COVID-19: PTF reverts to normal official work hours for GL12 upward

Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, says that Federal civil servants on Grade Level 12 and above would resume full work hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while the rest were to continue to stay at home.The Coordinator of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, on Thursday while speaking on the new changes[...]

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JSS 3 students who registered for BECE exams in Lagos to resume August 10

Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, has directed that all Junior Secondary School, JSS 3, students who registered for the National Examinations Council, NECO Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE to resume from Monday, August 10. The call for resumption for JSS 3 was made by Mrs Adefisayo in her office at the Secretariat,[...]

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COVID-19: Kebbi Govt distributes food items to 38,047 households

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has inaugurated the distribution of assorted food items and relief materials to 38,047 households in the state.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the relief materials were provided by the Coalition Against COVID-19 ( CACOVID ).The food items distributed include pasta, rice, refined salt, sugar, sphagetti, flour and noodles.Bagudu,[...]

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COVID-19: Osun Govt warns against indiscriminate fumigation

Osun Government has warned individuals and institutions against indiscriminate decontamination and fumigation of public places in the state.Mr Sola Oladepo, Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, who gave the warning in a statement in Osogbo, said some are doing it in a bid to sanitise the environment against COVID-19 pandemic.He directed owners and managements of private[...]

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Edo crisis a danger to peaceful election- Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says the crisis in Edo State caused by the feud between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, poses a threat to next month’s governorship election in the state.Atiku, who was the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last election, said this in a Facebook post on[...]

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Abuja concert: Naira Marley in court

Nigerian artiste, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, has been taken to the Lagos State Special Offences Court at Ikeja.As of press time, The PUNCH learnt that the police had filed charges against him for violating the COVID-19 order banning interstate travels earlier put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus.The controversial artiste left Lagos[...]

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ONDO STATE: Nurses protest unpaid five months salary

Nurses in the Ondo State Government owned University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Akure yesterday protested against the nonpayment of their five months salary arrears.Displaying placards with various inscriptions, the nurses condemned the State government’s response on their plight.Some of their demands include the prompt payment of all outstanding salaries and arrears, regularisation of the[...]

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WAEC denies fire outbreak at headquarters

West African Examinations Council, has said there was no fire incident at its headquarters or any WAEC office in Nigeria.A statement signed by its Head of Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, said the publication was false. He said, “The attention of the West African Examinations Council has been drawn to rumours being peddled by some online[...]

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Why Niger Delta may remain poor – Lawmaker

The oil-rich Niger Delta region will remain poor and underdeveloped if the various ethnic nationalities in the region continue to fight themselves, a member of the House of Representatives, Francis Waive, has said.Waive, who represents Ughelli North, Ughelli South, and Udu Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, called on the people of the region to[...]

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Germany records over 1,000 new virus cases, highest count since May

Germany on Thursday recorded its highest number of new daily coronavirus infections in three months, the government’s infectious diseases institute said.The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) recorded 1,045 new infections within the past 24 hours, the first time since May 7 the number has topped 1,000.Germany’s new daily caseload then eased significantly but has begun to[...]

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Gambian leader declares state of emergency

Gambian President Adama Barrow has declared a state of emergency and introduced nationwide night curfew for 21 days as coronavirus cases keep rising. The president said the borders and airspace will remain closed except for cargo, diplomats, and those seeking treatment abroad.He said the rising cases were “worrisome”, Anadolu news agency reports.The country has recorded[...]

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U.S. offers $10m for information on election intruders

United States has announced a 10-million-dollar (N3.8 billion) reward for information on foreign interference in its elections.The Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, announced the offer in a statement on Wednesday.The move is targeting foreign government agents seeking to compromise the country’s federal, state or local election elections through cyber attacks.Allegations of foreign interference, especially by[...]

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I’ll reduce infrastructural deficit in Oyo – Makinde

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has restated his commitment toward reducing infrastructural deficit in the state.Makinde stated this in Ibadan while flagging off the reconstruction of the 21-kilometre Airport – Ajia – New Ife express road on Wednesday.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the road project was awarded to an indigenous contractor,[...]

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COVID-19: Policewoman distributes palliatives to widows, others

About 200 widows benefited and 500 families within Aswani, Okota, and Isolo areas of Lagos State benefitted from the maiden edition of COVID-19 Outreach palliatives distributed by Aswani Divisional Police Officer, CSP Oyin Frances to cushion the impact of the gradual ease of lockdown.The initiative code-named COVID-19 Outreach, according to the CSP, was to extend[...]

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Coronavirus kills leading Brazil indigenous chief, Aritana Yawalapiti

One of Brazil’s leading indigenous chiefs, Aritana Yawalapiti, died Wednesday of respiratory complications caused by COVID-19, his family said.Aritana, 71, a chief of the Yawalapiti people in the Amazon, was known for fighting to protect the world’s biggest rainforest and the rights of the indigenous peoples who live there.“He was a great advocate in the[...]

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Bayelsa lifts ban on mid-week church activities

The Bayelsa State government has lifted ban on mid-week church services and programmes in the state.Governor Douye Diri announced this when he received the leadership of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria at the Government House, Yenagoa.In a Government House statement, Diri urged church leaders to continue to observe all COVID-19 safety[...]

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Edo election to be determined by integrity, reliability of contestants – Wike

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council on Edo governorship election, has said that the upcoming election in the state will be decided by the integrity, reliability and truthfulness of the contestants.The Chairman of the council, Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers stated on Tuesday that Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo epitomised such virtues.In a[...]

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COVID-19: Ondo seals two schools

The Ondo State Government has sealed two secondary schools in the state for violating COVID-19 protocols set by the state government for reopening of schools.The affected two schools are: CAC Grammar School, Ondo Road, Akure and Akure Academy, Oba- Ile in Akure North Local Government Area of the state.The Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry[...]

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Lagos revokes 2018 land use charge

Lagos State Government has revoked the 2018 land use charge.This was announced by the Lagos Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Rabiu Olowo, at a press briefing on Wednesday.Olowo said the government reverted to pre-2018 land use charges.He said the land use charges for 2017, 2018, and 2019 have also been waived. PUNCH

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Nestlé Nigeria appoints new MD

Mr Wassim Elhusseini has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Nestlé Nigeria Plc.Elhusseini takes over from Mr Mauricio Alarcon who has been appointed as the Market Head of Nestlé Central and West Africa Region comprising 25 countries with head office in Ghana.A statement issued on Wednesday by Mrs Victoria Uwadoka, Corporate Communications and[...]

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