Month: April 2020

Trump Says Evidence Ties COVID-19 To Wuhan Lab, Threatens Tariffs

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan. Asked if he had seen anything giving him a high degree of confidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the origin of the outbreak, Trump replied, …

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PLAYING REMAINING EPL MATCHES WILL BE GOOD FOR FOOTBALL – MOURINHO

  Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes bringing football back, even behind closed doors, would be a much-needed morale boost for fans starved of action during the coronavirus crisis. No Premier League games have been played since March 9 due to the pandemic, which has claimed more than 26,000 British lives. Dutch football chiefs have called an end …

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FG DIRECTS CIVIL SERVANTS FROM LEVEL 14 TO RESUME MONDAY

The Federal Government has ordered civil servants in the country to resume duties effective Monday, May 4. This was contained in a memo signed on Thursday by the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan. In the memo directed to all heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, the HoS said the workers would …

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BUHARI WARNS MILITARY AGAINST COMPLACENCY IN INSURGENCY WAR

  President Muhammadu Buhari has warned the military against complacency in the task of ensuring that the nation’s territory is no longer habitable for terrorists. He gave the warning on Thursday when he received Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The President explained that this was necessary to achieve …

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COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Suspends Okada Operations, Announces New Measures To Ease Lockdown

Ahead of the May 4th expiration of the lockdown imposed by the Federal Government on Lagos State, Ogun State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Lagos State Government has introduced a strict framework for movement and re-opening of businesses. The set of new guidelines, according to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in his ninth briefing at …

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Govt Offices, Banks Can Open From Monday, Says PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has announced that government offices and banks can resume operations from Monday the 4th of May. This follows the approval of a phased easing of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, by President Muhammadu Buhari, to allow for the restoration of socio-economic activities. However, there …

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COVID-19: 65 Persons Arrested In Lagos For Violating Lockdown Order

Sixty-five persons have been arrested in Lagos State for violating the lockdown order. According to a statement issued on Wednesday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, the suspects who were between the ages of 16 and 45, were arrested for holding a birthday party and consuming some substances suspected to be …

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NDDC Sends Key Workers On Mandatory Leave As Forensic Audit Begins

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has placed some members of staff on compulsory leave pending the conclusion and outcome of the ongoing forensic audit. This action according to the Commission was based on the acceptance by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) on the advice of the lead consultant on the forensic audit exercise. The …

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