Kwara's Governor Abdulrazaq sacks ambulance driver for unprofessional conduct in Covid-19 evacuation

GOVERNOR Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has sacked an ambulance driver employed by the civil service for unilaterally attending to a man who was evacuated in an ambulance in Ilorin after contracting coronavirus.

 

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Borno State government suspends its lockdown claiming numbers of infected people are falling

BORNO State government has suspended the lockdown imposed on non-essential movement following significant progress in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic that has resulted in infection figures falling.

 

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Divorce applications soar as lockdown forces couples to get into arguments and altercations

DIVORCE rates in China have soared over recent months as a result of couples being forced  to spend time together due to the coronavirus lockdown with a reported 300 couples having filed for separation in Sichuan Province since February 24.

 

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Unicef warns that Covid-19 could make Nigeria neglect other health areas leading to 950 daily child deaths

HEALTH watchdog the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has warned that as many as 950 children may die daily across Nigeria from preventable causes over the next six months as the coronavirus pandemic overwhelms the health service.

 

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As we are likely to become very dependent on noodles post-Covid-19, Nigeria will have to dramatically step up her wheat production

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Like many of you, I have been doing a lot of number crunching lately and alas, I run into a dead end when I get to the point where it comes to matching Nigeria’s income and expenditure figures. Post-coronavirus, something serious simply has to give to prevent a total economic collapse in Nigeria

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Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria set to call strike after Governor Wike arrests 20 dock workers

GOVERNOR Nyeson Wike of Rivers State could spark off nationwide industrial action after the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) warned that it will commence strike action as their colleagues arrested as part of the Covid-19 lockdown are not released.

 

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Shiite leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky distributes palliatives to both Muslims and Christians from detention

ISLAMIC Movement in Nigeria (IMN) leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has joined the list of affluent Nigerians handing out palliatives to the needy by authorising his Shiite organisation to distribute immediate food assistance to 111,000 Nigerians.

 

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Saudi Arabia plans to repatriate over 11,000 Nigerians who have been left stranded in their country

SAUDI Arabia has begun making plans to repatriate as many as 11,600 Nigerians stranded in the country by the coronavirus lockdown who have been unable to leave due to the closure of aviation facilities.

 

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House of Reps asks for review or cancellation of all debts owed to China under force majeure principle

LAWMAKERS in the House of Representatives have asked Nigeria's Debt Management Office (DMO) to liaise with the finance ministry and seek a review or the outright cancellation of all the country's loans to China.

 

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Poor Nigerians begin scouring rubbish dumps for discarded facemasks which are then sold

NIGERIAN health officials have raised the alarm that members of the public have resorted to scouring rubbish dumps in search of facemasks which they can then sell on as their demand grows in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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