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COVID-19: ‘We’re running against time with no laboratories, ventilators’ – NCDC

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 is running against time because Nigerians want to return to normal life. He also explained that Lagos State has more testing capacity than Kano State because the first COVID-19 outbreak happened in Africa’s largest commercial city. […]

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Sanwo-Olu to virtually inaugurate projects as he presents scorecard of first year in office

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will virtually inaugurate housing, education, and road projects on May 29, as part of activities to mark his first year in office. According to a report by NAN, the projects are part of the government’s efforts to renew infrastructure in critical sectors and to make the commercial centre a smart city. Some of […]

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Dollar gains against major currencies

The U.S dollar was up on Monday morning during London’s trading session after protests in Hong Kong yesterday escalated U.S-China tensions. US dollar stood firm against major currencies on Monday as fears over rising tensions between America and China heightened. The American Dollar Index that monitors the U.S dollar against a basket of other major […]

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NNPC discloses basis for employment and managerial progression in the oil firm

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has explained the basis for employment as well as career progression in the state-owned oil firm, using a recent Graduate Trainee employment process and top management promotion exercise as an illustration. This is coming against the backdrop of criticism in recent times over management appointments and postings, with claims of nepotism, […]

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New normal for the informal sector

The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China has extremely changed the world, as it has turned into a major pandemic and affected millions of people around the world regardless of geographical location, age, race, gender, etc. While this crisis is first and foremost a public health issue, which has claimed the lives […]

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Fayemi set to activate digital economy with N5billion broadband infrastructure

Ekiti state government has concluded plans to create a digital hub, with the laying of a 606-kilometer broadband infrastructure. The project is expected to lift the state from 16% internet penetration to 90% and is estimated to be worth N5 billion, with the Federal Government contributing N1.1 billion of the total sum. Digital economy: Ekiti […]

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NCC reacts to claims that minister chased Diaspora Commission’s staff from office complex

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reacted to claims by the Chief Executive of Nigeria Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, that her staff members were chased out of its premises by armed men on the orders of the Minister for Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami. The NCC, through a press statement on May 24, 2020 signed […]

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Sanwo-Olu gives incentives to businesses to prevent job loss

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised that any business that employs a large number of people will receive incentives from the state government in order to prevent massive job loss in the state. He noted that Lagos state is Nigeria’s number one commercial center and heavy job losses will not bode well for the economy of the state, and the country. […]

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NNPC reacts as Nigerians condemn appointments of ‘only Northerners’

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says its appointments always adhere to the principle of transparency and accountability. Kennie Obateru, NNPC said this in a statement Sunday. The corporation in March disengaged some of its staff and appointed new top management officials. This triggered criticisms from Nigerians, Niger Delta leaders and groups. But the corporation is insisting […]

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Governor Ayade declares 35 suspected cultists wanted over alleged killings in Calabar

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has declared 35 suspected cultists allegedly involved in recent killings and cultism in Calabar wanted A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary on Security in the Governor’s office, Dr Alfred Mboto, said that a handsome reward awaits any individual who provides useful information that would lead to the […]