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FG Threatens Another Lockdown As Schools Reopen Across States If…

The federal government has warned that it could issue another lockdown as states announce schools resumption. The warning was given by the secretary to the government of the federation and chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha on

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N75billion Survival Fund: FG Releases Registration Schedule As Portal Opens For Interested Nigerians

The Federal Government on Monday, September 21, 2020, opened an online portal for interested persons to register for the N75billion survival fund for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the survival fund is

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Health Minister, Ehanire Cautions Schools As He Shares That A Significant Percentage COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria Are Below Age 19

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has cautioned on reopening of schools while revealing that 10 percent of all positive COVID-19 cases in the country are people below the age of 19. Speaking on Monday September 21 at the daily briefing

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BREAKING: Lagos State Gives New Update On Full Re-opeoning Of Worship Centres

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the full reopening of Churches and Mosques in the state, The PUNCH reports. The governor announced this during a briefing in Lagos on Saturday. Sanwo-Olu said mosques can hold their prayers five

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Federal Government Bars Another Airline From Operating In Nigeria

The Federal Government has barred another Airline from operating in Nigeria. According to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, the ban will take effect from Monday, September 21, 2020. The tweet read:  “The PTF sub-committee met today with EU Ambassadors

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Researchers Announce Another Major Breakthrough In Effective Prevention & Treatment Of COVID-19 | Details

An antibody that could be effective in neutralising the dreaded coronavirus pandemic has been found by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPMC). Scientists isolated “the smallest biological molecule” that “completely and specifically neutralizes” SARS-CoV-2, which causes

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Do You Live In Any Of These 28 Nigerian States? There Is A Warning From The Federal Government

The Federal Government has maintained that about 28 states will experience massive rainfall before the year, 2020 runs out. In a statement released by Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development asked state governments to

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FG Releases New Update On The Opening Of Airports To Domestic Flights

The Federal Government has said all airports in the country including private airports and airstrips were now opened for domestic commercial flights, PUNCH gathers. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known on Monday during a briefing of the

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Lagos State Schools To Reopen In Batches -LASG | Details

The Lagos state government has revealed that schools in the state will be reopened in phases. Special Adviser on Education to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said in an interview on Channels Television that phased resumption is necessary to flatten the curve

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Lagos State Gives New Update On Resumption Of Tertiary Institutions For September 14

The Lagos state government has given another update on resumption of tertiary institutions in the state. According to the latest report, only final-year students will be resuming when tertiary institutions reopen next Monday in the state. Tokunbo Wahab, Special Adviser

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Nigerian Female Returnees From Lebanon Share Their Tales Of Horror In Their Journey To Find Greener Pastures

No fewer than 25 women of Osun state origin have been rescued from Lebanon where they claimed that they were enslaved for over a year. Recounting their ordeals on arrival at the state ministry of women affairs in Osogbo on

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BREAKING: Nigeria Takes Over From India As World Capital For Under-5 Deaths

Nigeria has taken over from India as the world capital for under-five deaths, according to the 2020 mortality estimates released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The development comes two years earlier than the World Bank projected. The global bank

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New Study Finds That This Popular Food Can Carry The Dreaded Coronavirus For Up To A Week 

While the CDC and the FDA have been consistently firm in their stance that foodborne transmission of coronavirus is virtually nonexistent, there may be some new evidence to the contrary.After finding traces of the virus on several imported foods and their packaging,

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WHO: Why Kids Below Five Are Not Recommended To Wear Face Masks

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it is not recommended for kids below five years to wear a face mask. In a video posted on WHO Africa Region’s Twitter handle @WHOAFRO, the Technical Lead for WHO African Region, Dr.

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COVID-19: Ikoyi Marriage Registry Reopens For Weddings | Check Out The New Guidelines For Intending Couples

The Ikoyi Marriage Registry in Lagos has reopened for conduct of weddings after being closed for about five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. PUNCH correspondent, who visited the marriage registry recently, sighted people in wedding suits and gowns. The

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Texas Mom-Of-Three Suffers Severe Burns After Hand Sanitizer Use Sparked A House Fire | Here’s What To Know To Stay Safe 

The small step of hand sanitizing that has become part of our daily routines could pose a potential danger, fire safety experts warn. Kate Wise, a mother-of-three from Austin, Texas, is recovering after her house went up in flames when

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Resumption Of Int’l Flights: FG Bars Air France, Etihad, Others From Flying To Nigeria | See Why & Other Barred Airlines

As Nigeria plans for the resumption of international flights on Saturday September 5, the Federal Government has barred some airlines from operating in Nigeria. Speaking at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday, September 3, the

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See How Nigerian Teachers Performed In Qualification Exams

9,246 Nigerian teachers who sat for the Batch A professional qualifying exam held in July 2020, reportedly failed.  The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) said only 75%, a total of 28,094 candidates passed the exam. The council’s registrar Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye

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COVID-19: President Buhari Shares Hopeful News On Restoring Food Prices

The COVID-19 pandemic, flooding, among other issues have led to a recent spike in the prices of food items in the country but the Federal Government is offering some hope in the area. In a tweet posted on his Twitter

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Breaking! FG Gives Update On Nationwide Curfew Time, Reopening Of Schools & NYSC Camps

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the adjustment of the nationwide curfew time in place in the country. According a report by The PUNCH, the curfew which is put in place in order to restrict movement and to continue

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President Buhari Approves Date For National Youth Day In Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the declaration of November 1st of every year as the National Youth Day in Nigeria. The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, disclosed this on his Twitter handle today, Wednesday, September 2. According

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COVID-19: Presidential Task Force Cautions States On Full Reopening Of Schools

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Nigeria has warned states against rushing to reopen schools fully ahead of proposed relaxation of measures taken to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the country, PUNCH gathers. Secretary to the Government

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COVID-19: LASU Students To Resume In Batches | Find Out More

Students of the Lagos State University, LASU, are to resume in batches, starting from September. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN, made this announcement on Monday, August 31, while speaking on a radio interview. According to Vanguard, the VC

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Psychiatrists Warn Of Another Major Health Challenge The Country Will Have To Contend With After COVID-19 Is Over

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to have negative impacts on different facets of the lives of people in countries around the world, including Nigeria. One of such impacts is the increase in the number of people indulging in alcohol, especially

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COVID-19: Lagos State Schools To Reopen In September | Details

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says primary and secondary state schools in the state will be allowed to reopen effective September 21, 2020. Schools in the country have been shut since March as part of measures to curb the spread

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