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Beyond   Education Minister Adamu’s Directive On Online Migration

At long last, the Nigerian government has directed all tertiary institutions in the country to work out modalities of taking their classrooms online. It is not as if this is a spectacular achievement on the part of the government, but at least, it is a positive response to the calls I have been making as regards the need for Nigerian institutions to migrate online as being done in other parts of the world to minimise the negative effects of their forceful closure due to COVID-19. In saner climes, tertiary institutions…

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Minister Punished For Breaking Coronavirus Lockdown Rule

South Africa’s communications minister has been suspended for two months – one of which will be without pay – for having lunch with a friend during the coronavirus lockdown. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has been the talk of the town since a photograph of her eating with Mduduzi Manana surfaced this week. The image, which shows the two enjoying a meal at a table with four of Mr Manana’s family members, was posted on one of his social media accounts and has been re-posted by others many times: South Africans have been…

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COVID-19: FG Prepared To Bring Stranded Nigerians, Others Home-Minister

The protocols for evacuating Nigerians in the Diaspora have been completed and the country is in a “stronger and better position” to bring Nigerians interested in return to the country back, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffery Onyeama, has said. Speaking during the daily briefings by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Onyeama said: “We have started to get greater number of Nigerians, especially in the United States, where almost 200 have now indicated their willingness to return,” the minister said. “We are engaging with our embassy in China and…

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Coronavirus: Panic As UK’s Daily Death Toll Rises, PM Remains In ICU

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was still being monitored in a critical care unit as the United Kingdom’s coronavirus crisis deepened, with the highest daily rise in deaths so far. After he was taken into intensive care Monday, Johnson, 55, remained in a stable condition receiving oxygen treatment, and has not been diagnosed with pneumonia or put on a ventilator, his officials said. A statement Tuesday evening said this was unchanged. But the prime minister’s personal struggle to recover from Covid-19 leaves the UK without its leader at a critical time…

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Coronavirus Infection Rises With 22 New Cases, NCDC Confirms 276 Total

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 22 new cases of the COVID-19 in Nigeria, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 276. NCDC’s records show 15 are in Lagos, four are in the FCT, two are in Bauchi, while the other is in Edo. A breakdown of the cases in each of the states shows that Lagos now has 145 cases, the FCT Abuja 54, Osun 20, Edo 12, Oyo 11, Bauchi eight, Akwa-Ibom and Kaduna five each, four in Ogun, two each in…

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Medical Doctor’s Death Causes Panic In Katsina, Gov Orders Contacts Located

The death of the latest coronavirus patient and a medical Doctor, Dr Aliyu Yakubu, in Katsina State caused panic as Governor Aminu Masari has directed that contacts with the deceased be located and tested. To forestall spread of COVID-19 in Katsina, Governor Masari had directed that all Yakubu’s contacts be identified by health officials from the state Ministry of Health. He also asked that their blood samples be collected for laboratory testing between Tuesday evening and Wednesday. The death of Dr. Yakubu increased the number of death to 6 as…

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Trump Threatens Cut In US Funds To WHO, Says Its ‘China-Centric’

United States President Donald Trump has threatened to cease sending US funds to the World Health Organisation (WHO), claiming that the international body “missed the call” on the coronavirus pandemic. Trump told reporters the WHO had “called it wrong” on the virus and that the organisation was “very China-centric” in its approach, seemingly suggesting that the WHO had gone along with Beijing’s efforts months ago to minimise the severity of the outbreak. The WHO has praised China for its transparency on the virus, even though there has been reason to…

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COVID-19: NIMASA Presents Response Vessels, Ventilators, Ambulance To Lagos

…As Charges Media On Awareness The Director General, of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Bashir Jamoh has presented a number of medical equipment and items including ventilators, Ambulance, buses and response vessels to Lagos state Government towards the fight against the spread of COVID 19. While presenting the items to the Governor of Lagos, Dr. Jamoh stated that the Agency felt it necessary to make the donations to Lagos as the state remains the epicentre for the virus in Nigeria. He commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for being…

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Zenith Bank Introduces Automated Voice Banking

…..Assures Customers Of Best-In-Class Service At This Challenging Times Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading financial institution, has introduced an automated voice banking service, an interactive voice response (IVR)solution which enables customers to perform basic banking transactions by dialing a dedicated phone line through their registered phone numbers and following the prompts. By simply dialing +234 (1) 278 7000 from the phone number linked to their accounts and following the prompts, customers can pay DSTV/GOTV bills, restrict their accounts or block their cards, request account statement via email, view the last…

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Lawan, Gbajabiamila Fault FG’s Money Sharing, Seek Law To Back Scheme

The leadership of the National Assembly has faulted the way the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government is being implemented and called for an enabling legislation in line with global best practices.   The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila made their reservations about the scheme at a meeting held on Tuesday with the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq and some top officials of the Ministry.   The meeting…

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