COVID-19: 216 New Cases Confirmed With 1644 Patients Treated and Discharged – NCDC

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja  (Precise Post) –  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)  Monday announced  216 new confirmed case and also informed that a total of 1644 COVID-19 positive patients have been treated and discharged. The nation’s epicenter of COVID-19 infections, Lagos  recorded 72 new cases followed by Katsina with 33 new cases.. This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 6,175. The NCDC made this known via its …

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COVID-19: How Kaduna Deported 45 Almajirai to Zamfara

Zamfara: Islamic education pupils (Almajirai) numbering 45, comprising 28 females and 17 males, were Monday deported from Zaria, Kaduna State to Zamfara state. The state commissioner for women, children and social development, Hajiya Zainab Lawal, received the Almajirai on behalf of the Zamfara government from Kaduna State government officials at Gusau Hajj Camp on Monday. Lawal said the measure was in line with the state government’s efforts to partner with neighbouring states to prevent the …

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Aviation Union to Sirika: Your Order in Conflict With FG Movement Restriction Directive

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – The recent relocation directives reeled out to the aviation agencies to move their headquarters to Abuja by the minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has been described as inauspicious at a time the agencies had already been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter signed and addressed to the minister by the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) through the secretary, Comrade Ocheme Aba, NUATE said …

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Anti-party Activity: PDP Suspends Hunkuyi, Dogara, Others

….As Members Hail Suspension By Our Reporter Kaduna (Precise Post) – Kaduna State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Senator Suleiman Hunkiyi; Dr Mato Dogara (Lere local government) and five others from the Parts for alleged anti-party activities. This is also as Forum of Kaduna State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Young Persons For Progress and Development has described the suspension as a step in the right direction. A statement by the forum jointly signed by …

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COVID-19: Why Positive Result of Gombe Paramount Ruler Was Kept Secret – Task Force Reveals

By Our Reporter Abuja – Chairman, Gombe State COVID-19 Task Force, Professor Idris Mohammed has revealed why the positive COVID-19 test result of Mai Tangele, Dr Abdu Buba Maisheru was not made public until after twelve (12) days. According to him, the state task force on COVID-19 did not make it public because the traditional ruler requested that his status be kept secret. The explanation was made on Monday by the Chairman of the Taskforce …

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CSR: NNPC, CBN Undertake To Bear Quarantine Cost For Nigerians Returnees

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) and Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) have offered to bear the quarantine accommodation and feeding for all Nigerians returning to the country from abroad as part of their Corporate Social Responssibility. The Presidency has announced that Nigerian returnees will no longer pay the cost of quarantine accommodation and feeding upon arrival in Nigeria. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama said this on …

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Again, FG Extends Lockdown by Two Weeks, Says 8.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. Curfew Still Enforce

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – President Muhammadu Buhari has again extended the ease of lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun by two weeks due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria. Speaking today during the daily media briefing in Abuja, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus Pandemic and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha the decision became necessary because of the increasing number of cases …

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COVID-19: Why Clubs Must Respect Players’ Health Concerns – Allardyce

By Our Reporter London –  With the danger posed by COVID-19, English Premier League (EPL) clubs must reassure players there will be no repercussions if they are unwilling to risk their health by returning to action as a result of the pandemic. Former England manager Sam Allardyce made this contention on Monday. Several players have expressed concerns about the league’s plans to resume amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 4.64 million …

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Consideration of Infectious Disease Bill Not Halted by Court – Reps

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – The House of Representatives notes with dismay the erroneous reports by certain print and online media outfits, in what appears to be wilful or malicious misinterpretations of the decision of the court in suit no FHC/ABJ/CS/463/2020 on 13th May 2020, asserting that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the House to suspend the ongoing process of the consideration of the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, …

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Open Letter to DG, NCDC over Benue COVID-19 Index Case, Susan Okpe

By Victor Eboh  I write on behalf of Lawyers Alert, a human rights nonprofit organization in Nigeria, regarding one Mrs. Susan Okpe, a female Nigerian who has been under your care in the isolation centre, Abuja for over 50 days as at the time of writing this letter. We, as other Nigerians, are concerned about the continued ‘detention’ of Mrs. Okpe in the isolation centre with very little information from the NCDC about the circumstances surrounding …

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Adulterated Alcohol Consumption Killing Mexicans as Country’s Beer Runs Dry

By AFP Consumption of adulterated liquor has led to death of scores of Mexicans, a consequence of the shortage of mainstream alcoholic beverages during the coronavirus pandemic, authorities say. The first of at least 138 deaths in recent weeks occurred at the end of April in the western state of Jalisco, a month after the government declared a health emergency over the spread of COVID-19. Much of Mexico has run out of beer after factories …

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Open Letter to Governor Wike

I write as a citizen and businessman who is concerned about how some of the decisions you have taken in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic affects the maritime sector within which I operate. I also intend to address how the current situation may ultimately affect the economy of the state and nation in general. Let me state from the outset that I understand the responsibility that you have as the chief executive of Rivers …

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Communal Clash: 24-hour Curfew Imposed on Lamurde LGA

By Our Reporter Yola – Following communal clashes in some communities in the state, the Adamawa State Government has imposed a 24 hour curfew on Lamurde Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou the Press Secretary to Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri said this in a statement on Sunday in Yola. “Sequel to breach of peace in Tingno Dutse Tito, Sabon Layi and Bagashi communities, Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has imposed a 24 hour curfew …

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Eid-el-Fitr Festival: Kaduna Govt Alters Days For Free Movement

By Our Reporter Kaduna – The Kaduna State Government has adjusted the two-day window for free movement to Wednesday and Thursday apparently for the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr Festival expected to come up on Saturday, May 23. Before the adjustment, residents were allowed to move out of their homes to purchase foodstuffs on Saturdays and Wednesdays. A statement issued on Sunday by the Managing Director, Kaduna Markets Development and Management Company, Hafiz Bayero, said that no market …

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Kenya: See Coronavirus Hairstyle That Got Many Talking

Kenya – Coronavirus has revived a hairstyle in east Africa has got many talking, one with braided spikes that echo the virus’s distinctive shape. Braided spikes that echo virus’s shape make comeback while carrying a vital message Martha Apisa (left) and Stacy Ayuma. Photograph: Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images  The style’s growing popularity is in part due to economic hardships linked to virus restrictions – it is cheap, parents say – and to the …

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