COVID-19: Ganduje opens up Kano major markets, adjust to lockdown relaxation days

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FG directs workers on GL14, above, to resume work

Head of the Civil Service, HOS, of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, has directed officers on Grade Level 14 and above including those on essential services to resume work on a daily basis with effect from Tuesday, 2nd June 2020. In a memo issued on Tuesday by Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director of Information, Office of the[...]

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False Assassination Charge: Court acquits Dino Melaye

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Maitama, on Tuesday, discharged and acquitted Senator Dino Melaye of the allegation that he made false assassination claim in 2017. The court, in a ruling by trial Justice Olasumbo Goodluck, held that the Federal Government failed to establish a prima-facie criminal case against the former[...]

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Obaseki mourns iconic, Edo-born musician, Majek Fashek

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the passing of iconic, Edo-born musician, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, noting that the maverick singer would be remembered for his enthralling talent.The governor in a statement said Majek Fashek’s death was saddening, as he was one of Edo State’s finest cultural exports, who[...]

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LAUTARO: You cant keep a wantaway player – Moratti

Former Inter president Massimo Moratti said “you cannot hold someone who has the idea of being somewhere else” as Lautaro Martinez continues to be linked with Barcelona.Martinez has been tipped to swap Serie A’s Inter for LaLiga champions Barca, who are determined to sign a long-term replacement for veteran forward Luis Suarez.Despite Barca’s reported interest[...]

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Roadside bomb kills seven in Afghanistan

Seven civilians were killed by a roadside bomb linked to the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, even as authorities pressed for peace talks with the militants.The blast struck a small truck carrying a group of labourers late Monday in the volatile district of Khan Abad, in the province of Kunduz.No group claimed responsibility,[...]

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I’ll make Nigeria African champions again – Rohr

Coach Gernot Rohr said he made sacrifices in his new contract with Nigeria in order to guide the country to a fourth Africa Cup of Nations triumph.Rohr, 66, has extended his stay in Nigeria till 2022 after he agreed to a pay cut in the local currency and reside in the country.Officials said the German-born[...]

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Mayweather offers to pay for George Floyd’s funeral

Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd, the African-American man whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis prompted protests across the United States.The former five-division world champion’s promotional company, Mayweather Promotions, confirmed on Twitter he had made the offer, and several local media reports have said the family have[...]

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Protests: Trump threatens to deploy troops in states

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to deploy soldiers in cities rocked by violent protests over the death of a black American in police custody.Speaking from the White House on Monday evening, Trump said he would call in the military if governors failed to take necessary action to defend the life and property of their[...]

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Phase Two of Eased Lockdown to last for 4 weeks ― FG

The Federal Government has announced the second phase of its eased lockdown which would be in place for four weeks. The initial six weeks eased lockdown would end by midnight of Monday, but the Presidential Taskforce PTF on Covid-19 said the pandemic is still very potent as Nigeria has not reached the peak of infection.The[...]

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Kano conducts 4,735 COVID-19 samples test

The Kano State Government says it has conducted 4,735 Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test since the outbreak of the pandemic.The state Ministry of Health disclosed this via its verified Twitter account @KNSMOH on Monday in Kano.“A total of 4,735 samples of COVID-19 were tested in Kano State.”It disclosed that three new confirmed cases of the virus[...]

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COVID-19: Finland, Norway reopen bars

Finland and Norway were set to open bars Monday after long closures because of the coronavirus pandemic, though with new distancing guidelines and shorter hours in place to keep infections down.Finland’s 10,000 bars and restaurants, closed to indoor customers since April 4, are only allowed to admit half of their normal capacity under regulations that[...]

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Zimbabwe summons US ambassador over George Floyd comments

Zimbabwe summoned its US ambassador on Monday over remarks by a senior American official accusing the southern African country of stirring anti-racism protests over the death of George Floyd, the government said.In a Sunday interview with ABC news, US national security advisor Robert O’Brien referred to Zimbabwe and China as “foreign adversaries” using social media[...]

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Bello orders total lockdown of Kabba-Bunu council over Kogi COVID-19 index case

Following the continued controversy over the COVID-19 index case in Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello in a state broadcast, on Monday, ordered a 14-day absolute lockdown of Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of the state with effective from 12 midnight June 2.According to Governor Bello, during the lockdown there shall be no house-to-house movement within the[...]

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Ighalo to remain at Man Utd until January 2021

Former Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Odion Ighalo will remain at Premier League side, Manchester United the club announced on Monday. Ighalo’s stay was initially due to end on 31 May but he will now remain with the Reds until 31 January 2021, enabling him to build on an impressive start to life with the[...]

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South Africa partly lifts lockdown to fix battered economy

South Africa partly lifted a two-month-old Coronavirus lockdown on Monday, letting people outside for work, worship, exercise or shopping, and allowing mines and factories to run at full capacity to try to revive the economy. President Cyril Ramaphosa was widely praised when he ordered one of the world’s strictest lockdowns at the end of March,[...]

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COVID-19: PTF submits recommendations on reopening of schools, places of worships

PTF on COVID-19 has submitted parts of its recommendations on partial reopening of schools, places of worships to the president for consideration. The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has submitted parts of its recommendations on partial reopening of schools, places of worships and some additional businesses for possible consideration by President Muhammadu Buhari.The chairman of[...]

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