Infectious Disease Bill: See Too Much Powers of The New Law And Need For Public Hearing

By Chris Usochukwu Abuja – The NCDC bill otherwise called the Infectious Disease Bill is seen to be open to abuses by officials while others say they cannot feel confident or trust the Nigerian judiciary to stand up to the application of such a law by the government. Little wonder the opposition Peoples Democratic Party has called on the Speaker of the House of Representatives to ensure that the bill is subjected to public hearing to enable Nigerians make …

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How French Soldier Was Killed in Anti-insurgency in Mali

Paris (AP) – A French soldier has been killed in Mali during operations against “armed terrorist groups,” France’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday., A military tanker belonging to the French-led Operation Barkhane was hit by an improvised explosive device on April 23 in the Liptako region of southeast central Mali. Two soldiers were wounded by device and were taken for care immediately. One is currently in a stable condition but the other died of his …

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PDP Demands Public Hearing on Infectious Disease Control Bill

By Our Reporter Abuja – The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to subject the newly introduced Infectious Disease Control Bill to public hearing. The party made the call on Saturday in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan made available to Precise Post. Ologbondiyan said that the bill should not be passed without recourse to the laid down procedure of public hearing to allow Nigerians participate …

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3 New Confirmed Cases in Ekiti Traced to Woman Who Died of COVID-19

By Chris Udochukwu Ekiti – The three new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Ekiti state, as announced Friday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have been linked to the woman who died of the dreaded disease, the state government has officially said. The government said the three new COVID-19 cases were among those infected with the virus by the now late 29-year old pregnant woman. The pregnant woman was earlier reported to have …

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COVID-19: Gombe Governor Inaugurates 38-man Committee on Relief, Palliatives(Photos)

…as Emir of Gombe Leads Committee By Chris Udochukwu Gombe – Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has inaugurated a 38- man special committee on relief and palliatives to cushion the effect of the partial lockdown in the State occasioned by the Coronavirus Pandamic. Inaugurating the committee at the new banquet hall of the Government House, Governor Inuwa Yahaya said the setting up of the relief panel was born out of the need to …

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Why I Announced My Retirement From Super Eagles – Ighalo Confesses

By Our Reporter Abuja – Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has given the main reason why he announced his retirement from national engagements with Nigeria Senior team. Precise Post recalls that Ighalo announced he would no longer be available for the Super Eagles, after finishing as top scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The 30-year-old said he made the decision because injuries were taking a toll on his body as well as the …

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Police Arrest 70-year-old Man Who Insulted Buhari After His Cows Were Rustled and Shepherd Killed by Suspected Armed Bandits

By Our Reporter Katsina – A 70-year-old man, two others were on Thursday arrested by the Katsina state police for ‘insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governor, Bello Masari. The police spokesperson in Katsina, Gambo Isa, in a statement, identified the suspect, seen in viral video ‘insulting’ President as Lawan Izala. He said he was arrested with two others “who conspired and insulted President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Masari.” The police said Mr …

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Sam Lloyd, Popular Hollywood Actor Dies at 56

By Our Reporter Abuja – Sam Lloyd, a popular American nollywood actor has died at age 56. Lloyd, popularly known for his role as lawyer Ted Buckland on ‘Scrubs’ died after battling an inoperable brain tumor. The show’s creator, Bill Lawrence confirmed his death on Friday night via his Twitter page. The tweet read: “Thinking a lot about Sam Lloyd. He was truly such a kind, sweet guy. He will be missed by so many.” …

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COVID-19: UN, WHO Deploy 3,000 Health Workers to Kano as Confirmed Cases 92 on Friday

By Our Reporter Abuja – The United Nations system coordinated by the World Health Organization will deploy 3,000 health workers to Kano state to help in the fight against COVID-19, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has disclosed Mustapha, speaking at the presidential task force briefing on Friday, May 1, said the workers were put together by the United Nations. On Friday, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, recorded three …

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Taiwan Exclusion from UN: China Fires U. S, says Taiwan is an Inalienable Part of China

By Our Reporter Abuja – Chinese President, Xi Jinping China has condemned a US tweet backing Taiwan’s push for participation at the United Nations as the global body works with its 193 member states to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Beijing’s diplomatic mission to the UN expressed “strong outrage and firm opposition” to a message on Friday by the United States calling Taiwan’s exclusion an “affront” to UN principles. The self-ruled island, which Beijing considers a …

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How Customs Shot Dead 17-year-old Boy while Searching for Suspected Smuggled Rice in Ogun

….Alleges that the Victim is a Cultist By James Ogunnaike Abeokuta – A 17-year- old, Rilwan Bello was reportedly hit by stray bullets, allegedly, fired by the Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service when they raided locked – up shops in Owode Yewa in Yewa South local government area of Ogun State in search of suspected smuggled rice and other contraband goods. It was gathered that about 12 operatives of the NCS stormed Owode town …

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See Why Nollywood Actress, Belinda Affa Said Lockdown Blessing In Disguise

Abuja – Belinda Affa, a nollywood actress has said that the lockdown occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic has been a blessing in disguise. The nollywood actress opened up on the effect of the lockdown in her life. Hear her: According to the actress, the lockdown has been a blessing in disguise for her. In an interview with Nollywood Insider, Effah said; ”For me, this lockdown has been a blessing in disguise. I have been able to …

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Ngige Replies Access Bank, Insists Employers Must Obtain Clearance From FG To Layoff Workers

By Our Reporter Abuja – Minister of Labour and Productivity has moved against the planned retrenchment of 75% of Staff by Access bank. In apparent expression of displeasure to the planned sack by Access bank at a point when Nigerians are exposed to hardship occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government therefore advised employers against sacking workers without obtaining clearance. Recall that Access Bank Plc has hinted that it will sack 75% of its workforce …

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As Women Leaders Provide Best COVID-19 Responses Globally

By Nnedinso Ogaziechi NO incident since the 20th Century has spoken more to the capacity of women in global politics and leadership than the present fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. From Germany to Denmark, New Zealand to Iceland, Taiwan to Finland, they seem to be saying, ‘Oh men, you guys have perfected the idea of instigating conflicts and wars that take lives but we women only know how to save and nurture lives’. They all …

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