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Oct 13, 2020

NDDC lifts nine states with 54 PCR machines, kits

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has kicked off the distribution of 54 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machines and related medical items to health...

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Oct 13, 2020

Okonjo-Iweala seeks final push for WTO DG job

President Muhmmadu Buhari on Monday granted former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala prayers. She requested the President to “make one final push within t...

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Oct 13, 2020

Nine die in Osun tanker explosion

No fewer than nine persons died on Monday morning as a gas tanker exploded, bursting into flames at Erin-Ijesha in Osun State. Several others sustained injur...

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Oct 13, 2020

Fed Govt partners stakeholders to end maternal mortality

The Federal Government yesterday launched the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent and Elderly Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAEH+N), a multi-Stakehol...

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Oct 13, 2020

IG probes ex-vigilante chair’s death

Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu has ordered a thorough investigation into the death of Mr Tuesday Okuah, a former vigilante chairman of Evwreni commu...

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Oct 13, 2020

NCDC issues guidelines for safe reopening of schools

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released new guidelines for the safe reopening of schools to ensure that the impact of COVID-19 virus, especia...

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Oct 13, 2020

RMAFAC recovers 474m unremitted excise duty from firm

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has said it had recovered over 474 million into the Federation Account from Guinness Nigeria P...

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Oct 13, 2020

Lagos reopens schools from October 19

Lagos State Education Commissioner Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has called for the resumption of all classes in public and private schools from Monday. In a state...

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Oct 13, 2020

Nigeria okays air pacts with U.S., India, others •Domestic carriers set to benefit

President Muhammadu Buhari has ratified the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) with the United States, India, Morocco and Rwanda. This will create a win...

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Oct 13, 2020

BREAKING: Nigeria records 164 new COVID-19 cases, total now 60,430

Nigeria’s confirmed cases of coronavirus reached 60,430 on Monday night following 164 fresh infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in an...

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Oct 13, 2020

774,000 public works jobs set for take off • President launches P-YES

The government will continue with policies of social protection and people empowerment despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic, President Muhammadu Bu...

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Oct 13, 2020

BREAKING: Wike bans #EndSARS protest in Rivers

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has banned all forms of protests, including the #EndSARS campaign in any part of the state. Some groups had mobilised youths to...

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Oct 12, 2020

BREAKING: Passengers feared dead as tanker explodes on Osun highway

Several passengers have been feared dead in multiple accidents along the Ilesa-Akure Highway, Osun State on Monday. It was gathered the accident occurred aro...

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Oct 12, 2020

BREAKING: Lagos police station under attack

The Surulere Police Division is under attack by hoodlums. At least three officers have been shot in the attack.

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Oct 12, 2020

JUST IN: Pegi residents block FCT Minister’s gate, protest abductions

Residents of Pegi, a community in Kuje Area Council, residents of the area, on Monday morning blocked the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister’s entrance ga...

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Oct 12, 2020

JUST IN: Tension as FCT teachers chase out pupils

Teachers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have chased away pupils who resumed after seven-month of COVID lockdown. The teachers under the aegis of the...

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Oct 12, 2020

BREAKING: Edo Speaker Okiye impeached

Edo Speaker Francis Okiye has been impeached over alleged high-handedness. House Majority Leader, Henry Okhurobo, moved the motion for his impeachment.

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Oct 12, 2020

I’m free of COVID-19, says Trump •President ready to get back on campaign train

UNITED States (U.S.) President Donald Trump said yesterday his doctors had found he no longer had COVID-19 and would not be a transmission risk to others as he...

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Oct 12, 2020

BREAKING: COVID-19 deaths hit 1,115 in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday night revealed that 1,115 persons have died from Coronavirus in the country. According to a tweet rel...

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Oct 12, 2020

Naira gains N8 as equities make N778b •Oil prices rebound

THE naira appreciated by N8 in the last one week at the parallel market and the equities market recorded major gains of N777.9 billion as oil prices picked up....

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