Eid-el-Fitri: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday – May 25 and 26, 2020 – as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Fitri celebration.The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government.This was contained in a press statement by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, on Thursday.In[...]

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Benue government approves reopening of religious centres

Benue state government has approved the reopening of churches and mosques for religious worships two months after they were shut following the outbreak of the novel COVID-19 pandemic.The government however directed that worships in the churches and mosques must be staggered in such a manner that would allow room for social distancing.This was part of[...]

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Burundi vote holds amid COVID-19 protocols, net blackout

A crucial election has begun in the East African nation of Burundi, where President Pierre Nkurunziza is stepping aside after 15 years in charge but he will remain “paramount leader” in the country that continues to reject outside scrutiny.The vote is one of the most important transfers of power in Burundi since independence in 1962.Face[...]

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COVID-19: 109 abattoir workers test positive in France

More than 100 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a slaughterhouse in western France, the regional health authorities said Wednesday.The cases follow coronavirus outbreaks at meat plants not only in France but also in Germany, Spain, Australia, the United States, and Brazil – where people tend to work in close proximity.A total[...]

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COVID-19: South-Sudan Pres Kiir prays for VP, infected comrades

President Salva Kiir has officially written to his first Vice-President Riek Machar after reports emerged that he had been infected with COVID-19.The May 20 letter read in part: “It is my hope and prayer that each new day brings Your Excellency and the rest of our comrades closer to a full and speedy recovery. “I[...]

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Ukraine extends quarantine measures till June 22

The Ukrainian Government has approved a decision to extend the quarantine measures introduced in the country till June 22. The Ukrainian Government has approved a decision to extend the quarantine measures introduced in the country till June 22.The second stage of easing the restrictions will begin from May 22, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said.As[...]

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