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Nigeria Currency Value Depreciates to ₦410 per Dollar

Following the uncertainty in the foreign exchange market, the Naira depreciated at the parallel market on Friday evening.   Nigeria’s currency depreciated to N410 per one dollar at the parallel market, popularly known as the black market on Friday evening according to Aboki Fx. This development followed the suspension of sales of foreign exchange by …

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Nigeria Will Go Into Recession If COVID-19 goes Beyond Six Months – Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has warned that Nigeria may go into recession if the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues for the next couple of months. She stated this during her appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today where she gave an update on measures taken to mitigate the effect of …

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Disobedience to stay-at-home order attracts 1-month imprisonment or N100,000 fine

Disobedience to stay-at-home order by the Lagos State Government will henceforth attract one-month imprisonment or N100,000 fine or three months community service as punishment. These are prescribed in the coronavirus law enacted on Friday by the Lagos State House of Assembly. It was said that the emergency bill will empower the state government to strengthen …

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Bewildering as Obasanjo Donates former hilltop residence for isolation

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday, announced that his former residence at the Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta, Ogun State be used as Isolation centre for victims of the dreaded Coronavirus disease. Obasanjo said the 32-room facility has been handed over to the Ogun state government for immediate take over.   The Special Assistant Media, Kehinde …

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US takes over Italy, China with 84,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19

The United States on Thursday overtook China and Italy in confirmed coronavirus cases with over 82,000 in all, a grim milestone reported by Johns Hopkins University researchers. As the U.S. surged up to 82,404 confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, it took the number-one spot from China, which has 81,782 cases, followed by Italy with 80,589 cases. …

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Muslim holds jummat prayer in disobedience of the initial ban

Muslims in Makurdi the Benue state capital Friday held their Jumaat prayers in disobedience of the state government’s organization forbidding congregational and strict get-togethers to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The state government had last Tuesday after an extended State Executive Council, SEC, meeting restricted all types of congressional get-togethers of in …

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BREAKING (Covid-19): FG to convert NYSC camps and stadiums to isolation centres

The Federal Government says four stadia in the country will be used as isolation centres in the fight against coronavirus pandemic. It also said all National Youth Service Corps orientation camps in the country would as well be used as isolation centres. Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, made this known on Friday via …

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8 Men Faces Justice as reported to Chase 4 Cows to their Deaths in Osun

Eight men appeared before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife, on Thursday, for allegedly chasing four cows until the animals fell into a deep pit and died.   The defendants, Ayodele Jide, Akinyode Timothy, Akinsanwo Najeem, Akinola Abiodun, Samuel Oladeyin, Sunday Ejembi, Fadayo Akinniyi and Adereti Temitope, pleaded not guilty to the four …

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