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Lagos Finalises Register-To-Open Guidelines, Set To Restart Economy

•‘We’ve Sacrificed Our IGR To Prevent Job Loss’ – Sanwo-Olu Lagos State Government has set the process of re-opening its economy in motion, with the rollout of Register-to-Open guidelines. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the State Government daily battles the reality of balancing reactivation of economic activities and the continuation of the State’s response to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The ...

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Submit Guidelines For Reopening, FG Tells Churches, Mosques, Others

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire,  on Thursday said COVID-19 patients, who spent a long period at isolation centres were at the risk of depression. Ehanire, who stated this in Abuja at the press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said government planned to deploy psychologists in isolation centres to take care of such patients. At the ...

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Sultan Suspends Group Eid Prayers Over COVID-19

Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of Jama’atu Nasril  Islam  (JNI), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has suspended Eid prayer in towns and cities across the country in accordance with the guidelines of COVID-19 by observing Eid prayer at home as Muslims mark end of Ramadan fasting this weekend. He said this became necessary in view of serious threat the pandemic posed ...

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Nigeria Now Has Over 7,000 COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 339 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 7, 016. In a tweet on Thursday, the NCDC said 11 new deaths were also recorded, bringing the total number of deaths to 211. It indicated that Lagos had 139 cases, Kano and Oyo had ...

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Covid-19: Right Group Makes Case For More Correctional Centres

… Decries Congestion Of Police Cells Raymond Ozoji, Awka The policy of rejecting new inmates into the Correctional Centres nationwide to avoid infection of the old inmates has been condemned by the human rights defenders of Nigeria (HURIDE). Human Rights, Liberty Access and Peace Defenders’ Foundation (HURIDE), which decried this position, said this has swelled the already congested Police cells ...

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Anambra-West In Danger As Erosion Threatens Ngene-Okwuazu Road Umueri

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Anambra-West state constituency is on the verge of being cut off entirely from Anambra state, following a gully erosion currently threatening the very existence of Ngene-Okwuazu road in Umueri Anambra-East local government area of Anambra state. The Ngene-Okwuazu road in Umueri is said to be the only major road that connects Anambra-East and West local government areas ...

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Post-Lockdown: Obi Suggests Template For Nigeria’s Economic Recovery

Following the relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown in many parts of the country, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, His Excellency Mr. Peter Obi, has suggested what he described as a pathway to national economic recovery, capable of lifting millions of Nigerians out of poverty. Obi, who spoke on AIT on Thursday, explained ...

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Ese Oruru: Court Sentences Dahiru To 26 Years In Jail

The Federal High Court in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, has sentenced Yinusa Dahiru to 26 years in prison after finding him guilty of child trafficking and other charges. After about five years, the court sentenced Dahiru on Thursday for trafficking a minor, Ese Oruru. Ese Oruru was taken from her home in Bayelsa on August 12, 2015 by Dahiru ...

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Anambra Women Take Covid-19 Prevention Campaign To Grassroots

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Public has been urged to avoid the act of stigmatisation against persons affected by the coronavirus as it is not a death sentence. A Community Leader in Enugwu-Ugwu Njikoka local government area of Anambra state Mrs Ngozi Mbachi gave the admonition during a sensitisation on covid-19 preventive measures as well as distribution of palliatives in the ...

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Anambra Nursing School Bemoans Banditry, Sexual Molestation

Raymond Ozoji, Awka School of Nursing and Midwifery Nkpor Idemili-North local government area of Anambra state has sent a save our souls message to the state government to rescue the school from the tyranny of hoodlums who take advantage of the institution’s broken fences to molest female students sexually and steal their belongings. The school, which is said to be ...

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