COVID-19: With Friday’s 245 New Confirmed Cases, NCDC Says Total Cases Now 7261 in Nigeria

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – With Friday’s 245 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 announced by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the Total confirmed cases in Nigeria is now 7261. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night confirmed 245 new cases. According to the Centre, “131 – Lagos, 16 – Jigawa, 13 – Ogun, 12 – Borno, 9 – Kaduna, 9 – Oyo, 9 – Rivers, 9 – Ebonyi, 8 – …

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Smugglers Dive into Water as Customs Intercepts N1.2b Cannabis on Lagos Waters

By our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – Suspected smugglers seen from afar dived inti the water as operatives of the Western Marine Command of Nigeria Customs Service have intercepted drugs suspected to be cannabis sativa valued at over N1.2 billion during a maiden seagoing patrol on Lagos waters. Controller of the command, Olugboyega Peters who described the seizure as the “single largest” of such drug on water in the history of the Nigeria Customs, said his …

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Allow Places of Worship to Open This Weekend – Trump to Governors

Abuja (Precise Post) – “Allow religious services to take place again this weekend” were the words of United States President, Donald Trump, on Friday, to governors. This directive would end shutdowns that were part of efforts to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. Trump made the proclamation, which he phrased in the form of a verbal order, from the White House briefing room. His exact authority to dictate to states was unclear, but his …

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NSCIA Says No Moon Sighted, Fasting Continues Tomorrow

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – The Ramadan fast would continue on Saturday, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced following the non-sighting of the moon on Friday. It said the Ramadan fast would reach 30 this year as against preparations earlier made by Muslim faithful to celebrate Eid-el-Fitri tomorrow (Saturday). The announcement was contained in a statement signed by Prof Sambo Wali Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, …

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Governor Inuwa Yahaya Constitutes 9-man Committee for Implementation, Enforcement of TSA (Photos)

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja (Precise Post) – Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has constituted a 9-man committee on the implementation and enforcement of Treasury Single Account in the state aimed at entrenching transparency, accountability and probity in the conduct of government fiscal operations. The Committee, chaired by the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau had its inaugural meeting at the Deputy Governor’s office on Friday. The governor’s Senior Special Assistant (Media and …

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Eid-el-fitr: CAN Urges Muslims to Pray For End of COVID-19 Pandemic

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Muslim all over the world to continue to pray for a speedy end of COVID-19 in our country, continent and the entire world, to which the Christian Association of Nigeria is also fully committed. The appeal was made in a letter to the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, Head of Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI), and President-General, …

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Woman Caught in Fetish Practices Has No Sabbatharian Identity – Sabbath Churches Distance Selves

Awka (Precise Post) – The members of United Voice Of Sabbath Churches of Nigeria, Awka Chapter have said that the woman caught in fetish practices in the state has no sabbatharian identity. The woman was reportedly caught by residents of the area making incantations inside a shrine prohibited to women in white dress akin to that of Sabbath worshippers. The residents, on sighting her at the shrine were said to have raised alarm which attracted …

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Edo APC: Crisis Looms As Pro-Obaseki Group Kicks Against Direct Primaries

Benin-City – Crisis in Edo All Progressives Congress may deepen in the days ahead as pro- Godwin Obaseki group, the Concerned Edo Citizens Forum (CECF), has kicked against the direct primary option recommended by the National Working Committee in  the conduct of  the June 22 governorship primary election of the party in the eighteen local government areas of the state. The group, on Friday in Benin, through its Convener, Roy Oribhabor, and the Secretary, Osamwonyi …

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Coronavirus: Sacked Kano Commissioner Now Discharged

Kano (Precise Post) – Engineer Muazu Magaji , the former Kano Commissioner of Works and Infrastructural development who was sacked for celebrating the death of late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari has been discharged after revering from coronavirus. He announced this on his Facebook timeline. According to him: “To the Glory of Allah SWT, today Friday 22nd May and 29th Ramadan I have been confirmed Covid-19 negative and discharged from Isolation centre.” …

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Lockdown: Why Enugu, Imo Recorded Highest Form of Violations, Extortions by Security Agencies – NHRC

…..Says First Phase of Lockdown of Two Weeks Recorded More Human Rights Violations than the Second Phase Abuja – Enugu and Imo states recorded the highest form of human rights violations by the security agencies during the lockdown to contain the spread of Coronavirus pandemic, the National Human Rights Commission, (NHRC), has said. This is as the commission has also alleged that extortion by security agencies was high in the two states and some other …

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APC NWC Grants Waiver to Ize-Iyamu to Contest Party Primary in Edo

By Our Reporter Abuja – As the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress has granted Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu waiver to contest Party’s primary in Edo state. The committee also adopted direct primary option for the emergency of the party’s flagbearer for September 19, 2020 Edo State governorship election. Precise Post recalls that the move may not be unconnected with the feud between the national Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and …

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See the Moment Governor Ayade Cried and Why

By Our Reporter Uyo (Precise Post) – Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade on Thursday broke down in tears as he decried the tax burden on low-income earners in the state. Recalls that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola had said that the rich must be taxed mercilessly in order to eradicate poverty in Nigeria . Aregbesola said that if the rich failed to address the problem of poverty in Nigeria, their comfort would be …

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Covid-19: Gombe Receives Food Items Donations from Granscope Construction Company (Photos)

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – Gombe state Relief and Palliatives committee today received food items donated to the state by Grandscope construction limited, (an indigenous firm), in an effort to support the administration to cushion the effect of partial lockdown in the state. The SSA (Media and Publicity) to the governor, Ismaila Uba Misilli in a statement said, “Speaking while receiving the items at the fertilizer blending company, the secretary of the committee, …

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Covid-19: Gombe Commissions Isolation Centre in Kaltungo (Photos)

…As CA-COVID Donates Hospital Equipment, Others Facilities Gombe (Precise Post) – A sixty- bed capacity isolation centre has been commissioned by the Gombe state Government at Kaltungo General Hospital in its determination to expand the frontiers of containment measures against covid-19 pandemic. The new centre, which used to be the snake bite treatment facility situated inside the General Hospital, Kaltungo was renovated and upgraded by Gombe state government through the state taskforce on covid 19 …

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Saudi Arabia, UAE Urge Residents to Pray at Home for Eid-el-fitr Celebration

Abuja – Saudi and United Arab Emirates officials on Friday said Mosques will remain closed for prayers on the Eid-Ul-Fitr festival. They call on the population to adhere to safety guidelines to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Eid, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, may fall on Saturday or Sunday in the Gulf region. “Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister, Abdullatif al-Sheikh, gave instructions not to have Eid prayers …

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25% Salary Reduction: El-rufai Threatens Kaduna Health Workers, Says Go On Strike, Forfeit Your Job

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – Following the ultimatum issued to the state government for a reversal of the salary reduction by the state health workers union, Kaduna state government has threatened that any health worker who fails to show up for work would be treated as an absentee who has gone ‘Away Without Leave (AWOL)’. Precise Post recalls that the state health workers are threatening the strike action despite the payment of daily …

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