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Osinbajo Explains Why Nigerians ‘ll Be Willing To Pay For Electricity

……..if services become satisfactory— Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigerians are willing to pay for electricity if the services they receive from the distribution companies are constant and better. Osinbajo expressed this view while featuring in a webinar on Economic Sustainability Beyond COVID-19 organised by Emmanuel Chapel on Sunday in Abuja. The Vice President said it was not true that Nigerians did not want to pay more for power, adding that they had been unhappy with the poor service over the years. Osinbajo reacted to a question posed by the…

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Nigeria Waters Now Safer For Shipping, Says NIMASA DG

……….As Agency Begins Trial Of Pirates Under New Law ……….Mulls Incentives For Maritime Sector, Assures Of CVFF Disbursement Soon In order to rid Nigeria’s waterways of criminalities and reassure the global community that it is getting on top of the security issues in its maritime domain, the country will this week commence the prosecution of suspected pirates under the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences (SPOMO) Act. Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this during interactions with journalists in Lagos. The Nigerian…

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Suspended Strike: Resident Doctors Give FG 4 Weeks To Fulfill Promises

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its indefinite strike which started on June 15 and has also given the Federal Government four weeks to make good its promises. This followed a meeting between the association and Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in Abuja. NARD President, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, announced this while addressing a news conference on Sunday in Abuja. “NEC has resolved to suspend the ongoing indefinite strike with effect from Monday June 22, 2020 by 8a.m., prompt. “The national officers shall continue negotiations with stakeholders and progress…

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Shell’s Intervention Offers Hope To COVID-19 Patients

The cutting-edge blood component extractor machine just donated to the Lagos State government has been described as a timely intervention to aid the recovery of novel coronavirus patients. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the machine would support passive immunisation of COVID-19 patients with the extraction of antibodies from survivors to be used on those battling with the deadly virus. Receiving the Terumo Spectria Optia model of the plasma apheresis machine from the Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) on Friday at the Infectious Disease Hospital,…

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Edo APC Crisis: Oshiomhole Remains Suspended, Says Ward Chairman

The crisis in the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken a new dimension following the controversy surrounding the membership status of the embattled national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. This follows the conflicting declarations by the APC executive members of Ward 10 in Etsako West Local Government Area (LGA) on the suspension of Oshiomhole. During an interview with Channels Television on Saturday, the ward chairman, Stephen Oshawo, insisted that the embattled national chairman remained suspended from the party. He faulted the group of ward officials who said that they…

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FG Releases N4.5bn To Pay Resident Doctors’ COVID-19 Allowance

The Federal Government has released a total sum of N4.5bn to 31 Federal Teaching and Medical Centers in the country. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige,  said the amount donated is expected to cover hazard and inducement allowances for the month of April and May. He revealed this on Friday after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, while briefing State House Correspondents in Abuja. Commenting on the announcement, popular Medical Doctor and health information enthusiast, Dr Olufunmilayo shared the information on his twitter handle, commending the federal government…

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TETFUND Releases Guidelines For Accessing N7.5bn Research Grants

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) has released the guideline for accessing N7.5bn National Research Fund (NRF) for researchers in Nigerian public universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. A document, signed by TETFUND Executive Secretary, Prof Suleiman Elias Bogoro, indicated that researchers could start applying for the fund on June 22 while application closes on July 21 this year. Bogoro said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration approved the fund for the 2020 TTFUND National Research Fund (NRF) Grants circle , The figure is almost a  a fifty per cent increase of…

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COVID-19 Kills 19 More As NCDC Confirms 661 New Cases In 24 Hours

On the 20th of June 2020, 661 new confirmed cases and 19 deaths were recorded in Nigeria No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. Till date, 19808 cases have been confirmed, 6718 cases have been discharged and 506 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 661 new cases are reported from 14 states- Lagos(230), Rivers(127), Delta(83), FCT(60), Oyo(51), Edo(31),Bayelsa(27), Kaduna(25), Plateau(13), Ondo(6), Nasarawa(3), Ekiti(2), Kano(2), Borno(1)   Share on: WhatsApp

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Trump To Announce New Visa Restrictions To Block Foreign Workers

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would announce new restrictions on visas within a couple of days to block the entry of certain foreign workers and protect Americans struggling with a job market devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. “We’re going to be announcing something tomorrow or the next day on the visas,” he told Fox News Channel. Asked if there would be exclusions from the new restrictions, Trump said very few. “You need them for big businesses where they have certain people that have been coming in for a…

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Dangote Cement Sustains 54000 Jobs In Four African Countries

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has said that despite the challenging economic situation in 2019, Dangote cement was able to sustain 54,000 jobs in four African countries, where the company has its operations. The countries are: Nigeria, Ethiopia, Senegal and South Africa. The business mogul said to shareholders at the Company’s 11th Annual General Meeting in Lagos that more jobs would be created as the company intensifies export of clinker to other neighboring countries from Nigeria. He said: “According to our 2019 socioeconomic impact assessment study specifically on our…

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