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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 276 New Cases, Total Now 8,344

Nigeria has recorded 276 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 8,344. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Tuesday. Sixteen new coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in the country, increasing the total number of fatalities to 249. “Till date, 8344 cases have been confirmed, 2385 cases have been discharged ...

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Lagos Discharges 87 COVID-19 Patients

87 COVID-19 patients were on Wednesday discharged in Lagos State. This was disclosed by the Lagos State Ministry of Health via its official Twitter page. It said: “87 patients; 40 females,47 males, all Nigerians have been discharged from our isolation facilities to reunite with their families”. It said 26 patients were discharged from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, and 24 ...

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COVID-19: FG Considers Morning, Afternoon Classes For Schools

The Federal Government has disclosed that it’s considering reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, disclosed that federal government was considering morning and afternoon classes when it reopens schools across the country. Nwajiuba made the disclosure while speaking at the daily press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. He explained ...

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HIGH CHIEF (DR) O.B. LULU-BRIGGS, OON, DCF, DSSRS, AT 90 AND THE ENGRAVEMENT OF A MISSION OF HUMANISM AND IDEALISM

By: Godknows Boladei Igali* If not for man’s ineluctable duel with mortality, the Old GRA, Port-Harcourt residence of Opu Alabo (High Chief) Olu Benson Lulu-Brigg simply known as “OB” by peers or “Opuda” (patriarch) by family and younger associates would have been the epicenter of diverse religious, cultural, political, social and familial happenings, during this period. Born on May 22,1930 ...

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Breaking News: Adetunji Onisiga, Who Donated 83 Houses To Airforce In Ibadan, Dies At 88

Alhaji Muritala Adebayo Adetunji, a prominent son of Ibadan land, capital of Oyo State is dead. He died in the early hours of Saturday at 88. Popularly known as Adetunji Onisiga, he was  responsible for the settting up of the defunct Trans International Bank. Below is an October 5, 2018 article with Nigerian Tribune. I am an Ibadan man; my ...

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COVID-19: All 215 UK Returnees Test Negative, Discharged

It was an atmosphere of celebration Saturday morning as the 215 returnees from the UK received clearance certificate from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), at their Abuja Isolation Center. All the returnees, according to the clearance certificate tested NEGATIVE to the Coronavirus. They were subsequently discharged. Details later….

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Buhari Bars Politicians, Others From Paying Sallah Homage

President Muhammadu Buhari  have barred top government officials and political leaders from paying him the usual sallah homage. The President made the request Friday, adding that he will be conducting his Eid prayers with his family at home. President Buhari traditionally shared the joyous moment with top government officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim and Christian religious leaders and children. ...

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Pakistani Airliner Carrying Over 100 People Crashes

A Pakistan International Airlines plane has crashed. Flight PK8303 crashed on Friday near the neighbourhood of Model Colony. More than 100 people were on board the Airbus A320. The plane hit the ground in a residential area in Karachi and there are fears of additional casualties. Karachi is the country’s most populated city. Airline spokesperson Abdullah Khan told CNN that ...

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105 Workers Of One Ibadan Company Test Positive For COVID-19

105 employees of iSON Xperiences in Ibadan, Oyo State, have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Governor Seyi Makinde announced on Friday, May 22, 2020, that 27 more employees of the customer service provider tested positive on Thursday, May 21. The governor had first announced on Saturday, May 16, that 30 staff members from the organisation tested positive. Eight ...

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COVID-19: Mosques, Churches Cannot Open Now In Oyo, Says Makinde

Oyo state government on Thursday said it had not lifted the ban on social gatherings, including churches and mosques. According to Jide Ajani,Special Adviser on Media to the governor, there is a fake press statement currently in circulation, referencing some Executive Orders allegedly issued by the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde. Ajani said “the individual who signed the ...

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