#COVID-19: Lagos 82, Kano 30 as NCDC Confirms 195 New Cases on Wednesday

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja – Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 195 new cases of #COVID19 with 82-Lagos, 30-Kano, 19-Zamfara, 18-Sokoto and 10-Borno. Meanwhile Nigeria’s fatalities has reached 103 as confirmed cases exceed 3,000 just a few months after the novel coronavirus first arrived in Lagos. This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC early hours of Thursday via its verified Twitter handle. Nigeria has 21,208 samples tested in its ongoing campaign against the …

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COVID-19: Again, 18 Nurses Test Positive 2 Days After 32 Doctors Were Confirmed Carriers in Kano

By Chris Udochukwu Kano– Less than 48hours after 32 doctors were confirmed positive, the Chairman, Kano State chapter of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, Comrade Ibrahim Maikarfi Muhammad, has on Wednesday said that 18 Nurses have tested positive for coronavirus disease in the state. Muhammad said nine of the nurses are from National Orthopedic Hospital, Dala, 7 from Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and two from the state hospitals. He appealed to the …

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Guterres Says 1bn Persons With Disabilities Hardest Hit by COVID-19

By Our Reporter Abuja – The one billion people living with disabilities worldwide have been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations (UN) said. The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, who disclosed this in a statement, added that the implementation of the basic rights of such persons had deteriorated in light of the health crisis. “The COVID-19 crisis is affecting every aspect of our societies. “Today, I would like to highlight how …

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Our Jab is ‘First in the World’ to Neutralise Virus – Italian Reserchers Who Said to Have Found COVID-19 Cure

By Our Reporter Abuja – Italian researchers have revealed plans to test a vaccine on humans after claiming their jab is the ‘first in the world’ to neutralise the virus. According to Daily Mail, scientists gave mice the jab – which is being developed by Rome-based Takis Biotech – and took the antibodies they made in response. Antibodies are substances produced by the immune system to remember how to fight off a specific infection, and …

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Petrol to Sale at N117 Per Litre Effect From Weekend as PPMC Slashes Ex-depot Prices

By Our Reporter Abuja – The pump price of petrol otherwise called Premium Motor Spirit(PMS) per litre will reduce to N117 from N125.50 at the weekend according to the circular from the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC). The PPMC Wednesday, slashed the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, to N108 per litre, a move reflecting the drop in crude oil prices. It is also expected to result in a lower …

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Evacuation: Emirates Airline Makes U-turn After Nigerian Woman Delivers Baby 30 Minutes After Take Off

By Chris Udochukwu Dubai – Emirate Airline evacuating trapped Nigerians from United Arab Emirate (UAE) was forced to make a u-turn after a Nigerian woman delivered a baby 30 minutes after take off. The returnee, identified as Kafayat Amusan returning from Dubai, UAE, delivered of a baby boy on board Emirates airline departing to Lagos on Wednesday. In a statement Signed by the Head, Media and Public Relations, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abdur-Rahman Balogun …

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Public Property: Governor Inuwa Stresses Need for Officials to Imbibe Maintenance Culture

…as Deputy Governor-led Committee Refurbishes 56 Abandoned Government Vehicles By Chris Udochukwu Gombe – Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has stressed the need for government officials to imbibe the culture of maintenance and managing public property at their disposal. The Governor was speaking at the occasion of handing over of refurbished government vehicles at the Government House, Gombe. He made the charged on Wednesday in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant …

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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE PROTEST BY GOMBE COVID-19 PATIENTS

By Mohammed Kwami The Gombe State Taskforce on COVID-19 notes with dismay and disappointment the purported protest by some COVID-19 asymptomatic carriers housed at the Kwadon isolation centre in Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area of the state. The Taskforce, under the leadership of Prof Idris Mohammed, wishes to put the records straight with regards to the incident that took place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. First, the Taskforce wishes to inform the general public that …

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Police Invite Lawmaker, Council Chair for Questioning Over Ebonyi Cult Clash

By Our Reporter Abakaliki – A member of the state House of Assembly and the Chairman of Afikpo South Local Government Area have been invited by the Police in Ebonyi for questioning over a cult clash in the area. According to a statement by DSP Loveth Odah, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state on Wednesday, the invited lawmaker and council chairman are Mr Chidi Ejem (PDP-Afikpo South East) and Chief Eni Chima. …

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Tanker Loaded With Petrol Crashes at Niger Bridge, Spills Contents

By Chris Udochukwu Awka – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra State, has said that a fully-loaded petrol tanker heading to Anambra State from Delta State on Wednesday crashed and spilled its contents on the Niger Bridge. Confirming the accident, spokesman of the Corps in the State, Mr Pascal Anigbo, however, said no death or injury was reported from the scene. An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Onitsha that …

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NIS 2019 Revenue Hits N62.6bn, Representing 60% Increase From 2018

By Simon Akwu Abuja – The 2019 revenue generated by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), stood at N62,610,229,859.50k, representing sixty percent increase from the previous year’s revenue. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made this known while presenting the 2019 Annual Report of the Nigeria Immigration Service in Abuja on Tuesday. In a statement signed by the public relations officer of the service, Sunday James, the agency said N59,654,547,856.12 was used as expenditure out of …

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FIFA’s $500,000 Statutory Allocation Not COVID-19 Palliative – Pinnick Claims

By Our Reporter Abuja – Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has disclosed that the $500,000 due to the country’s football body from FIFA is statutory allocation, not Coronavirus (COVID-19) palliative as some people have speculated. The NFF President made this known in a series of tweets on his official Twitter page on Tuesday. Pinnick tweeted: “As part of our efforts to remain transparent with financial dealings and because I have …

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Captain Kuti, Nigeria’s First Boeing 747 Pilot, is Dead

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja – The first Nigerian commercial pilot to fly Boeing 747, Captain Harrison Adekunle Kuti is dead. He died on March 28 at 78 after a brief illness. Captain Harrison Kuti trained as a pilot and attended Acme School of Aeronautics, Texas and Burnside-Ott Aviation School, Miami. His professional and occupational interest spanned aviation, dredging and marine engineering and shipping marine operations. He joined the Nigerian Airways Corporation in 1964 and worked …

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Interrogating the Draft Infectious Diseases Act

By Chido Nwakanma Portions of a new Infectious Diseases Act authorising the Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control to compel vaccinations is raising significant concern in the light of underground allegations of a cynical plot. The provision appears in Section 48, subsection 1 of the new draft Infectious Diseases Act discussion of which ran into a storm at the House of Representatives on Thursday 29 April 2020. Section 48 (1) speaks of …

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German-U.S. Coronavirus Vaccine Undergoes Clinical Tests

By Our Reporter Abuja – A GERMAN-U.S. coronavirus vaccine has been administered to human test subjects in the U.S., the companies involved reported on Tuesday. After preliminary tests in Germany, Biontech of Mainz and U.S.-based Pfizer are advancing the clinical trial of BNT162, an mRNA vaccine, in the U.S. As many as 360 healthy volunteers will be vaccinated in U.S. study — initially only with test subjects between ages 18 and 55 but later also …

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