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Bayelsa extends lockdown

Daniels Igoni, Yenagoa Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has approved the extension of the state government’s COVID-19 lockdown by another seven days, beginning from Monday. Diri had imposed the seven days of lockdown on April 27. A statement by the acting Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Daniel Alabrah, said the state government
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FCT court makes face mask compulsory

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja has announced the wearing of face mask as a condition for entering its premises. Our correspondent on Monday observed bold inscriptions, which read, ‘No mask, no entry, COVID-19 is real!!!’ pasted at the gates of the headquarters of the court in Abuja. The notice was also
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Gunmen kill seven in fresh Plateau attacks

James Abraham, Jos Seven persons have been killed in four separate attacks by gunmen in Plateau State. It was learnt that while four young men were shot dead in an ambush by gunmen in Adu village and one killed in Miango town, all in the  Bassa Local Government Area, two other persons were shot dead
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Face mask sellers storm federal secretariat as workers resume

Ihuoma Chiedozie, Abuja Face mask vendors on Monday  stormed the Federal Secretariat complex in Abuja on Monday as workers resumed their duties following the partial lifting of the lockdown by the Federal Government to curb the spread COVID-19. Our correspondent saw many of the vendors  display  different designs of the face masks at the secretariat.
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16 doctors infected with COVID-19 – Lagos Medical Guild

Dayo Ojerinde The Medical Guild Lagos has raised the alarm that 16 of its members have contracted COVID-19 in the discharge of their duties. The Chairman of the Guild, Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo, at a briefing on Monday said his members had been playing critical roles in the response to the pandemic by engaging in training,
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UNIBEN explains resumption order

The University of Benin has advised members of staff to continue to work from home until further directive from the Ministry of Education. This was contained in a statement by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Benedicta Ehanire, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. Ehanire said the staff members should maintain the status quo
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Ex-Eagles, Onigbinde celebrate Yekini eight years after demise

Solape Lawal-Solarin Former Super Eagles stars Garba Lawal and Mutiu Adepoju, as well as ex-national team coach, Adegboye Onigbinde, have showered encomiums on late striker, Rashidi Yekini, eight years after he passed on.  The former Vitoria Setubal striker, Nigeria’s all-time top scorer with 37 goals in 58 games, died at 48 on May 8, 2012.
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Uzodimma swears in acting Imo customary court president

Gibson Achonu, Owerri Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has sworn in Justice Matthew Njoku as the acting President, Customary Court of Appeal, Imo State. Performing the ceremony at the Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Owerri, on Monday, the governor reminded the acting president of the responsibility his office holds, which he said, included seeing
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Why you need not start ‘coronavirus’ with a capital letter

Going by how scary coronavirus is, some people start it with capital letters when writing. This need not be because capitalisation is not determined by the gravity or sound – or length – of a word. Were it so, many of us would always write ‘death’ as DEATH! I believe you know why. Let me
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Speaker threatens Sowore with N1bn libel suit

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has, through his lawyer, Lawal Pedro, written a pre-litigation letter to Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of online news medium, SaharaReporters, over an alleged defamatory report. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, in his April 30 letter, claimed that SaharaReporters maligned his client through
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Nigerian govt displays incompetence over COVID-19

Azuka Onwuka Last week, with Nigeria recording about 2,000 cases of COVID-19, the Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, lamented that they might start treating COVID-19 patients at home because of shortage of bed spaces at isolation centres. Ihekweazu, who made the disclosure on Thursday when the Presidential Task Force on
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Nigeria's coronavirus cases rise by 245, total now 2802

Nigeria's coronavirus cases rise by 245, total now 2802 Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday confirmed a total number of new 245 coronavirus cases in the country and also a total of six deaths in the last 24 hours. Nigeria's populated city Lagos and Katsina states have the highest numbers. While Lagos recorded 75 new cases, Katsina recorded 37 new cases. The spread…
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COVID-19: Akeredolu offers permanent jobs to volunteers

Kayode Oyero Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed the immediate absorption of all volunteering health workers at the frontlines of the coronavirus management in the state into the public service. He also approved the payment of 50% of the salaries of all health workers as hazard allowance. The governor, in a string of
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