Coronavirus: Majority of infected Nigerians contracted virus from unknown sources – Report

Majority of Nigerians who contracted COVID-19 so far did not have relevant travel history or exposure to another individual with the virus, meaning that the origin of their infection is unknown. This is according to the coronavirus situation report for August published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) ...

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Isa Funtua was pillar to my govt, Buhari writes family of deceased

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a letter personally signed by him to the family of the late publisher and businessman, Isma’ila Isa Funtua, describing his demise as major national loss. In the letter he wrote in Hausa, the President told the bereaved wife, Hajiya Hauwa, the children and the entire ...

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Soldiers, not Boko Haram, attacked my convoy – Borno Governor

The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has accused Nigerian soldiers of being responsible for the attack on his convoy last Wednesday in Baga, a town in Kukawa Local Government Area of the state. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Zulum survived an ambush by suspected gunmen last Wednesday while on a ...

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Abuja authorities announce school resumption for exit students

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has announced the reopening of schools for students in final year classes. Students in JSS3 and SS3 are expected to return to school on August 4 to begin preparation for their final examinations, the FCTA said. The announcement was made Monday by the FCT’s Department ...

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Ex-NNPC GMD, Joseph Dawha, is dead

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the death of Joseph Dawha, who was its 16th Group Managing Director (GMD). The corporation disclosed in a statement issued by its Spokesman, Kennie Obateru, in Abuja, on Monday, that Mr Dawha died after a brief illness. The GMD, Mele Kyari, expressed ...

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Why we sacked our pilots – Air Peace

Devastating effects of COVID-19 pandemic responsible for sack of pilots- Air Peace The Air Peace says the devastating effects of COVID-19 pandemic on its operations was responsible for the sack of some pilots and supporting staff. The company said in a statement on Monday in Lagos that it took the ...

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EFCC secures final forfeiture of N827.6 million from NDDC contractors

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the final forfeiture of N827.7 million from two companies identified as contractors with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The companies are Flank Power Resources Limited and GMFD Ventures Limited. In a statement on Monday signed by its spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, ...

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70% of revenue shared between federal govt, states in July from tax — FIRS

Earnings from taxation accounts for 70 per cent of the monthly statutory revenue allocation from the Federation Accounts, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has disclosed. The Executive Chairman of the agency, Muhammad Nami, said on Monday that with the negative impact of COVID-19 on other sources of revenue, tax ...

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Prices of tomatoes, rice, yam, eggs increase in June — NBS

The average price of major food items in Nigeria like yam, rice, tomatoes and eggs increased in June, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. The NBS said this in the “Selected Food Price Watch (June 2020)” report published on its website. It said the average price of one ...

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Illegally detained lawyer sues SSS DG for flouting court judgment

Gabriel Ogbonna, the Abia-based lawyer who has spent over three months in the custody of the State Security Service (SSS), has filed a motion on notice against the agency’s Director-General, Yusuf Bichi. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Ogbonna has been held in the custody of the secret police for over ...

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