COVID-19: NCDC Report for Saturday as 265 Patients Test Positive

Abuja (Precise Post) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released its report of COVID-19 for Saturday. The centre announced that 265 new persons tested positive to the novel virus and that that Lagos, whivh the epicentre of the disease accounted for 133 out of the 265, (more than half of the patients in Nigeria for Saturday). The figures and the states are : 265 new cases of #COVID19; 133-Lagos 34-Oyo 28-Edo 23-Ogun …

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Eid-el-Fitr: Part of Our Faith is to Protect All Lives, Abide by Regulations from those in Authority – Atiku to Muslims

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has wishwa all Nigerian Muslims and their counterparts across the world a more special celebration, reminding Muslims to remember that it is part of our faith to protect all lives and to abide by regulations from those in authority, especially during a time of great uncertainty like this. Atiku who took to his twitter handle, described this year’s Eid-il-fitr celebration as a special …

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Eid-el-Ftir: NCDC Commends Health Workers, Congratulates Muslims

Abuja (Precise Post) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said it appreciates the sacrifices made by the essential workers across Nigeria during Ramadan period. The Centre also congratulated all Muslim faithfuls on the arrival of eid-ul-fitr and urged all Mualims and indeed all Nigerians to #TakeResponsibility by following guidelines put in lace bu authorities. The NCDC disclosed this via its official twitter hhandle thus: “NCDC recognises the sacrifices made by essential workers across …

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Finally, N-Power Beneficiaries Get April Payment

By Our Reporter Abuja – The batches ‘A’ and ‘B’ of N-Power beneficiaries have been paid their April stipends, the federal government has announced. Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, said this in a statement on Saturday She recalled that the promise of payment was made last week. The official said they encountered some delays on the GIFMIS platform, “but I can now announce that all N-Power beneficiaries from Batch A and B have …

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Assembly Speakers Say Financial Autonomy to Legislature, Judiciary Best Sallah Gift from Buhari

Ikeja – Speakers of the 36 States Assemblies in Nigeria have lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Executive Order 10 which granted financial autonomy to legislatures and judiciaries of all states, saying it is the best sallah gift. In a statement through their chairman, who is also the Speaker of Lagos State Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, the Speakers described the development as the best Sallah gift from the president. Recalls that the president, on …

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Develop Creative Industry to Diversify Economy from Oil – Envoy advises FG

Lagos – Chinese envoy to Nigeria, Mr Li Xuda, has called on the Federal Government to focus more on developing the creative industry to fortify Nigeria’s economy. He said that considering the impact of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria must begin to develop other sectors of its economy and diversify from oil. The diplomat advised Nigeria to focus on fashion, film production as well as arts and culture, describing the sectors as money-spinners in the …

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Arik Air Promises Better Services as it Prepares for Post-COVID-19 Operations

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja  (Precise Post)-  Arik Air, one of Nigeria’s indigenous airlines has assured of offering better services as it prepares to resume operations after the COVID-19 crisis, The Manager, Public Relations and Communications of the company, Mr Adebanji Ola,on Saturday  announced this in a goodwill message to customers. He informed that the airline was collaborating with other aviation stakeholders to offer better service delivery. “No doubt, the post COVID-19 lock down will entail …

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Karibi-Whyte Was A Father Figure, Says Amaechi as He Mourns Late Jurist

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has described the late Justice Adulphous Karibi-whyte as a father figure and exemplary personality while expressing sadness over the demise of the late jurist. Amaechi, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, referred to the deceased as `a father and a great advisor’. Recall that Amaechi, during his time as governor of Rivers State, appointed Karibi-Whyte Pro Chancellor of the Rivers State University …

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Eid-el-fitr: Anyone Who Goes to Kano for Sallah Celebration Should Not Come Back to Kaduna – El’rufai

…Says Almajiri System Totally Prohibited & Abolished in Kaduna By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – Kaduna state governor, Nasir El’rufai has said that anyone who goes to Kano or any other town for sallah celebrations should not come back to kaduna. The governor who stated this during a media chats for sallah celebrations failed to give date for the lifting of lockdown in the state. The highlights of the media chats are as follows: …

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Eid el-fitr: Gombe Governor Felicitates with Muslim Ummah

By Simon Akwu Abuja (Precise Post) – Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah in the state as they join other faithful the world over in celebrating the Eid el-fitr which marks the successful completion of the Ramadan fast. In a goodwill message, the Governor urged the Ummah to sustain the lessons of the holy month and replicate them in their daily lives for the good of the society. …

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Niger Govt. Gets $25,000 Grant from South Korea to Fight COVID-19

Minna – As part of its efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state, the South Korean Government through the United Nations Habitat Programme (UN-Habitat) has given a $25,000 grant (about N10 million) to support the Niger State government. This is contained in a statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Chairman, Niger State Task Force on COVID-19 Pandemic, Ahmed Matane, on Saturday. He said the support by the South …

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Covid-19: Distribution of Palliatives, Relief Materials Continues, Now Simultaneously at 10 Wards in Gombe

By Ogechi Okorie Gombe (Precise Post) – The distribution of palliatives and relief materials to the less privileged members of the society continues in Gombe. Today’s distribution exercise took place simultaneously at the ten wards of Gombe Local Government Area targeting five thousand six hundred and seventy households drawn from the one hundred and eighty nine polling units of the council. The announcement of the distribution was contained in a statement signed by the the …

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Buhari Eulogises Karibi-Whyte, Says He Played Historic Roles in Growing Nigeria’s Legal System

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has eulogsied the late Supreme court Justice, Justice Adolphus Karibi -Whyte saying he played many historic roles in growing Nigeria’s legal system, strengthening democratic institutions and shaping the policy direction of many governments and international agencies. Justice Karibi-Whyte died on Friday at the age of 88 years in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The President, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr …

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Edo Guber: Between Polarised APC and 4 Contenders of PDP’s Ticket – Which Way Forward?

Abuja – It is which way forward for Edo 2020 guber election as polarised ruling All Progressives Congress and opposition People Democratic Party with four contenders for its Party’s ticket file out in the days ahead for party primaries to elect their flagbearers. With the insistence by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that it was bound by the constitution to conduct governorship election in Edo state in September despite the COVID-19 pandemic, four strong …

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Come Up With Minimum Standard for Countries Going into Election – Jonathan to Continental Bodies

….Says COVID-19 Could Produce Dictators By Our Reporter Abuja – Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has said that this is the time that many continental bodies must come up with their own minimum standards for any country going into election to operate. This is also as he has noted that the COVID-19 pandemic could give rise to dictatorship in Africa. Jonathan stated this while speaking during a webinar organised by the Kofi Annan Foundation …

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Eid-el-fitr: No Sallah Homage to Buhari – Presidency Warns

President to hold private prayer with family members Mass gatherings still prohibited, says IG Abuja – This year’s Eid-el-Fitr homage to President Muhammadu Buhari by various communities has been cancelled, the Presidency has warned. It also said the President would be conducting a private Eid prayers with his family to mark the end of the month-long Ramadan fasting. The foregoing measures were contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President …

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