NCDC Says 245 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded on Monday, Death Rate Now 93

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja – Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night, said it recorded 245 new cases of COVID-19 with the total number of discharged patients as 417 while deaths in Nigeria have risen to 93. The Centre made this known on Monday via its Twitter handle. Meanwhile, the Federal Government has vowed to lockdown parts of the country again should there be explosion of coronavirus cases. Similarly, the National Coordinator of …

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Disaster Relief Money: South Korea Begins Payment of $11.65bn to 21.71 Million Households

By Our Reporter Seoul –  The South Korean government on Monday commenced the  paying out emergency disaster relief funds totaling 14.3 trillion won (US$11.65 billion) to all 21.71 million households in the country to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The government plans to provide one million won each to households with four or more members, 800,000 won to three-person households, 600,000 won to two-person households and 400,000 won to single-person households. Precise Post …

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Group Louds Buhari, Say Sack of DG NEMA Timely

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja – A non-governmental organisation under the auspices of Concerned Citizens for Good Governance” has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari saying that the sacking of the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Engr. Mustapha Maihaja as would not have come at a better time than now..   The group said the coming on stream of AVM Muhammadu Alhaji (rtd) as the substantive Director General would rejig the activities of the agency. …

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Omo-Agege’s Legislative Aide, Emmanuel Dies

By Simon Akwu Abuja – Mr. Emmanuel Ayiweogenmine, legislative aide to Deputy Senate President, Omo-Agege is dead. Emmanuel who hailed from Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, died on Monday of an undisclosed ailment. Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege while reacting to the news of his death, described late Emmanuel as a fiercely loyal and dedicated aide. He would do everything within his legitimate power to protect the ideals and principles of political …

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How “Who is Abba Kyari’, ‘How to Make Bread’ Dominated Google Search Question in Last 30 Days

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja – Over the past 30 days, the trending search terms on Google Nigeria had been ‘how to make bread?’, followed by ‘who is Abba Kyari, Google said on Monday, Google communication Officer, West Africa, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, in a statement, said the top 20 trending questions on Google Search Nigeria over the last 30 days were dominated by food and current affairs questions. Kola-Ogunlade said that Nigeria like many other nations, had …

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COVID-19: Compliance to Directive on Lockdown Ease ‘Poor’ – PTF

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja – The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha on Monday hinted that compliance to physical distancing and use of face masks was poor as ease of five weeks lockdown on Lagos, FCT and Ogun states began on Monday. He made the observation at the PTF daily briefing on COVID-19, on Monday in Abuja. Mustapha, who decried the chaotic scenes around banks …

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Trapped Citizens: Emirate Airline to Bring Nigerians Willing To Return on May 6 – Onyema

… Says Air Peace is coming from London on Saturday and We are Doing a Deal to Bring Our People Back to Nigeria By Our Reporter Abuja – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema on Monday stated that government is in the process of repatriating Nigerians abroad who are willing to return and Emirates Airline has indicated interest to bring them back to Nigeria. He added that the airline would operate on May 6, to …

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COVID-19 Vaccine May Never Be Created, Lockdowns Could Become Norm – Scientist Warns

By Our Reporter Abuja – The special envoy to the World Health Organization, Dr David Nabarro of Imperial College London,has said that no ‘absolute assumption’ can be made ‘that a vaccine will appear at all’ as regards the Coronavirus disease and that restrictions to movement may soon be the norm. Even though some nations have predicted that a vaccine could soon be produced to cure the virus that has killed almost 300,000 people worldwide, over 60,000 in the …

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Resist Pressure by Edo State govt to Appoint Loyalists as Judges – NBA to NJC

…Accuses Edo CJ of Attempt to Supplant Nominees with Cronie Abuja – The Nigerian Bar Association, Benin Branch, has appealed to the National Judicial Council (NJC) to resist plots by the Edo State government to influence the appointment of its preferred candidates into the state’s judiciary. In a unanimous resolution passed by the Benin NBA after its general meeting recently, the association said there were indications that the current Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice …

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NIS Resumes Issuance of Processed Passport

By Ibironke Ariyo Abuja – As the federal government’s announced lockdown ease begins today, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), boss, Mr Muhammad Babandede, has ordered passport offices nationwide to release the processed passport to the applicants. The Service Public Relations Officer (SPEO), Mr Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Precise Post recalls that Babandede had during the lock down period directed all the passport offices nationwide to clear all passport backlog …

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Shell Denies Discharging Toxic Substance Into Sea

By Our Reporter Port Harcourt – The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has denied an allegation that it discharged toxic or chemical substances into the Atlantic Ocean. Precise Post recalls that there were reported cases of death of thousands of croaker fish washed ashore the coastlines. An environmentalist, Mr. Furoebi Akene, earlier claimed that chemical from Shell operations at Forcados oil export terminal was the cause of death of thousands of croaker …

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COVID-19: Lagos Maintains Lead With 1,107 Cases, Follows by Kano 343

….Abuja and Ogun Trail with 278 and 80 Abuja – Lagos state remains the epicenter of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic with 1,107 persons testing positive to the virus followed by Kano which has overtaken Abuja to record 343 positive patients. Abuja and Ogun state are trailing with 278 and 80 positive tested patients as at Sunday night record showed. Health experts attributed the spike in infections to ongoing community transmission phase and improved testing capacity, …

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National Bureau of Statistics Says 82.9 Million Nigerians Live Below Poverty Level

Abuja – The figures published by the statistics office on Monday showed that forty per cent of people in Nigeria live below poverty level, highlighting the low levels of wealth in a country that has Africa’s biggest economy, Reuters reported on Monday. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in a report about poverty and inequality from September 2018 to October 2019, said 40 per cent of people in the continent’s most populous country lived below …

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2 Clerics Arraigned in Nasarawa for Violating Ban on Religious Gathering

By Our Reporter Lafia – Two Muslim Clerics were arraigned on Monday by Police in Nasarawa state for allegedly violating the ban on religious gathering in the state. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had during COVID-19 nationwide broadcast banned religious gathering as parts of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Addressing the Mobile Court on Monday in Lafia, George Idoko, Prosecuting Counsel, explained that Mohammed Adeka of 500 Housing Estate Lafia and Yahaya …

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Lockdown Violation: Police Impound Over 100 Vehicles in Zamfara

By Our Reporter Gusau – Over 100 vehicles have been impounded and their drivers Prosecuted by Zamfara Police Command for violating the restriction of movement order by the state government. Precise Post recalls that the Federal Government had imposed the movement restriction order to curb further spread of the COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.  The Commissioner of Police, Mr Usman Nagogo, announced this to newsmen in Gusau on Monday. Nagogo said …

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