COVID-19 Distress: Access Bank Moves to Sack 75% of Staff Strength

Lagos – Group Managing Director of Access Bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe has informed of the bank’s plan to retrench 75% of its staff strength over what he said was the outcome of the COVID-19 lockdown. Wigwe, who spoke via video conferencing in a town hall meeting with the bank’s staff, said those to be affected by the mass retrenchment are 75% of the bank’s staff, most of whom are outsourced and are offering “non-essential services.” …

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U. S Seen Evidence Linking Coronavirus to Lab in China’s Ground-Zero City of Wuhan – Trump

By Chris Udochukwu Washinton – US President Donald Trump on Thursday on Thursday revealed he has seen evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan and threatened a new tariff against Beijing. 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, “Yes, I have.” Pressed by reporters at the White House for …

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Payment of School Fees, SMEs: CBN Begins $100m Weekly Sales

By Simon Akwu Abuja – To ease payments of children’s school fees abroad by parents and to enable Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) make essential imports, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has started the $100 million weekly dollar sales. In a statement, CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, said the regulator would begin dollar sales to bureau de change operators on commencement of international flights. “In view of the gradual easing of the …

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NCDC Boss Denies Knowledge of Control of Infectious Diseases Bill

By Our Reporter Abuja – Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has denied knowledge of the Control of Infectious Disease Bill. The NCDC boss who said he thinks the House of Representative members are doing their best to come up with solutions – new laws; so, I take it positively, noted that he saw it social media like others. Dr Ihekweazu, disclosed this during the daily Presidential Task Force briefing on …

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Revealed! How 68-year-old Woman Died of COVID-19 in Akwa Ibom

…As Three New Cases Test Positive for COVID-19 By Chioma Onuegbu Uyo – A sixty-eight-year-old woman from Akwa Ibom State has died of Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. The state Governor, Mr.Udom Emmanuel announced the death on Thursday, while giving an update on Covid-19 in the state at the Government House, Uyo. According to Emmanuel, the new death brings to two, the number of COVID-19 death recorded so far in Akwa Ibom state. Emmanuel who …

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Workers’ Day: Atiku Hails Worker, Says It’ll Take More than Covid19 and Consequential Lockdown to Knock Us Down

….Says It Will Be Highly Irresponsible to Contemplate Slashing Workers Salary By Chidubem Joseph Abuja – Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated the Nigerian workers as they join their counterparts in the world to mark workers’ day, saying that it will take more than Covid19 and the consequential lockdown to knock us down. Atiku who urged Nigerians not give up hope due to effect of COVID-19, said the “I can do spirit of Nigerians” …

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NBET VS Sambo Abdullahi: Court Orders Dr Amobi to Pay Former Staff Salaries, Entitlements

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) –  The National Industrial Court in Abuja, has ordered the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc to pay the salaries, emoluments and accruable benefits of a whistleblower, Sambo Abdullahi, which has been  withheld since December 2017. Since the court gave the judgement, there have been several efforts by different organization and bodies to get justice for Sambo Abdullahi, Head internal Audit in NBET who is being punished for uncovering sundry …

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Iran to Trump: ‘End of Any War Washington May Start Will be Decided by Iran’

By Our Reporter Abuja – Former chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Rezaei has said that his country will never initiate a war with the United States, but the end of any war that Washington may start will be decided by Iran.” He further said that Iran will target U.S. bases across the region if its national security is endangered by U.S. forces, said Mohsen Rezaei, Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council, …

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Our Middling Approach to Coronavirus

THE PUBLIC SPHERE with Chido Nwakanma Compromise is one of those words that have double meanings. One definition paints it as positive and the other clothes it in negativity. “An agreement or settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions” is one take. The other side defines it as, “The expedient acceptance of standards that are lower than is desirable”. Compromise is the middle path. PMB chose this route Monday, 27 …

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Governor Inuwa Yahaya Mourns PDP Stalwart, Adamu Danjarida

By Simon Akwu Gombe – Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has received with sadness, the news of the death of PDP stalwart, Alhaji Adamu Danjarida (Madakin Kwami) who died yesterday at the age of 78 years. In a condolence message, contained in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Ismaila Uba Misilli, Governor Yahaya described the late chairman of the PDP Elders’ Forum as a great loss not only to his immediate family but …

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Delayed Evacuation of Trapped Nigerians Overseas Not Acceptable – CLO, Accuses FG of Insensitivity

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja – Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) had described the delayed evacuation of trapped Nigerian citizens abroad by the federal government as unacceptable and says it exposes the insensitivity of the government to the plights of its People. The group in a statement signed by the Executive Director, Comrade, Ibuchukwu Ohabuenyi Ezike expressed sadness that Nigerian government feels unconcerned and has been lackadaisically going about these issues of grave human rights concerns relating …

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Interstate Movement Ban Violation: Northern Travelers Allegedly Hiding Inside Trucks Arrested in Osun

By Ogechi Okorie Osun – (Precise Post) – Some Northern travelers hiding in trucks were on Wednesday arrested while entering Osun State in violation of the interstate movement aimed at containing spread of COVID-19. The passengers were caught while hiding in trucks carrying essential goods despite the ban on inter-state travels. Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, Adeyanju Binuyo confirmed this while speaking to reporters in the state on Wednesday. He said they …

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China Replies Trump, Says it Has no Interest in Meddling in U.S. Election

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – China on Thursday replied a comment credited to President Donald Trump, saying it has no interest in interfering in the U.S. presidential election, it said on Thursday, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed Beijing would try to make him lose his re-election bid in November. “The U.S. presidential election is an internal affair, we have no interest in interfering in it,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng …

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Governor Inuwa Yahaya Commiserates with Adamawa Counterpart over Mother’s Death

By Chris Udochukwu Gombe – (Precise Post) – Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has commiserated with his Adamawa state counterpart, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri over the demise of his mother Hajiya Fatima Umaru Badami who died yesterday in Yola. In a condolence message, Governor Inuwa Yahaya described the death of Hajiya Fatima as a great loss not only to her immediate family but to entire Adamawa state and Nigeria. The governor sent his condolence …

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COVID-19: 195 New Cases Confirmed Out of 825 Tests – NCDC

Abuja – It has been lrevealed that 825 tests yielded the 195 positive results announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on Tuesday night. The Minister disclosed this during the daily briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja. You would recall that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Tuesday, announced that the country recorded 195 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 1,532. The 195 …

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Muhammed Goni, First Democratically Elected Governor of Borno State, is Dead

Borno – A former governor of Borno State, Muhammed Goni, is dead. Mr Goni, who was the first democratically elected governor of Borno State, died in his 80s. A close family source who confirmed the passing of the elder statesman said he died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The cause of death has not been disclosed. A relative of the former governor, Lawan Kareto, who is a …

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