail the 26 members of the state House of Assembly for contempt.Ajayi, in his suit filed on Friday, specifically asked the court to impose one-year imprisonment on the 26 lawmakers for “deliberately plotting and executing plans to impeach[...]

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