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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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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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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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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Kwara deputy gov, wife test positive for COVID-19

Kwara State Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi and his wife Abieyuwa have contracted coronavirus.This was made known in a statement by the state’s Technical Committee on COVID-19 spokesperson, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Tuesday,The statement titled, ‘Kwara Dep Gov, wife test positive for COVID-19’, said immediate contact tracing and tests had begun. The statement read, “Yesterday August 3rd,[...]

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Edo 2020: Obaseki resolved to quash acts of violence ― Wike

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Council for Edo 2020 gubernatorial election and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said the party and its candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki, will resist plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to unleash mayhem on voters in the state in order to rig the forthcoming poll.Wike,[...]

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FG to develop interventions to reduce COVID-19 fatalities

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says efforts are ongoing to develop innovative interventions to reduce COVID-19 case fatalities to below one per cent. Ehanire said this at the Presidential Tasks Force (PTF) on COVID-19 daily briefing on Monday in Abuja.According to him, fatalities at present is at two per cent, especially for the elderly[...]

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WASSCE: Edo reopens schools Aug 10

Edo State Government has said graduating pupils would resume effective August 10, a week before the commencement date of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.The Federal Ministry of Education had said pupils in exit classes would resume on August 4 about five months after schools were shut due to lockdown occasioned by the[...]

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