El-Rufai threatens to sack health workers if they strike over a lack of PPE and pay deductions

GOVERNOR Nasir-El Rufai has warned health workers in Kaduna State that they will be sacked from their jobs if they embark on industrial action to protest their working conditions during this pandemic even if it leads to the virus spreading uncontrollably.

 

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It is time fruits took centre stage in Nigeria’s economy as we seek to replace the $30bn we will be losing from the collapse of the global oil market

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Nobody needs to be told that Nigeria can no longer rely on crude oil for survival, at least for the foreseeable future. I am surprised that a national debate is not raging now about how we replace our petroleum revenue. We are certainly going to have to at one stage

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UK's Aston University steps up recruitment of Nigerian students in post-coronavirus era

BRITAIN'S Aston University in Birmingham has stepped up its pursuit of Nigerian students in the post-coronavirus era by starting to accept applications for undergraduate courses as from September this year.

 

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Stranded Nigerians in Ivory Coast charter special aircraft for N7m to fly them back home

TWELVE Nigerians stranded in Ivory Coast have paid a whopping N7m ($18,000) for a special chartered flight to transport them from Abidjan to Abuja to enable them return home after being stranded abroad for about a week.

 

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World Health Organisation agrees to subject Madagascar's Covid Organics to clinical trials

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) have finally agreed to pit Madagascar's acclaimed coronavirus herbal remedy Covid Organics through a clinical observation process after talks between the two sides.

 

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Governors across northern Nigeria demand that Buhari offers them cash to combat Covid-19

GOVERNORS of Nigeria's 19 northern states have lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari for nor coming to their assistance during this coronavirus pandemic claiming that 54% of cases are in their territories and they are getting little or no federal assistance.

 

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UK relaxes Draconian anti-immigrant law allowing families of all dead healthworkers right to stay

BRITAIN has relaxed its Draconian anti-immigration laws for the relatives of all healthcare workers who lost their lives while fighting the pandemic allowing families of such staff to remain in the country permanently.

 

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10 items Nigeria must place an import ban on as foreign exchange is going to become a very scarce commodity throughout the rest of 2020

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Imported cars. From henceforth any company wanting to sell vehicles into the Nigerian market must open a local assembly plant

(2) Private jets. This is a total waste. From henceforth, the Central Bank of Nigeria should not be allowed to release one dollar for such extravagance nonsense

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Christian Association of Nigeria asks Governor El-Rufai to ease lockdown in Kaduna State

GOVERNOR Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has been urged by the Christian Association of Nigeria (Can) to review the lockdown imposed aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus and open churches and mosques to worshippers.

 

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UN secretary-general wants $200bn provided for Africa under special Covid-19 Marshall Plan

UNITED Nations (UN) secretary-general Antonio Guterres has revealed that a sum of $200bn needs to be set aside to provide Africa with a post-coronavirus economic stimulus given the unprecedented damage the pandemic has caused to the continent.

 

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