Court of Appeal reinstates Ifeanyi Ubah after being sacked as Senator

A Court of Appeal in Abuja has reinstated Ifeanyi Ubah as Senator representing Anambra South senatorial district after being sacked by a federal high court.    The judgement was delivered after Senator Ifeanyi Ubah filed an appeal, challenging his sack from the National Assembly. A three-man panel of the court led by Justice Stephen Adah, was unanimous that[...]

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FCTA orders closure of schools, malls in Abuja over coronavirus

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has ordered the closure of all schools in Abuja from tomorrow March 20, as a proactive measure to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.    ThisDay reported that FCT Minister, Mohammed Musa Bello directed that social and religious activities are to be restricted, while shopping malls and other large business[...]

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COVID-19 cases top 200,000 globally, death toll over 8,000 – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 200,000 cases of Coronavirus ( COVID-19) have now been reported to WHO and 8,000 people have lost their lives.Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, gave the update on the agency’s website.According to him, more than 80 per cent of all cases are from two regions –[...]

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COVID-19: Oil price dips further to $28

MORE trouble looms for the Federal Government’s 2020 Budget as oil price yesterday dipped further on the global economic tension driven by Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is also fuelled by Saudi Arabia and Russia oil price war.Nigeria’s premium Bonny Light tumbled to $28.72, which showed a 2.18 percent decline from $29 on Monday. At current[...]

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Prepare for the worst, WHO warns Africa as top politician dies in Burkina Faso

Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded its first COVID-19 death, a high-ranking politician in Burkina Faso, as the head of the World Health Organisation urged the continent to “prepare for the worst”.“Africa should wake up,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday, pointing out that “in other countries, we have seen how the[...]

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Massive Bangladesh coronavirus prayer gathering sparks outcry

A massive coronavirus prayer session with tens of thousands of devotees sparked an outcry in Bangladesh Wednesday as the South Asian nation reported its first death from the global pandemic.Local police chief Tota Miah said some 10,000 Muslims gathered in an open field in Raipur town in southern Bangladesh to pray “healing verses” from the[...]

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Two US lawmakers test positive for coronavirus

Two US lawmakers including a Florida representative on Wednesday became the first members of Congress to announce they have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart’s office said in a statement that “just a short while ago, he was notified that he has tested positive for COVID-19.”The Republican who represents part of Miami follows[...]

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Bulgaria coronavirus update: 1 death, 2 new cases, 94 infected persons

The third victim of the coronavirus in our country. An 80-year-old patient, who was placed in Pirogov with coronavirus and stroke, died. Major General Ventsislav Mutafchiiski announced the death at a briefing at the National Operations Headquarters.It has become clear that there are two new positives for COVID-19 in the country. Thus, the total number[...]

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UN correspondent tests positive for COVID-19

An accredited journalist covering the United Nations headquarters in New York has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).Mr Tal Mekel, Head of the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit of the organisation, confirmed this in an email to UN correspondents on Wednesday night.“As you may have heard, an accredited journalist has tested positive for COVID-19. They[...]

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COVID-19: Enugu Government approves relocation of isolation centre, N330m

The Enugu State Executive Council has approved the relocation of the State Infectious Diseases Isolation Centre to the Enugu State University of Science and Technology Teaching Hospital (ESUTH).The executive council also approved N330 million to tackle the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi made the disclosure[...]

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COVID-19: FG cuts 2020 budget by N1.5trn

The Federal Government yesterday announced the reduction of N1.5 trillion from the 2020 budget of N10. 59 trillion. The government also placed a ban on recruitment of workers into Ministries, Departments and Agencies.The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the[...]

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COVID-19: American dies in Ekiti, driver tests positive, under watch

THE Ekiti State government, yesterday, confirmed the death of an American, who died of the Corona virus. It also disclosed the positive case of the virus in a patient in the State.The American, who was 27 years old, was visiting Nigeria from Richmond, Virginia, USA, in the company of his caregiver, a Nigerian female age[...]

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