Nigeria’s Kwara State Dep Gov, Wife test Positive for COVID-19

  Deputy Governor of Nigeria’s Kwara State who doubles as Chairman of the State Technical Committee on COVID-19, Kayode Alabi, and his wife, Her Excellency Mrs. Abieyuwa Alabi, underwent test after they showed slight symptoms of the virus. The results of their test are positive, a statement by the spokesman for Kwara Task Force on COVID-19, Rafiu Ajakaye, read. “The second couple are very stable and in high spirit, and are now undergoing standard management protocols supervised by the government’s medical team,” Ajakaye who is the Chief Press Secretary to…

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NNPC loses second ex-GMD in 3 months as Joseph Dawha dies

    Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Engineer Joseph Dawha, is dead. Dawah is the second ex-GMD of the Corporation to die in the last three months. One of his successors, Maikanti Baru died earlier this year. Dawha replaced Andrew Yakubu as GMD in 2014. Group Managing Director of the corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, who announced his death in his Twitter handle, extolled the virtues of the late NNPC boss. “The NNPC family regrets to announce the passing away of Dr Joseph Thalama Dawha, GMD…

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Why we fired 75 pilots – Nigeria’s airline operator Air Peace + FULL STATEMENT 

  One of Nigeria’s commercial airline operators, Air Peace, has reportedly sacked 75 pilots and hundreds of other supporting staff. The company, which confirmed the sack of the pilots in a statement obtained by Platforms Africa, however, said that it took the “very painful but rightful decision, in the circumstances the airline has found itself of the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations  and financial health.” The pilots who were at different cadres were sent to the labour market over seeming irreconcilable differences between the managment and…

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Lagos, Nigeria’s COVID-19 epicentre, reopens Churches, Mosques Friday, August 7

Lagos, COVID-19 epicentre in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has announced the re-opening of religious centres, particularly the Churches and Mosques. Governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who made this announcement on Saturday, August 1, 2020, ordered the re-opening of places of worship in Lagos, starting from Friday, August 7, 2020. The Governor also increases public gatherings capacity from 20 to 50 people. Lagos earlier said it “spends between 500,000 and N1 million daily on each of the severe COVID-19 patient,” a declaration that has since generated controversy. Sanwo-olu has…

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How Nigerian Police Officer arrested, raped woman for “not wearing Facemask” + His IDENTITY

  The Nigerian Police Force has given graphical details of how one of its officers “apprehended” a woman, took her to a guesthouse and raped her till morning for “not using face mask.” The Rivers State Police Command, which confirmed the incident, identified the officer as Inspector Peter Ebah. Ebah, the Command confirmed, has now been arrested. “He had arrested the lady at Saakpenwaa checkpoint in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State. “He then took her to a guest house where he raped her till morning before letting her…

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Tension in Ghana as local spare-part traders lock-up Nigerians’ shops

  There is a fresh tension at the popular Abossey Okai spare parts market in Ghana as Ghanaian traders lock-up shops of their Nigerian counterparts, heightening fresh diplomatic  row between the two West Africa countries. The Ghanaian traders who were daring about their action, Accra-based JoyNews said in a report, insisted that the laws of Ghana do not allow foreigners to engage in retail trade, reason for their actions. They also accuse the Nigerians of selling substandard products at cheap prices, a practice the Ghanaian traders say is killing their…

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1, 000 Muslims Assemble on mount Arafat for historic Hajj

  About 1,000 Muslim faithful only, first time in many decades, performed the 2020 Hajj rites, which reached the peak on Thursday with the standing on mount Arafat. Worshipers observed the first rituals of an historic Hajj on Wednesday, with around 1,000 pilgrims adhering to “safety bubbles” and social distancing measures over fears of the coronavirus. While the Hajj typically features large crowds crammed around Islam’s holiest shrine, this year’s annual pilgrimage has seen worshipers circumambulating the Kaaba along concentric circles marked on the ground. Several feet separated the mask-clad…

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube delete right-wing Doctors’ viral video, say COVID-19 claims false

  A video featuring a group of doctors allegedly making false and dubious claims related to the coronavirus was removed by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube after going viral online Monday, CNN has reported. The video, published by the right-wing media outlet Breitbart News, featured a group of people wearing white lab coats calling themselves “America’s Frontline Doctors” staging a press conference in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. President Trump shared multiple versions of the video with his 84 million Twitter followers Monday night despite the dubious…

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Eid-el-Kabir: EKEDC deploys staff for 24 hours Service delivery, Promises memorable, enjoyable feasts

  Nigeria’s leading power utility firm, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), has deployed staff for a 24/7 (round the clock) essential services, particularly to attend to the needs of customers in order to ensure a memorable and enjoyable Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. This, the utility firm that connects major parts of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital to the grid said, became necessary at a time when the world is still battling to contain the spread of the coronavirus. In a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia, EKEDC assured its…

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Sallah: Nigeria declares Thursday, July 30, Friday, 31 Public Holiday

  The Nigerian Government has declared Thursday, Friday July 30 and 31 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir Celebration. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah. The country’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, also  congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion. “He called on the Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and…

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